Art Workshop for Children at the Daura Gallery

Wed, 2012-08-01 11:16 -- admin
Led by Kristin Harris, drawing instructor. Illustrate your own version of Alice in Wonderland! The Daura Gallery exhibit, Picturing Wonderland: Sir John Tenniel's Illustrations for the Alice Books, will provide inspiration as we re-read passages of the classic story. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 12. Limited enrollment; make reservations by calling 434.544.8595. $15 materials fee per child.

Guest Faculty Recital

Wed, 2012-08-01 10:54 -- admin
Dr. Robert Bracey, tenor, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, and Karen Beres, piano, North Carolina School of the Arts. Works by Schubert, Schumann, Hahn, and Finzi. No tickets are required for this event.

Gallery Workshop

Wed, 2012-08-01 10:30 -- admin
Art Work for Children at the Daura Gallery. Led by Kristin Harris, drawing instructor. Appropriate for children ages 6 to 12. Limited enrollment. Make reservations by calling 544.8595. Cost: $10 materials fee per child for Friends of the Daura Gallery; $15 all others.

Social Injustice: The Prints of William Gropper

Wed, 2012-08-01 10:06 -- admin
William Gropper, born in New York City in 1897 to Jewish immigrants from Romania and Ukraine, was a virulent critic of social injustices and displayed political commentary throughout his art, which portrays subjects of poverty and unemployment, middle-class materialism, law makers and enforcers, and racial discrimination. Opening reception: Tuesday, October 16, 4 p.m.

The Red Coats are Coming! Historic Costume Design by Gibb Zea

Wed, 2012-08-01 09:24 -- admin
During spring 2012, museum studies minor Gibb Zea '13 undertook an independent study to replicate 18th-century-style garments, such as the red coat worn by Samuel Adams in his 1772 portrait by John Singleton Copley. The project included research of styles, materials and construction, pattern-making, and hand-sewing using authentic materials and tools of a period tailor. Opening reception: Thursday, August 30, 4 p.m.

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