Books by Susan Skrzycki
September 2019

From Blight to Bright

Aug 29, 2019 Lauren Kruchten 0
Many of downtown Raleigh’s run-down or abandoned buildings have gone from eyesores to eye-catching, covered with colorful works of art.  This summer, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance launched ARTivation, a temporary public art display where seven local […]
Colored pencil art by Jaimon Caceres
May 2019

Life in Color

May 7, 2019 Lauren Kruchten 0
If you think colored pencils are just for kids, think again. Raleigh-based artist Jaimon Caceres uses them to create magical landscapes and lifelike portraits that look similar to oil paintings. Raised on a small farm in […]
Storm drain art by local artist Sarahlaine Calva
May 2019

Art All Around

May 7, 2019 Jane Porter 0
April showers bring May flowers but, in Raleigh, they also bring bright, colorful storm drains.  This month, local artist Sarahlaine Calva, in a partnership with the city’s stormwater management division, will complete her fifth installation in […]
King Godwin
May 2019

A Beautiful Mind

Apr 30, 2019 Jane Porter 0
A yellow and orange cat has fun with leaves and trees. A blue and purple penguin with a green smile is flying because it cannot wait to get home. A tiger is happy because it feels […]
December 2018 / January 2019

Boylan Heights ArtWalk

Dec 1, 2018 Tracy Jones 0
As it does every year in early December, Raleigh’s Boylan Heights neighborhood will transform into a bustling, sprawling artists’ showcase. More than 100 local artists and craftspeople will sell their wares on porches and sidewalks, […]
November 2018

Doug Frates: Sea of Glass

Oct 31, 2018 Jane Porter 0
A sunset over a Mediterranean beach, the ocean meeting the sand, golden light reflected on crystal blue waters. At Vidrio, hundreds of handblown glass discs transport guests from the buzz of Glenwood South to the […]
October 2018

Plated Pottery

Sep 30, 2018 Addie Ladner 0
Imagine gazing at the face of Audrey Hepburn, Willie Nelson, Bill Murray or Waylon Jennings, glazed onto your plate, halfway through a helping of housemade tagliatelle. You may have had this experience if you’ve dined […]
September 2018

Art with a Heart

Sep 7, 2018 Adrienne Fouts 0
Twenty-seven artists, 27 pieces of art, 27 years: Works of Heart returns this month, with some changes, after a six-year hiatus. The art auction is revamping its format, moving to a new venue and scaling […]
Georges Le Chevallier in studio
July 2018 / August 2018

Dishes, Deconstructed

Jul 16, 2018 Jane Porter 0
A squiggly line of green acrylic paint is a chili pepper in “Chiles en Nogada.” Sand is a hamburger bun in “Royale Burger au Poivre Ailoi et Gruyere.” Blue and white seashells rise up from a […]
June 2018

Trophy Brewing’s Morgan Street Monsters

May 31, 2018 Jane Porter 0
Baseball cap-wearing basketballs and fedora-clad pyramids intermingle with wide-eyed, fuzzy-edged monsters on a colorful new mural on the wall of Trophy on Morgan. The monsters, creations of the Brooklyn-based artist, illustrator and graphic designer Kevin Lyons, […]
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