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"Leaf" It Up to the Cartoonist

Sat., Oct. 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
phone 704-541-0741
info@charlottefineart.com
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Ages: 7-9 / Time: 11 am-12 pm Ages: 10-14 / Time: 12:30-2 pm Description: Create your own characters and stories as you write your unique comic strip. Autumn will be the theme. Be creative with characters, pumpkin heads, leaves, scarecrows, and the list goes on! Instructor: Mr. Tom was a student of Johnny Hart, creator of the "B.C." and "Wizard of ID" comic strips, and he produced his own comic strip. Haines was the cartoonist for the 4th Infantry Division during his tour of duty in Vietnam in 1969. Pre-registration required. Cost: $35. All supplies included.

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

The (Queen City) Art/Bike Tour

Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
poston5953@gmail.com
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Get to know the artistic side of Charlotte while doing something healthy that will make you feel good about yourself, riding a bicycle! (Warning, this is a biking tour that will probably cause slight burning sensations in your legs, at times, and may even make you sweat; so be prepared!) Ride to 5 locations around Uptown to see local, national, international art, and step into some artist's studios with opportunities to meet and talk with them! Email me for sign-up info because space is limited! BYOBike or easily rent one from the CharlotteBikeShare at our meeting point. $10

10th annual Potter’s Market Invitational @ Mint

Sat., Sept. 6
phone 704-337-2021

This event features potters from all across North Carolina. Funds raised by this fall festival help support acquisitions to the Mint’s ceramics collection and the Delhom-Gambrell ceramics library.

http://www.mintmuseum.org/support/affiliates/delhom-service-league
Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000

40 And Counting

Ongoing

The Gantt Center celebrates its 40th anniversary with three new art exhibitions.

40 and Counting: Celebrating Forty Years at the Gantt Center Through Art, Culture, and Community

Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Continues through Jan. 18
phone 704-547-3700
info@ganttcenter.org

The Harvey B. Gantt Center has mounted well over 100 exhibitions showcasing the work of more than 300 local, national and internationally renowned artists. Featured in 40 and Counting are works presented previously in sixteen very different exhibitions and includes paintings, works on paper, sculpture, African art, textiles, photography and even public art. The varied artworks are just a sample offering and provide a tantalizing glimpse into the past. Kim Curry-Evans served as Guest Curator. $9 or less

http://www.ganttcenter.org

Alchemy of Tea

Sept. 1-Nov. 1

Tea pigs who love the beverage hot, cold and with or without sugar will want to dip into Cornelius Arts Center for this new exhibit that’s inspired by tea. Tea drinking, a ritual for many and a form of hydration for others, is explored through its historical and spiritual roots. The showcase features installations, photography, porcelain and encaustic works by a variety of artists. Opening reception on Sept. 13, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission

Cornelius Arts Center (map)
19725 Oak St.
Cornelius
phone 704-896-8823
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American Ceramics, 1825-1875

Wednesdays-Sundays

An examination of period evolution, expansion and innovation.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000
<i>American Ceramics, 1825-1875</i>

American Glass

Wednesdays-Sundays

The exhibit showcases works from American glass companies and a variety of styles and forms from 19th and 20th centuries.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000

Art Therapy 101 (Where Adults Unwind & Create!)

Every other Sunday, 7 p.m.
phone 980-622-4330
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Want to unwind from your busy week? Instructor, Artist Cathay Dawkins (Http://www.Facebook.com/ArtistCathayDawkins) will help you tap into your CREATIVE SIDE! No previous art experience is necessary! Just be prepared to learn, relax, and have fun! Bring Your Friends/Girls or Make it a Date night with your significant other! Each class will be unique, and throughout the summer we will explore a variety of medium! ALL Art Supplies are provided and to make sure you're Focused, your First Drink is on US! (Includes:Wine, Beer, House Mix Drink, or any non alcoholic beverages) $25.00 Singles $40.00 Couples (In Advance)

FireWater Restaurant & Lounge (map)
8708 JW Clay Blvd.
University
phone 704-549-0050
Art Therapy 101 (Where Adults Unwind & Create!)

Art Wine-Down "Where Adults Meet To Unwind & Create"

Mondays, 7 p.m.
phone 980-622-4330
Http://www.ArtWine-Down.blogspot.com
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Join us at Cosmos Ballantyne on Monday for an evening of Fine Art, Wine Tasting, and Mature "Artsy" Fun. Everyone from beginner to expert is encouraged to attend! Canvases, Paint, & A Glass of Wine are ALL included with the purchase of your ticket! ***Cosmos has Buy 1 get 1 free appetizers from 4-7pm, $5 drink specials and 1/2 Bottle of wine all evening long!*** You will not find another Art Class that can beat our Early Bird Special. Special Ends 5pm on June 30th. So purchase your tickets NOW! For Tickets and more information visit: http://artwine-down.blogspot.com/ $15-$30

Art Wine-Down  "Where Adults Meet To Unwind & Create"

Arts of Africa

Wednesdays-Sundays

A collection of art forms showcasing the vast cultural, physical, historical and religious diversity that can be found across the African continent.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000

Bearden Bday Bash Gallery Tours

Sat., Aug. 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 704-547-3700
info@ganttcenter.org

Join us at Romare Bearden Park and create watercolor paintings inspired by the renowned artist’s time in the Caribbean. Complimentary tours of our current exhibitionswill also take place throughout the day. Tours will take place at 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Meet Gantt Center staff on the corner of S. Church and W. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. 10 minutes before the start of your selected tour. Free for members and Romare Bearden Park visitors

http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/bearden-birthday-bash/

BYO Craft Night

First Wednesday of every month, 6 p.m.
phone (704) 451-1394
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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

http://www.crowntownhandmade.com
NoDa Brewing Company (map)
2229 N Davidson St .
NoDa
phone (704) 451-1394
BYO Craft Night

Canvas Painting Classes

Saturdays, 10 a.m.
phone 704-817-7202
kraftykidzcharlotte@gmail.com

Ages 4 & up; Learn how to properly paint on a canvas. Dress comfortably. You may bring snacks and drinks. $30

Krafty Kidz (map)
10720 S. Tryon St.
South Charlotte
phone 704-817-7202
kraftykidzcharlotte@gmail.com
Canvas Painting Classes

Cartooning and Comics

Sat., Sept. 13, 2-4 p.m.
phone 704-868-2164 / Dial 4
carol.reinhardt@gastongov.com

Multi-media presentation by professional author/artist Dave McDonald on the art of drawing cartoons and comics. Free public event for youth grades 3 - 12 and adults presented by the Gaston County Public Library. Advance registration required for individuals and organized groups; please call 704-868-2164 / Dial 3 to register. Gaston County Public Library, 1555 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia. Information: 704-868-2164 / Dial 4. free

http://www.gastonlibrary.org
Gaston County Public Library (map)
1555 East Garrison Boulevard
General Charlotte Area
phone 704-868-2164
carol.reinhardt@co.gaston.nc.us
Cartooning and Comics
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