The Masks of a Movement 

The puppetry art of Paperhand Puppet Intervention

in The Nicholson Gallery




Puppetry, masks and insurrection have been woven into the tapestry of the human experience since the beginning. We strive to carry on this rich tradition with our art and activism. Using dance, movement, story, song, giant puppets, painted cardboard and much more Paperhand seeks to shift the status quo from sleeping and numbing to one of awakening and creative engagement. Come by the ArtsCenter during July and get an up close look at some of the magical creations by this celebrated and award winning troupe based in Saxapahaw NC.




Opening Reception: Friday, July 14th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display July 1-August 31.

Sara Reynolds as August’s Emerging Artist

in The ArtsCenter’s Corridor




Chapel Hill, NC visual artist, Sara Reynolds, explores intuitive mark-making that covers a plethora of techniques, ideas and intentions. By experimenting with mediums such as charcoal, ink, paint, mixed media and sculptural materials, she allows herself to cover a vast range of compositions which evolve organically throughout her work. Her biggest interests come from challenging ideas and preconceived notions of what art is and can be. Reynolds’ received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of North Carolina Greensboro in 2012.


Opening Reception: Friday, August 11th 6-8pm in the Nicholson Gallery and will be held in conjunction with the 2nd Friday ArtWalk. The exhibit will be on display August 1-31.


The ArtsCenter is excited to announce its partnership with the Town of Carrboro for 2017-2018 for four exhibitions at the Town Hall. Each quarterly exhibit will feature 4-5 local artists’ work curated by Heather Gerni.


The first exhibition at the Carrboro Town Hall features Onicas Gaddis, Dawn Hummer, Karin Neuvirth, Melanie See, and Nancy Smith. The exhibit will be on display now through October. The opening reception will be held Friday, August 11th 6-9pm at the Town Hall. Additional receptions will be on the following 2nd Friday ArtWalks on September 8th and October 13th. For more information contact Heather at hgerni@artscenterlive.org.


If you are interested in exhibiting in the Nicholson Gallery at The ArtsCenter, click here for an application. Applications are accepted on a continuous basis for the Nicholson Gallery. Applications for the Emerging Artist Series will be accepted during select periods. The ArtsCenter will be accepting EAS applications again in the Spring 2017. For more information, contact the Gallery Coordinator Heather Gerni Mulaiya at hgerni@artscenterlive.org.



Annual ArtsCenter Exhibits:

  • Student Exhibit (March)
  • Instructor Exhibit (September)
  • Community Art Exhibit (December)



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