This Week: September 26-October 2, 2016


In celebration of the Pulitzer centennial this year, CPCC will host Pulitzer NC: The Power of Words in collaboration with NC Humanities Council. Learn about the related public programs here, but in conjunction with these events, editorial cartoons of three generations of Charlotte Observer Pultizer Prize winners – Gene Payne, Doug Marlette and Kevin Siers – will be presented in a pop up exhibition. The exhibition will be on view in the atrium of the Overcash building September 26-30, along with photographs of CPCC alumnus and Pulitzer Prize winner John H. White.



Don’t we all need to be uplifted right now? Check out the artist residency talk with Orit Hofshi at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation entitled, The Power of Life: Uplifting Women. The event, hosted by the McColl Center, the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University, and the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte, will be led by Israeli artist-in-residence Hofshi, and moderated by Dr. Racelle Weiman. The event will focus on finding our individual and collective voices to move beyond victim and survivor. The event will begin with networking at 5:30pm and move into a community conversation beginning at 6pm. You are invited to share your story if you wish. The event is free, but registration is recommended.

Orit Hofshi

Orit Hofshi


From 5-7pm, attend the opening reception for Pervasive Pollution at CPCC’s Ross Gallery. Meet some of the student artists from the metalsmithing and jewelry design programs at Winthrop University, CPCC, and Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, as they come together for the next presentation of their work, a collaborative exhibition that premiered at Winthrop and has since traveled to Indiana University.  Artists from each school interpreted the topic of pollution as it applied directly to their person or personal surroundings.

Jona Maiorano, "From a Flourishing Ecosystem to a Dead Zone," 2015, Object with brooch; copper, brass, shell, coral, Prismacolor; Photo credit: Michael F. O’Neill

Jona Maiorano, “From a Flourishing Ecosystem to a Dead Zone,” 2015, Object with brooch; copper, brass, shell, coral, Prismacolor; Photo credit: Michael F. O’Neill

Then, head to Petra’s to see an exhibition of fantastical works by Grace Stott. The reception begins at 7pm, but the exhibition will be visible during Petra’s normal business hours during the month of October. This exhibition is part of a series of gallery takeovers by The Dwelling. Support them – they are doing some great work bringing people together around art in our city.


Grace Stott, “Black Hole Kitty,” 2015, gel transfers and acrylic on wood


The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art opens a new exhibition (during normal business hours, Mondays, Wednesday-Saturdays 10am-5pm; Sundays 12-5pm; closed Tuesdays) on September 30th, Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered. The exhibition will present modern and contemporary works by an array of artists including Joan Miró, Italo Valenti, Eduardo Chillida, Victor Vasarely, Angel Duarte, Gina Gilmour, Antoni Tàpies, Pablo Picasso, Marino Marini, Giorgio Morandi, Le Corbusier, Maud Gatewood, Laurent Jiménez-Balaguer, Edouard Pignon, Bruno Meier, Jim Nicholson, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and more. After a period of intense research, the museum is happy to re-launch the collection with more significant information about the artists and artworks in the Bechtler family collection.


Robert S. Gessner, “Ciudadela I (Citadel I),” 1965, oil on canvas. © Galleria il Tesoro, Switzerland

The reception for Unibrow is tonight, from 7-10pm at Goodyear Arts. The exhibition was curated by Grace Stott and Rebecca Henderson. Artists selected were focused around four concepts: nudity, humor, skill, and popular culture ideas the two curators found to be common in both high and low brow art practices. We’re glad to see a list of artists both familiar and unfamiliar to us: Nia Burks (VA), Hannah Barnhardt (NC), Emily Braswell (NC), Renee Cloud (NC), Adam Cohen (NC), Fart.pdf (NC), Zach Greenway (SC), Anitra Haendel, Dustin Harbin (NC), Jennifer Laskowski (NC), Katrina Magowan (CA), Jill Marten (NC), Jaydan Moore (NC), Jessica Moss (NC), Kate Nation (NC), Marissa Paternoster (NJ), Camilla Romero (NYC), Ian Vanek, Radar, Kari Reardon (CA), Barbara Schreiber (NC), Skye Asta Devine Schirmer (NYC), Egbert Vongmalaithong (VA), Dammit Wesley (NC). The exhibition will run through October 15.

Annie Evelyn, "Impolite Chair," hidden whoopee cushion in antique chair

Annie Evelyn, detail, “Impolite Chair,” hidden whoopee cushion in antique chair

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