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.
Here’s some of what’s coming up:
Surreal Spaces Opening Reception
Friday, September 6th, 2019
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Exhibition Dates: September 6 to 27
“Surreal Spaces” is a month-long contemporary art exhibition opening Friday, September 6th at Goodyear Arts within the Camp North End campus. The opening reception begins at 6:00 pm, is free and open to the public. Free beer will be provided by Common Market and is available while supplies last.
The show curates work from 7 different local, regional and national artists whose artistic practices explore common themes of obscured digital landscapes, fields of imagined spaces, the sublime, and fictional tableaus. The works range from large scale graphite drawings and lithographic prints to sculptural assemblages and paintings.
Curated by Hilary Siber Art (Charlotte, NC); including works by Patrick Brien (Los Angeles, CA), Alexandra Giannell (Bloomington, IN), Carolyn Janssen (Los Angeles, CA), Adrienne Lichliter Art (Dallas, TX), Sydney Nieboer (Charlotte, NC), and Isaac Payne (Charlotte, NC).
DJ: Brandon Willett
Friday, September 13th, 2019
8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
FreeWord of Mouth (formerly “America’s Pastime”) is an *always free* and occasional reading series that invites writers and performers to interpret and share previously published literature that they love. It’s about hearing words that should be celebrated and repeated, and about inviting people to experience poetry and fiction through the passion and personality of other members of our Charlotte community.
Cause words shape who we are, right?
This reading will be a little different. 5 readers will be sharing the task of performing Wallace Shawn’s The Fever, a relevant and terrifying but intensely relatable meditation on the responsibility of individuals in a post-colonial world. The Obie Award winning play was first performed by Shawn as intimate readings in people’s homes, so we thought it’d be an excellent fit for our intimate, laid back readings.
Performing this piece will be: