This Week: September 5 – 11, 2017


Visit SOCO Gallery‘s new exhibition, La Vie Boheme, featuring the street photography of Ken Van Sickle – their first appearance in Charlotte since he shot them nearly 60 years ago.



Tonight’s a busy night for the arts in Charlotte! Our top pick is the Eduardo Cardozo exhibition at LaCa Projects, with a reception from 6-9pm. We are also super excited about The Light Factory’s 8th Juried Annuale,  open from 6:30-8:30pm. The exhibition features six artists, selected by Anna Walker Skillman: Beth Hankes (Newton, MA), Chuck Hemard (Auburn, AL), Ashley Kauschinger (Columbia, SC), Alex Krajkowski (Eugene, OR), Antonio Martinez (Carbondale, IL) and Kate Shannon (Mansfield, OH).  Also, check out Amy Herman’s exhibition, it wasn’t important until it was, in the Ross Gallery at CPCC from 5:30-7:30pm. Bonus points if you make it to all three events!

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In addition to the Arts and Science Council’s Culture Feast, the McColl Center is also open late tonight. It’s a great opportunity to meet the new artists-in-residence as well as see the Center’s latest exhibition, Shared Space: A New Era, Photos from the Bank of America Collection. The reception will take place from 6-9pm, and there will be a talk with guest curator Lorie Mertes at 6:30pm.



There are a few artists talks planned for Saturday including one at SOCO Gallery with Ken Van Sickle at 10:30am. Not Just Coffee, SOCO’s excellent book store, beautiful exhibition, and a conversation moderated by Jen Sudul Edwards, curator at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Need we say more?

If you missed Friday night’s event at the McColl Center, head over on Saturday from 12-4pm for the Open Studio Saturday. Personally, we prefer the quieter Saturday afternoon event so we can really take in the art and have deeper conversations with the artists-in-residence. There will be a series of artists’ talks on Saturday: 1pm with Jason Woodberry and Marcus Kiser, 1:30pm with Sheila Wyne, 2pm with Orit Hofshi, and 2:30pm with Mark Steven Greenfield.

Also, on Saturday, don’t miss the Mint Museum’s Potter’s Market at the Randolph Road location from 10am-4pm. $10 entry, includes admission to the Museum.

William Baker

William Baker



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