Art Nights: 20/20
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Event included with purchase of exhibition ticket.
Purchase Tickets: HERE
Wake up from the fog of 2019 and start the new year with 20|20 vision! With thoughts of the new year fresh in our minds, this event will frame Nick Cave's art in its strength of showcasing protection, comfort, and community for the artist and viewer. As writer Samuel R. Delaney writes in his essay "Necessity of Tomorrows": "We need images of tomorrow; and our people need them more than most. Without an image of tomorrow, one is trapped by blind history, economics, and politics beyond our control. One is tied up in a web, in a net with no way to struggle free. Only by having clear and vital images of the many alternatives, good and bad, of where one can go, will we have any control over the way we may actually get there in a reality tomorrow will bring all too quickly," we invite you to join us and open our eyes to the work in Nick Cave: Feat., experience a reading and performance by Amanda Furdge and Kate Woodley, listen to musical guest Pam Confer, and start 2020 with creativity!
Amanda Furdge: Biography As a southern, thoughtful, adventurous, enchanting, and creative writer and personality, Amanda Furdge is equipped to take on the world. In addition to her over 10 solid years (and counting!) as a nationally and internationally spoken word poet and author, she is known for possessing a wide array of talents, as well as being highly respected as a mother, community leader, writer and cultural/social influencer.
Kate Woodley: Biography Kate Woodley is a Clinical Social Worker, Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist, and Drama Therapist. She has spent the last ten years serving homeless and runaway teens, justice and foster care involved youth, as well as grieving children and families. Compassion, creativity, empowerment, integrity, self-determination, and social justice are central tenets in her life and work. She listens closely and is passionate about the power of art and self-expression to educate, heal, and unite.
Pam Confer: Biography Pam Confer is an international, award-winning, bilingual professional speaker, jazz singer, business consultant, public relations guru, and sports clay enthusiast. She explodes with confidence -- teaching everyone how a simple smile can move the world! As a corporate humorist and master soft-skills trainer, Pam's open mind, personal stories, and amusing training style are unmatched.
Art talks lead by Adrienne Chadwick, Curator of Interpretation and Monique Davis, Director for the Center for Art and Public Exchange.
Generously sponsored by Baker Donelson