This Week: April 3-9


Elizabeth Alexander opens a solo exhibition at Hodges Taylor on Friday April 7. Elizabeth Alexander, BELLINGRATH gardens & home (All the Flowers), 2008-2011, collaged book pages from Bellingrath Gardens and Home published by: Bellingrath-Morse Foundation; 1st edition (1974), 38 x 9 inches.


2017 Juried Student Show
CPCC Pease Gallery
5:30-7:30 p.m.

Student Awards Presentation: 5:30-6pm, Pease Auditorium
Student Show Opening Reception: 6-7:30p.m., Pease Gallery


Opening Reception for We See Heaven Upside Down: MyLoan Dinh & Lee Baumgarten
CPCC Ross Galleries
7:30- 9:30 p.m.

We See Heaven Upside Down is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that responds to the challenges concerning mass migration, displacement, and identity in contemporary society. Based on collaborative work initiated by artists and educators MyLoan Dinh and Lee Baumgarten in 2015, their project has since developed into an international creative dialogue that seeks to stimulate further discourse and understanding around these issues, inviting collaboration from those with both non-migratory and immigrant or refugee backgrounds.


Opening Reception for Elizabeth Alexander: I May Not Be A Lion
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy (in their new location!)
6-8 p.m.

Alexander deconstructs and reconstructs appropriated materials to question symbols of femininity, domesticity and class and confront the American dream. ‘I May Not Be A Lion’ references Queen Elizabeth I’s iconic quote about underestimation: “I may not be a lion, but I am a lion’s cub and I have a lion’s heart.”

Artist talk on Saturday, May 20th at 10:30 a.m., moderated by Annie Carlano, Senior Curator of Craft, Design and Fashion at The Mint Museum.

Opening Reception for ARCHITECTRONIC
C3 Lab (2525 Distribution Street)
7-10 p.m.

New works by Sharon Dowell, Matthew Steele and Chris Neyen combine similar perspectives and observations on explosive commercial development in Charlotte.

ArtReach East Exhibit Opening
Foothills Art Center (Elkin, NC)
6-9 p.m.

Featuring artists and artisans from Stokes, Forsyth, and Davie Counties.

Herb Jackson at Hidell Brooks
Hidell Brooks Gallery

This is NC native Herb Jackson’s first exhibition in Charlotte in many years and will feature 25 new paintings. His philosophy on his abstract paintings follows this tenet: “to require that an image, to be a bearer of content, must be recognizable is to suggest that there is no form to the unknowable.” – Jackson

Student Show Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Rutledge Building & McLaurin Hall
6:30-8:00 p.m.

WUG will hold a reception and awards ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new exhibitions: the 29th Annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition, M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition and Fine Arts Senior Exhibition.

Opening Reception for Chaos, Confusion, or Community
Goodyear Arts
6-9 p.m.

Chaos, Confusion, or Community is an invitation to explore how our public, private and forced dualities create justified anxiety and paranoia. Featuring the work of: de’Angelo Dia, David Scott Sackett, Laura Sussman-Randall and Liliya Zalevskaya.

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