Join us for an evening of learning chalkboard art + hand lettering. This two-hour workshop will focus on lettering styles, techniques, and how to create the perfect chalkboard signage for your holiday party. Working-off of a design concept created by OYS, students will hand-letter their their own holiday sign. All class materials will be provided and are yours to take home! Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Class size is limited. $75/pphttp://www.oldeyorkstation.com/workshops
McColl Center celebrates its 15 year anniversary with an exhibit of mixed-media sculptures, videos and installations by Marek Ranis. In Arctic Utopia, Ranis tracks how climate change is influencing the world and its social and political consequences for humanity. Specifically, he spotlights indigenous cultures and their geographic displacement. Reception on Sept. 19, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
This exhibit isn’t just for folks who’ve had the adrenline rush of skydiving — it’s for everyone interested in the human mind and our continued interest in flying, both in realistic and imaginative senses. Icarus consists of varying mediums, from videos, poetry and photography to paintings, sculptures, installations and performance pieces. Reception on Oct. 18, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
Artists Patricia Steele Raible and Jen Walls collaborated for abstract, illustrative, and symbolic works in this new exhibit. Opening reception on Nov. 7, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Elder Gallery presents paintings by San Francisco artist Daniel Bayless. His show includes a number of paintings of scenes from New York City and northern California. Free to the publichttp://www.elderart.com
Featuring works in oil by South Carolina artist Sally Donovan. Opening reception on Nov. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening reception on Oct. 10, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/brickrowcornelius.
Runs November 5-29, 2014. Opening Reception/Meet the Artist: Friday, November 7, from 6-9pm. Featured: Works in oil by South Carolina artist Sally Donovan, winner of the "Best in Show" category at CFA's 2013 Juried Exhibition. All works available for purchase. Exhibit is free. Gallery hours: Tues 10-4, Wed-Thurs 10-9, Fri 10-6, Sat 10-2, closed Sun-Mon. Free.http://www.charlottefineart.com
This exhibition summarizes a story of young people striving for - and finding creative independence through their art Free
For Danish artist Emil Salto, light experiments are a form of intuitive yet systematic inquiry. The results of Salto’s experiments are carefully modulated interactions with light and shadow: monochromes, photograms, and films. Salto uses light as an agent, through which we can touch on questions of time and space, optics and perception. For his first solo museum exhibition in the United States, several series of photographs and films are shown together. The artist has also created two light and color installations that reach beyond the discrete image to envelop the viewer and choreograph shadows. freehttp://www.secca.org
A horizon line is formed where we observe the edge of the earth meeting the sky. It happens in a space that is almost tangible, where we could seemingly travel, except that as we approach, our changing perspective produces a new distant edge. This dynamic space offers metaphors of consciousness meeting the unconscious, the known and the unknown, and an evolving, intangible finish line. Works by Queens Professor Emeritus Rick Crown, Professor Jane Johnson and Assistant Professor Denny Gerwin will address this theme in a variety of media. Free
Robert Mars’ work is defined by pop culture icons. In this collection, you’ll find African-American legends that include Muhammad Ali, Lena Horne, John Coltrane, Michael Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr., a key figure in the series. Photos, collage and neon bursts of paint embrace the pop art movement and emphasize the significance of these legends. (Anita Overcash)
Using photographs, poetry and film, artists de’Angelo Dia and Shaun El C. Leonardo have created an exhibit based around a former boxer whose career has gone from glory to gloom. In the exhibit, we see the boxer in an abandoned gym with punching bags and debris on the floor around him. This former “macho” man sits with no punches to be thrown, as the exhibit makes a statement about the kickback associated with pain. (Anita Overcash) Free admission
The New York-based artist is proud of her native country of Puerto Rico and her former home in Florida. That’s clear when viewing nature and animals that emerge in her work. Her paintings, often resembling tapestries, are filled with symbols and hidden meanings. They have a curious feel that’s worth the “time and silence.” (Also, the exhibit’s title comes from a song by singer Cesária Évora.) (Anita Overcash)
Cristina Toro makes intuitive paintings that explore our relationship to nature, inner worlds, and unknowable things. Opening night (Nov. 6) you must RSVP free of charge. Freehttp://lacaprojects.com