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WUNC broadcasts art discussion with Sheryl Oring

Posted on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013 by UNCG Research.

Sheryl Oring, UNCG Assistant Professor, Art

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NC Public Radio WUNC will broadcast live from Greensboro’s Triad Stage at noon on Tuesday, February 5. UNCG Assistant Professor Sheryl Oring will join “The State of Things” host Frank Stasio to discuss her art, which creates spaces for public discourse, thereby giving participants a voice and creating a platform for public discussion.

Admission to the event is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Doors will open at 11:30 a.m. and audience members are asked to be seated by 11:45 a.m. in time for the noontime show. Call 800-962-9862 to reserve a seat. To learn more about the live broadcast, see the program description below.


The State of Things in Greensboro Tuesday, February 5

I’d like to invite you to attend a live broadcast of “The State of Things” on Tuesday, February 5! We’ll be at the UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage, 232 South Elm, Greensboro – near the International Civil Rights Museum.

Here’s a preview of what we’ll be talking about on the show…

Sheryl Oring gave up a career in journalism to pursue art, but even her art aims to spark public discourse. In her most famous project, “I Wish to Say,” Sheryl travels the country with a typewriter, asking people to sit down with her and dictate postcards to the President. Sheryl joins us on “The State of Things” to talk about her work. Next, we’ll talk with Rhiannon Giddens of The Carolina Chocolate Drops. In the band’s early days, they were busking on Franklin Street… but just two years ago, they won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional Folk Song – and now they are nominated a second time. Rhiannon joins us to share her music and stories and she’ll perform solo too.

Admission to the live show is free but reservations are required as seating is limited. You can respond to this email with the number of guests who will be attending or give us a call at 800-962-9862.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and we ask that you be in your seat by 11:45 a.m. in time for the noontime show. The live broadcast takes place at 232 South Elm Street, North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC Greensboro Bureau on the 3rd floor in the Cabaret, Triad Stage. There’s parking in the Greensboro City-owned Greene Street Parking Deck at 211 South Greene Street, adjacent to the rear of Triad Stage’s building, The Pyrle Theater. Enter the deck from either West Washington Street or South Greene Street. You can find complete directions here: http://triadstage.org/visit.

Thanks so much for listening to WUNC and I look forward to seeing you in Greensboro!

Frank Stasio
Host, “The State of Things”