Category: Artist in Studio

Kerri Martinsen: Costume maestro

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jillian Clark At Carolina Ballet headquarters, in a fluorescent-lit workroom where sewing machines whirr, scissors snip, and tutus sway in the rafters, costume director Kerri Martinsen orchestrates an unusual sort of dance. Like the work of…

Paul Friedrich finds his audience

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Tim Lytvinenko Paul Friedrich has found his audience. After nearly three decades creating cartoon characters beloved by Raleighites, the city’s best-known pop artist and cartoonist is on the cusp of taking his off-beat sense…

Clark Hipolito: Art in motion

by Tracy Davis photographs by Nick Pironio Raleigh artist Clark Hipolito is a man in constant motion, a quality he shares with much of the art he makes. His reputation was built with murals and commercial interior design – art that stays…

Duane Raver: Illustrating Wildlife

by Liza Roberts photographs by Nick Pironio Down a pebbly road, in a wood-framed studio in a rural corner of Garner, wildlife artist Duane Raver is perfecting a swan. Its wings stretch across his canvas, feathers precise in number, formation, and color….

Finding purpose: Photographer Christer Berg

by Sarah Barr Photographer Christer Berg slid three photographs on to a conference table at Carolina Ballet’s studio on Atlantic Avenue and waited to see if he had passed his own test. Robert Weiss, the ballet’s founding artistic director, studied…

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