Category: Arts & Culture

I was here first

When Raleigh commercial photographer Simon Griffiths and his family ordered seven chickens from mypetchicken.com last summer, all but one died en route. His daughter Gillian, 13, named the sole survivor Nemo after the animated fish, and Griffiths started photographing her…

Letter from the art world

by Marjorie Hodges As the Raleigh arts community continues to thrive, many local artists, museum directors, curators, dealers, collectors and patrons are on the move, becoming part of the national and international arts scene. Over the last few months, I…

It’s so easy being green… When your ride looks like this

      When Raleigh resident Munther Qubain got rid of his Ferarri and replaced it with a new sports car in 2009, the Department of Motor Vehicles didn’t know how to process it. Nobody in North Carolina had registered…

SMALL AND CLEVER: The Martin house thinks big

by Liza Roberts photographs below by Juli Leonard When Steve and Sujitra Martin decided to move to Raleigh from Charlotte in 2006, they knew what they wanted in a house here: Something small but efficient, in a walkable, downtown neighborhood….

History and tradition at Raleigh Golf Association

by CHARLES UPCHURCH  photographs by LISSA GOTWALS I have one golf story. I’m in New Hampshire with my uncle who has invited me to play the local club. It’s noon and the first tee is right beside a patio full…

NANCY WELSH: Builders of Hope

by Todd Cohen We are too quick, in this American life, to throw away the things, and the people, we no longer think we need. Fortunately, Nancy Welsh is here to pick up the pieces. “I’m a sucker for the…

‘Here I am’ – Van Eure’s Raleigh

by Stacy Chandler Before she married and had children, Eure developed the habit of working into the wee hours at the helm of the iconic North Raleigh restaurant her father co-founded in 1960. But as dear as Angus Barn is to…

In spring everyone’s a gardener

by Helen Yoest Daffodils are dancing to the rhythm of the season, birds are singing a chorus of love, and we humans are channeling our inner soil sister. In spring, everyone is a gardener. Now’s a great time to feed…

A Preacher-Girl I Was

by L. Teresa Church Neither called, nor sent, the kind that just went hat and hymnal in hand,   my make-believe pulpit a chair, porch rail, bedroom dresser top,   anywhere Gran sat, listened to sing-song sermons I preached  …

An uncanny mystery

text and photograph by John Rosenthal A visionary splendor: the Titanic’s grand staircase. A glittering chandelier. Bronze cherubs, carved balustrades, oak paneling, glass domes high above, shedding light. Of course visionary, especially if you were traveling first class. James Cameron…

Paris Alexander shows us how it’s done

photographs by Mark Petko When Raleigh’s Artspace studio challenged 50 artists to create works from a box of mystery materials in a limited amount of time, Paris Alexander raised his hand. The sculptor – a maker of monumental public art collected…

VISIONARIES: People who get things done

by Charles Meeker photograph by Mark Petko The qualities of a visionary today differ from what one supposes. The thought of a dreamer first comes to mind.  But practical persistence defines a visionary now. Let’s go over first things first….

FIELD OF DREAMS: Envisioning Raleigh’s Central Park

by Amber Nimocks photographs by Missy McLamb The grass is thick beneath your palms and bare feet as you recline atop Dix Hill, watching the liquid glow of the sunset reflected in the glass walls of downtown Raleigh. You’re tired in the…

Strumming up a community: HARRY’S GUITAR SHOP

by Charles Marshall photographs by Geoff Wood Each weekday morning, a veritable supergroup of top local musicians gather in a fabled spot on Glenwood South. But they don’t plug in and jam together. Instead, they disappear into tiny rooms to…

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