Bill Cokas got his start drawing cartoons for this very paper.
A work by a Tony Award-winning playwright and a piece by UNC alumni make up the most recent production by StreetSigns Center for Literature and Performance.
After years of activity, the Youth Angst Society disappeared. So this year, UNC sophomore Alex Karsten decided to bring it back.
The 16 winners were announced at the Feb. 7 Board of County Commissioners meeting and included — among others — FRANK Art Gallery, the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill, the Carrboro ArtsCenter and McDougle Elementary School’s PTA, which each received grants from the council in September. In all, the awards account for $23,251 of Orange County’s funds and are given to nonprofit groups to bolster arts programming. The last cycle of grants was announced in September 2011, when $29,891 was given to 19 organizations.
Chapel Hill native Michael Galinsky’s film, “Battle for Brooklyn,” is a documentary that zooms in on New York City’s demolition of a Brooklyn community to make way for a basketball stadium and real estate development.
A 1977 graduate of UNC, Michael Brown is the creator of many of the town’s beloved murals, including the sea turtles on Columbia Street and the marching parade in Porthole Alley.
One of UNC’s hospitals is using art to challenge the stigma of mental illness. Opening tonight with a reception, the “Brushes with Life: Art, Artists and Mental Illness” gallery at the N.C. Neurosciences Hospital features performance and visual art all created by patients.
Company Carolina will bring its stage outside this April. The student-run theater company will perform Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” free of charge on one of UNC’s outdoor quads as its spring production.
Civil rights education in the U.S. often focuses on movements that took place within the country, leaving out the struggle that occurred worldwide.
The Carrboro ArtsCenter will showcase James Braly’s “Life in a Marital Institution.”
Company Carolina will perform a musical about Peggy, a pint-sized pirate, for two area elementary schools this week.
Tonight’s concert by Saadoun al-Bayati, an Iraqi audist, will be the prequel to a conference on the country’s history organized by a UNC history class.