Spring into the study and practice of asana, pranayama, meditation, and the abundant tradition of yoga, with a collective of passionate, well-versed local teachers! Celebrated professors of Eastern religion, Dr. Bill Mahony and Dr. Marcy Braverman Goldstein, will join Be Yoga instructors Sarah Faircloth and Allison Modafferi Brewster, for an engaging exploration into the essence of yoga. Full Weekend $180.00 - Friday evening $35
They say you are either remembered or forgotten after death. But Emilio Stanzani falls somewhere between those lines. A renowned Swiss sculptor and artist (1906-1977), his abstract works continue to circulate the globe, yet little seems to surface about Stanzani himself (try a quick Google search and you'll see what I mean). That makes the new exhibit of his works, Appetite for Risk: Works by Emilio Stanzani, at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art all the more curious. Though small, the exhibit only contains 12 works created by Stanzani between 1956 and 1968, it provides insight into the styles of his works, which vary from abstract drawings, sketches and paintings that are polychromatic and shape shifting, to more representational sculptures of wood, stone and bronze. While you're there, be sure to check out the museum's main exhibit, Artistic Relationships: Partners, Mentors and Lovers, as well as other collections of mid-20th century artwork by big name artists. $4-$8 (free for members and children ages 10 and under)
It's not an exaggeration to say that love is in the air at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. The museum's latest exhibit showcases more than 50 pieces by some of modern art's most renowned figures including Joan Miró and Alexander Calder. Artistic Relationships digs deep to expose the ways these artists were connected to one another through shared passions and more personal circumstances. Many of them shared friendships, love affairs (ooh la-la!) and teacher/student relationships. Think of this as the closest you're ever going to get to a Midnight in Paris-type experience. $4-$8
The nominees have been announced and 15 winners will be named at the 2nd Annual Blumey Awards this Sunday evening at Belk Theater. Thirty-two high school musical productions are competing for bragging rights from across 16 counties in the Metrolina region. So literally hundreds of performers, teachers, classmates and proud parents will be sweating out the judges’ verdicts — an ideal recipe for partisan pandemonium. But even if you’re none of the above, there’s plenty to enjoy: live excerpts from each of the six finalists for the Best Musical award — Young Frankenstein, Les Miz, Beauty and the Beast, Once Upon a Ma, Footloose and Oklahoma! — plus two showcase medleys featuring all the nominees for the coveted Best Actress and Best Actor honors. Those two winners get to participate in the national Jimmy Awards program in New York. Besides the high stakes, the high excitement and the high-octane talent, there’s a chichi aspect to the proceedings hosted by WBTV anchor Maureen O’Boyle. Premium seat holders are invited to the 5:45 p.m. VIP black-tie reception before ambling over to the main event at 7 p.m. $30-$45
Catherine, a troubled young woman who has spent years caring for her father, a brilliant but unstable mathematician. Following his death, she must deal with the arrival of her estranged sister and the attentions of her father’s former student who hopes to find valuable work in the notebooks he left behind. A burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: how much of her father’s madness —or genius — did she inherit? $18.00 - $28.00
Step into the Elements! Kids' Camp Discover and experiment with the seven elements of art using a variety of materials. Be inspired and learn how famous artists used the elements as you construct your own masterpiece. Time: Monday-Friday June 10-14 Ages 7-9: 10 a.m.-11 a.m., $100 Ages 10-12: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $120 To register, call or visit the Gallery or email email@example.com with questions. Gallery Hours: Tues 10A-4P; Wed & Thurs 10A-9P; Fri 10A-6P; Sat 10A-2P. Closed Sun & Mon. See listing.
Experiments in Abstraction with Watercolor Experiment with various nontraditional techniques on a two-dimensional surface and create your own expressive work. Time: Saturdays, June 8, 15, 22, and 29, 10:30–1 p.m. Ages: 16 to Adult Cost: $100 Floral Painting in Watercolor Experiment with various techniques while focusing on floral imagery. Discover colors, techniques, and shapes that are personally significant. Supply list at time of registration. Additional supplies available during studio time. Time: Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Ages: 16 to Adult Cost: $150 Gallery Hours: Tues 10A-4P; Wed & Thurs 10A-9P; Fri 10A-6P; Sat 10A-2P. Closed Sun & Mon. See listing.
Clay Workshop for Teens (When Pigs Fly!) Two Saturdays. The first week, make your flying pig out of sculpture clay utilizing the pinch pot method. The next week, glaze it in fun colors to adorn your yard. Pick up work at the gallery following firing. Time: June 8 and June 15, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Ages: 12-16 Cost: $75 per participant Watercolor Abstraction for Teens Learn the basics of painting with watercolor. Experiment with color, texture, line, shape, and composition. All supplies included. Time: Monday-Friday, July 8-12 , 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ages: 12-16 Cost: $110. Gallery open Tuesday-Saturday. See listing.
Create your own characters and stories as you write your own comic strip. Campers will learn techniques using colored pencils, markers, and pens to develop their unique style. All supplies included. Certificate presented last day of camp. Time: Monday-Friday, August 12-16 Ages 7-9: 11 a.m.-12 p.m., $90 Ages 10-12: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., $110 To register, call or visit the gallery, or send an email with questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery Hours: Tues 10A-4P; Wed & Thurs 10A-9P; Fri 10A-6P; Sat 10A-2P. Closed Sun & Mon. See listing.
Highlights a variety of treasures from the Charlotte Museum of History collection, as well as borrowed items. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old
This exhibit traces a Charlotte city flag's journey to the North and South Poles. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old
Tells the story of Charlotte from the nation's first Gold Rush through the Civil War, World War II and other significant events up to the present day. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old
Learn about 18th century settlers who traveled the Great Wagon Road into the rugged N.C. Piedmont frontier. You can also view Charlotte, as it appeared in 1775 through an interactive diorama. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old
Chronicles the restoration of the Alexander homesite and explores the names and faces, myths and legends, surrounding the more than 230 year old home. $6 for adults; $5 for students and seniors; $3 for children 6-12 years old; Free for children under 6 years old