This is my blog on the arts scene of Carrboro, Chapel Hill and surrounding Triangle communities. I'll focus on visual arts and the 2ndFriday Artwalk and other visual art events but that doesn't mean I won't chat about music, literary events, film or anything else in the local creative world. Please email with ideas, links, comments or brickbats. [I have comment moderation on so if you don't see your comment right away that means that I haven't had a chance to approve it yet. Sorry, but the spammers.....]
Anyone who knows Saturday afternoon in the summer in Saxaphahaw also knows Heather Lagarde and her bright yellow plastic swan. As the crowd, newborns to elders, sits on the grass listening to the music, snacking and drinking wine (well, not the newborns), Heather walks around with the swan taking offerings to the band. It takes Heather quite a while to make the rounds and she does it several times. It takes time for two reasons. First, the event has become popular so there are many offerings to be accepted. Second, Heather knows everyone and everyone wants to chat with her, find out what's up and just say hi.
Sax on Saturday evening
So it was great to see the feature article in this Sunday's News & Observer on Heather and her journey to Saxapahaw. I'd come to know Heather when I was a resident in a Sax mill loft and then a mill house -- but I didn't know exactly how interesting her life and journey have been. With the Haw River Ballroom opening May 27th with the Love Language and Old Ceremony, her journey takes a new and exciting turn. Congratulations Heather and see you soon!