Meet the Curator: Nancy Strickland Fields

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

Meet Nancy Strickland Fields, director/curator of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian and guest curator of this celebration of contemporary Indigenous art, who leads a tour of To Take Shape and Meaning. Free on Community Days: Saturday, March 2, April 20, 1–2 pm Free with ticket to the exhibition (must register): Saturday, May 18, June 8, 1–2 pm   To Take Shape and Meaning features 3-D works by seventy-five contemporary Indigenous artists from throughout the United States and Canada, including eight from North Carolina. Form and design are two of the oldest elements in American Indian art. Artists use these to create culturally unique characteristics that convey meaning and function in ceramics, weaving, beadwork, and basketry. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 8, at 10 am for members and Thursday, February 22, at 10 am for nonmembers. Free for Members. $20 Adults, $17 Seniors age 65 and older, $14 Youth ages 7–18, Free for children 6 and under and college students. This exhibit runs from March 2 - July 28, 2024, with additional exhibition programming on the following dates: Community Days 10am-5pm Featuring free exhibition entry and special programming. Saturday, April 20; Sunday, May 19; Sunday, June 16; Sunday, July 21

Free

Blue Ridge Music Center: Half-Tone Folk Heroes

Blue Ridge Music Center Music Center Rd, Galax, VA, United States

Half-Tone Folk Heroes: Traditional Musicians as Pop Art featuring illustrations by Gina Dilg will open with a reception from 3 to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 1, at the Blue Ridge Music Center. The works will be on display through October. Dilg is a Radford, Va., based visual artist and musician who brings a unique perspective to traditional American music. She created this exhibit to pay tribute to the old-time, bluegrass, early country, and folk musicians who have inspired generations. Each illustration in the series is characterized by bold black strokes and a bright color palette achieved by layering halftone dots and lines in only cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. Each work is displayed with a brief biography of the featured musician and tells about their contributions to traditional music. From bluegrass legends like the Stanley Brothers and Bill Monroe to lesser-known musicians like Joe and Odell Thompson, Samantha Bumgarner, and Etta Baker, Dilg’s art pays homage to the greats and shines a light on widely celebrated and unsung musical heroes. When Dilg is not creating art, she can be found performing as a duo with her husband Jason Dilg as the Lovely Mountaineers or with the string band The Mustard Cutters. The duo will perform prior to the reception from […]

Meet the Curator: Nancy Strickland Fields

North Carolina Museum of Art 2110 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC, United States

Meet Nancy Strickland Fields, director/curator of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian and guest curator of this celebration of contemporary Indigenous art, who leads a tour of To Take Shape and Meaning. Free on Community Days: Saturday, March 2, April 20, 1–2 pm Free with ticket to the exhibition (must register): Saturday, May 18, June 8, 1–2 pm   To Take Shape and Meaning features 3-D works by seventy-five contemporary Indigenous artists from throughout the United States and Canada, including eight from North Carolina. Form and design are two of the oldest elements in American Indian art. Artists use these to create culturally unique characteristics that convey meaning and function in ceramics, weaving, beadwork, and basketry. Tickets go on sale Thursday, February 8, at 10 am for members and Thursday, February 22, at 10 am for nonmembers. Free for Members. $20 Adults, $17 Seniors age 65 and older, $14 Youth ages 7–18, Free for children 6 and under and college students. This exhibit runs from March 2 - July 28, 2024, with additional exhibition programming on the following dates: Community Days 10am-5pm Featuring free exhibition entry and special programming. Saturday, April 20; Sunday, May 19; Sunday, June 16; Sunday, July 21

Free