Featured Exhibit

Read what our fea­tured artists say about their work in the Fea­tured Art Exhib­it, OCAG Pre­view Show:

oct 22 — nov 11
OPENING RECEPTION,  Fri­day, Octo­ber 26th, 6 — 9 pm

Hills­bor­ough Gallery mem­bers Lin­da Carmel, Ali Givens, Mar­cy Lans­man, Eduar­do Lapeti­na, Alice Levin­son, Ellie Rein­hold, Mike Sale­mi, Jason Smith, and Pringle Tee­tor are includ­ed in a pre­view show for the Orange Coun­ty Stu­dio Tour.

This marks the 24th year that the Orange Coun­ty Artists Guild will host its Annu­al Open Stu­dio Tour. Dur­ing the first two week­ends in Novem­ber, more than eighty artists locat­ed through­out Orange Coun­ty, includ­ing Chapel Hill, Car­rboro, Hills­bor­ough, and sur­round­ing areas will be par­tic­i­pat­ing in this juried event and open­ing their stu­dios to vis­i­tors who will dis­cov­er where the cre­ative design hap­pens!

For the eighth year, Pringle Tee­tor and Lin­da Carmel will be show­ing togeth­er at Carmel’s home stu­dio, 101 Hunt­ing­ton Dri­ve, Chapel Hill, #53 on the tour. Pringle’s blown glass and Linda’s tex­tured paint­ings com­ple­ment each oth­er per­fect­ly. There will be plen­ty to see and touch.

Ali Givens returns to the stu­dio tour for her sec­ond year. Ali cre­ates fab­ric col­lages that are land­scapes, cityscapes and still lifes sewn from hand-paint­ed cot­ton, col­or­ful batiks and oth­er nat­ur­al fibers. Her stu­dio is #12 on the tour locat­ed at 3611 Mijos Lane, Chapel Hill.

Mar­cy Lans­man returns to the tour for her 13th year. Her stu­dio, #35, is locat­ed at 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Apt. 198, Chapel Hill. Mar­cy paints with acrylics and her work has evolved from real­is­tic to more abstract, expres­sive of per­son­al insights and emo­tions.

Eduar­do Lapeti­na’s stu­dio is locat­ed at 318 North Estes Dri­ve, Chapel Hill, #54 on the tour map. This is his tenth year par­tic­i­pat­ing on the tour. Lapeti­na will show new abstract paint­ings with vibrant col­ors and in var­i­ous sizes includ­ing very large pieces. His paint­ings are worked in com­plete soli­tude. They rep­re­sent the dis­cov­er­ies of the uncon­scious mind. In the artist’s words, “They hold the promise of dreams, visions, fears, and the mag­ic of a pri­vate, secret lan­guage.”

Ellie Rein­hold is join­ing the tour for the sixth year. She is #60 on the tour and will wel­come you at her stu­dio off Roo­sevelt Dri­ve in Chapel Hill, in the neigh­bor­hood across from Cafe Dri­ade. Reinhold’s explores vibrant land­scapes using col­or, brush­work, and icon­ic imagery.

Michael Sale­mi is a wood­turn­er who is show­ing joint­ly with Miri­am Sagasti at her stu­dio (#21). Michael’s work includes both tra­di­tion­al wood­turn­ing forms: bowls, plates and plat­ters, and unusu­al pieces such as ike­banas.

Alice Levin­son will be exhibit­ing her con­tem­po­rary wall-hung tex­tile pieces. Each is rich in col­or and tex­ture, and com­posed of hand-dyed fab­ric, dense­ly sewn. Her stu­dio is #16 on the map, 3604 Pas­ture Road, Hills­bor­ough.

Jason Smith cre­ates one of a kind met­al sculp­tures in steel and cop­per using reclaimed mate­r­i­al. His sculp­ture is abstract. The manip­u­la­tion of form in space allows the view­er to feel rhythm and move­ment in his com­po­si­tions. Jason’s stu­dio is #3 on the map, 1709 NC HWY 86N, Hills­bor­ough.

OCAG’s Open Stu­dio Tour is a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty for art lovers from Orange Coun­ty and beyond to meet artists in their places of work, to view and pur­chase art direct­ly from the artist, and in many instances to watch as artists demon­strate how they cre­ate their pieces. Stu­dio Tour brochures and maps of par­tic­i­pants’ stu­dios are avail­able at the Hills­bor­ough Gallery of Arts and oth­er area loca­tions or on the Guild WEBSITE

Many artists on this year’s tour will have work in the OCAG Pre­view Exhib­it at the Hills­bor­ough Gallery of Arts. Their work will be on dis­play from Octo­ber 22 through Novem­ber 11, 2018. This pre­view show is a won­der­ful oppor­tu­ni­ty for a first look at the work on the tour and can help you plan your tour route.


 Video of JASON SMITH’S com­mis­sioned work at Berlin, Mary­land