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Ticia Valentine is a potter and recently retired Dare County public school art teacher. She is one of 60-plus artists exhibiting work at the 38th New World Festival of the Arts on tap Aug. 14-15 at the downtown waterfront in Manteo.

Ray Matthews creates images with light, capturing his vision of the Outer Banks and regional scenes including Lake Mattamaskeet and the Blue Ridge Mountains. The 69-year-old Nags Header is having an exhibit this month at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo. He will be showcasing approxima…

Sunrises, sunsets and seas, provide the colors for Taylor William’s palette. The 23-year-old Kill Devil Hills artist is a beach-inspired oil painter. She creates realistic seascapes, waves, and skies. William’s started painting in 2017 after returning from a month long stay in Hawaii. “I was…

In the words of Albert Einstein, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” This saying aptly applies to artist Robin York, who has spent 30 years successfully teaching high school art in Manteo before retiring and even more years as a successful practicing artist…

North Carolina’s rich land is divided into three regions, the mountains, the Piedmont Plateau and the coastal plain. Living in these areas are flora and fauna that depend on each other for survival. An exhibit currently on display through July 11 at the North Carolina Aquarium in Manteo pair…

Hatteras Island is a respite for many people who seek the solitude of its sandy beaches, soothing surf, and squawk of the seagulls overhead. There's plenty to do on the island for those who want a bit of action, both on and off the water, but the island is all about tranquility.

Duck artist Fred Vallade prefers not to speak of his work or his self for he feels that what one does is who one is. In other words, the art is the man and the man is the art. He opened his latest exhibit, “Dare to be Different,” at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo this month. A look a…

If you browse Donny Bower’s Facebook page, you essentially scroll through posts after posts of Hatteras Island history that he has documented over the years as a photographer. With camera in hand, the 62-year-old Buxton resident has been Johnny on the spot at all the major events that have o…

Twelve years ago, Serena Koltzau started placing paint on canvas, trying to find something to occupy her mind while going through “a rough time.” The Currituck resident never dreamed her works would not only one day be displayed in an art gallery, but that people would buy them.

Partners in life for 18 years, Claire Jacobs and Richard Byrd are Rodanthe artists who find inspiration in the raw environment and close-knit community. Painting is a meditative act that brings joy to both artists and, they hope, a smile to the faces of those viewing their light-hearted art.…

On tap this winter at the Dare County Arts Council in Manteo is the tried and true Frank Stick Memorial Art Show. It’s an homage to Stick, a magazine illustrator, who had work published in “Saturday Evening Post,” Ladies Home Journal” “Country Gentleman, “St. Nicholas,” and “Field and Stream…

Theatre of Dare's 28th season continues Jan. 11-20 with a thoughtful drama, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” an autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and his relationship with Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after g…