DECODING : Symbols, Icons, Mysteries, & Mischief in the Art of John Thomas Biggers

Wednesday, October 25, 6:30-8:00 p.m. I UPTOWN
Free and Open to the Public
Pre-registration available

As John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels, comes to a close, this illustrated talk about NC native son John Thomas Biggers of Gastonia will explore a more intimate look at the artist through the eyes of B.E. Noel. Noel is an art consultant, art educator, fine art dealer, owner of Noel Art Liaison, Inc., former Mint Museum trustee and Spirit Award recipient. She will share her professional insights and delightful personal anecdotes on the artist, painter, print-maker, muralist, sculptor, storyteller, griot, esteemed professor and North Carolina native son John Thomas Biggers, PhD.

Following the talk, a curator-led tour will be given of the featured exhibition by Jon Stuhlman, PhD, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art. Guests also will view a small display of works-on-easel by local visual artists responding to John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels.

Image:John Biggers, ‘Kumasi Market,’ 1962, oil and acrylic on panel. Collection of William O. Perkins, III. Art © John T. Biggers Estate/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY