Artrageous update


Art for $99??!  Artrageous!  
Happy holiday-goers enjoyed a wonderful selection of original art donated by local artists or collectors at our first Artrageous holiday event on December 8, held at the beautiful Old Murphey School near Durham.  We raised much needed funds to support our year of programs and exhibits observing the bicentennial year of Elizabeth Hobbs Keckly in 2018.   (For information on Keckly, click HERE.)

THANKS!! --  to the generous artists and collectors who donated original pieces to this wonderful fundraising event, and to those who came out on a snowy evening to enjoy great music, holiday food and lots of interesting art -- from pottery to paintings, wall hangings to blown glass.   

Due to the very inclement weather, a number of ticketgoers could not travel to the Murphey School for the event.   We will have a follow-up art show and sale in the Burwell School in February for those who missed Artrageous but would still love to pick out a special piece of art for their own.  Details forthcoming!


Some art on display at Artrageous:

Hillsborough Night Sky
Leah Appel

Turquoise and silver
Catharine Callaway

 Platter for a generous hostess
 Pam Groben







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Thank you!  From the Historic Hillsborough Commission




A musical holiday tea



Let the holiday stresses melt away as you enjoy holiday decorations and a cup of hot, fragrant tea.  Nibble on assorted holiday treats and relax to beautiful Celtic and Christmas music from harpist Patrice Walker.  Patrice will share a few words about this ancient instrument.

Sunday, December 17
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Burwell School


Our next tea event will be a Spring Tea on March 24, cosponsored with the Hillsborough Garden Club.