January 11, 2016
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Stopping the Passage of Time - Down East Photography of Watson Brown

If you've ever had a craving for something southern from eastern NC, but still not quite satisfied with barbecue or pickles, you'll want to mosey on over to Gallery C for the exhibit of Backroads: The Down East Photography of Watson Brown, showing now until February 10, 2016.

Photographer Watson Brown travels the back roads of eastern North Carolina searching for historic buildings, houses, landscapes, people, and townscapes. He captures the beautiful, the downtrodden, the bizarre, the abandoned and the unique features of a land that began its history as early as any region in the US. These photographs seem to be from another time, and especially those that may be soon lost to the passage of time.

Through the use of light, shadows, textures, and unique overlays, Brown has developed his own unique art-form, creating haunting images that evoke long-forgotten memories and moods while producing photographs that are often mistaken for antique paintings.

Watson Brown was born in Edgecombe County in Eastern North Carolina. In his own words, this is what he has to say about his works of art:

"My photography records memories. It creates a unique artistry that takes your mind and soul back to another place in time. It evokes feelings of your childhood, your parents and your grandparents and of those simpler times of long ago. It documents how we once lived and worked and the places that we called home. My photography, I hope, will perpetually immortalize the houses, buildings, landscapes, churches, country stores and places that were once so familiar to us, but are so rapidly being abandoned and lost."

Deeply rooted in history and community Brown's ultimate goal is to leave a legacy of these images for future generations so that they may know how life was lived "down east" in the early 20th century.

Click Here to view WRAL's "Tar Heel Traveler" on Watson Brown.

Gallery C: Exhibit - Backroads: The Down East Photography of Watson Brown
Jan 10 - Feb 10, 2016
Address: 540 N. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27604, Phone: 919-828-3165.
Hours: Mondays Closed, Tues - Fri 12pm - 6pm , Sat 11am - 5pm, Sun 1pm - 5pm. Website.

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Wine & Dine, Literally - Cave 1912 in Five Points a Must Try

Put a Cork in It - Ok, let's dispense with your vision of the modern wine bar ... Very hip atmosphere, abundant man buns, loud indie music, and small plates of unremarkable food to supplement a dizzying array of wine choices. No wonder that, once uncorked, they have a limited shelf life. Fortunately, we have found a "bun" buster. Cave 1912 in Five Points, Raleigh is a wine store by day and a restaurant / bar at night serving an eclectic selection of reasonably priced wines and a limited, but adventurous menu of dishes. The chef (Michael Pryer - priors include Herons in the Umstead Hotel) is fast gaining a stellar food reputation. The wine / beverage expert (Marco Rosa - Milan / NYC) maintains an evolving choice of wines, cocktails, and craft beers on tap. The wine store stocks a selection of wines from all over the world and bottles are available for dine-in or take home at a reduced price. Cave 1912 serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday, and is open for Sunday brunch.  Menu, By the Glass

Not Exactly "IN" Five Points - Cave 1912 is located in the High Park Shopping Center off E. Whitaker Mill Road, which is in the "AREA" of Five Points but closer to Wake Forest Road (think Snoopy's ). Its name is taken from the address (1912 Bernard Street) and parking is plentiful.  Patrons have raved about most of the menu items although portions are closer to tapas size than bust-a-gut.  Items of particular note include the meat + cheese board, seared Virginia scallops, beet salad, and pork loin.  The bar menu also includes Rappahannock sting ray oysters, sandwiches (Reuben and open face pork belly) salads, burger, and grilled strip steak. The wine selection should satisfy most tastes (from Italian Borolo to French champagne) at prices that won't break the bank. The wait staff is well trained /attentive and the atmosphere is cozy cave (but its small size can push the limits of acoustics).  Wine Store Bottles

Cave 1912 - Location: High Park Shopping Center (1912 Bernard Street); Hours: Wine Store Open 7 days starting 11am; Dinner  Tues-Th 4-9, Fri-Sat 4-10; Brunch  Sunday 11-; Website, Open Reservation
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Cameron Clothing Co. - Upcoming Trunk Show at Cameron Clothing in North Hills. Marisa Baratelli Spring and Summer Collection on January 14-16, 2016.

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311 Gallery - Artist Studio Open House - January Featuring the Art of Cheryl McCardle and Susan Stott-Miller.
311 Gallery - 311 Martin St., Raleigh, 27601. Gallery closed until Thursday Jan. 7th at 11:30am-4:30pm.  

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