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03/09/2017
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Written by Jaymie Meyer, Direcor of Youth + Education Programs, GreenHillGreenHill’s Artist-in-the-Schools program has been bringing NC artists to 4th grade classrooms for over 40 years. Our longest-running educational program is supported by Guilford County Schools and gives students the rare opportunity to meet and work with a professional artist like nationally renowned Haliwa-Saponi potter Senora Lynch. For the past 16 years AIS has enabled Senora to teach children about Native American culture through her whimsical clay pieces. Her work intertwines intricately etched decorative elements with Native American symbols and stories. Her signature works are her clay turtles, which ...

A Childhood Shaped by Art
03/08/2017
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Written by Lauren Gordon, Marketing & Design Guru, GreenHill I’ve been at GreenHill since June 2012.  When I interviewed with Laura Way, GreenHill’s Executive Director, for the position of Marketing and Design Specialist I remember thinking it was unlike any other interview I had ever had.  We covered some of the normal questions, “What’s your experience”, “Tell me about your marketing and organizational skills”, “How well do you work with others”, etc. But then she asked me about my experience with art, and I think at that moment I realized how excited I was to be part of an organization that promotes and celebrates ...

MARCH ARTIST OF THE MONTH - MELISSA ENGLER + GRAEME PRIDDLE
03/02/2017
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 ARTISTS OF THE MONTH | MELISSA ENGLER + GRAEME PRIDDLE There is something comforting about a wood turned bowl. Whether it be smooth or rugged, no two bowls are alike- each has its own beautiful complexity. Asheville artists Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle know all about the finite characteristics of wood and have taken this traditional craft to the next level. The insides of their bowls are striking. It seems as though some of these trees have lived quite the interesting life! While the inside retains its natural appearance, each bowls' facade is carved with a different technique and painted with a color that radiates a fun, modern ...

Pop-Up Resident: Richard Creighton
02/27/2017
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POP-UP RESIDENT RICHARD CREIGHTON Richard Creighton is an artist living and working in Greensboro, NC where he is a member of the 205 Collaborative. Richard has extensive experience in the arts as a graphic designer, professor and creative director. Recently Richard taught Book Arts at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland teaching students basic and advanced bookbinding techniques. Richard’s professional experience as a bookbinder influences his work as an artist. Richard says about his work “I strive to create a synthesis of modern technology and old-world craftsmanship, combining computer-aided design and hand-set type, photoengraving and hand-fed presses, evoking a ...

Sammy Guy I Passion, Faith & Freedom
02/21/2017
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Sammy Guy is a man of character, laughter and friendship. A Greensboro native, Sammy of Sammy's Cycle World loaned his Kawasaki KZ900 for our current M.A.D exhibition. Sammy describes himself as a friend to everyone, proven to me by the constant flow of visitors who came by during our short visit this week. Sammy shares how what started as a passion spotted on the back of his grandfather's truck in the form of a Simplex Minibike has since turned into Sammy's Cycle World. Watch Sammy's full interview below to learn more of his journey from rider to shop owner.