Dream Acts (2011)


"Dream Acts: The Abbey Court Community Art Project" was a six-month, grant-funded community art project that culminated in an exhibition of work initiated by artists Eleanor Blake, Lincoln Hancock and Neill Prewitt during their involvement with residents of Abbey Court in Carrboro on Jones Ferry Road. The exhibition was comprised of residents’ art, co-created work, and work of the artists. An environmental assemblage of video, photography and objects, "Dream Acts" sought to share the creative energy of Abbey Court, while exploring the boundaries real and imagined that shape our perception of and interaction with an environment or community. 

"Dream Acts" was the second installment of "Into the Streets," an annual commission sponsored by the Town of Chapel Hill Public & Cultural Arts Office and the Public Arts Commission. Founded with the intention of placing artists within a specific proposed community, the project aims to foster connections between people from within and outside the community. 

At the Dream Acts exhibition at the former Chapel Hill Museum.

At the Dream Acts exhibition at the former Chapel Hill Museum.

Here's a story about the project, and a documentary we made about the experience and the exhibition. The Facebook project page is here.