Arts & Draughts T-Shirts
Designed by artist Alex Osborn, recently featured in the exhibition Resurgence and Renaissance: Art of the Catawba Nation Since 1973. Alex shared his design inspiration:
"Drawing inspiration from the visionary Alexander McQueen, who integrated natural elements, textures, imagery, and symmetry into his work, 'Not Plastic' pays homage to the iconic runway presentation of his fall 2009 ready-to-wear collection. McQueen's show was a critique of the throwaway culture inherent in fast fashion, emphasizing the need for creators to make art and clothing of value and preserve fashion as an enduring art form.
In stark contrast to the transient nature of fashion, this emblem underscores the enduring importance of Catawba culture and the resilience of indigenous people within contemporary society. Whether strutting down the runway, strolling through the streets, or working alongside us in our daily lives, it is intended as a poignant reminder that indigenous people are still here, making their presence felt amidst the perpetual flux of the modern world."
See them screen printed live by Screened Out Printers and buy one to take home (after a stop by the tie-dying station).
A DIY dyeing station with Chris Scott of Dyes Effx Art Ware (buy the Arts & Draughts t-shirt or bring your own duds)
A hand fan design station
Printmaking with USC Printmaking
A fashion photo booth
A scavenger hunt through the collection galleries with prizes from Mast General Store
Our Story Matters gallery open until 9:00 p.m.
Arts & Draughts Playlist
A selection of artists previously featured at Arts and Draughts from 2019 to 2023 to get you ready for the next one. Listen on Spotify!
Binder Podcast: Arts and Draughts
Party on, Ray! This episode of the Binder podcast is all about the museum's biannual block party, Arts & Draughts. Manager of Engagement Wilson Bame drops in to talk about what it takes to put on this signature event, unsanctioned activity with fountains and birthday cake, and what to expect for November 10. After the break, Ray gets this party started in a montage of guest interviews recorded in March 2023 at the last Arts & Draughts.