Submitted by Cindy Biles
Saxapahaw, formerly a mill town between Chapel Hill and Greensboro, is enjoying a rebirth. And, like the Renaissance, we are becoming a destination for art and culture! OK, we're not as big as Europe, but we have a lot to offer!
Join us on April 11 at for Second Sunday at River Landing Inn for an afternoon of art, music, wine tasting and taking in the beautiful countryside. They're called Second Sundays, but this year, the Inn will host them only quarterly. I don't get out much, but I do try to come to these--they are fun! There will be different artists every time, so don't miss these opportunities!
Location: 5942 Whitney Rd., Saxapahaw, NC 27253 (just off of Church Rd., which is the street that connects Rt. 87 to the Mill area)
Phone: (336) 376-1502 or (919) 602-0296
The theme is The Garden. You'll find pieces representing the garden to adorn your home, and wonderful objects to place outside.
Lynn Pownell - fiber art ** Jeremy Lea - pottery wall plaques
Cindy Biles - pottery sculpture ** Nick Murray - metal sculptures/blown glass
Cathy Koegl - jewelry ** Susan Kern - pottery ** Nelson Malave - stone sculpture
Sharon Daggers - watercolors/acrylics ** Alan Skonieczny - photography
Dave Wilson - wooden walking sticks ** Violet DeKnikker - fiber art
Jane Foust - oils/acrylics
In addition to some familiar work, this year I'll have more Toad House Road Houses. Toads eat a lot of insects, so are great to have in the garden. These Houses offer them shade and a cool place to hide. I put one in our flower garden and a little amphibian moved in right away!
Ambiance will be provided by Mother Nature, the beautiful Inn, friends, and Jim Gray, who will play a variety of Celtic, Americana, Old English and French Canadian tunes on the fiddle and Celtic Harp.
Benjamin Vineyards, located a stone's throw away, will be on site with their wines for tasting and purchase.
Local artists, local wines, friends, music, Spring!