Smith Gallery and SECCA Presents North Carolina Artists Fellows in Upcoming Discussion
BOONE, NC—October 22, 2015 The Smith Gallery in partnership with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) presents Point & Counterpoint: NC Arts Fellows in dialogue on Thursday, October 29, 2015 on the campus of at Appalachian State University at Belk Library and Information Commons in Lecture Hall 114 at 6:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Artists who will be discussing their work include: David Chatt, Maready Evergreen, Joshua Gibson, Cara Hagan and Jeana Eve Klein. Both Klein and Hagan are faculty in the College of Fine and Applied Arts at Appalachian State. David Chatt is based in Penland and Maready Evergreen and Joshua Gibson are based in Durham. Gibson is Associate Professor of the Practice in Art, Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University.
North Carolina Arts Council Fellows of 2014-2015 are celebrated in the exhibition Point & Counterpoint: NC Arts Fellows 2014-2015 on view at SECCA in Winston-Salem from October 1, 2015 through January 17, 2016. Point & Counterpoint, curated by Cora Fisher, Curator of Contemporary Art at SECCA, exhibits work by the 18 artists that were selected as the 2014-2015 North Carolina Arts Council fellows. This show offers talent from all over the state, from Asheville to Ocracoke, and everywhere in between, with media that include sculpture, painting, drawing, installation, film, video, performance, and dance. The exhibition is highlighted by events with the artists including talks, film screenings, and performances.
“It has been a privilege and adventure to work with the eighteen artists represented in Point & Counterpoint. The exhibition and its programs will bring their collective dynamism to the fore, showing how artists working in North Carolina today are part of a new, global South whose roots still run very deep. It’s a new horizon of Southeastern art.”
About the Talk
At Appalachian State and venues across the North Carolina, artists from the NCAC Fellowship exhibition will talk in pairs about their artistic practice. At the end of each point & counterpoint dialogue, the group will come together for audience Q & A.
Talk at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
October 29, 6:30pm
Belk Library and Information Commons, Lecture Hall 114
Point & counterpoint dialogues with artists David Chatt & Joshua Gibson, Maready Evergreen, Cara Hagan & Jeana Eve Klein.
For directions and parking information for the event at Belk Library on the Appalachian State University campus, please call 828-262-2186 or visit http://library.appstate.edu/about/parking. Please visit please http://www.secca.org for information regarding future events.
About the Smith Gallery
The Smith Gallery is located in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts located at 733 Rivers Street on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Admission is free for all events and programs. Hours are from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday and during special events. For more information, please call 828-262-8053 or visit http://art.appstate.edu/cjs.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, N.C. seeks to enhance perspectives, inspire community and ignite new ideas at the intersection of art and its visitors. Located at 750 Marguerite Drive, the museum is open Tuesday through Saturday. For hours, please visit www.secca.org. SECCA is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA receives operational funding from The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.
About the North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship
The North Carolina Arts Council awards artist fellowships in the categories of visual art, craft, film/video, choreography, prose writing, poetry, playwriting/screenwriting, musical composition, and songwriting, alternating disciplines on a two-year cycle. Artists receive a $10,000 fellowship to support creative development and the creation of new work. Recipients are selected by panels comprised of artists and arts professionals with expertise in each discipline. Since the inception of the program in 1980, the Arts Council has made over 580 awards to North Carolina recipients, helping to nurture the state’s creative sector by investing in some of its most talented artists.
About The North Carolina Arts Council
The North Carolina Arts Council works to make North Carolina The Creative State where a robust arts industry produces a creative economy, vibrant communities, children prepared for the 21st century and lives filled with discovery and learning. The Arts Council accomplishes this in partnership with artists and arts organizations, other organizations that use the arts to make their communities stronger and North Carolinians—young and old—who enjoy and participate in the arts. For more information visit http://www.ncarts.org.