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Mark Jenking Lecture Tonight!

September 22, 2009

Please join us tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 22) at 5:30 p.m. at the Reynolda House Auditorium for a lecture by Mark Jenkins about his public art sculptures. Learn more about his methods and his perspectives into his own work. Reynolda House Museum of American Art is located at 2250 Reynolda Road. The lecture will be followed by a short reception. This event is free and open to the public.

Like artists of the past who have used Plaster of Paris, Jenkins employs a combination of crumpled newspaper, plastic wrap, tape and acrylic resin to create characters that have “lived” in cities around the world.

We hope to see you there. Ellen

5 Comments leave one →
  1. Leigh Ann Hallberg permalink
    September 29, 2009 12:36 am

    It was both interesting and entertaining to hear Jenkins talk about his work. I particularly enjoyed the discussion after the talk which was provocative, lively, and engaging. Almost made you believe you were in “The City of the Arts”. Thanks to SECCA and Reynolda House for hosting such interesting programming.

    • michael christiano permalink
      September 29, 2009 5:58 pm

      Thanks for the comment Leigh Ann and I couldn’t agree more! The audience dialogue with Mark and each other was smart, passionate, and inquisitive! We are so pleased that we could work together with Reynolda House to provide this community forum to share ideas. Look forward to future conversations…

  2. Guido Pallino permalink
    September 29, 2009 8:40 pm

    Mark Jenkins’ work, what little there is of it out in town brings to light the apparently narrow vision and municipal support for public art in Winston-Salem. Bravo Mark for stirring the dialogue! Sorry your work was so poorly received in “The City of Farts and Stagnation.”

  3. David Finn permalink
    October 1, 2009 1:18 am

    I would like to thank SECCA for sponsoring Inside out (Artists in the Community II) – in particular the visit of Mark Jenkins. Because his work inserts unaccountable bodies directly into the public space there is some negative reaction to this work, but I hope that people can see that the questions it raises about the control of public space are worthy of asking. While the work is provocative, it is not unnecessarily so. As a society we need to have a broad range of expression present, even if it causes some minor discomfort.

  4. Christine permalink
    October 2, 2009 8:58 pm

    I would like to share that my students that attended Mark Jenkin’s interesting talk continue (2 weeks later) to discuss the piece, presently hanging in the magnolia tree at Reynolda. Some creative observations included:

    – “She’s like a beautiful haunting butterfly just waiting to be born”
    – “The woman is in strange believable proportion to the magnificence of the tree”
    – “Makes me look at nature and the huge trees combined with the city around me differently from now on”

    I am hoping there will be more work for myself, them, and the rest of city dwellers here to respond to soon. It is difficult to teach young students to think more courageously and be thoughtful about the value of contemporary art, when the powers that be seem to give more credence to the over reactions and fear of the few.

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