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Late Nights

Art By Night: Meet the Artist Jared Soares

Friday, October 06, 2017

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Artist Talk

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Join us as we celebrate current exhibition JARED SOARES: HIP HOP ROANOKE on this very special Art By Night! 

Photographer and exhibiting artist Jared Soares will speak about his experience shooting the underground hip hop culture of Roanoke, VA. 

Jared Soares is a photojournalist living in Washington, D.C. with a special interest in documenting community and identity in America. Beginning his career as a photographer at the Roanoke Times, he collaborated on a series of articles with Beth Macy on what would become her bestselling book “Factory Man”, now slated to be an HBO miniseries. Soares has worked with editorial clients such as AARP, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Monocle, The New Yorker, Smithsonian and WIRED among others. Additionally, he collaborates with brands such as Microsoft, NIKE, VSCO, VICE, New York Times and Whole Foods Market. His prints and artist books are held in the permanent collections of the Portland Art Museum, Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University.

Talk is $8 | Members attend free

Following the talk, join us in the atrium at 7:45pm for a live performance by Roanoke Hip Hop Artist Poe Mack.