September First Friday Gallery CrawlSeptember 5, 2018 9:19 pm
Whether you are in a gallery, brewery, restaurant or happen to come across one of the outdoor murals, art can be found just about anywhere in South End. The September Gallery Crawl is this Friday, September 7, with a mix of galleries and breweries staying open late to show their latest exhibitions. Hop on a bike, scooter or the light rail for a night out in South End featuring work by local and national artists.
Here’s what each gallery has planned:
South End ARTS at The Barrel Room will have a variety of pieces from more than 20 artists, including Elijah Kell, a 13-year-old kiln-fired artist whose designs are inspired by nature. Also featured is Eliyahu BenYsrael, whose recent work mirrors an expose on Mississippi that led public school students into the prison system. Meet the artists and see their work while enjoying Triple C beer, wine and food.
Stop into Hidell Brooks Gallery to see works by two artists: David Kroll, “Egret With Fruit and Flowers,” a 38 x 50 inch oil on linen piece, and Ron Porter, “Special Delivery 2016,” a 24 x 48 oil on panel piece. You will also have a chance to meet that artists during the gallery tour Friday night.
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy will be continuing its current exhibit, “KATIE WALKER: aerial view.” This exhibit will be up until September 14, so stop by and see the paintings inspired by memories of places and colorful people she’s encountered. You’ll get the full “aerial view” as Walker paints on the floor so she is able to walk around the canvas and work from above.
Dilworth Artisan Station will be showing work from various studios and artists, including Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy, Greg Barnes, Jean Rupprecht, Jean Cauthen, Kim Gibbs, Adrian Redmond, Marcy Gregg, Leonor Demori, Ada Shapiro, and Paul Hastings. The artists vary from oil and acrylic painters, pastelists, photographers and jewelry makers.
The City of Charlotte is hosting a pop-up exhibition in the Charlotte Powerhouse Studio at 1507 Camden Road, at the Bland Street light rail station. The exhibition on Comprehensive Planning & Equitable Outcomes will explore Charlotte’s present, past and future as our community prepares to embark on our first Comprehensive Plan since 1975. Explore the Urban Complexities Interactive display with an augmented reality reveal of data across a giant map of the city. Provide your input in an interactive gallery of Equity in Community Engagement Strategy Sprint. Test out the power of augmented reality to see and try different solutions to proposed changes in our built environment.
Pop into Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art to see two artists: Charlotte-based Susan Brenner and Los Angeles-based Chase Langford. Check out the rich textures, abstract forms and the evolution of movement in the paintings by these two artists who believe there is no final phase for their works. You will have the chance to meet the artists at the opening reception Friday night, and also Saturday morning from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., when Chase Langford will host a coffee and presentation at the gallery.
Wooden Robot Brewery will have a variety of art from 11 artists throughout its taproom and gastropub. Two new beers will be launched at the event, where Wooden Robot strives to highlight small business’ and people within the community.
South End ARTS at Triple C Barrel Room: 5 – 9 p.m.
Hidell Brooks Gallery: 6 – 8 p.m.
Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy: 6 – 8 p.m.
Dilworth Artisan Station: 6 – 9 p.m.
Charlotte Powerhouse Studio: 5 – 8 p.m.
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: 5 – 8 p.m.
Wooden Robot Brewery: 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.