Colors of the Nile

Colors of the Nile:
An unveiling of The Nile Project Mural by Dare Coulter
With special musical guest, ETHEL

Reception on Friday, April 21 from 5pm to 7pm
at the Crafts Center’s R. A. Bryan Foundation, Inc. Gallery

Colors of the Nile is an interactive mural project sponsored by the Crafts Center and NC State LIVE, as part of a series of programs in collaboration with The Nile Project residency on campus this spring. On Friday, April 21 from 5pm to 7pm the Crafts Center will host a reception to unveil the completed mural by renowned local artist and recent College of Design graduate Dare Coulter. The mural is the culmination of weeks of work between Ms. Coulter, NC State students, and community members. The result is an extraordinary 36′ x 7′ mural comprised of 9 wood panels inspired by the Nile. Colors of the Nile honors this river as a gift of life, giving water to all the countries of the Nile River basin and promotes a spirit of cooperation among nations in the sharing and sustainability of the water.

To celebrate the unveiling of this ambitious mural, indie-classical quartet ETHEL will interpret the work through live music. Described as “vital and brilliant” by The New Yorker, ETHEL seeks to break down barriers in the arts, engaging with diverse communities and working across genres. ETHEL’s Documerica, a multimedia concert inspired by EPA photographs of America, will be presented by NC State LIVE on Saturday, April 22 in Stewart Theatre. After the Colors of the Nile reveal on April 21 the mural will remain on exhibition through the summer in the Crafts Center.