The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, at 551 South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, often has a number of free and low-cost events for the community.
Family First Workshop: Homemade Fabric Coloring
Saturday, January 9th, 2021
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
At the Gantt Center’s January Family First workshop, you will learn how to use household items to add a unique color pattern to everyday clothes. Similar to tie-dye, Kool-Aid will transform fabrics into a vibrant mixture of colors, each based on participants’ preferences on color schemes.
This art activity will turn your masks and socks into wearable art!
The supplies needed for the successful execution of the workshop include:
- Small plastic/styrofoam bowls
- Plastic gloves
- Colored rubber bands
- 2-4 white masks, t-shirts, socks, or any other white cloth
- Kool-Aid packets (Green Apple, Lemonade, Tropical Punch, Grape, Black Cherry, Berry Blue)
- White vinegar
About the Teaching Artist: Marcia Jones received her Bachelors of Art in Fashion Design from Clark Atlanta University, completed studies at the Art Student League NY, and earned her Master of Fine Art in painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Jones served as a W.E.B Dubois Faculty Fellow at Clark Atlanta University where she was a Lecturing Professor of Art. Jones was selected by Fulton County Arts to attend The Caversham Printmaking Fellowship in South Africa, serving as a Visiting Artist at the University of Kwazulu Natal.
In 2006, she received an invitation to attend the Spelman College Taller Portobello Artist Colony in Taller Portobello, Panama. Jones was awarded by the Historical Auburn Ave. Creative Council a nine-month Artist Residency at the Studioplex Arts Complex Atlanta, GA, and conducted her Visual Emotion workshops at the SE Woman Herbalist Conference.
In 2011, Jones was selected as The McColl Center for Visual Arts Harvey B. Gantt Winter Resident, in Charlotte, NC. where she has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Art at Central Piedmont Community College, The Art Institute, and Johnson C. Smith University Marcia is currently a Mighty Lion Art teacher at historical West Charlotte High School. This will be a virtual event.
Zoom Link for program: https://ganttcenter.zoom.us/j/99315623900 Passcode: 28202
Open Air with Asser Saint-Val
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The January Open Air conversation featues Asser Saint-Val, who is a Haitian multi-disciplinary artist featured in Inter | Sectionality, the Gantt Center’s current exhibition. The Gantt Center also welcomes Dr. Alix Pierre, an art and culture analyst, and director of Spelman College’s Cultural Orientation. This conversation will be moderated by Inter | Sectionality curator, Rosie Gordon-Wallace.
This free virtual program will be streamed on the Gantt Center’s official YouTube channel.Subscribe to Charlotte on the Cheap
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