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Our People: Q&A with Deonté Wilbourn

Photographer captures beauty in small moments and big ideas

Some artists strive to be glamorous or chic, to make money and become famous. Deonté Wilbourn of Beyond Deon Photography aims at something a little different: to be relatable and accessible. He wants his work to be a part of your daily life — to hang in your home, your places of comfort.

From a shattered world, artist shapes, fashions new reality

Columbian-born Edwin Gil heals through his transformative craft

Broken after watching his life partner in Colombia be murdered and two attempts made on his own life, visual artist Edwin Gil landed in Charlotte, N.C., looking for purpose and a focus which he eventually found in something else broken: glass.