“The moon is very close tonight. Threads once held it to the Sky, but they have come undone. The moon is falling, but if I raise my hand, I can catch it on my finger, Before the branches snatch it away. Quick tell me, what is it made of. I can tell by the feel […]
The Knight Arts program is now seeking grant opportunities in Charlotte that can create transformational and sustainable change through artistic excellence and collective cultural experiences. If you’re interested in learning more about working with Knight in the arts, please contact Program Director Susan Patterson.
By Susan Jedrzejewski, McColl Center for Visual Art During Open Studio Saturday on July 14 from noon to 1:30 PM, McColl Center for Visual Art is pleased to present a free lecture and reading with author and Knight Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Kellie Jones. The presentation will feature selections from her book EyeMinded: Living and Writing Contemporary Art (Duke University Press 2011), […]
The first ever solo exhibition of master ceramicist, Herb Cohen, is currently on view at the Mint Museum Randolph (a Knight Arts grantee) through January 6, 2013. The exhibition explores Cohen’s seven-decade-long career, displaying pieces from his first manipulations of clay at the Henry Street Settlement in the 1940s to his more current sculptural explorations. “Sophisticated […]
With fire works blazing sparkling color and cannons booming, the final Summer Pops concert by the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra (a Knight Arts grantee) ignited patriotic spirit on the eve of July 4th. The National Anthem lyric, “And the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air,” was particularly felt by the crowd in Symphony Park. […]
Three new shows opened this weekend at the Levine Center for the Arts with topics and content geared to the thousands of visitors that will pour into Charlotte for September’s Democratic National Convention. At the Mint Museum Uptown, “Hard Truths: The Art of Thornton Dial” and “Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection” opened, while […]
There is an audible buzz coming from 222 South Church Street as the Gallery at Packard Place prepares for its first community celebration. This Saturday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m., the Gallery will showcase local art, local food and local beer in a fundraising effort to support its important goal of blending and connecting business […]
Many people find contemporary art difficult, especially if it is abstract. We baffle at the colors and shapes wondering what the artist meant. What was their inspiration? What am I suppose to get out of this? Some of us may turn to a title for guidance, but many artists leave that purposefully ambiguous too. So […]
Where can you feel the fire of Lecuona’s “Malaguena,” enjoy the romance of Gershwin’s “An American in Paris,” and blast into outerspace with Williams’ “Across the Stars” outside a movie theater?
A diverse crowd mixed, mingled and paraded up and down North Davidson Street at the NoDa Gallery Crawl this past Friday. Much like a pub crawl, you can stroll through the shops, street vendors and galleries at your own pace. Stop in one of the many watering holes to have a drink or two or […]
Down on Camden Road in the South End where manufacturing once flourished a busy hub of artists are creating and collaborating. The Charlotte Art League (CAL), a non-profit visual arts organization, is the genesis of this activity. “Some artists can work in a studio for weeks with just a little social contact with others. I couldn’t […]