Kasey Jackson - Artist
Artist Statement - "Photography has a bad rap these days as a simple photo, taken on a cell phone, and put on Facebook. What I aim to do with my work is to show people that photography can be as striking and beautiful as classical paintings. I don't want anything about my work to be simple. Every single photo I take, no matter how powerful or simple it may seem initially, has an underlying theme. That's what I enjoy the most about what I do: sending a message. I don't want to hold back anything about myself or how I view the world, because I want to make an impression on the art world, maybe even society itself, with my work and passion."
Photography is a way for me to make an illustration of my mind, as well as me trying to make my life make sense. It's really a journey to find myself, capturing every change in my appearance and every new place I visit. Photography is what you want to say to the world about yourself, and what I want to say is that life should be powerful and bold. What better way to document my youth, now into adulthood, than to make my life a work of art?"
Steven Ament - Artist
Steven Ament, an artist currently living in Durham North Carolina, has taken his love for music and art and combined them, creating one of a kind unique art pieces. Using a variety of media and focusing on repurposing, he has used items such as guitar strings, guitar picks, phono records, cassette tapes, crayons and paper bags. He has created a vast variety of artistic creations. Each piece is a one of a kind eye catching creation Steve's art work can be seen all over Central North Carolina and are favored by many local musicians. He has also been commissioned to create an assortment of custom pieces.
In addition to his art pieces, Steve also makes repurposed Rock and Roll Style jewelry and custom one of a kind lights, again using repurposed materials such as wine and soda bottles.
Steve is also an active photographer and a percussionist with a local high energy Christian worship band in Durham NC.
Chief - Artist
He is a long time Carrboro resident. He was born in Florida and has lived in NC for 10 years. Chief has designed many album covers and illustrated several children's books.He draws his inspiration from the ocean, animals, and death. His favorite medium: acrylic, shellac, vintage doors, skateboard decks.
His next project: lamp shades
Steel String Brewery
Steel String Brewery will be here for sampling and sales.
Steel String Craft Brewery is Carrboro's downtown craft brewery. Steel String brews high quality ales by adapting aggressively hopped American styles into the North Carolina vernacular. The North Carolina Craft Beer Movement is growing in Carrboro. Stay up to date with our latest news and goings ons at our blog or facebook page. Or, come by the taproom and try one of the beers currently on tap shown on our homepage. Cheers from Steel String!