Kidnapped Pagans Outreach Talk and Tour
ARTIST’S WALKING GALLERY TOUR & CHAT with Artist-Educator Antoine Williams (talk and tour at 2:30 pm).
- Moderated Q&A with Jonell Jaime Logan of 300 Art Projects, LLC, the show’s curator.
- Spoken Word by Poet BreAnna Washington, honor student, Fayetteville State University (former Mint Museum Grier Heights Youth Art Program student of Antoine Williams).
View with the artist this contemplative and powerful exhibit Kidnapped Pagans, inspired by Renowned Author and Social Activist James Baldwin’s book, The Fire Next Time.
Baldwin’s works are resurging and impactful, incl. the movie and book I Am Not Your Negro. Williams captures the essence of the author’s The Fire Next Time in this exhibition.
Antoine Williams is an art instructor at Guilford College and a co-founder of the art collective, ‘god city’ artists of Charlotte. He has instructed art classes at The Mint Museum and collaborated on numerous projects, including working as an artist-educator with Carolina Panthers artists-athletes and Philip O’Berry Academy students via Avail Marketing of Richmond, VA (Johnathan Mayo), held at the museum.
His work has been exhibited in several galleries and museums such as The Mint and the Levine Museum of the New South, and it is found in numerous private collections and in The Mint’s permanent collection.
Image: Antoine Williams, Kidnapped Pagans No. 4, 2017. Acrylic, collage, transfer, screen print on canvas. 28.5”x23”