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Celebrating Carolina Artists

July 1-31

July's exhibit will feature works in all media and subject matter by the North and South Carolina represented artists at CFA. Reception on July 18, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Free admission

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery (map)
7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 9A
Pineville/Hwy 51
phone 704-541-0741
<i>Celebrating Carolina Artists</i>

Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition

Through July 10

The exhibit celebrates the 100th anniversary of American artist Robert Motherwell's birthday. It features collages, paintings and prints to showcase the varying styles and periods of Motherwell. Free

Jerald Melberg Gallery (map)
625 S. Sharon Amity Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-365-3000

ACLU of North Carolina: 50 Years of Protecting Liberty

Through July 12

This 10-panel history exhibit spans the last 50 years of the nonprofit organization American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina (ACLU-NC)’s work since its inception in 1965. It chronicles the organization's dedication to preserve and protect civil liberties in NC. Free with museum admission

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

And the Struggle Continues

Through July 12

This is a new traveling exhibit features a variety of historical documents, books, images and other records from Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, which follows the Southern Christian Leadership Conference 11 years after its inception. This exhibit illustrates the less-documented struggle for equality following the Civil Rights Movement and the ongoing fight for social change. Free with museum admission

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

ZimSculpt

Through July 12, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Back by popular demand, ZimSculpt features more than 100 Shona sculptures Zimbabwean artists. $13

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (map)
6500 S. New Hope Road
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-825-4490

Dwellings

Through July 25

The exhibit features new works by Janet Eskridge, Duy Huynh, guest artist Sarah Kaufman and potters Amy Sanders and Barbara Chadwick. Opening reception on June 5, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique (map)
128 E. Park Ave., Suite B
South End
phone 704-334-4616

The Light Factory Members’ Exhibition

Through Aug. 7

For years, folks at The Light Factory have provided Charlotteans with exhibits and educational classes in the realm of contemporary art and photography. So, it’s no wonder that LF members should have an exhibition to show off the stuff that they’ve been creating.

The Light Factory (map)
1817 Central Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9755

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years of History

Through Aug. 9

This new exhibit is a commemoration to the history of Lebanese immigrants in North Carolina since the 1880s. Combining family photographs, personal stories, letters, artifacts and other media, The Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at N.C. State University develops a variety of ways for visitors to immerse themselves in Lebanese culture in the South. Free with museum admission

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

Prison Zoo

Through Aug. 14

Folks with a love for art and Forensic Files will find this new exhibit of works by interdisciplinary artist Alix Lambert to be a compelling look at crime and humanity. But there's more than finger prints to this exhibit, which takes its title from a claymation piece that Lambert worked on with other Charlotte filmmakers. Two animals share a cell in the flick that's designed to capture the essence of prison life. Free admission

McColl Center for Art + Innovation (map)
721 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-332-5535

Latin American Masters: The Quest of Printmaking

Through Aug. 21

Following LaCa’s two-year anniversary and an impressive showcase of works seen in its Collective exhibit comes this new exhibit that places an emphasis on printmaking. Works by five Latin American artists —Guillermo Kuitca, Fernando De Szyszlo, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Oswaldo Guayasamin and Wifredo Lam — will be on view. Reception on June 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission

LaCa Projects (map)
1429 Bryant St.
FreeMore West
phone 704-837-1688

We Are

Through Aug. 23

This new exhibit depicts Young Women’s Christian Association’s (YWCA) contribution to social justice, spanning its 112 year involvement in Charlotte. From supporting women in textile mills to recent programs such as Women in Transition, Families Together and Youth Programs, We Are follows YWCA’s initiatives up to present day Free with museum admission

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

Body Embellishment

Through Sept. 5

The body is a beautiful thing, but this exhibit is focused not on its natural state but rather on artistic expression. Highlighting 21st century trends in tattoos, piercings, manicures, jewelry and accessories, the exhibit focuses on the creative ways we embellish our skin. The exhibit includes 100 objects by artists and designers, including Naomi Yasuda, who has a claim to fame for work on Madonna’s fingernails.

Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

The Art Books of Henri Matisse

Through Sept. 7

Fans of Henri Matisse, the renowned 20th century French artist, will find this exhibit as insightful as it is artsy. It features 80 paintings and illustrations from his art books, including Jazz. Highlights from the exhibit include "Le Cow-boy" (The Cowboy), "Le lanceur de couteax" (The Knife Thrower) and the striking, "Icarus."

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (map)
420 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-353-9200

Call for Artists - Charlotte Fine Art Gallery Juried Show

Through Sept. 19, 12 a.m.
phone 704-541-0741
info@charlottefineart.com

It's not too early to start creating! Charlotte Fine Art Gallery's theme for this year's juried show is "Wildlife: The Beauty, the Beast." Submission opens March 1, 2015, for CFA's Fourth Annual Juried Exhibition. Participation is open to all artists 18 years of age and older, living in the Southeastern United States: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia. Each artist may enter up to three works. Please see Prospectus on our website for dates, awards, entry fees, and submission procedures. Exhibit opens Nov. 4, 2015. See Prospectus for entry fees

http://www.charlottefineart.com
Charlotte Fine Art Gallery (map)
7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 9A
Pineville/Hwy 51
phone 704-541-0741

Public Figure Drawing at The North Carolina Academy of Art

Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.
phone 704-604-4195
contact@ncacademyofart.com
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Open to the public, uninstructed figure drawing sessions are held at The North Carolina Academy of Art every Wednesday from 7-9pm. $10.00

http://www.ncacademyofart.com
The North Carolina Academy of Art (map)
3224-B Benard Avenue
NoDa
phone 704-604-4195
contact@ncacademyofart.com
Public Figure Drawing at The North Carolina Academy of Art
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