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.
Skewed/ High Cube Live Score the works of Maya Deren
Saturday, March 2nd, 2019
8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
$5 donation at the door
Skewed and High Cube perform a live score to the complete works of 1940’s film maker Maya Deren at Goodyear Arts.
$5 donation at the door.
Avant Goodyear is a new series of free avant garde performances and films from Boston, NYC, DC, Philly, Columbus and LA, with local collaborators.
This series is supported by Women’s Impact Fund.
Avant Goodyear – Theater: Siobhan O’Loughlin
Wednesday, March 6th, 2019
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Siobhan O’Loughlin’s Broken Bone Bathtub is a traveling immersive theatre project from NYC co-presented – in a series of bathtubs, in a series of actual homes in Charlotte – by Goodyear Arts and XOXO_Ensemble Performance: Broken Bone bathtub: Charlotte.
For this evening at Goodyear Arts, O’Loughlin will share images and anecdotes from the series, which Hyperallergic called “compelling theater and a cathartic group experience.”
About Broken Bone Bathtub. After a serious bike accident, a young woman musters up the courage to ask for help, and shares her story, exploring themes of trauma, suffering, human generosity and connection. The audience takes on the role of Siobhan O’Loughlin’s close friends, not only listening but sharing in their experiences, and assisting the cast-clad artist in the actual ritual of taking a bath.
This event is FREE and open to the public, with complimentary beer while it lasts thanks to Sierra Nevada!
Avant Goodyear – Music: Irreversible Quartet
Wednesday, March 20th, 2019
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
IRREVERSIBLE QUARTET is the instrumental formation of Irreversible Entanglements, the liberation jazz + poetry band whose 2017 debut recording rocked the year end lists of Wire Magazine, NPR, The Quietus, Stereogum and a host of others.
Irreversible Quartet – featuring Keir Neuringer on saxophone, Aquiles Navarro on trumpet, Luke Stewart on bass, and Tcheser Holmes on drums – reps scenes in Philadelphia, New York, and DC. Tapping into key legacies in creative Black music in the US, their work has been described as “a kinetic bubbling over of collective political and spiritual energy” (Liz Pelly, Shadowproof).
Charlotte’s own Ghost Trees play first. This event is FREE and open to the public, with complimentary beer while it lasts thanks to Sierra Nevada!
Avant Goodyear – Literature: Hanif Abdurraqib
Thursday, April 11th, 2019
7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In partnership with CPCC Arts’ Sensoria, superstar poet, essayist, and cultural critic Hanif Abdurraqib comes to Goodyear Arts to read from his NYT Best-selling new title, Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest, along with work from his previous volumes of essay and poetry: They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us (Two Dollar Radio, 2017) and The Crown Ain’t Worth Much (Button Poetry, 2016).
Poet de’Angelo Dia will perform first, and there will be beer and ice cream. This event is FREE and open to the public!
Avant Goodyear Film: Chick Strand: Soft Fictions
May 3rd, May 4th, 2019
Two rare masterpieces by legendary experimental filmmaker Chick Strand projected from 16mm prints: feminist landmark “Soft Fiction” (1979) and poetic autobiography “Elasticity” (1976).
Both nights are FREE and open to the public! Complimentary beer while it lasts thanks to Birdsong Brewing Co.!
These two nights of film are co-curated by Jeff Jackson & Ross Wilbanks. Doors at 7:30pm & films start at dark.
Avant Goodyear – Dance: The Davis Sisters
Friday, May 17th
Saturday, May 18th
Join us for The Davis Sisters’ in Junk Drawer, or the utilitarian archive of the future – a new evening length dance theater work exploring the intersection of things in our lives that don’t have their own place, but are too important to get rid of.
The Davis Sisters are Joy Davis and Alex Davis and collaborator Eric Mullis. www.thedavissisters.com
This event is FREE and open to the public, w complimentary beer while it lasts thanks to Sierra Nevada!