Stacey L. Kirby: PARTicipate

Stacey L. Kirby at CAM Raleigh

CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC 2014. Photo courtesy of Cheri Phillips

PARTicipate is an exhibition of Stacey L. Kirby’s experimental "performative interactions." PARTicipate offers a glimpse into Kirby’s ongoing face-to-face dialogue with more than 2,000 people about belonging, identity and the validity of our voices. Visitors to the Bureau of Personal Belonging engage with the officer on duty (performed by Kirby herself) in such works as The Declaration Project and VALIDnation. Participants are encouraged to find their own voice through writing their responses to prompts on paper “forms” that they then submit for departmental approval, contributing to a growing archive of personal histories. PARTicipate is part of CAM Raleigh's Emerging Artists Series and is supported by SiteLink Software, DECO Raleigh and the City of Raleigh based on recommendations of the Raleigh Arts Commission.


Start: September 5, 2014
End: October 26, 2014

Limited Visibility:
Contemporary Art from Latin America

Laura Belém - Temple of One Thousand Bells

Laura Belém, Temple of One Thousand Bells, 2010, Installation
Photo: Alex Walkowicz

CAM Raleigh is pleased to present an exceptional exhibition of contemporary works from Latin America. Curated by Patricia Garcia-Velez Hanna and Natalia Zuluaga of Miami, Florida, Limited Visibility features a selection of works from the collection of Randy Shull and Hedy Fischer of Asheville, North Carolina and Merida, Mexico. In addition to the works in the Shull Fischer collection, the curators selected works by other leading artists from Latin America. Limited Visibility features sculpture, photography, mixed media, painting, video and installation.


Start: October 3, 2014
End: January 4, 2015

Stacey L. Kirby Performance


CAM Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, 2014. Photo courtesy of Alex Maness Photography

For the month of September and October, Stacey L. Kirby’s PARTicipate transforms CAM’s Media Lab space into the Bureau of Personal Belonging. The site-specific installation includes two ongoing works, The Declaration Project and VALIDnation and explores new territory with the debut of The Power of the Ballot. Visitors become part of the works through active participation in a series of interactions with Kirby and other performers. Kirby implores us to trust in the validity of our own voices and our power to make an impact on the governing bodies that shape our communities.


October 2nd, 6-8 pm
October 3rd, First Friday, 6-8 pm
October 22-24th, Performance residency, 11 am – 5 pm daily


Start: October 22, 2014
End: October 24, 2014

Urban Drawing Group

The CAM Raleigh Urban Drawing Group is a monthly group intended for all skill levels interested in exercising, exploring or expanding their drawing skills. The Urban Drawing Group meets inside of CAM Raleigh and then enters the urban settings surrounding the museum in the Warehouse District, and sometimes further into downtown Raleigh. Pausing at inspiring vistas, ignored buildings, curious landscapes, or forgotten details, the goal of the Urban Drawing group is to take time to study our surroundings and exercise our dormant drawing skills. All media that can pack into a pocket, backpack, or purse are encouraged and participants please bring your own supplies.

Participants please check-in at the CAM Raleigh front desk upon arrival.

*The group will depart CAM Raleigh shortly after 2:00 p.m., please arrive early so you have time to check in.

Participants must be 18+.

Start: November 8, 2014 2:00 pm
End: November 8, 2014 4:00 pm

So & So Poetry Series

November 13, 2014

Mary-Kim Arnold, Jack Christian, & Hassan Melehy

The So & So Series began in Boston in 2006 and moved to Raleigh in 2008. Featuring both local and national poets, So & So has hosted more than 300 readers, including Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winners. In order to connect more fully with Raleigh's arts community, So & So has partnered with CAM Raleigh for the 2014 season. Poets will be responding to pieces of their choosing in whatever exhibit is being shown at the time of their reading. The hope is that this will start a dialogue between the poets and the artists and may even lead to interesting and exciting collaborations.

For more information please visit: So and So Poetry Series.

Start: November 13, 2014 8:00 pm
End: November 13, 2014 10:00 pm