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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Rhythm-A-Ning at the Gantt Center

Charles Searles: Universal Reflections of Color and Rhythm
James Phillips, Jitterbug Waltz Series: CT, Acrylic on Paper, 30"x40"
So, what does jazz look like? If you head to the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, you'll get your answer. Though May 27th, the center is hosting Rhythm-A-Ning: James Phillips, Charles Searles & Frank Smith.

Walking into the gallery on the third floor, you will notice some classic jazz playing in the background (and not that Kenny G crap being pumped in the common areas). I heard Miles Davis and John Coltrane when I visited today. To get the full impact of the exhibit and the music, I suggest standing in front of James Phillips's Flowers For Jeff and listen to the music.

The strong colors of the paintings, statues and other media grabs you and doesn't let go. My favorite piece in the exhibit was Untitled by Charles Searles from his Soul Series.

If you don't do anything else this weekend, go see this exhibit!

Want to get in the Gantt Center for half off? Check out this Google Offer. Don't say I never gave you anything. :)

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