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May 2011

FRANK in Chapel Hill, NC, Features Member Show & Works by Carroll Lassiter

FRANK, the Franklin Street Arts Collective in Chapel Hill, NC, will present FRANK Members Show, featuring works in a variety of media by the collective’s 70 or more artists, on view from May 10 through July 3, 2011, with a reception on May 13, starting at 6:30pm, and an exhibit of works by Carroll Lassiter on view through May 16, 2011, with a reception on May 5, starting at 6:30pm.

To characterize her work, Carroll Lassiter quotes noted landscape painter and author, John Carlson, who says, “Paint what you know.”

Lassiter considers the coastal plain of North Carolina as her “home place”, and on frequent trips to Beaufort and Edenton, is inspired by what she sees out the window, the “drive-by shots.” When she actually has to stop the car and get out to breathe in what she sees, a resulting painting is almost a certainty. Orange County farm scenes also draw her eye, as well as hard used tools, beautiful flowers, and fish.

Carefully observing and then selecting details informs her artistic process; she wants to pick and choose from a lot of visual information. Lassiter says of her art, “Watching familiar scenes change through the seasons, I am assured of a lifetime of ephemeral subjects.”

With a BFA in painting from UNC Chapel Hill, Lassiter has shown her work at the Carrboro ArtsCenter, at the Green Hill Center for NC Art in Greensboro, the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, and at various other venues locally and around the state.

For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call the gallery at 919/636-4135 or visit(

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