The ArtsCenter Photoblog

September 30, 2009

Interesting Link Wednesday II

Filed under: links, Not ArtsCenter-related — Tags: , , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 10:47 am

I’m totally giving myself away with this one.

–Lisa

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September 27, 2009

PhotoNight LII


PhotoNight at UNC’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication is back and in full swing! Tuesday night, Gary W. Green, a sports photographer, will share his photos and speak in room 33 of Carroll Hall on UNC’s campus. PhotoNight is free, open to the public and a rare opportunity to hear pro photographers talk about why and how they make their photos. Previous PhotoNights have featured Antonin Kratchovil of VII Photo Agency (also the home of James Nachtwey, one of my favorite photographers), Kristen Ashburn, Ami Vitale, Steve Liss, Pete Souza, Chris Hondros and various photographers from the News & Observer.

Below is the email from my professor with more about Gary W. Green. Feel free to email me if you don’t know how to get to Carroll 33, and I’ll help you out!

–Lisa

PhotoNight LII will feature Gary W. Green of the Orlando Sentinel and
will be held Tuesday, 9/29, from 7:30-9:00 p.m. in room 33 Carroll
Hall. Doors open at 7:00p.m.

Gary W. Green has been a senior photographer and lead sports
photographer for the Orlando Sentinel since 2002. Before joining the
Sentinel Green worked at the Akron(Ohio) Beacon Journal and Tribune
Chronicle in Warren, OH. He is a 1994 graduate of Ohio University’s
School of Visual Communication.

Over the past 15 years, Green has coordinated and covered multiple
Super Bowls, NCAA tournaments and Final Fours, NBA playoffs and
Finals, World Series, BCS Championships, PGA and LPGA golf
tournaments, Daytona 500 and NASCAR races, as well as the Kentucky
Derby.

Assignments have taken him to the baseball fields of the Dominican
Republic, the slums of Tijuana, Mexico, the summit of Mauna Kea on the
Big Island of Hawaii, Canada and all over the United States. In
addition to sports he has covered space shuttle launches, presidential
campaigns, hurricanes, New York City following 9/11, and documentary
stories throughout Central Florida.

September 25, 2009

ArtSchoo Class: Portrait Painting

Filed under: ArtSchool — Tags: , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 2:13 am

First, an apology to all of those looking for some shots of the Great Big Gone concert. I experimented a little and the experiment didn’t work out like I planned resulting in very poor quality photos. So instead I am going to make my first post  in a bi-monthly series on the ArtsCenter’s portrait painting class. I’ll be spending some time in the class every other week or so documenting the students’ progress. I know very little about art, drawing, or painting (I can’t draw a straight line even with a ruler) so hopefully I will learn a bit and be able to share that with you. Hopefully as the class progress I can also get a few students to share some of their experiences with me. Below are some shots from the first day of class.

-Lyndsay

Students hard at work at their easels.

Students hard at work at their easels.

A student concentrates on his portrait.

A student concentrates on his portrait.

Learning to portray facial dimensions accurately.

Learning to portray facial dimensions accurately.

Two different interpretations of the same model.

Two different interpretations of the same model.

A student works on his portrait.

A student works on his portrait.

A student adds detail to her sketch.

A student adds detail to her sketch.

September 23, 2009

Interesting Link Wednesday


Wednesdays are pretty slow days at the ArtsCenter, so I’m going to start linking to the outside world of photography.

This week’s link is a slideshow. Last semester in my photojournalism class, we used to look at MSNBC.com’s Photos of the Week in almost every class. I saw this slideshow covering the last decade in 59 images yesterday, and it hit me pretty hard.  I think it shows the huge scope of photojournalism, from the cutesy pictures of animals and kids (and nuns!) to images of war zones and natural disasters. It’s intense.

Some of the images are really graphic (MSNBC tells you which ones), so be warned.

Tomorrow: Lyndsay covers the Great Big Gone outdoor concert.

–Lisa

September 22, 2009

ArtSchool Class: Indian Cooking

Filed under: ArtSchool — Tags: , , , , , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 9:26 pm

I got to go to Rani Imandi’s Indian Cooking class tonight at the Century Center! The group made dosa, a south Indian dish, with sambaar (a soup), coconut chutney, potato curry, lemon rice, idli (a cake made with dal) and rice pudding. It was delicious!

–Lisa

Students cook their dinner dishes in small groups.

Students cook their dinner dishes in small groups.

Ingredients sit on a countertop before the cooking begins.

Ingredients sit on a countertop before the cooking begins.

A student chops up an onion to make potato curry.

A student chops up an onion to make potato curry.

Marie Joe Saunders puts stirs the ingredients for coconut chutney in a blender.

Marie Joe Saunders puts stirs the ingredients for coconut chutney in a blender.

Kourtney Davis, Rachel DiSantostefano and Melissa Bailey share a laugh while they wait for their potatoes to cook while making potato curry.

Kourtney Davis, Rachel DiSantostefano and Melissa Bailey share a laugh while they wait for their potatoes to cook while making potato curry.

Onions and spices for potato curry cook in a pan.

Onions and spices for potato curry cook in a pan.

Mary Jacques and Shannon Gigliotti add ingredients from a mortar and pestle into their rice pudding.

Mary Jacques and Shannon Gigliotti add an ingredient to their rice pudding.

Students and teacher Rani Imandi, center, cook a south Indian dinner.

Students and teacher Rani Imandi, center, cook a south Indian dinner.

Indian dishes sit in their pans right before students dug in. From left: dosa, flat wide and pancake-like; rice pudding with nuts; potato curry that will be rolled in the dosa.

Indian dishes sit in their pans right before students dug in. From left: dosa, flat wide and pancake-like; rice pudding with nuts; potato curry that will be rolled in the dosa.

Rani Imandi folds up the sides of a dosa around a potato curry filling.

Rani Imandi folds up the sides of a dosa around a potato curry filling.

Carolyn Sartor smiles with a bite of rice pudding.

Carolyn Sartor smiles with a bite of rice pudding.

Mary Jacques readies a bite of dosa frm her plate full of south Indian food.

Mary Jacques readies a bite of dosa frm her plate full of south Indian food.

Skip Ryan takes a bite of her Indian food!

Skip Ryan takes a bite of her Indian food!

September 20, 2009

More Carrboro Music Festival!!

Filed under: Carrboro Music Festival, Music — Tags: , , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 5:45 pm

The Tony Galiani Band entertained crowds with their “Upstream Jazz” in the Wynn Theater Sunday afternoon during the Carrborro Music Festival. Down the hall, Random FX wowed the audience with a genre they may own the market on, semi-improvised spacey electronic.

Two really weird things have happened to me today–one was running into a friend I used to work with at a movie theater when I was 16, who is now a cop working the festival. The other was that Jim Dennis, the owner of the Music Loft and a friend of mine, is in Random FX! Carrboro really is a small town.

I’m getting burnt out and so are my cameras’ batteries–this will be it for our coverage of the Carrboro Music Festival. I hope you enjoyed it–I definitely did.

–Lisa

Tony Galiani Band

Tony Galiani Band

Tony Galiani Band

Tony Galiani Band

Tony Galiani Band

Tony Galiani Band

Random FX (Hi Jim!)

Random FX (Hi Jim!)

Random FX

Random FX

Carrboro Music Festival: Triangle Jazz Orchestra and Down River

Filed under: Carrboro Music Festival, Music — Tags: , , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 5:01 pm

Triangle Jazz Orchestra, a swing and jazz group, and Down River, a bluegrass band, at the ArtsCenter’s stages during the Carrboro Music Festival.

–Lisa

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra (reflection in a trumpet bell)

Triangle Jazz Orchestra (reflection in a trumpet bell)

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Triangle Jazz Orchestra

Down River

Down River

Down River

Down River

Down River

Down River

Carrboro Music Festival: Magnolia Klezmer Band and Gypsy Town

Filed under: Carrboro Music Festival, Music — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 3:55 pm

Photos from the Magnolia Klezmer Band and Gypsy Town are below! The band is in the caption. Up next: Triangle Jazz Orchestra and Down River.

–Lisa

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Magnolia Klezmer Band

Gypsy Town

Gypsy Town

Gypsy Town

Gypsy Town

Carrboro Music Festival: Bored Before 3:00


I’m going to be doing semi-live coverage today of the bands playing at the ArtsCenter as part of the Carrboro Music Festival today, and I’m super excited about it! I’ve set up camp in the ArtsCenter and I’ll be updating this thing band by band (as time allows).

I was so excited about this festival that I accidentally got to the ArtsCenter three hours before any bands started performing. Oops. Following this are some shots I took while wandering around the rest of the festival!

ArtsCenter bands start at 3:00 with the Magnolia Klezmer Band (they play “old time Jewish party music,” I’m intrigued) in the Earl and Rhoda Wynn Theater and Gypsy Town (“original ‘southern California style’ folk-rock”) in the West End Theater. Here’s a full schedule!

–Lisa

The sisters of Chocolate Martini Therapy perform in the upstairs bar area of the Armadillo Grill.

The sisters of Chocolate Martini Therapy perform in the upstairs bar area of the Armadillo Grill.

Two members of the 5-piece Afternoon Napsters perform their roots music on the WCOM-FM outdoor stage.

Two members of the 5-piece Afternoon Napsters perform their roots music on the WCOM-FM outdoor stage.

The guitarist/pianist of Lucky's Starlight Lounge jazz duo performs in the Century Center.

The guitarist/pianist of Lucky's Starlight Lounge jazz duo performs in the Century Center.

The singer/saxophone player of Lucky's Starlight Lounge sings during the duo's performance.

The singer/saxophone player of Lucky's Starlight Lounge sings during the duo's performance.

The Season Opening of the Monti

Filed under: Theater — Tags: , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 12:31 am

The Monti opened its season with both some laughs and some tender moments. Five storytellers captivated a sizeable crowd at the ArtsCenter with their own unique take on the theme of heroism. For those unfamiliar with it, The Monti is a storytelling show. Five performers each tell a story about 12 minutes centered around a central theme.  The Monti is held once a month. Look for more photos from the next show in October.

The stage is set simply for the season opener of the Monti.

The stage is set simply for the season opener of the Monti.

Jeff Polish, founder and director of The Monti, starts the show.

Jeff Polish, founder and director of The Monti, starts the show.

Sophie Naima Caird tells a story about an aunt.

Sophie Naima Caird tells a story about an aunt.

Django Haskins makes the audience laugh.

Django Haskins makes the audience laugh.

Louis Bayard imitates his father singing in church.

Louis Bayard imitates his father singing in church.

Justin Catanoso tells the audience to ignore the hippo sound ushering him offstage.

Justin Catanoso tells the audience to ignore the hippo sound ushering him offstage.

Michael Malone talks about the female heroes in his life.

Michael Malone talks about the female heroes in his life.

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