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Photographs by T. Coke Whitworth in the Ackland Art Museum are part of the exibit. DTH/Sam Ward

'Zionville' exhibit shows artist, community growth

A photograph of a man holding the severed head of a deer is among the detailed scenes of rural North Carolina depicted in “Zionville.” A series of 10 color photographs in the Ackland Art Museum’s “New Currents in Contemporary Art” exhibit, “Zionville” is the work of T. Coke Whitworth, a graduating MFA student at UNC.

Melanie Wall, of Bread and Butter Screen Printing, prints a “Dead Mule Club” T-shirt at her shop in Chapel Hill on Wednesday.

Chapel Hill screen printers mix art, business

When Jody Cedzidlo graduated from UNC, she never imagined she would make a living using the screen printing skills she learned in class.After graduation, she worked several jobs and starting working part-time in a local print shop, gradually getting more hours and responsibilities.

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Pauper Players’ ‘The Wild Party’ promises raunchy fun

Orgy scenes are seldom included in musicals, but “The Wild Party” is not the typical musical.The Pauper Players’ fall main-stage production, Andrew Lippa’s “The Wild Party,” opens at 8 p.m. tonight in the Union Cabaret and runs through Nov. 3.The musical is an adaptation of Joseph Moncure March’s epic poem of the same name.“The Wild Party” is about the relationship between a vaudeville dancer, Queenie, and her clown boyfriend, Burrs.

Polk Place was host Thursday afternoon to the MP3 Experiment. DTH/Joseph Paquette

MP3 for all

 At precisely 12:30 p.m. Thursday, dressed in blue as per instructions, I pressed the play button on my iPod and began the MP3 Experiment.After a few moments of snazzy music, my fellow participants and I were introduced to our sonorous, omnipotent narrator, Steve.Steve invited us to participate in activities that included coordinated jumping, following confused professors and hugging animals. My own efforts to hug a squirrel proved to be surprisingly injurious on the muddy quad.

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Piedmont's poet laurete performs at Mama Dip's

Verses about fried chicken, gravy corn and cinnamon apples wafted over diners as “Mama Dip” Mildred Council watched her patrons taste three courses of poetry and country cooking.Thursday’s Piedmont Laureate Word Tasting featured readings by the 2009 Piedmont Laureate, Jaki Shelton Green. She spoke ...

Curator Timothy Riggs examines a painting by Bruce Forriest. DTH/Mary-Alice Warren

A closer look

Curator Timothy Riggs has evaluated many interesting works of art in his time — everything from Japanese illustrations to chromolithographs, a form of chemical printing.“Someone brought in a case containing a three-dimensional floral bouquet produced from different colors of human hair,” Riggs remembered.

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