SEMANTICS, SEMIOTICS, & THE SECOND AMENDMENT The right to bear arms is one of the most controversial subjects in the U.S., where guns kill tens of thousands of people every year. For this exhibit, David Brodeur analyzes the popular culture behind gun control. He shares his own views about guns in some surprising ways (take, for example, one of his works where a crown of thorns hangs over a hand gun). (Anita Overcash)
The exhibit showcases lithographs, drawings, sculptures and paintings created by British artists, including Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Bridget Riley.
Artist Stacey Davidson — also an assistant professor of fine art at Winthrop University — makes dolls to dangle alongside her paintings and installations. Her new exhibit is comprised of artwork that uses the figures to showcase ideas related to the human condition and the beauty and vulnerability that we face in the world at large. Reception on Jan. 23, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anita Overcash)
MONDAY NIGHT ALLSTARS
What: For roughly two decades, the Monday Night Allstars have given people a great reason to get out of the house early in the week. Filled with soul, rock and plenty of talent, the musicians who make up this group are some of Charlotte’s finest. The recent departure of guitarist Dustin Hofsess led to the return of Joe Lindsay. Others include Jim Brock, Chris Allen, Rick Blackwell, Ziad Rabie and Shana Blake. (Jeff Hahne)
It's Find Your Muse open mic night at The Evening Muse this and every Monday. Musicians, grab up your music gear and head over to perform one of your own creations in front of a crowd. No one can guarantee they'll be liked, but constructive criticism is always helpful! Get there early to snag a performance spot. And, if you don't play, come out to watch. You never know who might show up. $3