See how tradition and new ideas merge
When you think of Native American Culture, what comes to mind? The artwork of artist Jessica Clark may change your perspective. She says, “My work dispels stereotypes by portraying the legacy and narrative of Southeastern Natives in everyday life.”
Opening during 4th Friday on August 26, the Contemporary Art Forms by America’s First People exhibition, celebrates the contemporary art of “America’s First People”.
While much of the artwork is deeply rooted in tradition, the work in this exhibition is contemporary and shows the perspective of Native American artists who are living and creating today.
Arts Council galleries are located at 301 Hay Street, Fayetteville, NC. Admission is free.
Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. to noon
Saturday: noon to 4 p.m.
Contemporary Art Forms by America’s First People
Aug. 26-Oct. 22
While art by “America’s First People” is deeply rooted in tradition, the work in this exhibition is contemporary and shows the perspective of Native American artists who are living and creating today.
(Note: Special exhibition hours during September 4th Friday and International Folk Festival weekend)
Recycle – The Art of Transformation
Oct. 28-Dec. 10
One man’s trash is another man’s … art. “Recycle” exhibition presents works created using materials being reused or recycled. Presented by the Arts Council with the City of Fayetteville’s Environmental Services Department
Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection
Feb. 3 – Mar. 4
Culture. Inspiration. Storytelling. The Reflections exhibition is a celebration of the diversity of African-American identity through paintings, collages, photographs, textile pieces and works on paper. This exhibition is comprised of select works from the private collection of Myrna Colley-Lee, an arts patron and advocate, and includes such noted artists as Elizabeth Catlett, Romare Bearden, Gwen Knight, Betye Saar, James Van Der Zee, and Eudora Welty. Reflections is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC in collaboration with the office of Myrna Colley-Lee.
17th Annual Cumberland County High School Juried Art Exhibition
Mar. 7 – 17
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!
The 3rd Annual Art and Flowers Juried Competition
Mar. 24 – May 19
(Presented by Ellington-White CDC)
As part of an ongoing commitment to promote the visual arts in Fayetteville, Ellington-White Contemporary Gallery (EWCG) will presents its 3rd Art and Flowers Exhibition,” a celebration pairing of original floral artworks created by today’s contemporary artists, with eye-catching floral arrangements created by local area floral designers and event planners.
Public Works 2017
Opens May 26
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 2016-17 exhibitions are curated by The Ellington-White Community Development Corporation.