How Creativity Happens

September 7, 2019 - January 5, 2020 | Coe Gallery

(L to R) Hunter Speagle, Carmella Jarvi, Claire Pope, Sally Fanjoy, James Labrenz, and Michael Deckard

(L to R) Hunter Speagle, Carmella Jarvi, Claire Pope, Sally Fanjoy, James Labrenz, and Michael Deckard

A cross-disciplinary group of artists, creatives, and subject matter experts, led by local artists Sally Fanjoy and James Labrenz, are collaborating to create an innovative work of art. The resulting artwork will be loaned to Corning Optical Communications for display at their new corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC. This project explores important STEAM topics including problem-framing, observation, prototyping, and concept evaluation.

The core group of artists includes Michael Deckard, Carmella Jarvi, Claire Pope and Hunter Speagle.

It all began with a conversation of "What if?" hat sparked a stream of collaboration and creative thinking among many. Two years later, that conversation has evolved into an educational, ground-breaking exhibition opening on September 7, 2019.

Collaborating within the walls of HMA, a gallery space will be transformed into a lab and the entire process will be documented by the artists, creating a living curriculum, which will be released in installments across the Museum’s digital channels. These resources will also be supplemented by the development of classroom materials and professional development curricula for area educators. The complete package will not only engage families in immersive learning about creativity, but also position Catawba County as a beacon for new ideas and bold artistic programming.

Exhibition Sponsor

 
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Annual Sponsor

 
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Collaborative Work Environment Provided By

 
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