It’s kind of a quiet week in terms of art openings/events around Charlotte, but there is still plenty to see at galleries and museums around the city. Here’s what we suggest:
If you find yourself in Uptown Charlotte on Monday, have no fear. While most of the museums are closed, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is open! Check out British Invasion through February 18. You can also check out some works of art by Marek Ranis and Maja Godlewska on permanent display in the Nascar Hall of Fame Plaza.
If you can steal a few minutes during your workday, go see Edward Bulbusti: Form and Structure at Elder Gallery. The gallery is open Wednesdays – Fridays from 10am-5:30pm and on Saturdays from 10am-2pm.
As you know, both locations of the Mint Museum provide free admission on Wednesday evenings until 9pm. This week, you can check out Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100 at the Uptown Location. There is a spotlight tour at 6:30pm during which you will learn more about Edward Laning‘s painting, T.R. in Panama. After looking at the painting documenting Teddy Roosevelt’s visit to the Canal, you can head to the James B. Duke Auditorium to see excerpts from Ken Burns’ documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.
The Bechtler Young Visionaries are hosting a talk on January 29 from 5:30-7:30pm at Sozo Gallery. Part of The Art of Collecting series, the talk, open only to members of the Young Visionaries, will feature local artists Carmella Jarvi and Arthur Brouthers. The gallery is located in Hearst Tower at 214 N. Tryon Street. RSVP required.
On Friday night you will find us in Greensboro, as several Charlotte-area artists will have work in the Greenhill’s exhibition, Fritz Janschka’s Portrait Museum and Self-Portraits by NC Artists. The reception is from 6:30-8:30pm and will remain on view through April 2. We can’t wait to see portraits by some great North Carolina artists, including Barbara Schreiber, Hagit Barkai, Darren Douglas Floyd, Denee Black, Alia El-Bermani, Eric Olsen, Elizabeth Matheson, Richard Stenhouse, and Juie Rattley III to name just a few. You won’t want to miss this!