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ChathamArts upcoming events: Racial justice, gallery, new classes, and more

By Molly Matlock
Posted Monday, February 14, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - Are you an artist who wants to push the bounds of your imagination while also strengthening your local artist community? Here are some great local opportunities for you to push your artistic limits.

Attend ChathamArts' Visual Artist's Exchange with Miki Adams every second Saturday of the month, 10 am - Noon.

Next date: Saturday, March 12

Where: St. Bart’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Salisbury and Rectory Streets in Pittsboro. Enter through Rectory street door.

Questions or directions: Call Miki Adams at 919-545-1884

ChathamArts and the NC Humanities Council present "The Chatham Film Forum on Racial Justice and Reconciliation." February 26 at Jordan Matthews High School in Siler City and February 27 at Fearrington Barn. See for details.

Films inlcude:

Blood Done Sign My Name

The Trials of Daryl Hunt

Greensboro Closer to the Truth

Moving Midway

An Unlikely Friendship

Featuring filmmakers and panelists: Timothy B. Tyson, Daryl Hunt, Adam Zucker, Godfrey Cheshire, Diane Bloom.

Multi-Grammy nominated Jazz great, John Brown will perform at the event on the February 27 with his Triangle Youth Ensemble, Jazz Force.

More info at

Art makes you smART! ChathamArts announces new winter and spring classes in acting, wellness, watercolor, documentary photography, children's creative dance, choreography for teens, and Interdisciplinary Arts for Artists. Get smART with ChathamArts. See or call 919-542-0394 for details.

The ChathamArts Gallery unveils newest exhibit, "Influences from the Wider World, A Women's Art Show" with work by Lynnette Russell, Anne Bigelow, and Sharon Blessum. . Exhibit runs through March 26. The gallery is located at 115 Hillsboro Street in downtown Pittsboro. Sadly, ChathamArts is closing our gallery on April 1.

Please support our artists during their last season at 115 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro. And let us know if you have a venue that is interested in exhibiting their work in the future.

ChathamArts and ArtsNC host an arts advocacy workshop at Northwood High School Auditorium, February 28 at 7 pm. All are welcome.

The economic conditions of the past two years changed life as we knew it, and through it all, the arts have been essential to sustaining community life and in positioning creativity as necessary for economic recovery and a global economy.

Advocacy Workshops presented by ARTS North Carolina explore how advocacy is “mission critical” to fostering the broad scope of benefits arts bring our communities. Executive Director Karen Wells will help you become a powerful spokesperson for your local environment.

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