On January 10, 2019, North Carolina First Lady Kristin Cooper visited Hillsborough to learn about the prolific music and arts scene existing in Orange County. She was joined by Secretary of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources Susi Hamilton and representatives from the North Carolina Arts Council. The day began with presentations by Music… Read More →
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Beginning January 2019, public school arts educators in Orange County Public Schools and Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will be able to apply for small grants of up $250 to help with costs related to their creative and professional development. The new grant program is designed to assist arts educators in advancing their careers by helping… Read More →
Featured photo courtesy of Scott Sharpe David Menconi, a Raleigh-based writer of creative non-fiction, has been selected as the region’s 2019 Piedmont Laureate. During 2019, Menconi will appear at workshops, reading programs and speaking engagements throughout Wake, Durham and Orange counties. The Piedmont Laureate program is dedicated to building a literary bridge for residents to… Read More →
By Alicia Stemper/Vitamin O Carol Blackmore started teaching herself to weave on a pot holder loom when she was six or seven years old. “My mother didn’t really understand why I was addicted to this but she facilitated… I just had to do every single combination of color I could think of.” Meanwhile, Blackmore’s paternal… Read More →