The ongoing pandemic has impacted everyone, but maybe kids most of all–so many months of not being in school, not interacting with friends in person, and just not being able… Read More →
Artists-in-Schools 2021-22 Season Begins!
The beauty of art is that it speaks to different people in myriad ways. Not only do the arts have the ability to bring one joy or spark innovation, they… Read More →
Who Values Arts: The Jester Group
The Jester Group at Baird is a wealth management group that vows to partner with its clients to build an enduring relationship based on trust and integrity. The company fosters… Read More →
Who Values Arts: Dorrie Casey and Archie Purcell
Dorrie Casey and Archie Purcell have lived in Chatham County for 40 years. Dorrie, a visual artist who makes incredible pieces from found objects, lives and breathes the arts. It… Read More →
Oh, What a Year! Virtual Artists-OUTSIDE-Schools Residencies Reach Nearly 2,000 Kids!
When the pandemic swept through the world in 2020, it hit us like a ton of bricks. Halfway through an amazing line-up of teaching artists for our Artists-in-Schools Initiative, we… Read More →
ClydeFEST in the Wild 2021: Where There’s a Will, There’s a Way!
With COVID still a concern, we were not sure how we could possibly bring the glittery, messy fun that is ClydeFEST to this community. But the solace and hope that… Read More →
Who Values Arts: Betty Wilson
Betty Wilson exudes creativity. She was a Kindergarten teacher at Pittsboro Elementary for 10 years at a time when there was only a list of general skills her pupils needed… Read More →
Taking Artists-in-Schools to Students Across Chatham with Online Arts Videos
Many members of the Chatham Arts Council’s staff now find themselves with children schooling at home. You too? If so, we have some exciting new arts curricula to share with… Read More →
Artists-in-Schools: Pittsboro Elementary School Embraces Every Beat with West African Musician Diali Cissokho
Diali (pronounced “Jelly”) Cissokho arrives at Pittsboro Elementary School bright and early. He has 25 drums to unload and set up so that he’s ready to teach 3rd grade classes… Read More →
Artists-in-Schools: The Power of Ancient Dance Takes Hold of J.S. Waters School with Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana
The excitement builds at J.S. Waters School as students eagerly await their performance. They’re sitting in neat rows on the floor, not exactly sure of what they’re here to see,… Read More →