CURRENT ENO GALLERY EXHIBITION:


'On the Wing'

Alicia Armstrong - Molly Cliff Hilts - Tinka Jordy - Marlise Newman

Opening Reception Friday October 28 from 6 to 9:00 pm

Exhibition dates October 28 - November 27, 2016

This exhibition features four artists that have created works speaking to the theme 'On the Wing'.

Alicia Armstrong - Tinka Jordy - Molly Cliff Hilts - Marlise Newman

We share a connection with birds every day through their song
and our wonder at their ability
to slip the bonds of earth and take flight
Their migrations mark the rhythm of the seasons.
With associations of freedom on the wing,
they have been an inspiration throughout history.


RECENT CURRENT ENO GALLERY EXHIBITION:

'Under the Burning Sun'


Kenneth Nkosi

b. 1957 South Africa

Eno Gallery is hosting renowned South African Artist Kenneth Nkosi for a premier US solo exhibition.

Public Reception Friday September 30 from 6 to 9:00 pm

Invitational reception and artist talk Wednesday September 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Exhibition dates: September 30 - November 13, 2016

This is the premier solo exhibition of renowned South African artist Kenny Nkosi in the United States.

Kenneth 'Kenny' Nkosi was born 1957 in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Nkosi lived under South African apartheid from birth until he was 37 years old in 1994 when Apartheid was overcome. Presently living in Jabulani Soweto, Nkosi has two daughters and five grand children.
Nkosi works with fabric to create extraordinary textile collages on canvas depicting life in South Africa.

Kenneth 'Kenny' Nkosi was born 1957 in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa. Nkosi lived under South African apartheid from birth until he was 37 years old in 1994 when Apartheid was overcome. Presently living in Jabulani Soweto, Nkosi has two daughters and five grand children.
Nkosi works with fabric to create extraordinary textile collages on canvas depicting life in South Africa.
View a video of Kenny Nkosi at Eno Gallery talking about his work here

Read more about this exhibition and view images here


Kenneth Nkosi View a video of Kenny Nkosi at Eno Gallery talking about his work here

Blue Greenberg, art critic for the Durham Herald Sun described the painting 'The Roaster' : "The layers of yellow fabric make a strong face with her eyes ringed in deep circles and a mouth pursed with bits of brown fabric. The chicken, plumped up with snippets of yellow, orange and red scraps, is held tenderly in hands of brown cotton"
Read the entire review here...

Kenny Nkosi says: "The journey of my life raises the metaphor of fatherhood. In the beginning there was darkness in the female womb. Growing under that circumstances not knowing that one day there will be lightness and able to see the rainbow nation universally.

That was the beginning of My Ghetto Life. Raised by the single mother under the stars and diamond sky.

Whatever she does, to make a living I was at her back, under difficult circumstances and harsh laws imposed on them. I'm talking about ma (my mother). During my birth, I was welcome by warm hands by the family. According to my culture, a Cleansing Ceremony takes place to the female who gave birth. Inviting friends and neighbors to celebrate by slaughtering the goat and celebrate with the ancestors.

The harsh laws of apartheid with Divide and Rule system never distract Ma to raise her children. With her Shared Thoughts and love, she made sure that I get an education to understand the past and the future and have wisdom.

Survival is the must to make artistic living Under the Burning Sun."

Kenneth Nkosi - 2016


Note:underlined words refer to the titles of paintings in the exhibition.



The Roaster - Kenneth Nkosi - textile on canvas


Kenneth Nkosi

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of all at the South African small business development department,
whose generous assistance helped make this exhibition possible.





Eno Gallery Exhibition openings

Eno Gallery hosts exhibition openings on the Last Friday of each month during Hillsborough Last Fridays Art walk and free concert series

Eno Gallery Past Exhibitions

'Southern Summer Exhibition'

This exhibition celebrates summer with selected works from gallery artists. Exhibition dates: July 29 - August 21, 2016
Summer is the zen master The heat urges us to slow down, to breath deeply slowly, To meditate in the shade and quietly recall memories of summers past
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'Donn Young'

'A 46 Year Retrospective of Photo Essays' Exhibition dates: June 24 - July 24
This exhibition pays tribute to Donn Youngs upcoming permanent installation in The Power of Place Gallery at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Donn Young has been a professional photographer for 46 years.
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'Alicia Armstrong'

'Half a World Away' Exhibition dates: April 29 - June 19, 2016
A solo exhibition of new paintings. Armstrong paints primarily on wood panels using graphite, oil, and charcoal; her process produces highly textural works, whose layers convey the beauty and struggle of movement and transition,
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'Alice Ballard'

'My Mother Took the Ming Rose Out of the Cradle' Exhibition dates: March 25 - April 24, 2016
A solo exhibition of new ceramic work. Alice Ballard, a nationally recognized ceramicist received her Bachelor of Science in Design in 1967 from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Arts in painting in 1968 at the University of Michigan.
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'Jennifer Miller'

'Wild Ponies' Exhibition dates: Feb 26 to March 19,2016
A North Carolina native and lifelong painter, Miller's work is in many prestigious collections and has garnered numerous awards throughout her career.
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'Eno 2016'

Group Exhibition Exhibition dates: January 15, 2015 to Feb 21, 2016
Eno Gallery celebrates our 6th year with a group exhibition by Eno Gallery artists featuring a selection of some of their finest works.
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'Celebrating 40 Years'

Nancy Tuttle May November 27, 2015 to Jan. 15,2016
'Celebrating 40 years' is a marker of the number of years Nancy has made a living from her extraordinary art - and that is truly something to celebrate!
This will be our annual Holiday Celebration with all Eno Gallery artists work and featuring the work of Nancy Tuttle May
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'Carolina Impressions'

Michael Brown solo exhibition October 39 to Nov. 29, 2015
Michael Brown, b.1955 - a Chapel Hill NC native, received a Bachelor of Fine Arts at The University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1977,where he was honored as a North Carolina Fellow. Brown worked at The Guggenheim Museum in New York from 1979 to 1981, designing and implementing art programming. Brown has been working as a professional artist for 38 years.
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'Fine Southern Clay'

Invitational Exhibition September 25, 2015 to January 15, 2016
The exhibition features 21 of some of the finest contemporary clay artists in the South. Artists from Virginia, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and beyond are represented. The work includes both Studio Ceramics and Sculptural Clay
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'Time - Out'

Tezh Modarressi August 28 to October 25,2015
"Tezh Modarressi's small-scale paintings... are psychologically charged ...showers of sunlight can't help but recall Vermeer, they're calming amid the shadows and emptiness of many of her rooms."
Cate McQuaid - The Boston Globe
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'Birdland'

Tim Turner and Molly Cliff Hilts June 26 to August 23, 2015
Birdland - a two person exhibition with Tim Turner and Molly Cliff Hilts at Eno Gallery
This exhibition brings together two artists that explore their vision of avian life through their paintings and drawings.
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'Conjured Ghosts'

Julyan Davis April 24, to June 21, 2015
Julyan Davis is a British-born artist who has painted the South for 26 years. This exhibition brings together new landscapes of North Carolina and figurative studies from his traveling museum exhibit of murder ballad paintings.
He received his art training at the Byam Shaw School of Art in London.
Exhibited internationally, Recent acquisitions include the Gibbes Museum, The Greenville Museum of Art, The Morris Museum and the NC Governor's Mansion.
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'The Windows View'

Invitational Exhibition August 29 to October 26, 2014
17 contemporary artists from throughout the country present their personal interpretations of "The Windows View" at Eno Gallery. This intriguing theme is represented with works that are abstract, metaphorical, and representational.
The windows in our homes demarcate a boundary between inside and outside, between what's private and what's public. Whether looking in or looking out, whether representational, abstract or metaphorical this evocative exhibition will allow you the opportunity to become the viewer and perhaps the voyeur in each artist's interpretation of 'The Windows View'.
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'The Abstract Landscapes of Marvin Saltzman'

Marvin Saltzman June 27 to August 24, 2014
Marvin Saltzman's distinguished career spans more than 60 years. Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1931, Saltzman studied at The University of Chicago and The Art Institute of Chicago from 1954 to 1956. He received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern California in 1959.
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'The Figure - in Oil, Encaustic and Clay'

Alicia Armstrong - Molly Cliff Hilts - Tinka Jordy April 25 to June 22,2014
Three contemporary artists interpret the figure in 3 different mediums
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'The 20th Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational at Garden Art Gallery'

Eleven exhibiting sculptors May 3rd 4th and May 10,2014
The 20th Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational is a juried sculpture exhibition created by Tinka Jordy and Mark Donley in 1994. For 20 years we are both humbled and honored to have shared our gardens and grounds with some of the most exceptional contemporary sculptors we know.
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'Real and Surreal'

Robert Johnson 'Last Friday' February 28 to April 19,2014
A solo exhibition of realistic Botanical sketches and Surreal Landscape Paintings.
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Botanical's in Nature Workshop at Historic Moorefields

Join renowned artist Robert Johnson and botanist Ken Moore for this limited registration hands on three day Workshop 'Last Friday' April 17 through April 19, 2014
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"Ma - The Space Between"

Akira Satake and Barbara Zaretsky 'Last Friday' January 31, 2014 to February 23, 2014
A two person exhibition featuring ceramist, Akira Satake,and textile artist Barbara Zaretsky exploring the Japanese concept of MA - "What is not there becomes, in its absence - as important to the meaning of the piece as what remains."
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ENO 2013

New work by Eno Gallery Artists 'Last Friday' November 29, 2013 to January 26, 2014
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On and Off the Wall

Alice Ballard and Roger Dalrymple:
New ceramic sculptures and vessels.
'Last Friday' September 27 to November 17, 2013
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Symphonic Dreamscapes

Vicki Grants Dreamscapes incorporate low voltage and fiber optic lighting within her intriguing wall sculptures. One is drawn in to explore the visual opportunities that a natural agate slice or a nautilus shell has as light travels thru its core. 'Last Friday' August 30 to September 22, 2013
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Vision and Voice - The Marriage of Pen and Palette

Poetry readings by Sheridan Bushnell inspired by Kristin Gibson and Mike Hoyt's exhibition 'Broad Strokes' Thursday evening June 20,2013
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Mike Hoyt and Kristin Gibson - 'Broad Strokes'

an exhibition by two artists that share a style of painting that embrace bold vibrant strokes and generous color 'Last Friday' May 31 through June 26, 2013
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Vision and Voice the Marriage of Pen and Palette"

Poetry readings by Sheridan Bushnell inspired by Michael Browns paintings. Thursday evening May 16, 2013
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Michael Brown "Up Close and Far Away"

New paintings Through May 26, 2013
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Jamie Kirkpatrick

An exhibition of new soda and wood-fired vessels and sculptural ceramics in the lower gallery Through May 26, 2013
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The 19th Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Invitational

"For 19 years we are both humbled and honored to have shared our gardens with some of the most exceptional contemporary sculptors we know." Saturday, May 4 to Saturday, May 11
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The Art of the Contemporary Still Life

7 Southern Artists interpret the Contemporary Still Life. January 25 - February 17, 2013
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Transcendent Journeys

Tinka Jordy: An exhibition of new life size and smaller figurative sculptures in high fired stoneware. 'Last Friday' October 26 - December 30, 2012
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Artist Favorites

A group exhibition of new paintings that Eno Gallery artists have chosen as one of their current favorite works. 'Last Friday' October 26 - December 30, 2012
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Inked Yarn

Claudia Schmitz-Esser: New woodcut prints 'Last Friday' September 28 to October 21, 2012
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Near And Far

Mike Hoyt: New oil paintings 'Last Friday' August 31 to October 21, 2012
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Cooley & Polseno

Jacob Cooley: landscape painting &
Donna Polseno: ceramic figurative sculpture
'Last Friday' June 29 to August 25, 2012
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Nick Joerling

Nick Joerling: Featured Ceramic Artist 'Last Friday' June 29 to August 26, 2012
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Right & Left

Jennifer Miller: Featured Visual Artist 'Last Friday' May 25 to June 24, 2012
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Surface Tension

Two person exhibition featuring
Vicki Essig and Daniel Essig
'Last Friday' May 25 to June 24, 2012
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Lines of Communication

Eight artists share their interpretations of "Lines of Communication". 'Last Friday' April 27, 2012 to May 22, 2012
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Totems and Talismans

Eleven artists exhibit their contemporary interpretations of 'Totems and Talismans' 'Last Friday' February 24, 2012 to April 22, 2012
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Metaphors of Containment

Donna Polseno: Featured ceramic artist. 'Last Friday' February 24, 2012 to April 22, 2012
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Spring Forth

Shannon Bueker: Featured visual artist 'Last Friday' March 30, 2012 - April 24, 2012
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Steel Canvas

A solo exhibition by Robert Gardner. 'Last Friday' January 27, 2012 to February 21, 2012
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2011 Holiday Celebration

A group exhibit of stunning work by 30 of our finest artists. 'Last Friday' November 25, 2011
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Fragile and Strong

A solo exhibition of new hand-woven framed fiber art by Vicki Essig 'Last Friday' October 28, 2011 thru November 22, 2011
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Carolina Landscapes

Michael Brown solo exhibition. 'Last Friday' October 28, 2011 thru November 22, 2011
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Crossing Paths

A solo exhibition of Lisa Creeds's new abstract paintings. 'Last Friday' September 30, 2011 thru October 25, 2011
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Regardless of what you think...

A solo exhibition of Morag Charlton's new paintings. 'Last Friday' August 26, 2011 thru September 25, 2011
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Vision & Voice - The marriage of pen and palette

A poetic journey through Nancy Tuttle May's vibrant solo exhibition at Eno Gallery with Author/Poet Sheridan Bushnell and artist Nancy Tuttle May. July 29, 2011 at 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm
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35 Years of Inspiration

A solo exhibition of mixed media paintings on canvas by Nancy Tuttle May. 'Last Friday' June 24, 2011 - August 20, 2011
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Best in the West Clay Invitational

An exhibition of ceramic work by Akira Satake 'Last Friday' June 24, 2011 - August 20, 2011
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Dreamscapes

A solo exhibition of sculptural wall pieces and vessels by Vicki Grant 'Last Friday' May 27, 2011 - June 21, 2011
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Places We Come From

A solo exhibition of paintings by Melissa Miller. 'Last Friday' April 29, 2011 - May 24, 2011
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Shared Spaces

A solo exhibition of paintings by Shannon Bueker. 'Last Friday' March 25, 2011 - April 26, 2011
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Animals We Keep

A group exhibition of painting and sculpture depicting 'Animals We Keep'. 'Last Friday' February 25, 2011 - March 23, 2011
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Outside In

A group exhibition inspired by nature 'Last Friday' January 28, 2011 - February 22, 2011
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Eno Gallery

Contemporary Fine Art in the Triangle
Eno Gallery serves the Triangle region of North Carolina and is located in the heart of historic downtown Hillsborough on the corner of Churton and West King Streets.
Featuring nationally recognized artists from throughout the country and the triangle region. Work on display includes paintings, sculpture and contemporary ceramics. Eno Gallery serves Hillsborough, Durham, Carrboro, Chapel Hill and Raleigh, NC. "one of the finest contemporary art galleries in the triangle"