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Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC, Offers Spring Community Day

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

We received this press release at Carolina Arts:

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The Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to present our upcoming Catch the Rhythm: Spring Community Day on Saturday, April 10, 2010, from 1-4 pm at the museum. Our biannual Community Day is a chance for all ages to experience the museum and all it has to offer. Enjoy a variety of hands-on art activities and live performances featuring young dancers from the Caldcleugh Multicultural Center’s “We Are One Cultural Arts Project.”  And, join us for a musical performance by “The Healing Force”, celebrating African culture, spirit and creativity. A schedule for the day’s events include:

•  2pm: Performance: Dancers from the We Are One Cultural Arts Project

• 3pm: The Healing Force performs The Rhythm of the Drum  (a highly participatory event!)

•  1-4pm: Art making activities will take place in the Dillard Room throughout the afternoon. Visitors may wish to bring a few non-precious items (smaller than 6″) from home to incorporate into a personal 3-dimensional assemblage that they will be able to take home at the end of the day.

•  1-4pm: Gallery activities for all ages!

This special Community Day will draw inspiration from the current Weatherspoon Art Museum exhibition Existed: Leonardo Drew (on view until May 9, 2010). Known for his massive sculptural works using rust, cotton, paper and wood as his primary materials, Leonardo Drew intertwines African-American history with the forms of minimal and abstract art.

Public Programming for Existed: Leonardo Drew is supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Existed: Leonardo Drew is organized by Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston. Major funding has been provided in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation, the Harpo Foundation, the Linda Pace Foundation, The Fifth Floor Foundation, and Sikkema Jenkins & Co. Support for the exhibition at the Weatherspoon has been generously provided by the Weatherspoon Art Museum Association.

For more information about the exhibition Existed: Leonardo Drew, visit our website (http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/).