A Night With Two Cities
When: Thursday, April 12 from 5:00PM – 9:00PM
Cost: **All events are FREE**
Join us on the opening night of the festival for an evening with the “Two Cities” project and the 2018 Indie Grits Labs Fellows. This is a multi-location event along Duke Avenue and Monticello Road featuring opportunities to meet the 2018 Fellows and learn more about their “Two Cities” projects.
TWO CITIES ART OPENING AT INDIE GRITS LABS
Where: 1013 Duke Ave
When: From 5pm-9pm
Located in the brand-new headquarters of Indie Grits Labs, this event will feature a first look at many of the new works from the 2018 Fellows including photography, painting, new print editions, an aquaponic garden, and much more. Palmetto Luna’s Arts In Motion will provide live musical performances, and The Whig will be providing libations for those in attendance throughout the evening.
TWO CITIES PERFORMANCE AND SCREENING
Where: Hyatt Hall, 4005 Monticello Rd
The Two Cities Performance and Screening will feature a variety of live performances and video screenings, all of which are selections and excerpts from in-progress “Two Cities” projects. This will be a unique opportunity to meet all of the Indie Grits Labs Fellows and participate in a post-screening panel discussion.
THE EAU CLAIRE STORY MUSEUM
Where: 4021 Monticello Rd
The Eau Claire Story Museum is a new, immersive community museum rich with stories–containing a unique history of the Eau Claire neighborhood. This “Two Cities” project is led by 2018 Fellows, Betsy Newman and Laura Kissel. If you can’t make it during these hours, the museum will also be open during the following times:
Friday, April 13 from 5pm-7pm
Saturday, April 14 from 11am-5pm
Sunday, April 15 from 1pm-5pm
Focusing activities in North Columbia, “Two Cities” is a site-specific, ongoing exploration of how racial and socioeconomic factors define experiences and interactions within a shared city. The 13 artist Fellows exploring “Two Cities” have been making a range of projects over the past eight months, from theatrical performances to aquaponic gardens — after school programs to story museums — films to comic books. The entire body of work is still a work in progress, but Thursday night will afford the public a comprehensive opportunity to witness for themselves the projects in all their variety.
2018 Indie Grits Labs Fellows:
Yolanda Anderson, Mary Brebner, Michaela Pilar Brown, Mahkia Greene, Curtis Heru, Laura Kissel, Darion McCloud, Rico McDaniels, Benjamin Moore, Betsy Newman, Roni Nicole, Josetra Robinson, and Tahirah Spann.
“Two Cities” projects will be on display during the festival at the Indie Grits Labs headquarters and gallery at 1013 Duke Ave, during these times:
Thursday, April 12 from 5-9pm
Friday, April 13 from 12pm-5pm
Saturday, April 14 from 12pm-9pm
Sunday, April 15 from 12pm-5pm