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Family First: A Silhouette Story

Image credtis: Romare Bearden, "Circe," 1978, tapestry, 58 x 83 inches. Courtesy of the Petrucci Family Foundation Collection of African American Art

All ages
$10 per participant
  • About This Program

    The Gantt's newest exhibition, Visions: A Study of Form through 20th-Century Artists, examines African Americans of the 20th century and their explorations of natural and abstract forms through various media. As we celebrate Black History Month and the impactful artists featured in this exhibition, artist and entrepreneur Kimberly Turner will guide families through the creation of silhouettes.

    Participants will trace patterned or black silhouettes in the form of head, neck, and shoulders, or a full body. The silhouettes will be a representation of each participant in relation to the artwork they create. Participants will then set the forms against a figurative or realistic scene from mixed media materials. The scene backdrop will reflect a place they love to be, where they see themselves in the future, or a compilation of places and objects that make them feel at home.

    This experience is open to all ages and experience levels. The ticket purchase includes instruction and all supplies.

    Family First is presented by Novant Health

    Family First is presented by Novant Health

  • About the Instructor

    Kimberly Turner is an artist, designer, jewelry maker and arts educator. The owner of the online store Elizabeth in Pearls, she recently made her way back to the Queen City, from Oakland, California. She'll tell you that for her, creating is like breathing and brings her so much joy! As one of the Gantt's teaching artists Turner has taught our Visualizing Black Art workshop, as well as Fine Art Fridays: Printmaking.

    Follow the instructor @elizabethinpearls

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