This Week: November 16 – 22

Wednesday

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Taste of the Mint
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 South Tryon
4-7 p.m.
Ticketed Event: $35 members, $50 non-members

For the latest iteration of CHarlotte’s best food-and-art event, attendees will be guided through the new Viva Moschino! exhibition before enjoying pairings of msmall plates and beverages at two of Charlotte’s favorite restaurants: Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth, and Mimosa Grill.

Thursday

Viva Moschino curator tour
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 South Tryon
12:00-12:20 p.m.
FREE after exhibition admission

In an effort to encourage attendance at all Levine Center for the Arts institutions, new efforts like 20 minute curator tours have been instated. We recommend this one of the new Viva Moschino! show; we imagine a quick rundown of the highlights and enough time to instagram once or twice!

Embroidery by Janet Lasher

Embroidery by Janet Lasher

Contemporary Embroidery Workshop with Janet Lasher
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
6-8 p.m.
$30 per person, with materials provided. Registration Required.

“In this hands-on workshop, participants will use needle and thread to create small individual images or samplers on fabric, and Lasher will discuss specialized techniques for using other basic materials for embroidery. Please bring any vintage linens, clothing, appropriate printed fabrics or photographs you would like to explore for use in a larger project.”

Friday

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Mccoll Center Open House & Jewelry Jubilee
McColl Center for Art & Innovation
6-9 p.m.
FREE

We love a good Open House night at the McColl Center. This Friday evening’s event takes the place of Palate to Palette but it’s now free and there will be a great jewelry market featuring work by Kate Allen, Eliana Arenas, Claudia Griffin, Anne Fiala, Chelsea Arthur, Tara Locklear, Tabitha Ott, Katie Poterala, Laura Wood, Anna Johnson, and more. Stephen L. Hayes and Ivan Toth Depena will have work on view in the 2nd and 3rd floor galleries, and Anne Lemanski’s show SIMULACRA will remain open on the first floor.

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Alf Ward

Gallery 5 Annual Holiday Sale
Gallery 5, 131 East Main Street, Rock Hill
5-7 p.m. on Friday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday
FREE

This gallery crawl through Rock Hill will feature work by artists in all media. We’re especially excited about the work of Alf Ward, husband of recent McColl alumna Carolina Ward. Other open studios and shops include Overhead Station Fine Gifts, Arts Council 121 and Gettys Pottery Center.

Micah Cash, Fort Loudoun.

Micah Cash, Fort Loudoun.

Reception for A Few of Our Favorite Things
Sozo Gallery, Hearst Tower, 214 North Tryon Street
5:30-8:30
FREE

This group show will feature small works (think under $300) by a number of talented Charlotte and regional artists. Work on view by: Micah Cash, Leonor Demori Neisler, Indrani Nayar-Gal, Wan Marsh, Dennis Gerwin, Liz Barber, Mary Rouseaux, BJ Weeks, Arthur Brouthers.

Elizabeth Turk

Elizabeth Turk

Reception for Elizabeth Turk: Shell Mandalas
New Gallery of Modern Art, 435 South Tryon, Suite 110
5-8 p.m.
FREE

While Elizabeth Turk is based out of New York and LA, she has strong ties to Charlotte: she is a McColl Center alumni Artist-in-Residence and she has work in the collection of the Mint Museum. Elizabeth Turk is also known as a sculptor, but has recently completed this new body of work, composed of large square prints of x-rays of seashells and rocks. They are quite elegant!

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