Art Outside the Box
October 28 from 12-4PM
at the future site of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 FROM 12-4PM
CELEBRATE THE FUTURE HOME OF RALEIGH'S NEWEST MUSEUM! #artoutsidethebox - facebook.com/ArtOutsideTheBox
On hand will be Pearl Fryar, the world famous native-born genius topiarist of South Carolina. Topiary, a form of hedge-trimming on steroids (think "Edward Scissorhands"), is the ancient art of turning ordinary plants into living sculptures. Zen masters from the Japanese monasteries ringing Kyoto and keepers of old English castles alike have made their way to Bishopville SC to study the magically weird shrubbery filling Fryar's otherworldly garden. Fryar will demonstrate his skillful clippery as the future home of the new Gregg Museum is revealed to the city and campus for the first time.
-Learn more about Peal Fryar in this write up from American Craft. You can also join us at the Gregg Museum (2nd Floor, Talley Student Center) on Wednesday, October 24 at 6pm to view a screening of the film A Man Named Pearl, about Pearl Fryar.
We will have artists on site, showing you their craft and providing you with an opportunity to create yourself!
Holly Hanessian wants to shake your hand! Touch in Real Time is an intimate art experience where you and Holly will shake hands, with a piece of wet clay in between your palms to record the interaction.
Abie Harris, a well known, local architect in Raleigh for over 50 years has many talents, one of which is his incredible free hand ink pen sketching. Harris will be helping you and others sketch surrounding buildings. There will also be a collaborative painting with the Chromazomes, jewlrey making from found objects, scraps and recycled items with Leigh Griffin, Mary Ann Scherr, and Dan Dye, face painting with Grace Martin Franklin, woodturning with the Woodturners Guild of North Carolina and even potter's wheels for you to throw some clay!
Enjoy a walk through NC State's historic chancellor's residence as you view a sampling of the Gregg Museum's art collection. There are over 25,000 pieces in the Gregg collection, and some of the best are on display here for your viewing pleasure.
Enjoy mini key lime and chocolate quiches from Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, pickles from the Mt. Olive Pickle Company in Mount Olive, NC and chocolate chip and walnut cookies from the Double Tree by Hilton Brownstone just down the street! There will also be food from Flying Biscuit, Rave! catering, Irregardless Cafe, Chick-fil-a and others.
While you tour around the property, create art and nibble on some food, you can enjoy plenty of music! Bands playing will include the beach, motown, blue-eyed soul, funk and classic rock of THE MIDLIFE CRISIS BAND, UNC Greensboro and NC Central professor Thomas Taylor and his Jazz trio, an eclectic, acoustic, frockeltic (folk, rock, celtic) band 8 MILES APART, a Japanese koto, flute and viola trio named Onjukai, bluegrass and country performer Gene Brown and others.
As you tour through the historic chancellor's residence, you will be able to take a look at the plans for the future Gregg Museum of Art & Design. Plans have been developed by the Freelon Group, a 50-person architectural firm based in Durham. Philip G. Freelon, the firm’s principal and founder, is a 1975 graduate of the architecture program in NC State’s prestigious College of Design. His award-winning firm has been given the commission for the design of the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
We would also like to thank everyone who is making this event possible! Thank you, Eidolon Designs, Inc. , The ChromaZones Abstract Artists, Leigh Griffin/Ara Leigh Studios, Roundabout Art Collective, Crafts Center at NC State, Cary Creative Center, Ravenscroft Art , Touch in Real Time, appetite4art, WoodturnersGuild of NC, UNC-Dept. Linguistics, Tipping Paint Artists, Tipping Paint Gallery, Thomas Taylor Trio, St. Michaels Episcopal Church, THE MIDLIFE CRISIS BAND, 8 Miles Apart, Ladies in Red, The Grains of Time, The Capital Quartet, Taiko Drumming, ONJUKAI, Cafe Caturra, Cafe Carolina, Whole Foods Market, Café Luna, Irregardless Café, Howling Cow, RAVE catering, Ace Hardware/WEBER, Stevens Meats, Franklin Bakery, Tin Roof Teas, Mt. Olive Pickle Company, Inc., Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern, Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University, Chick Fil A, Moe's, Flying Biscuit, Davids Dumpling and Noodle Bar, Coca-Cola Bottling, Inc. Charlotte!
Parking areas IN BLUE located near Art Outside the Box include street parking on Hillsborough Street, Oberlin Road, Woodburn Rd and Cox Avenue. There are two NCSU parking lots across Hillsborough Street from Art Outside the Box that can be accessed from Pullen Road between the two roundabouts. There are also parking areas next to the NCSU Memorial Belltower and the DoubleTree Hotel located just off of Hillsborough Street. No parking will be available on the grounds of Art Outside the Box.
*Driving note: The Raleigh Monster Dash will be occuring on the same day. As a result, at 1:30pm Clark Ave. will be closed from Woodburn Rd. to Oberlin Rd. and Oberlin Rd. will be closed from Clark Ave. to Fairview Rd. Please use alternate routes around these roads to make your way to Art Outside the Box!