Athenian Press and Workshops holds Art of Resistance Charity Gala & Exhibit Saturday, August 11 at the Athenian House on Wrightsville Avenue. In addition to the exhibit and auction, the event features poetry, live music, and uncensored conversation.
Listen to Co-Founder Khalisa Rae Williams above. She visited the studio with 3 of the artists whose work is featured in the exhibit: Addie Jo Bannerman, Gaby Merediz, and Nathan Ryan Verwey.
The Gala begins at 8:00pm; auction begins at 8:30pm. Information about the event from Athenian Press:
On August 11th, Athenian hosts the Art of Resistance Charity Auction Gala. This live art auction welcomes artists from a variety of mediums that use their art to speak out as a form of revolution and resistance. All pieces exhibited respond to equality, identity, feminism, culture, social change, justice and the socio-political climate.
Featured artists: Heather Divoky, Bri Melt, Sadie Dearing, Leslie W Cohen, Luis Adorno, Sara Toothman, Yuko Shimizu, Luis Franco, Jasmine SmithFuze, Aquene Namid, Nathan Verwey, Latonya Lee, Lauren Chalaire, Greg Murray, Latonya Renee Marble, Courtney Rivenbark, Amy N. Grant, Luis Adorno, Gaby Merediz Addie Jo Bannerman, and more.
DJ: Coast 97.3, featured music by Entangled Dreams and others. Food, drinks, and live entertainment with featured artists from the NY, DC, NC, and across the Southeast area.
$15 ADVANCE TICKETS
$20 DAY OF SHOW
access to auction
a glass of champagne
and live entertainment
(cash bar on site)
The charity auction will support Athenian Press & Workshops' and our work with LINC, Inc. Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Wilmington, NC Coastal Horizons RCC and our mission to help cultivate women, femme, and gender variant writers from marginalized trenches.
Sponsored by: encore magazine, Cumulus Broadcasting, Coast 97.3 - WMNX, Wilmington PrintWorks, Wilmington Snapdragon Screen Printing, Sweet n Savory Cafe, Arts Council of Wilmington, DREAMS Center for Arts Education