3rd Quarter South End Verses Collaboration
Congratulations to Jessica Presscot (writer) & Madison Dunaway (artist) on the latest collaboration of the South End Verses Art Placemaking Project.
Jessica Era Prescott is an emerging multi-media artist who tells stories with words and no-stories with images. Her latest work juxtaposes her poetry with her photographs and abstract paintings. Jessica is a process artist: collage, brushstrokes, and movement form a strong part of her art experiments. She also hopes to evoke an emotional reaction from her readers/viewers/participants.
Madison Kate Dunaway works within the medium of digital fabrication. Her work is continually on the edge of what some may consider architectural or utilitarian. Through large scale sculptural installations and smaller more intimate floating grid like forms, she immerses viewers in physically and mentally engaging encounters.
The collaborative installation at C3 creates the sculptural context for the poem to live within. The words, the plants, and the structure are alive and are at stake.
This project planted some seeds in their position on architectural development in South End. As Queen Charlotte continues to grow, how does the community contemplate these changes? They hope to start a discussion.
Many Thanks to the South End Verses Committee:
- Meredith Dallas - Meredith Dallas is an emerging sculptor and printmaker from Rock Hill, SC. She received her B.F.A. in sculpture and printmaking from Winthrop University. Meredith’s work has been featured in multiple shows, including the 27th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, where her piece, Facture, was awarded the Dalton Second Place award; the 25th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition; Zenith: the 2015 Winthrop Department of Fine Art Senior Exhibition; and three Winthrop sculpture shows. Working in the realm of public art, her piece Microthreads went on display in downtown Rock Hill. She also completed three sculptural bike racks for Family Trust Credit Union’s new headquarters in downtown Rock Hill.
- Sharon Dowell - Sharon is a painter and public artist whose numerous works can be found in several private collections as well as public art installations throughout Charlotte and other cities in NC. She has had several solo shows throughout the country and been part of selected exhibitions including the past Architectonic Exhibit at Gallery C3 in April 2017.
- Megan Liddle-Gude - Megan is not only a community connector, but the Executive Director for Historic South End. She has experience in facilitation and community engagement, coalition building and urban planning. Prior to joining Center City Partners in 2012, she was an associate with the Institute for Environmental Negotiation in Virginia. As a facilitator, she worked with community groups to build consensus around challenging issues, including local food systems, community health, racial equity, economic revitalization and Chesapeake Bay watershed management.
- Kia O Moore - Kia is a native Charlottean with a love for all things creative, cultural and communications. You can always find her with a communications gadget in hand, a Hip Hop song on her mind and a new idea to share. Her personal motto “Think Big. Think Differently. Live in an Alpha State of Mind.” Moore is the Founder and Executive Director of the social business music venture Hip Hop Orchestrated. She is also the Creative Director of the mentoring non-profit Hip Hop University.
- Katie Toussaint - Katie is writer and editor for Charlotte Five, a digital affiliate of the Charlotte Observer that is geared toward the young professional demographic and produces a daily newsletter and five hyper-local articles. She is a Charlotte native with a love for writing, editing, yoga, coffee and wine.
- Rick Thurmond - Rick, former sportswriter and longtime journalist, has worked for Charlotte Magazine for 21 years, the last four as publisher. He recently joined Charlotte City Partners as the new Senior Vice President of Community and Business Development. His new role includes community-building and economic development work, leading public advocacy, launching special projects and supporting business recruitment efforts for Charlotte.
- David Walters - David Walters is a British architect who has four decades of experience as an architect, urban designer and community planner. As former director of the Master of Urban Design Program at UNC Charlotte College of Arts + Architecture, he has won state and national awards for urban design master plans, form-based codes and community planning projects based in Carolina communities.
Artist Studios at C3Lab
Being a creative hub in South End, C3Lab supports the efforts of artists at all stages of their careers by offering affordable artist space. To sustain the local arts community, C3 provides common spaces where artists can meet, socialize and collaborate, learn together and have creative dialogue about art being created, exhibit their current works and/or WIP and thrive in their artistic practice. C3 hosts an art exhibit each year featuring all the artists in Gallery C3.
Artists at C3Lab
Gallery C3 is an alternative art space that hosts exhibits featuring local, regional, national and international artists. From emerging to established artists, Gallery C3 supports traditional, contemporary, and hybrid art forms that integrate social, interdisciplinary, experimental, imaginative and innovative collaborations that are intended to stimulate, boldly shape and connect through an intimate exchange to the artistic community.
ARE WE HUMANE
Figurative work that is drawn directly from the life going on around the artist, in the places they work and live, has the inevitable effect of creating a visual record of a city's literal and metaphorical landscapes, one that is unique to each artist.
Mark Doepker has been a creator his entire life, and many of the works can be seen as time capsules through the image or titles which bear reference to specific events.
Since 2014, Hannah Barnhardt has pursued drawing from life and urban sketching as a daily practice, compiling a visual archive of life, fashion trends, and the social scene of the Charlotte area, in bodies of work that speak to inequality, gentrification, and class division. Their overall hope is to promote a better understanding and appreciation for our fellow humans.
Opening reception at Gallery C3 is Friday, August 4th from 7 to 10pm and will be on display through August 24th. Special evening performances by James Lee Walker II.
Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday & Friday - 11am to 5pm, Wednesday - 11am to 1pm, Saturday and Sunday by appointment only. Closed Monday.