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Artist Profiles Pt. 7

This is the final, part 7 of 7-part series Artist profiles, for the participating artists of STITCH. These artists are creating works inspired by words collected from Durham residents about what they'd like to see their city become. You can buy their specially created pieces through these Kickstarter rewards and to inspire more conversations. Toon Toon and I met through a mutual friend and … [Read more...]

Artist Profiles (part 6): Sarah Goetz, Dave Alsobrooks, Christopher Gergen

This is part 6 of 7-part series Artist profiles, for the participating artists of STITCH. These artists are creating works inspired by words collected from Durham residents about what they'd like to see their city become. You can buy their specially created pieces through these Kickstarter rewards and to inspire more conversations. Sarah Goetz Full disclosure: Sarah Goetz has been my … [Read more...]

Artist Profiles (part 5): Erin Oliver and Claudia Corletto

This is part 5 of 7-part series Artist profiles, for the participating artists of STITCH. These artists are creating work that are inspired by the words collected, for the Kickstarter rewards and to inspire more conversations. Erin Oliver Erin is an artist and teacher who loves to explore and make art.  She concentrates on painting and drawing abstractly (you can see examples here), but … [Read more...]

ARTIST PROFILES, part 1: Tim Swezy, Chris Wilson, and FOCSI

We've asked you to "give us a word" for Durham, and vote for your favorites to select Durham's 50-word manifesto for its future. Now, the 21 artists and we ask you again to support and participate in the creation of their work, inspired by the words you've selected. But who are these artists? what are they making?  Glad you asked. For the next couple of weeks, we will be featuring the … [Read more...]

THE “WHY?” OF STITCH

Stitch is at a half-point now. The artists are hard at work with the words, and we are busy finalizing the dates and venues for the events that will showcase their work in April. I'm busy preparing for the Kickstarter* campaign now, too. Save the date: April 8 kickstarter launch for STITCH! *Kickstarter is a crowdsourcing platform to fund creative projects. "Backers" pledge small amounts in … [Read more...]

50 WORDS FOR DURHAM

These are the 50 words for Durham, submitted and voted in by YOU, Durham … [Read more...]

Join us at Durham’s first Annual Photo Parade

It's another intriguing community art project. This Saturday at noon, people will gather at Durham's Central Park, and walk around downtown and beyond, documenting the Durham through our own eyes. In the words by Tyler Mahoney, the brain behind this event and a local startup/nonprofit leader: The goal of the this photo walk will be to provide visual content for Durham's local businesses and … [Read more...]

Stitch: the community-sourced, dialogue-driven art project starts in Durham

What if we can imagine the future, as a community, and manifest it in a picture? What would it take to make visible all the dreams we each have for our community, so we can start conversations around them? This is the vision of the Stitch project. Many a successful campaigns by communities around the world have taken advantage of the collective vision for their cities/towns. New York … [Read more...]

New! ‘Potluck roundtable,’ first of its kind in the Triangle… Coming soon!

Who's down? … [Read more...]

(re)Capping (re)WORK pt. 2

More pics and the part two of the recording! Here's Part Two of the entire conversation recorded at the event. We now have a discussion group on Facebook too! Join us. … [Read more...]

(re)CAPPING (re)WORK (pt. 1)

(all photography by OMNI Photography AKA Jamila Devenport) On a late-August Monday evening as the sun set behind the railroad crossing and the last commercial truck of the day rumbled by, we gathered at Bull City Coworking, in a historic former-tobacco processing factory. We got together, beer in hand (courtesy of Robert Petrusz, of the BCC, the evening's host), to talk about work. … [Read more...]

Announcing guests for ‘State of Publishing’ roundtable!

Delighted to be able to share the latest: a handful of the Triangle's most influential publishers will be joining us at our first roundtable on the topic. More about 'The State of Publishing' is here. Sell Tickets Online through Eventbrite … [Read more...]