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Thornton Dial: Self-taught & Emerging Artists Respond to the Hard Truths of Social Issues

Mint Museum RANDOLPH

Sunday, Sep 23

3:00PM - 5:00PM

Admission: $5. Free for children.

Dial’s work opens the door for dialogue and further self-expression as we examine ‘hard truths’ issues of the time, inspiring positive action towards making a better Charlotte and better world. Experience local artists’ work which addresses their concerns and responses to Dial’s work through photography, poetry, paintings, and other visual and performing art.

Held in Van Every Theater. Following the presentation, meet the artists during a light reception.

This program is based on the exhibition Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial on view at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, and Drawings of Thornton Dial on view at Mint Museum Randolph, both through September 30, 2012.

Collaborating partners are Brighter Days Arts Education, Inc. and Give N Go, Inc.

Image Credit: Thornton Dial (American, b. 1928). Don't Matter How Raggly the Flag, It Still Got To Tie Us Together, 2003. Mattress coils, chicken wire, clothing, can lids, found metal, plastic twine, wire, Splash Zone compound, enamel, and spray paint on canvas on wood. 71 x 114 x 8 inches. Collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, James E. Roberts Fund, Deaccession Sculpture Fund, Xenia and Irwin Miller Fund, Alice and Kirk McKinney Fund, Anonymous IV Art Fund, Henry F. and KatherineDeBoest Memorial Fund, Martha Delzell Memorial Fund, Mary V. Black Art Endowment Fund, Elizabeth S. Lawton Fine Art Fund, Emma Harter Sweetser Fund, General Endowed Art Fund, Delavan Smith Fund, General Memorial Art Fund, Deaccessioned Contemporary Art Fund, General Art Fund, Frank Curtis Springer & Irving Moxley Springer Purchase Fund, and the Mrs. Pierre F. Goodrich Endowed Art Fund. Photo by Stephen Pitkin, Pitkin Studio