Inspired by the pages of Our State magazine, UNC-TV’s Emmy® award-winning half-hour monthly series, Our State, takes you down-home in North Carolina for an in-depth look at the intriguing people and memorable places of the Old North State. Our State helps preserve the past, anticipates the future and celebrates the present through unforgettable stories and videography. Our State is produced by UNC-TV in partnership with Our State magazine and generously supported by BB&T.
Ivey Hayes' images on canvas are given movement and life through his use of pure pigment colors. Born and raised in eastern North Carolina, Mr. Hayes has developed a unique style over the years, always drawing upon his own personal experiences. His artwork has been exhibited in galleries and private collections throughout the United States.