CAM Raleigh Announces: Above the Rim, Presented by PNC Bank: A Celebration of the Joy of Basketball

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15 Artists from around the world come to Raleigh North Carolina to celebrate Tobacco Road's great history of Basketball. Come join us starting October 5th, 2018 through February 3, 2019.

CAM Raleigh's mission is to be transformative. This exhibition enables young and young-at-heart to experience an exhibition focused on the joy of basketball combined with 15 artists' interpretations.

CAM Raleigh is excited to announce the opening of: Above the Rim, presented by PNC Bank, an exhibition exploring the joy and community of basketball. On view October 5, 2018–February 3, 2019, Above the Rim features fifteen international artists' work that celebrates the energy, poetry, and excitement of the game of basketball. The exhibition is guest curated by Phil America.

The centerpiece of Above the Rim is a half-court basketball court created by Felipe Pantone. Visitors are invited to play basketball inside CAM’s gallery as part of Pantone’s wildly colorful, interactive artwork. CAM Raleigh will present free programming for all ages alongside: Above the Rim, including five Free Family Saturdays with fun, hands-on activities like art-making, basketball activities, dance, healthy snacks, and artist talks.

Exhibiting Artists
Bryce Lankard • David Leggett • Devin Troy Strother • Dorian Lynde • Eren Cannata • Eric Yahnker • Estevan Oriol • Felipe Pantone • Freehand Profit • Hank Willis Thomas • Hueman • Kori Newkirk • Monica Kim Garza • SPOK •
Stephen "ESPO" Powers

Above the Rim Advisory Board
Andy May • Chris Corchiani • Charlie McNairy • David Reynolds •
Dereck Whittenburg • Dreamville • Dwayne West • Gab Smith •
Jacqueline Whittenburg • Jay Bilas • Jesma Reynolds • Michael English •
Patrick Hobgood • Paul Hobgood • Pepe Caudillo • Phil Ford • Runyon Tyler • Smedes York • Stephanie Bowens • Terrence Burroughs • Tim Capps •
Wade Harris • Wayne Dunn • Wendy Bilas

Free Family Saturdays 12-4 PM: October 6, November 3, December 8, January 5, February 2.

Free First Fridays 6-10 PM: October 5, November 2, December 7, January 4, February 1, 6-10pm.

Thanks to our Above the Rim Partners:
Presenting Partner: PNC
AV Metro • Temple Sloan Family Foundation • Holt Brothers • Cresa Global • Maynard Family Foundation •
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina • Duke Energy • Citrix • York Properties • Dreamville •
McDonald York Building Company • Jesma + David Reynolds • Dick’s Sporting Goods • Hanbury • Aloft •
Happy + Hale • Raleigh Raw • RATIO • Available Light • YMCA of the Triangle • JD Lewis Multipurpose Center • Carolina Ballet • Raleigh Rockers • Spanglish Unlimited • Raleigh Firebirds • WALTER • Triangle Thunder •
The Scout Guide • Think Tank Gallery + Jacob Patterson • Wake County Public School System •
CAM/now • The Betty Eichenberger Adams Society

About CAM Raleigh
Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) Raleigh is the non-collecting contemporary art museum that provides an environment for transformation through educational programs, cultural experiences, and bold, non-traditional exhibitions by living artists.
Museum hours: Thursday & Friday: 12-6 PM | Saturday & Sunday: 12-5 PM | Monday: Closed | Tuesday, Wednesday: By Appointment
409 West Martin Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 | 919.261.5920 | info(at)camraleigh(dot)org

Media Contact: Jordan Barratt | jordan.barratt(at)camraleigh(dot)org.

Image: Monica Kim Garza, yeet yeet, 2017, felt, glitter, acrylic paint on canvas. Image courtesy of the artist.

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