This Week: April 15-21

Bethany Collins work

Bethany Collins will speak at McColl Center this Thursday. Bethany Collins, Temper, 1968 (2015), Graphite and toner on Somerset paper, 30″ x 44″, Courtesy of the artist.


Vivian Beer at Davidson College
Hosted by Davidson College Art Galleries
Lecture Wednesday 4:30 p.m.; Sculpture dedication Thursday 4:30 p.m.

Join Davidson College in celebrating their new outdoor bench by Vivan Beer. “Her sleek, abstracted metal and concrete furniture combines the aesthetic sensibilities of contemporary design, craft, and sculpture to create furniture that alter expectations of and interface with the domestic landscape.”


In Conversation with Bethany Collins
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Free (registration required)

Bethany Collins is currently in residence and will speak about the work she has been creating. This multidisciplinary artist investigates the intersection of race, language and history and incorporates published texts like dictionaries that have undergone her “erasure” treatment. Her work often reveals the racialized nature of language.


ICON, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art’s ninth annual fundraising gala
VIP Reception begins 6:00 p.m.

The party takes its theme from the museum’s recently opened exhibition Wrestling the Angel. We promise this event is never boring, always interesting, and supports the museum’s community-focused programming such as their Jail Arts Initiative and Artists in Schools.


Artist Talk with Kevin Kennedy
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy
10:30 a.m.

Kevin will discuss his process and the stories behind his sculptures featured in KEVIN KENNEDY: Experience + Education, on view until April 27. Coffee & refreshments will be provided.


Plaza Midwood
Friday, Saturday, Sunday (individual event times vary)
Mostly free, some $10 events.

In its third year, the family-friendly festival will host over 100 performances, art installations and pop-ups, according to founder Manoj Kesavan. We’re especially looking forward to Tom Montagliano’s Immersive Igloo sound art installation, which is housed in a 50-foot glowing inflatable igloo on Pecan Avenue.

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