Crown Town Handmade presents a free craft class for all ages and skill levels on the last Thursday of every month. Wear your craftiness on your sleeve, or maybe your ears or around your neck. Join Crown Town Handmade and make some super cute jewelry from wooden thread spools. These are totally customizable and a great way to use up the last bits of a favorite fiber, ribbon, or fabric! We'll bring the supplies, you bring any special bits and your crafty ideas! FREE
Opening reception on April 12, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
A solo exhibition of artwork by artist Amy Bagwell. Opening reception on April 17, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Held in Ross Gallery I, located inside of the Overcash Building. Free admission
This workshop will cover the “basics” for the artist working in oils. Students will delve into techniques and tools, i.e., color, value, edges and paint quality, and their relationship to the aesthetic considerations of the surface. Concept, composition, the artist’s /painter’s psychology, and its effect on one’s canvas will be possible avenues of exploration. Students will work from the live model for this three day workshop (one night a week for three weeks). This will be a laid back workshop, students are welcome to B.Y.O. beer, wine, coffee, tea, etc. $180.00
It is the nature of great art to allow it’s audience to see through the makeup of humanity and behold both it’s ugliness, as well as the daylight of it’s beauty through the soot and smog of the everyday grey. In Search of Sustenance is the expression of how two artists approach this concept. Through their individual techniques, philosophies, and visions, Osiris Rain and Joe Helms answer the question, “What makes us sustain?” Whether it be love, ideology or the simple carnal instinct to survive, the poetry of this exhibit speaks to the humanity in all of us. Free
As part of an education outreach grant program with the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Arts and Science Council, students worked with resident artist Ginny Boyd to create the portraits shown after viewing the exhibit Giacometti: Memory and Presence. Held in Ross Gallery. Opening reception June 27 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Free Admission
Exhibits feature work in all media, created exclusively by CPCC faculty. Includes works by Carolyn Jacobs, Isaac Payne, Elizabeth Ross, Al Torres, Rae LeGrone, Jennifer Zito-Payne, Heather Felts, Paula Smith, Ashley Knight, Bryan Baldwin and others. Opening reception on May 14 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Pease Gallery.
Work on your own craft while enjoying a craft beer from NoDa Brewing Company. Bring your latest lap or table project and get your craft on with Charlotte's group of professional crafters, Crown Town Handmade. Spreading a love of all things craft to the Crown Town! Always the first Wednesday of every month. free