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Color explodes in the Vault Gallery at the Dare County Arts Council this month. Appropriately named, “In Living Color” is an exhibit featuring the works of Outer Banks artists Dawn Gray Moraga and Ben Morris. The showing dips its toes in multiple genres that mix decorative, abstraction, and …

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It’s hip to be square — if you are a two-dimensional work of art, that is. Currently on display at Seaside Art Gallery is “Outer Banks Squared,” an exhibit of art measuring 12-inch by 12-inch. Square work is the latest trend according to Seaside owner Melanie Smith. “The square shape is real…

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Breaking into the art world is no easy task. It takes skills, talent, fortitude, and persistence to name just a few characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. The world of art is one of the tougher fields in which to make money, as it isn’t always taken seriously or considered an essential…

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Dead Heading Workshop Make the most of your artistic summer annual and perennial beds by getting into a deadheading routine, a method of pruning to ensure the continuation of new flowers throughout the summer season.

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Ami Hill gazes around her new gallery Muse Originals OBX. “I don’t have talent like this, she says, as she gestures to the art that fills the venue to the brim.

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Cloud Nine in Nags Head is celebrating its 30th anniversary. At the helm of the bead shop and art gallery is Ginny Flowers, who is as thrilled today to be operating the business as she was three decades ago when she first opened the doors.

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Suzanne Stark has a mind like an engineer. She excels at figuring out new things that peak her curiosity. Armed with loads of creativity and open to possibilities, she explores various mediums with fabric products her end result.

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An opening reception for an exhibition of works by fine art and nature photographer Cyndi Goetcheus Sarfan is set for 11:45 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse on Kitty Hawk Road at Herbert Perry Road, Kitty Hawk.

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All the trees on the Christmas tree lot stood tall and straight and used the cold December wind to puff out their branches to help them look full. This was the most important time of the year for trees, the last night of that special season when people opened their doors and let these normal…

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Marcia Cline’s paintings are celebratory. Working with a vibrant palette and energetic strokes she interprets her world that is fueled by gratitude. The 56-year-old Nags Head artist opens a one-person show at the Dare County Arts Council in November, where she will showcase a variety of pain…

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More than 100 people came out three nights in a row to see regional, national and international surf films at the 6th Annual Surfalorus Film Festival, which took place Sept. 21-23, on the Outer Banks.

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Wearing masks dates back centuries with its purpose as broad as the many styles that have been created. Hiding or decorating one’s face appears in history and cultures for purposes of anonymity, war, theater and cultural practices, such as denoting hierarchy, signaling mourning or for celebr…

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The Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series opens a new chapter on Tuesday, Oct. 3, with the unveiling of the group’s first Invitational Art Show at Glenn Eure’s Ghost Fleet Gallery. Featuring 20 outstanding Outer Banks painters, the show runs through Saturday, Oct. 28. Gallery hours are fro…

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When you think of women and literature, who first comes to mind? Virginia Woolf? Laura Ingals Wilder of “Little House” fame? Madeline L’Engle with her award-winning “Wrinkle in Time”? Well, probably JK Rowling —and let’s not forget Jann Brett’s fabulously illustrated picture books.

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For nearly half of a century, Glenn Eure has been impacting the art scene on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Colington artist is the heart of the arts in this coastal enclave. From handing out thousands upon thousands of pen and ink watercolor boat pictures to visitors to his Ghost Fl…

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Tricia Cutler remembers always drawing. Her nana, Patricia Cutler, took her to the zoo when she was a young girl and while in the car remarked, “‘Tricia, you’re really quiet.’ I had drawn all over the side of the van with markers,” says Cutler, 24. “I always was doodling and drawing.”

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After the headline-generating OBX Blackout, Hatteras and Ocracoke islands are celebrating the restoration of power to the islands.

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A visit to Carolina Coto’s website is a mind-blowing experience. Almost everything you can imagine from clothing, prints, and original art to fabric, wallpaper, duvet covers, clocks, tote bags, mugs, pillows and I-phone cases are covered with her art. Working with several companies that prod…

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The Rev. W. David Stowe recently opened Lightkeepers Gallery in Frisco. It’s an appropriate name for his business as a 13-year pastor of Heritage of Faith and a coastal gallery owner. He sheds light as he moves from one devotion to the next whether illuminating Bible verses or the art create…

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Turquoise, blue and green waves undulate across the walls. Bright colored wooden sea creatures float in these summery seas. Every coastal icon the mind can imagine has a presence in This Little Cottage Crafters, a new shop in Frisco on Hatteras Island. Not far from the sea itself, the galler…

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The Dare County Arts Council announces a Call for Entry for the Art of the Mask: A DCAC Special Exhibit, presented as a compliment to DCAC’s annual fundraising event the Black Opal Masquerade Ball, which will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28.

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Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum sounds like a catchy name for an attraction on Hatteras Island. But its name has deep meaning: there really is a graveyard — of ships, and often, their passengers — deep underwater off Cape Hatteras. More than a thousand ships have been lost at sea near Diamo…

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The Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras is named in honor of the thousands of shipwrecks that have sunk in the waters off North Carolina’s coast, and is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the state’s maritime history and culture with an emphasis on shipwrecks.