This weekend, August 5 – 7, ChathamArts checks out:
1.The Bynum Front Porch Music Series: www.bynumfrontporch.org, 7 – 9 pm. This week’s concert feature is Craicdown, world acoustic Americana. Bring a picnic or buy one from one of their food vendors as you enjoy great company, fireflies, and some of the best live music around in this authentic country store. Take a gander at this story from the Raleigh News & Observer: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/12/1263573/in-bynum-the-music-plays-on.html
2. The Energy Show at Hotel Hadley Studios in Siler City: Siler City – “After the economy, energy seems to be at the top of everyone’s list of concerns. We rely on energy to power us through every part of our day. The majority of that energy comes from non-renewable resources. Our need for energy is only going to increase with population growth and the industrialization of developing countries. Non-renewable resources are acquired through extraction methods that devastate habitats and causes irreversible consequences. The public health and ecological costs are well recorded, as is the pollution of the world’s air and water. The problems are identified now let’s endeavor together to determine solutions. To aid in this energy endeavor, Hotel Hadley Studios and NC WARN have partnered to create the ENERGY Show, an art exhibition and information event. The ENERGY Show, will open July 15 at the Hotel Hadley Studios, 130 N. Chatham Ave, Siler City.
There’s nothing better than pushing the creative bar in small towns, which happens a lot around Chatham County. Do not miss out.
3. Visit the latest exhibit opening at the Carrack Modern Art Gallery this Friday. Located at 111 west Parrish Street in the heart of Downtown Durham (click here for a map). The space is actually much more than an exhibit space, it’s a place for the arts community to gather, have discussions, sit, think, plan and move forward. We host all sorts of cultural events which transcend the realm of the visual arts. This week’s spotlight is on an installation by Belinda Paige Cook, starts at 8 pm.
5. First Sunday in Pittsboro: Great food, live music, shopping, and arts! Don’t miss out and be sure to go to the art opening at Carolina Brewery, PBO too, featuring new works from Emma Skurnick and Stacye Leanza, curated by the Chatham Artists Guild.
6. Opening for “Blues and Other Colors” at the Joyful Jewel! Live blues from New Orleans raised, Rhonda Robicheaux with action painting by Vangi Cathcart. Plus beautiful artistic creations in blues and many other colors. 44-A Hillsboro Street, Downtown Pittsboro, NC 27312.
7. Through this Lens Gallery. Fascinated with New Orleans? Who isn’t? Don’t miss Bryce Lankford’s documentary photography exhibit entitled: “Land of Dreams: New Orleans before the Storm.” Lankford will discuss his work and the place, and Tinkham Town Productions will screen clips from their documentary film footage for their movie, “Dispersed.” The clip is entitled “Voices from the Gulf: A Message to North Carolina” and aims to help keep NC clean and healthy as it informs residents about the lessons learned along the Gulf Coast following the 2010 BP Disaster.
Go forth, get inspired, and create!