In Conversation with Freeman Vines

Please join us this Thursday, November 5 for a virtual panel discussion, In Conversation with Freeman Vines, featuring the luthier and eastern North Carolina native. Vines’ work is currently on display on the first floor of Joyner Library in the exhibit Ways of Making: Hanging Tree Guitars by Freeman Vines and at the Greenville Museum of Art, in its exhibit Freeman Vines: Hanging Tree Guitars.

Vines is a self-taught luthier and sculptor born in Greene County in 1942. Vines has worked as a sharecropper, auto-body repairman and luthier. The first public display of his work was in February 2020, as part of the group show We Will Walk – Art and Resistance in the American South at the Turner Contemporary in the UK.

Panelists include Music Makers Relief Foundation Director Timothy Duffy, NC Arts Council Folklorist Zoe Van Buren and moderator Dr. Will Boone, lecturer at NC State University. Vines and the panelists will explore themes in both the Joyner and the Greenville Museum of Art exhibits.

The talk will be streamed on Thursday, November 5, at 6 p.m., via YouTube and Facebook, at: