Art

The State of Things
12:27 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

What Does Poetry Mean to North Carolina?

Credit westendpoetsweekend.com

North Carolina is home to many nationally regarded poets. In the mountains, the Piedmont and on the coast, poetry has a presence. But, in large part that presence lives within the world of academia.

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The State of Things
11:39 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Winston-Salem Native E.C. Hanes Stands At Crossroads Of Art And Politics

E.C. "Redge" Hanes
Credit Lloyd Aaron

  

E.C. "Redge" Hanes grew up in Winston-Salem steeped in North Carolina business, politics and art.

He was born into the family that created the Hanes clothing company. His father and uncle served in the North Carolina General Assembly, and they were generous supporters of projects like the North Carolina Symphony and the North Carolina Museum of Art.

The Hanes family actively supported politics and had strong ties to the Democratic Party.

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The State of Things
11:57 am
Fri September 26, 2014

The Artistry Of Rural Alabama Meets The Art World

Forever (for Old Lady Sally) - Loretta Bennett
paulsonbottpress.com

    

In 2002, the art world was rocked to its foundation by a group of unusual, abstract quilts made by African American women from Gee’s Bend, Alabama. 

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The State of Things
12:05 pm
Tue September 16, 2014

Matisse And His Muses

Liseuse Au Bouquet De Roses (Woman Reading with a Bouquet of Roses) - Henri Matisse
http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/

French artist Henri Matisse was known for his use of color and his fluid and original draftsmanship. 

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The State of Things
12:17 pm
Thu September 11, 2014

NC Photographer Uses Pinup Photos As A Way For Women To Appreciate Their Bodies

Pinup Art by Iman Woods
Iman Woods

Pinup photography gained popularity in the 1940s when glamorous photos of women were made into posters for soldiers to take to war. Painted versions of pinup girl images even appeared on the noses of military aircrafts. But the mass-produced pinups lost popularity throughout the last half-century.

Now, one North Carolina photographer, Iman Woods, is reviving the pinup technique.

Woods struggled with body image and weight issues throughout her life and discovered that photography transformed her perception of herself.

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The State of Things
2:02 pm
Fri August 8, 2014

The Expansion Of Video Games

Credit Rebecca Pollard via flickr, Creative Commons

Note: This is a rebroadcast of a show that aired June 4, 2014.

When many people hear the words “video game,” they think of a stereotypical geeky teenage boy. But that image does not represent the true industry.

Women account for nearly half of the gaming population and more than a third of gamers are over the age of 36. Video games have expanded into an art form that produces complex narratives, cultural critiques and symphony soundtracks.

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The State of Things
11:49 am
Wed June 4, 2014

The Expansion of Video Games

Gamer
Credit creative commons

When many people hear the words “video game,” they think of a stereotypical geeky teenage boy. But that image does not represent the true industry. Women account for nearly half of the gaming population and more than a third of gamers are over the age of 36. Video games have expanded into an art form that produces complex narratives, cultural critiques and symphony soundtracks. 

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The State of Things
11:27 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Rapping Through A Museum Exhibit

Rapper MC Ease performs at the Nasher Museum of Art.
Credit juanobando.com

Colombian artist Juan Obando noticed a disconnect between North Carolina art museums and the communities they serve. In response, he invited local hip-hop artists to create songs that playfully critique contemporary art collections at local museums. The result is Museum Mixtape: a series of music videos shot in art museums, featuring hip-hop artists.

  

Museum Mixtape - Trailer from Juan Obando on Vimeo.

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The State of Things
9:59 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Romare Bearden's Work Returns Home

Romare Bearden, Conversation, 1979, Lithograph, sheet 21.5 x 28.25 inches
Art © Bearden Foundation/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

Romare Bearden is recognized as one of America's most important 20th century artists, known for his collages, paintings and prints depicting various aspects of African American life.
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The State Of Things
11:31 am
Wed April 30, 2014

Bull City Sculpture Show: 'Twist Of Fate'

Mike Roig preps his piece, Twist of Fate for the Bull City Sculpture Show
Credit Bull City Sculpture Show

    

Sculptures are often the trademark of a place:  Chicago has Cloud Gate, Indianapolis has LOVE and Durham has the Bronze Bull. Sculpture can truly embody a city.

This week the Bull City Sculpture Show comes to Durham, displaying 12 national works across the city.

The show is presented by Liberty Arts, a non-profit foundry and 3-D sculpture studio in Durham.

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