Up & Coming Weekly

January 10, 2023

Up and Coming Weekly is a weekly publication in Fayetteville, NC and Fort Bragg, NC area offering local news, views, arts, entertainment and community event and business information.

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW JANUARY 11 - 17, 2023 FTCC set to host High School Art Exhibition, visiting artist by CHAYENNE BURNS Are you an art lover? If so, come check out the Cumberland County High School Juried Art Exhibition. is public event will be hosted by Fayetteville Technical Community College. "e High School Student Art Exhibition re- flects Cumberland's heritage as an arts commu- nity and showcases our county's strong school art programs," says Katharine Morrill, Director of the Art Gallery at Fayetteville Technical Community College's Paul H. ompson Library. Morrill went on to say, "High school students throughout Cumberland County will exhibit orig- inal works of art showcasing their creativity and artistic talent. e exhibition will be reviewed by esteemed juror Kayla Coleman, director of the nationally acclaimed Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh. She will also serve as the curator for the Arts Center's Spring Exhibition." e Cumberland County High School Juried Art Exhibition will launch on Jan. 20 and run through Feb. 24. e opening reception will be on Feb. 2 from 4 to 6 p.m. e awards ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. that day. e Art Gallery is located in the Paul H. ompson Library on the Fayetteville Technical Community College campus. Contestants of the Art Exhibition can come in first, second, or third place. First place goes to the Juror's Choice for best submission among Cumberland County students. Second place will go to the Juror's Selection for Best in Show. ird Place will go to the artist who has received the most votes by the public. Visiting Author Lecture Series FTCC will also host an "Artist Talk" with Sherrill Roland this month as part of the Visiting Artist Lecture Series. Roland was formerly incarcerated for a wrong- ful conviction and since his release and exon- eration, his art has been exhibited on a national platform regarding his experience with the justice system. During the lecture, Roland will talk about his artwork and the evolution of "e Jumpsuit Project," which aims to raise awareness of the social issues of mass incarceration. Roland's artwork has been exhibited nationally in cities such as Los Angeles and New York. e lecture is free and open to the public. is event will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Tony Rand Student Center Multi- Purpose Room. For more information on the High School Art Exhibititon or the Roland lecture, visit www. faytechcc.edu. EVENTS Visiting artist Sherrill Roland's "e Jumpsuit Project" is based on his experience with the justice system and his eventual exonera- tion. (Image courtesy of the artist and FTCC) CHAYENNE BURNS, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? Editor@upandcomin- gweekly.com. 910-484-6200. e High School Juried Art Exhibition will run from Jan. 20 through Feb. 24 at FTCC's Art Gallery. (Photo of previous exhibit courtesy Fayetteville Technical Community College)

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