With a 5,000 degree sabre of flame made of liquid oxygen and propane, Jonathan Davis spins, shapes, and blows molten glass into elaborate works of art at his studio in rural Chatham County. “Much of my work is done in an anxious, scattered, unplanned, bordering haste style, if you can call it that,” said Jonathan…. Read More →
Nancy Trovillion, Assistant Director for the NC Arts Council, calls Chatham County an “arts goldmine.” We have more artists per capita than just about any other county in the tarheel state. These spotlight articles help you learn more about our unique local talents and creative voices.
Artist Jody Cedzidlo is the founder of Flytrap, a line of hand-printed botanically-themed dresses, scarves, tees, and accessories that she operates from her backyard studio in Pittsboro. Like many passions, this one started with a seed of an idea. It grew from late nights printing on a kitchen table to a full-service, family-run design and… Read More →
Elisabeth Lewis Corley of Pittsboro has been a writer and actor since age four. She started Atlanta Shakespeare Company while in her early twenties (still operating on Peachtree Street) and performed in the inaugural season of the Signature Theatre Company in New York City while in her thirties (still operating on 42nd Street). “Now I live in the woods of Chatham… Read More →
“Spawn of the East River delta, Breadfoot is as much a game of checkers as a cold beer on the stoop. Inclined to wear Red Wing boots, he likes his Whiskey neat and his eggs are always sunny side up with Tabasco.” Firecracker hats. Industrial hemp. A redneck clown noire. These things have all provided… Read More →
John Westmoreland is a native Chatham County musician who plays guitar with the band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba. John will use his Emerging Artist grant to travel to Peru to study with “curanderos” or spiritual healers who use music as a healing modality through “icaros”, or songs sung in healing ceremonies. John’s belief is that music comes from… Read More →
This is the final post in a four-part series spotlighting Chatham County Emerging Artist Grant recipients for 2014. The Emerging Artists Program is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Here’s what photographer Michael Lento had to say. What… Read More →
This is the second in a four-part series spotlighting Chatham County Emerging Artist Grant recipients for 2014. The Emerging Artists Program is a project grant program that provides financial support to developing or established professionals by funding a project pivotal to the advancement of their careers as artists. Ann Corley Silverman is a Chatham County… Read More →