There are plenty of arts related activities this week in Charlotte to keep us happy, starting tonight…
The Bechtler Museum of Art has scheduled another exciting talk in conjunction with their exhibition, British Invasion. On Monday, January 12, Dr. Karen Stock, Associate Professor of Art History at Winthrop University, will present a talk entitled “The Decorative: Bridget Riley’s Modernist Sin.” This ‘Modern Monday’ event begins at 6pm with a reception/cash bar); the talk starts at 6:30pm. The event is $4 for members and $8 for non-members. You may purchase your ticket at the door or in advance. (FYI, if you haven’t seen the exhibition yet, it is up for about another month.)
The Mint Museum Uptown hosts another Taste of the Mint on Wednesday, January 14. The event begins at 4pm and will include tastings from Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, and e2 Emeril’s Eatery. For $35 (members)/$50 (non-members), you will get to sample small plates and paired beverages, and enjoy a guided tour through the Romare Bearden Gallery and permanent collections. If you can’t make the event this Wednesday, don’t worry – it happens monthly. And just a reminder: the museum is open every Wednesday evening until 9pm (free evening admission). Pre-Registration is required.
Another fantastic option for Wednesday evening takes places at the Rowe Art Galleries at UNC-Charlotte where two new exhibitions will be presented: Professor David Brodeur, Associate Professor of Graphic Design, presents Semantics & The Second Amendment, and Thomas Schmidt, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary 3-D Studio, presents Data Mine. The reception for both exhibitions will take place on Wednesday, January 14 from 5-7pm. The exhibitions are up through January 28, 2015.
Central Piedmont Community College’s art galleries will open a new exhibition on Thursday evening, January 15, by Adrian Rhodes. The event will begin with an artist talk at 4pm in Tate Hall. The reception will take place in the Ross Gallery from 5-7pm. We are excited to see new work from this SC-based printmaker/mixed media artist!
After the CPCC opening, head to the Mint Museum Uptown for their Contemporary Architecture & Design lecture with Wendell Castle. Castle helped establish the studio furniture movement in the 1960s. Hoorah for the Mint for bringing such an influential figure to our city. The talk is from 6-8pm and costs $5 for Mint members and students/$12 for non-members.
After such a busy art week we suggest a leisurely weekend…after all, the year just began but there are a lot of exciting projects on the horizon! Stay tuned.