Honoring the Winners of the 2016 Indies Arts Awards | Arts Feature | Indy Week
Pin It

Honoring the Winners of the 2016 Indies Arts Awards 

click to enlarge facebook_cover_12.14.jpg

Art's mandate—especially after HB 2 and Trump—is to change the world not by force, but by enlarging coalitions. After all, art's effects are limited in scope only when its participants are. When the art world includes enough people, it can redraw social norms and cultivate radically empathetic perspectives far beyond galleries and stages. All the Triangle-based arts institutions, collectives, and people the INDY selected as winners of our 2016 Indies Arts Awards, which we have given out annually for more than twenty-five years, have one striking thing in common: this timely goal of widening inclusion and broadening discourse.

Toward that end, each of our honorees has made major moves this year. Kelly McChesney sacrificed her essential Flanders Gallery to keep Raleigh institution Lump alive. Durham Artists Movement held safe space for and gave voice to marginalized, imperiled groups. Sarah Shook and Erika Libero sought safe spaces in the commercial sphere and made stickers to mark them. N.C. Opera developed intimate relationships to put Raleigh on the opera map. Culture Mill advanced its research on sustainable artistic cultures, and the Women's Theatre Festival confronted gender-parity problems on local stages.

We at the INDY feel proud and humbled to live and work among these people, all of whom found ways of serving and galvanizing communities at a time when they feel more vital than ever. This is our small way of saying thanks.

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

INDY Week publishes all kinds of comments, but we don't publish everything.

  • Comments that are not contributing to the conversation will be removed.
  • Comments that include ad hominem attacks will also be removed.
  • Please do not copy and paste the full text of a press release.

Permitted HTML:
  • To create paragraphs in your comment, type <p> at the start of a paragraph and </p> at the end of each paragraph.
  • To create bold text, type <b>bolded text</b> (please note the closing tag, </b>).
  • To create italicized text, type <i>italicized text</i> (please note the closing tag, </i>).
  • Proper web addresses will automatically become links.

Latest in Arts Feature



Twitter Activity

Comments

Many thanks for the review, Chris Vitiello. There are two things I would like to clarify as the exhibition curator. …

by L Turner on In Versus, This Year's Crop of UNC Studio Art MFA Graduates Take a Long View of Immediate Crises (Arts Feature)

Most Recent Comments

Many thanks for the review, Chris Vitiello. There are two things I would like to clarify as the exhibition curator. …

by L Turner on In Versus, This Year's Crop of UNC Studio Art MFA Graduates Take a Long View of Immediate Crises (Arts Feature)

Great article , very well written which made the article more exciting …

by Linwood McNeill on You Are Here, NCMA’s Immersive Experience in Light and Sound, Tempers Wild Extravagance with Themes of Sacred, Shared Humanity (Arts Feature)

"In the eighties, Kevin Eastman set out for a modest career in underground comics, which is a reasonable goal when …

by Daniel Gregory on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cocreator Kevin Eastman Went for a Modest Underground Comics Career. He Started an Independent Pop-Culture Dynasty Instead. (Arts Feature)

Tim is an outstanding person all around!

by 3ZKL on Tim Walter’s Long Effort to Give Downtown Durham a Venue It Needed Pays Off in the Nick of Time (Arts Feature)

© 2018 Indy Week • 320 E. Chapel Hill St., Suite 200, Durham, NC 27701 • phone 919-286-1972 • fax 919-286-4274
RSS Feeds | Powered by Foundation