Local artisan group exhibits at HSL this summer

Six Chatham County artists share their art with the Health Sciences Library in an exhibit called “ArtBrake.”

Starting June 11, the Health Sciences Library (HSL) will feature six Chatham County artists in an exhibit known as “ArtBrake.” The art ranges from sculpture made from gourds, jewelry, paintings and woodworking, and is on display on the first and second floors of the HSL until August 31. "ArtBrake" is the product of a group of artists who collaborated on a two-day tour of local artisans’ studios. The first tour was in 2012 and included four Chatham County based studios, all centrally located near the Frosty Trading Post. The group recently completed its second studio tour and has grown to include eleven artists with a variety of art forms. The name comes from the group's motto, “if you see a sign for art on the side of the road, brake!”

All of the art on display is available for sale. Contact Karen Crowell for a list of prices. Learn more about ArtBrake and its artists.

Artists include:

• Linda Andersonoil and watercolor paintings

• Louise Bippart Hobbs, jewelry made from exotic beads from around the world

• Carol Kroll, painted and embellished objects and jewelry made from homegrown gourds

• Christie Minchew2-D and 3-D mixed fiber art

• Chuck Minchew, open-air woodworking with fine woods gleaned from local sites

• Dick Seedwood sculpture and murals


Neptune, by Carol Kroll 

- See more at: http://hsl.lib.unc.edu/news2014/1402411527#sthash.NdP8mQb0.dpuf