Artist Spotlight: Todd Carignan

Posted by - May 10, 2017

Todd Carignan was born and raised in Wilmington and really fell in love with drawing at a young age. He has worked as a cartoonist, illustrator, concept designer, portraitist, and fine artist. He experiments in many mediums and subjects, but his true passion is oils. He has won multiple awards and has art in collections

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Three Cottages

Posted by - April 14, 2017

Written by: Lori Wilson | Photographed by: Arthur Green For almost two decades, The Ivy Cottage, voted best antique shop and home goods retailer for 16 years, has served as Market Street’s ever-changing treasure chest. But unlike other hidden riches, this one never seems to empty, full of both figurative and literal gems. With 25,000

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No Boundaries International Art Colony

Posted by - April 4, 2017

image featured above: Seascape #6, Wei Ru (China) 2006 No Boundaries International Art Colony is excited to be celebrating 20 years of bringing artists together from around the world to create, encourage, and exchange ideas. Since their founding in 1998 by local artists Pam Toll, Gayle Tustin, and Dick Roberts, they have brought together nearly

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Posted by - March 17, 2017

Written and Photographed By: Michael Raab For Michael Hanson, one led him to the other. For Michael Hanson, the music came first. “Music started at age nine,” Michael said, “and I went pro at age twelve.” This was in Brooklyn. “My first band in New York was called Amazing Grace. One singer, drums, keys, bass

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Ladies of the Cape Fear Christmas

Posted by - December 5, 2016

A holiday television special seventeen years in the making. Written and Photographed By: Mike Raab Seventeen years ago, on Thursday, April 29, 1999, local record producer, Brad Smith, gathered the finest female talent in the Cape Fear region  for an iconic concert at  Thalian Hall in historic downtown Wilmington. The concert was to celebrate the

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Artist Spotlight: theArtWorks™

Posted by - November 11, 2016

French Fields by Mark Gansor     Bellamy Mansion by Mark Gansor       Garden Door by Mark Gansor     Blue Paradise by Elena Wright       Nashville by John Wilson       Is This My Future by John Wilson theArtworks™ is an art village fostering a creative environment for artists, educational opportunities, and enhancement of the

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Never Too Old

Posted by - October 27, 2016

Written By: Heather Lee Gordy | Photo Courtesy Of: Charlie Daniels Band You may know him from his earlier days playing bluegrass with the Misty Mountain Boys, or maybe from his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” but I promise you know him or at least have heard of him. Currently touring with

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Artist Spotlight: 2016 Landfall Art Show Winners

Posted by - October 1, 2016

There were a lot of great winners at this year’s Landfall Art Show. Mark Bannerman’s piece, shown above, won Best in Category for 2D Mixed Media art. Titled “The Village Pub,” this piece was inspired by a small sepia-toned photograph taken in 1930 of his English grandfather. Bannerman has been experimenting with mixed media for several

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Allen In Wonderland

Posted by - September 9, 2016

By Michael Raab The beginning of Blossom Ferry Road in Castle Hayne is smooth and maintained. In the middle, it becomes broken pavement and eventually an uneven dirt road that leads you on a rambling route through the woods to Walkerworld. Not exactly down the rabbit hole, but Walkerworld bears more than a passing resemblance

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