either divided into four evening sessions or
compacted into a single weekend. A schedule of classes is available online at
Carter and his wife, Diane, recently
moved to Chapel Hill from Florida, where
he taught art at the college level as well as at
craft schools across the country. His work is
on exhibit at Frank Gallery in Chapel Hill.
James Carter Studio and School of Jewelry
Arts, Carr Mill Mall, 200 N. Greensboro St.,
Carrboro, (919) 240-5253
Seagrove Pottery Opens
Seagrove Pottery has found that in a rocky
economy, shoppers feel good about buying
local, down-to-earth products. That bodes well
for the pretty and practical pottery made from
North Carolina clay. Seagrove opened a new
pottery store at University Mall in April, joining
its stores in Carrboro, Raleigh and Seagrove.
The pottery store accepts pieces on consignment from North Carolina artists. It also
sells jewelry, handmade soap and home-grown wisdom chiseled onto wood signs. All
pieces are safe to use in the oven and
microwave and put into the dishwasher.
Seagrove Pottery, University Mall, 201 S.
Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, (919) 960-5000
Artists Join to Open Gallery
A group of artists in Burlington have
thrown their lot in together and opened a
gallery in Chapel Hill. Now they’re looking
for other artists to join them. Focal Point Art
Gallery recently put out a call for North
Carolina artists to show their work in the little white house near Whitehall at the Villa
Antiques and Caffe Driade.
About a dozen artists exhibit paintings,
photography, stained glass and installations. A
different artist takes the spotlight each
month, and the exhibits change with the
monthly themes. The space includes a gift
shop that sells jewelry, silverware repurposed
into wind chimes, handmade cards and
prints of some of the paintings on exhibit.
The gallery also makes itself available for
events and, as of this fall, offers figure-drawing
Hours are noon to 6 p.m. Thursday
through Saturday, and 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
Focal Point Art Gallery, 1215 E. Franklin
St., Chapel Hill, (919) 636-4557
— Nancy E. Oates
The Carolina Club
The Carolina Club, a private dining and
social club, has become a home for its
members since 1993. Join us for fine and
casual dining, football tailgates, educational
programs, business entertaining and more.
GEORGE WATTS HILL ALUMNI CENTER, STADIUM DRIVE
AT RIDGE ROAD, CHAPEL HILL • 919.962.1101
On the west end of Franklin
Street, look for the pink pig
perched above Crook’s.
Featured in Food & Wine, Mid-Atlantic
and The New York Times, chef Bill Smith
creates a unique Southern menu that changes
daily. Full bar.
610 W. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.929.7643
SHULA CUT steaks,
the best beef
money can buy
1 EUROPA DRIVE, CHAPEL HILL • 919.969.2157
On the east end of Franklin Street in the Siena Hotel,
Il Palio Ristorante offers a relaxed atmosphere and features creative,
Italian-inspired cuisine showcasing the freshness and diversity
of North Carolina’s local farmers and artisan producers.
1505 E. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.918.2545
The award-winning Carolina Crossroads Restaurant joins
the graceful traditions of the South with progressive new American cuisine.
Executive Chef Jimmy Reale changes his menus seasonally to emphasize
regional trends and to incorporate the freshest local ingredients.
211 PITTSBORO ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.918.2735
Second Empire satisfies the highest of
standards with a delectable menu and
polished service that has earned them
the AAA Four Diamond Award,
the DiRoNA Award and the
Wine Spectator Award since 1998.
330 HILLSBOROUGH ST., RALEIGH • 919.829.3663
The Ultimate Dining Experience
In An Elegant Yet Relaxed Atmosphere
Experience a taste
of the Orient in the
heart of Chapel Hill.
Talulla’s invites you to an elegant,
authentic, warm and cozy atmosphere
to serve you unique Turkish cuisine
456 W. FRANKLIN ST., CHAPEL HILL • 919.933.1177
Watts Grocery features local foods
by the forkful. Chef and alumna Amy
Tornquist ’ 88 offers a menu of classic
favorites and Carolina tradition with a
heavy emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. Come enjoy a
distinctive take on North Carolina cuisine for lunch and dinner, with
brunch on weekends.
1116 BROAD ST., DURHAM • 919.416.5040
Whether you live around town or are coming back home, check out Delectable Dining,
which features some of the best dining options in the area.Bon Appetit!