Goodyear Arts is a program that sets up shop in underused buildings and offers artists residencies for two months. In addition to the studio space, the artists are paid a stipend. The artists’ work often extends to alteration of the building itself.
At the end of the residencies, Goodyear Arts hosts a celebration where the public can see the artists’ work. In addition, the events often include music and dance.
Goodyear Arts is now at Camp North End. The official address of Goodyear Arts is 1720 Statesville Avenue, but you’d do just as well plugging 1824 Statesville Avenue, Camp North End’s address, into your phone. The best place to park is “The Mount” parking lot. Just follow the signs.
Goodyear Arts hosts other art and music events as well.
Avant Goodyear is an annual series of free avant garde events presented by Goodyear Arts. The series includes film, dance, poetry, theater and music. Read on to learn about each event. Please note that the May 22nd performance by jazz pianist Matthew Shipp is at Petra’s, not at Goodyear Arts.
Avant Goodyear — Film: Unseen Masterpieces of Underground Cinema
Friday, February 28th, 2020
Saturday, February 29th, 2020
Rarities by Stan Brakhage, Paul Sharits, and Owen Land projected on 16mm film. Never digitized, these movies are not available to see anywhere else. The show is the same both nights.
Complimentary beer while it lasts, thanks to Free Range Brewing.
- “Panels for the Walls of Heaven”
— Stan Brakhage (2002, 35 minutes)
Completed shortly before his death and considered one of his greatest works, this showcases the incredible variety of hand-painted techniques Brakhage employed during his career. A dance of light, a feast for the eyes.
- “On the Marriage Broker Joke as Cited by Sigmund Freud in Wit and Its Relation to the Unconscious or: Can the Avant-Garde Artist Be Wholed?”
— Owen Land (1977, 18 Minutes)
Hilarious and surreal, Owen Land’s acclaimed film features word and image games, plus two pandas discussing cinema while sitting inside a shifting black-and-white set.
— Paul Sharitis (1968, 12 minutes)
Starring poet David Frank, this film mixes intense flicker, abstract light, and color play with visceral images. A hallucinogenic masterpiece with a collage soundtrack that outdoes early Steve Reich.
Postponed: Avant Goodyear — Movement: Meredith Bove
Friday, March 20th, 2020
Saturday, March 21st, 2020
This event has been postponed. Solo performance by Meredith Bove, with live sound. With Sarah Ingel and Dylan Gilbert.
Avant Goodyear — Theater: The Hinterlands
Thursday, May 7th, 2020
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Hinterlands (Detroit), whose work Hyperallergic has called “absolutely original and radical,” perform excerpts from The Nightwatchman & The Enemy of My Enemy.
Avant Goodyear — Music: Matthew Shipp (at Petra’s)
Friday, May 22nd, 2020
8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
1919 Commonwealth Avenue
Jazz piano legend Matthew Shipp (NYC), “the politically active icon of New York’s underground jazz scene” (Downbeat). With Ghost Trees & TBA.
Avant Goodyear — Poetry: Falú
Friday, June 26th, 2020
7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Celebrated slam poet, performance artist, & activist Falú (NYC) + de’Angelo Dia, both Cave Canem Fellows. In collaboration with Cave Canem: A Home for Black Poetry.
Other events at Goodyear Arts
Canceled: Conversations with Nature: Hallowed Ground
Friday, March 13th, 2020
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
This event has been canceled.
In a world obsessed with containment – borders, walls, and fences – what happens when we open ourselves up?
This second Conversations With Nature exhibition showcases art that wrestles with themes as diverse as love, loss, divinity, death, and the urgency of protecting every inch of our sacred earth. The work is playful, but dark – introspective, but encouraging – all with the goal of inviting you into the mysteries nature is trying to reveal.
Video and Art:
Matthew G. Guilin
Kimberly McFadden Hutchinson
Joann Galarza Vega
Poetry | Joy Surles
Sound Healing | Brandi Leigh and Black Moon Soundscapes
More upcoming art events
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Thursday, April 9, 2020
Friday, April 10, 2020
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Friday, April 17, 2020
Saturday, April 18, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Friday, April 24, 2020
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Friday, May 1, 2020
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Charlotte, NC 28205