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Joining a Circle: Using the Irish Music Session as a Guided Practice in Art-Making
Monday, March 11, 2019
Joining a Circle: Using the Irish Music Session as a Guided Practice in Art-Making

January 11th, 7pm - 9pmhosted by Dr. Gavin Douglas of the UNCG School of Music and Katherine Colborn, MFA student in the UNCG School of Art  The traditional Irish music session is relatively simple: it consists of a gathering of a handful of musicians who—often informally at pubs, coffee shops, or parties—come together for a few hours to play (and sometimes sing) Irish tunes in an oral tradition.  While there are some common rules and etiquette, the session can be considered a foil to the formal or academic music tradition.  A session is not a performance; it is an experience.  It disrupts the hierarchy that separates the expert from the novice, the ...

Works by Aaron Pennington
Monday, March 11, 2019
Joining a Circle: Using the Irish Music Session as a Guided Practice in Art-Making

;)Works by Aaron PenningtonNovember 26th - 30thOpening: December 1st, 6pm - 8pmBeginning with an interest in the digital and physical fields, ;) is a body of work that investigates the two as modes of representation, communication, and connection. Primarily on paper, these works examine dynamics of our virtual realm through the lens of craft. References to advertising, art history, and philosophy are blended together with elements of personal narrative.  Aaron Pennington was born in Hickory, North Carolina in 1990. He received his BFA in General Fine Arts, with a concentration in Printmaking, from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2012. His work has been shown across the US ...

Voices of Freedom Summer
Monday, March 11, 2019
Joining a Circle: Using the Irish Music Session as a Guided Practice in Art-Making

February 16th, 6pmDirector: Francis KuhnAssistant Director: Mitchel Sommers  Inspired by a collection of photographic images from the archives of the University of Southern Mississippi that will be on view at Greensboro Project Space, Voices of Freedom Summer is a powerful piece of theatre that documents the widespread efforts to register African-American voters in Mississippi during the summer of 1964. Voices of Freedom Summer is comprised of a guitarist and a six person cast reciting a curated mix of monologues, newspaper articles, letters, interviews, testimonials, literature, and other materials from the Freedom Summer. The performance acts as a powerful portrait of an ...

MFA Writing Program Fiction and Poetry Reading
Monday, March 11, 2019
Joining a Circle: Using the Irish Music Session as a Guided Practice in Art-Making

Thursday, November 29th @ 7pm   The MFA Writing Program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro will host a fiction and poetry reading by UNCG's first-year graduate creative writing students on Thursday, November 29th at 7PM. The event will celebrate the end of the students' semester-long exploration of Literary Citizenship. It is free and open to the public and will be followed by a reception. Readers at the event will include Kathy Contant, Tegan Daly, Claire Denson, Julia Edwards, Evan Fackler, Bridget Fieler, Sara Graybeal, Robin Hendricks, Amy Parkes, Patricia Patterson, and Matthew Valades. 

Hardships Into Art
Monday, March 11, 2019
Joining a Circle: Using the Irish Music Session as a Guided Practice in Art-Making

November 26th - 29thCome create art with us: November 26th, 6pm - 8pm Mission Statement: This project is to help show the reality of things people are going through, but in turn be able to show something beautiful can growth from hardship. Through this project we will gather anonymous submissions from community members and in turn have artists create different pieces from the submissions to be exhibited for community members and artists alike to reflect on.On November 26th the public is invited to come create art from hardships compiled from community members! Instructions Please feel free to write down anything you are struggling with, have struggled with, or want to ...