Located in the Middleton McMillan Gallery. Opening reception June 1st. Free
As we approach a new school year, Payton’s Promise CAPC humbly ask you to support their back-to-school Anti-Bullying Book Bag Drive. A simple donation of $10 will supply a child with a Book Bag filled with supplies for the 2013-2014 school year. If you are a business owner consider making your business a “drop off” location for Book Bags. All Book Bags will be given out FREE in Charlotte & Greensboro, NC! For more information on how you can get involved with Payton’s Promise please contact: Charlotte, NC- Melvonne Banks 704.838.6288, mbanks@PaytonsPromise.org Greensboro, NC- Donzell Owens 336.327.7974, donzello@PaytonsPromise.org
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
Don’t miss the red-carpet worthy, star-studded coming attraction at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. “Lights. Camera. NASCAR.” illustrates the tremendous appeal NASCAR holds both on the track and the big screen. Glitz and glamour await as you explore NASCAR’s legacy in Hollywood from the promotion of blockbusters like “Jurassic Park” to starring roles in smash hits like “Days of Thunder.” Artifacts are ready for their close-ups and include items like the Doc Hudson car from “CARS,” the Wonder Bread car from “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and dozens of other artifacts straight from the set. Admission is $19.95 for adults, $17.95 for seniors and military, $12.95 for children 5-12 and free for children younger than 5.
Charlotte New Music is reaching out to young and aspiring musicians with this event, which brings in veteran composers and professional musicians for performances, collaborative workshops, concerts and studies with attendees. $8-$10 for general admission, $15 class fee
Tuesday, June 18 – 8:00pm – Orlando Cela & Charlotte Flute Choir with Patrick McGinty •Charlotte Flute Association will perform a concert full of brand new music along with percussionist Patrick McGinty & visiting artist Orlando Cela! Sunday, June23 - 3:00pm IKTUS :: Performers: Denise Fillion, piano, Chris Graham, percussion Program: Kontakte by Karlhienz Stockhausen, Red Arc / Blue Veil by John Adams, & Four new commissions by CNMF participating composers.•Charlotte Flute Association will perform a concert full of brand new music along with percussionist Patrick McGinty & visiting artist Orlando Cela! $15
Exhibit explores science and physics through hands-on interaction and experimentation. The exhibit allows visitors to launch objects into the air, lie on a bed of nails, crush a garbage can, use a laser to listen to secret messages and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old
The interactive exhibit features Charlotte and its 13 surrounding counties as a case study to illustrate the profound changes in the South since the Civil War. $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and children 6-18 years old; Free for children 5 years old and under
DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT In the years since the dissolution of the Talking Heads, David Byrne has been a prolific collaborator, cashing in on his well-deserved respect by pairing up with the likes of everyone from Brian Eno to Sharon Jones to Fatboy Slim. His 2012 release with St. Vincent, Love This Giant, was one of his best collaborations to date. Borrowing bombastic, rhythm-driven horns from hip-hop, the duo crafted a lively record, full of Byrne’s signature bizarro-pop. And, as is his fashion, Byrne made sure there was a thrilling live show to take on the road. Expect a stage jam-packed with musicians, stepping in time as they, say, toot a French horn. You’re not liable to see many shows like this in your lifetime.
Discover the secrets of stuff through chemistry and physics in this exhibit that allows visitors to experiment with forces and materials, through magnetism, electricity and more. Admission to the museum is $12 for adults; $10 for seniors and $9 for children; Free admission to children under 2 years old