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Q&A with MFA student artist Meg Stein

_Meg Stein, a Master of Fine Arts student at UNC, was always interested in drawing and “making small things.” She first began to call herself an artist when she joined an artist collective in Durham and began creating large installations. Her work, on display in the John and June Alcott Gallery at the Hanes Art Center, uses furniture as a metaphor for human loneliness.

Art and politics collide in David Taylor's new exhibit

The Chapel Hill Art Gallery is painting its way into politics with its newest exhibit. David Taylor is featured artist for the month of February at the Chapel Hill Art Gallery, and the Moral Monday protests in Raleigh are the main subjects of his exhibit, titled “Does Art Have a Moral Responsibility.” The exhibit is composed of 22 pieces, including landscapes and still lifes, but the main focus is on seven pieces depicting various scenes from the Moral Monday protests.

'The Avenue Ahead': The man behind the puppet

Throughout the spring semester, Canvas will follow UNC Pauper Players’s production of “Avenue Q” from the beginning to the end in its series “The Avenue Ahead.” In the second installment of the series, staff writer Madison Flager profiled senior Will Hawkins, who plays Rod in the production.

Pop Up Chorus in Durham attracts a diverse audience

No auditions, no mandatory attendance: just show up and sing. Designed to be low-maintenance for people with a busy schedule, Pop Up Chorus is a local vocal ensemble that meets on Mondays in Durham to learn and perform with a completely different group of people each time. Lauren Hodge, organizer of the group, said anyone is welcome.

Q&A with MFA student artist Lile Stephens

Lile Stephens discovered he had a knack for art while growing up in a small town in Arkansas. After high school, he completed his bachelors degree in fine arts and masters in studio art at Arkansas State University, and now studies at UNC in the two-year Master of Fine Arts program.

Womancraft Gifts has found a home in Carrboro

The members of Womancraft Fine Handcrafted Gifts were excited for new artistic possibilities in the growing community as they celebrated their move to Carrboro on Monday. The shop threw a small house-warming party at their new location on East Main Street.

Third annual Adult Spelling Bee unites comedy and vocabulary

Chapel Hill residents who know how to take jokes, as well as spell them, finally have an outlet to do just that. As part of the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, the Dirty South Improv Comedy Theater will collaborate with UNC’s Program in the Humanities and Flyleaf Books to hold the third Adult Spelling Bee.

North Carolina Symphony welcomes Chapel Hill audience

The North Carolina Symphony will visit its birthplace at the University this Saturday. The Symphony is returning to UNC to showcase its principal bass player, who will play a concerto he has been rehearsing all his life. When Leonid Finkelshteyn — the North Carolina Symphony’s Principal bass player — was six years old, he began a path that would eventually bring him from his hometown of St.

'Rumors' entices audiences from beginning to end

“Rumors,” Thursday at 8 p.m. ???? Kenan Theatre Company and LAB! Theatre’s production “Rumors” started with a bang Thursday night — literally. From the first gunshot to the last frantic lie, “Rumors” was a fast-paced and highly entertaining production that kept audience members roaring with laughter. The play, which chronicled a high-class dinner party gone wrong, followed husband and wife Ken and Chris, who arrive first to the party to find the hostess missing and the host shot through the earlobe. Chaos ensued immediately after the discovery — guest after guest arrived and Ken and Chris’s futile attempt to cover up the affair soon unraveled.

'No Shame Theater' makes a home in Carrboro

One showcase is getting particularly experimental in Carrboro this weekend. Every first Saturday of the month, the ArtsCenter hosts “No Shame Theatre,” an artistic forum that features original content from actors, playwrights and performance artists.

'Broadway Melodies's student-written shows dazzle audiences

????1/2 A song dedicated entirely to bad dining hall food is just one of the gems found in Pauper Players’s show, “Broadway Melodies,” which opened on Friday and runs until Feb 4. “Broadway Melodies” featured three student-written and student-directed shows — “Les Nor,” “Into the Games” and “Jurassic Pop.” The actors and directors only had two weeks to transform each musical, but from the high quality of the performances, the audience would have never guessed.