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for Independent Weekly Vol. 18 Issue 11, Mar 2001
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Italian-born ceramic artist Siglinda Scarpa has known hardship before. After working and teaching in Rome for twenty-five years, she ran afoul of the Mafia and had her studio destroyed. Invited to come to New York, she found the city lacking in a sense of community. Relocating to Chatham County, Scarpa found the sense of community so necessary for her work. After fire destroyed her studio and creations on February 5, 2001, it is this community closeness that is helping her to rebuild her life.
Erika Frederick is a familiar name on the Triangle Area filmmaking scene. Frederick helped found the North Carolina Media Arts Consortium. Three years ago she and her husband moved to New York. This year a 13-minute film she produced, My Courier, which is an adaptation of an O. Henry short story, was nominated for an Academy Award in the live-action short film category.