Upcoming Fall/Winter Exhibits at Theatre Art Galleries in High Point, Nov. 21–Jan. 3
Theatre Art Galleries (TAG) of High Point, NC announces the opening of the Fall/Winter exhibits. The show will open on November 21, 2019 and run through Jan. 3, 2020. An Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, November 21st, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition and opening reception are free and open to the public.
TAZEWELL: Three Generations/Three Voices
The diverse creative work of three generations within one extraordinary family will soon fill TAG’s galleries, beginning Thursday, November 21st, with an Opening Reception from 5:30-7:30, and featuring the musical sounds of Keith Byrd (free and open to the public).
The Main Gallery will feature the costume design work of Paul Tazewell who has been designing costumes for Broadway and regional theater, film and television, dance, and opera productions for over twenty-five years. Paul started his Broadway career with the groundbreaking musical, ‘Bring in Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk (directed by George C. Wolfe). He followed with work on the original Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning Hamilton, In the Heights, The Color Purple, Dr. Zhivago, Memphis, Caroline, or Change, Elaine Stritch at Liberty, Russel Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam, Lombardi, and Magic/Bird. Revival work includes Side Show, A Streetcar Named Desire, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, A Raisin in the Sun, and On the Town.
In the United States and across the world, Paul has designed for such renowned companies as The Metropolitan Opera, The Bolshoi Ballet, The English National Opera, Theatre du Chatelet, The Public Theatre, The National Theatre, The Kennedy Center, The Guthrie Theatre, Arena Stage, Houston Grand Opera, San Francisco Opera, and many more.
He has received much recognition for his work. In the same year, 2016, he received both a Tony Award®, for Hamilton, and the Emmy Award® for The Wiz! Live on NBC. Other notable honors include two Lucille Lortel Awards, four Helen Hayes Awards, a Princess Grace Foundation Fellowship, and The Princess Grace Statue Award®.
Paul holds an MFA from New York University and a BFA from the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has had the privilege of instructing students as a guest artist at New York University and the North Carolina School of the Arts. From 2003-2006, he held a faculty position at Carnagie Mellon University.
He currently lives in New York City and works across the globe. The exhibit will feature 16 costumes from various productions, including Hamilton and The Wiz, among others, along with many original costume design renderings.
The Upstairs Gallery will host works by Barbara Tazewell. Barbara lived in Akron, Ohio before moving to Asheboro, North Carolina where she now resides with her partner, Emma. She has four grown children, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. She is a graduate of Bennett College in Greensboro, North Carolina and of Case Western-Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent a year at the Université de Bordeaux in France as a Fulbright Fellow.
As an educator for many years, she taught English and French, and also worked as a media specialist. She has always been interested in children’s literature, with a strong attraction for book illustrations. Her love of children’s books led her to write and illustrate her own books.
Ola, the Water Bearer was originally created as a “flip book” located under the African Pavilion of the North Carolina Zoo. She has also illustrated the Christmas story, JAIY, incorporating the words of the Gullah Bible. In many of her illustrations she uses the medium of collage of cut-outs of colored paper, origami paper, or fabric printed on paper to form pictures. She also works with fabrics, watercolor and inks.
She has a love of traveling and experiencing new places, and the illustrations she created for Jelly Bread and Water Juice, written by her daughter-in-law, Lora Tazewell, reflect her travels to Jamaica. As an artist, she strives to see and to present the beauty of the world in a manner that may encourage others to see life around them in new and exciting ways.
The Hallway Gallery will feature Nathanael Tazewell who displays character illustration and design work that is referencing sequential artists and Japanese manga from the 70s and 80s (I.E Jean Giraud, Yoshitaka Amano). Based on these references and interests he has put together his own take on those visual motifs while also incorporating elements of Afrofuturism themes and ideals. He works primarily with pencil and ink, with final copies colored digitally and printed.
The Kaleidoscope Gallery is hosting the Annual Elementary Art Exhibit with artwork from the students of our area elementary schools.