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The Art of Love | By Nathan Walls

Describing someone’s home as a museum is usually a bad thing because it means that their place is cold and untouchable. Not so at  the residence of Dave and Gail Gilbert. Their house on Towbridge Road in Fayetteville may be something of a museum, but it is anything but cold. Throughout the house are pictures […]

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Artistic Journey | By Kelly twedell

Angelina Woehr sees life as an adventure, an ever-changing process to which we must all adapt. It’s a major theme in her art and in her life. The Virginia native now resides in Fayetteville, where she is trying to make a name for herself in our local art scene. She describes her style as abstract, […]

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World Class Art | By Michael Jaenicke

RALEIGH — In the North Carolina Museum of Art’s new West Wing, natural resources augment the masterpieces. The use of light and air create an ambiance that rivals even more renowned museums. What NCMA has on its contemporaries is that it enhances the art so well that, even when the museum is crowded, visitors can […]

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Merging Business With Pleasure | By Margaret Fisher

It’s always a challenge for emerging artists to find places to show their work. They hope to get their art displayed where it can be seen by lots of people so that someone will decide to buy a piece to take home.  Local artist A.J. Rodgers recently found a high profile way to show his […]

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Picture Perfect | By Mike Ryan

On a bookshelf in George Rose’s home studio sits a framed photograph of his father. The two men had gone on fishing trips together for years but never thought to bring a camera. Rose finally did snap a few frames on what wound up being their last trip. The same picture hangs on the wall […]

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How Novella | By Sara VanderClute

She’s not a nurse, nor does she play one on TV.  And at first glance, the semi-sultry author’s photo on the dust jacket and suggestive title might lead one to think of those popular bodice-ripper romance novels that elevate the heart rate of so many a reader. But no, Amy Glenn Vega is the author […]

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The Art of Wine | By Allison Williams

WAGRAM – Jim McClanathan is part science geek, part artist. A single drop, actually a drop of a drop, will be the secret ingredient to the newest wine at Cypress Bend Vineyards. For the past few months, McClanathan (pictured top right) has been measuring, testing, tasting and sniffing small batches of wine flavored with chocolate, […]

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Just Pickin’ | By Nomee Landis

In back rooms and pickin’ parlors of rural North Carolina, a flourishing underground musical culture thrives. With its roots set in the hardships of the Great Depression and the traditional harmonies of front-porch strummers, bluegrass music is still growing strong. You just need to know where to look – and listen. If you’ve never experienced […]

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No Masquerade | By Diane Silcox-Jarrett

This time last year, Fayetteville filmmaker Jeremiah McLamb stood on a country road in the middle of the night with a camera crew, about 50 off-duty firefighters and cops and less than 12 hours to stage and shoot a fiery car wreck. What a year it has been. It led to a red-carpet premiere and […]

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Writing on the Wall | By Melissa Goslin Collins

Ashley Wilson is something of a throwback, and not the kind who dons bell-bottom pants or listens to hits from the ‘80s. She is an artistic throwback, the sort who paints Tuscan  landscapes and aspires to the skill level of the old masters. Fresh and energetic at barely 20 years old, she admires Botticelli and […]

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Singing For Uncle Sam

When one conjures images of a U.S. Army soldier these days, it rarely includes spotlights, choreography and a performance stage. Yet, for two women stationed at Fort Bragg, that’s just what being a U.S. Army soldier has been all about for the past year. Spc. Kathrine Schaefer and Sgt. Amber Jones have just completed duty […]

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The Many Faces of Shane Booth

In the past two years, life has tested Shane Booth. His grandmother died, cancer attacked his father, a tumor burrowed into a friend’s brain, and HIV invaded yet another. These are the things which inspire Booth’s photographic works. Booth is a professor of visual arts at Fayetteville State University where he teaches art history and […]

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Food For Thought

Somewhere between the wine and warm flapjacks, sensuous chocolates and crisp green pears, Kedryn Evans had a problem on her hands. “Should I vote by what I like,” she wondered aloud, “or what I like to eat?” If an art exhibit ever worked up an appetite, this was it. On a recent Fourth Friday, the […]

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Heavy metal

Delicate silver balls dangle on the slimmest of chains. A fine pendant seems to be carved, not forged. But there is heat, strength and sheer force behind these intricate pieces of jewelry. And the artist, like her work, is a study in contrasts. One of her most well-known pieces is the beautiful but prickly necklace […]

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One Man’s Trash – Soda Bottles, Junk Mail and, Yes, Chicken Bones Become Art

Mark Bannerman tends to walk with his head down, constantly scouring the ground for discarded and forgotten knickknacks. He doesn’t romanticize what he does. “It’s other people’s trash,” he says. “That’s what I’m picking up.” But Bannerman sees more than trash when he reaches down to pick up that rusty nail or aluminum can carelessly […]

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Friends & Faux

Some folks still think they style hair. To which, Julie Jones, as usual, has a snappy comeback: “Have you seen my hair?” Her sidekick, Beth Meredith, just laughs. She’s the straight man to Julie’s quick banter, the more serious one. In fact, the two girls of Two Girls and a Brush are, at first glance, […]

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Dogwood Days – This Party is in Full Bloom

Listen up, Fayetteville you don’t have to drive “A Thousand Miles” for great entertainment. It’s coming to us April 25-27. From headliner Vanessa Carlton to the Budweiser Clydesdales, the annual Dogwood Festival will have music, food, games, cars, pets and more. That’s not including all of the happenings leading up to the festival which has […]

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A Ponytailed Painter and Potter

Greg Hathaway, whose paintings and pottery have attracted the admiration of many, will celebrate his 61st birthday this year. For some, that milestone might signal a slowdown – not Hathaway. He still exudes a youthful exuberance and passion about art in general and his own creativity in particular. The life of an artist in a […]

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“Eclectic” Describes Grace McGrath

One of Newton’s Laws of Motion – a body in motion tends to stay in motion – that’s Grace McGrath. Vibrant, energetic, full of life, she would be the first to admit that she’s a Type A personality. She’s always on the go, volunteering, traveling, giving back to the community. She starts every weekday with […]

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Flowers For The Thanksgiving Table – Subtle Touches Say Fall

Often, when people think of floral arrangements for fall and the Thanksgiving table, hues of orange, bronze and deep red come to mind. But an important consideration should be: How will it look among the surroundings – the walls, the china, the table linens. That’s what floral designer Jim Crenshaw of Always Flowers had in […]

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