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Art of the State: Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina (Hardcover)

Art of the State: Celebrating the Visual Art of North Carolina By Liza Roberts, Lissa Gotwals (Photographer), Larry Wheeler (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Liza Roberts, Lissa Gotwals (Photographer), Larry Wheeler (Foreword by)
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This beautiful and informative volume illustrates the vitality and importance of North Carolina's contemporary art scene, showcasing the creation, collection, and celebration of art in all its richness and diversity. Featuring profiles of individual artists, compelling interviews, and beautiful full-color photography, this book tells the story of the state's evolution through the lens of its art world and some of its most compelling figures. Liza Roberts introduces readers to painters, photographers, sculptors, and other artists who live and work in North Carolina and who contribute to its growing reputation in the visual arts. Roberts also provides fascinating historical context, such as the influence of Black Mountain College, the birth and growth of Penland School of Crafts, and short histories of North Carolina's art museums, including Charlotte's Mint Museum, Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Art, Winston-Salem's Reynolda House, and those flourishing at universities. Artists featured include Stephen Hayes, Mel Chin, Cristina Cordova, Beverly McIver, and Scott Avett. The result is the most comprehensive, informative, and visually rich story of contemporary art in North Carolina.

About the Author

Liza Roberts is a journalist and founder of Walter Magazine. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781469661247
ISBN-10: 1469661241
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication Date: November 8th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English

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