Altered Chapel Hill Art Installation

December 5 - January 5, 2020
Gallery 109

Altered Chapel Hill

An Installation by Wendy Spitzer

In celebration of Chapel Hill’s 200th anniversary celebration, artist Wendy Spitzer (a.k.a Felix Obelix) has created altered vintage postcards from unusual images and elements of Chapel Hill’s recent and distant past. These pieces will be on display in addition to community creations, which were made at two art workshops that happened this past fall.

Contribute to an Altered Chapel Hill postcard by visiting the Gallery and leaving your mark on an unaltered image on display!

You may have noticed some of Spitzer’s creations on the Chapel Hill Transit bus stop located at Ridge St. as part of the Art + Transit project.

POP-UP GALLERY HOURS: 

Thursday, December 5, 2019 – Sunday, January 5, 2020 

Thursdays – Sundays | 12 – 6 PM

Gallery 109 at 109 East Franklin Street, Chapel Hill 

*** Join us for a special reception during 2nd Friday ArtWalk on December 13 from 6-9 PM.

***Gallery 109 will be closed the week of December 23 and will reopen on January 2.

 

About Wendy Spitzer:

Wendy Spitzer is an interdisciplinary artist with a diverse output spanning music composition and performance, visual and community artmaking, writing, research, and modes of participatory inquiry. Her projects have been funded by Raleigh Arts; Downtown Durham, Inc.; the Durham Arts Council; the Orange County Arts Commission; the Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology; and the Strowd Roses Foundation. Under the moniker Felix Obelix, she has released two albums of original compositions: The Tick of the Clock, the Beat in the Chest on the Pox World Empire label (2010) and The Ringtone Album on the Potluck Foundation label (2013). Other experiences have included a time capsule project, a traveling sound installation on mental health, a community-building video experience, the organization of a genre-bending music festival, original scores composed and performed live to silent films, a choir commission, theatre and soundtrack scoring, as well as solo and group visual art shows. She has a Bachelor’s degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree from Goldsmiths College, University of London (UK), which culminated in a final thesis entitled, Trust Them With Your Weird and Strange Notes: An Arts-Based Research Perspective on Vulnerability and the Social Dynamic in Creative Collaboration. For more information, visit felixobelix.com.

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