Bright Stars in McColl Center’s Sky

2010 Artist-in-Residence Chris Watts and current Artist-in-Residence Endia Beal are featured in the Spring 2015 issue of the International Review of African American Art’s Print Journal. 

The focus of the issue is on the work of 16 African American artists to watch, including Watts and Beal, who are gaining national and international attention.

“We are seeing bright stars rise from cities across the country, with hot spots of artmaking in Atlanta, Chicago, Raleigh and Houston. Artists are finding ways to connect with larger markets, regardless of where their studio may be.”

Both artists are based in North Carolina. Watts works out of Charlotte (with recent stints in Brooklyn and Paris) and Beal, currently in residence here at McColl Center through August 18, 2015, is based in Winston-Salem.

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So Much To She installation view
(So Much To She installation view)

So Much To She, a visual conversation resulting from the merging of works by Aaron Fowler and Chris Watts, is on exhibition at Flanders Gallery in Raleigh through June 2, 2015.

Endia Beal, from the Can I Touch It? series
(Endia Beal, from the Can I Touch It? series)

Endia Beal’s work is currently on view on the second floor gallery here at McColl Center through August 18, 2015.