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An Artist’s Puzzle by Chris Graebner

A couple of years ago I had one of those “aha” moments. I was looking at a bunch of small 4” x 4” canvases from a project that I somehow had lost interest in, wondering what to do with them, when I started putting them into a grid pattern. I was reminded of those sliding number puzzles that were so…

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A Journey in Russia By Nerys Levy

When one is confronted with a prize to take a trip “anywhere”, it's a little daunting. As the recipient of a WUNC radio prize -- I had the unusual option to decide where I might want to travel. My decision was to take a river trip named Waterway of the Czars and travel down a major waterway from Moscow to St.…

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Cane, Murrini, Incalmo Oh MY! by Pringle Teetor

Making cane starts with picking up a piece of color bar that has been preheated to almost 1,000 degrees on the end of a steel rod, then heated and shaped. This is the center color of the cane. While one person is doing this, another is preparing a different chunk of color in the same way to cover the first color…

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Holidays at the NC Crafts Gallery: An Interview with Sara

Special thanks to Sara Gress, the owner of the NC Crafts Gallery, for the opportunity to interview her for this timely blog article. Timely because this is the gift giving season and NC Crafts Gallery is just around the corner in Carrboro, NC. Sara has been supportive of OCAG and has included the work of many OCAG artists, who are…

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2012 Tour Reflections by OCAG Artists

Most photography shot courtesy of OCAG artist, Barbara Tyroler! Sandra Milroy - The 2012 OCAG Open Studio Tour was an exhilarating, absorbing, and altogether enjoyable experience for me this time. I have a new studio, completed the night before the first Saturday. It's on the lower level of our house, with a private entrance and it felt like the best…

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A Calendar of Whimsical Albums offered by Louise Francke

The 2013 Calendar full of Whimsical Animals debuts this month. I have been creating calendars for 5 years. Each month is a  sturdy trading card which displays the versatility of my style and themes where humor prevails. Past years contained portraits of both wild and domesticated animals, birds of North Carolina, and Carolina scenes. 2013's original oil paintings of animals are…

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