#TBT to this past Fall when the students from Refugee Community Partnership participated in Floraffiti at the NC Botanical Gardens' Annual Sculpture in the Gard...en exhibition. Poetry workshops were led by the incomparable Sonny Kelly who is leading this Spring's workshops.
More information and sign up for the Teen Poetry Workshops starting April 3rd --> http://bit.ly/2DJXNR9
Video by Rebekah Joy Media
This project is sponsored by:
Carrboro Arts Committee
Carrboro Coffee Roasters & Open Eye Cafe
Town of Carrboro, NC
Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture
Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership
Jay Parker, Weaver Street Realty
Orange County Arts Commission
Visit Chapel Hill & Orange County, NC
PTA Thrift Shop & YouthWorx on Main
Townsend Bertram & Company
VIP Print and Sign of Chapel Hill
WCHL and Chapelboro.com
Do you know how to help yourself or someone else if there is a bleeding emergency? Carrboro police officers are trained on how to stop the bleed, but what if of...ficers cannot help you right away? March 31st is National Stop the Bleed Day. Go to bleedingcontrol.org and find a free class in our area that can teach you how to help yourself and other people should you need it. You can never be too prepared, learn how to Stop the Bleed today! #CarrboroSafe Town of Carrboro, NC Carrboro Fire-Rescue Department Chapel Hill Police Department UNC Police Department
Will you be participating in Earth Hour? Save the date - turn off your lights on 24 March at 8.30 PM local time!
Please welcome Officer Baker to the Carrboro Police Department. Officer Baker graduated from North Carolina Central University before attending Basic Law Enforc...ement Training and choosing #Carrboro as the town he wants to serve and protect. Congrats Officer Baker, and welcome to the crew! Town of Carrboro, NC
Check out Carrboro artist Ben Hamburger featured on Vitamin O.http://www.orangecountync.gov/…/publi…/resident_profiles.php
“Social practice is part of what I do,” says artist Ben Hamburger. “I am pretty influenced by sense of place.” Hamburger arrived in Orange County last August, j...ust as the protests about Confederate monuments, particularly Silent Sam on UNC’s campus, erupted. As an artist interested in painting landscapes, especially southern landscapes, his exploration of the topic felt “unavoidable.” Hamburger uses the images of the removal of these statues as a way to think critically about the status quo. As he notes on his website, the societal influence of the monuments “becomes apparent as people react to their contentious disappearance.”
Not a history buff or “civil war head” himself, Hamburger has enjoyed opportunities to talk with local professors who are “super knowledgeable about the subject.” “It is really cool to engage with the academic community.” He said, “The whole process has really increased my awareness of what these monuments mean and what their removal means, and why and how they were put where they were.”
Hamburger enjoys plein air painting, especially for its usefulness in learning about and adapting to his new home. “Starting to make stuff is one thing. Getting established is another.” With plein air painting, “You become a spectacle when you are out there painting.” People stop and talk to him. Hamburger notes this is a distraction for some artists, but he embraces it as a way to meet people and learn about his environment.
Hamburger is interested in change, fluctuation, and transition. He is also a community art educator, teaching at the Carrboro Arts Center and the Durham Arts Council. His current two week residency has children discussing what monuments are, what values should be upheld, and each student decides who they want to memorialize. Hamburger helps them look at display options such as bases or pillars, build their monument, and make choices about inscriptions.
Some of Hamburger’s paintings from the monument series were recently featured at the Eno Gallery in Hillsborough. Hamburger does not know how long he will be working with this content. One thing he realizes: “I spend more time thinking about this series than I do painting it.”
Learn more at http://benhamburgerart.com
@OCNCarts @visitchapelhill @artscenterlive @enogallery
From dinner by candle light, to an indoor campout via lantern ....Celebrate Earth Hour Saturday March 24th by turning lights off for an hour at 8:30pm. How will you and your family participate? http://www.mykidsadventures.com/how-to-create-glow-in-the-…/ @CarrboroPZI
The police department received an email reporting suspicious activity this week.
Remember, you should not report any suspicious activity through email, Faceboo...k, Twitter, Nextdoor, or by calling the office number. Officers might not get the message until the next day, which means they couldn't help you when you needed it.
Please call 911 to report anything suspicious, to report a crime, or to ask for assistance! #CarrboroSafe Town of Carrboro, NC
Plan to celebrate and educate your family this Saturday by participating in Earth Hour! Starting at 8:30pm, Saturday March 24th, turn off lights for an hour to help conserve energy and show your love for Mother Earth! @CarrboroPZI
Plan to celebrate and educate your family this Saturday by participating in Earth Hour! Starting at 8:30pm, Saturday March 24th, turn off lights for an hour to help conserve energy and show your love for Mother Earth!
While saving a few dollars and a handful of kilowatt hours on your electric bill every month may not seem like a huge deal in itself, the savings grow large rapidly when many people join the movement.Show your love for the planet on 24 March, 8.30pm and switch off lights for an hour! #EarthHour #Connect2Earth
If we don’t take action on climate change, we could lose almost 50% of species from the world’s most precious places by the end of this century.
Join us for #EarthHour on 24 March, 8.30pm to show you care for our planet.