‘Let the Record Show’ exhibit at Central Library features old records and album covers

The “Let the Record Show” exhibit opened on Sept. 1.

‘Let the Record Show’ exhibit at Central Library features old  records and album covers
September 01
14:22 2021

A new exhibit that opened on Sept. 1, “Let the Record Show,” reuses vinyl records and album covers. The exhibit was organized by the nonprofit DENT, a creative reuse center and art laboratory in Winston Salem. Artists created 28 paintings, videos, sculptures, clothing and lamps for the exhibit. 

Submissions for the exhibit came from local and regional artists, as well as an artist from  Sweden.  

One piece, “Open the Door,” was created by Don and Tom Sawyer of Winston-Salem to pay tribute to John Henry Easter, Don’s father-in-law, who loved music. The Sawyers used an old door that belonged to Easter to display records. 

“She Wore Her Scars Like Wings,” created by Mooresville artist Shelley Sloan Ellis, features vinyl records on a mannequin. 

DENT encourages creative activities, environmental awareness and building community by making a dent in the waste steam. David Brown is DENT’s director and co-founder. Brown was the director of the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art. 

Brown created the Mixed Doubles series that debuted at Central Library in January 2020 and featured tandem lectures on unrelated topics. 

The  exhibit is in the Central Library’s second floor gallery and runs through Sept. 30.

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