Artist Spotlight

Posted by - August 1, 2017

PAUL HILL “Courage” – This piece was created for the New North Carolina Veteran’s Park in Fayetteville, NC. This piece contains WW2 military artifacts and is dedicated to the courage it takes to take care of your fallen brothers in battle. Dimensions: 16’ x 10’ x 4’… Materials: Steel, Military surplus items, colored-fused glass, aluminum  

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Landfall Foundation 17th Annual Art Show

Posted by - August 13, 2016

By Sara Beck | Make sure you have some free time between August 24 and August 27, when Landfall Foundation’s annual juried Art Show is scheduled to take place at the Dye Clubhouse. During these four days you will have an opportunity to enjoy yourself while viewing intriguing works of art and meet new people

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Vintage Swimwear: a well-suited retrospective

Posted by - August 2, 2016

By Anne Rose | Give them beaches, and they will come, with a parade of swim attire that reveals a decade-by-decade slice of life. Covered up, cut-out, lowered down or raised up – even emblazoned with seaside bathhouse rental insignia – the vintage swimwear in this captivating local collection illustrates both the story of Wilmington’s

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Ballet Wilmington

Posted by - July 14, 2016

The only non-profit professional ballet organization in Southeastern North Carolina, Wilmington Ballet Company is a rising star in the Cape Fear Region Art Scene. With a dozen professional dancers and hundreds of youth participants, the company currently produces a ballet Wilmington-based season consisting of the “Great Wilmington Nutcracker,” “Adventures in Ballet,” and “Celebrations of the

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Mimosa Moments: Fourth Friday Gallery Night

Posted by - July 13, 2016

By Lynn Ingram | Take one pair of girlfriends, add a loose plan for an after-work Friday walk, blend in a dose of extraordinary spring weather, simmer for several hours, and behold: delicious delight emerges at every turn, especially when it coincides with Fourth Friday Gallery Night. Before the Grand Evening Walk commenced, a bit

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Watercolor Quilts: the Healing Threads of Martha Highsmith

Posted by - July 10, 2016

The quilts you see on this page are stitched together using hundreds of two-inch squares from different fabrics with varying patterns — a technique known as watercolor quilting. Martha C. Highsmith is the artist of these beautiful watercolor quilts, and has been practicing the technique of watercolor quilting for about twenty years. Raised on a

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Why Buy a Camera? Do You Need More than a Phone?

Posted by - June 27, 2016

By Edward Taylor | Since we all have cameras in our phones, is there any reason that we should buy a dedicated camera? I am often asked, “Why buy a camera?” It depends. Phone cameras can pretty much replace the smaller “point and shoot” type cameras that used to be the most popular digital cameras

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Live Music at Gravity Records

Posted by - June 22, 2016

By Travis Harrington | For well over ten years, Gravity Records has built and maintained a reputation as an essential part of Wilmington’s cultural milieu. Chances are, if you consider yourself to be music-savvy to any degree, you have probably already spent some time combing through the extensive collection of vinyl, CD’s, and tapes in

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Tar Heel Photographer: Carlyle Chambers

Posted by - June 19, 2016

Story and photos courtesy of Lisa Chambers McCall | Local photographer Lisa Chambers follows in her father’s footsteps through her passion for photography. Her version is land-bound, though, as she doesn’t share his penchant for jumping out of planes, camera in hand. Dubbed “Tar Heel Photographer” by local newspapers, PFC. F. Carlyle Chambers was a

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European Travel Tips – The World Awaits!

Posted by - June 17, 2016

By Risa E. Patterson | Europe can be intimidating if one is traveling there for the first time. There are language barriers to overcome, cultural differences to navigate, public transit systems to conquer, pickpockets to thwart, and of course the dreaded undertow of jet lag. Do not fear—there is so much to be gained by

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