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ChathamArts "Potluck in a pasture" has Victorian flare

By Forrest C. Greenslade
Posted Tuesday, July 11, 2006

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Silk Hope, NC - ChathamArts next Potluck in a Pasture, Sunday, July 30, 6-8 pm invites guests to wear a favorite hat and something white and play croquet while meeting local artists and savoring delicious homemade dishes, all in view of the famous Celebrity goats. The beautiful rural setting is Celebrity Dairy near Siler City, owned by Fleming and Britt Pfann. The occasion celebrates the importance of Chatham County's artists and agriculture.

Visitors are asked to bring a potluck dish for eight that includes at least one locally grown ingredient (and the recipe to share stating the origins of its local ingredients), as well as a beverage, a lawn chair or blanket, and a $10 donation to ChathamArts, the non-profit county arts council that supports diverse arts and cultural programs throughout the year.

Musicians Tom Maxwell and Ken Mosher of the Maxwell/Mosher Band, of the formerly with nationally acclaimed Squirrel Nut Zippers, are among nine local artists featured. Other participating artists include Leslie Fesperman, glass artist, Phyllis Burns, watercolor artist of animals and plants, Kira Dirlik, potter, Forrest Greenslade, garden sculptor of good-luck pieces, Leslie Palmer,
graphic and mixed media artist, Rita Spina, multidimensional artist, plus Jerry Stuart, well-known bluegrass musician. A modified wine tasting by Horizon Cellars of Siler City will also be offered.

Local food ingredients for potluck contributions may come from your own backyard or neighboring farms. Local Farmers' Markets are at the Chatham County Fairgrounds (Thursdays), Fearrington Village (Tuesdays), Southern Village (Thursdays) and Carrboro (Wednesdays and Saturdays), or from Weaver Street Market in Southern Village and Carrboro, and the new Chatham
Marketplace in Pittsboro.

Proceeds for each supper will benefit a different ChathamArts program. The July supper will support Chatham County teachers who wish to invite an artist for a class workshop or to use an arts project to help teach their curriculum. If you are unable to attend but would like to support the Arts-in-Education Program, please send a check to ChathamArts, Box 418, Pittsboro NC 27312. Teachers interested in applying for these mini-grants should contact ChathamArts.

The potluck series will continue on Sept 17 with a rescheduled Potluck at Perry-winkle Farm

. The July 30 supper will take place rain or shine. For directions and additional information, visit the ChathamArts website.

ChathamArts will hold its Annual Meeting on July 30 just before the Celebrity Dairy Potluck in the Pasture. The meeting will begin the meeting at 5:00. Everyone is welcome to attend.

ChathamArts presents and promotes the arts through the schools and community, with cultural events throughout the year, and exhibits and sales of local artists' work at ChathamArts Gallery in historic downtown Pittsboro. The gallery is located at 115 Hillsboro Street and open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm and every First Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm.

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