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Gallery Opening/Lecture

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23 from 6-8 p.m. in the Van Every and Smith Galleries in the Belk Visual Arts Center. Prior to the reception, curator Lia Newman will host a preview discussion with exhibiting artists in the Van Every Gallery at 5:30 p.m. State of Emergency presents the work of eighteen contemporary artists, each engaged in the visualization of disaster. Depicting nature-made, man-made and imagined disasters, this exhibition features painting, photography, animation, sculpture, installation, printmaking and more. The work of Ai Weiwei will be on view in the Smith Gallery and an installation by Miki Kato-Starr will be on view in the atrium. Artworks by sixteen artists are on view in the Van Every Gallery as part of the State of Emergency group show.

The exhibitions will be on view Jan. 16 through Feb. 28. For more information, please visit or call 704-894-2519. 


Visual Arts Center VAC-117 Semans Lecture Hall

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Gardner, Rosemary J