Check out these art events, happening this week in Charlotte and the surrounding area.
Work by Jeannine Marchand
Jeannine Marchand: Con relación al espacio at LaCa Projects: The Puerto Rican artist with North Carolina ties (she lives in Spruce Pine) builds her artwork around the idea of environment. Her newest series of installations, comprised as a body of work titled "A Room of One's Own," comes to LaCa Projects to take viewers on an artistic journey. Her works are defined through folds, creases, twists and voluptuous overlap that places emphasis on space and architectural structures. Come for the opening reception of the exhibit and enjoy wine and good conversation. Free admission. Opening reception on May 8, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibit continues through June 20. LaCa Projects, 1429 Bryant St. 704-837-1688. www.lacaprojects.com.
Work by Aurora Robson
Aurora Robson: Stayin' Alive at McColl Center for Visual Art: Call her an environmental activist, a peace-maker or a contemporary artist, but Aurora Robson is also a lover of plastics. For her multi-media installations, she gives the material a significant role in addressing issues related to both human consciousness and the environment. According to information on the exhibit, the title is "asking us to consider what exactly staying alive on earth entails." Her usage of plastics and other debris should leave us contemplating what we consume on a daily basis and how our decisions will affect future generations. It's a powerful concept, but one that is delivered through whimsical, beautifully executed work that makes you rethink the usage of plastic. Free admission. Opening reception on May 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Exhibit continues through June 28. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.
Properly Obsessive/The Appian Way at Studio K: Featuring new works by local multimedia artists Linda Vista and Tom Thoune. Both artists reuse discarded materials and give them a new life through their artwork. Light refreshments, beer and wine will be available during the opening reception. Free admission. May 9, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Studio K, 2024 East 7th St.