Culture Pop! Tarentino & Greathouse
October 10, 2014 from 6:30pm – 10pm
Free for A&H Members; $5 for Not-Yet-Members
Two Breathtaking Exhibition Openings
Be the first to see the newest exhibitions at A&H’s Maitland Art Center, Artist in Residence TWO: Leigh Tarentino and Cicero Greathouse: Hybrids.
Artist in Residence TWO: Leigh Tarentino
Former A&H artist in residence, Leigh Tarentino brings us two exhibitions in one. Memories of Snow is a series of small black and white paintings on wood panels. The paintings depict familiar, archetypal suburban spaces, but in a sinister otherworldly light. On the Winding Path features work inspired by her time at A&H. During her residency, she was particularly intrigued by the layout of the A&H’s Maitland Art Center, with the garden in the center and the studios, museum and pathways surrounding it, all enclosed within walls and kind of set apart from everyday life. This fascination took shape in the form of art created on upright panels.
Cicero Greathouse: Hybrids
Researching and thinking differently manifested one day as Cicero was flattening boxes for recycling. As he deconstructed the containers to flat pieces of cardboard, he was intrigued by the shapes they became. Some of the shapes resembled stele, and elevations of facades he had seen on his journeys in Mexico and Asia. These shapes were used as ‘plates’ for the mono-prints found in the exhibition.
Participate and Interact
Unlike a typical exhibition opening, Culture Pop! features ways to interact with the artists and the art itself.
Get to know artist Leigh Tarentino at Ten Questions. In an always-entertaining portion of the evening, A&H Chief Curator Rebecca Sexton Larson will ask Leigh ten questions – some related to her art, some completely unrelated. It’s a great way to get to know the artist, their work and their lives.
The art is about you…
Take part in interactive art activities centered around Cicero Greathouse’s approach to printing. Artists Chris Ware and Whitney Broadaway will be on hand to show guests how to make their own prints using recycled materials.
Poetry Readings from Maitland Poets & Writers
Our partners at Maitland Poets & Writers will present two amazing young poets throughout the evening.
Caitlin Doyle is a poet, educator, filmmaker, and Long Island native. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals and book anthologies. In addition, her articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in a variety of publications. She is currently at work on her first book-length poetry manuscript.
Annemarie Ní Churreáin is a writer of poetry from the North-West of Ireland and an upcoming Kerouac Project writer-in-residence. Her writing has been published in Ireland and abroad. Some of the major publications in which her poems have appeared are: Poetry Ireland Review, The Stinging Fly, The Shop Poetry Magazine, The London Magazine, Agenda Magazine and the Morning Star Newspaper. In 2013 and 2014 Annemarie has received awards from The Arts Council/ Ireland.
Culture Pop! will also mark the opening of Segregation, Conflict & Freedom: Civil Rights History in Florida at A&H’s – Maitland Historical Museum. Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the exhibit provides an overview of what prompted this landmark event and the fight for freedom throughout the state. Period photographs, newspaper clippings, and personal recollections illuminate the struggle to erase the color line in the South, including pivotal work by local resident Lewis Lawrence in support of the 1875 Civil Rights Act, overturned in 1883.
Food, Drink and More
Enjoy Cocktails Catering, bar service and great music by Justin and The Outs in our newly renovated Germaine Marvel Building!
Schedule of Events
6:30pm – 8:30pm Food available courtesy of Cocktails Catering
7pm Ten Questions hosted by Rebecca Sexton Larson
7:30pm Curator’s Tour
7:30pm, 8:15pm, 9:00pm, 9:45pm Literary readings from Maitland Poets & Writers