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Spotlight: Back in bloom

Spotlight: Back in bloom

by Jessie Ammons Art in Bloom, a four-day celebration of art, flowers, and creativity, returns this month to the North Carolina Museum of Art. Last year’s inaugural event received rave reviews, which spurred an even more robust lineup this year. A highlight is the assortment of breathtaking floral arrangements inspired by […]

Spotlight: Art couture

Spotlight: Art couture

by Liza Roberts What is fashion? When is it art? For 15 years, N.C. State’s College of Design has challenged its students to ask and answer these questions with Art2Wear, a student-organized runway show that showcases a juried selection of fashion, costume, and wearable sculpture. On April 22, the school’s latest […]

Spotlight: All in good fun

Spotlight: All in good fun

by Jessie Ammons In a saturated digital era, it’s refreshing to see positivity go viral. One example is the sensation of the Holderness family’s online videos. Two years ago, the Raleigh family created a silly digital Christmas card featuring the foursome dancing in matching pajamas and lip-synching made-up holiday lyrics to the […]

Spotlight: Grow it for the birds

Spotlight: Grow it for the birds

by Jessie Ammons As you consider what to plant in your spring garden, the folks at the Audubon Society urge you to remember the birds. “Unfortunately, a yard full of non-native plants is essentially a food desert for our birds,” says Kim Brand, Audubon N.C.’s bird-friendly communities coordinator. “What you plant […]

Spotlight: Party with a purpose

Spotlight: Party with a purpose

by Mimi Montgomery Getting back on your feet can be hard. The Carying Place in Cary tries to make it a little easier. The nonprofit helps working homeless families achieve independence through a mentoring system that focuses on managing personal finances, obtaining affordable housing, and maintaining a steady job. Families selected […]