Monday, April 24
It’s International Sculpture Day so celebrate by checking out some amazing sculptures around town, from Thomas Sayre’s Furrow along the Blue Line, to Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Group of Ten on Davidson College’s campus, to Ainsa III by Jaume Plensa at UNCC’s City Center building. Don’t forget to upload some photos to social media using the hashtag #isday.
Tuesday, April 25
Attend Artivism, a talk at the Levine Museum for the New South, focused around art for social change. Speakers/groups include Rosalia Torres-Weiner (muralist and mobile art studio), Alvin Jacobs, Jr. (photographer), Sycamore Project (dance), LaLa Specific (spoken word and hip hop), and Hannah Barnhardt (artist). The talk begins at 6:30pm. RSVP recommended.
Wednesday, April 26
If you are in the northern part of the county, check out the opening reception and award ceremony for the Annual Student Art Exhibition at Davidson College from 7-8:30pm. Award presentation at 7:30. Juror: Endia Beal, Director of the Diggs Gallery, Winston-Salem State University. Event includes BBQ (with veg options) and a bluegrass band on the lawn of the art center.
Thursday, April 27
Adrian Rhodes’ exhibition Swarm is on view at the York County Arts Council through April 30, 2017. Join the artist for a closing reception on Thursday, April 27 from 5:30-7:30pm. Rhodes is a SC-native, and is a recipient of a BFA in General Studio with an emphasis in Drawing and Painting and an MFA in Painting and Printmaking from Winthrop University. She has exhibited her work throughout the Carolinas. Her exhibition, like much of her work, utilizes printmaking and collage techniques to reflect on the collective sense of nostalgia and the yearning associated with generational memory.
If you can’t make it to Rock Hill, check out the Uptown Art Crawl tonight from 6-9pm. Free admission to participating venues, and there’s a complimentary trolley to help you get around. Venues include Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, New Gallery of Modern Art, Wells Fargo History Museum, Sozo Gallery,
Projective Eye Gallery @ UNC Charlotte Center City, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, Stoke Charlotte Pop Up Gallery, and About Face CLT Wall of Compassion.
Friday, April 28
Boom Charlotte begins on Friday and runs through Sunday. While most of the festival is focused around dance, theatre and performance art, Jessica Moss has curated exhibitions at 22 and the International House. We’ll update this page as we learn more, but the schedule is here.
Saturday, April 29
Tonight is the last night of the fifth ArtFields – an exhibition like no other in the area. Over 400 works have been on display from April 21 in multiple venues including renovated warehouses, restaurants, galleries, and more all around Lake City, SC. In addition to the opportunity to see works by artists from all over the southeast including a few Charlotte-based artists (Micah Cash, Arthur Brouthers, Barbara Ellis, Michele Hoffman, Chris Myers, Michelle Podgorski, Christian Price, Paige Robertson, and Patricia Sabree) part of what makes this exhibition important is the potential for exhibitors to receive life-changing award money! Attend the Finale and Award Ceremony on Saturday, April 29 from 7:30pm until 8:15pm, where prizes ranging from $1,000 to $50,000 will be announced. We have our fingers crossed for all of the Charlotte-area exhibitors!