HERE'S WHAT'S BEEN HAPPENING
In the same manner as our ScareCoronasWS and Let the Record Show initiatives, we announced DENT Project: Trees, an OPEN CALL to the community to make Christmas/Holiday Trees from recycled materials that will be displayed in mass at the Christmas For the City event at the Benton Convention Center on DEC 17th. Now in its 15th year, CFTC is organized by Love Out Loud.
DENT 'popped up' at the Ghoul Moon Festival, organized by our good friends at the West Salem Art Hotel. For the first time, we offered items for sale: Crazy Drawing Machines (the Wolverine and the Magic Palette), Instant Art Kits, unique car tire planters, and some other DENT oddities that we are known for.
Covid gobbled us all up and left us high and dry...but we pulled ourselves (and so did you) by the bootstraps and are back in the saddles!
DENT announced the OPEN CALL for the SCARECORONAWS Community Art Neighborhood Project, an at-a-distance community art show that invites everyone to use materials in their home to create silly, fun (yet informative) yard art to 'scare' the virus away. The Project begins June 1st. Hats off to the Northside Neighborhood in Cincinnati who conceived the idea! (See the front page article in YES! Weekly: Invasion of the ScareCoronas here.)
DENT has recently secured 4 WED evening dates in JAN, 2021 at the Forsyth County Public Library (Central) for the return of
MIXED DOUBLES Season 2.
MIXED DOUBLES finale is cancelled as the Southeaster Center for Contemporary Arts shuts down all programming due to the Coronavirus.
MIXED DOUBLES: tandem lectures on unrelated topics began its 8-week run at the Forsyth County Public Library (Central) to standing room only audiences. The series finished at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art on MAR 5th.
DENT received grants from the Winston Salem Foundation, The Thomas. S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, and Wake Forest University, College of Arts and Sciences for Mixed Doubles: tandem lectures on unrelated topics. We are happy to report that with this funding in place, the series will be FREE and open to all.
DENT Director David J Brown completed his participation in the, Arts Enterprise Lab, a 6-month hands-on program, through the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts.
Director David J Brown was accepted as a cohort for the Arts Enterprise Lab through the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts (6-month program) and he was a guest presenter at the 2-day Artivate Summit (engaging the power of creative community to ignite and transform the way we work, live and impact our communities), sponsored by the Kenan Institute for the Arts. Brown continued his research on Creative Reuse Centers by visiting other organizations In Richmond, VA, Portland, OR, and Seattle, WA.
DENT's Maria Blevins, along with our volunteers ran a hands-on art workshop at the Sowing Seeds Children’s Festival and Food Drive (SEP 22), downtown WS.
DENT created an all-day installation in two parking spaces on Trade Street for
Park(ing) Day, in collaboration with the Community Design Studio, MiXXer, WFU, Piedmont Environmental Alliance and RootsFirst. This internationally celebration event invited groups to take over parking spaces for a day, transforming them into creative, playful, and informative actions that are geared to transform city’s urban spaces into small respites of nature.
DENT created pop-up, hands-on workshops at the Triad Cultural Arts Juneteeth Festival, the Industry Hill Open House, the Grand Opening at MiXXer, and at the Piedmont Environmental Alliance's Earth Day Fair.