Leslie Willis Named New Parks and Recreation Director

  NEWS   The Town of Davidson announces that after a thorough and comprehensive search, it has hired Leslie Willis as its Parks & Recreation Department Director. Leslie has been with the town since 2011 as the Parks and Recreation Department’s Program...

Lights, Camera, Action!

  DAVIDSON HISTORY ​   Experiments with "moving pictures" began in the late 19th century, and by 1890 there was a camera named the Kinetograph, a primitive projector. After 1890, cinematographers began producing silent movies, which became more sophisticated as...

Life in Davidson in the 1940s and 1950s

  DAVIDSON HISTORY Life in Davidson in the 1940s and 1950sby Bettie Torrence Smith Editor's note: Davidson History columnist, Nancy Griffith, thought she would try something new for the history column. Griffith has been concentrating on events that happened before...

Learning About Social Justice

  NEWS An ongoing, multi-leveled response to the murder of George Floyd has inspired widespread interest in understanding social injustice in America. The July 14, 2020, issue of Davidson College’s student newspaper, The Davidsonian, includes a robust listing of...

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Davidson Artist, Judith Olson Gregory, on Exhibit at Turchin Gallery

Davidson artist, Judith Olson Gregory, has transformed the Turchin Center’s Gallery A into a tranquil tea house for meditation, contemplation, and intimate conversation. As the world rapidly changes outside the walls of the center, sanctuary becomes even more important. Constructed from used tea bags and loose tea leaves, “Taking Tea” creates an immersion in a quiet, delicately scented world. The Turchin Center invites visitors to find shelter and inspiration through the visual arts. A university art gallery is a safe place to think and talk about ideas with others regardless of race, religion, gender identify, political persuasion. What better place than a tea house to cross cultural barriers and find common ground. Read More

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