This week will finally feel like Spring around Charlotte. Spring makes us happy. So does art. Here’s a list of happiness provoking art activities we will be engaged in this week.
If you find yourself with some free time during the day on Monday, you might want to check out the lecture at the Mint Museum Randolph. Daisy Bridges, Delhom Service League member, will present her second lecture in a three-part series about Wedgwood. If you want to learn more about the blue and white beauties, pop in at 1pm for the free talk.
Head out to the Rowe Art Gallery at UNCC to see two different exhibitions. Praxis: A Student Show features the work of print media students in conjunction with Seattle-based artist Amanda Lee, 2015 McColl Center for Art + Innnovation/UNC Charlotte Visiting artist. Using printed remnants from his process, Jon Swindler (Printmaking and Book Arts faculty in the Lamar Dodd School of Art at the University of Georgia), presents a solo exhibition in the Upper Rowe Gallery. There will be a panel discussion in conjunction with Praxis beginning at 4pm. Reception to follow from 5-7pm. Praxis: A Student Show and Jon Swindler: Raise/Frame/Raze, are on view through March 31.
Davidson is really just a quick sprint up I-77, especially if you can avoid rush hour. We recommend checking out the latest exhibition beginning this Thursday by Cort Savage. Interiorities: A Decade of Inevitable Forms concludes a ten-year series by Savage, a Professor of Art at Davidson College. The exhibition, presented in the Van Every Gallery at the Katherine and Tom Belk Visual Art Center, opens with a reception from 6-8pm. The artist will give a brief gallery talk at 6:30pm. Interiorities will be on view through April 12.
Curious about the Art-in-Transit program of the Charlotte Area Transit System? Well then visit the Levine Museum of the New South this Sunday from 2:30-3:30pm. Visit Looking Forward/Looking Back, an exhibition focused on the CityLYNX Gold Line. The one hour program will feature a tour of the exhibit, additional information about artist Nancy O’Neill, the Art-in-Transit process, and the historical material within each of the artist’s designs. Following the tour, attendees will have an opportunity to participate in a guided discussion about the artist’s chosen theme, materials, and methods. The event is free but reservations are recommended.