Point & Counterpoint: NC Arts Council Fellows 2014-2015

October 1, 2015- January 17, 2016

Join SECCA as we dedicate our fall season to celebrating North Carolina artists and present the North Carolina Arts Council Fellows of 2014-2015.This exhibition captures the originality, energy and excellence of this vibrant group of eighteen artists working across media and breaking new ground. Point and Counterpoint draws on thematic currents, dynamic differences and connections in their work.

The exhibition features ten visual artists, four craft artists, two film/video artists, and two choreographers selected for the 2014-2015 awards.


Maready Evergreen (drawing/printmaking, Durham); Kiki Farish (drawing, Raleigh);
Dustin Farnsworth (sculpture, Penland); Heather Gordon (painting, Durham);Harrison Haynes (installation/multimedia, Durham); Stacey L. Kirby (performance art, Durham); Peter Oakley (sculpture, Banner Elk); Bob Ray (painting, Ocracoke); Damian Stamer (painting, Hillsborough); Aaron Wilcox (sculpture, Wilmington); David Chatt (fiber, Penland); Jeana Eve Klein (fiber, Greensboro);Richard Prisco (wood, Boone); Thomas Shields (wood, Penland); Joshua Gibson (documentary film, Durham);Elisabeth Haviland James (documentary film, Durham); Sara Baird (modern dance, Asheville); Cara Hagan (modern dance, Boone)

Curated by Cora Fisher, SECCA Curator of Contemporary Art.

Exhibition Programs

Performance @ SECCA
Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 2:00-5:00 PM
Main Gallery
Heather Gordon, Selections from Value of Words #15/5, 2015
In collaboration with Justin Tornow and COMPANY dancers Sam Steffen and Amy Blakely.
Outside deck of the Main Gallery
Harrison Haynes, 3 Billie Jeans, 2015
In collaboration with Laura King and Hisham Akira Bharoocha

Talk @ Appalachian State University
Friday, October 29, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Belk Library, Lecture Hall 114
Point & Counterpoint dialogues with artists David Chatt and Joshua Gibson; Maready Evergreen, Cara Hagan and Jeana Eve Klein.

Talk @ Cameron Art Museum
Sunday, November 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall
Point & Counterpoint dialogues with artists Kiki Farish and Elisabeth Haviland James, Harrison Haynes and Aaron Wilcox, Bob Ray and Damian Stamer.
Performance @ CAM Raleigh
Friday, November 13, 2015 from 7:00-9:00 PM
Heather Gordon in collaboration with Justin Tornow and COMPANY dancers.

Artists @ SECCA
Saturday, November 14, 2015 from 1:00-3:00 PM
Main Gallery
Make and activate artworks with artists Maready Evergreen (The Long Road), Stacey L. Kirby (Power of the Ballot) and Jeana Eve Klein (French Knots).
Maready Evergreen's installation, The Long Road, her most recent imagined society, reflects our own. Meet the artist and interact with the ceramic citizens as we consider the demands of democracy.
Jeana Eve Klein will be teaching a small group of people the art of creating the French Knot. Join us as we observe these lessons and consider through them the value of art.
Cast your vote with artist Stacey L. Kirby. Through her Power of the Ballot installation, Kirby advocates for political awareness and voter participation.

Talk @ SECCA
Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 6:00 PM
Overlook Gallery
Point & Counterpoint dialogue with artists Heather Gordon and Richard Prisco, Stacey L. Kirby and Peter Oakley.

Film @ SECCA
Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 6:30-8:30 PM

McChesney Scott Dunn Auditorium
A Sense of Place: Films by Joshua Gibson & Elisabeth Haviland James
Joshua Gibson shorts: Kudzu Vine (20 min), Nile Perch (15 min)
Elisabeth Haviland James feature: In So Many Words (60 min)