The ArtsCenter Photoblog

October 1, 2010

AfterSchool

Filed under: Kids, Outside — Tags: , — Lisa Pepin @ 10:04 pm

Spots are still open for the ArtsCenter’s AfterSchool program for kids!

For more information and to register, click here!

–Lisa

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August 26, 2010

CPJW


Hey ArtsLovers!

I’m back from a summer away! If you want to see some of the stuff I did this summer and some other really cool multimedia work from UNC students, check out http://www.carolinaphotojournalism.org/cpjw/2010. It’s a collaboration to tell stories about places and personalities in the beautiful blue ridges of Little Switzerland, NC.

In May 2010, during the seventh annual Carolina Photojournalism Workshop, 19 students produced a diverse collection of stories that document life in and around the small mountain town of Little Switzerland, N.C. The base camp was located at Wild Acres, a beautiful retreat located on Pompey’s Knob, a mountain just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, at an altitude of 3,300 feet.

Situated on the edge of Pisgah National Forest, the area surrounding Little Switzerland boasts of all those things we love about western North Carolina, from scenic vistas and ancient forests to artisans and guitar-pickin’ heroes.

Click the picture below to see our stories!


February 17, 2010

Link Wednesday

Filed under: links, Outside — Tags: , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 2:24 pm

In the spirit of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, and because I am something of an Olympics nerd, your link this week is the official photography page of the Games in Vancouver. You can sort through photos of your favorite sport (my personal favorite is always figure skating) or relive the opening ceremony through the lenses of some of the world’s best sports photographers. Enjoy!

-Lyndsay

October 16, 2009

ArtsCenter Yard Sale is tomorrow!

Filed under: Miscellaneous, Outside, Preview — Tags: , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 12:51 pm

The ArtsCenter is cleaning up, moving stuff around and reorganizing–we’re having a yard sale tomorrow with all sorts of weird stuff for sale (and for free!). Rumor has it there will be a giant inflatable “luau party” arch, boxes and boxes of doll-house making stuff and art left behind by various artists, with some furniture and other office supplies.

Come and check it out tomorrow! It’s in the parking lot to the left of the front door starting at 7 a.m. Pictures of some of the stuff that will be available are below.

–Lisa

Stuff in a storage pod, including chairs, paintings, books and tables.

Stuff in a storage pod, including chairs, paintings, books and tables.

Canvases of some paintings that will be for sale (or maybe for free!) tomorrow during the yard sale.

Canvases of some paintings that will be for sale (or maybe for free!) tomorrow during the yard sale.

YSart

Computer monitors that will be for sale tomorrow.

Computer monitors that will be for sale tomorrow.

October 6, 2009

Festifall!

Filed under: ArtSchool, Kids, Outside, Preview — Tags: , , , , , — Lyndsay Booth @ 1:02 am

Last Sunday afternoon, the town of Chapel Hill held its 37th annual Festifall as a celebration of local art. Held downtown, Festifall showcased more than 100 exhibitors and featured art from over 75 artists from all over the state. And the ArtsCenter was part of it! We had not one, but two booths. Festifall visitors could color a leaf, make a clay animal, or have a portrait drawn. Check out some photos of our staff and visitors.

On another note, new executive director Ed Camp will be holding a few meet and greets in the coming weeks, so come out, get to know him, and share some of your ideas for the ArtsCenter. The times and dates for the meet and greets are:

Oct 7 5:30pm – 7:30pm at the ArtsCenter

Oct 11 4pm-6pm at the ArtsCenter

Oct 29 5:30pm-7:30pm at Jesse Kallisher Studio across the street

Nov 13 6pm-9pm at the ArtsCenter

A young Festifall visitor pauses in her coloring to pose for a picture. When asked what her favorite thing about coloring was she replied, "the color orange."

A young Festifall visitor pauses in her coloring to pose for a picture. When asked what her favorite thing about coloring was she replied, "the color orange."

New Executive Director Ed Camp answers questions about the ArtsCenter for someone new to the area.

New executive director Ed Camp answers questions about the ArtsCenter for someone new to the area.

A young boy adds final touches to his goblet.

A young boy adds final touches to his goblet.

Staff member Natalie hangs a leaf colored by one of the booth's visitors.

Staff member Natalie hangs a leaf colored by one of the booth's visitors.

Girls stand in line to get their portrait drawn.

Girls stand in line to get their portrait drawn.

A not so fury friend dries before his new owner takes him home.

A not so furry friend dries before his new owner takes him home.

A young girl colors at ArtsCenter's booth.

A young girl colors at ArtsCenter's booth.

Staff member Jason adds some details to a creation while a goblet dries in the sun.

Staff member Jason adds some details to a creation while a goblet dries in the sun.

Mosaic tiles made by kids at the Artscenter's festifall booth about to be bisque fired at the Artscenter studio. They will next be glazed in preparation for eventual display at the Artscenter.

Mosaic tiles made by kids at the Artscenter's festifall booth about to be bisque fired at the Artscenter studio. They will next be glazed in preparation for eventual display at the Artscenter. (Photo by Jason Abide)

September 6, 2009

Register your child for the AfterSchool program now!

Filed under: ArtSchool, Kids, Outside — Tags: , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 7:06 pm

Spaces are still open for kids in grades K-5 in the ArtsCenter's AfterSchool program!

Spaces are still open for kids in grades K-5 in the ArtsCenter's AfterSchool program!

There are still spaces open for kids in grades K-5 in the ArtsCenter’s AfterSchool Arts Immersion program!

The program provides transportation and homework help while helping children develop their artistic abilities.

The AfterSchool program runs until about 6 p.m. daily and also runs “mini-camps” on teacher workdays.

Monthly tuition is $225, and transportation is an extra $85 per month. Mini-camps cost $50 for the whole day.

Click here to register, or click here to learn more about the AfterSchool program!

Below are some photos of the kids playing outside and painting pottery (all by me except the bottom, which is Lyndsay’s)!

Campers take a break from playing basketball to smile for the camera.

Campers take a break from playing basketball to smile for the camera.

Two campers paint the sky blue on pottery tiles they made at the ArtsCenter.

Two campers paint the sky blue on pottery tiles they made at the ArtsCenter.

A camper smiles for the camera!

A camper smiles for the camera!

Two AfterSchooler's share a book.

Two AfterSchoolers share a book.

August 27, 2009

John Howie Jr.


I didn’t think I was going to make it, but I did get some shots of the John Howie Jr. show today. Here are some pictures of the show and showgoers:

John Howie Jr. and Billie Feather joke around between songs during their performance Thursday.

John Howie Jr. and Billie Feather joke around between songs during their performance Thursday.

Concert-goers relax between sets.

Concert-goers relax between sets.

Audience members dance to Howie's music.

Audience members dance to Howie's music.

Audience members tap their toes to the beat of Howie's songs.

Audience members tap their toes to the beat of Howie's songs.

John Howie Jr. sings during his concert with Billie Feather and Nathan Golub.

John Howie Jr. sings during his concert with Billie Feather and Nathan Golub.

August 25, 2009

Preview: John Howie Jr.


John Howie Jr., formerly of the Two Dollar Pistols, will perform in the ArtsCenter's parking lot Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

John Howie Jr., formerly of the Two Dollar Pistols, will perform in the ArtsCenter's parking lot Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

John Howie Jr. will perform his “good old fashioned country-rock and honky-tonk for the 21st century” Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the ArtsCenter parking lot. It’s the second-to-last show in the 300 East Main Summer Concert Series on the asphalt, which ends with Great Big Gone next month.

Judging by what I’ve found online, you should wear your cowboy hats and spurs to this show. Howie sang and wrote songs for the (defunct) Chapel Hill-based Two Dollar Pistols and played the Grand Ole Opry. He usually performs with his band the Rosewood Bluff, which includes musicians from Patty Hurst Shifter, Fontana, and the New Town Drunks.

And now I will overload you with even more links:

*Click here to visit John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff’s Myspace page and listen to their music.
*Click here to see what the News & Observer has to say about them.
*Click here to read an interesting interview with Howie from Helium.
*Click here to read an (out of date) article from the Independent Weekly about Howie and the Two Dollar Pistols.

Thursday, 4:30, 300 E Main Street parking lot!

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