Opening Reception: America Now
6 to 9 PM, Friday, September 21
10 Days and Long Division at 7 PM
Free Admission, Cash Bar
America Now Exhibition | 1st Floor and Front Lawn
featuring work by Amze Emmons, Robyn Hasty, Greg Haberny, Chris Stain, and Ben Wolf
Throughout history the creative expression of ideas and emotions has been a powerful force in the social landscape. It is recognized that art activates critical dialogue and raises political and social awareness. In honor of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, McColl Center for Visual Art continues this tradition by providing a platform for five contemporary artists who live and work in the United States to address our tumultuous world. The site-specific works created for America Now was created during each artist's term as a DNC Artist-in-Residence.
“The core of the exhibit couples aesthetic perspective with social commentary and is the outcome of five artists who are grappling with their own complex questions about America’s contemporary culture. Using art as a catalyst, we hope this exhibition will spark dialogue, both in and outside of the gallery space, and help to encourage a politically informed community.” says Suzanne Fetscher, President/CEO of McColl Center for Visual Art. >> Click here for more info
Fall Artists-in-Residence Exhibition | 2nd and 3rd Floors
featuring work by Susannah Mira, John W. Love Jr., Pamela Z, Ibrahim Miranda, and Mel Chin
The opening reception on September 21 marks the arrive of our Fall 2012 Artists-in-Residence whose work will be on display in the 2nd and 3rd floor gallery space. Each of the following residents will be in attendance during the reception and can be found in their studio during the event, artists include: Susannah Mira, John W. Love Jr., Pamela Z, Ibrahim Miranda, Michael Haag, Manoj Kesavan, Faron Franks, Tomoo Kitamura, and JoAnn Seiburg-Baker.
10 Days and Long Division | Ground Floor
featuring Herb Jackson and Alan Michael Parker
McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to welcome two very special guests, Herb Jackson and Alan Michael Parker, for a special event during the America Now opening reception. At 7 PM, attendees are invited to the ground level of McColl Center for Visual Art for 10 Days and Long Division: An Evening of Art and Poetry where award-winning painter Herb Jackson and poet Alan Michael Parker will present their collaborative work, 10 Days, and Parker will read selections from his newly published seventh book of poems, Long Division (review). 10 Days documents a collaboration between the poet, Alan Michael Parker and artist, Herb Jackson. Each created a work on the same predetermined day for 10 sessions over the course of a year and three months. There was no communication about the result on those days or over the course of the project. Neither knew what the other had done until the complete collaboration was revealed one night last December.
For additional information about McColl Center for Visual Art and the Opening Reception on September 21, contact us at 704-332-5535.