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.....]

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

My piece (probably) for the Carrboro Community Art Project

This a mostly oil pastel taken from a photo I took one day during the Thursday Weaver Street Music series.  The guy had a great knit cap over his very long hair and a very cool shirt.  I took liberties of course.

Music at the Weave.  Oil pastel on black artist grade sandpaper.  About 12" x 18"

Final reminder on the Carrboro Community Art Project

We'll collect your art this coming Saturday, April 24th at the Carrboro Century Center, 100 N. Greensboro St. Remember the rules: basically anyone who, lives, works or plays in Carrboro is eligible, any 2 dimensional medium, 16" x 20" or less, and ready to hang. Our website www.communityartproject.org has all the details and a submission form.  You can also fill out the short submission form when you bring in your art.

You are free to price and sell your art though I am encouraging donating sales $s to a charity of your choice.

CraftNet, a great source for developing your art/craft livelihood

Here at RTS we do a great deal of collaboration with mostly rural community colleges in the creative economy, helping them develop their economies through their local artists and crafts people.  The Craftnet website is a great source for learning and seeing what others are doing.  A recent article describes a new curriculum developed by CraftNet members schools to teach ecommerce to artists.  The PDF of the curriculum is here.

If you want to subscribe to the quarterly newsletter which will keep you up-to-date on CraftNet and offer many stories of successful artists/crafts people and best practices for communities click here.

Friday, April 9, 2010

2nd Friday ArtWalk tonight in Carrboro and Chapel Hill & the Frank opening

Please join local art lovers on the ArtWalk tonight from 6-9.  More info here.  It's supposed to be nice and just a bit cool for the evening, so no excuses!  While there will be interesting art and people all over our two towns, the big event is the open of Frank, the Chapel Hill arts cooperative on Franklin Street.  Stop on by and support one of the biggest recent events in local arts!

Go to their website for more info on Frank and the opening.  If you need directions go here.