About this blog

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.....]

Friday, March 28, 2014

Karen's Books at the NC Crafts Gallery in Carrboro

If you liked Karen's books shown in my earlier post you can buy some of them at the NC Crafts Gallery at 212 W. Main St., Carrboro, NC 27510-2082. If you don't see the one you want let me know.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

March 10: Round 2 of the Carrboro Arts & Creativity District planning process

Here's the invite, open to all interested in the arts in Carrboro, Chapel Hill and the Triangle:

“What Makes a Great Creativity District?”, the second in a series of open community meetings about the proposed Carrboro Arts & Creativity District, will take place at The ArtsCenter, 300-G East Main St, from 6:30 until 7:30 PM on Monday, March 10. 
After a brief presentation highlighting features of outstanding arts and cultural districts in other towns, anyone attending the session will be invited to share his or her ideas and questions about the proposed district currently under consideration for Carrboro.  
The public is welcome and there is no charge for admission. 
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Anita Jones-McNair, Carrboro Recreation & Parks Dept. (919-918-7381, amcnair@townofcarrboro.org, or Art Menius, The ArtsCenter (919-929-2787x217, director@artscenterlive.org)
No need to register ahead of time...just show up!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Triangle Book Arts Show opening tonight 6-9 Green Gallery @ Scrap Exchange

Come by this evening 6-9 and visit the Green Gallery in the Scrap Exchange. You can find more info here but for a bit of background:
The concept of a “book” is being scrambled now. Classic books have been digitized and accessible from the internet. Authors can write specifically for e-book publishing, bypassing traditional publishing methods altogether. Words are changing their spellings and their meanings faster than ever, and morphing into new iconic forms. 
The definitions of the physical nature of the traditional book form is also changing. Books can be interactive, transformed into objects or dimensional story-telling vehicles, and a visual platform for metaphor, protest, and much more.
My partner Karen has five pieces in the show (below). Nine other artists are also participating.

A Miracle for Breakfast 
September 1, 1939 
Thirteen Ways Of Looking At A Blackbird 
Wm Carlos Williams On Plums

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Building the future of the Arts in Carrboro public meeting tonight!

Building the future of the Arts in Carrboro: Public meeting this Thursday, Jan. 16th
6:00pm at The Century Center

Join us this Thursday, January 16th at 6:00pm at The Century Center to discuss the development of the Arts in Carrboro and the planning of our future Arts District. This meeting is free and open to the public. Come with feedback, questions, ideas, or simply to listen and learn. Public involvement is what drives this process. Come out and get involved in the future of Carrboro!

Letterman Top 10 Reasons I Haven't Posted in 6 Months

10) I am dead
9) Cat got my tongue
8) Left my heart in San Francisco
7) The NSA took over my computer
6) Incarcerated for smuggling drugs into Mexico
5) On a tour with Pussy Riot
4) Lost my pencil
3) Captured by Klingons
2) Took a vow of silence

and the 1) Reason I Haven't Posted in 6 Months

1) Joined a nunnery