BILL CHATS: COMMUNITY SCHOLARS-AIMEE MEREDITH COX, JASMINE JOHNSON, DARNELL L. MOORE, EMIL WILBEKIN
Join us in a conversation to introduce the New York Live Arts Community of Scholars initiative that brings together a rotating international cohort of scholars, artists, and thought leaders to discuss the question: What does one need to know to be an informed global citizen…now? Truly taking up the moniker “Live Ideas,” this group will work and think closely with Bill T. Jones as he plots the next phase of New York Live Arts and the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company’s artistic intervention in the world of ideas and transformative action. Members of this collective will also produce their own writing and creative projects as part of an ongoing dialogue with Bill T. Jones and the New York Live Arts community.
Aimee Meredith Cox*, Associate Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies at Yale University will spearhead this initiative and serve as the lead scholar for the duration of the project. The first cohort of scholars include Jasmine E. Johnson, Assistant Professor of Africana Studies at University of Pennsylvania, and Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance at Princeton University, Darnell L. Moore*, Director of Inclusion Strategy for Content & Marketing at Netflix and Emil Wilbekin, Founder of Native Son, and former Editor-in-Chief of Giant and Giantmag.com and Vibe Magazine.
Gloria is a feminist work continuing Lieber and Smith’s fifteen-year choreographic partnership in using abstract dance as a means to break down patriarchal systems of female degradation through physical objectification. As objects of this work, the artists position themselves as recognizable images of female objectification, only to deconstruct and reconstitute these forms through embodied movement and connection. Within this arena of deeply understood femininity and friendship, images dissolve as feelings communicate viscerally. Gloria is explicit, speaking through the voice of women forced to identify with society’s framing as “already been f*#cked.” Dance, however, provides these women a different narrative, sculpted by them through the potentiality of their own bodies and as authors of their own work. In an age of grief, this performance focuses on the glory of survival, shining through tits and ass to show spine and uterus.
Mark DeGarmo Dance Presents its Virtual Salon Perf
Mark DeGarmo Dance continues its transcultural transdisciplinary Virtual Salon Performance Series for Social Change 2022 to an international audience on Zoom with performances featuring global performing artists from New York City and Riga, Latvia-- Sloga Iyengar (New York City), Marija Krtolica & Dustin Maxwell (New York City), Aigars Larionovs & Nauris Mikelis Goba (Riga, Latvia), and Debbie Mausner (New York City) on Thursday April 7th at 7PM ET. Each performance is curated and includes audience response supported, encouraged, and facilitated by Dr. Mark DeGarmo.
Tickets are by donation and can be purchased here.
About the Artists
Nauris Mikelis Goba is a Latvian dancer and Choreographer. He graduated from Latvia Academy of Culture with his BA in contemporary dance art. Nauris has participated in international dance projects such as SHARE festival in Slovakia and Macedonia, COLINE dance education program in France, and others.
Sloka Iyengar is a neuroscientist and Bharatanatyam dancer passionate about using her dance and science training for public impact. She is the founder of “SamyuktaNYC” (Samyukta in Sanskrit means “to come together”) to explore the many points of convergence between dance and neuroscience.
Marija Krtolica (PhD in dance, Temple University; MA PS NYU; MFA choreography UC Davis) has been making dance-theater since the early 1990s. In her recent works, she aims to join an experimental artistic practice with a critical analysis of the shifting meanings of the expressive embodiment in society.
Aigars Larionovs is a Latvian-born movement artist and choreographer. He graduated with an MFA degree from Florida State University School of Dance in May 2020. He has taught capoeira and dance workshops in the US, Latvia, Italy, and Greece. He has performed works by Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, Guy Nader and Maria Campos, Ilze Zirina, and Josephine Garibaldi.
Dustin Maxwell is a movement based performer, performance maker, visual artist, yogasana instructor, thai bodyworker, and death doula in training. He holds a BA in Dance from the University of Minnesota. He is a 2019 Jerome Hill Artist Fellow and was nominated for a 2015 Sage Award for Outstanding Performer.
Debbie Mausner is a dance artist and educator from Brooklyn, NY. In addition to choreographing and performing, she is also a co-founder and producer of the emerging artist series Current Showcase.
About Mark DeGarmo Dance
Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a leading New York nonprofit dance organization that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving social justice, equity, and equality issues across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, the U.S., and internationally. MDD celebrates its 35th Anniversary in 2022.
The GMoA is soliciting original artworks for the silent auction for this prestigious event. Artists are welcome to either consign or donate works of art. To coincide with these auctions, the GMoA is also excited to acknowledge the artists who support the art community of Greenville and Pitt County by having the artwork on display in our gallery space(s) prior to the event. The Fine Arts Celebration will be held at the Greenville Museum of Art on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 7:00 - 11:00pm.
Visual artists, 18 years of age and older, working in all styles and media are invited to submit work, including painters, sculptors, ceramists, fiber artists, jewelers, photographers, and mixed media artists. Each artist selected for the auction will be able to set the minimum bid price for their work. The final auction bid for each consigned artwork sold will be divided equally (50/50) between the artist and the Museum. All proceeds from each donation to the auction will go to the GMoA.
Proceeds from your support will directly benefit the GMoA’s exciting schedule of exhibitions and programs, as well as its art education and outreach programs. Without the support of donors like you, these offerings would not be possible. This showcase of artists from across the region can be a great benefit to both established and emerging talent by connecting them to the Museum’s core audience of collectors and art enthusiasts, an audience that extends beyond Eastern North Carolina. Last year’s virtual silent auction resulted in over $13,000 in sales, with over 60 artworks and other items sold. The in-person auction display and online preview will celebrate each artist with an artist profile, and will be marketed through social media.
Join us for this outdoor community event as we host a variety of regional artists and vendors as they have their goods and works available for purchasing! We will also have our Autumn Auction running virtually during this time period - the actual artworks will be on display at the GMoA for those wanting a closer look. As planned per usual, live music and a food truck will be in attendance. The interior of our facility will be available for those who wish to view out exhibitions, shop from our Gift Shop, and enjoy the natural beauty that comes with our building. If weather does not cooperate, the event will be moved indoors! Artists, vendors, visitors alike are strongly encouraged to wear facemasks if they have not been fully vaccinated. Hand sanitizing stations will be placed throughout the event, both outdoors and indoors. Entry to this event is free so come ready to shop for unique and handmade works of art and products! To participate as an artist in the auction AND/OR applying for a booth at the sale, visit ourhomepage: www.gmoa.org
Creative Aging Network-NC (CAN-NC) announces a Call to Artists who are 50+ for our "Summer Shade Festival: Celebrate Creative Aging with Us" to be held on September 17-18, 2021.
A weekend celebration featuring an exhibition by North Carolina artists 50 and better, open studio tours, live music, art and garden demonstrations, and campus tours.
If you are an artist who's 50+, you are invited to submit up to 3 works of art for our Summer Shade Festival. 2-D and 3-D media are eligible and must be ready to hang or display. Please complete the entry form and submit your $25 entry fee at this link: https://can-nc.org/events.
Art drop off dates are:
• August 30th and 31st from 10am-2pm
• September 1st and 2nd from 4pm-7pm
• September 3rd from 10am-2pm.
Join us for an Opening Reception on Friday, September 17th from 5:00-9:00 pm on our campus at 2400 Summit Ave, Greensboro, NC 27405. North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green will open our Summer Shade Festival by performing one of her poems on Friday evening, Sept. 17th. Saturday’s event will run from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm (Rain or Shine).
Join us for the (End of) Summer Shindig, our summertime, signature fundraiser at the Greenville Museum of Art (GMoA) on Thursday, September 9th, 6-9pm!
Attendees can expect dynamic live music by Greenville's own, The Still Shakers, great local food provided by Moore's Old Thyme Barbeque, open bar, lawn games, silent auction and raffle items, and general summer-themed merriment! The funds raised for this event support the GMoA, helping us keep admission to the Museum FREE and supporting our educational outreach, exhibitions, and programs. Check-in at the registration tables before entering located at the front and back of the parking lot. Guest parking is available along 8th St., 9th St., Washington St., Dickinson Ave., and Five Points Plaza as this outdoor event will be located in our parking lot and courtyard.
PURCHASE TICKETS: https://e.givesmart.com/events/mUx/
(The website will be continuously updated as event details are solidified).
Arts Candidate Forums & Events Webinar July 21 @ 1
Join Arts NC Executive Director Nate McGaha on Wednesday, July 21st at 1:00pm as he reviews how to host Arts Candidate Forums and Events with Arts NC's new easy-to-use toolkit and makes a surprise announcement. Rhonda Bellamy, Executive Director of Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County and Charles Phaneuf, President of United Arts of Raleigh and Wake County will share their experiences, successes, and lessons learned from hosting arts forums and events for city, county, and state legislature candidates. Register to watch on Zoom or watch us on Facebook Live! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MyLEweV8QvWQZb4HiZzzBw?fbclid=IwAR2pNoiU0bkh6OHZw-Zvg73f47V-S79Cbs1YgNrbGyVETTybhbesK7c3ICk
1:00 PM via Zoom (Register using link in description) or on Facebook Live.
Virtual International Arts Festival For Social Cha
Founded in October 2020, MDD’s seasonal Virtual International Arts (VIA) Festival creates a space for artists, scholars, and audiences to share, respond, and reflect beyond traditional, commercial performance spaces that often exclude people and limit access. Mark DeGarmo Dance broadcasts its Virtual International Arts Festival for Social Change on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday March 16-18, 2021. The VIA festival features 19 performing artists from 5 countries over the course of the three evening event.
Virtual International Arts (VIA) Festival for Social Change:
About Mark DeGarmo Dance
Founded in 1987, Mark DeGarmo Dance is a nonprofit organization that educates New York City communities and children; creates, performs, and disseminates original artistic work; and builds intercultural community through dance arts. MDD commits its resources to serving social justice, equity, and equality issues across multiple fronts through dance arts in NYC, the U.S., and internationally.
About Mark DeGarmo
Mark DeGarmo, Ph.D., B.F.A. is a New York City-based dancer, choreographer, writer, and researcher. They are Founder, Executive & Artistic Director of Mark DeGarmo Dance, New York City; Dance Director of Crossing Bridges International Artist Residency, Michoacán, Mexico; and an Artist-Scholar with Creative Agency, Australia. Their 2020 publications explore autoethnography during COVID.
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Our programs are supported, in part, by private funds from Friends of Mark DeGarmo Dance and by public funds from the NYC Council Member for District 1, the Honorable Margaret Chin; the NYC Council Member for District 2, the Honorable Carlina Rivera; Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation CARES relief funding supported by National Endowment for the Arts; National Endowment for the Arts; the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 7PM ET on Zoom
Wednesday, March 17th, 2021 7PM ET on Zoom
Thursday, March 18th, 2021 7PM ET on Zoom