This exhibit exposes the greatness of photographer Sonia Handelman Meyer and works by other members of the long-defunct Photo League — a NYC photog group established in 1936 for budding young artists. Much of Meyer’s work focuses on social justice and presents individuals in a documentary style. From shoots at integrated hospitals to Harlem scenes, Meyer captures captivating portraits. After PL shut down in 1951, Meyer fell under the radar but her works resurfaced in Charlotte, where she moved later in her life. This showcase reminds us of photography’s ability to spur social change, a power that was very much opposed, and even dismantled, by the powers-that-be of Meyer’s time. (Anita Overcash) $5-$10; free for members and children 4 years old and under
Beyond The Arts is excited to announce we are hosting an 9 week Fall/Winter Visual Art Workshop. Classes are limited to 20 students! Please click PAY NOW and specify which class(es) you would like your child to attend. Please include Your Name, Emergency Contact, and Child’s name & age! Each class will use different medium(Chalk, Charcoal, Pastel, Acrylic etc) to provide your child full art enrichment experience: Advance $5/ Door $7
Forget Ferris wheels, fun houses, funnel cakes, corndogs or whatever else you associate with fairs. That is not what this new Mint Museum exhibit is about. Instead, Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs, 1851-1939 showcases extravagant glass, furniture, jewelry, ceramics, metalwork and textiles. If you’re like me and decorative art at a fair seems foreign to you, that’s because in those days (remember, we’re talking 1851-1939, when technology was limited) it was a way for folks with money to make a big purchase and see new designs from around the world. Exhibition highlights include an extraordinary Fabergé tiara fashioned from hundreds of tiny rose-cut diamonds set on knife-edge mounts, which gives the tiara the appearance of woven lace. Items from Tiffany & Co., Lalique, Cartier, and Boucheron will be represented. And you thought a fair couldn’t be classy?
Elegance and Ease explores the fashion of these three top Parisian designers with selections from The Mint Museum's Fashion Collection.
In an effort to further explore African-American identity, The Gantt Center is unveiling three new exhibits. They’ll focus, more specifically, on black men through a variety of mediums. Question Bridge: Black Males, created by Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith and Kamal Sinclair, is a video project based around San Diego’s African-American community. Later expanded, the project asks black men to express their views on a range of topics. There’s also New Mythologies, a multi-media exhibit of works by Brooklyn-based artist William Villalongo. He uses symbolism and intricate details to make his viewers dissect the meaning in his works — interwoven with aspects of race, identity and history. It’s a fun quest. Also on exhibit: African-American Art Since 1950: Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center, comprised of works inspired by the social, cultural and political visions of its creators, both professional and budding African-American artists. $6-$8
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
Jennifer Steinkamp uses computer animation and new media to create projection installations that explore ideas about nature, architecture, motion, and perception.
Join us at our New Location in Ayrsley! Ayrsley residents receive 25% off admission! Enjoy Exclusive Appetizer and Wine Specials!!! Each Class will teach you a new artistic skill. Art Wine Down is Different from all other Art Classes! We allow you to paint freely for the first 30 mins on tile or records. This allows you to wind down and become comfortable with painting. Not to mention you get to take the tile/record Home! You are Allowed to choose your own color scheme!! Therefore, everyone leaves with a Unique Art Piece! $25
The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery's highlighted artist for June is Anne Hightower-Patterson, an award-winning South Carolina watercolor artists who tells stories through still life. For more call 704-541-7041. FREE
Question Bridge: Black Males utilizes new media to incite meaningful discourse regarding the African American male community. Prior to expanding the project, 10 individuals were asked to express their sentiments on an assortment of topics in front of a video camera. African-American Art Since 1950:Perspectives from the David C. Driskell Center seeks to bring forth a new insight into the meaning of African-American art as it continues to highlight the social, cultural, and political visions of a growing creative community. New Mythologies:William Villalongo is a multimedia exhibition hoping to challenge traditional values and concepts found in Western art and history. $8-Adults, $6-Seniors, Educators, Students, Military; $5-Groups of 10 or more; FREE-Members & Children 5 years of age and under
The exhibit features a selection of works by gallery artists.
This holiday showcase will feature new works from a variety of artists. Free admission
We bring the art, you bring the egg nog! Come join Charlotte's own Dammit Wesley, Selah Says and Josh Henderson as they live paint at the only BYOB art party in Charlotte! Free
This group show will feature new works by a collection of 30 artists.