Rural Avant-Garde: the Mountain Lake Experience

  • Dates: August 23, 2018 - December 30, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Venue: Gregg Museum of Art & Design
  • Location: West Raleigh/N.C. State Univ/PNC Arena
  • Address: 1903 Hillsborough St., North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC 27607
  • Phone: 919.515.3503
  • Times: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., 10am-5pm; Thurs., 10am-9pm; Sun., 1-5pm
  • Admission: Free

About

Painting with fire, dancing in ink, or exploiting decomposition, artists such as composer John Cage, choreographer Merce Cunningham, poet/ceramicist M.C. Richards, photographer Sally Mann came to Virginia’s Mountain Lake for a series of art experiments involving scientists, scholars, and local folks. Other participants included visionary Howard Finster; Japanese sculptor Jiro Okura; official New York waste management artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles; East Harlem street artist James De La Vega; Zen scholar Stephen Addiss; and painter Ray Kass. Organized by the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at Longwood University, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.