ClydeFEST 2018 was full of laughter, creative art, cool critters, fun games, and a welcoming community spirit! Even while we’re still smiling and excited about all of that, we’re looking forward to what next year will bring! Whether you came out to witness local folk artist Clyde Jones carve a critter for auction, watch performances… Read More →
This month’s “Meet This Artist” is written by guest blogger Elisabeth Lewis Corley. Something about this sylph who is also a fierce arts community fixture begins to make sense when you learn that she was a Chapel Hill art history major who ended up in deep Chatham County in a home she built on land… Read More →
Pop Quiz! Does your little one like to run around in open spaces? Do your kids love to get messy? Make crafts? Play games? Does listening to live music put you in a good mood? Do you love local art? Like, critter art is the best and you smile when you see it? Does a… Read More →
Our kids’ festival of folk art fun!
ClydeFEST is an ol’ timey carnival based on colorfully painted cedar creatures (a.k.a. “critters”) and the former woodsman who makes them. Self-taught folk artist Clyde Jones and his ever-present Stihl chainsaw delights in the joy his art brings both children and adults. Still, who knew when ClydeFEST was launched 15 years ago that it would be such a… Read More →
More than anything, Bynum folk art legend Clyde Jones likes to make children smile. He has an unconventional way of going about it – by revving up his chainsaw. It works. And kids aren’t the only ones smiling. He starts with log remnants or an old stump. With a few swipes of his saw, some… Read More →
So, we’ve got our beloved ClydeFEST coming up on Saturday, May 2, and we are already getting deep into the planning to celebrate creativity with the kiddos! If you don’t know about ClydeFEST yet, you can click here to find out more–or you can just know that a whole passel of parents have told us… Read More →
CLYDEFEST ALL DAY KIDS’ FOLK ART FESTIVAL, CELEBRATING LEGENDARY FOLK ARTIST, CLYDE JONES Where: The Bynum Ballpark (aka Earl Thompson Recreation Park, 173 Bynum Hill Road, Pittsboro, NC 27312) When: Saturday, April 14, 11 am – 4 pm. (Rain Date: Sunday, April 15) by ChathamArts Intern, Lisa Li. Lisa is a freshman business and marketing… Read More →