Cameron Art Center welcomes TedX speaker Catherine Cross Tsintzos

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WILMINGTON — Catherine Cross Tsintzos creates work that views the New South – and other agricultural communities – through the lens of artistic practice. Later this week, she will bring that work to Wilmington’s Cameron Art Museum.

Tsintzos, who spent five years as a community organizer for a family farm in North Carolina, seeks out connections between issues of sustainable development and artistic material sourcing. She will give an illustrated lecture on these issues, followed by a workshop the next day.

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Tsintzos’s assembled material, showing the intersection of artistic supplies and farmed material.

Tsintzos’s lecture, entitled the “Art and Agriculture Project” discusses the current and crucial issues of farming – including sustainability, sourcing, water management and land history – and connects them to the choices artists make it designing pieces from pottery to architecture. The lecture will be held as part of the Cameron Art Museum (CAM) exhibition Art From Flour: Barrel to Bag (showing currently, through February 12, 2017).

The Art From Flour exhibit “illustrates how a food staple became a reflection of art and life in American,” according to CAM. It is curated by Edward Irvine, associate professor of studio art in the UNC Wilmington department of Art & Art History. Tickets for Tsintzos’s lecture includes admission to the exhibit.

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The workshop, “Adventures with Natural Dyes,” presents a geographical and history overview of dyes and dying techniques. Participants will learn about the origins of dyes in agriculture – the plants, spices and other food products – as well as seeing those dyes in action. The workshop reflects Tsintzos’s ongoing juxtaposition of farming and culture.

Tickets are available at www.cameronartmuseum.org, by phone: 910.395.5999 and at CAM’s Visitor Services desk. Cameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St.

“The Art and Agriculture Project”
Thursday Dec. 1, 2016, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Pancoe Art Education Center
CAM Members and Students with valid college ID: $10, Non-Members: $15 (tax and fees not included)

“Adventures with Natural Dyes”
Friday Dec. 2, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pancoe Art Education Center
CAM Members: $80, Non-Members: $100 (tax and fees not included)