Art & Artists

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A Carolina Collage: The Wells Stockyard Flea Market

For decades, eclectic bits and pieces from around the world have found their way to Wallace. But they never stay long.

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Chicken Alley in Asheville

These days, you won’t encounter stray chickens in downtown Asheville — just one 10-foot-tall rooster with a proportionately large attitude. The star of local artist Molly Must’s Chicken Alley mural casts a cool stare on passersby, coaxing them to pause
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Starring: Daniel Wallace

What it was like for a North Carolina author to star in a movie based on his own book.

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Our Ava

Ava Gardner lit the world on fire with her breathtaking beauty and fiery spirit. She was raised as a farmer’s daughter near Smithfield. She transformed herself into a Hollywood starlet, a crooner’s wife, and a legacy. The world will never forget her. And we will never stop remembering — she was ours.

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The Art of Tammy Leigh Brooks

If you’ve never seen a Polish chicken before, let this Hickory artist’s stoneware version be your first.
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The Wilderness Poet: George Ellison

At home in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, naturalist and writer George Ellison and his artist wife, Elizabeth, find peace and inspiration.
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Mark Bannerman

One Man’s Trash: Art by Mark Bannerman

Bits and pieces, scraps and slivers: For Mark Bannerman, every little object is a treasure.
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Charlotte Wall Poems

Poems for Everyone

A citywide art project is bringing together poetry and graphic design in Charlotte, rewarding those who take a moment to look up.
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Carolyn Blaylock

All Creatures Great and Small

Carolyn Blaylock aims for one thing with her colorful animal paintings: joy.
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Erin Weston

From Manhattan to Magnolia Farm

Erin Weston left North Carolina wide-eyed with an art history degree and a dream of making it in the Big Apple. When her plans fell through, she returned to the Triangle to create luxury wreaths that decorate homes across the state — especially at Christmas.
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