The Arts Center in Carrboro, NC displays the work of local artists in rotating exhibitions in their main foyer, which serves as not only the entry point to the building, but as a meeting space and art gallery. I spent the first week of August teaching at their summer camp and not only really enjoyed working with students (teaching Digital Collage) but was so happy to be introduced to the work of Lamar Whidbee.
Lamar is a second year student in UNC Chapel Hill's MFA program. He's an extremely talented painter, grappling with challenging issues often centered around race, religion and family.
So, in honor of me officially being a North Carolina resident (got my drivers license and tags switched this week, which I actually can't believe) I wanted to feature a North Carolina artist. You can see more of his work at his website: