Due to the holiday, there isn’t much happening this week in Charlotte, but there are several events all on Friday you might want to check out!
28th Annual Winthrop University Pottery Sale
Winthrop University, Rutledge Hall G10, Rock Hill, SC
The best handmade gifts in this area (for yourself and others) are ALWAYS found at the Winthrop University Pottery Sale, offering handmade (primarily functional ceramics) from students along with a few by professor Jim Connell. Proceeds benefit both the students and the art department’s ceramic program.
Day Without Art/World AIDS Day
McKay Atrium, E. Craig Wall Jr. Academic Center, Davidson College
Campus sculptures shrouded all day/Film screening begins 4:15-5:45pm
Day Without Art began on December 1, 1989, and has involved the shrouding of artwork (or closing of museums/galleries) to provide a visual reminder of the art and creativity lost to the world due to the AIDS epidemic. For the last few years, Visual AIDS NY has been turning that notion on its head. Instead of covering artworks, they have been commissioning artists to create new works of art exploring the epidemic today. This year, 7 new short videos exploring black narratives will be screened around the world, and locally, at Davidson College. A presentation about the current state of HIV/AIDS in the region will begin at 4:15; screening begins at 4:45pm and will last approximately one hour. Co-hosted by the Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College Health Education Center, Davidson College Friends of the Arts, and Warner House Hall.
Micah Cash book release & exhibition
Charlotte-based artist Micah Cash’s first book, Dangerous Waters: A Photo Essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority, was just released by the University of Tennessee Press. The book documents an important, timely topic – the physical and social ramifications of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s hydroelectric dams. Meet Micah and learn more about his project at a book release and exhibition reception at C3 Lab on Friday night.