In Unison – Live Performance

NOVEMBER 9TH

Jenny Fine, a WMA exhibiting artist, is back with her newest Flat Granny experience. If you saw her exhibition in 2015 title Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind then you know this is not to be missed. Fine will perform, for one night only, with Flat Granny and document the installation for an upcoming exhibition titled do it at the Mobile Museum of Art in January of 2018.

Of the performance, Fine states:

“In Unison is a narrative on living culture. Growing up in hills of Clarksville, Tennessee, clogging was a part of my grandmother’s (aka Flat Granny) cultural identity. So when my dance school in south Alabama started offering classes, she encouraged my sisters and me to take lessons. Clogging is a percussive folk dance – a true cultural assimilation born out of the collaboration of several newly integrated cultures. Clogging combines the jig brought to Appalachia by English, Irish, and German immigrants; buck dancing, introduced to the American south by slaves; and the Cherokee Indian stomp, introduced by Native Americans who escaped the Trail of Tears, hiding themselves in the hills of Appalachia.

In Unison continues my practice of storytelling as an exploration of cultural memory in the form of dance. Combining photography, costume design, and live performance, In Unison calls into question the historic form of the photograph and the body as moving image. This project relies on generative research and will continue to grow over the coming year.”

Featured Above: Jenny Fine during her WMA exhibition, Flat Granny and me: A Procession in My Mind, January 2015 – Photograph by Kate Farmer

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Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

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Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.

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Terms and Conditions

The Wiregrass Museum of Art reserves the right to photograph and reproduce chosen works publication, publicity, and educational purposes. Participation in this exhibition shall be an agreement on the part of the artist to these conditions. The museum reserves the right to exclude works submitted without appropriate preparation (documentation, mounting hardware, suitable frame/mat, etc.), or which are damaged or incomplete. The museum is not responsible for the safekeeping of any works left in its care ninety (90) days after the close of the exhibition.