2015 Events, Activities and Classes

EARTHY ABSTRACTIONS

A Juried Competition, March 27 – May 16, 2015
presented by

Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery and

The Arts Council Fayetteville/Cumberland County

 
Exhibition Contact Person: Calvin B. Mims,                          

Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery,                                    

113 Gillespie Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301

 

EARTHY ABSTRACTIONS EXHIBITION AWARDS

 

1st Place

     Eulonia, by Randy Akers, Savannah GA

     mixed media on panel, 42” x 24”

2nd Place

     Teapot, by Domenic D’Andrea, Bensalem, PA

     refractory cement, steel rebar, tie-wire and metal zip-ties, 8.7” x 8.8” x 8.8”

3rd Place

     Self-preservation, by Donna Hoyle, Carbondale, IL

     Steel armature, fabric and paint, 70” x 41” x 25”

1st Honorable Mention

     Uncover Color, by Randy Dean, Matthews, NC

     Acrylic on carved wood, 48” x 26”

2nd Honorable Mention

     desert and city, by Sam Lasris, Cedar Grove, NC

     paper, wood, dried leaves, metal, sandpaper, wire and plastic

3rd Honorable Mention

     Venus IV, by Chloe Darke, Groveland, MA

     copper: raised and chased, 6”x 4” x 6”

 

EXHIBITION ARTISTS

Randy Akers, GA • Catherine Altice, NC • Domenic D’Andrea, PA •

Chloe Darke, MA • Randy Dean, NC  •  Jennifer Domal, PA • Kelly Dorman, MI

Erin Ferrell, ME • Nicole Geary, TX • Steven Gregory, FL  •  Donna Hoyle, IL •

Janis Wilson Hughes, GA • Nancy Klotz, NY • Jessie Knirsch, IL •

K. Daphnae Koop, MN  •  Jennifer Langhammer, MA • Sam Lasris, NC

Melissa Lovingood, IA • Nancy McHugh, NC  •  Gary Mesa-Galdo, KY •

Rosalie Midyette, NC  • Ben Monette, NC • Kellie Phafft Perkins, NC

Karen Poulson, CO • Zlfang Peng, IN • Erin Schalk, TX • Cicley Siller, NC

Martha Sisk, NC • Leah Smith, CO

Dwight Smith, NC • Rodney Thompson, CA • Matthew Wegleitner, NC

Mitchell Williams, NC  •  Sally Woods-Alexandres, FL

 

EXHIBITION JURORS:

Soni Martin, artist, Professor of Visual Arts, and

Dwight Smith, artist, Assistant Professor of Visual Art,

Department of Performing and Fine Arts, Fayetteville State University

 

AWARDS JUROR:

Soni Martin, artist, Professor of Visual Arts,

Department of Performing and Fine Arts, Fayetteville State University

 

PROGRAM:  MORNING SCHEDULE

9:00 – 10:00: Visual arts – Instructor Cornell Jones, Arts Instructor Cumberland County Schools.  Classes will include an introduction to various art media (pencil, watercolor and acrylic) and techniques (printing, mask making and clay)

 

10:00 – 11:00: Dance  - Instructor Deon Lee, Koffee Dance Company. Classes will include an introduction to modern, jazz, contemporary movement, and African dance.

 

11:00 – 12:00: Theatre - Instructor Robyne Parrish and Matt Lamb, Gilbert Theater performance classes will include theatre games, an introduction to personal narrative and developing a performance from those narratives.

 

Creative writing/reading will be sponsored by the Cumberland County Public Library thru the Community Foundation.

 

PROGRAM:  AFTERNOON SCHEDULE

1:00 – 2:00: Visual Arts – Classes will include an introduction to various art media (pencil, watercolor and acrylic) and techniques (printing, mask making and clay)

 

2:00 – 3:00: Dance  -  Classes will include an introduction to modern, jazz, contemporary Hip-Hop, and African dance.

 

3:00 – 4:00: Theatre - Instructors, Gilbert Theater performance classes will include theatre games, an introduction to personal narrative and developing a performance.

 

RECITAL: Friday, July 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Students will present their dance and theatre projects in a recital format.

 

ART EXHIBITION: July 18 – 25th from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

The Ellington-White Contemporary Art Gallery,

113 Gillespie Street and Franklin in downtown Fayetteville.

Gallery Hours: Wednesday – Saturday from 1 – 3 p.m.

The General Public is invited.  All proceeds from artwork sales go to the student artists.

 

Supported by grants from: TIPS: Teens Involved In Projects, Cumberland Community Foundation SUMMERTIME KIDS, Fayetteville /Cumberland County Arts Council Project Grant

 

On Friday, March 13, 2015 Ellington-White in collaboration with the FSU Department of Fine Arts presented performances, master classes, and lectures in contemporary dance to area high school age dance students to impact the development of local talent.

 

Dance workshops for high school level students, were conducted by Avis Hatcher-Puzzo, Director of Koffee Dance Company and professor of dance Fayetteville State University and Dr. Thomas F. DeFrantz of Duke Universities African and African American Studies /Dance/ Theatre Studies; Director, SLIPPAGE: Performance /Culture/ Technology group along with other area dance professionals. 

 

Seventy-five students, from five area high schools registered for the master class workshops in contemporary, ballet, modern jazz, hip-hop, African, Horton technique, young male dance class, lunch and a host of other activities.

 

The $40 registration fee also includes an 11:00 am performance by SLIPPAGE and Thaddeus – Wideman Dance in CANE a responsive environment dancework, conceived and directed by Thomas F. DeFrantz, Professor of African& African American Studies and Dance, Duke University Dance Program, and creative director of SLIPPAGE Dance Company. Registration began at 8:00 am, workshops start at 9:00 am and the day ended at 4:30pm.