Every Thursday: Open Mic, Live Music & Feature Acts presented by: Touch One Productions with your host, Jaycee Cowan McField * $10 Cover at the Door * – Open Mic 10:00 to 11 pm – Feature Spoken Word Acts begin at 11 pm! Touch One Productions is dedicated to enhancing the lives of people through poetry Touch One Productions has the most talented performers in the country working together in Charlotte and nationwide to bring the ultimate poetry experience to our clients. Our mission is to not only have you hear our poetry but to feel the poetry! 10.00http://www.upstagenoda.com/events/categories/i-am-art-spoken-word-thursday/
This exhibit has an assortment of art from local artists. You’ll see drawings, paintings, photography, sculptures and multimedia that revolve around the complex yet simple idea stated in its title. Sharon Dowell, Rae Legrone, Graham Carew, Ashley Knight, Arthur Brouthers and Amy Bagwell are just some of the many artists in this showcase. Opening reception on July 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
August 1-28, 2014 Opening Reception/Meet the student artists: Saturday, August 2, 5-8pm. This yearly August exhibit has works on display and for purchase from the adult students who have taken our weekly classes in oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting over the past year. Awards presented to the student winners at the opening reception. Exhibit is free. CFA Gallery hours: Tues 10-4, Wed-Thurs 10-9, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2, closed Sun-Mon. Free.http://www.charlottefineart.com
The exhibit features a collection of oil paintings depicting nostalgic cityscapes, Lowcountry seascapes, and beach scenes by gallery artist and South Carolina native Todd Baxter. Reception on Aug. 1, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Featuring paintings and photography by a number of women artists who live and work in North Carolina.
The Vino series by visual artist Abstract Alexandra. These 12" x 12" acrylic on canvas are inspired by the art of beer & wine all 6 paintings are infused with Guinness & Merlot. Seeing is enjoying. freehttp://www.sensiblychic.biz/contact-us/
These days, it’s a bit shameful for Charlotteans not to know who Swiss architect Mario Botta is. He did, after all, design one of Uptown’s newer constructs, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Sleek, post-modern and innovative, this building has become a staple of the Levine Center for the Arts for good reason. But there’s a lot more to Botta than what we can see in the Q.C. The Bechtler’s Mario Botta: Architecture and Memory is an exhibit that will clue visitors in on the architect’s 50-year career, with views of his constructs around the world. The fourth-floor gallery will feature sketches, architectural models and photographs. (Anita Overcash) $4-$8; Free for members and children 10 years old and under.
The exhibit is comprised of prints and text from artist Heather D. Freeman’s book, Denisovan. Freeman is an associate professor of art at UNC-Charlotte. Her book uses apps and mobile devices and is centered around someone who died 40,000 years ago. Freeman tracked scientific details on the individual, which led to her questioning the evolution of family relationships. It’s a compelling exhibit with interactive twists. (Anita Overcash)
Two NC artists present a spectacular & intimate array of fiber and mixed media installations, unveiling personal stories. Each is a unique exploration of beautiful techniques, layered, stitched, sculpted, collaged, to create multi-dimensional art linking literacy with visual imagery. Opening Reception - Friday, May 30. Informal gallery talks with artists at 5pm, reception 6-8pm. Free and open to the public. Gallery Hours: MWF 10am-5pm, TT 10am-7pm, S 11am-3pm Free and open to the publichttp://www.waterworks.org
Art based in observation underlines the importance of the act of seeing. With a deft hand for the miniature and a fair dose of wonder for life observed, Claire Harvey transforms everyday materials and witnessed subjects into fascinating microcosms. For her first solo museum show in the US at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Harvey has assembled an immersive installation completely on site entitled Into the Ordinary. Freehttp://secca.org/exhibition/claire-harvey-daily-measures/
The exhibit explores the unlikely coming together of these two groups, each the object of exclusion and hatred, and examines the ongoing encounter between them as they faced new challenges of life in the segregated South.
New Dance Season! Enrollment Started! Beginner Children Classes will start August 18th and will continue every Mon/Wed at 5PM. Dance Center USA is very passionate to share our knowledge and the magic of ballroom dancing, and provide all the important life skills necessary for children's development. Confidence building, health, manners, partner team work, respect, and communication are just a few of the benefits of children's ballroom dancing. Have your children discover a new passion! $75 a monthhttp://dancecenterusa.com/dance/children_dance_program
Beyond The Arts teaches step by step drawing and painting classes throughout Charlotte. Students learn professional Art terminology and also learn the proper way to use medium. Each child leaves with a completed masterpiece. Visit and "like" our Facebook page to stay up to date with locations and lessons! $7 per studentHttp://www.BeyondTheArts.blogspot.com