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Art at the Orange County Main Library

The Orange County Public Library is committed to supporting the arts, sharing ideas and strengthening the Orange County community through the regular exhibition of local artwork. Each year, the Main Library displays artwork from the Orange County Schools in April and May, as well as 4 to 5 additional juried exhibitions. For more information see our Art Policy.

Road Trip: Folk Art from Mike's Art Truck


Orange County Main Library

137 W. Margaret Ln; Hillsborough, NC 27278 View Map

Phone (919) 245-2525; Fax (919) 644-3003

Current Exhibit

Road Trip: Folk Art from Mike's Art Truck

January 22, 2014 - April 7, 2014

The OCPL Main Library will host a 44-piece exhibition of folk art from January 24 through April 7 in Hillsborough. “Road Trip: Folk Art from Mike’s Art Truck” is a collection of works from 16 self-taught artists as curated by Hillsborough residents Greg and Karen Mack of the virtual gallery Mike’s Art Truck.

Art Receptions

An opening reception will be held on Saturday, February 1, from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Main Library. Greg and Karen Mack will discuss the art and artists, and be available to answer questions.

A meet and greet with Hillsborough artist Sam Ezell will be Sunday, April 6, from 1 pm to 2 pm at the Main Library. Mr. Ezell's happy, colorful art has been a popular part of this exhibit. He and the Macks will close out the show with this opportunity to discuss his work and celebrate folk art.

About Mike's Art Truck

Mike’s Art Truck is a “virtual” folk art gallery that recently moved to Orange County from Atlanta, Georgia. Hillsborough residents Greg & Karen Mack promote and sell the works of a wide range of self-taught artists from their website and through cooperation with other galleries and businesses. They are excited about being a part of the community and they look forward to bringing some great folk art to the area. Named in honor of their cat Mike, there is no real truck, only an imaginary one.

Contact them on their website or by email.


Main Library Display Exhibit

The Main Library has a display cabinet located in the entry way that is used for exhibits.

Three Examples of Eastern European Decorated Eggs


Orange County Main Library, Front Lobby Display Case

137 W. Margaret Ln; Hillsborough, NC 27278 View Map

Phone (919) 245-2525; Fax (919) 644-3003

Current Display Exhibit

Eastern European Eggs

March 25, 2014 - April 25, 2014

These hand painted eggs were collected by local Hillsborough resident, Statler Gilfillen from 1998 to present. Mr. Gilfillen has prepared a website to provide support and additional information to the community. Please see below.

Fundraiser: The Great Moldavian Easter Egg Raffle

Mr. Gilfillen has donated two Moldavian hand-painted Easter Eggs to be raffled in support of the Friends of the Library.  Ticket are on sale now through April 22 for $1 for one ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The drawing will be on April 22, 2014 at 6 pm at the Main Library in Hillsborough.

For More Information

Please check out the web that was prepared just for this display at:

Sponsored by

Statler Gilfillen, Architect

Hillsborough, NC 27278