Charlotte Art News & To Do’s for October

Kicking off a new series here on scoop, where we feature gallery events, exhibitions, and openings plus what ever other hot art news we find coming up for the month. We had such great response recently featuring several local art gallery owners and artists that we decided a monthly round up of art & artists would be fun. Hope you enjoy the scoop!

Shelter mixed media, group art exhibition at Lark & Key Gallery.

Lark & Key presents ‘Shelter’, on view Oct 1st through Nov 27th, a mixed media, group art exhibition featuring new works from Janet Eskridge, Kim Ferreira, Lesley Frenz and Duy Huynh.

The artists will explore various themes of ‘shelter’, from man-made and naturally occurring structures that nurture and protect, to symbolic spaces that offer emotional respite and refuge. ‘Shelter’ will also showcase functional and decorative house forms by local ceramic artists Barbara Chadwick and Amy Sanders.

Lark & Key has a unique approach to their exhibits, designed to make things easy on you. All of their exhibitions start on the 1st of the month, regardless of day, and run for two months, ending around the 27th of the second month. They do not have traditional exhibition openings. Instead, each show will be posted online under ‘Current Exhibition’ between 3pm – 11pm on the day prior to the 1st (or possibly sooner), and the majority of work will be available for purchase online. 

View the exhibition here on their website.
This exhibition runs 10/1 through 11/27.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Frid from 10-3 and every second full weekend of the month (second saturdays 10-3 and second sundays 12-3)
Contact [email protected] for more information and follow their instagram @larkandkey for updates & previews.

Art Salon’s October Exhibit

Another unique gallery format, The Art Salon brings the works of over 30 Southeast artists, both established and emerging, to showcase for a limited time in private homes. It is quickly becoming recognized as wonderful venue for thoughtfully-curated, seasonal art shows.  The Art Salon makes a wide variety of work accessible for those interested in beginning or adding to their art collections. The fall show will be held Thursday, October 24th 6-9pm, and Friday, October 25th from 9am-2pm in the home of Charlotte-based event planner Katrina Hutchins.

This show runs 10/24 and 10/25.
To be added to the mailing list, please email [email protected], and be sure to follow @theartsalonclt on Instagram for updates & previews.

Alex Beard Solo Exhibition, Animalia, at Anne Neilson Fine Arts.

Opens 10/10 with a reception from 6-8 pm at Anne Neilson’s Southpark fine arts gallery at 532 Governor Morrison Street.

Animalia is a celebration of animals that have been seen and loved by Alex Beard. From the bayous of South Louisiana to the jungles of India, the African Bush, and beyond. Oil on canvas and ink on paper originals. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Watering Hole Foundation to help endangered species and the wildernesses in which they live.  

The exhibition runs October 10–November 7th.
View the artist’s website here.

The Art Of Fashion at Neiman Marcus to Benefit the McColl Center

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
6:30–9:00 PM Neiman Marcus, SouthPark [map]

Join us at Neiman Marcus, SouthPark, for a collaborative benefit celebrating the interconnectedness of Fashion + Art. Uniquely-themed stations will feature McColl Center alumni artists showcasing their artwork and engaging art experiences amidst the latest fall fashions. Creative cocktail attire. Sips, bites, and hip beats provided.


All proceeds from the event benefit McColl Center—Charlotte’s first and longest-running artist residency program and contemporary art space.

Other CLT Art Events for Your October Calendar:

ARTS at the Trolley
October 3-4 | 1507 Camden Rd. See a unique juried art exhibition featuring 11 artists at the next ARTS at the trolley.

First Friday Gallery Crawl: October 4 and November 1, 5 pm start. On the first Friday evening of every month, many neighborhood galleries (and the occasional unconventional space like a design studio or furniture shop) will stay open late to host lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists.

Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy: CRISTINA CORDOVA: cuerpo exquisito, now on view through November 29, a solo exhibition featuring new large-scale installations and figural sculptures by the Puerto Rican ceramic artist living and working in Penland, North Carolina. Córdova studied engineering before quickly shifting her focus to clay – a medium that allowed her to display her technical skill coupled with an impulse to create. Trained as a dancer and raised in the Catholic Church, her staging of the body is referential of both classical gestures of ballet and the theatrics of reverence. Read more.

Soco Gallery: Clare Rojas | SHIFTED HORIZONS September 18 – November 8, 2019 

Charles Alston-Inspired Workshop at Harvey B Gantt Center: A drop-in art workshop on October 2nd during the first Walk Up Wednesday in October will be based on the work of multi-media artist Charles Alston. Open to all ages and skill levels, this workshop is led by teaching artist Bryan Wilson.

Elder Gallery: Figure/Form Opening Reception. October 3rd 6-8 pm.
Featuring: Grant Drumheller, Miriam Durkin, James Erickson, Saba Taj, Antoine Williams. Also including mixed media works by Chris Watts and sculpture by Lawrence Feir.

Hidell Brooks: October 4th opening of a solo exhibition for Atlanta artist Sally King Benedict, Storyboard new paintings by the artist which explore storytelling between a mother and son. Opening reception with the artist, Friday, October 4th from 6-8 pm. More info [email protected]

Art Couture: Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 An evening of Fashion & Art not to be missed at QC Social Lounge. Music and craft cocktails along with the latest Fall looks by some of Charlotte’s best clothing boutiques! All art provided by Stephen Wilson Studio

Bechtler by Night Friday, October 18th 5-9 pm, when the galleries are open for free to the public every third Friday of the month. Also features interactive art activities, games, live entertainment and a full bar 

Mint Museum Uptown IMMERSED IN LIGHT: Studio Drift Exhibit, now thru Apr 26, 2020 | Studio Driftfounded by Dutch artists Ralph Nauta and Lonneke Gordijn creates breathtaking sculptures that explore the relationship between humanity, nature and technology. READ MORE Watch the videos here on the Mint IG.

Fall Free For All at Hart Witzen Gallery: Saturday OCTOBER 19, 7- 11 pm. Hart Witzen opens its’ doors to the public for a large visual arts exhibit featuring recent works of Hart Witzen studio artists and regional artists. FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Gallery is accepting submissions through Monday, Oct 7, 2019. All artists welcome to apply: painters, sculptors, photographers, performance artists, installation artists, and new media

Art and About at Free Ranger Brewing: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 5 – 9pm. An organically grown art show featuring 2018 and 2019 Charlotte ArtPop Street Gallery winners Eva Crawford, Randy Dean, Holly Spruck and Rae Stark. Art will be displayed through 27 October and the reception with more art is October 23 at Free Range Brewing. Meet the artists and enjoy a local brew.

2020 #ArtPopCLT call: Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 11:55 PM. On 9/23 their call for the SC/NC region will begin accepting submissions of local art.
20 artists will be juried in to share in over 3 million dollars of public art advertising space.

Windy O’Connor Fall Art Drop

Did you miss the 9/27 new artworks drop on local artist Windy O’Connor’s website? Not to worry, you can shop and peruse it online here. Original art, prints, pillows and fabrics full of color and life.

Get Out & See

The Rail Trail’s Color Forest by artist Ivan Depena ~ vibrant steel posts that border the trail just north of Bland Street

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