I want to open up a dialogue for other people, a cross-generational, intercultural dialogue, and basically change the way people that look like me are being viewed.
“Planet CBC” & “Orbital Frequency” art installation by Creator Stephen Hayes
Capitol Broadcasting Company commissioned Durham, NC artist Stephen Hayes to create original artwork for its renovated corporate headquarters in Raleigh, NC. Stephen was challenged to create the work using all recycled / found objects from the Capitol Broadcasting archives, with a mission of telling the history of the company’s work in media, sports, entertainment and real estate. You can see more of Stephen’s work at stephenhayescreations.com The artwork is on display at Capitol Broadcasting Co / WRAL-TV headquarters at 2619 Western Boulevard, Raleigh, NC. Creator: Stephen Hayes Creative Direction: Shelly Leslie / Capitol Broadcasting Co. Project Manager: Cindy Sink / Consultant Video Production: Anita Normanly, Shelly Leslie, Cliff Bumgardner Editing: Sam Peterson Music: "Celestial Horizon" and "Lost in Thought" from First Com Music Special thanks to BridgePoint Construction, Barnhill Contracting and Gensler for installation assistance.
Halcyon Arts Lab Cohort 1: Stephen Hayes
Stephen Hayes is a mixed media sculptor and creator whose work references socio-cultural race dynamics rooted in historical references. His project seeks to change societal perceptions of Black identity and otherness through the vulnerability of sharing experiences and the catharsis of collective realizations. North Carolina born, Hayes was raised to the idea that anything is possible; if you dream it, you can make it a reality. In 2006, Hayes earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Communication from North Carolina Central University and in 2007, he received a full summer scholarship to New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. In 2008 Hayes began a Masters of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, and received his degree in May 2010. Currently, Hayes is touring his M.F.A. thesis exhibit “Cash Crop” and adding new elements to the exhibition at each stop. In 2015, Hayes began a 13-month residency at the McColl Center of Art and Innovation, in Charlotte North Carolina. Hayes is currently creating his new exhibition named “Blocked Lenses.” To learn more about Hayes, visit stephenhayescreations.com/enter
American Haze - Stephen Hayes Retrospective
We are privileged to present the Ten-Year Retrospective of Stephen Hayes. Ten years ago, Stephen created “Cash Crop” as part of his Master’s Degree work at SCAD. The exhibition opened at Mason Murer Fine Art and has been on a museum tour since then. It returns to Atlanta as part of this incredible retrospective exhibition.