Tryon Festival Theatre
Our free Uncorked and On Topic series invites you to join faculty of different disciplines from the College of Fine and Applied Arts in informal conversations. This year’s series of conversations will visit geographic issues in the context of a variety of disciplines.
What does it mean for a culture or design to belong to a particular place? Larger cities once held distinctive brands for artistic identity and creativity. Yet their people bring objects and art that defy identification in any one location. For many, traditional geographic distinctions no longer apply.
In this conversation, we’ll hear from Amy Powell and Ryan Griffis. Powell is the Curator of Contemporary and Modern Art for Krannert Art Museum. Griffis, Associate Professor of New Media in Art and Design, co-founded Regional Relationships—a platform for visual art and writing that challenges common distinctions between urban and rural spaces.
Be sure to get a glass of wine from the Stage 5 Bar before heading into the Tryon Festival Theatre for this fascinating discussion on changes in cultural identity and the arts.