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Thursday December 1st

Arts & Culture


Renzo Ortega poses for a portrait with his work "Successions". The new mural at TOPO Distillery pays tribute to family bond dynamics, especially those of family members that have left and have yet to return.

New vinyl art in Chapel Hill aims to inspire diversity and community resilience

“I chose this specifically because the African American community along with the Hispanic Latinx community has been fighting for equality for centuries,” Antonio Alanis said. “I was thinking really closely about what it means to belong in the United States and to have a seat and opportunity. I chose it to really pay my respects for the African American community.”

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DTH Photo Illustration. The constant influx of news can be overwhelming, especially during a pandemic.

Students and faculty strive for balance between well-being and staying informed

“I think you need to understand that not being informed is not the worst thing, unless it is of primary importance to you to always be up on activist causes,” Anderson said. “If you want to still be activists, you could do something that helps like volunteer and feel like you’re doing something positive about the thing versus just consuming this onslaught of negative news.”  

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Owner and director Lindsay Metivier poses for a portrait at the Peel Gallery in Carrboro on March 6, 2021.

New art gallery "Peel" aims to provide safe space for Carrboro artists

“The peels that I collect are aged by moisture and air, bleached by sunlight – they’re almost cameraless photographs themselves, and documenting them has taken on a life of its own,” Metivier said. “Maybe part of me wanted an excuse to fill the gallery with dried peels that are spilling out of my studio and apartment, but I also see Peel as a multi-layered art space. It’s all accumulation – the accretion of layers, images, textures, moments and memories.”

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