Explore the Arts Spring ‘17 in Greater Fayetteville (NC)
Fayetteville, NC – Lovers of arts don’t have to look further than the communities of Cumberland County (NC) to explore their passions. The community boasts 21 exhibits in the first six months of 2017. A few of the exhibitions, which feature a range of mediums, are highlighted below. For all exhibits in Cumberland County, go to www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com.
On January 9th at 7 pm, Rosenthal Gallery at Fayetteville State University opens The Body as a Photographic Narrative: Works by Gray Lyons. The artist is a contemporary photographer that uses 19th century monochrome photographic process called cyanotype. As the name suggests, the process creates cyan-blue images. www.FSUArts.com
On February 3, Reflections: African-American Life from the Myrna Collet-Lee collection opens at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County. Reflections is a celebration of African-American identity through paintings, collages, photographs, textile pieces and works on paper. The exhibit includes noted artists such as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Gwen Knight and James Van Der Zee. See this exhibition during regular gallery hours through March 4. www.TheArtsCouncil.com
On February 9, the David McCune International Art Gallery opens “Impressionism to Modernism: Masterworks of Early Photography.” The collection chronicles the progression of photography from the painterly Impressionistic work to the modernist aesthetic that calls for photographs to represent the real world. The 46-piece exhibition is organized around Alfred Stieglitz, famed American photographer and husband of Georgia O’Keefe. The exhibition closes April 8. www.DavidMccuneGallery.org
From February 24 to April 8, the Rosenthal Gallery at Fayetteville State University hosts An Invitational Exhibition of Women Artists featuring the work of Sonya Clark. The exhibition features Clark along with acclaimed women artists of color from across the United States. www.FSUArts.com
From March 24 through April 25, Cape Fear Studios presents Cats, Dogs & Ewe Pet, an exhibition of guest artists’ work depicting their pets. This is an invitation-only exhibition. www.CapeFearStudios.com
From April 8 through May 27, Ellington-White Gallery hosts an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Savannah, GA based artist Randy Akers. Akers presents a collection of site specific and memory based paintings from locations in the Low Country. www.Ellington-White.com
On June 23, Cape Fear Studios opens the 2017 National 2-D Competition and Exhibit. In its ninth year, this exhibition draws artists from throughout the United States. www.CapeFearStudios.com
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About The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (FACVB) is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit www.VisitFayettevilleNC.com or call 1-888-98-HEROES. Cumberland County is the America’s first military sanctuary.