September First Friday Gallery Crawl

September 3, 2019 11:54 am

The first hints of red and orange start to color the trees along Camden Road and breezes skitter through restaurant patios, hinting at cooler temps. Inside the galleries and studios of South End, you will find artists of all kinds at work. At the Holt School of Fine Art, young artists are learning and refining their craft. Upstairs at Dilworth Artisan Station, at the C3Lab studios and in the studios above Coffey & Thompson, you will find accomplished artists finishing works destined for collectors and fine art galleries all across the country. Inside the galleries, you will find fine art that ranges from oil landscapes, abstract and surreal works, mosaic and experimental fiber art.

South End kicks off the fall season with the First Friday Gallery Crawl on September 6th. Ten galleries, studios and design showrooms will stay open late to showcase special receptions, live painting and fine art.

Gallery and studio art are not the only stars of the night. Take in the diversity of outdoor sculpture and art along the Rail Trail on an art walk with ArtWalksCLT founder Anne Wise Low and public artist Carmella Jarvi. ArtWalksCLT invites you to experience firsthand how art enlivens public space, learn about transit-oriented integrated art and be inspired by hearing about the creative process from an artist. Meet at the plaza adjacent to the Powerhouse Studio (1507 Camden) at 6:15; the free walk starts at 6:30, lasts an hour and reservations are required.

Here is your guide to exploring the galleries and exhibitions throughout the neighborhood this Friday:

1420 S. Mint Street
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Design in the City, Kaufman & Company and La Donna Antiques & Interiors host an evening of Natural Wonders, featuring work by artists Paul Hastings, Gregory Barnes and Adrian Redmond, plus live music. Pictured work by Barnes.

SouthEnd ARTS (Powerhouse Studio, 1507 Camden Ave.)
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

For its September exhibition, SouthEnd ARTS welcomes back Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry from artist/educator Andrea Downs, who’ll wrap the trolley in visual messages of strength, hope, unity and resistance of oppression, injustice, and inclusion. Also on view is a juried show of artists Mary Tilley, Michael Peterson, Jordan Jones, Editha Covarrubias, Steve Tsoris, Paolo Pedini, Tamery Stafford, Nico Amortegui, Gelin Cange. Pictured artwork by Amortegui.

Dilworth Artisan Station (118 E. Kingston Ave.)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The open-studios format at Dilworth Artisan Station invites art lovers to wander a historic building that serves as workspace for a variety of artists and their varied disciplines. Showing in September are Gregg Barnes, Jean Cauthen, Miriam Durkin, Kim Gibbes, Pam Goode, Marcy Gregg, Paul Hastings, Mary Kamerer, Janine Medlin and Adrian Redmond, and their works in a range of sizes, media and techniques. Pictured work by Goode.

Holt School of Fine Art (118 E. Kingston Ave., #15)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate Holt’s 10th anniversary by helping paint a collaborative mural, tie dying t-shirts, enjoying a free photo booth, and entering the raffle for a free 6-week session of classes.

Hodges Taylor (118 E. Kingston Ave., #16)
6:00 pm – *8:00 pm *printed elsewhere as 10:00 pm; 8:00 pm closing is correct

Explore a selection of new works by Kevin Kennedy, Katie Walker and Krista Harris. Artwork pictured above by Kennedy.

Amodernary Furniture Designs (201 W. Worthington Ave.)
5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

In addition to many new pieces in the furniture showroom, Amodernary features works by Angela Clousher.

Hidell Brooks (1910 South Blvd., Ste. 130)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Solo exhibitions from Susan McAlister and Kate Long Stevenson take the spotlight at Hidell Brooks this month. Landscape painter McAlister presents echo, a tribute to the grandeur of national forests and protected landscapes. With hardly and either/or Stevenson melds the abstract and the figurative, rendering non-subjective paintings tinged with the suggestion of a subject. Pictured work by Stevenson.

C3Lab (2525 Distribution St.)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

C3 Lab celebrates Textures, featuring the work of CLTextiles, a collective community of fiber and textile creatives living in and around Charlotte. Don’t miss a follow-up event on Sunday, September 8: several artists will discuss their work and design thought and processes in a gallery talk from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Pictured work by Eve Bothelo.

Karen Saks (2500 Distribution St.)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Jeanie Mauney will paint live for visitors to Karen Saks’ showroom. Mauthey uses a palette knife to give her work depth and texture. She has a talent for painting animals, like the abstract elephant pictured here.

Shed Brand Studios (216 Iverson Way)
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The glass artisans featured at Shed Brand are Ellie Knight, who produces high-fire ceramics (wall planters, mugs, cups, etc.), and Natalie Bork whose creations take the form of fused glass flowers for the wall or garden. Pictured artwork by Knight.

Nebel’s Alley Night Market (101 W. Worthington Ave.)
5:30 – 9:00


This month, Charlotte’s favorite night market partners with The Sill to present “Plant Alley,” with six plant-centric shops housing a plant bar, vintage plant wares, kokedamas, air plants/stands, cactuses, handmade planters and more! There will be giveaways, free plants and the majority of vendors will have plant-inspired jewelry, art and plant-based food.

1420 S. Mint Street 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
South End ARTS 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Dilworth Artisan Station 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Holt School of Fine Art 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hodges Taylor 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm *printed elsewhere as 10:00 pm; 8:00 pm closing is correct
Amodernary Furniture Designs 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Hidell Brooks 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
C3 Lab 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Karen Saks 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Shed Brand 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Nebel’s Alley Night Market 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

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