Canoe is an exploration of the life and five artistic styles of Virginia native, and Black Mountain College alumnus, Cy Twombly and his contemporaries. “Canoe” symbolizes the connections between nature and the arts and Cy Twombly’s love of both. Artists from Virginia’s Contemporary Arts Network and California’s Chouinard Foundation links the stories of Native Americans and early settlers of Virginia and North Carolina and their geography and ecosystems to the evolutionary processes of art and the artist. “Canoe” interacts with its audience through painting five canoes in the artistic style of Cy Twombly.

Participating Artists: Thomas Dixon, Asa Jackson, Dathan Kane, ALXMCHL, Mahari Chabwera, Julianna Sarr, Markis Bowers, Sid Siddiqi + Phyllis Dixon