Archive for category: Art and Culture

courtesy Nanette Lepore

Spotlight: Nanette loves Raleigh

Top women’s ready-to-wear fashion designer Nanette Lepore has never been to Raleigh, but says she feels like she already knows our capital city. Many of her interns over the years have come from N.C. State’s design school, and she knows all about Ashley Christensen’s restaurants. So when Lepore visits April […]

Kiki Farish in her studio at Artspace. She is known for her pencil drawings, which often incorporate words.

All art is self-portrait

by Ann Brooke Raynal photographs by Jillian Clark “Pointed sharp things frighten us,” says Raleigh artist Kiki Farish. “Rounded things feel safer. When we see curve in design or drawing, we are not scared of it.” Farish is speaking to a group of 15 teenage artists in the North Carolina Museum of […]

Sara Clark

Spotlight: Cutting edge

by Jessie Ammons photograph by Mallory Short Often, the best way to learn is to roll up your sleeves and dive in. That’s the thinking behind N.C. State’s annual Art2Wear runway show, presented by the College of Design and entirely produced by students majoring in art and design. “We as students don’t […]

Spotlight: Green Chair Project

Spotlight: Green Chair Project

Heart & Home Housewarming Benefit by Anna Long What began as a fledgling idea among friends in 2010 is now a thriving nonprofit that has helped more than 1,000 area families in need. The Green Chair Project has grown from a small collection of furniture in a spare church closet into […]

courtesy Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

Spotlight: Full Frame

by Jessie Ammons You can catch next year’s possible Oscar nominees in Durham this month. Full Frame Documentary Film Festival often debuts works that go on to become acclaimed independent films. Because it’s an Oscar-qualifying festival for documentary shorts, the short that wins its juried award is automatically eligible for Academy […]