SECCA to Host Free Community Day Aug. 10


WINSTON-SALEM, NC July 31, 2013 – The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Arts (SECCA) is holding a Community Day celebration on Saturday, Aug. 10, combining art-making projects, cartoons and snacks with an international flair. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. and is part of the statewide North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources’ 2nd Saturday summer series.

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SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive. The event is free and open to the public. SECCA is an affiliate of the N.C. Museum of Art, within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources and a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.

Activities for Community Day @ SECCA will take place in the Auditorium Lobby – enter through the door of the bright white building.

There will be three stations of art making.  Abstract Magazine Collage, based on the Regenerations 2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today exhibition with more than 80 works by emerging photographers from around the world, gives participants a chance to experiment with positive and negative collage cut outs.

In the activity Wet Media Painting, children and families will create works of art using dripping, paint blowing and paint splattering techniques with gouache and acrylic on Mylar. This activity responds to the work of Hediah Ilichi, an Iranian-American arts whose works are currently on display in the exhibition, a leaf from my rose garden.

In anticipation of the Bookmarks Festival in September, there will also be a bookmark-making station.

In addition, SECCA will be showing animated films in the auditorium.

This Community Day will feature snacks from all over the world. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy SECCA’s beautiful grounds.

SECCA is a unit of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. For more information on North Carolina arts, history and culture, visit Cultural Resources online.