Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem, NC, is getting its groove back. More and more people from the community are visiting SECCA’s ever changing exhibits and bringing friends with them.
The result is a spike in attendance of 25 per cent increase in visitors between January and the end of June compared with the same time period last year. Attendance from Jan. – June 2011 was 9,128 and from Jan. – June 2012 was 11,384.
SECCA’s Executive Director Mark Leach says, “Everywhere you look something is going on at SECCA. Our exhibitions have truly been world class and draw their own audience. To enhance the gallery experience, we’ve added solar lights to the parking lots and new LED lighting in the public areas of the arts center. We’ve shown wonderful films in our upfitted auditorium and offered talks by artists themselves so people could learn more about the person behind the art and the process used to create it.”
SECCA has a free Community Day coming up on Aug. 11, 2012. This program is part of the statewide Department of Cultural Resources program called “Second Saturdays”. SECCA is an affiliate of the NC Museum of Art, within the NC Department of Cultural Resources.
During the afternoon, interactive projects will be held for children related to the paperless exhibition, on view through Sept. 16, 2012. One project will explore the art of making paper airplanes. For more details about programs and exhibitions, visit (www.secca.org).
SECCA is located at 750 Marguerite Drive, is open free to the public Tuesday through Sunday. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10am to 5pm; Thursday evening from 5 to 8pm, and Sunday from 1 to 5pm.
The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem is an affiliate of the North Carolina Museum of Art, a division of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. SECCA is also a funded partner of The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County. Additional funding is provided by the James G. Hanes Memorial Fund.
The NC Department of Cultural Resources annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state supported symphony orchestra, the State Library, the NC Arts Council and the State Archives.
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