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13 wbm JUNE 2016 CHANGING OUR WORLD TOGETHER ONE FASCINATING STORY AT A TIME. 17 Return in Value Artists who upcycle turn trash into marketable trea-sure by scouring garage sales, second-hand stores, junkyards and even roadsides to find discarded objects they can transform into works of beauty. By Michelle Saxton 30 The Art of Textiles Modern fabric artists combine the old and the new, incorporating methods that have been used for thousands of years, while employing 21st-century techniques to create vibrant and beautiful pieces. By Meghan Barnes 36 History Marks the Spot There are many historical markers of different sizes and shapes in New Hanover County, in plain sight yet easily overlooked. For those who pay attention, the signs help tell the fascinating story of the Cape Fear region. By Dan Camacho 44 All About the Fishing In its heyday, the New Hanover Fishing Club was the biggest of its kind on the East Coast — if not the world. Its members were united by a love of all things angling. They competed for prizes and, of course, bragging rights. Walk down a fishy memory lane with us. By Anne Barnhill 56 Capturing A Place and Time Artist Phil Meade wants his art to speak to the observer and stir emotions within. Some of his paintings of Wrightsville Beach evoke feelings of nostalgia by capturing classic scenes now gone. By Cindy Ramsey 17 36 30 ON THE COVER 44 Sometimes even the simplest of photographs is a long time in the making. These fishing rods, on loan from Rob McEachern, resided in my studio for a couple of months. I photographed them several times in different scenes and on different backgrounds until we finally landed on this one as the winner. — Photo by Allison Potter www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM FEATURES DEPARTMENTS 15 Up Front 17 Trending 26 In View 56 Art Treatise 94 Social Seens 98 Tide Chart ADVERTISING SECTIONS 24 Gift Guide 62 Gallery Walk 64 River City The architecture of the Wilmington Convention Center is at the vanguard of the new, and the facility has spurred a resurgence of growth at the northern end of the downtown riverfront. The waterfront convention center pays homage to the old with an architectural emphasis on the city’s glorious maritime and rail roots. By Lisa Hill 82 Going Uptown Architects and developers are implementing a vision to transform the northern end of downtown Wilmington into an urban enclave where people can live, eat, play and shop next to the Cape Fear River. By Lisa Hill 86 Preserving Summer’s Bounty As the summer heats up, and the garden grows, canning, dehydrating and freezing your fresh foods isn’t as hard as it sounds. Follow these simple steps by a multi-generational canner to preserve healthy food that can be enjoyed all year long. By Emilee Gettle 64 56 86


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