Opening Reception for Xavier Guardans: Traveling Lights
SOCO Gallery, 421 Providence Road
The Spanish photographer Xavier Guardans will be present for the opening reception of his first ever solo exhibition in the United States. His recently published monograph, Traveling Lights, will be available for purchase and signing.
Traveling Lights is an investigation of the revealing qualities of light in diverse environments. Each work in the series is a visual poem, inviting the viewer to be still and simply look; a rare luxury in today’s perpetually connected and demanding world.
COUTURE COLLECTOR TALK: DESPERATELY SEEKING FASHION WITH SANDY SCHREIER
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon Street
Ticketed event: $25 members, $30 non-members
A lecture by one of the most enthusiastic and comprehensive collectors of fashion and costume. From the Mint’s website: Sandy Schreier’s collection has over 15,000 pieces and is considered by leading museum curators to be the broadest and most extensive private collection of couture.
Modernism + Film – Making Space: 5 Women Changing the Face of Architecture
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 South Tryon Street
Ticketed event: $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 for students
This documentary profiles five leading female architects working in a variety of mediums: Annabelle Selldorf (New York), Marianne McKenna (Toronto), Kathryn Gustafson (Seattle and London), Farshid Moussavi (London) and Odile Decq (Paris).
The Young Affiliates of the Mint throw quite the party, and this should be no exception. Be carried away to 19th century France’s Bell Epoque for food, open bar (Featuring Tito’s Vodka) and dancing. Proceeds benefit CMS students’ visits to the museum through the year.
Reception for Hex Party Art Exhibit
C3 Lab, 2525 Distribution Street
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
How will we be facing the unluckiest day ever? We’re going to an art show supporting emerging artists in our own community: Avery Rose Glen (painter), Christine Rebich (fibers), & Taylor Williams (illustrator). It takes place in one of Charlotte’s newest and hippest coworking spaces and will not disappoint. Music will be provided by DJ Matt Helton and alcohol sales will benefit Charlotte Community Toolbank.
An Evening of Earth and Fire
Elder Gallery, 1520 South Tryon Street
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Clayworks, Charlotte’s best option for ceramics classes and workshops, will host its annual auction supporting their organization. A silent auction will showcase the best work produced by students and instructors of the studio as well as a selection of North Carolina’s finest artists (and there are many).
Arguably the season’s most fun and rowdy art event, The Light Factory’s annual auction proves that photographers really do know how to have fun. This event is for anybody who wants to add a gorgeous artwork to their home; with auction items ranging the spectrum of prices there is truly something for everyone.