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.....]

Monday, May 13, 2013

The Raleigh-NCSU Q-Art Code Project

Here's how Raleigh and NCSU Design describe their interesting public art project: 
The City of Raleigh Arts Commission has partnered with the students and staff of the NC State College of Design Advanced Media Lab to create a mobile media showcase of 12 public artworks in the City’s public art collection. The Q-Art Code project will allow the City to raise the public’s awareness about the impact of public art and its cultural contributions to the City of Raleigh.
It only includes 12 public art pieces but perhaps they'll add more to the map even if they are unable to include videos of the pieces. Still, it's an interesting introduction to Raleigh's public art and some of our best public artists within the state.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Garden Sculpture Invitational, today Sunday May 5 and Saturday May 11

Karen and I rode out to the 19th annual garden exhibit of the Garden Art Gallery west of Chapel Hill at 1902 Borland Rd, Hillsborough, NC. (Note: Arthur Minnis Road is closed so check ahead at the website or follow the signs to find the garden.) It was a beautiful cool day, the garden is wonderful and we saw some really terrific art. Highly recommended!

I'm posting some of Karen and my favorites here but all the 12 artists are very talented and the quality is high across the board. Still I'll say without reservation that William Moore blew me away with a range of pieces. Here's one.

William Moore (I forgot to write down the title)
I also was quite taken with Edwin White's work.
Edwin White, Look Closer
Edwin White, Perfect for Each Other
Tinka Jordy had a wide range of pieces including a number of totems.
Tinka Jordy, Blue Figure Totem 
Here's a Susan Moffat piece.
Susan Moffat, A Million Years a Foot
Finally a couple of pieces by that famous artist known as I Didn't Write Down the Info.