March First Friday Gallery CrawlFebruary 26, 2019 8:56 pm
With warmer weather and spring quickly approaching, now is the perfect time explore all of the beautiful art that South End has to offer. On the First Friday Gallery Crawl, this Friday, March 1st, 10 galleries will stay open late to show new exhibitions featuring 15 artists.
Here’s what each gallery has planned:
Hanging pots will be the highlight of the night at Shed Brand Studios where featured artist Ellie Knight says her inspiration came from her grandson, Elijah. After shaking Knight’s drying rack, a slew of green-ware mugs came tumbling down landing on top of each other. Knight took her smooshed artwork and turned them into hanging pots.
Hodges Taylor will be presenting <REPLY>, a new exhibit pairing Amy Herman and Micah Cash, two local Charlotte artists. The exhibit contains archival pigment photographs that resulted from a 24-week exchange of conversational photographs between the two. Each image has an author and could not exist without those from before.
At the Charlotte Powerhouse, Dimensions, a collection of 2D and 3D glassworks separated into three series, will be the featured exhibit of the night. Elijah Kell, the young, emerging artist, says each series conveys personal messages to him but are relatable to all. The exhibition will feature 20 original glassworks bringing shape to thought-provoking concepts.
Coffey & Thompson Gallery will be featuring Jessi Flores, a Nicaraguan artist who is known for his cigar-themed art. Flores began his career after doing marketing artwork for Drew Estates Cigars where he worked on cigar bands, boxes and other materials. During his time as a marketing artist, he also ran the Cigar Safari tours where people began buying his art that portrays the towns and villages of Nicaragua.
Twelve artists and galleries will have their doors open in Dilworth Artisan Station for the March First Friday Gallery Crawl including Pam Goode, Caroline Simas, Claire Jacobs, Paul Hastings, Jean Rupprecht, Mary Kamerer, Janine Medlin, Jean Cauthen, Adrian Redmond, Marcy Gregg and Greg Barnes. The artists’ works vary from large, abstracted nature paintings to cherished heirlooms.
Magnolia Emporium is featuring the opportunity to meet artist Christian Adams, who believes what is found underneath is the most valuable. Using layers, both wet and dry, Adams is able to cover the canvas while carefully exposing the story below. You will also have the chance to meet celebrity jewelry designer Betty Malo of Betty Bad Couture. The Nashville-based artist brings a Cuban flair and rock-and-roll style to celebrities including Jamie Foxx, Miley Cyrus and Keith Urban.
Stop by Karen Saks Friday night to view artwork by Elizabeth Hickman, a Georgia-based artist whose career as a full-time artist began after an injury.
Conversations with Nature: A Multisensory Art Event, the newest exhibit at C3 Lab, features works by Crista Cammaroto, Kimberly McFadden Hutchinson, Rebecca Jones, Elizabeth Palmisano, Nicole Schoepflin, Joann Galarza Vega and Sara Woodmansee. The exhibit shows how nature is teeming with shapes, sounds, beauty and design. The artwork being featured is created from materials in nature or inspired by nature.
Pop into Amodernary Furniture to view the works and meet local artists Jax Jackson and Angela Clousher. Clousher, who found art from a young age to be a sanctuary, a place for escape, reflection, and healing through expression, describes her style as notably eclectic and versatile. Jackson, a contemporary abstract artist, experiments with many art forms but mainly focuses on canvas paintings where he uses geometric forms to symbolize a unique perspective on life.
Mary Rountree Moore and Virginia Scotchie will be the featured artists at Hidell Brooks Gallery this Friday. Moore, who studied art at the National Academy School of Fine Arts in New York City, will be showing her collection called #MarshPaintings and says her intense love of colors found in nature is the driving force behind her paintings. Scotchie is a ceramic artist whose works are exhibited extensively throughout the country and will be featuring her collection Resonate Objects.
Shed Brand Studio: 5 – 8 p.m.
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy: 6 – 8 p.m.
South End Arts at the Charlotte Powerhouse: 6 – 9 p.m.
Coffey & Thompson Art: 6 – 9 p.m.
Dilworth Artisan Station: 6 – 9 p.m.
Magnolia Emporium: 6 – 9 p.m.
Karen Saks: 6 – 9 p.m.
C3 Lab: 7 – 10 p.m.
Amodernary Furniture: 5 – 8 p.m.
Hidell Brooks Gallery: 6 – 8 p.m.