UNC’s Stone Center honors Nina Simone
“Nina Simone … What More Can I Say?,” a new exhibit and play honoring the soul singer and North Carolina native, will open later this month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
The exhibit of rare photographs of Simone’s awards, personal letters and other documents opens today (Sept. 13) with a 7 p.m. reception at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center’s Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum. The one-act play will be presented at 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 and at 2 p.m. on Sept. 16 in the Stone Center auditorium. The exhibit and play, both free and open to the public, share the same title.
“Simone lived a detailed life not only as an artist but also as a daughter, sister, mother, friend and as a leading voice in the social justice movement. She embraced her own uncertainty of life and understood she was on a journey where often there would be no path. This exhibition is only a few miles of that journey,” said Joseph Jordan, Stone Center director and exhibition curator.
The exhibition was made possible by support from Kompleks Creative Inc., Wax Poetics Magazine and the Friends of the Robert and Sallie Brown Gallery and Museum.
For more information on the exhibition or the play, call 919-962-9001, email HYPERLINK “mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org” email@example.com or visit www.unc.edu/depts/stonecenter.