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Local artist goes back to the drawing board

Swish, flick, scrape, drag. Paint pulls from the brush to the canvas. Ashley Hizer is working in her Decatur sunroom, the tile speckled with drops of acrylic paint. What’s taking shape isn’t a form or figure; rather, it’s an abstract panel with complementary and contrasting colors pulling texture to create the work. “I just like … Continue reading

Art showcase gives glimpse into mental health recovery

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, the DeKalb Community Service Board (CSB) put together a showcase of its clients’ art on May 15. Psychosocial rehabilitation, or PSR, is a service offered by CSB that provides day treatment to clients with mental illnesses who need assistance with life skills, including money management, coping skills, communication … Continue reading

Dunwoody Art Festival celebrates five years of whimsy

It has been a year of fifths for Dunwoody, one of DeKalb’s newest cities. The fifth annual Dunwoody Art Festival ran May 10-11 during a weekend of intermittent drizzle and low-level clouds. The festival, always hosted on Mother’s Day weekend, was nonetheless a celebration of all things quirky and colorful. “I personally think the Mother’s … Continue reading

Internship gig

If you read my about page, you know I’ve graduated from college and am now working two part-time jobs not in the journalism field. Ideal? No. But are they paying jobs where I get to be somewhat creative? Heck yeah. One of them is actually an internship with CONDUIT Health Communications and AtticMaxx, LLC. I’ve … Continue reading

Local food movement puts spotlight on area farmers

On a mild February afternoon, there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and next to the Truitt Center for Religious Life, the scent of freshly turned earth permeated the air. A handful of students in a variety of environmental studies classes were out in the Elon Community Garden preparing plots for late winter planting. Many … Continue reading

First Friday lights up downtown Greensboro shops, restaurants

Downtown Greensboro’s Elm Street is a popular place on Friday nights. Natty Greene’s Pub and Brewing Company, the Green Bean Coffeehouse and the nearby Carolina Theatre are hoppin’ nighttime destinations. But what about those who don’t want a beer, a coffee or to see a show? Downtown Greensboro, Inc. and the United Arts Council of … Continue reading

Secondhand strut: Greensboro shows off Goodwill fashion

The thought of sifting through donated clothing might make some shoppers uncomfortable. But Goodwill Industries stores carry much more than old T-shirts and faded jeans. The third annual Rock the Runway event in Greensboro worked to disprove any negative stereotype about the secondhand clothing stores. Goodwill marketing specialist Ashley Watkins said many people have a … Continue reading

New curatorial group hosts one-time-only retrospective event

Missed the retrospective on Bubble Bitching? Sorry. The exhibition is not coming back. The Sorry, Elon University’s one-night-only curatorial club produced an exhibition and kick-off party titled “(Almost) 10 Years after Bubble Bitching”. BB, as it was known, was a fake news broadsheet similar to The Onion. It skewered everything from ARAMARK to Elon students … Continue reading

CD sales to support ABSS art education

Alamance County musicians are a close-knit bunch. So when word got out that Elon University’s senior sound and video specialist Bryan Baker was looking for musicians to record a CD to benefit a charitable organization, he found 20 artists willing to sit down in a recording studio and make art happen. As a part of … Continue reading

Elon alumnus positively rock n’ rolls

When Chris Hendricks was young, doctors told him he would never walk. He was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at age 4, a neurological condition that affects muscle function. The messages from his brain to his legs are disrupted, limiting his mobility. Around the same time, Hendricks said, he began singing. It was a love of … Continue reading

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