Join the NC Dance Festival as we delve into dance in this virtual program – like a book club, but for dance. Participants will watch and discuss short dance works, finding new ways to appreciate and explore the world of dance and building new connections with a wider community of dance lovers and dance professionals. Whether you have years of experience with dance or none at all, you are welcome in this group! For our inaugural session, we will be watching and discussing dance by Charlotte choreographer Sarah Council. Want to attend? Limited to 20 participants, so reserve your spot today.
Join Black in Black on Black curators, Ameena Batada, Dr. P.H., Professor of Health & Wellness, UNC Asheville; JéWana Grier McEachin, Executive Director of the Asheville Buncombe Institute of Parity Achievement (ABIPA); and Jill Fromewick, Sc.D., Executive Director of Sparrow Research Group and exhibiting artists, Ann Miller Woodford, Viola Spells, and Ronda Birtha, for a virtual tour of the exhibition followed by a panel discussion.
Tour and discussion is hosted through Zoom. New to Zoom? Visit their Help Center to get set up.
About the Exhibition
Black in Black on Black: Making the Invisible Visible is an exhibition about the lives and contributions of Black/African American communities in Western North Carolina (WNC). Presenting works of art alongside oral histories and research data, Black in Black on Black is a visual conversation about an often invisible history of our region. This exhibition features three WNC-based artists: Ann Miller Woodford, Viola Spells, and Ronda Birtha, as well as data from the Heart of Health: Race, Place, and Faith in Western North Carolina project, a three-year community-participatory research study that seeks to better understand the role and impact of race and racism on health. The Heart of Health project is co-led by researchers and community partners. In WNC, the percentage of the population that is Black/African American ranges from 0.2% to 10% at the county level, and is about 4% overall. As Ann Miller Woodford states, “My emphasis has been on people who have dedicated their lives to humanity, but have been overlooked, ignored, and often forgotten.” Visitors to the exhibition are invited to learn, through both visual art and scientific data, about the ways in which African Americans and others in WNC are working to reduce racism and build community through grassroots and organizational efforts.
Black in Black on Black is on view at the Center for Craft until January 7, 2022.
Beauty is Pain is a narrative short about two sisters’ relentless quest for beauty. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director/Writer/Editor, Heather Woodfield and Producer, Denise Dorn in conversation with Artist, Jamie Leo.
This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.
The Greenville Museum of Art is thrilled to present Undoing, an exhibition of art made from everyday and found materials by four artists: Krista Clark, BR Goldstein, Grace Hong, and Michael Watson. The title Undoing refers to all four artists’ processes of deconstructing everyday objects or materials through the creation of their work. Knowing that viewers bring their own associations to the familiar materials found throughout this exhibition, "Undoing" also relates to the loosening of spoken and written language as the primary means of conveying information or ideas.
Opening Reception: 10/8/2021
GMoA Members: 5-8pm
General Public: 6-8pm
Free admission for all!
Bamboo Basket Weaving Demonstration with Y Bhong R
Y Bhong Rcom is a Rhade Montagnard basket maker from the Highlands of Vietnam. He has demonstrated his craft as well as given classes on this traditional form of basketry at many local art and folk festivals. Come watch and interact with Y Bong as he demonstrates the various stages of processing the bamboo and lays out his geometric designs. The artist will also offer several of his baskets for sale at this outdoor event. This is a free event sponsored in part by a grant from AARP. Please register at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87516223615?pwd=QkRtbWRQSzZZQjl0Tm5jOXpoTllHdz09
The Treblemakers: Barbara Weiss and Frances Demoretcky, synth melodicas with Amy Brucksch, guitar
Genre bending and blending, The Treblemakers take familiar tunes and serve them up with a twist. Take a musical journey, from Baroque to bossa nova, all without leaving your seat. What the three women of The Treblemakers have in common is their love of playing together, their curiosity about every kind of music, and their willingness to explore new sounds for their instruments which include classical guitar (with effects processor), synthesizers and melodicas!
Take a relaxing drive through Chatham County’s rolling hills and pastoral farmlands to visit 54 artists in 41 studios that dot the countryside. Meet artists, learn about their process and artistic vision, and browse affordable original works of art. Paintings, prints, sculpture, pottery, photography, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, digital, and fabric art will be available for purchase.
The Tour is self-guided, allowing you to explore at your leisure with the map provided. Stop for coffee or lunch in one of the many charming eateries in Pittsboro and its surrounds. Cap off the day with a craft beer, cider, a glass of mead wine, or some festive holiday spirits when you visit the Chatham Beverage District.
Dec 4–5 and Dec 11–12.
Saturdays from 10am–5pm and Sundays Noon–5pm
The Committee to Keep Private Danny Chen's Legacy Alive annual commemoration at the street sign "Pvt. Danny Chen Way" at the corner of Elizabeth and Canal Streets. Pvt. Danny Chen was a 19 year old soldier found dead in Afghanistan on October 3, 2011 after weeks of racial maltreatment and hazing by his superiors.
H.T. CHEN & DANCERS will be at Columbus Park between 1-2:30pm. Additional events for the commemoration will be at other locations around Chinatown which Danny frequented growing up in Chinatown.
FABnyc hosts Open Arts an opportunity to explore world-renowned institutions, vibrant community hubs, and unique small arts organizations that together make up one of the most creative neighborhoods in New York City!
H.T. CHEN & DANCERS outdoors at 2pm:
October 8 at 1 St & Bowery/2 Ave
October 9 at 8 St & Avenue B
10/8 at 2pm: 1 St & Bowery/2 Ave
10/9 at 2pm: 8 St & Ave B