April Gallery CrawlApril 2, 2015 3:36 pm
South End Gallery Crawl is this Friday! Come out grab some chow at Food Truck Friday and take in some culture!
One thing to be sure and check out is the open house at the Dilworth Artisan Station from 6-9pm, where 25+ local artists work in spaces that are not often open to the public. It is off West Kingston Avenue, above the Anne Neilson Gallery (see the map below).
Coffey & Thompson Gallery – 109 West Morehead Street
The Coffey & Thompson Gallery is hosting All That Jazz from 6-9:00pm this Friday. Lots of 1920’s inspired works for sale – with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Lark and Key – 128 East Park Avenue
Opening Friday, April 3rd from 6-9:00pm, Cross Pollination is a mixed media exhibition featuring artwork by Duy Huynh, Angie Renfro, Vicki Sawyer, Mary Alayne Thomas and guests Jenny Brown, Kelcey Loomer, Beatriz Mendoza and Liz Saintsing. The featured potter for April is Julie Covington. See work from each of these artists here.
The image below includes: Detail of Kaleidoscope with Butterflies by Liz Saintsing, Circles Plate by Julie Covington and Lidded Jar by Paula Smith.
Elder Gallery – 1520 South Tryon Street
The Elder Gallery is featuring artist Harry Folsom for the month of April.
Harry offers, “I use the brush to create a hostile, violent underpainting, which I then placate with whimsical, almost storybook colors. This process offers a very compelling introspective look into modern society. I constantly grasp at presenting my perception of the human condition through a variety of media and imagery.”
The body of work being featured at the Elder Gallery will include a number of his “non-objective study on homes of the future” paintings. In these recent works from Folsom, he expresses the emotions we attach to home and homelessness. To many, thoughts of home often bring feelings of warmth and happiness; to others, coldness and fear.
The paintings in this series are compelling works. Come see them in person!
Charlotte Art League – 1517 Camden Road
The Charlotte Art League is hosting their annual spring art competition this month, Spring Into Art. This juried show offers over $2,000 in cash prizes to winners selected by juror Brad Thomas, Director of Residencies + Exhibitions at McColl Center for Art + Innovation. Located on Camden Road, this 50 year young South End staple is a can’t miss!
Ciel Gallery – 128 East Park Avenue
Ciel Gallery presents Back to the Garden April 3 – 25, a national juried exhibition with selections by ArtPop founder Wendy Hickey. Always popular, 2015 marks the fourth year of this fanciful gathering of flora, fauna, philosophy and whimsy. An opening reception will be held Friday, April 3, 6-9:00pm.
The Anne Neilson Gallery – 118 Est Kingston Avenue #16
The Anne Neilson Gallery will be open for the crawl this month, featuring artists from the gallery. This gallery always seems to have a wide variety of styles and mediums with one thing in common – all beautiful and well selected works. This one can be hard to find, so a map is included!
C Harrison Conroy Co. – 501 Penman Street
It isn’t too often that we get to add a new gallery to the group! On that note – after spending four decades servicing the museum and historic community across the USA, the C Harrison Conroy Co. is announcing the opening of their Art Gallery at 501 Penman Street. Their roots are in photography and expanded over the years to include high quality printing, letterpress printing, custom mat cutting and framing. They have approximately 2,200 signed and numbered limited edition prints on location – representing 147 artists. C Harrison Conroy will also feature items from its own collection. Catch them this evening during gallery crawl. If you can’t make it for the crawl, stop by soon during their regular hours.
Gallery hours and Wednesday – Sunday 11AM – 5PM with other hours by appointment.
AND FINALLY…. THERE IS THE ART AND SOUL OF SOUTH END
Stay tuned for details on South End Art and Soul. Scheduled for May 2, this LOCAL art festival is going to one of a string of art events happening in South End that weekend – so go ahead and mark your calendars! This is going to be BIG! There are over 40 art vendors already on board. Also – BMX, Bacon, Beer, Bourbon, Fashion Trucks, and a little gathering known as the Charlotte Food Fight.