Canada Council and BPAC Announce 2022 Art Lecture Series | News
The Moore County Arts Council and Bradshaw Performing Arts Center announce the 2022 Art Lecture Series. Lectures will be presented at Sandhills Community College’s McPherson Theater at 4 p.m. select Wednesdays. The series is sponsored by Sofie D. Moyle, Paula Weiss & Fore Properties.
Local art expert Ellen Burke kicks off the series on Wednesday, March 23 with a talk titled On the Edge of Modernism: The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent. Join us as Ellen explores the journey Sargent took with her watercolors of the canals of Venice, the Boboli Gardens of Florence, the Valle d’Aosta region and the Holy Land, to name a few- one.
On Wednesday, April 13, Susan Cooksey, Curator Emeritus of the Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida, will discuss Brilliant Transformation: How African Metal Arts Inspired and Empowered African Lives. The conference will highlight masterful works of art in iron, gold, silver, copper and its alloys and how they have inspired new directions and forged enduring meanings in African societies. Cooksey curated the traveling exhibition Peace, Power & Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa.
Two well-known potters, Ben Owen III and Fred Johnston, will join us on Wednesday May 4 for a discussion entitled Design and Inspiration in Clay. They will present their views on creative expression, the wood firing process, as well as the enduring influences of design in clay. Seagrove Woodfire potters are due to exhibit at the Campbell House Galleries in May.
The final lecture in the series is scheduled for Wednesday, May 18, and will feature Amanda Maples, curator of African art at the NC Museum of Art and guest curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. With New Masks Now: Notes from the Field, you will get a glimpse of the major traveling exhibition, New Masks Now: Artists Innovating Masquerade in Contemporary West Africa. Maples returns from fieldwork in Freetown, Sierra Leone with masquerade artist Sheku “Goldfinger” shortly before the conference.
Lectures will be held at Sandhills Community College’s McPherson Theater across from the Owens Auditorium Walkway at 3395 Airport Road, Pinehurst. The cost of each conference is $26 per person or $90 for the 4 conferences. Students are free with prior registration.