This Week: September 22-28

We’ve been super busy with art events all month. This week is no exception. Below you will find some happenings we’re excited about as we wrap up September.

On Tuesday, we’re looking forward to the Arts & Science Council‘s Imagine 2025: Share the Vision, a creative and interactive arts event, featuring speakers in the fields of art, education, data, energy, design and health services. The event will take place from 9am-4pm at the Booth Playhouse at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Advanced tickets required. We just can’t wait to hear from the speakers, including Dennis Scholl, Knight Foundation vice president for arts; Aaron Dworkin, founder, Sphinx Organization and member of President Obama’s National Council on the Arts; and one of our personal favorite local celebs, Shaun Cassidy, artist and professor at Winthrop University.

Film Screening: Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People
Thursday, September 25, 2014 7-10 pm
Organized by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture; screened at the Wells Fargo Auditorium at Knight Theatre, 430 S Tryon Street.
$5 members/$10 public
Inspired by Dr. Deborah Willis’ book, Reflections in Black, Thomas Allen Harris‘ film is a unique investigation of the way black photographers have used the camera to document, define, and re-present blackness over the past 160 years.The screening will be followed by Q & A with Harris, Willis, and Jonell Logan, Gantt Center Director of Education and Public Programs.

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Start your Saturday morning off at 11 am with artist Mary Frank at Jerald Melberg Gallery’Coffee & Conversation event. We’re interested to hear from Frank whose works are included in many prestigious collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art, to name a few.

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Round out your Saturday with a visit to the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Their Open Studio Saturday is a great opportunity to meet the new artists in residence. Docent-led tours start at 11:30 and the event runs until 4pm.

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