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
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
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
This is a new traveling exhibit features a variety of historical documents, books, images and other records from Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, which follows the Southern Christian Leadership Conference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
Back by popular demand, ZimSculpt features more than 100 Shona sculptures Zimbabwean artists. $13
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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."
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 feeshttp://www.charlottefineart.com
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