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The Curtain’s Going Up on Fayetteville’s Theater Season

Fayetteville may be more macho than most, but theater thrives here. It has always been an open secret: this military town has an artistic streak a mile wide. That much became obvious this summer when hundreds turned out for a shot at “High School Musical,” the wildly popular TV movie turned play. Hundreds were whittled […]

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Art & Soul – Gallery Adds New Vitality to Local Art Scene

A new art gallery that has stepped out in a bold new direction and is bringing a new vitality to the art scene of Fayetteville and beyond has opened in the heart of the city. Art & Soul Gallery, which carries contemporary and abstract works by serious artists here and across the country, opened 18 […]

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Dwight Smith – Search for the Secret in Painter’s Work

Look closely at a painting by artist Dwight Smith and you might spot a small “bull’s-eye” hidden among the brush strokes. It isn’t really a bull’s-eye, though it has that circular imagery. It’s an adinkra, and it’s one of a number of the cultural symbols from West Africa that are something of a trademark in […]

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Out of Africa

Lin Matthews and Beth Dees have a penchant for jewelry, but not for personal adornment – and not just any jewelry. For these two friends and former schoolteachers, jewelry has become the basis of a new career. More importantly, it has become their mission. They are the Southeast distributors for Kazuri Unlimited, an “out of […]

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A Beautiful Blend of Art and Nature

Debbie Pattillo is making a change in her life, not a total change, but no doubt a significant change. She is moving from artist in residence in a teaching environment to artist in business. The move comes after teaching art for 20 years. Although Pattillo is making a career adjustment, there was never any doubt […]

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Apr 2007 ART – Portrait of an Artist: She Captures the Essence of her Subjects | By Shannon Ward

If you ask any local what distinguishes Fayetteville from other American cities, one answer you probably won’t get is that Fayetteville is famous for being the birthplace of Putt-Putt Golf. However, amidst this obscure bit of history is exactly the place where begins the story of Chyrl Garrett Weber’s rise to artistic success. At twenty-one, […]

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Her Childhood Ambition Illuminates Her Artful Illustrations

If you ask any local what distinguishes Fayetteville from other American cities, one answer you probably won’t get is that Fayetteville is famous for being the birthplace of Putt-Putt Golf. However, amidst this obscure bit of history is exactly the place where begins the story of Chyrl Garrett Weber’s rise to artistic success. At twenty-one, […]

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The 1897 Poe House

The 1897 Poe House is a typical example of a late nineteenth century middle class American home and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The land upon which it stands was once part of the U.S. Arsenal destroyed by General Sherman during his infamous march through the South at the end of […]

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Portrait of an Artist

With the holiday season signaling the beginning of the annual quest for the perfect gift, art connoisseurs may want to consider asking local artist, Linda Anderson, to paint a portrait for their loved ones. Anderson’s serious interest in art began in 1980 when she began ten years of private studies under such distinguished artists as […]

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Prolonging the Perfection of a Beautiful Blossom | By Shannon Ward

Ethel Ethington, a licensed marriage and family therapist who is also a talented artist, will have her photographic work featured in the Matthews Arts Alive Festival in Matthews, NC on Labor Day weekend. Ethington draws inspiration from Georgia O’Keeffe, and like the famous painter, her primary subject matter is flowers. Though she has a general […]

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Queen Noor and the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra

Excitement abounds when a queen comes to town. But when her arrival is coupled with a symphony orchestra’s 50th anniversary celebration, the significance of her presence is magnified ten-fold. The town in this case is Fayetteville and the personage is Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan, the glamorous Princeton-educated American, Lisa Halaby. She married His […]

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Bringing Arts to the Community

For most of us at the Arts Council, our most frequently asked question is, “What is the Arts Council and what do you do?” The most concise answer is, “we nurture, advocate and celebrate the arts in the community and we support the community in celebrating the arts.” That’s a pretty short answer for the […]

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