Since the beginning, art has been an important element of the atmosphere at Crook’s Corner.
The dining room is a gallery that features local artists each month — upcoming and well-known alike. We’re fortunate to have a very talented community of local artists and artisans to choose from. With every exhibit the dining room and bar take on a new look and feel. Price lists for each art exhibit can be found at the bar, and Crook’s does not charge a commission.
March 2020: Kathy Miles Morgan
This March we welcome Chapel Hill artist, Kathy Miles Morgan. Kathy studied Studio Art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and loves doing nature related art, portraits, abstract art and murals. Kathy is a member of the North Carolina Pastel Society and the Orange County Artists Guild.
January ~ Richard Kinnaird
February ~ Louis St. Lewis
March ~ Kathy Miles Morgan
April ~ Hannah Jewell
May ~ Jake Brower
June ~ Crook’s Corner Staff
July ~ Cindy Michelotti
August ~ Julia Christy
September ~ Anna Christina de la Iglesia
October ~ John Bare
November ~ Mark Elliot
December ~ Elaine O’Neil
About the pig and other sculptures
Bob Gaston’s life size Pink Pig hovers over the entrance and marks your entry or exit to Chapel Hill on Franklin Street depending on which direction you’re driving. Fortunately, no one has stolen the Pig in some time.
On the patio, the water fountain sculpted by Bob Gaston drowns away the sounds of a bustling Franklin Street. Originally, a herd of wooden critters by local folk artist Clyde Jones convened upon the rooftop, but with the years they decomposed and are gone. A few of Clyde’s critters still hide among the bamboo, as well as a multicolored dog near the front door. One critter, Pink Elephant, is a permanent resident at the end of the bar and was given to Gene by Clyde’s Mother.