Public Programs and Outreach
CDS exhibitions are supplemented by a slate of visiting photographers, filmmakers, audio producers, and writers along with local constituents who have relevant ties to the themes or issues represented in a show. These guests are invited to share their work and stories with public audiences through presentations, screenings, lectures, readings, and panel discussions. All exhibitions and related programs are open to the public, and most events are free of charge.
CDS also engages in school and community arts-outreach efforts to bring public school classes, university students, community groups, and people from other educational institutions to the galleries. Exhibitions Program staff members work on a variety of interactive and exploratory projects to provide enriching experiences for participants, from young children to teens, from schoolteachers to senior citizens and families. Special programs and field trips for students from area schools can be arranged by contacting CDS exhibitions program staff at 919.660.3687.