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Artist Profiles (part 4): Lee Moore Crawford, Franco, and Aaron Mandel

Lee Moore Crawford When we asked, what made you interested in STITCH?, Lee said: "I really enjoy having Akira, Dipika and Kush here in downtown Durham and they sparked my interest, knowing their aesthetics and mindset. The community based dialogue is a real inspiration and something not easy to create for large groups of artists." Lee is making flower paintings for STITCH to order with a … [Read more...]

Artist Profiles (part 3): Tamara Bagnell, Frank Myers, John Stern

Tamara Galiano Bagnell "The word that spoke to me most was 'evolving', so I chose to base my idea around that," says Tamara, when we asked how she came up with her prototype for STITCH. "I will be using the words 'Durham' and 'Evolving,' and string, nails, wood, and plexiglass to compose a complicated web of intersecting threads,  somewhat reminiscent of 'string art,' from which the two words … [Read more...]

Artist Profiles (part 2): Kimberly Wheaton, Brian Allen, and Renee Leverty

Today we'd like to introduce Brian, Renee, and Kim, who are artists making custom works for STITCH. You can read about their proposals in the rewards section of this Kickstarter page for STITCH. Kimberly Wheaton Kimberly Wheaton, a longtime resident of Durham, is a part-owner of the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts. She paints, does fiber arts, and makes jewelry, but that's all come after years … [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...]