• Story and photos by Mary Ellen Riddle
  • 0

Outer Banks printmaker Peter Erickson has taken the mid-1800s Japanese art of fish printing — gyo (fish) taku (rubbing) — and made it his own. He opened his first showing of fish prints this month at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo. Thirty framed works of local species — including blu…

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Story and photos by Mary Ellen Riddle
  • 0

Outer Banks printmaker Peter Erickson has taken the mid-1800s Japanese art of fish printing — gyo (fish) taku (rubbing) — and made it his own. He opened his first showing of fish prints this month at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo. Thirty framed works of local species — including blu…

  • By Donna Gable Hatch Editor
  • 0

The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center, a nonprofit educational foundation, offers edu-taining programs that are designed to both education and entertain visitors about the rich culture of life on Hatteras.

  • Story and photo by Mary Ellen Riddle
  • 0

An art group formed by Doug Brannon, dubbed Post Millennium New York School-Cedar Bar II, was instrumental in showcasing the value of the first art course established by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City.

  • Story and photo by Mary Ellen Riddle
  • 0

KILL DEVIL HILLS — Bright color hails from ceiling to floor at the new The ArtiStudio in Kill Devil Hills. Located in the ground floor of a two-story white building perched off the highway, the gallery and artist work space is literally filled with island-style art generated by five artists.

featured
  • By Catherine Kozak
  • 0

As the curtain rises May 26 on opening night of the 80th season of “The Lost Colony,” the Outer Banks has good reason to be proud of the production that has outlasted any other outdoor summer theater show in the nation.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle
  • 0

It is more Fred Vallade’s way to explain how he creates art than to explain the meaning of his art. Who he is, according to the Duck artist, can be found in the result of his creative endeavors. And the danger in explaining this art, is to explain it away, believes Vallade. Fortunately for t…

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle, contributing writer
  • 0

Through “painting, painting and painting,” Peggy Saporito has gone from dabbling in acrylics and oils to becoming an award-winning watercolorist. After nearly two decades as a watercolorist, she opens her first solo exhibition at Dare County Arts Council on April 7. Her work will remain up f…

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle, Contributing writer
  • 0

Mandy Bartell is a relative newcomer to the art of jewelry design, but from the looks of things she’s got a promising career ahead of her.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle, Contributing writer
  • 0

Roanoke Island Garden Club’s Christmas Wreath Contest adds to the festive nature of downtown Manteo.

  • 0

With a new gallery in Buxton, Daniel and Kate Pullen are providing a place where people can explore and discuss the work of dynamic local and regional photojournalists.

  • By Molly Harrison Editor
  • 0

As creative director for Dare County Arts Council’s Emerald Elegance Gala on October 22, Nancy Harvey of Holiday House Weddings and Events spearheaded a massive collaborative project: a 60-foot-long emerald dragon flying over the event space. Harvey’s event concept was “unleashing your creat…

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Come winter, artists and artisans travel to a multitude of shows up and down the Outer Banks to showcase their creations just in time for the holidays. If gift giving is part of your holiday tradition, there will be much to choose from at shows, exhibits and local galleries. Expect to see ar…

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Eric Holsinger’s OBXDIY Makerspace in Kitty Hawk offers space and tools to help entrepreneurs give wing to their dreams.

  • 0

For artists Mojo Collins and Susan Estrella, working with a new medium is a way to tap into deeper realms of creative expression.

  • 0

Jewelry designer Denise Turner’s willingness to take risks leads to elegant and eclectic works of art.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Chinese Brush Painting by Shaina Diane Widmer

  • 0

In 39 years as a jewelry designer and gallery owner, Gail Kowalski proves she has what it takes to be a successful artist.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

In her job as gallery assistant at Seagreen Gallery, Lara Parks finds inspiration for her own artwork.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Though his longtime gallery has closed, Rick Tupper continues to create works of great depth and beauty and show them in his home studio.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Chef turned painter Brad Price shares his craft at Hang 12 Art Gallery and Studio.

  • 0

Harry Merkalis’ artwork reflects his deep love of the coast

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Roanoke Island gardeners interpret art with natural creations

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Carolyn and Gary Schena of Studio 12 in Avon are celebrating their 13th season with an expansion and relocation.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

A new owner and the addition of more local artists will bring new life to SeaDragon Gallery in Duck.

  • 0

Discover the recent works of longtime artists Susan Vaughan and E. M. Corsa.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Amy Dough’s “piles of potential” may look like trash, but she uses them to create eclectic works of art.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

The Artrageous Art Extravganza has been a family favorite festival for 26 years.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Hatteras Island painter Raphael Robinson brings realism and emotion to his award-winning landscape paintings.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Artists Glenn Eure and Carol Willett combine their talents in a fantastical exhibit at Ghost Fleet Gallery in Nags Head.

  • 0

Roanoke Island resident Amy Hinnant creates gifts that make people feel special.

  • 0

Ocracoke Island resident Ann Ehringhaus’ book reveals the hidden wonders in the everyday tasks of running a bed and breakfast.

  • 0

Vintage and nostalgic images are the highlight of a new book about Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

  • 0

Local photographer Jay Wickens is perfecting the craft of night-sky photography.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Mark Skelton has lived out one dream to become a working artist; now he plans to open a surf museum on Hatteras Island.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Local author Suzanne Tate brings a wealth of knowledge and lifelong connections to “Duck,” her latest book.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

A new children’s book by an Elizabeth City author and Outer Banks illustrator blends fantasy and reality into pure delight.

  • 0

The owners of Red Drum Pottery in Frisco open a second location of their gallery in Manteo.

  • 0

Julia Trant Everheart’s new children’s book is a gem, filled with palpable memories and details of island life.

  • By Mary Ellen Riddle Contributing writer
  • 0

Painter and musician Lisa Cooper has honed her creative skills on Hatteras Island for the last 40 years.

  • 0

Upon entering Pea Island Art Gallery, I quickly realize that I will be here for quite a spell. Like mythic sirens, fine art and crafts call from every direction. Each of the seductive voices sounds a unique song.

  • 0

Rabiah Hodges’ hand-crafted clogs are sold around the world