I’m excited to announce that paper and book artist Susanne Martin and I will have a space together at August Art Oasis outside the Greensboro Cultural Center on Davie St., in downtown Greensboro. This will be my first venture as a paper and book artist.

First Friday August 7 from 6:00-9:00 pm
August Art Oasis

Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art, in partnership with Downtown Greensboro Inc. & with support from Face to Face and synerG, presents an August Art Oasis, First Friday August 7th, 6-9pm. The Greensboro Cultural Center will be transformed in to a mecca of music and art to include street art & pottery demonstrations, belly dancing, an Artist Bazaar, hip hop dance and base line DJ music thumping through the atrium. All programs are free and open to the public.

The August Art Oasis is in conjunction with The Green Hill Center for North Carolina Art’s current exhibition, Gallery Nomads, highlighting the most vibrant art venues in the Triangle and presents works by over fifty artists.

Artists will be setting up camp in the Artist Bazaar, creating a street market of locally made arts & crafts for sale. Gallery Nomads artists Bart Cusick and Garrett Scales will be demonstrating free hand aerosol and stencil art techniques in front of The Greensboro Cultural Center from 6-7 pm. ArtQuest is inviting kids of all ages to participate in Chalk It Up!, a demonstration of sidewalk graffiti with Joy Waegerle and Brian Stacey. Greensboro’s own Scooter Nerds will have a scooter display, as well as an up-and-running scooter transportation system traveling to and from Elm Street. Bellysima will be performing a nomadic belly dance from 7-7:30. A hip hop dance performance by Dreams in Motion will be in the gallery from 7:30-8:00. DJ music will be provided throughout the evening by 1Adam12 & Deafrent (Wise Guise, Runnin Crew) [GSO].

Participants from the Greensboro Cultural Center include: Art Alliance demonstrating the pinch pot technique while selling locally made pottery. Daliana and Troupe Bellysima will perform a variety of folkloric and cabaret numbers to thrill the spectators. The talented drummers of Wesley Williams’ Urban Dance Theatre will add a special element to the experience. The Native America Gallery and the Center for Visual Art will be opened with diverse yet equally exciting exhibitions. The African American Atelier will also be participating.