“The kiln opening is not just a sale—it’s an experience. Enthusiasts and loyal patrons flock to be the first in line, drawn by the promise of unique, handcrafted pieces. The… Read More →
“There’s a history behind having these kiln openings in North Carolina that goes back to the Moravians,” says Mark Hewitt. “There are even records of colonial militia men being called in to regulate the unruly pottery buying crowds back in the 1780s.”
This year’s headliners include the legendary Mavis Staples, GRAMMY award-winning reggae star Kabaka Pyramid, widely-followed Donna the Buffalo, and genre-defying Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country. The four-day festival is packed with musical talent to light up multiple stages.
We were thrilled to bring professional teaching artists into 15 schools across Chatham County in our 2022-23 Artists-in-Schools season. We’ll be announcing our 2023-24 season in the coming weeks, but… Read More →
There’s always an element of whimsy in my work. There’s always a little bit of a fairytale whimsy to it, and it just comes out, and there it is. It’s almost unintentional. It’s just there.
Photographer Lea Ciceraro, with her cascade of curly hair and her meaning-full tattoos, nestles onto a plush couch. Lea delves into her life, artistic process, and love for encaustic photography.
Ever since he was a kid, Fagan has been a doer. Want to play punk guitar? He figured it out. Want to switch to old-time guitar? He figured it out. Want to build a cabin? He figured it out. Want to build a hydroelectric generator in a stream? Want to work with wood? Glass? Want to work with metal and wood and glass? Want to build high-dollar decks and mixed-media garden gates and trellises? Want to live as you wish without compromising your ideals? He figured it out.
Pittsboro Gallery of Arts is pleased to announce it is extending its exhibit, “Tandem: Art & Poetry in Motion” through August 10th, due to the overwhelming response to this recent… Read More →
There’s a direct line for me between entrepreneurship, innovation, and creativity. So I think it’s a really important thing to evangelize.Look at my father, who had a third grade education. My father was a diesel mechanic, but at his core he was an artist and a maker. I think about how many kids, very much like my father, don’t know that creativity is a path out of poverty, a path to the world. I want to help people realize that your choice isn’t between working in retail or working at a plant. Entrepreneurship is a choice. Creativity is a driver.
Chatham County stands out among the crowd by choosing to make the transformative power of Black art and culture the centerpiece for celebrations. This year’s festival promises to be a dazzling showcase of talent, resilience, and Black excellence.