by Molly Matlock, Executive Director of ChathamArts
On Saturday, I was at a friend’s brunch. As I sampled some “Maple & Bacon” flavored ice cream for Locopops (thank you, Paul Mihas), I grew transfixed by some prints on my friend’s turquoise wall. He told me that the pieces were by Seth Patrick, who somewhat recently moved to the Triangle.
I began to think, “What if ChathamArts found funding to hire Mr. Patrick for a giant mural of our own town scapes for our main streets in Siler City, Goldston, and Pittsboro? OR we could get him to do print series’ of our most beloved architectural wonders that we’d exhibit throughout our downtowns?
Take a look: http://sethpatrick.com/hello-durham/. Don’t you wonder the same thing?
We have a few other dream projects up our sleeve here at ChathamArts (stay tuned on work from Marie Hermansson and more), but we need money to commission the pieces.
If you or someone you know might enjoy helping to make projects like this happen, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and enter “public art” in the subject line.
And PLEASE, send us your own Dream Scheme “What Ifs” for Chatham County Public Spaces and Art.
It takes a village. Get in the thick of it.