by Jessie Ammons
Southern author Allan Gurganus’ latest book, Local Souls, is his first published work in a dozen years. While the series of three novellas are set in a fictional Eastern North Carolina town, the writer frequently draws from his Hillsborough home base for inspiration. As a community-oriented way to celebrate the book, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts’ artists each responded to Gurganus’ stories in their own medium. The resulting exhibit, It’s All About the Story, Volume IV, includes painting, sculpture, photography, turned wood, and fiber art. It debuts on February 22 and runs through March 20.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Monday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Friday – Saturday, 12 noon – 4 p.m. Sunday; free; 121 N. Churton St., Hillsborough; hillsboroughgallery.com