Join us to celebrate Charlie Brouwer's evolving sculpture project!

Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Sculpture Deck

SECCA invites you to Wander On with Charlie Brouwer, a mid-exhibition reception for Inside/Outside: Charlie Brouwer featuring a guided walking sculpture tour with the artist. Beverages will be available via cash bar. The event is free and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation.


Planning Inside/Outside has been a collaboration between the artist and Wendy Earle, Curator of Contemporary Art. The exhibition has a unique schedule: Every 40 days for one year, the artist installs outdoor sculptures on SECCA's grounds and indoor works and installations in spaces throughout the museum. Beginning in August 2022, the artist will begin removing some work each 40 days until the exhibition closes in December. Brouwer's reason for 40 day periods is connected with its special significance in sacred Jewish, Islamic, and Christian texts where it stands for "an important or long time" or "the right amount of time".

The Benediction Project is a community extension of this exhibition. Charlie installs his sculpture titled Benediction at a different place of worship in Winston-Salem every 40 days. So far the project has been hosted by Beloved Community, St. Paul's Episcopal, Augsburg Lutheran, Temple Emanuel, Community Mosque, First Baptist, and Burkhead United Methodist Church. Highland Presbyterian The Moravian Home Church are also on the schedule this year. There are still openings for more places of worship to participate. Contact Charlie at:

This exhibition will not be the first time SECCA has worked with Charlie. In 2009 they worked together to present Rise Up Winston-Salem, a community based public art installation in Old Salem Museum and Gardens, part of SECCA's Artist In The Community exhibition series. The idea of borrowing ladders from a community, building a sculpture out of them about community interdependence, and then returning the ladders worked so well that Brouwer created similar projects with 12 other communities between 2009 and 2018.