Smart Bets: The Dragon and The Unicorn

For a new series of group shows masterminded by local curator Justine Briggs, selected artists are invited to create works that correspond with the current exhibition’s title. In The Dragon and The Unicorn, Zach Briggs, Kaysha Siemens, Bonnie Currie, Grace Engel, Fian Arroyo, Madalyn Mcleod, Esteban Gonzalez, Zachary Sarvis, Mars Pell and the organizer herself will each make two pieces — one The Dragon and the other The Unicorn. “The idea is to foster healthy competition and a format for really putting the focus on conceptualization and technical follow-through,” Briggs says. With the series, she also strives to “highlight how incredible and varied the talent and creativity is in this town.” The show hangs at the downtown Izzy’s Coffee Den throughout September with an opening reception Saturday, Sept. 8, 5-7 p.m. Pictured, “The Dragon” by Justine Briggs

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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