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Spring Sublime – Artist Pop-up Show

This May OCAG hosts a show at FRANK’s Outreach Gallery in University Place located at 201 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill. This generous space provides us with an opportunity to show many samples of the participating artists’ work. You’ll find a range of mediums on display…paintings, photography, ceramics, pottery, textiles and other works of unique craft materials. Styles range from…

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What I Did on My Summer Vacation by Linda Passman

My favorite subject to draw is the human figure in motion. For example, dancers, people moving in natural ways, the figure at rest (leaning, slumping, or sleeping.) I begin drawing by focusing on my subject, catching the action of the pose quickly, while barely looking down at my paper. I then go on to add details later if there is time. This summer I…

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Can You Trust Your Eyes by Anita Wolfenden

You look out and see the trees through the studio window. Green leaves, the sunlight making them yellowish with darker green shadows. Warm, tan tree trunks; deep, green foliage further away; a cascade of green in different shades. You assume that everyone looking out on these leaves sees them the same way that you do. So many people get cataracts…

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Art for Wildlife by Emily Weinstein

My day started out by catching a field mouse in the house. Thankfully, the animal was unhurt, and I did not need to take it to a place  like Triangle Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic. This wildlife hospital that had served the entire Triangle had to shut down. Many have listened to me lament over this heartbreaking loss.  Now, prior to spring,…

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Blogging for the Sake of Art by Trudy Thomson

Oh yes, for the sake of your art. To enlighten, or to entertain. To make a personal statement and maintain your presence in the eye and ear of the public. A blog is a fresh and friendly way to stay connected to your collectors and admirers of your work. To help you get started, here are a few questions you…

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Holidays at the NC Crafts Gallery: An Interview with Sara

Special thanks to Sara Gress, the owner of the NC Crafts Gallery, for the opportunity to interview her for this timely blog article. Timely because this is the gift giving season and NC Crafts Gallery is just around the corner in Carrboro, NC. Sara has been supportive of OCAG and has included the work of many OCAG artists, who are…

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2012 Tour Reflections by OCAG Artists

Most photography shot courtesy of OCAG artist, Barbara Tyroler! Sandra Milroy - The 2012 OCAG Open Studio Tour was an exhilarating, absorbing, and altogether enjoyable experience for me this time. I have a new studio, completed the night before the first Saturday. It's on the lower level of our house, with a private entrance and it felt like the best…

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