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!
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.
The O'Keeffe Circle: Artist as Gallerist and Colle
The experimental paintings and drawings of Georgia O’Keeffe found their greatest early advocate in Alfred Stieglitz, the gallerist and photographer whom she married in 1924. Through Stieglitz, O’Keeffe was introduced to critics, collectors, and a collegial community of avant-garde painters with whom she showed her newest works. In time, several artists came to trust her to hang their shows at the galleries with the same careful, unerring eye that she brought to her own annual installation. In effect, O’Keeffe functioned as co-curator with the oracular Stieglitz, often moderating his enthusiasms with a dispassionate exactness.
Quoting extensively from her letters, this small, two-room exhibition will explore O’Keeffe as a gallerist in New York and as a collector in her New York apartments and residences in New Mexico. She was highly judicious in selecting the art that shared her home, claiming that “My home is simple, but I aim to make it simpler!”
The recent promised gift, O’Keeffe’s "Cedar Tree with Lavender Hills," 1937, will be joined by works by Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, John Marin, Marsden Hartley, Charles Demuth, Arthur Dove, and others.
Reynolda House is grateful for the support of The Robert and Constance Emken Fund of the Winston-Salem Foundation
FREE ADMISSION Museum members, children 18 and under, students with valid ID, first responders, military personnel with ID, Employees of Wake Forest University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center with valid ID (plus one guest)
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).
Gallery Exhibition: "Material Remains" featuring t
Wilson Arts is delighted to present the captivating works of Leslie Pearson in her new exhibit entitled “Material Remains”. Leslie is a multimedia artist who utilizes many fiber-based materials, processes and techniques to create sculptures, installations, encaustic paintings, and handmade books in which she explores themes of memory and identity.
Leslie pursues art as a studio artist, community arts advocate and educator. In 1998, she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Southeast Missouri State University and was heavily involved in community arts programming as the Assistant Director of the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and co-curator of Gallery 100 and the Lorimier Gallery in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. In 2000, she earned a Master’s degree in Museum Studies at Newcastle University in England and completed an internship at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland, UK. In 2011, she earned an MFA in Textile Design at East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design in Greenville, North Carolina. She has taught at various colleges and Universities and currently serves on the Board of Trustees at the Arts Council of Fayetteville, and on the Board of Directors for the Surface Design Association. Pearson exhibits her work nationally and internationally. To find out more about Leslie, visit her website at https://www.lesliekpearson.com/.
The gallery is open from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday.
Take a long look at Reynolda’s collection of American art and The Voyage of Life in recognition of Children’s Eye Health & Safety Month and National Eye Exam Month. Inspired by the trending practice of slow looking, guests will enjoy structured visual inquiry activities to engage with multiple mediums by different artists.
Visitors may register for any time slot and arrive between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. or register at the front desk (timed admission not required). Advance registration is encouraged.