Lots of art to see in Fayetteville on Wednesday

We’ve talked a lot about the fact that we thing the music scene is starting to come into its own in Fayetteville, but what we haven’t talked enough about is the fact there there are some really cool things happening in the art world here in town as well.

Tonight is a perfect example, where two art openings are happening on the square less than a block from each other, as well as lots going on at the University today and tonight.

Starting at 2:00 at Giffels Auditorium in Old Main on the U of A campus, you can catch guest lectures from

  • Michael Jones McKean, Assistant Professor, Sculpture and Extended Media, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Greg Pond, Associate Professor of Art, University of the South, Co-founder of Fugitive Art Center
  • Claire Watkins, Artist, New York, NY
  • Mike Wsol, Artist, Charlottesville, VA
  • Lain York, Gallery Director of Zeitgeist Gallery, Nashville, TN

At 5:30, Christopher Cook, Curator of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City will lead a panel discussion entitled What is the Physical in Relation to Our New Media World?

The lectures today and tonight are part of the Physical Remainders Symposium, which you can read more about here.

Also part of the Physical Remainders Symposium, tonight at the newly formed Fayetteville Underground, you can check out the Contemporary Sculpture Society and the Association of Ceramic Enthusiasts’ Regional Sculpture Invitational Exhibition.

The exhibition will feature 20 artists from a four-state area and will showcase works in stone, bronze, ceramic, fabric, plastic and more. Though the exhibition will run from Wednesday, March 25th, 2009 through Saturday, April 4th, 2009, the opening reception will feature unique one-show-only performance pieces. This show is from 7:00-9:00pm.

Just down the road at the DDP Gallery, Michael Anderson will be debuting his installations, video, scuplture, drawings, and two films. This show starts at 7:00 also, and it’s basically across the street from the Fayetteville Underground show. It’s also Dede’s birthday. Happy birthday.

Now, go check out some art.