Heather McLelland is featured this month at Cape Fear Native

8/28/2015 6:38:00 PM

Featured this month at Cape Fear Native is the colorful, textured pottery of Heather McLelland.  

A truly talented local potter, Heather describes her approach to her art.

"As an artist I am trying to gain perspective and knowledge of clay and its potential. The focus of my work is to blend the lines of ancient and modern ideas, while letting the people close to me and my natural surroundings influence me. Putting myself in foreign places allows me to see what my influences are and how they have become a part my daily routine. The comfort I feel when making utilitarian pots allows me to embrace the routine in my chaotic life.

"In our fast paced world with its ever-changing societal values, I believe creating with clay allows me to work in the light of patience, while using my hands allow me to express my thoughts as a stream of conscience evolving design. This approach allows me to see my work as not just for domestic use, but as a personal journey through the process of creating a piece.

"I hope that my pots invite the user to ask questions, hold or bond with the piece and have it become a part of their daily routine, in whatever form that may be. "

Come by and pick out your favorite piece - for a gift or for your own pleasure!

 

Heather McLelland is featured this month at Cape Fear Native

8/28/2015 6:38:00 PM

Featured this month at Cape Fear Native is the colorful, textured pottery of Heather McLelland.  

A truly talented local potter, Heather describes her approach to her art.

"As an artist I am trying to gain perspective and knowledge of clay and its potential. The focus of my work is to blend the lines of ancient and modern ideas, while letting the people close to me and my natural surroundings influence me. Putting myself in foreign places allows me to see what my influences are and how they have become a part my daily routine. The comfort I feel when making utilitarian pots allows me to embrace the routine in my chaotic life.

"In our fast paced world with its ever-changing societal values, I believe creating with clay allows me to work in the light of patience, while using my hands allow me to express my thoughts as a stream of conscience evolving design. This approach allows me to see my work as not just for domestic use, but as a personal journey through the process of creating a piece.

"I hope that my pots invite the user to ask questions, hold or bond with the piece and have it become a part of their daily routine, in whatever form that may be. "

Come by and pick out your favorite piece - for a gift or for your own pleasure!

 

Heather McLelland is featured this month at Cape Fear Native

8/28/2015 6:26:00 PM

 

Heather McLelland is featured this month at Cape Fear Native

8/28/2015 3:38:00 PM

Featured this month at Cape Fear Native is the colorful, textured pottery of Heather McLelland.  

A truly talented local potter, Heather describes her approach to her art.

"As an artist I am trying to gain perspective and knowledge of clay and its potential. The focus of my work is to blend the lines of ancient and modern ideas, while letting the people close to me and my natural surroundings influence me. Putting myself in foreign places allows me to see what my influences are and how they have become a part my daily routine. The comfort I feel when making utilitarian pots allows me to embrace the routine in my chaotic life.

"In our fast paced world with its ever-changing societal values, I believe creating with clay allows me to work in the light of patience, while using my hands allow me to express my thoughts as a stream of conscience evolving design. This approach allows me to see my work as not just for domestic use, but as a personal journey through the process of creating a piece.

"I hope that my pots invite the user to ask questions, hold or bond with the piece and have it become a part of their daily routine, in whatever form that may be. "

Come by and pick out your favorite piece - for a gift or for your own pleasure!  More of her collection here.

 

Make your voice heard - Save Rich Inlet

8/26/2015 11:30:00 AM



Rich Inlet is at risk due to a proposed terminal groin for this waterway. Proposed by the Figure 8 Homeowners Association board of directors, this project has the potential to destroy protected habitat for threatened and endangered species and limit the public use of this natural inlet system.

You have until 5 p.m. Tuesday September 14 to comment on this proposal. Written comments should be sent to: Mickey Sugg at the Wilmington U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Field Regulatory Office, 69 Darlington Avenue, Wilmington, N.C. 28403 or emailed to: mickey.t.sugg@usace.army.mil no later than 5 p.m. on September 14:

View a sample letter . This is your chance to voice your opinion about this destructive proposal. For further information on the issues, visit the Save Rich Inlet page on our website. To help draft your comments, contact Mike Giles at the North Carolina Coastal Federation at 910-231-6687 or email him with your questions at mikeg@nccoast.org.
 

Jenny McKinnon Wright is featured at Cape Fear Native

7/24/2015 11:30:00 AM



Featured this month at Cape Fear Native is the colorful original art of Jenny McKinnon Wright.  Her original oils and giclees capture the warmth and essence of our beautiful coastal environment. 
 
 Wright is an award-winning artist who believes that working in plein air allows her to "capture the emotion that only painting in that location can offer." Her sense of color shines through with each piece, and though she is personally enlivened by the locations she paints, those places can become the viewer's own experience as well. 
 
Describing her approach, Wright is influenced by the light at the scene. "Something captures my eye — the light, the lines, the colors that I actually see. If the light on an old building is glowing in the late afternoon, I might underpaint the scene in a warm red. Later, that underpainting will shine through and give the painting the glow that captured me earlier." 
 
A plein air painter who works primarily in oil, Jenny McKinnon Wright's formal art training began at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, and continued with graduate work in Atlanta at Georgia State University. She has taught art in the North Carolina and Georgia school systems and instructs private students. Inspired as a student by the Impressionists, Wright continues to study with recognized plein air painters.

Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists and craftspeople inspired by nature. Here you'll find original paintings on canvas and reclaimed river wood, handmade jewelry, local photography, sail bags, handmade wood products, tiles, note cards, historic maps, books and our exclusive Wilmington city map tees/totes/prints.

Come in and support your local creative community - they have much to offer us!

 
 

Masonboro.org thanks all helping with the July 4th Cleanup

7/15/2015 1:01:00 PM

The Sixth Annual Masonboro Island Fourth of July Clean-Up Was a Big Success! THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! Masonboro.Org is grateful to our volunteers and members who helped us PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE USE on July 4! Over 75 volunteers met on the island to share our message, clean up what is left behind and protect our island. Our sponsor for the day, Waste Management, confirmed that we removed 2.87 TONS -- that's 5,740 pounds and four dumpsters -- of recycling and trash - including coolers, chairs, umbrellas and tents. A small group followed up on July 5 and removed and additional boat load of leftovers. We are thrilled that newcomers like Kendall Welch and veterans like Allyson Cox spent the majority of their Independence Day holiday working to keep the island clean and open. Everyone pitched in to pass out trash bags, to protect the beach landing for our shuttles and law enforcement and to lead by example. We could not have done it without you all! The crowd was smaller than expected and generally well behaved. Although we are seeing some improvement, our focus remains on sharing the message of being accountable and taking home whatever is brought over. Masonboro Island is a local treasure and our message will remain: We are for open, non-restricted recreational use of Masonboro Island. Masonboro.Org will continue to PROTECT THE PUBLIC ACCESS. PROMOTE RESPONSIBLE USE. PRESERVE THE TRADITION.
 

Volunteers needed for NC Coastal Federation

7/2/2015 3:22:00 PM



The Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach is looking for: 
 Classroom Aquariums Curator 
The N.C. Coastal Federation is setting up three salt water aquariums in the classroom at the Fred and Alice Stanback Coastal Education Center in Wrightsville Beach. We are in need of volunteers with saltwater aquarium experience to help us set up the aquariums and establish a maintenance schedule. If you have some experience with aquariums, we could use your help. 
 Hours: Initial Set Up: 3-5 hours Weekly Maintenance: 1-2 hours (shared with other volunteers) 
 
School Yard Rain Garden Steward 
The N.C. Coastal Federation is seeking assistance with regular maintenance with the rain gardens and stormwater wetlands at the Alderman and Bradley Creek Elementary Schools in Wilmington. We are looking for people who would be willing to “adopt” a rain garden and perform monthly maintenance activities. This includes weeding, pruning and removing invasive species. Master to novice gardeners are welcome. Training and tools will be supplied.
Hours: Initial Training: 1-2 hours Monthly Maintenance: 2-4 hours (shared with other volunteers)

If interested, please contact rebeccap@nccoast.org or call 910-509-2838 extension 204 for more information.
 

Wildlife exhibit at the Aquarium

7/2/2015 2:37:00 PM

Visit the NE Cape Fear River Wildlife Exhibit June - August 2015 at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher (Spadefish Art Gallery 900 Loggerhead Road, Kure Beach, NC). This river friendly exhibit features 30 species of wildlife on film from a 2 year time span along the Northeast Cape Fear River. Make your way downstream to check out what we know is worth protecting, it will be worth your while!
 

Jared Tramaglini is featured at Cape Fear Native

6/26/2015 12:48:00 PM

Featured at Cape Fear Native this month is the colorful, nature-inspired works of Jared Tramaglini.   Tramaglini is a self-taught artist who tries to capture the simplistic beauty of nature. Heavily influenced by time spent sailing the Caribbean and exploring the Colorado Rockies, Jared’s work lifts the spirit, exuberant in nature’s beauty.   See some of his work here .

"I want my work to encourage people to keep their heads up while they walk down the street and appreciate the colors, animals and plants that surround us on a daily basis," Tramaglini explains. "The outdoors has, and continues to play a crucial role in my mental and spiritual well-being. I just want to pass that positive light on any way I can. I find it an achievement if, after viewing my work, people take on a different perspective about the community they live in.

“Wilmington is a beautiful and diverse pocket in the world to live, but only if we embrace it and keep a positive outlook.”

Cape Fear Native features the works of local artists and craftspeople inspired by nature. Here you'll find original paintings on canvas and reclaimed river wood, handmade jewelry, local photography, sail bags, handmade wood products, tiles, note cards, historic maps, books and our exclusive Wilmington city map tees/totes/prints. Come in and support your local creative community - they have much to offer us!