Arts Together presents
ARTS AFTER DARK: AROUND THE WORLD IN ONE NIGHT
A MULTI-ARTS EXPERIENCE FOR ADULTS 21+
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9
IMURJ – 300 S. McDowell Street, Downtown Raleigh
advance online $30/person
(must purchase by 5:00 PM, Fri, Nov 9)
at the door $35/person
Experience cultures from around the globe through art, dance and tasty refreshments!
Arts After Dark is a night of creative exploration for adults 21+ that includes a make-and-take art project followed by dance. A cash bar offering adult beverages and complimentary hors d’oeuvres from Empire Eats Catering will be available throughout the event. It’ll be a multicultural experience to remember!
Dress is casual but fun - wear something that you can move and feel good in.
CREATE AN EXPLOSION ART PASSPORT
Arts Together’s Art Director Renée Boyette will guide us in making explosion art passports during the first half of our night together. Using fun stamps, textiles and high quality, textured papers in bright colors, metallics or prints (representing different areas around the globe), you’ll create your own special collage to transform into a pop-up-style book. Your explosion art passport can be displayed as a unique, 3D wall hanging or sculptural coffee table showcase. Who doesn’t love versatile art? All participants will take their explosion art passport home with them at the end of the night.
EXPLORE WORLD DANCE
Dance is a portal to a culture and its people. For the second half of the night, we’ll travel to Latin America, Asia and Africa to explore four world dance traditions – Merengue, the Caribbean Quadrille, Indian Bhangra and a Ghanaian circle dance. Dance instructor Diandra Jones will lead us as we wine our waists, move and groove, and shimmy and shake to rhythms from around the world. Suitable for all levels – no dance experience needed
CASH BAR + COMPLIMENTARY HORS D’OEUVRES provided by Empire Eats Catering
ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS
Renée Boyette holds a BFA in Art Education with a concentration in painting from East Carolina University. As Arts Together’s Art Director, she develops and implements the visual arts curriculum for students ranging from preschool to elementary school age, but is also skilled in leading adults in creative projects. Renée has organized and led many interactive visual art projects at events throughout the Raleigh community, including the Hillsborough Wide Open Celebration, NC Sports Day at the NC History Museum, family events at North Hills, Artsplosure and others. She believes strongly in the importance and transformative power of the arts.
Diandra Jones is a world-ranked competitive-turned-professional Irish Step Dancer who toured North America and Europe for five years with Trinity Irish Dance Company, before studying and teaching multicultural dance forms. She has guest taught at universities and performing arts institutes throughout the US as well as in Dominica, Barbados, Argentina, Ghana, and the US and British Virgin Islands, where she most recently worked as a choreographer, dance scholar, performer and teacher. One of Arts Together’s newest faculty members, Diandra is teaching the eight-week World Dance Workshops this fall and spring.
Arts Together strives to be a welcoming place for everyone. We invite and encourage people with disabilities to join us for our Arts After Dark event! All accommodation requests will be honored to the best of Arts Together’s abilities. Contact Kari Martin Hollinger to request accommodations or to learn more about the venue and event: 919.828.1713 x101 / firstname.lastname@example.org. We kindly ask that you alert us to your access needs a week in advance of the event, at minimum. We want to ensure that your night at Arts After Dark will be successful.
THE VENUE – Located in a basement-style space, Imurj is a physically accessible facility with an outdoor elevator at their entrance and accessible bathrooms.
DROP OFF / PARKING – Curb cuts are located outside of Imurj at the corner of S. McDowell and W. Martin Streets. Do not park in the parking lot behind Imurj. It’s private, and you will receive a ticket or boot. There is regular street parking around Nash Square Park and along both sides of S. McDowell, W. Martin and S. Dawson Streets, but no designated accessible spaces in these areas. The closest parking garage with accessible spaces (that’s open at night) is the Municipal Parking Deck at 201 W. Morgan Street. It has entrances from W. Morgan and S. McDowell Streets. Additional parking tips and bus route information is located on Imurj’s website.