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Journeyman Brit crafts new career in Chatham’s artist community
[Jan. 25, 2008] When Andrew Dixon was growing up in the 60’s in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, an industrial area of northern England, he couldn’t have imagined a life as an artist in rural North Carolina. A birth defect caused Dixon to spend a great deal of time in hospital, reading and drawing. By Forrest Greenslade
 
Tyndall awards prominent Chatham artists
[Dec. 5, 2007] Chapel Hill gallery owner Jane Tyndall judged selected works by over 50 Chatham Artists Guild participants at the opening reception for the 15th Annual Chatham Open Studio Tour Friday November 29th at the Central Carolina Community College campus in Pittsboro. By Forrest Greenslade
 
CCCC Chatham Small Business Center receives arts business grantCCCC Chatham Small Business Center receives arts business grant
[Nov. 29, 2007] Central Carolina Community College’s Chatham Small Business Center has been awarded a $6,000 grant to expand and enhance small businesses involved in the arts. The grant, from the North Carolina Community College System’s Small Business Center Network, provides full funding for “Artist Up and Away,” a program to support emerging artists in the Siler City area. By Katherine McDonald
 
Chatham County teachers to host artist-in-residence programsChatham County teachers to host artist-in-residence programs
[Nov. 15, 2007] Classroom teachers of Chatham County are invited to host an artist-in-residence in their individual classrooms during the school year of 2008-09. The artist typically works with 2-4 classes of a grade level for a week, teaching a particular core curriculum unit, selected by the homeroom teacher, and involving students in a hands-on, interactive experience with the art form.
Also: Chatham Arts
 
Photographer friends share glimpses of nature
[Oct. 16, 2007] Chatham Artists Guild member Juan Pons and his close friend Mike Dunn share a life-long love of photography and nature. They will share their passions with visitors to the Nature Art Gallery at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh from Oct 5th through Nov 25th in an exhibit: "Glimpses of Nature". By Forrest Greenslade
 
Art excitement brewing in Chatham
[Jul. 27, 2007] Chatham Artist’s Guild artists will be featured in August and September at the new Carolina Brewery & Grill at the intersection of 15-501 South and Hwy 64 Bypass in Chatham County. The first of a series of Carolina Brewery art exhibits will display two-dimensional works of art by sixteen juried Guild artists.
 
Count the sheep and artists at "Potluck in a Pasture"
[Jul. 8, 2007] You can count the sheep, the artists and the local ingredients at the next "Potluck in a Pasture" sponsored by ChathamArts on Sunday July 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pugh's Cedarbrakes Sheep Farm pasture near Silk Hope. Watch Fred and Barbara Pugh's sheepdogs round up the herd while you listen to Celtic harp music, meet local artists and enjoy a farm-fresh supper in a bucolic setting.
 
ChathamArts continues “Potluck in a Pasture” summer suppersChathamArts continues “Potluck in a Pasture” summer suppers
[May 13, 2007] A plentiful supply of small farms and creative artists makes rural Chatham County special. You can learn more about many of them during ChathamArts’ second annual “Potluck in a Pasture” series inviting you to tour a working farm, share home-grown seasonal food, and meet local artists monthly throughout the summer.
Also: Horizon Cellars Winery
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NC Arts Incubator asks for county fundingNC Arts Incubator asks for county funding
[May 7, 2007] The NC Arts Incubator sent a request to the Chatham County Board of Commissioners to request funding.
 
Rocky Mount Arts Center presents: Clyde Jones - CrittersRocky Mount Arts Center presents: Clyde Jones - Critters
[Apr. 19, 2007] The Rocky Mount Art Center presents the exhibition, Clyde Jones: Critters. The exhibit runs through June 10th. On display are wood sculptures and paintings by Clyde Jones internationally recognized folk artist from Bynum, North Carolina. By Diane Swan
 
Paintings, furnishings and jewelry featured at ChathamArtsPaintings, furnishings and jewelry featured at ChathamArts
[Mar. 11, 2007] Pastels, pastoral landscapes, decorative furnishings and custom-designed jewelry - all by Chatham County artists -- will be featured throughout April at ChathamArts Gallery in historic downtown Pittsboro. You can meet the artists at a gallery reception on Sunday April 1 from 12 noon to 5 as part of Pittsboro's First Sunday activities, when shops, galleries and eateries are open all afternoon. By Leslie Palmer
 
ClydeFest offers hands-on arts fun for children of all agesClydeFest offers hands-on arts fun for children of all ages
[Mar. 8, 2007] Legendary chainsaw carver Clyde Jones and other artists will conduct fun activities with children of all ages at the sixth annual ClydeFest set for Saturday April 28 at the Chatham County Fairgrounds. This year's all-day festivities include hands-on arts workshops where kids can decorate plywood "critters" with Clyde, get their faces painted, enjoy hula hoops, African dancing, story telling, crazy balloons and more. By Les Palmer
Also: ChathamArts
 
Chatham Artists Guild supports ChathamArtsChatham Artists Guild supports ChathamArts
[Feb. 20, 2007] Chatham Artists Guild's artists donate original works of art for the "Transforming Our Community For 25 Years" Charity Art Auction, March 18th, at the Barn at Fearrington Village. All proceeds benefit the programs and services of Family Violence & Rape Crisis Services and ChathamArts, Chatham County Arts Council By Forrest Greenslade
 
Fearrrington Arts & Crafts Club seeks community arts grant proposalsFearrrington Arts & Crafts Club seeks community arts grant proposals
[Feb. 11, 2007] The 112-member Fearrington Arts & Crafts club announces its second annual arts grants program for individuals and organizations providing arts programs, particularly to the underserved and youth, in Chatham County. “Each year our members donate small grants ranging from $250-$500 to area groups that are involved with the arts,” vice-president Cheryl Gallan said. By Cheryl Lee Gallan
 
ChathamArts gallery will feature Chatham pottersChathamArts gallery will feature Chatham potters
[Feb. 11, 2007] Some of Chatham County's most outstanding potters -- including several with international reputations -- will showcase their work at ChathamArts Gallery in historic downtown Pittsboro March 1-24. Meet the artists on Sunday March 4, 12 noon-5 during a reception as part of Pittsboro’s First Sunday activities, when shops, galleries and eateries are open. By Les Palmer
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