Joseph Bruno with Oak City Productions was on hand to capture the magic during the first “Hoppy Hour” at the North Carolina Museum of Art while we celebrated the opening of the Ann and Jim Goodnight Museum Park Expansion Project.
Five illuminated, enormous rabbits took residence in the park for only 10 days. The exhibition culminated yesterday November 6 with the final of four celebration “Hoppy Hours“. The installation titled “Intrude” by Australia artist Amanda Parer’s took residence on the new central ellipse lawn but has traveled to over 30 cities in countries around the world, including Australia, Portugal, England, and Canada.
Local creatives were infused throughout the celebration. Music by SPCLGST, Moogfest, Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony. A graffiti forest from Victor Knight, Bart Cusick and myself. Food trucks from Porchetta, Sympathy for the Deli, Big Mike’s BBQ, Chirba Chirba Dumpling, American Meltdown, Flirting with Fire, Qspresso and Baozi.
The NCMA has been on an awesome hot streak with their innovative events that explore a wide variety of local and international talent. This is one more event that hit the mark from an energizing institution in a city that is swiftly becoming a cultural leader in the new South.