Ready, Set, Social Distancing in Davidson: Week 15
Support Local Farmers
Davidson Farmers’ Market is reopening this weekend, Saturday, June 27. While closed for the past four months, we have worked hard to rethink of how to reopen the market and keep everyone (staff, vendors, and shoppers) safe and healthy and at the same time continue DFM’s mission and values.
With the support from the Board of Directors, the Town of Davidson, our vendors, and YOU we have been able to raise the needed funds to purchase new equipment and safety materials, redesign the market layout, and implement new features to create more access to local fresh
The Vendors | Saturday, June 27
This week our vendors have a variety of pre-order selections ranging from fruits and vegetables, proteins, fresh cut flowers, wellness honey and extracts, and baked goods. Pre-order options include al a carte, bundles, and boxes. To view this week’s vendor offerings and to place an order for pick-up on June 27, please click here.
Art in Your Inbox – from the Van Every / Smith Galleries
Tyler Yvette Wilson – Davidson College writes about Tyler Yvette Wilson ’14, an alumna and artist whose public work pushes the boundaries of comfortability. Wilson’s billboards reimagines the familiar nursery rhymes to start a conversation about slavery, immigration and the economic and racial inequities that exist today. Click here to learn more about Wilson and her work.
Russ White – We keep thinking about this past installation by Russ White ’04 from our past exhibition Homecoming: Art by Alumni. The installation, which included wallpaper The End is Fear (2019) and the sculpture Police Lines (2017) explored surveillance and policing in the artist’s home of Minneapolis, before the death of George Floyd, but in response to several other murders at the hands of the city’s police. Currently, White is working on a mural for The Hurt Hub, which will be unveiled this fall.
Santiago Sierra’s Door Plate (Placa Para Puerto), exhibited in our 2016 exhibition, Seeing|Saying: Images and Words, sets up a place of exclusion, reminding us that boundaries serve to separate. and each one of us can be cast as the other. This past spring Sierra produced Self-Portrait in Quarantine (Autorretrato en Cuarentena), a performance piece that reflects on the pandemic and social confinement. Click here to view this new work.
Jammie Holmes – Dallas-based artist Jammie Holmes’ new project, EVERYTHING HURTS, presents a series of artistic demonstrations in response to the murder of George Floyd. Using sky media, Holmes amplified Floyd’s last words over several American cities. Printable signs documenting the airplane flyovers are available to download for free. Click here to read more. Holmes is also featured in this article that analyzes the role of artists in civil unrest.
Our friends at Baik Art present Yesterday-Tomorrow, a group exhibition featuring featuring works by Juan Capistran, Rakeem Cunningham, Aaron Sandnes, and Taravat Talepasand that examines the marginalizing effects of polarized institutional governance on a country’s inhabitants during times of political campaign. The featured works address why political problems of our country’s past hinder its future. Click here to view the installation.
Antiracism in the Arts – The Alliance of Artists Communities serves on behalf of its members, small and large, leveraging support for the field as a whole; promotes successful practices in the field; and advocates for creative environments that support the work of today’s artists. Click to see their Anti-racism + Countering White Supremacy Culture reading list.
A few months ago, Haymarket Books put together a reading list celebrating the rich history of Black life, politics, culture, and struggle. Check it out.
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture celebrates the contributions of Africans and African Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. Explore their virtual exhibitions and follow their Unmasked lecture series.
Levine Museum builds a stronger, more equitable community by connecting people to Charlotte and to each other through history, culture, and celebration. Their exhibits and programs foster empathy, ignite dialogue, and inspire action.
Spellman College’s Museum presents some of the best exhibitions in our region, and Director Andrea Barnwell Brownlee has been an incredible advocate addressing the diversity gap in the museum industry.
When travel resumes, we recommend a visit to the National Museum of African American History & Culture. But until then, take a look at the NMAAHC’s website, including these resources for talking about race and racism.
The Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University is one of the largest exhibition spaces dedicated to the arts of Africa and the African Diaspora in North Carolina, with a special focus on African-American and regional art.
NEW – Check out this link for a variety of LiveCams – Explore.org
Cat’s Cam – A Live View of the Yinka Shonibare Sculpture
Davidson College Art on Campus – Walk the campus while maintaining your social distance
Get a Virtual Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Card
Carolina Raptor Center Webcams
North Carolina Wildlife Foundation Website (includes live feed from their osprey cam)
North Carolina Zoo YouTube Channel
North Carolina Museum of History – History at Home
Virtual Museum Tours
OBX Connection – collection of live cameras streaming from the N.C. Outer Banks
Blue Ridge Parkway web cams
Grandfather Mountain View
Biltmore Estate web cam
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Tour
Google’s Arts & Culture Page