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Lonnie Holley at Ackland Art Museum

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6 PM – Lonnie Holley
Concert and Public Talk
Free, no RSVP required, seating is limited. 

For this very special 2nd Friday, the Ackland is thrilled to host a performance by UNC Department of American Studies Caldwell Family Artist-in-Residence Lonnie Holley! 

Lonnie Bradley Holley, sometimes known as The Sand Man (born February 10, 1950, in Birmingham, Alabama), is an African American artist and art educator. Since 1979, Holley has devoted himself to the practice of improvisational creativity as a sculptor and musician. In 1981, he brought a few examples of his sandstone carvings to Birmingham Museum of Art director Richard Murray. The BMA displayed some of those pieces immediately and Murray introduced him to the organizers of the 1981 exhibition "More Than Land and Sky: Art from Appalachia" at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Soon his work was being acquired by other institutions, such as the American Folk Art Museum in New York and the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. His work has also been displayed at the White House.

Enjoy a cold craft beer from Top of the Hill's pop-up bar while experiencing Holley’s riveting live performance.