IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY">IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE STORY: Behind the Scenes, by Elizabeth Keckley

The Hills­bor­ough Gallery of Arts, an artist-owned and oper­at­ed gallery in down­town Hills­bor­ough, NC, presents the sev­enth annu­al fea­tured show, It’s All About the Sto­ry. Each year gallery mem­bers choose a local author and book or sto­ry col­lec­tion to respond to in their own medi­um. Pre­vi­ous authors include Michael Mal­one, Jill McCorkle, Lee Smith, Allan Gur­ganus, John Bemis, and Nan­cy Pea­cock. This year the artists have select­ed a work by a per­son who plays a very sig­nif­i­cant role in the his­to­ry of Hills­bor­ough, Eliz­a­beth Keck­ley. Her mem­oir, Behind the Scenes, or Thir­ty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House, describes her remark­able jour­ney from slav­ery in Hills­bor­ough to free­dom as an accom­plished dress­mak­er and con­fi­dante of Mary Todd Lin­coln. Each piece in the group show, It’s All About the Sto­ry, is inspired by Keckley’s inspir­ing book. The show runs from Feb­ru­ary 1stFeb­ru­ary 20th.

Recep­tion
Feb­ru­ary 10
3–4:30

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Opening Reception
January 26th, 6 —  9 pm

The 22 mem­bers of the Hills­bor­ough Gallery of Arts come togeth­er to present work that is dif­fer­ent in medi­um, but equal in price. The pieces range from paint­ings to glass, fab­ric to pot­tery, and met­al to wood. The com­mon thread: every­thing is $100. The show runs from Jan­u­ary 22nd through Feb­ru­ary 18th, 2018.