Bundling Sacred Objects
Mar
6
to Mar 8

Bundling Sacred Objects

Mary Mattingly + Arts for Life

SECCA Main Gallery

Friday March 6th, Saturday March 7th, and Sunday March 8th, 1-5pm.

Bring a personal object that means something to you and share the story about it, making a giant bundle dedicated to healing.

The artist and Arts for Life will also gather objects with children and their families across North Carolina facing serious illness and debility. They will create mini-bundles that will join yours the gallery.

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Alive in the Kitchen with Elsewhere
Feb
28
12:00pm12:00pm

Alive in the Kitchen with Elsewhere

SECCA Auditorium Lobby and Sculpture Deck

Come hungry and make collectivity happen. As part of ALIVE IN THE KITCHEN and Collective Actions, Join Greensboro-based Elsewhere for a pancake social with art activities and performance at SECCA. 

Elsewhere Museum’s artist collaborative and their community partner, The Campus Kitchen Project at Wake Forest University will provide a deliciously wacky mid-afternoon pancake breakfast in SECCA’s auditorium lobby and sculpture deck. They’ll be serving up southern hospitality and screen printed pancakes with games, plenty of food puns and play.  Along with Elsewhere, The Campus Kitchen Project will share ideas for improvisational cooking, reducing food waste, and using at hand resources to meet the hunger and nutritional needs of our community. 

ABOUT ELSEWHERE

Elsewhere is a living museum, site-specific artist residency, and creative laboratory set in a former thrift store in downtown Greensboro, NC, where artists work with the local community to create projects from an immense inventory of surplus, thrift, and antiques amassed on site by one woman from 1939-1997. The staff at Elsewhere produce events and projects as a creative team, in addition to supporting the daily operations of the museum. Their past projects have been presented locally at the North Carolina Museum of Art and The Ackland Museum of Art; nationally at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA, Flux Projects, Atlanta,GA, and The Portland Institute of Contemporary Art. Portland, OR; and, internationally at Kulturpark, Berlin, Germany.


Alive in the Kitchen is an evolving set of participatory culinary experiments that extend Elsewhere’s core concepts of hospitality, play, and resourcefulness. It sometimes takes the form of a cooking show with a live studio audience. As a platform for intergenerational education, Alive in the Kitchen promotes the creation of community around meal sharing, and knowledge of nutrition, local foodways, the art of cooking through play, humor and the magic of puppetry and puns.  You can watch a 5 episode series produced for Alive in the Kitchen and AcreTV here.


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Feb
21
2:00pm 2:00pm

Dancing the Work

Martha Whittington & Ming-Lung Yang

Visit SECCA to see the UNCSA Contemporary Dance students, lead by teaching artist Ming-Lung Yang, respond to the wearables and objects in Martha Whittington's installation.
Come witness the students response through dance improvisation as they make use of Whittington's wearable objects, hand tools, and minimalistic installation made from simple materials of wood, metal and felt.
The event will be in the Main Gallery on February 21 at 2:00pm. 

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Experience the Tactility of Work
Feb
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Experience the Tactility of Work

Overlook Gallery at SECCA

Martha Whittington + Industries for the Blind

Make a thing. Touch a sculpture. Rely on the tactile senses.

What is the role of the hand in our work?

In thinking about collectivity, we think about work, the mainstay of daily life. Artists wrestle with ideas of productivity which structure economic production in their own studio. How can they surmount the expectations of functionality and usefulness in their own production? How can they provoke us in turn to think about labor and usefulness?

Whittington will join workers affiliated with Industries for the Blind, a Greensboro-based organization that is one of SECCA’s partners. Together, the artist and workers will use objects they have made as a way to talk about making using all of the senses.  

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COLLECTIVE ACTIONS Continuing Legal Education
Feb
19
12:00pm12:00pm

COLLECTIVE ACTIONS Continuing Legal Education

  • SECCA - Auditorium 750 Marguerite Drive Winston-Salem, NC 27106 (map)
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The Importance of Protecting Employees' Collective Actions 

SECCA Auditorium

12pm-1:30pm

This Continuing Legal Education Unit is an immersion for Attorneys that explores issues surrounding Collective Actions Suits, an area of law relating to Class Actions.

In conjunction with SECCA’s newest exhibit, Collective Actions, SECCA will present a 90 minute, free, lunchtime CLE that will examine the interplay between Free Speech and the right of employees in the workplace to undertake Concerted Activities to improve their working conditions.

The program will begin with a brief history of the National Labor Relations Act and its enforcement, including a focus on the right of Concerted Activities. Attendees will learn of the rights of employees to undertake collective actions to enhance their status and achieve common goals. The parallels between these economic freedoms and creative freedoms, in literature and the visual arts will then be compared, with a focus on the core principles being advanced by both artists and critics. A history of legal censorship in the United States will be presented, as will the current status of such efforts. At the conclusion of the 90 minute formal presentation, Participants will be provided with a tour of the current Collective Actions Exhibition, and will be challenged to consider the larger world perspective of cultural friction and its implications.

Cost $0

Presented by Blanco Tackabery Attorneys at Law in partnership with the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art

 

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Celebrating Maya Angelou
Feb
17
5:30pm 5:30pm

Celebrating Maya Angelou

SECCA Overlook Gallery 

Share your favorite line of a Maya Angelou poem on twitter and instagram now: #celebratingmaya 

In the spirit of Collective Actions, join us for an evening celebrating Maya Angelou and the power of her words.  

The evening will honor, preserve and celebrate the legacy of Maya Angelou, beloved professor at Wake Forest and a national treasure. Dr. Serenus Churn, Sr., Senior Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Winston-Salem and Maya Angelou’s Pastor, will begin the reading. Dr. Angelou’s poems will be performed in song  by WFU faculty and artist Lynn Book with two WFU alumni. Wake Forest University faculty, students, and select community members will lead a lively reading of her poetry.


The collective celebration will be framed in the way in which Dr. Angelou used to teach, based on a memory of her student Matt Williams who remembered: “…. reading the poems and reciting them with others. [….] It was a really special moment.” WFU faculty and students as well as members of Winston-Salem community are invited to select and read poems individually and in groups.

Following the event, there will be a reception with light food and beverage. 

Co-Sponsored by Wake Forest University Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program and the WFU Prohumanitate Institute.

WFU Event page

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Making a Floating World
Jan
30
to Feb 4

Making a Floating World

Mary Mattingly

Help make a living biosphere on a geodesic dome in the gallery at SECCA. Floating for a period of six months on our lake, the biosphere dome will become a living island.

Bring a water bottle or yogurt container

Mondays closed to the public.

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Wearing the Blue Cape
Dec
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Wearing the Blue Cape

Twelve women leaders and members from across Winston-Salem move in unison in Nicola L’s Blue Cape performance on December 16, 2014 at SECCA. The performance inaugurates the spirit of collectivity shared by these two adjacent shows, Nicola L: Exquisite Corpus and Collective Actions

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