November First Friday Gallery CrawlOctober 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Stained glass, virtual reality experiences, manipulation of materials by technology and botanical art are just some of what you’ll find at the November Gallery Crawl. On November 2nd, take a stroll through South End and enjoy art from nine galleries and art destinations featuring artists from around the country. Each gallery will keep its doors open late to welcome guests and show a special collection for the evening.
Here’s what each gallery has planned:
Join C3 Lab for a new exhibit featuring work by artist Micah Sherrill, an Asheville-based artist whose work is based on a Diane Arbus book given by a family member. A quote from the book about a face being the only thing worth photographing is what Sherrill has used as the foundation of his artwork. Proceeds from drink purchases during the exhibit will go to benefit Charlotte Community Toolbank.
Shaylor Knight will be the featured artist at Shed Brand Studios, with stained glass and hanging pottery pieces as the highlights of the night. Knight is a third-generation owner of the studio where every stained glass piece is handmade.
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy will be continuing its MAKE/SHIFT exhibit with Penland-based artist Rachel Meginnes and Charlotte-based sculptor Thomas Schmidt. While Meginnes makes her mark through a series of reactions to the underlying object, Schmidt manipulates material by technology, shifting the idea of the object itself.
Join Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique as they continue Into the Woods, an exhibit featuring paintings from Judi Klich, Vicki Sawyer and ceramic artist Paula Smith. During the gallery crawl, meet jeweler Alice Scott of Symbology Jewelry, whose works borrow symbols from a variety of spiritual and cultural practices, making each person feel connected to something mysterious, ancient and bigger than themselves.
Stop by Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art for the socially engaging exhibit Vicarious. This exhibit will feature work from Dan Bayless, Wil Bosbyshell, Michael Aschenbrenner, Drew Cameron, Suje Garcia and Paula Broadwell. Talk with the artists about the multidisciplinary exhibition that uses art as the vehicle for discussion and reflection to build bridges of understanding to veterans and issues related to veterans. Watch the virtual reality movie that takes you through the day of a wounded veteran and invites conversation around the power of art to reach into the psyche in a way unlike any other.
Wooden Robot Brewery will be continuing its current exhibit featuring work from 11 artists throughout the taproom and gastropub. While admiring the different pieces of art, get a taste of fall with either the English-style ESB, Sweater Weather, or the Night Mayor, a Baltic Porter brewed with roasted malts and local caramel.
Pop into Magnolia Emporium where the featured artist of the evening will be J. C. Pierstorff, a visual artist who used art as part of the healing process following a disabling car accident. Pierstorff specializes in medical, botanical and abstract art, creating different types of work using acrylic, watercolor and ink that is often combined with tissue paper, wire, medical leaflets and other repurposed items.
Join Hidell Brooks Gallery to see paintings by artist Herb Jackson, whose collection Across Time uses the idea of the ocean and its current as the foundation of the art. The paintings are built by putting on then immediately removing a layer, leaving a residue of the new application in some areas. Meet the artist and view paintings that have never been shown or offered to collectors before.
Stop by Coffey and Thompson Art for light refreshments, hors d’oeuvres, live jazz and new pieces from over fifteen artists. Meet artist Patricia Boyer who uses colors to express feelings, emotions and thoughts.
After you have finished exploring the studios participating in the Gallery Crawl, head over the Nebel’s Alley Night Market from 6-10 p.m. to discover 30 pop-up vendors with products ranging from handmade leather goods, vintage accessories, home décor and local kombucha.
Friday Gallery Exhibition Hours
C3 Lab: 7-10 p.m.
Shed Brand Studios: 5-8 p.m.
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy: 6-8 p.m.
Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique: 5-8 p.m.
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: 5-8 p.m.
Wooden Robot Brewery: 3 p.m.-12 a.m.
Magnolia Emporium: 6-9 p.m.
Hidell Brooks Gallery: 6-8 p.m.
Coffey and Thompson Art: 5-9 p.m.
Nebel’s Alley Night Market 6-10 p.m.