Goodyear Arts: Year 2

In January 2016, Goodyear Arts moved to its second building, a former Sears & later nightclub on College Street. The building was donated to the program by Levine Properties & Lennar LMC before it was torn down and redeveloped. Here is a look back at our second year of residencies funded by the Knight Foundation.

Goodyear Arts: Year 2 (2017) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Installation View of July/August Showcase in 2016 (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

July/August 2016 Artists in Residence

Micah Cash, Ramya, Chris Thomas

Micah Cash in Residence at Goodyear Arts (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

While in residency, Micah Cash created a new photo series focused on bus stops in Charlotte to explore the impact that transportation has on economic mobility.

Chris Thomas screening his film at Goodyear Arts (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Chris Thomas produced a short film and created a site specific installation to be viewed at the residency showcase.

Ramya in Residence at Goodyear Arts (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Ramya created an interactive audio tour that asked the audience to engage in thought response activities through their smartphones. The tour culminated in a window box that could be seen by those passing by on the street.

Renee Cloud in Residence at Goodyear Arts (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

September / October 2016 Artists in Residence

Renee Cloud, Jeff Jackson, Andy McMillan

Renee Cloud, "Out of Context" (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Artist in Residence Renee Cloud created the work "Out of Context". This piece consisted of 640 small works which the audience was invited to take home with them. The piece became more and more sparse over the course of the exhibition.

Andy McMillan in Residence in September/October 2016 (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Photographer Andy McMillan made large-scale, performative, black and white photographs and videos that were shown at the residency showcase.

Jeff Jackson giving a reading at the September/October Residency Showcase (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Novelist Jeff Jackson explored how visual art and installations could inform his writing practice.

Detail of tapestry by Andrea Vail (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

November / December 2016 Artists in Residence

Dylan Gilbert, Grace Stott, Andrea Vail

Grace Stott with a Work in Progress (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

During her residency, visual artist Grace Stott, created new 2D and 3D multi-media works.

Dylan Gilbert installing "The Forest" (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Musician Dylan Gilbert created an immersive "Sound Forest" that invited participants to create original tracks through interacting with various components in his studio.

Andrea Vail - November/December 2016 Artist Residency (2016) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Andrea Vail used her residency to create several new large scale works including tapestries, a site specific installation, and a community based project.

All the Dogs and HorsesGoodyear Arts

Dylan Gilbert - Desert Train at Dusk

In December, we saw a large scale collaboration between current and past Goodyear Arts residents on an original musical called "All the Dogs and Horses".

Created and Performed by XOXO
original score by Dylan Gilbert
Set and Properties Design by Jon Prichard with Todd Stewart
Costume Design by Sarah Ingel
Directed by Matt Cosper
Performers: Kadey Ballard, Karina Caporino, Matt Cosper, Justin Evans, Dylan Gilbert, Jon Prichard, Bill Reilly, and Todd Stewart.

Visitors viewing d'Angelo Dia's Installation at Goodbye, Goodyear: College Street (2017) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Goodbye, Goodyear

On August 4, 2017, Goodyear Arts threw a final showcase to celebrate the incredible art created, installed, shown, & performed during our stay at the College Street location. Artists were tasked with transforming the building, inside and out, before final demolition.  

Wall Poems Mural (2017) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Wall Poems (Amy Bagwell and Graham Carew) installed a new mural/poem on the back wall of the building.

Things to Do in the Belly of the Whale
Dan Albergotti

Measure the walls. Count the ribs. Notch the long days.
Look up for blue sky through the spout. Make small fires
with the broken hulls of fishing boats. Practice smoke signals.
Call old friends, and listen for echoes of distant voices.
Organize your calendar. Dream of the beach. Look each way
for the dim glow of light. Work on your reports. Review
each of your life’s ten million choices. Endure moments
of self-loathing. Find the evidence of those before you.
Destroy it. Try to be very quiet, and listen for the sound
of gears and moving water. Listen for the sound of your heart.
Be thankful that you are here, swallowed with all hope,
where you can rest and wait. Be nostalgic. Think of all
the things you did and could have done. Remember
treading water in the center of the still night sea, your toes
pointing again and again down, down into the black depths.

Grace Stott, A Cat's Dream (2017) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Grace Stott created a multimedia mural entitled "a Cat's Dream", complete with three dimensional braces on the teeth.

Renee Cloud, Settle Down (2017) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Renee Cloud created a door mural that could be viewed from both inside the gallery and outside the building.

Sarah Ingel, "The Limits" (2017) by Goodyear ArtsGoodyear Arts

Sarah Ingel performed her piece "the limits" in the window box, visible from both inside and outside the building. This piece was a durational piece that went the full length of the event.

Over 1200 people came to celebrate at Goodbye, Goodyear #2 and give the College Street building a send off before the project relocated to its third location at Camp North End.

Credits: Story

Photographs by Logan Cyrus
Video by Nicole Driscoll

© Goodyear Arts, 2016

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