Walker Minot


Some recipients of the Orange County Arts Council grants have recieved the award before

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.

Sitting down with Michael Galinsky

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.

UNC Hospitals fights mental illness with arts opportunities

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.