Category: Arts & Culture

Michelle Pearson

by Stacy Chandler photographs by Lissa Gotwals Dance has taken Michelle Pearson all over the world – as a professional performer, a state department cultural envoy, and a William C. Friday fellow – but she has always had a home at…

David Connell

by Samantha Thompson Hatem photographs by Missy McLamb Most people know him as the lanky bass player in the popular Raleigh-based band The Connells. But if you ask David Connell, 51, how he wants to be remembered, it isn’t for…

A Box of Blue

by Betty Adcock   Begin with a box. Imagine it made of ordinary and exotic woods: yellow pine and rosewood, mahogany and oak, hickory and ebony, mixed every which way: mosaics, shape-shifting inlays. It can expand to hold a sunset,…

Cane Pole Fishing

By Charles Upchurch photographs by Shawn Rocco I have a neighbor who sport-fishes all over the world. Hawaii, Costa Rica, the Atlantic Gulf Stream. Marlin, tuna, sailfish. I told him I was writing a piece on a guy here in…

Thomas Sayre

by Liza Roberts photographs by Jimmy Williams    You might not know it, but you’ve probably seen Thomas Sayre’s art. It’s big, it’s bold, and it’s public. In Raleigh, his three gigantic earthen ellipses spool across a field at the…

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