November Gallery CrawlNovember 1, 2016 11:47 am
The South End Gallery Crawl happens on the first Friday on every month, and this Friday, November 4th promises to be a good one! Neighborhood art galleries will stay open late to host receptions for an interesting mix of everything from fall-themed pottery to paintings inspired by (very) recent travels abroad.
The crawl lasts from 5-9 pm but some spots will be open earlier and later. Scroll down for location specific times.
Click on the Google Map below to see a full listing of participating fine art galleries and artsy South End destinations. (A word of caution–it’s free to join in this award-winning event, but when for-sale art is this good… peruse at your own risk.)
Hidell Brooks Gallery – 1910 South Blvd, #130, 6-8 PM
Hidell Brooks is hosting an opening reception to showcase new art from two solo exhibitions and a group exhibition. Sarah Helser‘s paintings weave together realistic and abstract forms with a style informed by both her upbringing on a farm and her degree in fine arts. Brigid Watson is a painter out of Boston whose lush abstract drawings and paintings are known for their rich color. The group exhibition will also display new work by select gallery artists including Susan McAlister, Charlie Hanavich, Ruth Ava Lyons, Kiki Slaughter, John Folsom and Anke Schofield.
SouthEnd Kitchens – 1500 South Blvd # 101A, 5-8 PM
Gallery Crawl goers will have an opportunity to view work by renowned Elder Gallery artists on Friday night. From 5-8 pm, South End Kitchens will host a reception for an exhibition of paintings by Charlotte-native Jill Jones Osenga, Matthew Dibble of Cleveland (featured in the image below), and John Folchi of New York City. The art will be on view through November 30th so stop by for a some Dean & Deluca apps, live music by guitarist Henry Moldenhauer, and a stroll through the beautiful showroom.
Lark & Key Gallery – 128 E. Park Ave, 6-8 PM
Lark & Key is known for “fine art and functional craft” from local, regional, and national artists. Their annual Holiday Showcase is on view through December 31st and features new arrivals from a variety of artists, potters and jewelers. Pictured below is the ‘Leaf Montage’ painting by Judy Klich, vases by Jennifer Mecca, and a necklace by Ashka Dymel. Stop by on Friday night from 6-8 pm!
Ciel Gallery – 128 E Park Ave, 6-9 PM
Next door to Lark & Key is Ciel Gallery, a staple of the South End art scene. Their new show for November “Oh the Places We Go!” will focus on art created during Ciel Abroad excursions in Ireland, Italy, Barcelona, UK and Asia, such as Laura McRae-Hitchcock’s Ballybunion Cliffs painting featured below. Guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists as well as Olive Stack of Olive Stack Gallery in Listowel, Ireland, who is an expert on the benefits of artist residency hosting.
Enjoy food, drink, lively art and conversation from 6-9 PM. If you’re feeling inspired to create something, sign up for a workshop while you’re there.
Dilworth Artisan Station– 118 E. Kingston Ave, 6-9 PM
Dilworth Artisan Station’s 100 year old brick building has housed a lot of different things over the years- everything from textile machinery to the cars of deployed WWII soldiers- but today there are over 30 studios where artists paint, draw, and sculpt every day. The select studios and galleries listed below will be open on Friday, so swing by to enjoy the local art over wine and apps!
Anne Neilson Fine Art (*6-8:30 pm*)
Charlotte Art League – 1517 Camden Rd, 6-9 PM
The Charlotte Art League will host an opening reception for “Fall Into Art,” a juried art competition curated by Michael Marks who serves as an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of South Carolina Upstate. Do a few loops around the gallery from 6-9 pm with drinks and apps in hand before they announce the winners at 7:30 pm.
Coffey & Thompson – 1200 S Graham St, 6-9 PM
Coffey & Thompson Gallery is showcasing the work of Mark Anthony Gucciardi for this month’s Gallery Crawl. Featured in the show will be paintings and drawings of nudes, landscapes, portraits and still lifes. The artist will be on hand to discuss his work, so come by from 6-9 pm to enjoy refreshments and good conversation.
Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln St, 6-9 PM
Magnolia Emporium is an interior design and home decor hub owned by Randolph James, a long time designer for celebrities and international home owners. Stop in from 6-9 PM for food, drink, and stunning oil paintings by emerging artist Madison Sumner, who describes her Soundwave Series as “visual sound.”
C3 Lab – 2525 Distribution St, 7-10 PM
C3Lab invites you to the opening reception for “Intersection,” a new exhibit that celebrates C3’s community of artists and the inspiration they bring to others with their art. The featured artwork includes a range of personal styles from artists at differing points in their career, but all the pieces together create an interesting collage that communicates the artists’ passion to connect and create. Meet the artists and enjoy the evening with some complimentary drink and food beginning at 7 pm.
The Gallery South End – 1320 S Church St, 7-11 PM
The Gallery South End is your go-to place for art with a side of coffee, dessert, and wine. William Antonio (a former basketball star and husband of the owner) is the artist behind all the paintings for sale on the wall. During the Gallery Crawl, guests will enjoy free appetizers from 7-9 pm with wine and craft beer specials available for purchase. They’re open until 11 pm, so it’s the perfect place for a night cap.
Studio Cellar – 1800 Camden Rd, 7-11 PM
If all this fine art has your creative juices flowing, cap off the night at Studio Cellar! They’re open until 11 PM for freestyle painting and “liquid inspiration” is for sale at the wine bar. While you’re there view artwork from resident artists Michelle Svonavec, Katherine You, Leigh Lynch and Sierra Hyler.
Looking for more ways to explore Historic South End?
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