SECCA Holds Special Events for Families During the Summer

The following events are being held at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in July and August. SECCA is an affiliate of the N.C. Museum of Art, within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.

SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, Winston-Salem, NC 27101.

*Tickets are available to purchase at


Film @ SECCA: Chihuly: River of Glass

Saturday, July 14, 7 p.m.

Over a two-year period in the mid-1990s, Dale Chihuly worked with his glass blowing team and other artisans in Finland, Ireland, Mexico and Italy and in his Boathouse studio in Seattle to accomplish a bold public art project.  Watch as Chihuly’s Chandeliers arrive in Venice and the artist directs their installation in such places as the Doge’s apartment at the Palazzo Ducale and the Rialto Fish Market.



Crossroads @ SECCA: Patterson Hood and the Downtown Ramblers with Hiss Golden Messenger

Friday, July 20, Doors open at 6 p.m./ Show starts at 8 p.m.

Advance ticket sales: $12.50-$37/ Day of ticket sales: $17-$27*

Please join the front man for the Grammy-Award-winning Drive-By Truckers Patterson Hood and his band The Downtown Ramblers as they take stage for an evening of Southern Rock. Food provided by Joaquin’s Curb Cuisine and bar provided by Foothills Brewing. Cash bar starting at 6 p.m.


Food Art: Summer Cocktail Party featuring Whole Artist, Brandon Pass and Beta Verde

Thursday, July 26, 5:30 p.m.

$35 per person*

Experience a sensory-infused evening celebrating art, artist, food, and spirits. Chicago based artist Vicki Fowler brings Whole Artist to Winston-Salem for a food collaboration between culinary artists Beta Verde and visual artist Brandon Pass for an evening of interactive amazement.


Food Art: Vicki Fowler’s Whole Artist, In Consideration of Eating the Tree: An Intimate Dining Experience

Saturday, July 28, 7 p.m.

$75 per person/ Tickets can be purchased at

SECCA invites you to participate in Vicki Fowler’s Whole Artist celebratory eulogy in honor of the Tree’s offspring, PAPER. This intimate performative dining experience includes a five course menu with performative response by arists/ artisans in celebration of SECCA’s current exhibit paperless. Menu provided by Beta Verde.


Jon Kuhn Studio Tour

Thursday, August 2, 3 p.m.

Tickets: $25*

Join SECCA for an intimate tour of glass artist Jon Kuhn’s studio. Kuhn works in cold glass that is cut, polished, and fused into a myriad of shapes from the inside out. Kuhn will personally conduct the tours. Refreshments served. Space is limited.


Community Day @ SECCA

Saturday, August 11, 12 – 5 p.m.


Cool off from the summer heat at SECCA’s Community Day. Discover art making with paper and create your own mixed-media modifications all inspired by the current exhibitions paperless and Curtis Mann: Modifications. Explore the SECCA grounds and check out Project Pearl’s animal adoption and education fair.


Tour @ SECCA: paperless

Thursday, August 23, 7 p.m.


Join SECCA Curator of Contemporary Art Steven Matijcio for an insightful walk-through of the show he has spent more than two years developing. He will discuss each of the artworks in paperless, and share background experiences into the construction of this exhibition.



Light and Space: The Sculpture of Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová

Organized by SECCA; Curated by Mark Richard Leach

April 27 – August 5, 2012

Light and Space is one of the most comprehensive displays of the 40-year collaborative career of Czech artists Libenský and Brychtová. The cast-glass sculptures assembled for this exhibition highlight the pairs’ enduring intrigue with the optical qualities that three-dimensional, geometric glass forms possess.



Organized by SECCA; Curated by Steven Matijcio

April 26 – September 16, 2012

Even as paper struggles against its purportedly imminent extinction, artists around the world are paying homage to its precarious empire. paperless celebrates these refugees of the information age, gathering 15 international artists who create theatrical elegies to the pariah of so-called “progress.”


Curtis Mann: Modifications

Organized by SECCA; Curated by Steven Matijcio

June 28 – September 16, 2012

Mann appropriates and refashions anonymous snapshots that were taken in countries like Israel/Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq – places where violent conflicts are deeply rooted and often seem impossible to resolve. As he submits these found photos to selective applications of varnish and bleach, Mann filters them through a new visual vocabulary, opening them up in a new search for meaning.