Virtual Art Exhibit - Katharine Whalen

The Town of Carrboro's Arts Committee presents a virtual art exhibition by Katharine Whalen. 

Katharine Whalen’s Show Posters

Exhibit dates: July 22, 2021 – October 7, 2021

Opening Reception is held in conjunction with 2nd Friday ArtWalk:

Friday August 13th, 2021 from 6-9pm. In-person / Live music

An additional reception is tentatively scheduled during the Carrboro Music Festival: September 26th.

Carrboro Century Center: 100 North Greensboro Street Carrboro, NC 27510


“I have always loved and admired show posters, they feel like a good luck charm to me and a great way to convey important information about interesting events. I started making my own years ago because of creative drive and musician frugality, the act of walking around stapling them up is a punk joy and you think, I hope someone sees this and comes to the show! Ron Liberti was a huge influence for me early on, also, Maira Kalman, Toulouse

Lautrec and Mike Benson.” -Katharine Whalen

ABOUT (Source: Wikipedia)
Katharine Whalen is a musician, singer and songwriter originally from Greenville, North Carolina. She is best known for her contributing vocals, banjo and ukulele as a member of the Chapel Hill jazz band Squirrel Nut Zippers, a group that she founded in 1993 with then-husband Jimbo Mathus.

After the breakup of Squirrel Nut Zippers, Whalen released an album on Mammoth called Katharine Whalen's Jazz Squad. She took part in Zippers revival tours during the years 2007–09. Since then she has been a member of the bands Swedish Wood Patrol and Certain Seas.

To view the images, see the slide show below. Images should change every ~10 seconds. 

*All artwork by Katharine Whalen. Image Credits: Marcela Slade