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Sechrest Gallery Calendar

ThursdayOctober 29Reception from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
ThursdayDecember 10VISIONS 2015: Fourth Annual Invitational Exhibition & Andrew Wells Portraits closes at end of day
TuesdayJanuary 12“Art + Dialogue (A + D2016) Responding to Racial Tension in America” exhibition opens

A collaborative project intended to bring community together using a visual art exhibition as the catalyst for dialogues around racial tension in America. A charged topic, A + D aspires to make the issue of race and racial tensions more tangible to its audiences and participants and to promote greater understanding of different perspectives and experiences. The A + D partners include the African American Atelier, Center for Visual Artists, Greenhill, Guilford Native American Art Gallery and NCCJ, all working in concert to execute a call for North Carolina artists to exhibit work dealing with predefined themes that set the framework for Dialogue Sessions. Artist selection co-curated by visual art partners will be guided and coordinated by an outside curator, Kim Curry Evans, a private consultant to the project and Public Art Coordinator, City of Raleigh.

The Dialogue Sessions are the platform for participants to engage in thoughtful conversations about how we can collectively start to transcend racial tensions to address inequity and create thriving communities that honor the past, live in the present and aspire to a better, more inclusive future. The sessions are centered on the unified themes of the A + D project, and will include invited Dialogue Session Panels and a call to individuals, organizations, or groups who may want to contribute to the Open Dialogue Sessions. Open Dialogue Sessions may include presentations, music, spoken word, monologues, poetry, and other interdisciplinary activities.
FridayFebruary 5Extended hours for Family Weekend - 2:00PM to 8:00PM
Reception from 4:00PM to 6:00PM
SaturdayFebruary 6Extended hours for Family Weekend - 9:00AM to 7:30PM
ThursdayMarch 3“Art + Dialogue (A + D2016) Responding to Racial Tension in America” closes at the end of the day
MondayMarch 14“Kotani Paintings: The Spiritual in Art” exhibition opens

Setsuya Kotani, born in Japan was a professor of painting and ceramics at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. In his work, the spiritual in art is at home. He explores atmosphere with hushed color harmonies in the context of endlessness and mystery. His work depicts an aerial world which is a new figuration of beauty and meditative stillness. It is a visual language of eloquence and individuality.
ThursdayMarch 17Reception from 4:00PM to 6:00PM, Artist talk at 5:00PM
ThursdayApril 28 “Kotani Paintings: The Spiritual in Art” closes at the end of the day


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