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, July 27, 2012

Reminder: we're still accepting submissions for the 7th Annual Carrboro Film Fest

Filmmakers, young and old, experienced and rookies, we are accepting entries to the November 18th, 2012 7th Annual Carrboro Film Festival. From the website:

7th Annual Carrboro Film Festival
Date: Sunday, November 18, 2012, 1 – 7 pm.
Location: Century Hall in the Carrboro Century Center, 100 North Greensboro St., Carrboro, NC
We welcome all films and videos less than 20 minutes total running time (including titles and end credits). All filmmakers who have breathed in the good air of North Carolina sometime in their life are eligible to submit.

Entry fee per film is still $10 till August 20th and then $15 till closing date of September 30th. The online submission and payment system is simple and, if your film is online, there is nothing more to do. Entering 1 or 10 films couldn't be easier.

The url to enter is http://tinyurl.com/cff7-entry.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Doc Watson video

Doc Watson
Photo by Appalachian Encounters on Flickr
This is the Carrboro Art Scene blog. Doc ain't from Carrboro (though he'd a fit in) but he is from North Carolina. And frankly Doc is a part of all of NC in the same way that Mt. Airy's Andy Griffith and Chapel Hill's James Taylor are.

All of that to let you know that there is a marvelous old BBC video available from the No Depression site on Doc from 1976 which means before Merl died - and Merl's in it some. The early parts are pretty hokey in a John Cleese Monty Python sort of way (and putting Doc in with generic country music is an insult) but after that it is interesting and shows off the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains.