UPCOMING EVENTS:

Artist Salon with Marvin Saltzman
Thursday July 24, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm >more info

A Classical Flute and Guitar performance
Friday July 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm>more info
Gabriel Estes on acoustic guitar and Emily Greene on Flute will perform at Eno Gallery
The Flute and guitar performance is in conjunction with the current exhibition "The Abstract Landscapes of Marvin Saltzman"

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UPCOMING EXHIBITION:

'The Windows View' an Invitational group exhibition.
Opening Friday August 29, 2014. 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: August 29 to October 25 >more info

The windows in our homes demarcate a boundary between inside and outside, between what's private and what's public. The window becomes a frame for its content, a marker of difference between what is inside and outside. 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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CURRENT EXHIBITION:

The Abstract Landscapes of Marvin Saltzman

Exhibition dates: June 27 to August 17, 2014


Artist Salon with Marvin Saltzman
Thursday July 24, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm

An artists reception and talk with the artist. - Marvin Saltzman will speak about his work, inspiration and process.
There will be an open discussion with Marvin after his talk.

View work in exhibition with links to CV, and articles.

Recent reviews
The Durham Herald Sun 'Saltzman: I'm not an artist, I'm a painter' - by Blue Greenberg
Indy Week 'On the uncompromising artifice of influential local painter and professor Marvin Saltzman' - by Chris Vitiello

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.

Saltzman influenced numerous notable artists during his tenure at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill from 1967 to 1996. One of North Carolinas most influential art professors, as well as a profoundly gifted painter, Saltzman has inspired and influenced two generations of students at UNC.

Among his accolades is a North Carolina Award in the Fine Arts in 1998. As one of six recipients of the state's highest honor, the retired UNC art professor is one of three winners of the 1998 North Carolina Award with ties to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro area. The award is given by the state Department of Cultural Resources, which honored Saltzman for "his strong, passionate abstract paintings and his many years of work with UNC art students." Saltzman was on the UNC faculty for 30 years.

His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. Selected exhibitions include The Asanagawa Gallery, Kanazawa, Japan, The National Arts Club, New York, The Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, The Chrysler Museum, VA, The Spokane Art Center, WA, The Seattle Art Museum, WA and The Los Angeles Museum of Art, CA

Valee De LaDordogne



"The paintings are exuberant and playful, luxuriant and rich in color. There is a letting go, a release, although Saltzman's process remains the same. Planes, directional forms, circles, and edges are almost obscured as before, but, with vivid color heightening their traces, the glyphs become voluble."
Patricia Mathews -- Department of Art History, Oberlin College


Saltzmans older sister, Florence, was a painter and print maker. In a letter written to her cousin in the 30's she wrote:
"We were talking about having to learn technique, but while learning it, one must not lose sight of the first desire, the motive behind it all, or we would lose the justification of spending a lifetime, such a precious thing, on an ordinary article like technique.
If in the process of learning we would keep this little phrase in view it would help to keep from losing the true desire: Art is the creation, not the imitation of life."






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'The Windows View' an Invitational group exhibition.
Opening Friday August 29, 2014. 6:00 to 9:00 pm
Exhibition Dates: August 29 to October 25

The notion of seeing is already implied in the term window itself , which derives from the Middle English 'vindauga, eye of the wind' In the Latin term fenestra, notions of opening, showing, and light are implied. In its most general definition a window is an 'opening in a wall or a side of a building, ship or carriage, to admit light and air, or both, and to afford a view of what is outside or inside.' The window as an opening in a wall refers to an absence which can be filled - by a material (glass, wood etc.), by that which is seen through it, or by something rather immaterial like light or air. If defined as an absence, the window becomes a frame for its variable content, a marker of difference between what is inside and outside.

The ordinary windows in our homes demarcate a boundary between inside and outside, between what's private and what's public. The window becomes a frame for its content, a marker of difference between what is inside and outside. Looking through the window from either side crosses a boundary. The transparent glass of the window is vulnerable to both forced entry and to the curious gaze of those who pass by. We create barriers to the windows view with curtains, blinds and locks. In inner cities windows are often protected by bars creating a physical barrier to The Windows View.

The eye is the window of the soul, the mouth the door. The intellect, the will, are seen in the eye, the emotions, sensibilities, and affections, in the mouth. Hiram Powers, American sculptor 1805 - 1873

Chagall image

We appreciate sunlight falling through our windows, and are willing to pay a higher price for a home with a nice view, and decorate our windows, to exemplify the window as a place of the visual. The window can also be seen as a metaphor. The intimate relation between the window, seeing, and perception has become part of everyday language. In a home or commercial building, windows can be visualized as the eyes of the structure and a reflection of the story within. They also function as the eyes looking out on the world.
In his treatise on painting, the 15th century architect, sculptor, and painter, Leon Battista Alberti described painting as the construction of an image that resembles a window:
'First of all, on the surface on which I am going to paint, I draw a rectangle of whatever size I want, which I regard as an open window through which the subject to be painted is seen'

After Marc Chagall moved to Paris from Russia in 1910, his paintings quickly came to reflect the latest avant-garde styles... a windows view with semi-transparent overlapping planes of vivid color in the sky above the city.




The window and voyeurism: Rear Window image
There are numerous ambiguities presented by the windows view, not the least of which is the viewer as voyeur. There is a long history of this in painting and since the 1890's in film. Alfred Hitchcock dealt with the subject famously in his 1954 classic "Rear Window" where James Stewart is drawn irresistibly into becoming a voyeur from inside his apartment through his window and into the private world behind another apartment's window. In viewing the film we join in the role of voyeur.




Fritz Lang directed a striking mise-en-scene in the 1944 film 'The Woman in the Window'.
Psychology Professor Richard Wanley (Edward G. Robinson) stops at a storefront and views a painting through the shop window: a striking oil portrait of Alice Reed (Joan Bennet). On a quiet and lonely night he returns to view the object of desire behind the shop window and encounters Ms. Reed who is standing near the painting viewing people who are viewing her portrait.
Ambiguities abound ...The window shares it's view in both directions.

Nighthaws imageEdwin Hopper is an artist that is famous for his voyeuristic paintings. His iconic 'Nighthawks' portrays this starkly. Painted in 1942, The scene is the interior of a restaurant, but who is the person not in the painting? It is of course you - the viewer or the voyeur looking through the window. Hopper said 'Nighthawks has more to do with the possibility of predators in the night than with loneliness'

Reviewing Hoppers work, the New York Post wrote in 1932: 'He likes to look in windows and see people standing there in the light at night. He likes to ride the ells. He would like to get into the apartments but there's no excuse.'

Hopper Evening Wind
Perhaps less well known is Hoppers sketch from 1921 titled 'Evening Wind' in which a naked woman on a bed turns away from the viewer to look out the window as the wind blows open the curtain exposing her to the windows view.

She has chosen and is self aware of being unclothed, and is clearly aware of her vulnerability to being watched. The artist we assume had permission to draw the woman but what of the other viewers? She gazes outside in full knowledge that she also can be viewed from outside... Is she secretly thrilled with the parted curtains exposure or suddenly modest? Either way, as in Fritz Langs film, the window shares it's view in both directions.

In granting the artist permission to paint her she has given tacit permission to you to share in 'The Windows View'.


We look forward to each of the exhibiting artists interpretations of this ambiguous theme. We invite you to share in this exhibition of 'The Windows View'.

Mark Donley 2014



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A Classical Flute and Guitar performance
Friday July 25 fron 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Gabriel Estes Emily Greene imageGabriel Estes on acoustic guitar and Emily Greene on Flute will perform at Eno Gallery
This is an opportunity to see these emerging artists in an intimate setting. Each of these talented musicians have made numerous public performances. Emily Greene has performed with the Elon University Orchestra and the The Elon University Flute Ensemble, directed by Linda Cykert.
The Elon University Orchestra's performance at McCrary Theatre garnered this praise: "The best playing of the evening came with two short works..."
"...highlight instrumental solos for the Shostakovich were (among others) flutist Emily Greene."

William Thomas Walker - The Classical Voice of North Carolina

The Flute and guitar performance is in conjunction with the current exhibition 'The Abstract Landscapes of Marvin Saltzman'



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

'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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