This Week: October 16 – 22


Sphere Series
Snug Harbor
7-9 p.m.
The SPHERE SERIES launches their casual mini Art History courses this Monday at Snug Harbor. The monthly social intends to provide insight into artists, their traditions, techniques, and the art movements they are often associated with. The first conversation, “Hip Hop: The Last Total Art Movement,” will be led by Mike Wirth, designer and educator, and Kia O. Moore, author and nonprofit leader, some of Charlotte’s most accessible and knowledgeable Hip Hop aficionados.



Opening Reception for One Step at a Time: A Corelli Show
New Works by Elli McNall and Corey Pope
7-10 p.m.
Inspired by the variety of life and nature seen during recent travels, newlyweds McNall and Pope have begun creating a mixed media series exploring the layering of patterns, colors, and materials.

Lecture by Matthew Brandt
NC Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
7 p.m.

Enjoy a conversation with Los Angeles-based photographer Matthew Brandy, as part of the Click! Photography Festival in Raleigh, NC.



Opening Reception for Bob Trotman: Business as Usual
Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College
7-8:30 p.m.; with brief remarks from the artist at 7:30 p.m.
Trotman’s works, finely crafted, primarily of wood, but at times utilizing sound, light, movement, resin, clay, and more, satirize the elaborate posturings of power, privilege, and pretense that secretly, or not so secretly, shape the world we live in.



Opening Reception for Marcus Kenney: As It Was and Phyllis Galembo: Mexico
New Gallery of Modern Art
6-8 p.m.
Although both exhibitions will be on view, this reception focuses on Marcus Kenney’s exhibition, As It Was, which features the artist’s assemblages and collages created over the last few years. (Stay tuned for details about the reception with Galembo on November 17.)

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Becthler by Night: Dia de Los Muertos
Becthler Museum of Modern Art
5-9 p.m.
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) at the Bechtler during their third Friday Becthler by Night event. You will have the opportunity to see the latest exhibition on the fourth floor, Maestros mexicanos de la fotografia moderna, featuring Mexican photographs from the Becthler’s collection. You can also get your face painted in sugar skull fashion in the lobby, play Bechtler BINGO, paint your own pumpkin on the second floor classroom, and enjoy light foods and a cash bar.


Artist talk with Marcus Kenney
New Gallery of Modern Art
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


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