Upcoming 3/4/2023

 

Upcoming Event

“Awaiting Further Transformation” Encore Exhibit and Performance  March 4, 2023 at Currituck County Arts Council Gallery

Mark your calendars now to join us on Saturday, March 4 (time to be announced) at the Currituck County Arts Council Gallery, 126 Campus Drive, Moyock NC, for the opening of “Awaiting Further Transformation,” a collaborative exhibition of more than 30 new artworks that engage with the question, “Now What?”

“Now What?” 2021. Mixed media on board, 16″ x 20″    © Lynne Scott Constantine

The opening reception will include an encore performance of “Awaiting Further Transformation: A Performance for Eight Voices,” a new performance work created in collaboration with six local artists, writers and musicians. The performance was originally presented at in August 2022 at Dare Arts in Manteo, NC.

Our artistic exploration of the idea of transformation began for us in March 2021. After a year of COVID, after the nationwide outcry for justice for Black Americans,  after January 6, after the political and social turmoil engendered by ugly expressions of social hatred,  after increasingly extreme weather events and continued economic upheaval, we kept hearing the assertion that we and the world have been forever transformed. 

We were unconvinced. Have we? Really? We thought it was time to ask ourselves, “What does that even mean?” 

Greek myths of transformation usually ended when a hapless nymph found herself reconstituted as a tree or a star. What came next? Permanent immobility? Or something extraordinary that we cannot even imagine, because the rest of the story is untold.

“Transformation 8.5,”  2021. Mixed media with found objects on birch panel, 24” x 18” © Suzanne Scott Constantine

Our artwork returns to stories of transformation that may give us all clues, ideas, and perhaps even hope. Explore the question with us and with our performance partners, and propose your own answers through a participatory response wall. As additional details of the event emerge, we will share them in this space. 

“Awaiting Further Transformation” is made possible in part through support from the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

 

 

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