Sunday, November 8, 2009
The Artery's Background
Founded in the fall of 2009 by Hallie Ringle, Natalia Davila and Gavin Hackeling, the Artery is a gallery for and by students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Located in a donated storefront that formerly housed a bar, the Artery was transformed into a gallery space in a few weeks through the efforts of a dedicated group of students and contributions from the community. Twenty artists submitted nearly one hundred pieces to be considered for the first show. On November 6 the Artery opened its doors to an enthusiastic public for the first time.