The Happening has been going on for over six years in Charlotte and is a FREE weekly art and music event. Every week in the BIG room we provide paint, paint supplies and canvases for people to create art, musicians play and we always feature regional and national DJs on the main stage. On the back patio we have a drum circle where other musicians also bring their own instruments and plug in as well. The front patio features fire spinners and drummers. FREEhttps://www.facebook.com/happeningmovement/info
This exhibit has an assortment of art from local artists. You’ll see drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and multimedia that revolve around the complex yet simple idea stated in its title. Sharon Dowell, Rae Legrone, Graham Carew, Ashley Knight, Arthur Brouthers and Amy Bagwell are just some of the many artists in this showcase. Opening reception on July 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
August 1-28, 2014 Opening Reception/Meet the student artists: Saturday, August 2, 5-8pm. This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. Awards presented to the student winners at the opening reception. Exhibit is free. CFA Gallery hours: Tues 10-4, Wed-Thurs 10-9, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2, closed Sun-Mon. Free.http://www.charlottefineart.com
Join us at Romare Bearden Park and create watercolor paintings inspired by the renowned artist’s time in the Caribbean. Complimentary tours of our current exhibitionswill also take place throughout the day. Tours will take place at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Meet Gantt Center staff on the corner of S. Church and W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 10 minutes before the start of your selected tour. Free for members and Romare Bearden Park visitorshttp://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/bearden-birthday-bash/
The exhibit features a collection of oil paintings depicting nostalgic cityscapes, Lowcountry seascapes, and beach scenes by gallery artist and South Carolina native Todd Baxter. Reception on Aug. 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Featuring paintings and photography by a number of women artists who live and work in North Carolina.
The Vino series by visual artist Abstract Alexandra. These 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas are inspired by the art of beer & wine all 6 paintings are infused with Guinness & Merlot. Seeing is enjoying. freehttp://www.sensiblychic.biz/contact-us/
Tea pigs who love the beverage hot, cold and with or without sugar will want to dip into Cornelius Arts Center for this new exhibit that’s inspired by tea. Tea drinking, a ritual for many and a form of hydration for others, is explored through its historical and spiritual roots. The showcase features installations, photography, porcelain and encaustic works by a variety of artists. Opening reception on Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
These days, it’s a bit shameful for Charlotteans not to know who Swiss architect Mario Botta is. He did, after all, design one of Uptown’s newer constructs, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Sleek, post-modern and innovative, this building has become a staple of the Levine Center for the Arts for good reason. But there’s a lot more to Botta than what we can see in the Q.C. The Bechtler’s Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory is an exhibit that will clue visitors in on the architect’s 50-year career, with views of his constructs around the world. The fourth-floor gallery will feature sketches, architectural models and photographs. (Anita Overcash) $4-$8; Free for members and children 10 years old and under.
The exhibit is comprised of prints and text from artist Heather D. Freeman’s book, Denisovan. Freeman is an associate professor of art at UNC-Charlotte. Her book uses apps and mobile devices and is centered around someone who died 40,000 years ago. Freeman tracked scientific details on the individual, which led to her questioning the evolution of family relationships. It’s a compelling exhibit with interactive twists. (Anita Overcash)
Ciel Gallery pairs with TreesCharlotte, a local organization committed to preserving the tree canopy through education, conservation, and community engagement, to present Tree Party. A tree awareness show bringing the subject of trees to the forefront of our community through an Art Exhibition juried by well known artist Andy Braitman, a Giving Tree Fundraiser, Book Signing by Charlotte Author Maggie Barker Booth. "Treasure in the City", a collection of photographs and history of ten "treasure trees" around the city of Charlotte & interactive public art installation and sapling auction. Artists are invited to submit to both art call and fundraiser. FREEhttp://www.cielcharlotte.com/art-calls.html
It took two years plus a court battle to secure the largest painting from the Carl Plansky Collection. The 8 foot x 12 foot oil painting, entitled "Petunia, New York Landscape", will be uncrated and hung in Elder Gallery throughout the month of September. Free to publichttp://www.elderart.com