Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Free Beer -- Fine Art

Come to the Carolina Brewery in Pittsboro on Sunday March 6th from 4 to 6 for a reception for artists of The Chatham Artists Guild.

A new collection is on display, featuring four artists from the Guild: paintings by Diane Swan and Mary Charlton, mosaic mandalas by Janice Rieves, and seashell and stained glass mirrors by Gretchen Niver.  Please come and take a look at some wonderful art while you enjoy the Brewery’s great food and drinks.
The show will run through the end of March.

The Chatham Artists Guild (CAG) is an organization of artists who live and create in Chatham County North Carolina, whose purpose is to maintain artistic excellence among our members.  Our mission is to:•    raise awareness and appreciation for the visual arts (including the cultural and economic contribution it makes to the community,•    connect our artists and art patrons, and•    educate the community, and cultivating new patrons, regarding the arts.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Take A Walk On The Wild Side

This invigorating winter weather has inspired Carol-Ann and me to create a new trail in The Forrest Dweller Sculpture Garden. It runs along our little stream that empties into the creek that defines the Fearrington Creekwood Nature Trail. 
You enter our Walk On The Wild Side through the Hawk Arbor.

A large fallen tree directs you to the little stream.

Here is where our stream pours into the Creekwood Stream.

Walk along the stream toward a long legged bird.

Oh look -- A Greater Regret.

Go past a lovely Beech Tree to the big rock.

From the big rock, you can see Jordan Lake Lift Off.

The eagle close up and personal. You can see our house in the background. Also note the wind row of dead fall branches. This provides habitat for small birds and animals. As the branches and leaves break down, the composted material will evolve into natural berms supporting ferns and other native plants.

Turn around to see Not Quite First In Flight.

Oh no -- A Nice Pair Of Hooters.

Two beautiful boulders frame a large sculpted metal tree.

Look back at the trail through Beech Music and Shag Dancing.

Folks who stay in The Artist's Garret can enjoy our Sculpture Garden, including our new Walk On The Wild Side. You can book The Artist's Garret on Air BNB.