Guest Exhibition in Arts Council Galleries

The exhibition Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender featuring local and national artists , investigates and questions society's position or perception of gender roles and otherness. The show, presented by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation,opens during 4th Friday on August 22, from 7 to 9 p.m., and continues through Oct. 18.

Local Artists selected to exhibit include:
• Shane Booth - photography 
• Jonathan Chestnut – mixed media sculptures
•  Erica Goodpaster - photography 
• Sarah Grusenmeyer – photography

Artists invited from across the country are:
• Ricky Charles, drawing and Cecilia C. Givens, painting – New Orleans
• JooYoung Choi, time-based media – Houston, Texas 
•  Elva Trevino, mixed media – San Antonio, Texas
• Jill Brody, photography – Providence, RI 
• Susan Parrish, found objects and mixed media sculpture – Raleigh, NC 
• Betti Pettinati-Longinotti, stained glass – Winston Salem, NC 
• Shea Justice, mixed media  – Boston, MA 

Learn more about these artists and their work during the exhibition.  This exhibition will be open for free at the Arts Council and continues through October 18.  (See gallery hours below)

The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation is presenting this exhibition at the Arts Council as part of a pilot program for an exhibition space grant received from the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County.


Arts Council galleries are located at 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC. Admission is free.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.



Upcoming exhibits*:


Mediating Relevance: The Politics of Gender
Presented by Ellington-White CDC
August 22 - October 18, 2014
Artists' present works of art from many different perspectives, that investigate and question society's position or perceptions on gender roles and otherness.  (For older audiences.) 

Black & White
Presented by The Arts Council
October 24 - December 13, 2014
An invitational exhibitions presenting the striking contrast of two- and three-dimensional works created in black and white.

Words and Pictures: Illustrated Works by Kadir Nelson
Presented by The Arts Council
January 23 - February 28, 2015
Experience the strength, the poise and the beauty of works by nationally acclaimed artist Kadir Nelson.  His breathtaking paintings from "WE ARE THE SHIP: The Story of Negro League Baseball," which received high praise in Fayetteville in 2011, are part of this broad presentation of his award-winning works.

15th Annual Cumberland County High School Juried Art Exhibition
Early March 2015
Drawings, paintings, sculpture and mixed media - made by local high school art students - are presented by the school system's Arts Education Program.  See what these talented students create for this juried show!

Earthy Abstraction (invitational)
Presented by Ellington-White CDC
March 27 - May 16, 2015
Features the work of artists who work with natural materials of soil, stone, clay, found objects, wood and other natural materials to create two- and three-dimensional nonobjective works of art. 

Public Works 2015
Presented by The Arts Council
May 22 - June 20, 2015
Trees, triangles and trains.  Eagles and eyeballs.  More than 100 pieces of work represent a cross section of subjects, styles and skill levels of our community.

*Schedule subject to change.

The Arts Council’s galleries at 301 Hay Street are free and open to the public six days a week.

The Arts Council's 2014-15 exhibitions are curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation.

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