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Piedmont Earthskills Gathering @ Shakori Hills
Apr 6 – Apr 8 all-day

Piedmont Earthskills Gathering
April 4-8, 2018 at Shakori Hills in Pittsboro, NC

The Gathering will be a 5 day and 4-night event that offers in-depth learning for individuals and families. This educational/enrichment program will be focused on Primitive Living Skills and Homesteading. Top quality instructors will teach dozens of ancestral and heritage primitive skills such as matchless fire making, edible and medicinal plants, stone tool creation and use, ancient weaponry and basket making, just to name a few.

Earthskills gatherings are events where new friendships are forged, old friendships refined, and the empowering knowledge of pioneer, survival, native and traditional primitive skills are shared. These programs give participants the opportunity to become proficient in skills that have helped them redefine life goals and directions as well as broaden their knowledge of sustainable life ways, connection to nature, and the power of community. After a full day of hands-on instruction, evening programs give us the opportunity to join in the revival of the great oral tradition of storytelling around the council fire, or the option to pull up a chair at any one of the camps where homegrown and traditional Appalachian music is played, or the opportunity to answer the call of the drum and dance around the fire under a star-filled sky.


Near & Far @ 140 West Franklin
Apr 8 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Near & Far – A Convergence of Community & Campus Cultures

Celebrate the global culture within Chapel Hill at this fun and funky street party! Homegrown cultural groups will offer activities for all ages. Plus, celebrate our vibrant community with heritage music, dance troupes, and spontaneous art performances that will make this afternoon unforgettable. Curb your appetite with international food offerings from our Tasting Tent – plus have an opportunity to:

EDUCATE yourself about the diverse cultures that call Chapel Hill home.

APPRECIATE the music, food, and traditions of world cultures.

CELEBRATE the vibrancy of our community and campus offerings.

Elizabeth Bradford Exhibition @ The Umstead Hotel & Spa
Apr 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Based in Charlotte, Elizabeth Bradford will be bringing her dynamic art to The Umstead Hotel & Spa for exhibition April 1 through July 31, with an art lecture and reception to be held on property April 4 from 6-8 p.m. Bradford is known for her realistic depictions of nature—ranging from tree roots growing into a creek bed to cattails flourishing in a duck pond. In addition to her paintings being on display at the hotel, there will also be a concurrent show of Bradford’s work at Raleigh’s downtown art gallery, The Mahler.

Rock Paper Scissors @ Hillsborough Gallery of Arts
Apr 20 – Apr 22 all-day

Jewelry by Arianna Bara, fiber art by Ali Givens and sculpture by Lynn Wartski. March 26 – April 22. Opening reception during Hillsborough’s Last Friday Art Walk, March 30th 6-9pm. Founded in 2006, the Hillsborough Gallery of Arts is owned & operated by 22 artists and features painting, sculpture, photography, glass art, jewelry, wood, pottery & fiber art. Hours: 10-6 Mon–Sat, 12-4 Sun.

Sacred Geometry @ Studio of Erik Wolken
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Art exhibition and sale featuring the work of painter and mixed media artist Gray Griffin and sculptor and furniture maker Erik Wolken

24th Annual Art in the Garden Sculpture Show @ Garden of Tinka Jordy
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Annual Sculpture Exhibition is a juried invitational show and sale premiering exciting original new work by both nationally recognized and local artists. All work is available for sale and the artists will be on hand to discuss their work. It is free and open to the public. There are small intimate garden spaces with smaller works and large fields for the larger scale work.
The exhibition will be held at the studio and gardens of Tinka Jordy and Mark Donley at 1902 Borland Road, Hillsborough, NC. Sat May 5, 10 am to 6pm, Sun May 6 noon to 5pm and Sat May 12 10 am to 6pm
For more information and map go to garden-art-gallery.com
or email tinka.jordy@gmail.com
Eleven accomplished artists will be exhibiting their work this year:

Bill Brown Metal Sculpture
Todd Frahm Metal and Stone Sculpture
Tinka Jordy Stoneware Sculpture
Mike Roig Metal Sculpture
Sam Spiczka Wood and Metal Sculpture
William Moore Marble and Clay Sculpture
Susan Moffatt Marble Sculpture
Robert Pulley Clay Sculpture
Wayne Vaughn Metal Sculpture
Mike Waller Mixed Media Sculpture
Roberta Wood Ceramic Sculpture