Bring lawn chairs and blankets with you so you can sit back and enjoy the music. Kosher-style food and non-alcoholic beverages will be for sale. $5
Almost everyone has an injury from time to time especially those that exercise and participate in sports. As a certified sports physician for over 30 years and a former elite athlete, Dr. Haas will share techniques that miraculously speed up the healing process and tips that will aid your recovery. This class is free but the space is limited. Please call (704) 837-2420 or email reception@HaasWellnessCenters.com to reserve your seat. Free
The exhibit features a site-specific salt installation, as well as recent drawings, photography, sketchbooks and more by Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto.
With gallery closings on the rise, we’re especially pleased to announce a reopening. Hidell Brooks Gallery, which closed its doors back in November of 2012 to renovate and expand its quarters, is back in the game with three distinct exhibition spaces and more storage space. The new floorplan is credited to Lindsay Smith — who also designed the gallery back in 1998 — of Dimcheff Smith Studio. To celebrate, Hidell Brooks will be having a reception for its 15 Year Anniversary Group. The exhibit will showcase artwork by 34 different artists of varying styles and mediums. They include works by artist Sherrie Wolf, who combines detailed still lifes with a backdrop of whimsical landscapes, portraiture and scenery; Selena Beaudry, who uses cut-up pieces of painted paper to intricately layer her colorful, funky compositions; and Miranda Lake, who uses wax and collage to create psychedelic nature displays. Katherine Ace, Philip Geiger, Johan Hagaman, David Kroll, Rana Raochet, Amanda Talley, and many others will also be sharing. Free admission
It's no big surprise that Vicki Sawyer grew up with a family that loved nature or that it rubbed off on the Tennessee-based artist, who frequently paints portraits of animals and surrounding aspects of the wilderness. Her acrylic works are realistic, yet somewhat unnatural in appearance. Having worked closely with painting birds, Sawyer deviates by painting on accessories like hats and masks to her feathered and/or furry subjects. Her latest exhibit at Lark & Key features paintings like these, in addition to others — some of which include a sheep with an assortment of birds nesting in its fur and a child clothed in vines with a bird sitting on his shoulders. It's all just too cute to be true. With pottery by Paula Smith. Opening reception on April 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission
Spring has sprung at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery! Award-winning artist Joni Purk creates vibrant oils with brush or palette knife in many different pictorial styles. On view in May: Purk's seasonal tableaus of flowers, animals, and plants, along with work on this theme by other CFA represented artists. Highlighted THRU May 31. Opening Reception/Meet the Artists: First Friday, May 3, 6-9 p.m. Refreshments served. Gallery hours: Tues 10A-4P; Wed & Thurs 10A-9P; Fri 10A-6P; Sat 10A-2P. Closed Sun and Mon. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FREE
The public is invited to view the creative works of current oil painting students during its “Night Critter’s” 4th Annual Student Art Show which is free to the public and opens on May 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the main gallery located at 316 Main Street, Pineville, NC. In addition to the art exhibit, attendees will be treated to live music by MCC Music (Marie C. Calabro), wine and other beverages, as well as hors d’oeuvres, on opening night. FREE
Opening reception on April 5th, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free