10th Annual Summer Solstice Party

Jun 20, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

10th Annual Summer Solstice Party photo

Our popular annual event will mark the opening of the exhibition Food for Thought which will be on view Jun 21 - Aug 24, 2014. The evening will include a project by the Los Angeles artist duo, Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young), who have created a specialty cocktail made with local fruit. Glenwood Recipe Roundup will also be on hand with food activities. 

Music by Jonny Alright and Roseland, kids activities by the Edible Schoolyard, food trucks from Bandito Burrito and The Ice Queen, cash bar (7-9pm), tasty refreshments by Tea Hugger, and raffle prizes for new and existing members. Select galleries open until 9pm. 

Admission and parking are FREE!  WAM members receive 2 complimentary drink tickets.

See photos from last year's Summer Solstice Party!

Thank you to our sponsors:  Deep Roots Market, The Edible Schoolyard, Europa Bar Cafe, The Fresh Market, Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Natty Greene's Brewing Co., Photobiz, The Printery, Shine Discount Tire & Auto Repair, Sierra Nevada, and Tate Street Coffee House. Hosted by the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association and the Membership Committee. Artwork by Darlene J. Glenn-McClinton.

Food for Thought explores the use of food as a conceptual and formal tool in contemporary art. From monumental paintings of jelly donuts to highly aestheticized photographs of leftovers, the works in this exhibition reveal how artists transport the art historical tradition of still life painting into new territory by using food to explore contemporary issues and social concerns. 

Some of the works are playful and highlight the sharing of food as an opportunity for social interaction, while others navigate the darker associations connected to it as a symbol of excess and waste. The exhibition includes paintings by Emily Eveleth (Boston), a community engagement event orchestrated by Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young/Los Angeles), photographs by Ori Gersht (Tel Aviv) and Laura Letinsky (Chicago), and a short film by Denis Villeneuve (Montreal).

This exhibition is organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions, in collaboration with Terri Dowell-Dennis, Myra Scott, and Stacy Bloom Rexrode.

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