This Week: November 6 – 12

Tuesday, November 7

Sphere Series Art History course
Camp Northend
$200 series advanced registration required

Get a deeper understanding of art by signing up for the Sphere Series Art History course. The $200 registration fee provides you with 7 classes, one a month between November and May. First up is Lisa Homann, Assistant Professor of Art History at UNCC, who specializes in West African masquerade practices from the last 19th century to the present. Homann’s talk, based on over a decade of research in Burkina Faso, West Africa, will take place at Goodyear Arts at Camp Northend on Tuesday, November 7 from 6-8pm. Each month, you will meet a different art historian, curator, or gallerist, who will talk about a different topic at a different venue in Charlotte. For more information or to register, contact Hilary Burt at


Photo: Lisa Homann


Friday, November 10

Fall Ball, Under the Big Top
Mint Museum Randolph
Tickets are $100 members/$120 non-members

Join the Young Affiliates of the Mint for their Fall Ball, Under the Big Top on November 10 from 8pm-midnight. This year, the event, at the Mint Museum Randolph, will celebrate performance arts in our community. Enjoy live music and heavy hors d’oeuvres while supports arts education, as all proceeds will be used to offset the cost of Charlotte-Mecklenburg student tours at the Mint. Black tie optional.

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Futurism: Art in the Age of Post Truth

This exhibition is a follow up to the 2016 Dada Soiree presented by C3Lab. Although we have no idea yet what will be on view, the call to artists noted that the theme of Futurism “could inspire references to the artists and architects of the revolutionary Italian art movement in the early 1900s who were fascinated by the problems of representing modern experience. Futurism celebrated advanced technology and urban modernity; it was committed to the idea of newness, and as part of this agenda its members wished to destroy older forms of culture.” We’re anticipating seeing works by artists focused on policies today that seemed to negate truth, evidence, and science.


Saturday, November 11

Cups in Common
FREE, with food for purchase

This year, Clayworks launches a new fall fundraiser that is going to be our go-to holiday shopping event. Cups in Common features a juried exhibition in the gallery with more than 50 handmade ceramic cups and mugs from artists and potters working all over the country. In addition to the opportunity to purchase these mugs, there will also be a number of mugs and cups for sale from Clayworks instructors, studio artists, and students, beginning at just $5. There’s also a raffle (with an online purchase option) for several pairs of mugs from nationally-acclaimed artists, including an interesting pairing from William Baker (you might recognize his work from Futo Buta) and Stephanie Martin (Prince mug!). Event is free, features studio tours and demonstrations, and food for purchase available from Common Market and Not Your Mom’s Donuts.

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Left: William Baker, Wood-fired Mug, Wheel-thrown stoneware
Right: Stephanie Martin, Prince Mug, Wheel-thrown earthenware with decals

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