Happy First week of December! We’re here again with your weekly Charlotte art listings but also want to remind you to keep up with what’s on our radar by reading the ARTFUL articles we’re writing in the Charlotte Observer. This week, we talk about Art Week in Miami, two incredible Ceramics sales at CPCC and Winthrop, and Shaun Cassidy’s new sculptures in Reid Park.
This “day of action and mourning” takes place annually on December 1 since 1989. The worldwide event aims to cut off communities from art to show the detrimental effects of the AIDS crisis on creative individuals. Davidson College Galleries covers all of the public art on their campus every year, and museums and galleries around the world will close their doors for the day.
Spotlight Tour: From New York to Nebo: The Artistic Journey of Eugene Thomason
Mint Museum Uptown, 500 S. Tryon St.
Free for members after museum 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 Eugene Thomason exhibition, curated by Martha Severans and organized by the Johnson Collection. The artist has strong ties to the Charlotte area, and even attended Davidson College before enlisting in World War I. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue containing an essay by Severens and a foreword by the Mint’s Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman.
Bechtler Young Visionaries Holiday Party
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
Ticketed event: $55 for BYV members, and $65 for the public.
Join the Bechtler Young Visionaries for their third annual holiday party celebrating the museum’s second floor exhibition, Portraying the Patron: Andy Warhol and the Bechtlers. Enjoy a festive evening featuring music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and an open bar.
Opening Reception for Ralph Turturro: Found Objects
“The primitive scrawls in Turturro’s work are about depth and texture. The color, texts and inadvertent images that grow out of his process of painting are tools he uses to discover a world he describes as “eternally, cosmically and universally real.” He sees this process as similar to that of ‘an archaeologist discovering found objects that send one reeling back and forth through time.'”