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Annatasia art by David Annis

Annatasia as Photographic Art by David Annis

I’ve photographed many things that are objectively beautiful - birds, flowers, landscapes - but I strongly believe that humans are some of the most beautiful, interesting things that exist. When I photograph people I can create art that I believe is innovative. So that is what I frequently shoot. Then, I take that image and work with it to bring…

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The ArtsCenter Preview

Announcing another grand OCAG Preview Show! The ArtsCenter 400 Roberson StreetCarrboro, NC 27510(919) 929-2787 Show Dates: September 29-October 29 Opening Reception:2nd Friday, October 13th 6-9pm Hours:Monday-Friday: 9:00am-9:00pmSaturday: 10:00am-5:00pm

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Higgins & Myers Gallery Preview

Visit Higgins & Myers Gallery to view a lovely preview of the upcoming Orange County Studio Tour, occurring the first two weekends in November. Higgins & Myers can be found at 1728 Fordham Blvd #119 Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (in Rams Plaza). Contact them at (919) 929-7137. The Show runs through Oct 29th Opening Reception:Sat, Oct 7, 6–9pm Hours:Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00am-6:00pm…

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Orange County Artists Guild Spring Art Show

Featuring work by members of the Orange County Artists Guild You’ll find a range of expressive 2D and 3D work; you’ll likely be surprised by the many styles and techniques used. There are serious realistic and representational compositions as well as many fun and fanciful items. Opening Friday, May 5First Fridays At The Mill, 6:00-9:00pm Live music with Tropical Man…

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Abstract painting of a person by Lily Bacon

Why do I always paint flowers by Lily Bacon

It wasn’t always this way. The magic and beauty of a wide variety of subject matter inspire me to no end. From a very young age, I was captivated by the human body. I remember trying to get a glimpse of my extremely modest father as he dressed in his walk-in closet. I was not successful. For a while, I…

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Photo of Nadine Zenobi making jewelry

Reinventing the Creative Path by Nadine Zenobi

After forty years of traveling the country doing art shows, my jewelry career is taking a turn. I have settled down to opening my doors to the public during the the wonderful Orange County Open studio tour which has always been one of my favorites. When you visit you can see an example of how I work, the various techniques…

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Photo of painting by Louise Francke

Slow Painting on Silk by Louise Francke

Four years ago, I was gifted large boxes of French Tinfix dyes. I knew that before I used these rare, no longer produced dyes I must ask innumerable questions on Facebook International’s Silk Painters site. A Master Silk Painter started to answer my questions about many different topics: bases, printing on silk, different techniques, and how to sew rolled edges..…

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Filtered photo of a man playing with a child

You Never Know How Your Life is Being Used

Years ago, the phone rang and our younger son brought it to me saying, "Dad, there’s a man here who wants to speak to David Stickel." I took it and said, "Well, you got’em. This is David Stickel." He responded, "Ahh…but are you the right, David Stickel?" He explained that he had seen my photo and name many years earlier…

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Painting of a vase of flowers

Curious Encounters by Emily Eve Weinstein

A name from the distant past arrives in an email, asking, “Does this look familiar?” Sent within the message is a photograph from Lawry Sager. We had met in Madrid, New Mexico, circa 1980 and lost touch. The photo shows an unfinished wall with several pieces of art decorating it. One being a small pastel, which I had traded Lawry…

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