Member exclusive! Collectors’ House Tour: John + Molly Chiles

By CAM Raleigh | September 16, 2012

Presented by CAM/now

CAM Raleigh Members: Enjoy an afternoon of art, architecture and champagne! Join us for an exclusive tour of local art collectors John and Molly Chiles’ home in Raleigh. 

The tour will include a short introduction by the homeowners, a self-directed walk through the home’s impressive art collection and architectural design, and a champagne toast.  Proceeds from this fundraiser event will support future CAM Raleigh exhibitions and programming.

Don't miss this unique opportunity! Space is limited, so register online by October 9.  Free to register; suggested entry donation at the event is $25/ individual, $40/couple. Not yet a member? Learn more about the benefits of joining the museum here

About the collectors:
John and Molly Chiles first developed an interest in art by visiting the Art Institute of Chicago while in graduate school in Chicago. After an initial phase of buying art that matched the sofa, they bought their first piece of serious art—a tabletop sculpture by Louise Nevelson. In the 30 years since, they have added to their collection whenever their finances allowed.

Prior to moving to Raleigh, the Chiles spent 26 years in Toledo, where the combination of the Toledo Museum’s collection, friendships with museum staff and the resources available to museum members allowed their knowledge and interest in art and architecture to grow. When they decided to move to North Carolina in retirement, their charge to the architects of Tonic Design was to build a modernist house that would allow the couple to live with their paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture. The overriding focus of design was that aesthetics should trump everything else.

The collection consists primarily of artists of the couple’s generation, with some notable exceptions. The earliest pieces are small drawings by Jackson Pollock and Hans Hoffmann. More recent pieces include a painting by Roxy Paine and a sculpture by Aaron Curry. When possible they have collected more than one piece by an artist. Examples are works by Anselm Kiefer, Elizabeth Murray and Gerhard Richter.

Textiles Workshop: Visual Debate/Weaving Imagery

By CAM Raleigh | September 15, 2012

Textiles Workshop: Visual Debate / Weaving Imagery
with instructor Shelley Smith
Part of CAM Raleigh's Art to Wear and Textiles Workshop Series

Click HERE to register online today!

This workshop is open to participants ages 13 and up.

Part of CAM Raleigh's Art to Wear and Textiles Workshop Series. In this workshop, students will learn how to print images on fabric using a common ink jet printer. Students will create a unique, juxtaposed piece by weaving together two of their fabric prints. In keeping with the CAM Raleigh exhibition Your Land / My Land: Election '12 by Jonathan Horowitz, participants will have the opportunity to create their own art piece to visually explore contrasting ideas and images through a woven "visual debate".

Participants may bring their own images, or may choose from an available selection at the workshop. All other materials will be provided. This workshop is open to ages 13 and up, so adults and teen are encouraged to attend. Come with a friend or family member and enjoy an afternoon of art making together! This project is suitable for any skill level. Participants will go home with a unique piece of art that is sure to be a great conversation starter. If you have ever been curious about fiber arts, CAM Raleigh workshops, or have just been wanting to make something, we encourage you to register today!

Shelley Smith is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Raleigh, North Carolina. Smith primarily uses textiles as her medium but often incorporates fiber with other sculptural elements. She combines traditional and contemporary techniques to create work that speaks to the nature of private versus public identity, as well as humans' relationship to the wild. Smith received a Bachelor of Art + Design with a concentration in Fibers and Suface Design from North Carolina State University College of Design and has taught students at CAM Raleigh Summer Studios, NCSU Design Camp, and the after-school art program New Sense Studios, of which she is a co-founder.

NC State Students, Faculty and Staff: Receive a $10 off discount by entering your Unity ID in the "Special Codes" field of our registration form. Click the link below!

Click HERE to register online today!

At this time we are only able to accept payment by check. Once you have registered online, you may mail your check for the amount listed above (made out to NCSU) to:

CAM Raleigh
c/o Julia Rice
409 W Martin Street
Raleigh, NC 27603

Thank you for your interest in our workshops. We hope to see you soon!

CAM Raleigh is a non-collecting museum that explores what’s now and presents an always-changing museum experience. CAM Raleigh is a collaboration between the Contemporary Art Foundation, the community of Raleigh and North Carolina State University’s College of Design. CAM Raleigh is generously supported by the Contemporary Art Foundation, North Carolina State University, individual and corporate members, private and corporate foundations, and government agencies. CAM Raleigh is located at 409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603, between Harrington and West streets and in the heart of Raleigh’s Depot National Register Historic District and Warehouse District. CAM Raleigh has a parking lot; additional parking is available at metered spots on the street or at the Davie Street Parking Lot located at 201 W. Davie Street. Information about CAM Raleigh’s exhibitions, programs, and special events is available on the CAM Raleigh website at or by phone at 919.513.0946. Follow @camraleigh on twitter.

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