Do you He(art) hearts and Valentine’s? If you do, you’re in for a treat. Pop in to the Chatham Arts Council’s pop-up show featuring new He(art) works by local artist, Dorrie Casey. The event is taking place Saturday, February 9 from 1-4pm at the Chatham Arts Council gallery space (118 West Street, Pittsboro) to celebrate that age-old combination: art and love.
Because of her huge He(art) for art, Dorrie is very generously donating 100% of the proceeds of the sale to the Chatham Arts Council to support our mission of investing in artists and educating kids through the arts.
Dorrie, who was known as a writer, musician, and actor before exploring her talents as a visual artist, creates art out of materials such as bark, feathers, fur, cowhide, and shells. She explains, “Out of nowhere, I started making things out of the kinds of materials I found or which began to show up at my doorstep through family and friends. Immediately through this work, I fell into a deep sense of belonging, of belonging to myself.”
On Feb. 9, come celebrate Dorrie’s latest series of visual art, enjoy seasonal refreshments, and take a moment to create art of your own. The CAC will have supplies on hand to create valentines, with the help of Girl Scouts from Troop 1006, AND you can enter to win a piece from Dorrie’s “sketch” series, “Gestures of the Heart” – all in time for the season of love.
While you’re in downtown Pittsboro, pop by Deep River Mercantile to peruse their latest merchandise and continue making valentines for your loved ones. Deep River Mercantile will generously be donating a percentage of their sales that day to the Chatham Arts Council. Love for the arts is in the air in Chatham County.
Chatham County: join us to He(art) art! We hope to see you on February 9.