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September 2015

Rostros del Tiempo Art Reception

September 10, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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This fall the Center is honored to showcase a photography collection titled Rostros del Tiempo: Faces of Time. Taken by Charles D. Thompson, Jr., these portraits depict the faces of former Braceros (or sometimes their widows, who stand for them) who once worked in U.S. fields, harvesting crops and providing food for American consumers from 1942-1964. These elderly men and women gather every Sunday in Ciudad Juarez to protest because they still have not received the retirement benefits they earned…

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February 2016

Art @ the Center: Home in a New Place: Making Laos in Morganton, NC

February 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Katy Clune's photographs depict an immigrant community in Morganton, including the family of Toon Phapphayboun, who escaped Laos by swimming across the Mekong River at age 14. This collection explores three realms essential to the Phapphaybouns’ identity in North Carolina: their home and holiday traditions; the family restaurant; and the Buddhist temple they helped to establish. The photographs will also appear in the Spring 2016 Documentary Arts issue of Southern Cultures. This exhibit is co-sponsored by the Carolina Asia Center, the…

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September 2016

Art Reception: The South in Color

September 16, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Our Fall 2016 art exhibit features photographs from William Ferris's latest book, The South in Color. Ferris is the Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History at UNC-Chapel Hill and the former chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Together with his two previous books, Give My Poor Heart Ease and The Storied South, The South in Color completes Ferris's documentary trilogy on the South's tumultuous twentieth century. Although color film was not commonly used by documentarians during the…

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December 2016

Winter Issue Launch @ the Nasher

December 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us in celebrating the Winter Issue of Southern Cultures at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Curator Trevor Schoonmaker will discuss the current exhibit, Southern Accent, with artists Jeff Whetstone and Stacy Lynn Waddell. Selections from Southern Accent and an earlier conversation with Schoonmaker, Whetstone, and Waddell are featured in the new issue. This event is free and open to the public, and light refreshments will be served.

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March 2017

Art @ the Center: Keith Knight’s Political Cartoons

March 10, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us at the Center on Friday, March 10 for the opening of Keith Knight's "Fear of a Black Marker: Political Cartoons." Knight's syndicated series include The K Chronicles, (Th)ink, and The Knight Life. The K Chronicles has won the Glyph Award "Best Comic Strip" multiple times, must recently in 2010. Also in 2010, Knight was awarded the Comic-Con Inkpot Award for career achievement in San Diego.

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September 2017

Art Reception: Native Veteran Story Quilts

September 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Join us at the Center as we launch our Fall 2017 art exhibit, featuring story quilts based on the deployed experiences of Native American military veterans. Inspired by oral history interviews with veterans from each of North Carolina's eight state- and federally-recognized tribes, these quilts are artifacts of lived experience and material culture from the American South. Their stories from World War II through ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan reflect the strength and complications of patriotism, as well as…

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February 2018

Plastic Bag Quilting!

February 2, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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Ever wonder what to do with all those plastic bags lying around your house? Did you know that they can't be combined with your regular recycling? This spring, to raise awareness about the serious environmental challenges that plastic bags present, the Center is partnering with Carolina Performing Arts and campus sustainability partners to turn plastic bags into art. We're also issuing a Plastic Bag Challenge to see if UNC students, staff, faculty, parents, and friends can recycle 10,000 plastic bags…

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Opening Reception: RISING Coastal Photography

February 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Love House & Hutchins Forum, 410 E. Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
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RISING is a collaborative multimedia research project, using photography and oral history to better understand coastal communities' beliefs and understandings regarding climate change. What changes have coastal residents witnessed due to recurring coastal hazards? How have they adapted to the changes? How have these past experiences with hazards affected their perceptions of future climate change and sea level rise? Join us for the opening reception on Friday, Feb 16th, featuring remarks by project directors Baxter Miller and Ryan Stancil as…

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September 2018

Art @ the Center: Unique As We Are Alike

September 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Unique As We Are Alike is a multidimensional exploration of contemporary Lumbee identity that focuses on the experiences of Lumbees defining themselves and their commonalities despite years of being defined by others. This process, through symbolism and portraiture, creates a feeling of connectedness, compassion, and empathy, which showcases the uniqueness of Lumbee identity while underscoring certain commonalities of the human condition. Join us for the opening reception Spend the evening with us on Friday, September 14, at 5:30 pm for the opening of Unique As We Are Alike. The reception…

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February 2019

Opening Reception: “I AM A MAN” Civil Rights Photographs, 1960-1970

February 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The images in this collection offer a glimpse into the courage and brutality of the 1960s, a decade that unleashed hope for the future as well as profound and tumultuous changes. Viewers will recognize photographs of protesters carrying signs with messages such as “I AM A MAN” or sitting at segregated lunch counters as iconic, familiar images associated with the Civil Rights Movement. An inter-institutional team of researchers led by Professor Emeritus Bill Ferris collected these photographs for a recent…

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