Arts http://wunc.org en A Dance For A Warrior http://wunc.org/post/dance-warrior <p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;">South African choreographer Gregory </span>Maqoma<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> grew up hearing the story of his ancestor, a </span>19th<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> century </span>Xhosa<span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 15px; line-height: normal;"> warrior. The man is remembered for his long fight to preserve cultural traditions and resist colonial rule. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 16:30:12 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 37221 at http://wunc.org A Dance For A Warrior Setting Up Shop In Historic Places http://wunc.org/post/setting-shop-historic-places <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: normal; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">Carrie Knowles, the 2014 Piedmont Laureate, is tasked with encouraging North Carolina residents to come together to celebrate the art of writing.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Thu, 29 May 2014 13:43:30 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 36353 at http://wunc.org Setting Up Shop In Historic Places 'My Father Told Me I Was Crazy As Hell' - Potter Sid Luck Wins NC Heritage Award http://wunc.org/post/my-father-told-me-i-was-crazy-hell-potter-sid-luck-wins-nc-heritage-award <p></p><p>There's a potter in North Carolina who can trace his roots by the generations of family members who've spun clay.</p><p>Sid Luck's great-great-grandfather, William Henry Luck, began turning pots in Seagrove just after the Civil War. This week, five generations later, <a href="http://www.ncarts.org/Portals/44/email/heritage2014/sidluck/">Sid Luck was awarded a North Carolina Heritage Award from the NC Arts Council</a> for his work as a potter.</p> Thu, 22 May 2014 21:03:22 +0000 Carol Jackson 35968 at http://wunc.org 'My Father Told Me I Was Crazy As Hell' - Potter Sid Luck Wins NC Heritage Award The Poets Of North Carolina: A Healer, A Student, A Teacher, A Transplant http://wunc.org/post/poets-north-carolina-healer-student-teacher-transplant <p>For National Poetry Month, we talked with four different North Carolina poets about their work and their relationship with the art form.</p><p><strong>Name:</strong> Jacinta White</p><p><strong>Location:</strong> Kernersville, NC</p><p><strong>Organization:</strong> <a href="http://www.poetryheals.com/">The Word Project</a>, using poetry workshops to help with personal and community healing.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:54:42 +0000 Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 34644 at http://wunc.org The Poets Of North Carolina: A Healer, A Student, A Teacher, A Transplant A New Take On The Diary Of Anne Frank http://wunc.org/post/new-take-diary-anne-frank <div style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal; margin: 0px;"><p></p><span style="font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;">While Anne Frank’s story is familiar to many, the production currently on stage at Raleigh’s <a href="http://burningcoal.org/">Burning Coal Theatre</a> is a bit different.&nbsp;</span></div><p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:49:17 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 34296 at http://wunc.org A New Take On The Diary Of Anne Frank Meet Michele Tracy Berger http://wunc.org/post/meet-michele-tracy-berger <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; color: rgb(119, 119, 119); line-height: 16px; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px;">When <a href="http://micheleberger.wordpress.com/">Michele Tracy Berger</a> was a young girl, her mother gave her a gift: a walk-in closet. Looking back, she thinks of this space as her first portal to creativity. Creativity served as a survival tool for her during a difficult childhood involving abuse and poverty. Today, she's a <a href="http://www.creativetickle.com/about_us">creativity coach</a><a href="http://www.creativetickle.com/home"> </a>and professor of women's studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:19:03 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 33375 at http://wunc.org Meet Michele Tracy Berger Why Did It Take 7 Years For SNL To Hire A Black, Female Cast Member? http://wunc.org/post/why-did-it-take-7-years-snl-hire-black-female-cast-member <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5">The recent decision by Saturday Night Live to hire an African American woman underscores the lack of diversity on the show and in the wider media landscape.</span></p><p>In fact, Sasheer Zamata will be only the fourth African American woman to ever be a cast member on the show. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/business/media/snl-to-add-black-female-cast-member-in-january.html">She will be the first since Maya Rudolph left in 2007</a>. Zamata makes her debut January 18.</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 16:57:32 +0000 Carol Jackson, Alex Granados & Frank Stasio 28609 at http://wunc.org Why Did It Take 7 Years For SNL To Hire A Black, Female Cast Member? What Is The Relationship Between Art And Advertising? http://wunc.org/post/what-relationship-between-art-and-advertising <p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">When Nike used the Beatle’s song “Revolution” in an ad campaign, the Beatles sued. Their lawyer released a statement: “The Beatles’ position is that they don’t sing jingles to peddle sneakers, beer, pantyhose or anything else.”&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 15:38:54 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 17394 at http://wunc.org What Is The Relationship Between Art And Advertising? Exhibit Explores Attention Through TINY Art http://wunc.org/post/exhibit-explores-attention-through-tiny-art <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Who says bigger is always better? It seems that the smallest things hold our world together. If you unscrewed the back of your watch, you would see a whole world of washers and gears and screws that held together your concept of time. </span><a href="http://thecarrack.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Carrack</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> recently opened the exhibit "TINY: Attention, Exploded." The exhibit works to explore how we relate to the small.</span></p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 19:07:18 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14553 at http://wunc.org Exhibit Explores Attention Through TINY Art Photographer Spends Forty Years Capturing Rural County http://wunc.org/post/photographer-spends-forty-years-capturing-rural-county <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many photographers in this day and age seek to capture as many worlds as they can in their lifetime. </span><a href="http://documentarystudies.duke.edu/books/new-releases/one-place-paul-kwilecki-and-four-decades-of-photographs-from-decatur-county-georgia" style="line-height: 1.5;">Paul Kwilecki</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> did all of this while staying in Decatur County, Georgia for over four decades.</span></p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:16:44 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 14554 at http://wunc.org Photographer Spends Forty Years Capturing Rural County