This Week: August 8 – 14

WEDNESDAY

Ben Owen Presentation
Mint Museum UPTOWN
3-4pm; meet the artist later at the Mint during their free open hours, 5-9pm.
FREE, but reservation required.
The Owen family has been an integral part of the clay tradition in NC for several generations. Ben Owen’s presentation will center around his research and process.

THURSDAY

Francis Bitoni Presentation
Mint Museum UPTOWN
6-7pm
FREE, but reservation required.
Designer Francis Bitoni will discuss how algorithmic design practices can add value to a brand beyond fit and sizing. Meet the artist in a post-talk reception.

Image credit: Francis Bitonti, designer (American, 1983– ), United Nude, manufacturer (The Netherlands, 2003– ), 3D Systems, 3D printer (Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1986–). Mutatio Shoe, 2015, 3D printed polymer, gold plate, leather. Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Mint Museum Auxiliary. T0115.1 Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. © Francis Bitonti, 2015.

Image credit: Francis Bitonti, designer (American, 1983– ), United Nude, manufacturer (The Netherlands, 2003– ), 3D Systems, 3D printer (Rock Hill, South Carolina, 1986–). Mutatio Shoe, 2015, 3D printed polymer, gold plate, leather. Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Mint Museum Auxiliary. T0115.1 Collection of The Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. © Francis Bitonti, 2015.

FRIDAY

Future of Design: How Tech is Transforming Designing the Built Environment
Skookum
12noon
FREE, but register here.
Scott MacMeekin and Brad Brogdon from Gensler, leading architecture and design firm, will give a presentation about building information modeling and the use of virtual and augmented reality to develop and idea in tangible space.

SATURDAY

Member Show Opening Reception
McColl Center for Art + Innovation
5-9pm
FREE
In addition to the Prompt exhibition, the McColl Center will open their first member show – a non-juried, salon-style exhibition, featuring artwork by current McColl Center Members. The exhibition will be on view through August 27, 2016.

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