‘Psychedelic Counter-Culture’ Inspired Art Exhibition; drummers sought for drum circle

Posted on January 21, 2019

Local artists have created sixties-inspired colorful, psychedelic, and revolutionary art reinterpreted for a new millennium, to be displayed at the Psychedelic, Counter-Culture Art Exhibition at the UNC Greensboro Project Space.

The exhibition will be viewed at UNC’s GPS on Lewis Street downtown February 4-9, 2019.

Closing Night will offer a special event:

Exhibition closing night is February 9, 2019, 6-8 p.m. Refreshments and comments by the curators: UNCG’s Emily Edwards and Lisa Goble. Organizers are planning a Grateful Dead-esque “shakedown street” atmosphere, as you enter the GPS.

If you’re interested in being part of the drummers’ circle, contact Lisa Goble (lagoble@uncg.edu) and/or Emily Edwards (ededward@uncg.edu).

Some details on the art exhibition:

“Revolution is an art, and like all arts, it has its laws.” Leon Trotsky

Or maybe art should have no laws. The 1960s youth art was a celebration of human rights, a sustainable environment, and a peaceful planet as well as a protest against an elitist art culture and mainstream ideology. Now, sixty years since that cultural revolution began, the bold spirit of its aesthetic wave and youth uprising is recycling. The curators has sought work with the energy of artwork by Deadheads, other hippies, comic artists such as R. Crumb, Grateful Dead musician Jerry Garcia, San Francisco poster art, and the 60’s youth driven culture. UNCG’s Psychedelic, Counter-Culture Art Exhibition wants to honor the best of our local pop, underground, comic, colorful, and artistic outrage.

As noted in an earlier Campus Weekly, that week at GPS offers a screening that all Grateful Dead fans will want to see:

Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story of the Grateful Dead (parts III and IV)

February 8, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Screening of the Grateful Dead documentary, with a presentation led by Dr. Rebecca Adams, Gerontology/Social Work


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