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Opening Reception: Obstacle Course

Presented By: Cathy McLaurin & Courtney McClellan

Join us as we celebrate the first Curatorial Opportunity Program Exhibition of the season!

'Obstacle Course' is a Curatorial Opportunity Program exhibition curated by Cathy McLaurin & Courtney McClellan. This exhibition performs, examines and critiques collaboration in contemporary art making. Artists and viewers alike advise, adapt, demand, play, teach, listen and translate. With drawing, sculpture, photography, video, writing, and performance, the exhibition complicates utopian ideas about working together, and examines the offerings and challenges of collaborative and delegated making.

This event is free and open to the public.

October 28, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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'Obstacle Course' Performance Day

Join us for an action-packed day of live art making with artists from around the world! Cathy McLaurin, Courtney McClellan, Nicola Singh, and Joanna Tam investigate creative collaboration today by creating innovative experiences for all ages. Free and open to the public.

10AM: Cathy McLaurin unpacks art jargon through a nail-biting performance and nontraditional vocabulary bee.

12PM: Courtney McClellen has travelled from Georgia to share her performance of dueling court reporters.

12:30PM: Nicola Singh has travelled from the UK to produces a live performance that explores the body’s relationship to language and knowledge.

1PM: Joanna Tam performs American patriotism by embodying the gestures of famous American athletes.

October 29, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

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Reception & Discussion: The Intimacy of Memory

Presented By: Nancy Marks & Annie Brewster

NAC student Nancy Marks and her collaborator, Annie Brewster MD, invite the NAC community to honor loved ones lost in the opioid epidemic, and challenge viewers to rethink the narrative surrounding stigmatized deaths. First, a free workshop invites participants to bring photographs and mementos to inspire and create artwork. These pieces, along with images and audio recordings of participants’ stories will build the exhibition. The reception will feature a discussion aimed at reshaping how we think about those affected by this crisis.

November 10, 2016 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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