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From Billy to Wiili

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Artist at Work Acrylic on Window © Courtesy of the artist & Hickory Museum of Art
From Billy to Wiili

243 Third Ave NE
Hickory, North Carolina 28601
May 12th, 2012 - August 26th, 2012
Opening: May 12th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://hickoryart.org/
COUNTRY:  
United States
PHONE:  
828-327-8576
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Sat 10-4; Sun 1-4

DESCRIPTION

Film Screening: From Billy to Wiili: A Bipolar Artist's Journey
Saturday, May 12, 7 PM, Arts & Science Center Auditorium
Reception to follow

This exhibition features over 60 paintings by Boone & Blowing Rock artist Wiili Armstrong. Wiili was a regionally-known artist who suffered from Bipolar Disorder. The exhibition is presented in conjunction with the premiere of a new documentary produced by WTVI/PBS called From Billy to Wiili: A Bipolar Artist's Journey.

The documentary will be broadcast on WTVI: May 9 at 9:30 PM and May 13 at 5:30 PM.

Gallery Talk
Thursday, July 12, 7 PM

Developmental Disabilities & Creativity
Presented by Sue Kneppelt
Gateway Gallery & Marketing Director, The Enrichment Center