2017 Annual Members Meeting + Party

May 3, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

2017 Annual Members Meeting + Party photo

Please join us as we recount the past year at the Weatherspoon by highlighting board and special community activities, exhibitions and education programs, and by thanking our many volunteers.

5:30pm: Annual Meeting

6pm: Guest Speaker, Radcliffe Bailey

6:45pm: Members' Party

The food will be southern picnic style, with music by 2016 Coltrane Allstar Band members Keith Byrd (keyboard) and David Hinkle (vocals). 

Thank you our in kinds sponsors Natty Greene's Brewing Co. and Fainting Goat Spirits.

RSVP by Friday, April 28 to: rsvpwam@uncg.edu, or (336) 256-1450

Radcliffe Bailey is a painter, sculptor, and mixed media artist who utilizes the layering of imagery, culturally resonant materials, and text to explore themes of ancestry, race, and memory. Bailey believes that by translating his personal experiences, he can achieve an understanding of, and a healing from, a universal history. His work is often created out of found materials and certain pieces from his past, including traditional African sculpture, tintypes of his family members, piano keys, and Georgia red clay.

Bailey's mixed media work, The Indigo (2011), was purchased by the museum in 2015 with funds provided by the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation in honor of its long time board member, Jack Warmath.

Bailey lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. A solo traveling exhibition of his work, Memory as Medicine, was exhibited at the High Museum of Art in 2011 and then traveled to the Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, MA and the McNay Art Museum, San Antonio. Other recent solo exhibitions include Pensive, SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah, Georgia; Radcliffe Bailey: Storm at Sea, Fine Arts Center Gallery, University of Arkansas; and Radcliffe Bailey: Recent Works, Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans. In 2014, his large-scale installation, Windward Coast (2009-2011), was presented as part of The First International Biennial of Contemporary Art of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia.

Bailey’s work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Smithsonian Museum of American Art; the Art Institute of Chicago; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, MO; the Denver Art Museum; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; and the Weatherspoon Art Museum, among many others. Jack Shainman Gallery has represented Bailey since 2002. 

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