The ArtsCenter Photoblog

October 18, 2009

Reader contributions

Filed under: Reader photos — Tags: , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 10:13 am

Pete Seeger performing in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., last Saturday at Vassar College. Herman Tempelman, the photographer, writes: Pete held the audience in his hands for a whole hour. Only him on the stage.

Pete Seeger performing in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., last Saturday at Vassar College. Herman Tempelman, the photographer, writes: Pete held the audience in his hands for a whole hour. Only him on the stage.

Did you know we love getting reader contributions for our photoblog?

Send us your photos of ArtsCenter-related events, performances, etc and you might just see them on this blog!

Go to our “Handy Links” page to find out where to send them.

This photo was taken by Herman Tempelman from Clinton Corners, N.Y. Thanks for your submission!

–Lisa

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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.

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Computer monitors that will be for sale tomorrow.

Computer monitors that will be for sale tomorrow.

October 14, 2009

Link Wednesday IV

Filed under: links — Tags: , , , , , , , , — Lisa Pepin @ 7:15 pm

Today’s link is the portfolio of Streeter Lecka, who graduated from UNC’s journalism school not too long ago, got an internship with Getty Images, went $15,000 into debt to buy sports gear, and ended up being a really fantastic sports shooter.

He’s based out of Charlotte now and shoots a lot of car racing, but he’s done a bit of everything in the sports world. Check it out!

–Lisa

 

I’ve decided to get in on this link thing to. Last summer several UNC journalism students spent six weeks in the Galapogos, exploring the islands and documenting life there. Their final projects are multimedia presentations. The website just went live last night.

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 20, 2009

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.

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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