Stimulus: Beyond Dress (The Power of What We Wear)

Event postponed to Tuesday, April 14.

NEW DATE: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
6:30–8:00 p.m.
Free admission

There is power in the fabric, color, and even culture of clothing. 

Guided by visiting curator Jonell Logan, this Stimulus conversation follows the teaming of winter/spring 2020 artists-in-residence Azita Moradkhani and Andrew Wilson with local fashion industry experts to create projects created in response to their investigation of ideas.

Moradkhani is paired with brand, image, and style expert Sonya Barnes while Wilson is teamed up with Springclean founder and CEO CT Anderson to create art that explores and re-contextualizes the social, cultural, environmental, and political significance of what we wear. The conversation will begin in the first-floor gallery, followed by visits to each artist’s studio for an intimate look at the work created.

The Stimulus series of conversations aim to make connections between the McColl Center and our constantly evolving local arts community.

Image: Azita Moradkhani, Lady In Veil, 2018. Colored pencil, 30 x 44 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Gallery Kayafas.

How to get here and where to park
We’re located at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown Charlotte. Plenty of free parking is available on N. Tryon St. after 6:00 p.m. and in the lot at the corner of W. 10th St. and N. Church St. (behind Charlotte Ballet).

Accessible Entrance
Our accessible entrance is located at the end of the ramp at the rear of our building. If you’re visiting from the N. Church Street side of our campus and our gate is closed, pull into the driveway and call 704-332-5535 to speak to the attendant at our welcome desk. They will come down and open the gate (which we keep closed for security purposes) in a few minutes. If you’re visiting from the N. Tryon Street side, proceed towards the building, then follow the paved pathway to the left along the side of the building. (Our building will be on your right as you proceed towards the ramp.) When you reach the end of the ramp, the entrance will be on your right. Near the door and bay door will be a call box. Press the call button to speak with the attendant at our welcome desk. They will unlock the door for you remotely. Proceed through our sculpture studio and into our building until you see the elevator on your right. Proceed to our welcome desk on the first floor to check in with our attendant.