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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...]

When Durham artists talk vision, anything is possible

Looking forward to catching up with the STITCH core team on Monday evening at 8:30pm at Cocoa Cinnamon in Durham. Akira, me and our boss-man (now 4 and a HALF) will be there to commingle with a dozen artists who've expressed interest in making original pieces. Each new work will be inspired by the STITCH effort to collect, from citizens, their answers to one question: "What do you want to see … [Read more...]

WEDNESDAY! Come see and hear the WHY behind STITCH

Photo by Phil Daquila Come out to hear about the WHY of STITCH this Wednesday at a community event called "Groundworkk." Orangutan Swing will be one of three local groups talking about what we're working on, and why. This will be held at Mercury Studio from 6:30pm, and the cost is $5. The idea behind Groundworkk is this: The concept of groundworkk is very simple. At each event, all … [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...]