Feature Articles

August 2013

Some Exhibits That Are Still On View

Our policy at Carolina Arts is to present a press release about an exhibit only once and then go on, but many major exhibits are on view for months. This is our effort to remind you of some of them.

GreenHill in Greensboro, NC, is present Speaking in Species: A North Carolina Perspective, features the work of 27 artists, both seasoned makers and the next generation of makers, working in wood. The exhibition is on view through Aug. 18, 2013. This exhibition, guest curated by Brent Skidmore, brings the art of woodworking to a new level. Skidmore is an Assistant Professor of Art, Director of Craft Studies at UNC-Asheville and maintains a studio at Grovewood Studios in Asheville. Participating artists include: Chris Abel, Elizabeth Alexander, Fatie Atkinson, Elia Bizzari, David Caldwell, John Clark, Melissa Engler, Dustin Farnsworth, Brian Fireman, Russell Gale, Mark Gardner, Derek Hennigar, Robyn Horn, Stoney Lamar, Timothy Maddox, David Merrifield, Brad Reed Nelson, Kurt Nielsen, George Peterson, Richard Prisco, Nathan Rose, Sylvie Rosenthal, Tom Shields, Al Spicer, Joël Urruty, Michael Waldeck, and Robert Winkler.

The Community Museum Society in Lake City, SC, is presenting agriART, featuring works by Joshua Vaughan, Mark Conrardy, and an installation by Vassiliki Falkehag, on view in the Jones-Carter Gallery, through Aug. 26, 2013. The exhibition is an array of visual art that critically engages with cultures and traditions of Southern agricultural communities. The exhibition features projects that represent where these communities came from and the realities of where they are today in the agricultural industry. agriART was curated by Hannah L. Davis, Gallery Manager and Historic Preservation Coordinator of the Community Museum Society, Inc.

The Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, NC, is presenting Hidden in Plain Sight: Architectural Reminders of Durham’s Vital Past, featuring photographs by Jack Anderson, on view in the Porch Gallery through Aug. 31, 2013. Photographer MJ Sharp, a Center for Documentary Studies instructor, did an independent study with undergraduate student Jack Anderson that culminated in his exhibition of nighttime black-and-white photographs, Hidden in Plain Sight: Architectural Reminders of Durham’s Vital Past. Sharp explores the world at night in her work, as does Anderson. “We talk like two old crusty sailors about shooting at night,” says Sharp, “and I’ve been out on the sea just a little bit longer.”

The Penland School of Crafts in Penland, NC, is offering a group of four art installations on the Penland campus, on view through Aug. 31, 2013. The installations are the work of Dan Bailey, Alison Collins, Kyoung Ae Cho, and Anne Lemanski, and they are part of a project called “0 to 60: The Experience of Time through Contemporary Art,” which is a collaboration between Penland School and the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC. For further information check our NC Institutional Gallery listings, call Robin Dreyer at 828/765-0433 or visit (www.penland.org).

The Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC, is presenting A Sense of Balance: The Sculpture of Stoney Lamar, on view through Sept. 1, 2013. William Stoney Lamar (1951 – ) has contributed exceptional skill and vision to the world of wood turning for over 25 years. Lamar attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a short period before leaving and working as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War for two years. He later attended the University of North Carolina at Asheville followed by Appalachian State University, where he graduated in 1979 with a B.S. in Industrial Arts. It was not until the mid-1980s that Lamar began to work on a lathe and fully explore its utility in realizing his own artistry.

The Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center in downtown Asheville, NC, is presenting Harry Seidler: Architecture, Art and Collaborative Design, on view through Sept. 7, 2013. This retrospective exhibition illuminates Seidler’s architectural legacy as Australia’s most important modernist architect. Seidler studied with Josef Albers at Black Mountain College in the mid-1940s and became a major proponent of Bauhaus principles of design in his architectural practice.

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, SC, is presenting Animation B.C. (Before Computers): A History of Art in Motion, on view through Sept. 22, 2013. Animation is everywhere: on television, in movies and on the Internet. Yet few of us understand how animation works. In reality, it is an endeavor that brings together art, music, mathematics, science and technology - while conveying a sense of magic and limitless possibility to the viewer. So it’s a subject bound to charm, intrigue and enlighten visitors this summer.

The Louise Wells Cameron Art Museum in Wilmington, NC, is presenting Well Suited: The Costumes of Alonzo Wilson, on view through Nov. 3, 2013. Fine, hand-sewn beadwork, archival-quality costume technique and brilliantly colored feathers; what do these features have in common with the current HBO (Home Box Office) series “Treme” set in post-Katrina New Orleans? Wilmington native Alonzo Wilson, costume designer for the series is the common thread. The exhibition includes exquisitely crafted Mardi Gras Indian suits specially made for “Treme”. Additionally, Mardi Gras costumes from select characters, as well as design sketches will be on view. This exhibition originally organized by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA.

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