The Whirl: An Evening of Art

WALTER hosted renowned visual artist Beverly McIver in conversation with Liza Roberts in celebration of McIver’s solo exhibition at downtown’s Contemporary Art Museum.

Viewing the exhibit

On March 23, WALTER hosted renowned visual artist Beverly McIver in conversation with Liza Roberts, the author of the book Art of the State and WALTER’s founding editor. The event took place at Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum downtown, and was a preview to McIver’s solo exhibition there, Screaming Out Loud, which will run through September 10. It showcases decades of McIver’s work, some of which has never been displayed before.

Bevelry McIver, Liza Roberts

Guests mingled over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in CAM’s lounge before settling in for the artist talk inside the main gallery. McIver, who is featured in Roberts’ book, spoke about the inspiration for her work, her journey as an artist and her processes. After the two spoke, audience members were able to ask questions, as well as have books and exhibition material signed by Roberts and McIver.

Reception in the lounge

Thank you to presenting sponsor Bank of America Private Bank and supporting sponsor Fink’s Jewelers for making the evening a success. Thank you also to event partners Green Front Furniture, The Country Bookshop, Attended Events and AlphaGraphics. Under the Oak Catering served small bites and Westgate Wine and NoDa Brewing served beverages.

Special thanks to Craven Allen Gallery in Durham and the Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, which represent McIver locally and nationally.

This article originally appeared in the May 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.