Lest We Forget: The Voice of Art
Through July 19, 2009 – Weatherspoon Art Museum- Greensboro
In Spring 2005, the Weatherspoon mounted an exhibition entitled “Artists and Civil Rights”. The exhibition helped to illustrate the breadth of the Weatherspoon’s collection in an area that touches deeply upon our collective past. Freedom, equality, and opportunity for all are core notions that artists today continue to value as important material for public discourse. New ideas about social, economic and environmental equity, along with sustainable practices, are changing the way that education, science, and even design address what we consider to be the rights of all. Within this context, “Lest We Forget: The Voice of Art” expands upon the original exhibition.
The Healing Force Performs at Save the Babies Dance and Raffle
5/9/2009 – 7 pm at Blessings, 823 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
Together this performing family presents programs which are designed to encourage positive behavior, provide creative opportunities, and enrich the school curriculum. They have traveled the country and appeared in venues such as The National Storytelling Festival, Bay Area Storytelling Festival, and numerous schools, colleges, churches, museums, festivals, family reunions, and community events. Whether appearing in residencies in schools, festivals or workshops, The Healing Force turns any performance into a celebration of African culture and spirit, where audience participation is a standard.
Cost: Raffle ticket or $5 plus a school item
Revolve Film and Music Festival: Launch Screening
5/15/2009 – 7 pm – Salem Fine Arts Center, Salem College, Winston-Salem
Sponsored by the Australian Embassy, Washington D.C., and the Salem College Center for Women’s Writers, Playing in the Shadows is the story of an after-dark basketball competition for underprivileged children in Sydney, Australia.
An Evening with Julia McGirt Nixon
5/15/2009 – 6:30 pm – Emerald Event Center, 200 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro
To raise awareness for the new McGirt-Horton Branch Library in northeast Greensboro, the Greensboro Public Library Foundation will host an evening with Julia McGirt Nixon, the nationally acclaimed songstress.
Cost: $35. Tickets can be purchased at the Carolina Theatre.
StoryLine in the Community
5/16/2009 – By appointment.
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5/19/2009 – 5:30 pm – Center for Design Innovation, 301 N Main Street Ste 2105, Winston-Salem
Margaret Collins discusses educational initiatives and a strategic plan for developing creative enterprises and the arts in the Piedmont Triad.
Recycle Labyrinth Swap-a-Thon
5/21/2009-5/23/2009 – 11 am – Piedmont Craftsmen, Winston-Salem
The community is invited to help design a recycled labyrinth with household items that are still usable. Please call for location and further details.
Cost: Monetary donations welcomed
Triad Pride 2009
May 30, 2009 – 10:00 am – Festival Park, 200 N. Davie St., Greensboro
Triad Pride 2009 will feature music, speakers, entertainment, and presentations throughout the day, culminating in an entertainment extravaganza at 1:00 p.m. featuring Cherries Jubilee, Constance DeMarlo, Paisley Parque, Shirli Stevenz & the GGF Bingo Girls, Lawanda Jackson, Jerry Halliday, Mykel Knight Addams, Cass Westbrook & Taylor Addams.
4/14/2009 – 5:30pm, at Center for Design Innovation 301 N Main St STE 2105 , Winston Salem
Frank Harmon – Designing the built environment so as to leave to future generation a better place than we received
Arthur’s Bilingual Storytime at Children’s Museum
4/16/2009 – 11:30am, at Children?s Museum of Winston-Salem 390 South Liberty Street, Winston-Salem
Expose your child to a different language, learn some Spanish words, and have fun trying to roll those rrrrrrr’s!
Cost: $7 per person/ children under 1 free
Marketing for Artists
4/17/2009 – 12pm, at Associated Artists 301 West 4th Street, Winston-Salem
Pete Driscoll discusses marketing from the individual artist’s persepective.
Cost: $5 donation requested
OUT at the Movies
4/18/2009 – 7pm, at UNC School of the Arts 1533 South Main Street, Winston-Salem
OUT at the Movies, Winston-Salem and the Triad’s GLBT film series, will screen two films: “Training Rules” @ 7:00 (www.trainingrules.com) and “Ready?OK!” at 8:15(www.readyokmovie.com). We will screen “Training Rules” just two weeks after its WORLD premiere in Philadelphia.
4/21/2009 – 5:30pm, at Center for Design Innovation 301 N Main St STE 2105 , Winston Salem
Jim Toole – Design principles for sustainable healthcare
Lecture with Ed Uhlir
4/21/2009 – 7pm, at WS City Hall, Council Chambers 101 North Main (2nd floor), Winston-Salem
Join SECCA, The Arts Council and WS Mayor for a lecture by architect Ed Uhlir on the impact of public art in urban areas.
Cost: Free – RSVP 336-397-2109
Interactive Music Recital
4/22/2009 – 12pm, at Diggs Gallery WSSU, MLK, Jr. Blvd, Winston-Salem
Spatial Intersection I: An Interactive Music Recital will be performed by Tohm Judson, WSSU Music Faculty.
Music, Mind & Learning
4/22/2009 – 4pm, at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Room 204, WFU , Winston Salem
Features Peter Perret, former conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony, discussing the implications of music in the learning process, music/brain research and recent discoveries.
Autism, the Musical
4/27/2009 – 3:30pm, at Piedmont Triad Community Research Center 178 S. Chestnut Street, Winston-Salem
Following five LA children over the course of six months, director Tricia Regan captures the struggles and triumphs of their family lives and observes how this musical production gives these performers a comfort zone in which they can explore their creative sides. This uplifting film reveals the human stories around autism.
Cost: Free admission, free parking.
4/28/2009 – 5:30pm, at Center for Design Innovation 301 N Main St STE 2105 , Winston Salem
Gail Fisher – Building social capital in Winston-Salem through StoryLine
Elsewhere Artist Collaborative
606 S. Elm Street, Greensboro
After a major spring cleaning, Elsewhere Artist Collaborative is reopening to the public. More dynamic site-specific pieces to come! Check their website for happenings.
$5 per tour
1/24/2009 – 3/21/2009 11am
1006 S. Marshall Street, Winston-Salem
The exhibition “Monoprint Magic,” featuring Mona Wu and the Artists of Gateway Studios, will be on display January 24-March 21. Gallery hours are: Tuesday-Friday, 11am-5pm; Saturday, 10am-2pm.
“An Artist’s Reactions to War” Exhibit
Location: Mary Davis Holt Gallery, Salem Fine Arts Center
Through March 18
“An Artist’s Reaction to War” is a group exhibit featuring artists from around the nation.War, being defined as conflict resulting in violent action, has stimulated and provoked artists of every generation to create visual affirmation expressing their personal concern. Whether it’s the daily bombardment of media coverage, or the constant war involvement, artists absorb this impact on society, community and families. Hopefully, this exhibit will awaken the next generation to take action against violence and know that many have tried to voice disdain without being labeled unpatriotic in volatile times.
This exhibit is not Iraq specific but includes works dedicated to the victims of the Shining Path, 911, Darfur, the Gulf War and Afghanistan.
Salem College Pierrettes: Once on This Island
3/12/2009 – 3/15/2009 8pm
Salem Fine Arts Center, Drama Workshop
Salem College, Winston-Salem
In this musical, peasants on a Caribbean island tell a little girl a story about bravery and love to calm her during a violent storm. With music by Stephen Flaherty and book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, this musical is based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy.
Admission by ticket only: $8 for general admission, $6 for Salem faculty, staff and students.
For ticket reservations, contact:
Encore! Creative Arts Ministries Workshop
March 14th, 8:30am
Salem Fine Arts Center
Salem College, Winston-Salem
This daylong event will feature workshops and skills presentations taught by Salem’s faculty and staff as well as Curtain Call’s nationally known teachers. Modern dance, voice, acting, directing/stage management, technical, set design/building, scriptwriting and more will be offered. Individuals will enhance their existing skills to communicate God’s message to a creative world whether it be in church (traditional or non-traditional), community, school or other organization. There is no age limit but participants must already have a working knowledge of their field and want to take it to the next level.
Registration required: $48 for general admission, $38 for students (includes breakfast, lunch, t-shirt and four workshops). You may visit www.curtaincallnc.org for more information and registration.
“Creativity:Worlds in the Making” Symposium
An Initiative from the Office of Entrepreneurship and Liberal Arts
March 18-20th, 2009
Wake Forest University
This national symposium in the “City of the Arts” on the campus of Wake Forest University advances the national discourse on creativity as a core literacy in today’s global environment. It does so by highlighting emerging creative research and practice across disciplines within university settings as well as elaborating dynamic models for collaborations between the academy and society. Diverse and challenging perspectives on creative practice, innovative process and entrepreneurial invention will be delivered by some of the most visionary voices and practitioners of the day in the arts, humanities, business and sciences.
New Registration Deadline: March 5, 2009
Registration fee: $235
Lynn Book, organizer
Cultures Up Close – Music of the Buk Drum
3/22/2009 – 2:30pm
Museum of Anthropology, Wake Forest University, Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem
This program is part of an ongoing series designed for elementary school-aged children and an accompanying adult. In March, participants will learn about traditional Korean music and make a simple Buk drum to take home. Reservations and advance payment are required.
Cost: $7 per child ($5 for MOA Friends). Adults are free
Rehearsals for Triad Tapestry Children’s Chorus
Rehearsals are Tuesdays
Piedmont Interfaith Council
The TTCC brings together area children from various races, cultures and faith traditions. They perform several times during the school-year for community groups and local events. Through music, they weave a beautiful tapestry of friendship and fun!
SECCA Turns “Inside Out” During Year of Renovations
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) will spend the next several months on an art exhibit that will expand well past its walls into the Winston-Salem community. Titled “Inside Out: Artist in the Community II,” the exhibit will feature seven artists who will install public art pieces throughout the city through November 2009 during the year that SECCA completes renovations of its roof and climate-control system. Many of the artists will try to use local inspiration in the construction of their pieces, creating a community-based piece that will not only showcase the artist but also the community in which he/she will work. Lectures and educational activities will accompany the exhibit. Visit SECCA’s website for more information, or look forward to stumbling upon the pieces as you work and play in our community.
Celebrating Global Leadership Through the Arts
March 7th, 7:00pm
Salem College Fine Arts Center
Cost: $7, includes dinner, available at door
Salem College’s BADU organization is showcasing leadership from yesterday, today, and tomorrow with inspirational readings, dance, and music. Program will be followed by dinner.
SECCA Community Day
March 7th, 10:00am
Old Salem Museums and Gardens
Main Street, Winston-Salem
Watch artist Charlie Brouwer create an outdoor public art sculpture made of ladders loaned by community residents. Includes an artist talk and family art project.
DADA First Friday Gallery Hop
3/6/2009 – 7pm
DADA Sixth, Trade and Liberty Streets, Winston-Salem
Join us for the March First Friday Gallery Hop in the Downtown Art District. Streets are closed for a safe and festive atmosphere with parking in surrounding lots. This month is the lucky month! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Equinox and new Artwork and Fine Craft Spring forward! If you didn’t get a chancet to put your “Word on the Street” here is one more chance for 2009- the brick campaign is extended through March! For more information on DADA, Gallery Hops and the Bricks visit http://www.dadaws.org and sign up for our free month newsletter with more information on upcoming events for the month. Gallery Hops are sponsored solely by the Downtown Art District Association- DADA-Where ARt Lives.
First Friday: Downtown Greensboro
Friday, March 6, 2009
First Friday is an exciting evening escape in the heart of Greensboro. Join us on the First Friday of each month for a fun-filled exploration of Greensboro’s creative Downtown scene. Enjoy a self-guided tour of local art galleries, art studios, museums, retail, restaurants and alternative art venues on the First Fridays of every month.
2009 Triad Jewish Film Festival
Thursday, February 19 – Sunday, March 1
Regal Grande Theatre, Greensboro
The 2009 Triad Jewish Film Festival, presented by the Greensboro Jewish Federation is hosting a spectacular lineup of films that highlight the Jewish experience and celebrate diversity and understanding. The films all share a connection to one another through history, family and community and take the moviegoer to locations in Germany, France, China, Israel and the US.
Songs from the Soul: Black History Month Celebration
Thursday, February 26, 10 am and Noon
Children’s Theatre of Winston Salem
$8 General Admission
Songs from the Soul is a revue of African-American music from slave songs to jazz to blues to rap that is more than toe tapping entertainment; it’s also a vital history lesson that teaches pride, responsibility and respect. The songs illuminate our past and our present as we learn of their transforming impact on our American culture.
Calling All Ladders!
Saturday & Sunday, February 21-22, Noon
Old Salem Facility Building, Corner of Walnut and Poplar Streets
Black Repertory Company Presents “Resurrection” in Black History Month Celebration
Friday-Sunday, February 20-22, 8 pm
Little Theatre/Twin City Stage by Black Repertory Company
Adults $22/Children & Seniors $18
Performance by Daniel Beaty of the play Resurrection, which is a unique blend of music, comedy and drama. Part of the ticket sales will be donated to the Larry Leon Hamlin Scholarship Fund at the NC School of the Arts. Group rates are available.
Salem College Students Perform “The Vagina Monologues”
Thursday-Saturday, February 19-21, 7 pm
Salem Fine Arts Center at Salem College
$10 General Admission/$8 Students
To raise awareness and funds to end violence against women, V-Day Salem College 2009 presents student-led benefit performances. The Vagina Monologues is based on interviews with women of different ages, nationalities, ethnicities and circumstances. Visit http://www.vday.org for more information. Proceeds donated to Family Services and the International V-Day Campaign.
Monday, February 16, 7 pm
Reynolda House Museum
After 7 years in the U.S. Army, Brian Turner wrote about his experience in Iraq in “Here, Bullet”, a collection of original poetry.
Telling Your Story: A Valentine’s Community Arts Day
Saturday, February 14, 11 am – 2 pm
Winston Lake YMCA
This Valentine’s Day, tell your story through art! Make something special for a friend or give yourself a Valentine by making an interesting piece of visual or performance art. School of the Arts students will be on hand to give lessons, help make projects, and lead the community in creative and innovative activities! There aren’t your average arts and crafts! Participants will use TV media and costumes, create crafts to take home, and much, much more. Come enjoy these free, creative activities and make something truly spectacular that you’ll want to keep forever! Sponsored by the Winston-Salem Human Relations Department, the Winston Lake YMCA, UNCSA Office of Residence Life and Housing, Office of Student Success, and the Kenan Writers’ Encounters: The Word is Women.
Visit the Human Relations Department website or call 727.2429 for more information.
Reception for Artists’ Reaction to War Exhibit
Friday, February 13, 6 pm
Salem Fine Arts Center at Salem College
This invitational group exhibit will feature artists from around the nation as they respond to the topic of war. Photography, sculpture, painting, printmaking and installation art will be included. On exhibit February 9 – March 18.
Screening of “The Trials of Darryl Hunt”
Thursday, February 12, 7 pm
Green Street Church
This film chronicles the trials of a wrongly-convicted Winston-Salem man who was accused of the murder of a female journalist in the 1980s. This film has exclusive footage of the struggle of local activists against racial bias in their mission to free Darryl Hunt and bring their community one step closer to social equality.
African American Choreographers Lecture by Nina Lucaa
Wednesday, February 11, 3 pm
ZSR Library, Rm. 204, Wake Forest University
Black History Month Lecture featuring Nina Lucas, associate professor of dance, Wake Forest.
A Capella Jam for Hope
Saturday, February 7, 7 pm
Award winning a capella groups from across North Carolina will perform in benefit for the Ronald McDonald House, a nonprofit that provides a “home away from home” for families of seriously ill children who are receiving medical care in our community’s hospitals.
Small Art, Big Heart
Saturday, February 7, 5 pm
Hampton House Gallery
This exhibit reception benefitting AIDS Care Services will feature small original works by local artists.
2nd Annual Sisterhood Stomp the Yard
Friday, February 6, 7 pm
Salem Fine Arts Center at Salem College
$10 General Admission/$7 Students
Be entertained by a dynamic performances by area stomp groups. while benefitting the ScottCares Foundation and BADU (Black Americans Demonstrating Unity).
Business Skills for the Artist
Friday, February 6
Robert Farmer of the Small Business Center will be on hand to discuss building basic business skills.
“My Father” Follows South Korean’s Search for Biological Parents
Thursday, February 5, 7 pm
Reynolda House Museum
Local Korean adoptee, Amelia Zakour, will tell her personal story of adoption and will be accompanied by showing of “My Father,” a fictional film directed by Dong Hyuek.
African American Read-In
Monday, February 2
Reynolda House Museum
Join a community of more than one million readers across the world observing the nineteenth annual African American Read-In Chain. The event is held in recognition of Black History Month, and the public is invited to the Museum to share personal favorite passages from the writings of contemporary and historical black authors.
MLK Unity Mural Painting
Sat. & Sun., January 17 – 18
Children’s Museum of Winston-Salem
During regular hours
Create & Celebrate: Center for Creative Aging
Join the Center for Creative Aging for a brainstorming session regarding the May 2009 Create & Celebrate Project, a celebration of the creativity of older adults and people with memory loss. The Center for Creative Aging is seeking input from elders, artosts, professionals in the aging community, and business owners, but everyone is welcome!
Tuesday, January 20
Greensboro Central Library
219 N. Church St.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be attending.
Local Elementary Students Present Art Work
1/18/2009 – 3pm, at Salem Fine Arts Center Salem College, Winston-Salem
This exhibition showcases works by selected elementary art students in the Winston-Salem Forsyth County school system. On exhibit January 7 – January 30.
NC Black Repertory Company: MLK Jr. Birthday Celebration
1/15/2009 – 7pm, at Arts Council Theater 610 Coliseum Drive, Winston Salem
The North Carolina Black Repertory Company will present its 23rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. The celebration is a showcase of extraordinary local talent. Attendees contribute non-perishable food items that are donated to the Food Bank of Northwest North Carolina.
Cost: Free – RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Center for Design Innovation: Idea Exchange
1/13/2009 – 5:30pm, at Center for Design Innovation 301 N Main St STE 2105 , Winston Salem
Betsy Gatewood leads discussion on creating learning opportunities and partnerships to promote
Open to the public.
Center for Design Innovation: Idea Exchange
1/6/2009 – 5:30pm, at Center for Design Innovation 301 N Main St STE 2105 , Winston Salem
Richard Emmet will lead discussion on music and technology and how to spur innovation by creating new relationships among composers, performers, and participatory audiences.
Dec. 20th- Gumbo Show
December 20th at 9 PM
Krankie’s Coffee & Lounge
211 E. 3rd St. W-S, 27101
Live Music & Dance
Paintings, Prints, and Art Auction
Gallery Talk: Prostitution, Policy, and Public Decency at Reynolda House
12/16/08 5:30 PM
Allison Slabby discusses the portrayal of women in the exhibition, Seeing the City: Sloan’s New York.
Nasher Museum Provides Spanish Version of Audio Guides
Making art accessible to larger populations is the name of the game for the Nasher Museum of Art. To better supplement its Spanish-themed exhibition, “El Greco to Velazquez,” the Nasher took a leap in social outreach and is now publishing audio guides, brochures, and exhibit labels in Spanish.
“The purpose was to make sure the exhibit was accessible to this community and to make sure it’s not just a one-time outreach, but that it’s long-lasting,” said Bazan, the president of the Triangle Community Foundation, a charitable foundation based in Durham.”
The exhibit will be open through November 9th. To read more of this article in the Winston-Salem Journal, click here.
Sculptor John Bjerklie’s HOTHEAD/COOLHEAD Joins Elsewhere’s Election Event
Elsewhere, a Greensboro living museum formed from the contents of a former curio shop, held an election event on November 5th, 2008 to follow the results of the presidential election.
The Elsewherians were joined by artist John Bjerklie’s HOTHEAD/COOLHEAD sculptures, which make current political references through symbolic, political colors. The pieces looked on as Elsewhere learned that our next president would be Barack Obama. Below is an image of Bjerklie’s current feed set up at UNCG. Visit his website for an up-to-date feed.
Downtown Crossroads: Associated Artists
Noon, November 14, Associated Artists
Rence Callahan, Vice President/Treasurer of Walter, Robbs, Callahan, & Pierce Architects, PA, will discuss developments in downtown Winston-Salem, past, present, and future.
Activist Art of the Guerilla Girls Reception
7 PM, November 14, June Johnson Gallery, Salem Fine Arts Center
There will be a reception for the artists in connection with the exhibit “The Activist Art of the Guerrilla Girls.” The Guerilla Girls are feminist gorilla masked avengers. The exhibit will be hanging through January 30, 2009 and is free and open to the public during regular hours Monday-Friday.
7 PM, November 13, Shirley Recital Hall, Salem Fine Arts Center
The Guerrilla Girls, feminist gorilla masked avengers, use facts, humor and outrageous visuals to expose sexism, racism and corruption in politics, art, film and pop culture. According to Gloria Steinem, they insist “on a world as if women mattered, and also the joy of getting there, the Guerrilla Girls pass the ultimate test: they make us both laugh and fight; both happy and strong.”
Wellness Crossroads: Associated Artists
Noon, November 7, Associated Artists
Lynn Feloder, co-director of the Yoga Gallery, discusses wellness, cancer, and Yoga.
Latino Crossroads: Associated Artists
Noon, October 31, Associated Artists
Daisy Rodriguez, Director of Hispanic Mentoring Services at Winston-Lake YMCA will talk about the changes seen as Hispanics are incorporated into the mainstream community in Forsyth County.
Racial Crossroads: Associated Artists
Noon, October 24th, Associated Artists
Pastor Kelly Carpenter of Green Street UMC and the Institute for Dismantling Racism will give insights in Forsyth County and where we are on issues involving race.
The Enrichment Center Joins with Piedmont Opera to Create a Weekend of Community Art
The Enrichment Center‘s Percussion Ensemble will perform October 11th in conjunction with the Piedmont Opera’s Weekend in Winston. The feature show, to be performed on October 10th, 12th, and 14th, is The Light in the Piazza, the story of a fictional mother and daughter’s journey from Winston-Salem to Florence in the 1950s, is also the story of some unique challenges – and triumphs – for a young woman with a developmental disability and her family. When the daughter meets someone and falls in love during a summer in Italy, the family struggles between allowing their daughter to live a typical life and protecting her because of her disability.
The programming around The Light in the Piazza is very well done, including a showing of the original movie at 6th and Vine and free admission to the Reynolda House Museum on October 11th for those who present their show ticket.
Emerging Arts Leaders Conversation
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Piedmont Room, Piedmont Triad Partnership
Thomas W. Kenan Arts Institute Meeting
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Kenan Arts Institute
Connecting Arts and Community
Friday, October 10, 2008
High Point Area Arts Council
Dr. Doug Borwick will conduct a workshop designed to prepare organizations to more effectively develop and implement community arts programs. The session is intended for individuals and organizations planning to apply for HPAAC Community Arts Project grants as well as those interested in developing projects for future funding from the HPAAC or from other sources. The workshop will present selected examples of innovative community arts projects, introduce basic principles supporting partnerships between arts and community organizations, and provide time to brainstorm and develop programming ideas. Individuals and organizations are particularly encouraged to attend with potential partners for new projects.
An Excellent Opportunity to Make Our Voices Heard
McCrory, Policy Director will meet with arts community
Friday, October 3, 2008
Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County
Whitley Worthington, gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory’s policy director, will meet with members of the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County arts community. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about Mr. McCrory’s positions on the arts and express our aspirations and concerns. Ms. Worthington will discuss Mr. McCrory’s arts plank and take questions. Arts Council Board members, members of the Advocacy Committee, Funded Partner representatives, recipients of project assistance and individual artist grants, and all other persons interested in the future of the arts in North Carolina are invited to attend.
Business 40 Creative Bridge Design: Community Arts Forum and Gallery Hop!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Downtown Arts District Association (DADA)
Business 40 Creative Bridge Design: Community Arts Forum
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Downtown Arts District Association (DADA)
These events are a continuation of the Community Arts Forum held in April to discuss incorporating public art into the bridge designs for Business 40. The exhibit opening features art submitted by local artists presenting ideas which will be shared with N. C. Department of Transportation. During the forums, there will be a presentation of creative bridge designs in the gallery with a time for discussion. We want to involve the commmunity at every step and include their input to NCDOT.
Project to address issues through arts
Thursday, August 28
(updated 8:07 am)
By Dawn DeCwikiel-Kane
Staff Writer Arts and community organizations will gather today to explore ways they can tackle critical local needs together. At separate sessions in Greensboro and High Point, they will learn more about the new Piedmont Triad Initiative for Community Arts. The joint effort of the Triad’s three arts councils and Salem College aims to create arts-based projects that improve life for residents.
Across the country, cities have used the arts to address a variety of issues, including homelessness, dropout rates and even economic development. In High Point, for example, theater and senior citizens groups joined forces to create a drama that addressed aging.
At the Greensboro meeting, the United Arts Council will seek ideas for a local demonstration project.
Click here for rest of Greensboro News & Record story.