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Art after Dark at Weatherspoon

021710EyeOnArts_ArtAfterDarkArt After Dark is a new, hands-on program for adults aimed at inspiring creativity. Each workshop explores a different creative process and uses the “Existed: Leonardo Drew” exhibition as a departure point. You may participate in one workshop or all three. No experience is necessary. For details and to reserve a space, email weatherspoon@uncg.edu or call 4-5770.

021710EyeOnArts_DrakeArt After Dark with Todd Drake – “Sculpture: Found Inspiration”
Thursday, Feb. 25, 6:30-8 p.m.

Check your junk drawer or beneath the cushions of your couch for treasures that will inspire your creativity. Artist Todd Drake leads guests in creating personal assemblages with a variety of drawing and sculptural materials. Bring three to five inexpensive palm-sized items that can become part of a work of art. All other materials provided.

Todd Drake (in visual) is currently an artist in residence at UNC Chapel Hill’s Center for Global Initiatives, where he began working as a 2004-2005 Rockefeller fellow. A painter and photographer, Drake often produces his works in collaboration with community groups. Drake has exhibited nationally, including galleries in Washington DC, Chicago, Charlotte, and Greensboro. He has an MFA in painting from UNCG, teaches studio art at Rockingham Community College, and speaks on Activism in Contemporary Art. Visit his blog on art and social activism called “Make Art Like You Care” (http://makeartlikeyoucare.blogspot.com/).

021710EyeOnArts_FreemanArt After Dark with Nathan Ross Freeman – “Creative Writing: Sight to Sound”
Thursday, March 11, 6:30-8 p.m.

Author, educator, and filmmaker Nathan Ross Freeman leads a writing workshop for adults interested in exploring how art can catalyze profound and personal meaning. The workshop focuses on Freeman’s three-part method of delving into subject matter through the senses: to admit, to accept, and to share.

Nathan Ross Freeman is founder of Montage Showcase Ensemble, Assegai Film Group, Pen & Voice, and Mr. Bones Film LLC. He is cofounder of the Winston-Salem Youth Art Institute. He received a B.E.S.T. Outstanding Faculty Award from UNC Chapel Hill in 2007.

021710EyeOnArts_BookArt After Dark with Lynn Book – “Movement: Embodied Acts”
Thursday, April 8, 6:30-8 p.m.

This workshop explores how everyday actions are full of meaning and creative potential. Participants will investigate simple actions performed with mundane objects, transforming the ordinary into the extraordinary. Bring three objects to the workshop: something flat, something long and something that contains.

Lynn Book’s 25 year history of interdisciplinary artistic practice crosses boundaries between performance art, dance, theatre, visual art, language and new music forms. Her performance work has received citations, fellowships, and awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, Franklin Furnace, and Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. She is currently Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance and Program Director for Creativity and Innovation at Wake Forest University.

Public Programming for “Existed: Leonardo Drew” is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.