[Fayetteville, North Carolina] – The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County and Manifested Dreamz Productions invites you to explore a compilation of picturesque photographs that capture the story of change and reformation of our world through a photographic lens at the “REFORMATION: Solo Photography Exhibition & Film Screening” that will be on display April 22 - 30, 2023 at The Arts Center, 301 Hay Street in Downtown Fayetteville. The exhibit and film screening are free and open for public viewing. Art pieces will be available for purchase.
Editorial by Zairis TéJion Miles and in part by Christy McNeil, Arts Council of Fayetteville
Artist and producer Zairis TéJion Miles gives a visually abstract retrospect of urban city life merged into the intricate architectural cityscapes of Fayetteville, NC and other cities that are reflective of the change and reformation taking place in our world. Each photograph enables people to see their surroundings from a creatively altered perspective that transcends the ability of the natural eyes to capture the many aspects and angles.
The retrospective experience of the exhibit is accompanied by a musically composed short film written, directed, and produced by Zairis and Manifested Dreamz Productions that features songs from the REFORMATION Album. Each track on the album is named after the art pieces, thus infusing his passion of various urban music genres into the stories being told behind this photographic journey.
“This has definitely been a wonderful and rewarding journey,” says Zairis TéJion Miles. “I have strategically chosen some of my best photography edits to finally showcase to the world. My art tells a story within itself from the perspective of how I see the world through my eyes and lens. I absolutely loved filming this short film in the heart of FAYNC! There were so many great architectural structures and shapes to work with.”
MEDIA DAY: OPENING RECEPTION
All media and the general public are cordially invited to attend the Opening Reception for the “REFORMATION: Solo Photography Exhibition & Film Screening” on April 22, 2023, from 1pm to 4pm at The Arts Center located at 301 Hay Street in Historic Downtown Fayetteville. Artist and producer Zairis TéJion Miles will be in-gallery for interview opportunities.
Free to attend. RSVP at Eventbrite.
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About the Arts Council of Fayetteville | Cumberland County
The Arts Council of Fayetteville|Cumberland County is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization based in Fayetteville, NC that supports individual creativity, cultural preservation, economic development, and lifelong learning through the ARTS. As a primary steward of public and private funding for arts, cultural, and historical activities in the Cape Fear Region, all
affiliated programs of the Arts Council exemplify our 5 core values: Excellence, Accountability, Transparency, Collaborations, and Innovation. theartscouncil.com
In the year 2021-22, the Arts Council distributed almost $1 million in grant funds and allocations to Cumberland County arts and culture non-profit organizations, artists, and municipalities.
Grants, programs, and services of the Arts Council are funded in part by contributions from community partners, and through grants from the City of Fayetteville, Cumberland County, and the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources. ncarts.org