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The Spark with Tift Merritt: Robin Frohardt

Artist Robin Frohardt stands in front of the Plastic Bag Store sign, a colorful background featuring her recycled art.

Registration for this event closes at 12 PM EDT on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Available on-demand for all ticketholders for 72 hours, beginning on May 6,2021 at 7:30 PM EDT. Register on our website.

Suggested ticket donation (per household) is $15. Tickets available starting at $0.

Join us for the seventh episode of The Spark with Tift Merritt, featuring Robin Frohardtaward-winning artist, puppet designer, and 2017/2018 Carolina Performing Arts/Andrew W. Mellon Foundation DisTIL artist-in-residence.

In this livestreamed series, Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter and UNC alumna Tift Merritt returns to Carolina Performing Arts to take us behind the scenes in artist-to-artist video interviews that delve deep into the creative process.

On May 6, Tift will sit down with Frohardt for a livestreamed conversation about her boundary-pushing creations, her residency at CPA, the evolution of her work, and more. An innovator in every sense of the word, Frohardt takes everyday items and experiences, adds her creativity and unique sense of humor, and transforms them into thought-provoking art, including one of her most lauded works, Plastic Bag Store, which she developed during her time embedded in Chapel Hill. The full-scale installation debuted at CURRENT ArtSpace + Studio in 2018 and was recently installed in Times Square to much acclaim.

Her collaborations through her DisTIL fellowship at CPA led to numerous events, including Plasticon in spring 2018, a day-long festival to bring together UNC and the local community to collectively acknowledge and understand the effects of disposable plastic on our planet.

Learn more and register at carolinaperformingarts.org

Runtime: approximately 60 minutes, including audience Q&A. Recording of CPA virtual events is not permitted. Registration for this event closes at 12 PM EDT on May 6, 2021. If you have questions or concerns related to accessibility, please contact us. You can also check out our livestream events guide.

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