Library Art After Hours Reception
In their new exhibit, “She Persisted: Coretta Scott King and Women of the Civil Rights Movement,” the Alexander County Library and Hickory Museum of Art have partnered to offer perspectives on the lives of women whose courage changed the course of history.
In an open call for “She Persisted,” regional artists of all ages were asked to explore visual interpretations of the lives, legacies, written, or spoken words of women whose sacrifices in pursuit of Civil Rights helped form a more perfect Union.
Artists were encouraged to submit two pieces for the show, allowing participation in two exhibit locations: the Alexander County Library in Taylorsville and Hickory Museum of Art’s off-site Around Town exhibit space at Atlanta Bread Company in Hickory. Both exhibits will be on display May 7 – June 30, 2018 and are free to visit.
The Alexander County Library will host an Art After Hours reception honoring all exhibiting artists on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 6pm – 7:30pm at the Main Library, which is located at 77 First Avenue SW in Taylorsville.
Art After Hours will include an artist talk and light refreshments. This special evening will feature performances inspired by the Civil Rights Movement. In a moving performance, #teenhandz, a local group of young people who perform sign language and praise dance, will share their interpretation of "Stand Up for Something" by Andra Day featuring Common. The reception will also feature a musical performance of "If You Knew My Story," from the Broadway musical "Bright Star," by Abigail Young and a group reading of the Pearl Cleage poem, "We Speak Your Names." The event is free to attend and all are welcome. To learn more, visit http://www.alexanderlibrary.org or call (828) 632-4058.