This Week: April 2-8, 2018

Friday, April 6

Clayworks Spring Studio Sale
See – and buy – handbuilt and wheel thrown pottery and sculptures from Clayworks’ studio artists and instructors, on both Friday evening (from 6-9pm) and Saturday (10am-3pm).


Art Open House
C3 Lab

The South End Gallery Crawl on April 6 is a great time to meet artists, including those at C3Lab during their Art Open House from 7-11 (note: the Gallery Crawl takes place from 5-9pm at most venues). With Jazz Music from the John Brown Jazz Combo and all alcohol proceeds benefiting Charlotte Community Toolbank, the event is an opportunity to see many different artists in their creative space. Some of the featured artists include Angel Clousher, Anne Roberts, Betsy Brooks, Bree Stallings, Bridgette Martin, Brock Norris, Chad Wick (CHD:WCK), David Walters, Denise Palmer, Elizabeth Palmisano, Evan Weaver, Freddie Rivera, Golda Fried, Hollis Austin, Jeffrey Barninger, Joy Emmanuel, Karen Trigg, Kathie Roig, Linda Luise Brown, Mark Doepker, Micah Cash, Rebecca Haworth, Robin Stallings, Rosemary Curtin, Sharon Dowell, Morgan Stewart, and Val Chan.

Saturday, April 7

You Are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experiences
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, NC
8-10pm – Party & Silent Disco
10pm-10am the next day – Museum All Nighter!

We encourage art enthusiasts to travel to the North Carolina Museum of Art for the opening of the highly anticipated exhibition, You Are Here: Light, Color and Sound Experiences, opening with a party on April 7, 2018. The exhibition is sure to impress, with 20 immersive art installations, from large-scale light works to sound installations, videos, and more by 15 contemporary, well-known artists including James Turrell, Olafur Eliasson, Bill Viola, Ragnar Kjartansson, Soo Sunny Park, Mickalene Thomas, and Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, and Yayoi Kusama, to name a few. This sensory, participatory, interactive exhibition is sure to delight, and the museum will be hosting an all-nighter for the opening day, with tons of programming beginning with a party and silent disco at 8pm. Other programs, including artist performances, will begin at midnight and run through 10am the next day, followed by a lecture by Lozano-Hemmer at 1:30pm.

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Yayoi Kusama, LIGHT OF LIFE, 2018, mirrored box and LED lighting system, 86 5/8 x 84 1/4 x 72 7/8 in., NC Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from the NC State Art Society (Robert F. Phifer Bequest) and the bequest of Carlyle Adams, with additional funding from James Keith Brown and Eric Diefenbach, and Dr. W. Kent Davis and Dr. Carlos Garcia-Velez


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