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How Creativity Happens Unveiling Reception


How Creativity Happens (#seeinglight) is a unique exploration into the creative process, representing the importance of collaboration and experimentation as promoters of innovation. It all began with a conversation of "What if?" that sparked a stream of collaboration and creative thinking between Hickory Museum of Art, Corning Optical Communications, and Fanjoy Labrenz. Two years later, that conversation has evolved into an educational, ground-breaking exhibition.

Led by local artists Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz, the cross-disciplinary group of artists, creatives, and subject matter experts have collaborated over the past six months to create an innovative work of art. Along with Fanjoy Labrenz, the core group of artists includes: Michael Deckard, Carmella Jarvi, Claire Pope, and Hunter Speagle.

Please join us for this very special event as the project’s resulting artwork is at last presented to the public.

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Earlier Event: November 14
Coffee in the Coe Spends the Day at NCMA!
Later Event: November 23
Yoga in the Coe with Sally Fanjoy