Green Hill's spring exhibition Facing South: Portraits by North Carolina Artists celebrated the fine art of portraiture and presented more than 20 portrait artists from across the state. Portraits in the mediums of paint, sculpture, photography, textiles, clay, collage, and more were on display in the gallery. Visitors were invited to contribute to the exhibition by adding a 2-dimensional portrait (5" by 5" and unframed) to a collective portrait wall. In conjunction with the bicentennial celebration of the City of Greensboro, the centerpiece of the exhibition was devoted to Greensboro's residents: past, present, known, and unknown. Another component of the exhibition was a brief documentary film of Greensboro by H. Lee Waters. The film, made in Greensboro in 1939, documents the city's mill workers and their lives.
The exhibition was sponsored by Glen Raven, Inc., Greensboro Bicentennial Commission, Blue Bell Foundation, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, International Textile Group, and Marion Stedman Covington Foundation.
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