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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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What's Happening At The Gantt

Open Easels

April 26 - Visual artists are invited sign up for an open easel and work from a live model. This is a great opportunity to meet other artists and have people see you at work! All artists are invited! Bring your own materials. Reserve your easel below!

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I SEE YOU: The Politics of Being

January 26, 2014 - June 1, 2014 - This exhibition presents the work of six contemporary artists who expand the constructs of female identity in the 21st century. Surveying the range of ideas and illusions of the feminine mystique, this exhibition explores how women of the African Di...

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Single Session Workshops

Arts integrated activities based on lesson plans developed to support academic disciplines based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Single session workshops typically last 1.5 to 2 hours and include anywhere from 10  to 30 participants. $450 per workshop (includes necessary materials).

Portraits, Images & Masks

In cultures around the world masks are created for use at important occasions and ceremonies. The more important the occasion is to a society - the more powerful the mask. Using paper and other media participants will create a three-dimensional textured mask while exploring the similarities of mask-making from diverse cultures.

Common Core State Standards Addressed

  • Visual Arts: Visual Literacy - V.3 - Create art using a variety of tools, media, and processes, safely and appropriately
  • Visual Arts: Contextual Relevancy - CX.1 - Understand the global, historical, societal, and cultural contexts of the visual arts
  • Visual Arts: Contextual Relevancy - CX.2 - Understand the interdisciplinary connections and life applications of the visual arts
  • Social Studies: Geography and Environmental Literacy - 1-12.G.2 - Understand how humans and the environment interact within the local community

Lift Every Voice and Sing

"Lift Every Voice and Sing" was first publicly performed as a poem as part of a celebration of Lincoln's Birthday on February 12, 1900 at the segregated Stanton School. Its principal, James Weldon Johnson, wrote the words and the poem was later set to music by Johnson's brother John in 1905. Singing this song became a way for African-Americans to demonstrate their patriotism and hope for the future. In calling for earth and heaven to "ring with the harmonies of Liberty," they could speak out subtly against racism and Jim Crow laws. In 1919, the NAACP adopted the song as "The Negro National Anthem." Students will explore and understand the meaning of “The National Negro Anthem” in reference to the circumstances of the era it was created in and use critical thinking skills to be able to discuss the language and imagery of the poem and the music

Common Core State Standards Addressed

  • Music: Musical Response – MR.1 – Understand the interacting elements to respond to music and musical performances.
  • Music: Contextual Relevancy - CR.1 - Understand global, interdisciplinary, and 21st century connections with music
  • Social Studies: History - 1-12.H.1 - Understand that history tells a story of how people and events changed society over time


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