This Week: February 8-14

THURSDAY

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The Black Lunch Table project
McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 North Tryon Street
5:30-8:30
FREE

Organized by Winter 2016 Artist-in-Residence Heather Hart and collaborator Jina Valentine, participants of this event will meet to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of visual artists from the African Diaspora. Participants will help create historical documents that respond to the urgent need for a reconstruction of the art historical record.

No specialized knowledge of the subjects or Wikipedia editing experience is required. Bring a laptop if you have one. A brief overview of the basics of Wikipedia editing will be given at the start of the edit-a-thon.

FRIDAY

Opening Reception for Home Grown
Cornelius Art Center, 19725 Oak Street, Cornelius
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE

Home Grown is the Center’s annual local art showcase, featuring the works of local artists in all mediums and all ages and levels, from Cornelius, Charlotte and the surrounding areas. Entries including paintings, pottery, photography, collage, sculpture, etc., are included in this exhibit.

Diane Arbus, Two Friends at Home, NYC, 1965. Gelatin silver print, 14” x 11”. Davidson College Art Gallery Purchase, © Estate of Diane Arbus.

Diane Arbus, Two Friends at Home, NYC, 1965. Gelatin silver print, 14” x 11”. Davidson College Art Gallery Purchase, © Estate of Diane Arbus.

Opening Reception for POSES & PROJECTIONS: Portraits Davidson College Collection
The Light Factory, 1817 Central Avenue
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FREE

Poses and Projections highlights 20th-century portraits chosen from Davidson College’s permanent art collection by co-curators Lia Newman and Lili Corbus. It includes works by notable photographers such as Andy Warhol, Diane Arbus, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Robert Mapplethorpe, Mary Ellen Mark, Harry Callahan, and others. This diverse body of work represents the wide variety of perspectives creative photographers bring to their depictions of human subjects. From the posed studio images of celebrities to candid shots of family life, from the documentary to the surreal, we see far more than mere visual descriptions of faces and bodies. The portraits in this show also allude to deeper complexities: projections of ideals, psychological interiors of the self, and the nuances of social identity.

Saturday

Open Studio Saturday
McColl Center for Art + Innovation, 721 North Tryon Street
12-4 p.m.
FREE

You know the drill: art, open artist studios, and lots of great conversations. Fun event for both adults and children.

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