The World is a Mirror of My Freedom was organized in response to the increasingly visible, lawful violence against Black bodies in the United States. Bringing together works from five of McColl Center’s current and alumni artists-in-residence, the exhibition explores themes of Black masculinity, social movement and mobility, revolution, and resistance. The exhibition drifts across time, from the 1700s to the future, inviting reflection on how the past has conditioned the present. The World is a Mirror of My Freedom features works by Marcus Kiser + Jason Woodberry, Shaun Leonardo, Dread Scott, and Charles Williams. FREEhttp://mccollcenter.org/events/the-world-is-a-mirror-of-my-freedom/169
Lark & Key presents ‘SURFACE’ on view Feb 3rd through March 31st. The exhibition explores the concept of surface - above, below and within. Encaustic and mixed media artwork by Janet Eskridge, Bridgette Guerzon Mills and guest Robin Luciano Beaty. Ceramics by Jim Connell and jewelry from Alice Scott.http://www.larkandkey.com
The NoDa Eclectic Marketplace - Where art and community meet! Join us outdoors on Saturdays from 10am - 3pm behind Smelly Cat Coffeehouse. Visit our Facebook page for information. FREEhttps://www.facebook.com/NoDaEclecticMarketplace
This exhibition is sponsored by The Arts at Queens. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 16 5-7 p.m. Exhibition: Saturday, March 4-Thursday, April 20 Weekdays 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.; weekends 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. In this exhibition "New Questions: A Body of Work," Queens Art faculty Denny Gerwin presents a progression of new artworks alongside a few preceding works. free
These days, hearing anything about “the wall” can be a depressing experience. For this event, the folks at Studio 1212 are taking it back to ‘79, when The Wall still referred to one of the most iconic albums of all time (at least in America). Local artitsts, performers, poets and more offer their takes on Pink Floyd’s classic record. The event will include performances, paintings, installation pieces, photography and more. $5-10 donation suggested.
Spend Saturday with Jordan Casteel’s “Harlem Notes,” an exhibit of the New Yorker’s massive paintings that are colorful and fantastical, but also moody. Her detailed studies celebrate the everyday people of a Harlem that is becoming increasingly obscured by gentrification. Casteel captures, in photographic detail, the people and settings that she sees outside of her upper Manhattan studio. Free - $9http://www.ganttcenter.org/exhibitions/jordan-casteel-harlem-notes/
Fun and learning go hand in hand at this exhibit for young visitors. The stimulating atmosphere relates to science and math. Children will learn by touching and testing different environments and activities, including water tables, wind tunnels, blocks, gears and air tubes. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old
A permanent gallery devoted to the work of Romare Bearden (1911-1988), who was born in Charlotte. Bearden is best known for his groundbreaking use of collage and vibrant portrayals of American life, depicting subjects that range from contemporary urban scenes to nostalgic recollections of the rural South.
The Dirty Hippie's signature weekly event! Paint Craze is a live art and music experience. New musicians every week. Create your own painting while listening to local performers! Cheap drink specials! $10 cover includes canvas and paint. Unleash your creative BEAST! Finding us: The Dirty Hippie is located at 5028 South Boulevard (in the tan building next to Pep Boys and across the street from Panda Express). $10 admission includes canvas and painthttp://www.facebook.com/TheDirtyHippieCharlotte
Open to the public, uninstructed figure drawing sessions are held at The North Carolina Academy of Art every Wednesday from 7-9pm. $10.00http://www.ncacademyofart.com
The mid-nineteenth was a time for evolution, expansion and innovation for American ceramics. On view in this exhibit are works of art from the museum’s permanent collection, selected to illustrate the variety of American wares produced in the second and third quarters of the nineteenth century. The objects range from the unadorned to the ornamented and include examples from prominent manufacturers and craftsmen active during this time period.
A collection of art forms showcasing the vast cultural, physical, historical and religious diversity that can be found across the African continent.
The exhibit features examples of European ceramics and other works from the museum's permanent collection, which were inspired by classical antiquities.
Selections from the museum’s recent exhibition, A Thriving Tradition: 75 Years of Collecting North Carolina Pottery, are supplemented by more highlights from the museum’s permanent collection.
An exhibition expanding of works from the museum’s collection including modern and contemporary artists. Includes a number of themes beginning with an introduction to the Bechtler family and the artists with whom they were close including Adolf Luther, Joan Miró, Italo Valenti, and Eduardo Chillida.