Archive for category: Art and Culture

James Marshall finds his element

James Marshall finds his element

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio “I like to work in small spaces,” says the artist James Marshall, as he shows a visitor into his North Raleigh garage. At first it’s not clear where that space is, because a shining baby blue ocean liner of a car is all you […]

Sunday supper in the park

Sunday supper in the park

by Liza Roberts photographs by Juli Leonard When Raleigh resident Katherine Poole, 45, co-launched a table linen company in 2009, she knew it would be a good outlet for her creative talents and abundant energy. But she didn’t know Hen House Linens would become a nationwide success, or that its […]

Contemporary art right now

Contemporary art right now

by Larry Wheeler, director, North Carolina Museum of Art Art collectors of the world gather each year at several contemporary art fairs: Art Basel in Miami in December, the Frieze Fair in New York in May, and the Armory Show in New York in March. These fairs are several among many […]

Birds Are One Music of the World

by Al Maginnes Because they are beautiful and small, with brassy songs and feathers that host the entire range of visible color, I could listen or watch without any need to know their names. My wife reads markings and colors, can tell one from the other, which is native and […]

In Praise of Lost Fathers: A true story of the greatest generation and the daughters they nurtured

In Praise of Lost Fathers: A true story of the greatest generation and the daughters they nurtured

by Joyce Fitzpatrick The late winter sunlight slanted through the old stained glass windows of Raleigh’s First Baptist Church, casting a golden glow. Among a small, quiet group were women in their late 50s who had come to help their friend mourn her father’s death. He was the last of […]