February First Friday Gallery Crawl

January 29, 2019 9:00 pm

Four new exhibits join a robust collection of art in South End for the February First Friday Gallery Crawl, creating a memorable night featuring a mix of self-portraiture, live Caribbean and jazz music, and works based on stories from the past.

This free event returns Friday, Feb. 1 across the neighborhood at participating galleries.

Here’s what each gallery has planned:

Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy – 118 E. Kingston Ave., #16

Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy will be continuing its current exhibit Tom Stanley: en route to here, which features a collection of paintings and works on paper from the last two decades. Stanley’s paintings, often layered and elusive, have been exhibited widely throughout the Carolinas.

South End Arts at the Charlotte Powerhouse – 1507 Camden Rd.

Join South End Arts at the Powerhouse for live Caribbean music and works from more than 20  artists, all selected by an independent panel of judges. These new pieces will be joined by Airing out the “Dirty” Laundry, a collection of nearly 200 stories and pieces about strength, unity and resistance to oppression. Stop by before the gallery crawl from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. for 200ARTISTS, a meeting to find a common voice of local artists to determine the cultural future of New Charlotte.

Coffey and Thompson Art – 1201 South Graham St.

Coffey & Thompson Art will feature artist Daisy Schenone’s collection For the Love of Art. The collection, all acrylic on canvas, includes Aging Trees and Flirting, Autumn in the City, Poppies and Poppy Field 2. Schenone, who describes her aesthetic as landscape, cityscape and passion, first discovered her true passion for art one day while painting with her daughter on ceramic tiles. There will be light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments to enjoy while viewing Schenone’s artwork.

Magnolia Emporium – 307 Lincoln St.

Magnolia Emporium will feature works by more than 30 artists including Joyce Wynes, J.C. Pierstorff, Christian Adams and Jeanie Mauney. Wynes will show The Enlightened One, an acrylic abstract painting and The Fabric of Life – a (Frayed) Soul, an acrylic on canvas painting about outrage. Pierstorff specializes in medical, botanical and abstract art, creating different types of work using acrylic, watercolor and ink. Mauney, whose favorite places to soak in cultural artistry are Mexico and the Caribbean, expresses her love of color through abstract paintings.

After you have finished exploring the galleries, check out South End’s newest art installation, Color Forest. Read the full article on the exhibit by clicking here.

Friday Gallery Exhibition Hours

Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy: 6–8 p.m.

South End Arts at the Powerhouse: 6–9 p.m.

Coffey & Thompson Art: 6–9 p.m.

Magnolia Emporium: 6–9 p.m.

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