March Gallery CrawlMarch 2, 2017 5:07 pm
The March South End Gallery Crawl features the work of artists in a variety of styles and mediums at some of South End’s favorite galleries. You’ll find work by local, national, and international artists in a welcome, non-intimidating environment. And, at many galleries, drinks and snacks!
The first Friday of every month, neighborhood art galleries throw open their doors and stay open late to show off their newest exhibitions. Many also have receptions with drinks, snacks, music, and an opportunity to meet the featured artists. It all starts at 5 p.m., but check the details below for specific hours and what’s on at each location.
Always free! Always awesome!
Coffey and Thompson – 1200 S Graham St, 6-9 pm
The new exhibit The Art Of Rods, Reels, Triggers and Other Gentlemanly Pursuits features the work of outdoors artists Jack Whitaker and Ralph McDonald.
Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln St, 6-9 pm
In March, Magnolia Emporium features works by Florence, Italy native and South Carolina resident David Aiazzi. David studied under the painter and illustrator, Stano Dusik. Dusik is famous mainly for his childrens’ book illustrations. David also studied at Bottega Migliorini and received a degree in Restorations of Paintings (canvas and wood). He has exhibited his work in both galleries and public spaces in Italy. His work has also been featured in The Annapolis Collection Gallery. Above: Harambe by David Aiazzi.
Ciel Gallery – 128 E Park Ave, 6-9 pm
On Gallery Crawl night Ciel Gallery will host its annual curated fine art salon exhibit Works on Paper created by local artists. The works represent a variety of media, striving to provoke serious thought and emotion.
Featured local artists include: Amy Goldstein-Rice, Amy Hart, Caroline C. Brown , Celena Burnett, Christina Cobb, Diane Pike, Elyse Frederick, Emily Andress, Jackie Radford, Jean Cauthen, Jen Walls, Jonathan Grauel, Kate Thompson, Kelly Carlson-Reddig, Kerry Griffin, Laura McRae Hitchcock, Leigh Williams, Marianne Huebner , Pamela Goode , Rae Stark, Renee Calder, Teresa Hollmeyer, Terry Shipley, Tina Alberni, Valerie Hawkins.
Above: Those Blessed Moments Come by Christina Cobb and Byways and Meandering by Jen Walls
Lark & Key Gallery – 128 Park Ave, 5-8 pm
Right next door to Ciel, Lark & Key Gallery presents SURFACE, exploring the concept of surface – above, below and within. Featured artwork includes encaustic and mixed media artwork by Janet Eskridge, Bridgette Guerdon Mills and guest Robin Luciano Beaty, ceramics by Jim Connell and jewelry from Alice Scott.
Above: Deliquesce by Robin Luciano Beaty and Gather In by Janet Eskridge
Charlotte Art League – 1517 Camden Rd
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Charlotte Art League sought art that illustrates a woman’s role in society, celebrating her successes and struggles. The result is the current exhibition A WOMAN’S ROLE – mother, lover, warrior, leader, seeker, servant and queen. Artists will be present to discuss their work and inspiration with attendees, and you can also enjoy snacks and a beer and wine bar.
Elder Gallery – 1520 South Tryon St, 5-8 pm
Paintings by acclaimed American artist Martha Armstrong will be featured during a reception for the artist. In addition, a variety of work by numerous gallery artists will be on display in Elder Gallery’s mezzanine gallery. Above: Work by Martha Armstrong
Studio Cellar – 1800 Camden Road, until 11 pm
Resident artist artwork on sale! This is a great opportunity to pick up an affordable small piece by local artists. You’ll find $40-$60 paintings on 16×20 canvases. Studio Cellar is a paint and sip studio with both classes and a freestyle paint bar open daily. Friday evening’s class begins at 7:30 pm, and the paint bar is open until 11:00 pm. If the gallery crawl inspires you to pick up your own brush, this is a great place to start.
What else can you do in South End on Friday?
There are hundreds of small businesses in the neighborhood, so make an evening of exploring some of the shops, restaurants, and breweries that make this neighborhood special. While you’re at it, check out our events calendar, then do something crazy and tag @SouthEndCLTor /#SouthEndCLT to share your adventures.