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“We believe the thing that’s necessary for art is to have a stronger relationship between artists and the community in the process, not just the product,” says Tommy Noonan, who co-founded Culture Mill with his wife, Murielle Elizéon.
Mark your calendar for one of Culture Mill’s big summer projects called Trust the Bus. “It’s a series of site-specific performances,” explains Murielle. Every Saturday throughout the summer Saxapahaw hosts a farmers’ market and live music performance from 5 to 8 p.m. For the first four weeks in August, when the music ends, head across the street to catch the 44-seat, biodiesel-fueled Culture Mill blue bird bus in front of the Saxapahaw General Store. “You know who is doing the performance,” Murielle says. “And what time you’ll be back,” adds Tommy. “Then,” they both say, “you just trust the bus” and head to a surprise location in Chatham County for an artistic performance.
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August 1 – DJ/producer Direwolf and violinist Jennifer Curtis August 8 – The Archive Project, a touring “living book” exhibit August 15 – ShaLeigh Dance Works August 22 – Jeff Wood
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