Archive for category: Art and Culture

Spotlight: Celebrating Pullen Park carousel

Spotlight: Celebrating Pullen Park carousel

by Liza Roberts photographs by Kelsey Hanrahan When Pullen Park bought a hand-crafted wooden carousel from nearby Bloomsbury Park for $1,425 in 1921, it got a bargain and a beauty. On one of the most beautiful spring days of April this year, more than 5,000 Pullen Park-goers got the same thing. Raleigh […]

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Spotlight: Next-door neighbor

by Samantha Berlin Durham artist Martha Clippinger spent a month making art at Raleigh’s Artspace in April as PNC’s Pop-In Artist in Residence. The results – colorful patterns and mixed media works on both wood and fiber – will be on exhibit in Artspace’s Upfront Gallery through June 25. Clippinger’s colorful […]

Spotlight: Alfresco activities

Spotlight: Alfresco activities

by Mary Powell Boney Warm weather is here, and who can resist playing outside? Add some structure to kids’ time outdoors this summer at city-organized day camps. Both the Nature Adventures and Eco-Explorers sessions offer hands-on learning environments throughout June and July. For an immersive experience, explore the ins and outs […]

Spotlight: Yes to the dress

Spotlight: Yes to the dress

by Mimi Montgomery Marie Cordella, 33, owner and designer at Cordella Bridal, says she’s “always loved aesthetics.” The Silver Spring, Md. native was originally inspired by the trips to the Smithsonian museums in Washington, D.C. she took every weekend with her mother while growing up. The works of Chagall, Picasso, and […]

Spotlight: Relay away

Spotlight: Relay away

by Mimi Montgomery Summer vacation may mean time off for the little ones; but for busy parents, that’s a little harder to come by. Between packing for summer camp, carting kids off to the pool, and arranging trips to the beach, it’s nice to have a hand with the shopping.  Relay […]