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Often, it is art that records history. Sometimes it celebrates it. In the case of the Dare County Arts Council exhibition, The Chicamacomico Shake Show,” art does both.

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Gracie Isbrecht came into the art business to help a friend. She had never done retail before and is not an artist, but her friend Barbara Warnell was ill and needed help running the Frisco Art Center, so Isbrecht stepped up.

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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.