Arts Listings, June 25

June 24, 2014 

  • Autism, art and water safety

    For the past six months, Chapel Hill photographer Barbara Tyroler has spent time at the Homestead Aquatic Center in Chapel Hill photographing students with developmental disabilities as well as youth on the autism spectrum who are taking an adapted aquatics class.

    Her camera has captured the students as they learn to swim and overcome their fears and hesitation of the overstimulation of the pool environment. The project, “Rockin’ the Spectrum,” began when Tyroler received an Into the Streets arts commission award from the Chapel Hill Public and Cultural Arts Division.

    “It’s just fascinating for me to observe and capture the students transitioning this place of fascination and release,” Tyroler says. “The more I read and learn about people with autism spectrum disorder, the more committed I feel towards using my art to help educate others about the need for support and understanding.”

    A permanent installation created from Tyroler’s work is being installed at the Aquatic Center (300 Northern Park Drive) this month, and a Meet the Artist reception will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Jun 28. For more information, call Public Arts Administrator Jeffrey York at 919-968-2750.

    Also, My Circle of Girls, a Triangle group for girls with autism 2 to 6 years old and their families, will hold two sessions of swimming and water safety lessons July 7-10 and July 14-16 and 21- 23 at the Chapel Hill YMCA in Meadowmont.

    Classic symptoms of autism include wandering and low awareness of danger. Also, some individuals on the autism spectrum tend to be attracted to bodies of water. Understanding these dangers, particularly during the summer months when more pools are accessible and water is often a location for entertainment, is important.

    All lessons will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 7:30p.m. The deadline to enroll is July 3. For more information about My Circle of Girls, email Dawn Dudley at or “like” the group on Facebook at My Circle of Girls.


‘SURVIVOR’ SLIDESHOW: Marissa Peterson will present a slideshow of photographs that she took while competing in “Survivor” at 10 a.m. Friday, June 27, at the Robert and Pearl Seymour Center, 2551 Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. 919-968-2070.

LAST FRIDAYS ART WALK: Last Fridays Art Walk events will be from 6-9 p.m. Friday, June 27, throughout Hillsborough.

BEEHIVE SALON ART CHALLENGE: Entries for the Beehive Salon’s 7th Annual Art Challenge will be accepted through 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28. The salon is looking for artwork inspired by wigs or toupees.

LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC & ART: The Live & Local Music & Art series will be from 6-9 p.m. Fridays through June 27 at The Plaza at 140 West Franklin in Chapel Hill.

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL: The Hillsborough Arts Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, at 102 N. Churton St. This general meeting is open to anyone to learn about the council’s programs, give ideas and get involved.

BYNUM FRONT PORCH: The Bynum Front Porch Friday Night Music Series will feature performances from 7-9 p.m. Fridays through the end of August at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum.

SOUTHERN VILLAGE MUSIC AND MOVIES: Southern Village will host musical performances at 6 p.m. Sundays through the end of September at 600 Market St. Movies will be screened for $4 at dusk Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Sept. 13. There will be music before movies at 6 p.m. Fridays in June.


ALOFT CHAPEL HILL: 1001 S. Hamilton Road. Tuesdays: Bibis Ellison and Dante. W xyz bar. 8-10 p.m. 919-932-7772.

ARTSCENTER: 300-G E. Main St., Carrboro. June 28: Kenny Roby and Michael Rank. 919-929-2787,

CAT’S CRADLE: 300 E. Main St., Carrboro. June 27: Jefferson Hart and The Ghosts of the Old North State, Doug Prescott Band, Ume, Circa Survive. July 11: Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys. July 23: Us The Duo. Aug. 1: Boris. Aug. 22: Clockwork Kids, Ghostt Bllonde, Body Games. Aug. 23: Kevin Gates. Oct. 7: Afghan Whigs. Nov. 8: Rachael Yamagata. 919-967-9053,

LOCAL 506: 506 W. Franklin St. July 22: Chrysalis. 919-942-5506,

SECOND WIND: 118 E. Main St., Carrboro. Wednesdays: Bluegrass Night. Thursdays: Twofer. Tuesdays: Big Fat Gap. Every third Friday: Skinny Bag of Sugar. June 27: Luis Del Río.

UNIVERSITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 150 E. Franklin St. July 18: Voices, “American Songs, Poems & Spirituals.”


ENO GALLERY: 100 S. Churton St., Hillsborough. June 27: “The Abstract Landscapes of Marvin Saltzman.” 6-9 p.m. 919-883-1415,

HILLSBOROUGH ARTS COUNCIL GALLERY: 102 N. Churton St., Hillsborough. June 27: Pat Ewalt, Louellen Vernon-White and Yancey Smith, “Three Artists - One Space.” 6-9 p.m. 919-643-2500,

HILLSBOROUGH GALLERY OF ARTS: 121 N. Churton St. June 27: Garry Childs, Chris Graebner, Jude Lobe, “Intersections: Painter, Potter, Painter.” 6-9 p.m. 919-732-5001,

HORACE WILLIAMS HOUSE: 610 E. Rosemary St. July 6: Lucartha Kohler. 2-4 p.m. 919-942-7818,

JOYFUL JEWEL: 44-A Hillsboro St., Pittsboro. July 6: Beth Bale, “Of Nature and Art.” 1-3 p.m. 919-883-2775,


DEEP DISH THEATER COMPANY: University Mall, 201 S. Estes Drive. Aug. 29-Sept. 20: “A Kid Like Jake.” Oct. 31-Nov. 22: “The Landing.” Feb. 27-March 21: “Journeys End.” May 1-23: “The Liar.” 919-968-1515,

PLAYMAKERS: Center for the Dramatic Art, UNC campus. July 16-20: “Hairspray.” 919-962-PLAY,

TOP OF THE HILL BACK BAR: 100 E. Franklin St. Tuesdays: Back Bar Comedy, 9 p.m.

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