Live performance and today’s most innovative neuroscience and AI technology collide in explosive new ways to in the festival MAXlive 2021: The Neuroverse. Featuring sound installations, live music and theater, robots, immersive installations, and provocative conversations.
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.
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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.
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
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
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
The Voyage of Life: Art, Allegory, and Community R
Three centuries of American art come together with community-contributed stories to illuminate life’s most defining moments in TheVoyage of Life.
Explore how much of the human experience is held in common with works by artists including Lee Krasner, Robert Colescott, Keith Haring, Andy Warhol, Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawrence, and Grant Wood.
Select loans from Wake Forest University are on view along with works from Reynolda’s collection of American art, mirroring Winston-Salem’s remarkable collecting legacy. New acquisitions and promised gifts are also featured, demonstrating the Museum’s goal of increasing representation by artists of color.
Create your own disguise in this workshop; participants will build their own animal masks from prepared templates or their imagination.
Family First Workshops include time in the Museum to explore a work of art or decorative art and will take place outdoors or in the Reynolda studios (weather and other restrictions permitting). Advance registration is required. Take-home kits may be available for some workshops; contact email@example.com with questions.
Homeschool students and teachers are invited to visit Reynolda House and the grounds for art and history-based learning. Self-tour the Museum while learning about the place, having conversations about the art, and engaging with art guides in front of works of art; then make your own art creation. Explore the grounds with a scavenger hunt. Download our free app, Reynolda Revealed, for more Reynolda stories before, during, and after your visit.
Activities will take place indoors and outdoors, weather permitting.