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    VISUAL ARTS

    ArtBreak at Levine Center for the Arts

    Presented by Mint Museum at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    March 17, 2016 - December 21, 2017

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    TAKE AN ARTBREAK & TOUR A MUSEUM DURING THE NOON HOUR

    ArtBreak tours are free, thirty minute guided tours each third Thursday at the Mint Museum Uptown, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

    Docents will guide visitors through the galleries every third Thursday of each month. Whether it’s an introductory experience for a first-time ...more



    Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

    Presented by Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts at Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    March 30, 2017

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    In honor of Women’s History Month, the Gantt Center will host an evening celebrating the life and work of the legendary artist and activist, Dr. Maya Angelou.

    The celebration begins with...more

    Surface

    Presented by Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique at Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique - South End, Charlotte

    February 3 - March 31, 2017

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    Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique presents ‘Surface’, on view from Friday February 3rd through March 31st. ‘Surface’ features encaustic and mixed media artwork by Janet...more

    Martha Strawn Lecture Series: Henry Horenstein

    Presented by The Light Factory at The Light Factory , Charlotte

    March 31, 2017

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    In 2004, Henry Horenstein visited The Light Factory to exhibit work from his now classic book Honky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music. Now, 13 years later, Horenstein returns as...more

    March Featured Artist: Lambeth Marshall - Transitions

    Presented by Charlotte Fine Art Gallery at Charlotte Fine Art Gallery, Charlotte

    March 7 - April 1, 2017

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    Local artist Lambeth Marshall studied ceramics and design at UNC Charlotte. She has been working in clay for over 40 years and was a painter beforehand. She is now producing stimulating works...more

    A Visual Tale to Tell Art Reveal

    Presented by Community School of the Arts and Arts & Science Council at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Independence Regional Branch, Charlotte

    April 1, 2017

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    Join us for a fun community artwork reveal party! The piece was created by the Independence library community members, in collaboration with Community School of the Arts artists Emily Andress...more

    With the Rising Sun by Scott Partridge Gallery Opening Party

    Presented by Haylo Healing Arts Lounge

    April 1, 2017

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    Scott's imagery, whether highly abstracted or representative, is largely drawn from the natural world. When we asked him to describe his art in one sentence he said "I like to put a bird in it."...more

    Community Conversation: What's Going On? - Social Consequences & Race in America

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    April 5, 2017

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    Singer-Composer Marvin Gaye sang “What’s Going On?” bringing to listeners a new movement of socially-conscious lyrics and identified numerous controversial historical events that would...more

    Lilith

    Presented by The Light Factory at The Light Factory , Charlotte

    January 19 - April 7, 2017

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    In religious mythology, Lilith is the first wife of Adam. Made of the same dust, she considered herself his equal. Confident and aware of her power, she chose to leave Adam instead of subjugating...more

    Mint to Move Cultural Dance Night

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    April 7, 2017

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    Enjoy Afro-Cuban and Latin-American dance rhythms with a DJ and live musicians to celebrate multi-cultures, ethnic and gender diversity, dance, visual and performing art.  Guests can salsa,...more

    6th Annual Back to The Garden Fine Art Show

    Presented by Ciel Gallery at Ciel Gallery, Charlotte

    April 7, 2017

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    We invite you to join Ciel Gallery on Friday, April 7 from 6-9 PM to celebrate nature, from pea pods to Jimi Hendrix, standing stones to conception, with a healthy sprinkling of crows, beetles,...more

    Historic Rosedale’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    Presented by Historic Rosedale Plantation at Historic Rosedale Plantation, Charlotte

    April 8, 2017

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    Explore our enchanting gardens and wander through our ancient boxwood maze as you and your child hunt for Easter eggs left by the Easter Bunny himself.

    There will be 3 egg hunts first...more

    Photogenic Nature - Artists Reception & Exhibition

    Presented by The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film at The Light Factory , Charlotte

    February 20, 2015 - April 11, 2017

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    Photogenice Nature, an exhibition featuring the works of Benjamin Donaldson, Todd Fordsgren, and Michael Vahrenwald will be available for viewing Feb. 20 to April 11, 2014. This exhibit is curated...more

    Taste of the Mint | Portals to the Past

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 12, 2017

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    Enjoy 4 small plates and wine pairings at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth at Mint Museum Uptown and then hop on the Mint shuttle to Mint Museum Randolph for a curator-led tour of the...more

    Corn Husk Doll-Making Day

    Presented by President James K. Polk State Historic Site at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Pineville

    April 15, 2017

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    Join us as we make an 18th century favorite: cornhusk dolls! Site staff will guide children as they make their dolls. Complete a museum scavenger hunt and tour the grounds while your doll...more

    Gardening Tips for Charlotte Gardeners

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 17, 2017

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    Bring your questions about gardening in the Charlotte area. Experienced garden club members will share their insights and answer your questions. 

    Refreshments are served at...more

    Versailles Faience with Camille le Prince

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 18, 2017

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    Please join us for a seminar conducted by French art historian Camille le Prince on the topic of Versailles pottery. 

    Presented by the Delhom Service League.


    Mini-Masters - Wednesdays - Gnome Garden

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 19, 2017

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    April 19, 2017 Wednesday class
    Explore the children’s book illustrations of NC Wyeth, and use paper, paint, and sparkles to create a magical fairy or gnome house to take...more

    NexGen Workshop | Illustration

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 19, 2017

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    This exclusive workshop for teens aged 14 – 18 will feature a local artist and illustrator. Participants will explore The Wyeths: Three Generations, from the Bank of America...more

    Two Queens: Queen Charlotte & Ella Fitzgerald

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    April 19, 2017

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    Saluting Queen Charlotte with her portrait at the Mint Uptown, we also celebrate the 100th birthday of the Queen of Jazz Ella Fitzgerald who is remembered for such hits as My Funny...more

    Brush n' Beats

    Presented by Charlotte Art League at Charlotte Art League, Charlotte

    November 17, 2016 - April 20, 2017

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    Join us on the third Friday of every month and explore your creative side!

    We supply the paints, brushes, music, beverages and music. You just need to purchase a canvas, find a table,...more

    Opening Reception: A Solo Exhibition by Denny Gerwin

    Presented by Queens University of Charlotte

    March 4 - April 20, 2017

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    In this exhibition "New Questions: A Body of Work," Queens Art faculty Denny Gerwin presents a progression of new artworks alongside a few preceding works. New challenges present...more

    Tensional Topographies

    Presented by College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte at Storrs Gallery @ UNC Charlotte, Charlotte

    March 13 - April 20, 2017

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    Storrs Gallery and the School of Architecture present work by Visiting Professor Jeffrey Nesbit in Tensional Topography, March 13-April 20.

    “The traditional role of...more

    Lecture: Rethinking the Art Museum for the 21st-Century

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 21, 2017

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    Will art museums survive the cultural and financial challenges of the coming decades? What are some of these pressures and how will our institutions adapt?  E. Michael Whittington, former...more

    Mini-Masters - Saturdays - Gnome Garden

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 22, 2017

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    Explore the children’s book illustrations of NC Wyeth, and use paper, paint, and sparkles to create a magical fairy or gnome house to take home!

    Little artists and their adult companions...more

    Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered

    Presented by Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    September 30, 2016 - April 23, 2017

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    From September 30 – April 23, 2017, the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art will present the Bechtler Collection: Relaunched and Rediscovered, an exhibition expanding on works from the museum’s...more

    Sunday Fun Day | State of the Art

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts, Charlotte

    April 23, 2017

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    It’s family time at the Mint! Enjoy family-friendly art projects, gallery visits, artist demos, STEAM studio, and family yoga sessions.

    This month, discover what is happening...more

    A Year of China

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    January 20 - April 24, 2017

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    Discover the rich heritage of Chinese ethnic festivals and folk arts. Presented by Tower Bridge International Education, A Year of China is a walk-through exhibition featuring...more

    Artist, Jason Watson, collage demonstation

    Presented by Guild of Charlotte Artists at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 26, 2017

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    Jason Watson is a mixed-media artist, whose work combines interests in the figure, found objects, and text as visual material.  Jason will demonstrate his technique.


    Keeping Watch on Habitat

    Presented by College of Arts + Architecture at UNC Charlotte at Center City Building at UNC Charlotte , Charlotte

    February 24 - April 27, 2017

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    The College of Arts + Architecture presents a fourth year of KEEPING WATCH, the multi-year initiative addressing local environmental issues through an alliance of art, science, journalism, and...more

    Adult Studio Class | Plein Air Drawing

    Presented by Mint Museum at Mint Museum Randolph, Charlotte

    April 20 - April 27, 2017

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    Discover how three generations of artists responded to their environment in The Wyeths: Three Generations, Works from the Bank of America Collection, and head outdoors to practice the art of...more

    Thoughts in Passing

    Presented by Mecklenburg County Park & Recreation (MCPR)

    April 28, 2017

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     Claudia Bicen, the artist of Thoughts in Passing, will be coming to Charlotte, NC to discuss what the dying can teach us. The presentation will consist of a talk by Claudia, video...more

    Dissection Series: Pigs

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    April 29, 2017

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    Get an inside look at the body systems of a pig and learn what these mammals have in common with human anatomy. This project is recommended for ages 10 and older. Each dissection kit includes a...more

    Historic Cooking with Cheryl Henry

    Presented by President James K. Polk State Historic Site at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Pineville

    April 29, 2017

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    Trained chef and historic cook Cheryl Henry leads this intimate historic cooking class. Participants will be guided by Cheryl in the Polk Site back-country kitchen house as they prepare a...more

    Civil War Symposium

    Presented by Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite at Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, Charlotte

    April 29, 2017

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    Join the Charlotte Metrolina Civil War Roundtable and Charlotte Museum of History for our Third Annual Civil War Symposium. This year’s symposium will feature experts who examine four key...more

    Charlotte ART collective Spring Show and Sale

    Presented by Charlotte ART collective

    April 29, 2017

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    Celebrate the Spring season with a lively SPRING ART SHOW bringing fine art and craft to Dilworth/ Freedom Park. The one day, juried show features  top, local artists in fine arts - painting,...more

    Genghis Khan

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    November 19, 2016 - April 30, 2017

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    Ever wonder if the legend is true?

    Explore the culture, conquests and heritage of the world's greatest conqueror when the treasures and stories of Genghis Khan are...more

    Mysteries of China in IMAX

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    November 19, 2016 - April 30, 2017

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    Mysteries of China in IMAX captures one of the great archaeological events in modern times, telling the story of ancient China, the First Emperor and the literal foundation of the...more

    The Wyeth Family

    Presented by Jerald Melberg Gallery at Jerald Melberg Gallery, Charlotte

    March 25 - May 6, 2017

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    Jerald Melberg Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings, watercolors and paintings by America's First Family of Art, the Wyeths. We will celebrate the great achievements of N.C.,...more

    Kings Drive Art Walk 2017

    Presented by Festival in the Park

    May 6 - May 7, 2017

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    Since the fall of 1964, Festival in the Park has brought Charlotteans from all walks of life together to enjoy arts, crafts, music and family entertainment. With the mission of bringing the...more

    Hello Huntersville

    Presented by Huntersville Parks & Recreation at Discovery Place KIDS - Huntersville, Huntersville

    May 7, 2017

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    Hello Huntersville is an annual arts and music event that displays vendors from across our local area with different artistic mediums. Local schools come out to live demo art along with businesses...more

    Senior Art Show

    Presented by Queens University of Charlotte

    April 28 - May 7, 2017

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    The Art Department and The Arts at Queens invites you to this special event. The department's graduating students come together in their senior year to showcase their many talents in this...more

    Beginning Clay: Wheel and Handbuilding (Tuesday AM)

    Presented by Clayworks, Inc. at Clayworks, Inc., Charlotte

    April 4 - May 9, 2017

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    This class is designed for the true beginner, no previous experience necessary. Students will explore basic Handbuilding and wheel throwing as well learn various decorating and glazing...more

    Beginning Clay: Wheel and Handbuilding (Thursday PM)

    Presented by Clayworks, Inc. at Clayworks, Inc., Charlotte

    April 6 - May 11, 2017

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    This class is designed for the true beginner, no previous experience necessary. Students will explore basic Handbuilding and wheel throwing as well learn various decorating and glazing...more

    Spring into Arts Festival

    Presented by Concord Downtown Development Corporation

    May 13, 2017

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    The Spring Into Arts Festival is an annual family-friendly event in Downtown Concord that showcases and promotes the visual and performing arts. Enjoy the juried art show, musical entertainment,...more

    Mother's Day Breakfast and Tour

    Presented by Billy Graham Library at Billy Graham Library, Charlotte

    May 13, 2017

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    A mother’s patience, love and loyalty to her family should never go unnoticed. This is why we want to give all families the opportunity to show their mothers just how thankful they are. Show...more

    A Visual Tale to Tell Art Workshops and Reveal

    Presented by Community School of the Arts and Arts & Science Council at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - West Boulevard Branch, Charlotte

    March 4 - May 17, 2017

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    Join us for an engaging workshop community experience. You can be a part of a one-of-a-kind creation session centered around our library “Fairy Trail" fairy tale series. Participants will have a...more

    Dissection Series: Pigeons

    Presented by Discovery Place Science at Discovery Place Science, Charlotte

    May 20, 2017

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    Learn about how birds are adapted for flight with an in-depth look at their anatomy. This project is recommended for ages 10 and older. Each dissection kit includes a pigeon. Kits will be...more

    Family Fun Day

    Presented by Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite at Charlotte Museum of History & Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, Charlotte

    May 20, 2017

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    The Charlotte Museum of History will partner with Drums 4 Life to produce three Family Fun Days that celebrate African American culture. The May event will focus on the history of the Mecklenburg...more

    The Third Root

    Presented by El Alma de la Luna Dance Academy and Arts & Science Council at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - Independence Regional Branch, Charlotte

    May 27, 2017

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    El Alma de la Luna, ASC and Cultural blocks presents:

    "The Third Root"

    Exploring the Afro-latino connection through dance, representing Puerto Rico.

     


    Looking at Appalachia

    Presented by Levine Museum of the New South at Levine Museum of the New South, Charlotte

    November 26, 2016 - May 28, 2017

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    In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson declared unconditional War on Poverty in the United States, and nowhere was this war more photographed than Appalachia. Many of the War on Poverty photographs...more

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