The ArtsCenter Photoblog

January 28, 2010

Will McFarlane

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 6:27 pm

Photographer Alex Forsyth took this shot of Will McFarlane, local guitar hero at the kickoff for the 7th Annual American Roots Series on January 10th at the ArtsCenter. Alex has been a good friend to the ArtsCenter’s photoblog contributing several of our posts.  An exhibition of his work entitled Singers and Guitar Slingers will run later this year.

The American Roots Series takes place at the ArtsCenter each January to June bringing “visionaries and pioneers of music nurtured on American soil and known throughout the world.  From blues, singer-songwriter, and bluegrass to old-time, country and soul the series features local and national artists.” Check out the link above for a full list of artists and show dates. Also find details for a chance to enter a raffle to win a pair of tickets to every remaining show in the series.


Will McFarlane

January 27, 2010

Link Wednesday: 1/27

Filed under: links — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 3:42 pm

This Link Wednesday’s site is a Lens Blog post an interview with Haitian photographer Daniel Morel about covering the earthquake in Haiti. He has some really interesting things to say about photographing a disaster and what some news outlets are doing in Haiti.


January 26, 2010

Gustafer Yellowgold

Filed under: Kids, Uncategorized — Tags: — Lyndsay Booth @ 2:26 am

The ArtsCenter had a very interesting visitor over the past weekend. Gustafer Yellowgold, a friendly yellow creature from the sun stopped by to share his adventures with children through music and cartoon imagery. The creation of musician and illustrator Morgan Taylor, Gustafer, an explorer, now lives in Minnesota. Check out some pictures of his adventures, as told through Taylor’s songs.

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The stage is set for Gustafer's show!

The stage is set for Gustafer's show!


January 19, 2010

AfterSchool African performance

Filed under: Kids — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 5:33 pm

In December, the ArtsCenter’s AfterSchool program teamed up with the Hargraves Center’s afterschool program to put on a performance about Africa. Photos are below, and don’t forget that registration for the AfterSchool program is always open. More information can be found here.


Three AfterSchoolers deliver an African proverb they memorized.


January 17, 2010

Catie Curtis with Lindsay Mac

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — Lisa Pepin @ 1:40 pm

Catie Curtis performed last night with cellist Lindsay Mac opening in The ArtsCenter’s 7th annual American Roots Series. They played cello like a guitar (cello-tar?), directed an audience singalong, and even improvised lyrics about Carrboro.

Photos are below! To learn more about the American Roots Series shows, click here. For information about individual artists and tickets, click here.


Lindsay Mac sings and plays cello-tar during her opening set for Catie Curtis.

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January 13, 2010

Link Wednesday: January 13, 2010

Filed under: links — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 10:55 pm

Our first link in 2010 is, a great resource for people interested in photographing sports, as well as news and documentary-style projects. The message boards always have some interesting debates among pro photographers, and the equipment reviews give you pro opinions on all sorts of gear.


January 6, 2010

Backstage at The ArtsCenter: Lhasa de Sela

Filed under: Backstage at The ArtsCenter — Tags: , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 12:41 pm

We’re back, with another update from Tess. Happy New Year!

Lhasa de Sela: what I’m listening to this week.  If you like Feist and add some Lila Downs, go listen to any of Lhasa de Sela’s music and search for live clips and videos on YouTube.  The daughter of a Mexican father and American mother, she’s recorded albums in both English and Spanish, but this isn’t Shakira.  I like her rich, emotional alto.  She died of breast cancer New Years Day.  If you’ve never listened to Feist or Lila Downs, check them out as well.  Downs was featured on the Frida soundtrack.

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