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ACLU of North Carolina: 50 Years of Protecting Liberty

Through July 12

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

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

America on Paper: Highlights from Mint Museum's Collection

July 2-Oct. 4

The exhibit features 150 works on paper by an assortment of American artists, spanning more than 150 years of art history.

Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

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

And the Struggle Continues

Through July 12

This is a new traveling exhibit features a variety of historical documents, books, images and other records from Emory University’s Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, which follows the Southern Christian Leadership Conference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

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

The Art Books of Henri Matisse

Through Sept. 7

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."

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art (map)
420 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-353-9200

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

Body Embellishment

Through Sept. 5

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.

Mint Museum Uptown (map)
500 S. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-337-2000

Call for Artists - Charlotte Fine Art Gallery Juried Show

Through Sept. 19, 12 a.m.
phone 704-541-0741
info@charlottefineart.com

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 fees

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

Cedars in the Pines: The Lebanese in North Carolina, 130 Years of History

Through Aug. 9

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

Levine Museum of the New South (map)
200 E. 7th St.
Uptown
phone 704-333-1887

Celebrating Carolina Artists

July 1-31

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

Charlotte Fine Art Gallery (map)
7510 Pineville-Matthews Road, Suite 9A
Pineville/Hwy 51
phone 704-541-0741
<i>Celebrating Carolina Artists</i>

Charlotte Collects Elizabeth Catlett: A Centennial Celebration

July 18-Dec. 31

The exhibit is a centennial commemoration of Elizabeth Catlett’s life and work. Includes examples of her two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, as well as photographs of Catlett throughout her life.

Classically Inspired: European Ceramics Circa 1800

Wednesdays-Sundays

Examples of European ceramics and other works from the Mint Museum's permanent collection that were inspired by classical antiquity.

Mint Museum Randolph (map)
2730 Randolph Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-337-2000
<i>Classically Inspired: European Ceramics Circa 1800</i>

Collaboratus

July 3-25

Ciel Gallery artists are coming together this special exhibit. They will be collaborating to create original art, in addition to using works from other artists as a source of inspiration. This includes live demonstrations from musicians, poets, dancers, drummers and other creative folks who will be stopping into the gallery throughout the exhibit’s run. Opening reception on July 3 during South End's gallery crawl. Free admission

Ciel Gallery: A Fine Art Collective (map)
128 E. Park Ave., Suite C
South End
phone 980-202-2435
<i>Collaboratus</i>

Creating Unique Pottery: Decorating Techniques with Raine Middleton

Sat., Aug. 8, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
phone 828-327-7000
hdeckelnick@cvcc.edu
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This one day hands-on workshop is designed for potters of every level who are interested in stylizing their pottery. Techniques that will be covered include paper resist, wax resist, simple alterations, stencil and soft stamp printing, sprigging/stamping, slip trailing, carving, and sgraffito. Lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required. Cost: $86.25. 86.25

http://www.cvcc.edu/potters_workshop
CVCC Potters' Workshop (map)
5845 Walnut Grove Lane
Outside Charlotte
phone 828-327-7000 x4032
Creating Unique Pottery: Decorating Techniques with Raine Middleton
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