The Student Friends of the Ackland Art Museum (SFA) will be hosting its annual free-of-charge arts celebration at Ackland Art Museum, Art After Dark, this Friday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. During the celebration, attendees will have access to galleries, there will be a workshop and lecture by artists and the museum will be serving coffee and donuts.
SFA, who has put on the event for the past several years, hosts events around campus all year and works to promote art throughout the UNC community.
“We’re a group that works to engage our campus community and UNC students with the Ackland Art Museum because I think it’s a really great resource that not everyone knows about," SFA President, Ingrid Kottke said. "I know a lot of students that go for class, but I think it can be a really nice place to hang out with friends as well."
The highlight of Art After Dark will be the two showcased artists, Tim Youd, who will be giving a talk; and local, Erin Canady, who will be giving a workshop on graphite and watercolor.
“Ingrid Kottke has really expressed interest in bringing living artists into the museum to lead workshops, so there’s a connection between the museum, the students and local artists,” said Audrey Shore, communication assistant for the Ackland and adviser for SFA. “She reached out to a ton of local artists and was really interested, and Erin really wanted to be involved with Art After Dark, so it was kind of a perfect storm.”