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[Video] The Artists Behind “​When Paint Speaks”​

Chasyah L Scott is the Marketing Director and Gallery Manager at The ArtsCenter. For more information about The ArtsCenter and the Nicholson Gallery visit ArtsCenterlive.org. "When Paint Speaks" takes you on a journey of art and creation. What I love about "When Paint Speaks" is that it leaves room for the viewer's interpretation. Perusing this exhibition, I feel a sense of excitement and tranquility seeing the various colors from two different artist work together to tell a story. During the grand opening of "When Paint Speaks", I had the pleasure of interviewing the artists, Allison Coleman and Steven Silverleaf. I also [...]

By |February 21st, 2022|Categories: Blog, Interview|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

AfterSchool Arts Immersion – February Updates

Hello AfterSchool Arts Immersion families! February may be the shortest month on the calendar, but there is a lot happening at AAI. On Wednesday, February 2nd, AAI welcomed Rissi Palmer, who work-shopped with students to create songs while also teaching them the components of a song. You can read more about her visit in this post. So far this month, we have welcomed a new resident artist, Vera Reed, who guided the kids through "Abstract Colors, Shapes and Emotions". Together, they listened to different music styles and created art projects with mixed media that reflected how the music made them [...]

By |February 18th, 2022|Categories: AfterSchool Arts Immersion, Art Project, Blog, Student Work|0 Comments

The ArtsCenter Announces New 2022 Live Concert Partnership with Tess Mangum and Sonic Pie Productions!

                      PRESS RELEASE Contact: Chasyah L Scott Marketing Director o: 984-500-5253 cscott@artscenterlive.org The ArtsCenter Announces New 2022 Live Concert Partnership with Tess Mangum and Sonic Pie Productions! (Carrboro, NC) It’s a match made in paradise! Tess Mangum is back! The ArtsCenter announces a new partnership with Mangum, working with The ArtsCenter to curate 12 concerts at The ArtsCenter, this spring, summer and fall. Known for welcoming performers such as Mavis Staples, Rickie Lee Jones, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tinariwen and Les Nubians to The ArtsCenter, she served as Concerts Director & Facility Rental Coordinator of The ArtsCenter, [...]

By |February 16th, 2022|Categories: Blog, Press Release|0 Comments

AfterSchool x Rissi Palmer – A Musical Afternoon

Hello, AfterSchool Arts Immersion parents and guardians! Yesterday, our young artists got to spend the afternoon with educator and musician Rissi Palmer. They created music together, sang together, and learned all about guitars and other string instruments. Rissi broke down the basics of songwriting and led the kids through the creation of various elements of a song. Students learned about song elements like verses, hooks, choruses, and more. Rissi helped the kids connect music to popular culture, discussing how to write a song based on themes, emotions, and even people like "The Rock." Each group of students, including Kindergartners & [...]

By |February 3rd, 2022|Categories: AfterSchool Arts Immersion, Blog|0 Comments

“When Paint Speaks” In Nicholson Gallery

Making a painting is a process that doesn't finish at the studio or when the artwork is hung. It continues its life when it engages an audience, and the artist creator is not present anymore around the pieces. The artwork's capability to communicate with the viewer and establish a relationship with the architectural space is a powerful needed dynamic. The ArtsCenter's all-ages audiences motivate me to help facilitate a dialogue between paintings and the people. For this reason, I invite two artists from different backgrounds and painting's craftsmanship approaches to share their works in the same exhibition space. Both [...]

By |January 31st, 2022|Categories: Exhibition, Gallery|0 Comments

AfterSchool 2022 – January Updates

Hello AfterSchool Arts Immersion parents and guardians, Welcome to 2022! Last residency, our students learned the ins and outs of graffiti with Ivan Liotchev. For 4th and 5th grade parents: I am uploading the videos I took of active spray painting. Please check the sharepoint folder by the end of the week for that content! Our former artist in residence, Zora Medor, is back to put on a musical with the kids! They are learning to costume, compose, and block a show. We will share photos and videos of that product after the performance on Friday. Note on technology: Today [...]

By |January 25th, 2022|Categories: AfterSchool Arts Immersion|0 Comments