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ChathamArts ‘Potluck in a Pasture’ at Perry-Winkle Farm

By Forrest C. Greenslade
Posted Wednesday, June 14, 2006

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Visual and performing artists and home grown food

Pittsboro, NC - Songwriters/musicians Tom Maxwell and Ken Mosher, formerly with the nationally acclaimed Squirrel Nut Zippers, are among 10 local artists featured at ChathamArts second “Potluck in a Pasture” supper set for Sunday June 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Perry-winkle Farm in north Chatham County. Participating artists include award-winning director/actor Ellen Bland (“The Millworker”), watercolorist El Tremblay, stained glass artist Luna Mountainsea, furniture and guitar maker Paul Harrell, graphic artist Emma Skurnick and acoustic musicians Jordan Puryear, Robert Mitchener and Rae Bland. Maxwell and Mosher currently perform as the Maxwell/Mosher Band.

The potluck supper series invites the public to celebrate the importance of the arts and farming to Chatham County’s economy. Guests to Perry-Winkle Farm, owned by Cathy Jones and Michael Perry, will have a chance to tour the farm, meet the performing artists, and enjoy supper as the sun goes down in a beautiful rural setting. Visitors are asked to bring a pot-luck 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.

Proceeds for each supper will benefit a different ChathamArts program. The June 25 supper will benefit the Public Art Program. For directions and additional information, visit the ChathamArts website at

Local food ingredients for your pot-luck contribution to the supper may come from your own backyard or neighboring farms; from local farmers’ markets 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.

The potluck series will continue with a Victorian Garden Party flair on July 30 at Celebrity Dairy, owned by Britt and Fleming Pfann near Silk Hope. The July 30 supper will take place rain or shine, the June 25 supper will be cancelled if the weather is bad (call 967-3716 to check after 1 p.m. on the day of the event).

Artists and farmers interested in participating in the series should contact Daryl Walker at If you are unable to attend but would like to support the Public Art Program, please send a check to ChathamArts, Box 418, Pittsboro NC 27312.

ChathamArts presents and promotes the arts through the schools and community, 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. FMI: 919-542-0394

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