Local artist Grace Stott is showcasing a selection of her artwork at Petra’s, and the surrealsim involved in this show will blow your mind. Back in April, she curated Cherry Pie, an exhibit that feature feminist-inspired art by local artists at Union Shop. Her solo show features art that’s described as “fantastical and nightmarish.” Cats with rainbow tongues wrapped around legs? Check.
Local artist Tim McMahon has transformed the Blue Blaze taproom with his paintings that, to him, describe and express the sublime majesty and complexity of the natural environment. We have placed 8 of his masterpieces around the taproom and will be holding an artist reception for him Thursday, September 29th. http://www.themcmahonstudio.com/ Freehttps://www.facebook.com/events/358479624482970/#
Socialize. Create. Eat. Drink. Join us for a fun evening of Social Art at the City Art Room. You are highly encouraged to bring your own soft/hard drinks and food. There are 2 art options: Coloring and Painting $12: Color on thematic design sheets from Premium Coloring Books for adults $15: Paint on a 12"x12" Canvas – Artists available to assist with painting of choices Get your art passes soon! None will be available at entry. **Must be 21 or older to attend. Tickets are refundable 24 hours or more of event. 15
A Preview Reception with the Artist will take place on September 8 at 6-9PM. The event is free, open to the public and will feature Latin music and Uruguayan fare. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to email@example.com. FREEhttp://www.lacaprojects.com
The solo show features artwork by Andy Braitman.
Oscar “Buddy” Folk : Expressionism “Sacred Geometry Collection”- On display August 23- September 30, 2016. Opening Reception Saturday, September 10, 5-8:00 Late Native Charlottean: 08/12/1927 - 01/10/2013 Inspired by Commercial Design, European travels, and New York City’s East Village in the early 80’s, Oscar Folk’s expressionism has been seen in such locations as the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina National Bank, Carolina First Bank, Bank of America, the Wyche Law Firm, Narramore Associates, Pelham associates, the Charlotte Arts and Science Council, and numerous private collections. Most of his work favors the abstract and symbolic over the representational, taking shapes Freehttp://www.charlottefineart.com/special_exhibitions_high_profile
This exhibit is about the power of perspective. It features work by experimental filmmaker Phil Solomon’s and an optical installation from Ethan Jackson. It’s also the debut of Sharon Dowell’s “A City on its Side,” a controversial mural (with a familiar face: CL contributor Lara Americo) created as a response to HB2. Jackson and Dowell will speak at the reception. Free
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
The exhibit features 26 wood works by three artists, including Frank E. Cummings III, John Mascoll and Avelino Samuel.
Shared Space: A New Era is a photography series spanning 25 years, collected from photographers hailing from nine different countries. The series captures the changing landscape of technology and how we communicate visually. Opening reception is Sept. 9.
This exhibition features Maya traditional clothing, including fashions of the Kaqchikel, Ixil, K’iche’, Mam, Tz’utujil, Chuj, Awakatek, Jakaltek and Poqomchi’ from Guatemala, and Tzotzil and Tzeltal from Chiapas, Mexico.
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 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.