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Celebrating Carolina Artists

Through July 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
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Realism – Abstract – In Between

Through Aug. 1

Featuring works by seven gallery artists, including Javier Barbosa, Cheryl Chapman, Calvin Jones, Stephanie Neely, Angelita Surmon, Ralph Turturro, and Dianne White. Opening reception on July 2.

Elder Gallery (map)
1520 South Tryon St.
South End
phone 704-370-6337

The Light Factory Members’ Exhibition

Through Aug. 7

For years, folks at The Light Factory have provided Charlotteans with exhibits and educational classes in the realm of contemporary art and photography. So, it’s no wonder that LF members should have an exhibition to show off the stuff that they’ve been creating.

The Light Factory (map)
1817 Central Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-333-9755

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

Prison Zoo

Through Aug. 14

Folks with a love for art and Forensic Files will find this new exhibit of works by interdisciplinary artist Alix Lambert to be a compelling look at crime and humanity. But there's more than finger prints to this exhibit, which takes its title from a claymation piece that Lambert worked on with other Charlotte filmmakers. Two animals share a cell in the flick that's designed to capture the essence of prison life. Free admission

McColl Center for Art + Innovation (map)
721 N. Tryon St.
Uptown
phone 704-332-5535

Latin American Masters: The Quest of Printmaking

Through Aug. 21

Following LaCa’s two-year anniversary and an impressive showcase of works seen in its Collective exhibit comes this new exhibit that places an emphasis on printmaking. Works by five Latin American artists —Guillermo Kuitca, Fernando De Szyszlo, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Oswaldo Guayasamin and Wifredo Lam — will be on view. Reception on June 11, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Free admission

LaCa Projects (map)
1429 Bryant St.
FreeMore West
phone 704-837-1688

We Are

Through Aug. 23

This new exhibit depicts Young Women’s Christian Association’s (YWCA) contribution to social justice, spanning its 112 year involvement in Charlotte. From supporting women in textile mills to recent programs such as Women in Transition, Families Together and Youth Programs, We Are follows YWCA’s initiatives up to present day Free with museum admission

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

Figures: Works by Carl Plansky

Through Aug. 29

The exhibit features abstract expressionist Carl Plansky's paintings and drawings of the human figure. Opening reception on Aug. 7. . Free admission

Elder Gallery (map)
1520 South Tryon St.
South End
phone 704-370-6337

Robert Motherwell: A Centenary Exhibition

Through Aug. 29

The exhibit features a variety of works by artist Robert Motherwell.

Jerald Melberg Gallery (map)
625 S. Sharon Amity Road
South Charlotte
phone 704-365-3000

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

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

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

America on Paper: Highlights from Mint Museum's Collection

Through 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

Social Painting

Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
phone 704-323-6856
fun@paintpartyz.com
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Please join us for an evening of SOCIAL PAINTING. Absolutely NO art experience is required. This is a FREESTYLING session where you are encouraged to paint ANYTHING that you prefer. A Paint Coach will be available to guide you on painting any subject. This event fosters creativity and encourages painting experimentation in an atmosphere of cultural exchange, conversation, encouragement, and freedom of expression. Refreshments and all Art Supplies, including a 16"x20" canvas, will be provided. YOU just need to show up, create, and have fun!! 15

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The Last Word Used Books and Media (map)
230 E. WT Harris Blvd., Suite B11
General Charlotte Area Social Painting

Trivia Tuesday with Lana Cane!

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phone 704-332-6608
lanacane@daveyknits.com
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Join "The girl you are just itching to see" Lana Cane and her cast - Point Bitch Peter and DJ Phillip for Trivia Tuesday at Petra's Piano Bar! Trivia takes place every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. Winning teams win a $50 bar tab from Petra's or a $100 check written to the charity of their choosing! Free

http://www.facebook.com/lanacanetrivia
Petra's Piano Bar and Cabaret (map)
1919 Commonwealth Ave.
Plaza Midwood
phone 704-332-6608
Trivia Tuesday with Lana Cane!
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