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Art After Dark at The Gantt

February 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Art After Dark at The Gantt

Friday, February 1, 2019 from 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

The Harvey B. Gantt Center
551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Free with registration

Art After Dark is back. Mark your calendars and join the Harvey B. Gantt Center for Art After Dark, an evening of music, conversation and creative expression. The doors will be open late, so come enjoy the art for free. Celebrate the common humanity through the arts.

Program Schedule: 

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Exhibition galleries open. Guided tours on the hour.

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Evening soundtrack provided by The Stereotypez

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
“For The Culture” hands-on art

Kick off Black History Month by creating your own album and magazine covers inspired by the work of contemporary artist Mickalene Thomas. Participants are encouraged to bring their favorite photographs to incorporate into the work.

6:30 p.m.
The Art of Our Stories with Dasan Ahanu

This performance will be a poetic journey through the craft and significance of Black storytelling. As Black writers, we walk in a long tradition of wordsmiths who seek to use their verse as representations of Black life. Poets such as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Yusef Komunyakaa and Audre Lorde have eloquently captured beauty and struggle in their work. What does it mean to tell these stories?

8:30 p.m.
Ted Talks and Chill

What is Black art? Who are the gatekeepers of the culture? Watch, listen and react to shorts in this “clips + conversation” session.

Hailing from Charlotte, NC, by way of Brooklyn, NY, Ohavia “Oh” Phillips M.S., is one of a kind! Her charisma, infectious personality and warmth make her a favorite in any circle.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
R&B Trivia and Musical Family Tree with Stephanye Woods

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Performance: Excerpts from ​Black Love is Revolutionary with Artists: Cedric Umoja + Roni Nicole Henderson

Excerpts from Black Love is Revolutionary is a preview of an interactive performance being developed by Roni Nicole Henderson and Cedric Umoja. This performance will engage the audience in movements meant to challenge the historically violent undertones of revolution by re-centering black love as an elemental aspect of change-making.

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February 1, 2019
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Harvey B. Gantt Center at Levine Center for the Arts
551 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202 United States