September 5, 2016
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A Legal Pot Business - The Mahler Fine Art, Daniel Johnston Exhibit

The Mahler Fine Art is excited to host Potter, Daniel Johnston's Site-Specific Installation of Large Pots at The Mahler September 15th through October 20th with an Opening Reception with Artist's Talk, Thursday, September 15th kick-off to SPARKcon.
Johnston's site-specific conceptual Installation houses over 30 large pots in a structure evoking a rural shrine, teahouse or the shell of a massive kiln. The plank and board structure allows light to softly illuminate the glaze of the pots while creating shadow and line across the surroundings. The experience is one of beauty, peace and reverence.
Daniel will be constructing the plank and board shelter in The Mahler Fine Art Gallery the week of September 12th. Upon completion, visitors will be able to enter the shelter and view Daniel's large pots measuring between 3ft to 4ft. The experience is as if one has walked into the kiln and is surrounded by the beauty and peacefulness of Daniel's craft.
Johnston's installation at The Mahler will also be a SPARKcon event in conjunction with artSPARK, further opening the experience to an even greater audience.

Excerpt from Daniel's Installation statement: "The environments I create for the pots are very much about the places we call home, the temporary structures we rest in and that for our own psychological well-being we think of as permanent. We construct buildings - objects, if we are being objective. We call some of them Home, we call some of them Work. We, as humans, fundamentally need the security of the structure to exist. The structures I make have as much to do with this sense of security as with the vulnerability of the actual impermanence of architecture and our own existence. When I built my first house, I realized that at the moment I laid the first board on the foundation blocks, the decaying process had begun. Putting my ceramic vessels in a temporary architectural space is much like placing them in the houses we live in, surrounding the permanence of the human spirit with an ephemeral structure.
From the way my viewers move into and through the space, to the relationship created between the architectural materials and the clay, to the way light lands on and shrouds the pots themselves, I am currently seeking the ability to control the entire experience of the objects in that time and place.

I am seeking ways to collapse my own criterial definitions between Art and Craft, to be able to operate in the realm of both, but without the psychological restrictions of these labels".

There will be a First Friday Reception on Oct 7th. This exhibit will run through Oct 20th.

The Mahler Fine Art - 228 Fayetteville St, Raleigh, 27601. Ph: (919) 896-7503.   

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Look for Big Names at Wide Open Bluegrass Fest: Sept. 30 - Oct. 1

The fourth annual PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, scheduled for September 30 and October 1 in downtown Raleigh, will showcase a broad mix of local, national, and international bluegrass talent on an expanded footprint this year. In addition to the free Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, the ticketed Main Stage performances for both days will take place at Raleigh's Red Hat Amphitheater. Tickets for Red Hat Amphitheater are still available and can be ordered through

This event has a history of selling out in Raleigh, and with this year's lineup featuring the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, The Del McCoury Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Steep Canyon Rangers, as well as many unique collaborations like the Soggy Bottom Boys' set and the Kruger Brothers with a 14-piece symphony, along with many other top-tier bluegrass acts on the bill, this year's Main Stage lineup is a must-see for bluegrass fans. To purchase tickets for this portion of Wide Open Bluegrass, go to

This year's festival footprint will extend south of City Plaza toward the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. While there will not be programs inside at the Performing Arts Center, there will be programming on Lichtin Plaza and the two surface lots out front.

The Dance Tent will take up one the two surface lots, and the other surface lot will host the NC Whole Hog Barbecue Championship on Friday, Sept. 30 and a Food Truck Rodeo on Saturday.

Lichtin Plaza will be the site of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (J.A.M.) Stage, plus a giant slide and other games and activities for kids and families. This area is envisioned as a relaxing alternative to the hustle and bustle of Fayetteville Street, with additional art and food vendors, tables, chairs, and grass (and shade) for picnic blankets, and more.

StreetFest is free and features the best bluegrass artists and fun activities for people of all ages. Last year's hit, the PNC Porch, will be back on Fayetteville Street so festival goers can kick back, relax in rocking chairs and try their hand at playing music.

Nothing goes better with bluegrass than NC barbecue. It's the perfect combination. Festival goers can get their fill with a multitude of options that celebrate NC barbecue heritage.

The PNC-presented free Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, held in downtown Raleigh along Fayetteville Street, will feature more than 100 bands, five music stages, a dance tent, vendors and concessions.

Also near the Convention Center, the Banjostand returns with some new enhancements, including a ramp for better accessibility and a new banjo for Sir Walter. The popular Banjostand photo contest will be held again this year thanks to the Office of Raleigh Arts, and Pokémon Go players may even find some Pokémon learning banjo from Sir Walter as part of this year's festivities!

Wide Open Bluegrass brings together music fans from all around the world, and IBMA and PineCone work to provide an event that is welcoming to all participants. Make your plans now and we'll see you at Wide Open. Click Here for the
Wide Open Schedule
of performances.

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Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk
- Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
5 p.m. - 10 p.m. Research Triangle Park: The Frontier, 800 Park Offices Drive, RTP, NC 27709.
Organized by the Stephen Siller, Tunnel to Towers Foundation in recognition of the 15th anniversary of 9/11, and honoring those who sacrificed their lives on that day as well as all first responders and military heroes. Proceeds will benefit the Building for America's Bravest program, which builds specially adapted homes for catastrophically injured service members. All ages welcome. Featuring food trucks, music, children's activities, fundraising incentives, teams of firefighters, and more. $30 for adults; $25 for first responders, and active or retired military; $20 for ages 15 to 17; free for 14 and under. Register Here

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