Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Opening Reception of "Cultural Crossroads"

The opening reception for "Cultural Crossroads" took place Thursday, October 14th at Associated Artists of Winston-Salem.  A national juried exhibition, this show featured work from all over the country - with a few international works of art as well!  The juror for this year's third annual exhibition was Colin Quashie, a renowned muralist and painter from Charleston, SC.  You can learn about his work by visiting his website at http://www.quashie.com/

Out of over 300 works of art submitted for entry into the show, Colin Quashie selected 74 for inclusion in the exhibition.  This year's winners were:

1st place: "Immigrants: Limboland" by Duat H. Vu
2nd place: "Caballeros" by George Schober
3rd place: "Free to Be" by M.M. Dupay
Honorable Mention: "Remembering Mr. Potato Head" by Brian Haverlock
Honorable Mention: "American Farm Splendor" by Charles Hildebrandt
Honorable Mention: "Faith Healing" by Kathryn Cook
Honorable Mention:  "La Vieja" by Antuco Chicaiza

The reception included live music from the Hispanic Arts Initiative.

Refreshments were brought by volunteers as well as donated by area restaurants.  Restaurants who supported Cultural Crossroads were Mooney's Mediterranean Cafe, Rana Loca, Hutch & Harris, the Grilled Asparagus, and Downtown Thai

Wine was provided by Total Wine & More.

Trena McNab (image below, center) was this year's show chair, and she did an amazing job coordinating all of the volunteers, art intake, food donations, hanging the show, etc.  She was tireless - as were all of the volunteers!  Thank you!

This year's exhibition was presented by Seth Moskowitz along with a matching gift from Reynolds American.  Additional support was provided by Park West Salon, Tuggle Duggins, Hispanic League, Salem Senior Services, Clarks Group, Piers Clarkson, & Vicki Schober.

To see more photos from the opening reception, please visit our Facebook Album

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