This Week: June 4-10, 2018

Thursday, June 7

Bridging Division: Empathy and Humanity
The Light Factory
This sounds like the kind of exhibition we can all benefit from seeing, focused around, according to the gallery’s website, finding common ground and shared humanity in a time of fear, violence, and alternative facts. Curated by Ashley Kauschinger, the exhibition opens on Thursday, June 7 and features works by Priya KambliRania MatarZora J. MurffMelissa Kreider, and Lissa Rivera.


Lissa Rivera, Motel, Virginia, 2015. From the series Beautiful Boy. Courtesy of the artist and ClampArt, New York.


Open House
McColl Center for Art + Innovation

Meet the new summer artists-in-residence at the McColl Center’s Open House: Sam Van Aken, Eliana Arenas, Julio Gonzales, Monique Luck, April Marten, Antoine Williams, and Stephanie J. Woods. In addition to learning more about their works in the artists’ studios, catch up with Van Aken on the first floor gallery in his exhibition The Open Orchard.  Building on his previous Tree of 40 Fruit Project, in which heirloom orchards were preserved by collapsing them onto a single tree through the process of grafting, his new work continues to explore the preservation of heirloom fruits.


Friday, June 8

Goodyear Arts
Artist Talk

Meet April/May artists-in-residence – Debora Koo, Nathaniel Lancaster, and Eliza Sanchez – during a conversation moderated by artist de’Angelo Dia.

Saturday, June 9

World Wide Knit in Public Day
Mint Museum Randolph
2-4pm, free admission to members or those with knitting needles
Get together with other knitters (or those willing to learn) when The Mint hosts the Charlotte Knitting Guild in the atrium of the Mint Museum Randolph location. Spinners, knitters, an crocheters – or those just interested in learning.


Tanya Aguiñiga, Wall Hanging 3, 2015, cotton, wool, copper electroplated terracotta. Museum Purchase: Funds provided by the Board of Directors of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design in honor of Fleur Bresler. 2016.34. Collection of The Mint Museum.


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