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The Bridge

Philosophy: The mission of The Bridge is to serve the surrounding communities and provide inclusive programming that enriches lives through shared experience.  The Bridge will be a space for artists and community members to come together and freely explore diverse perspectives. As part of our ongoing effort to provide people with a variety of contexts, we seek artists, art groups and project proposals whose diversity of identity and communication reflect our world.

Exhibition #1 – My Views:

The Bridge seeks photographic submissions for an experimental exhibition that explores the unique perspectives that make up our community and world. Open to All Students, Staff, and RCCC Faculty we are seeking photographs to be included in an installation of projected images that will coincide with the launch of The Bridge,  located in the 700 building on North Campus.

Disparate personal views help build important relationships that sustain communities. They also have the power to create invisible barriers that can drive groups apart through misunderstanding and misinterpretation.

The exhibition My Views will be comprised of our community members’ literal view or vantage point. Those wishing to participate should submit a photograph that depicts a view from a window i.e. car window, dining room window, bus window etc.  (cell phone images permitted/encouraged).

*Written descriptions of images are also encouraged for those people who are more comfortable with the written word.

My Views will be accompanied by a series of film viewings and discussions including,:

  • Trevor Paglen: Art in the age of mass surveillance & Hito Steyerl: How Not to be Seen
  • John Berger: Ways of Seeing
  • Rashaad Newsome: Shade Chronicles

(Viewing dates forthcoming)

Submission guidelines:

Email .jpg files and/or written descriptions of your images or descriptions of images to shannon.boger@rccc.edu

Deadline for submissions: January 25, by 5pm

The Bridge is located in the 700 building on North Campus at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College in Salisbury, NC.  More information can be found at www.rccc.edu/finearts