Monday-Thursday from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(Call 336-841-4685 or 336-803-1815 for more information)
Hayworth Fine Arts Center, Sechrest Art Gallery
Open to the Public, No Tickets Required
“Art + Dialogue (A + D2016): Responding to Racial Tension in America” (A + D) is 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.