Charlotte Art & Gallery News for the Spring

Looking to add some beauty to your home and life? Art is springing up all around Charlotte in the galleries and art spaces. Here are some of our favorites happening this spring.

Lark & Key

Lark & Key’s 12 Year Anniversary exhibit, featuring artwork from co-owner Duy Huynh and pottery by Julie Covington, continues through March 27th.

April 1st through May 1st: ‘Joyful Being’, a solo exhibition highlighting the whimsical, animal paintings of Vicki Sawyer accompanied Cathy Kiffney’s ceramics and jewelry by Kelly Jean Conroy.

May 6th through June 26th: ‘Wildflower’, a group exhibition featuring artwork by Annie Fain, Kim Ferreira, Diane Hoeptner, Duy Huynh, Eleanor Miller and Jen Stefanek, with featured ceramic artist Jennifer Mecca.

Lark & Key is open Wednesday through Friday from 10-3, hosts a once-a-month open house weekend and is available by appointment. Most artwork, ceramics and jewelry can also be viewed, and purchased, online.

700 East Blvd, Suite 1 Charlotte, NC 28203

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Hidell Brooks Gallery

Hidell Brooks Gallery’s spring art schedule begins March 6th from 6pm to 8pm with the opening of artist Selena Beaudry’s A Beautiful Mess exhibition featuring recent paintings, collages, painting piles and art installation. The exhibition will run from March 6-28, 2020.

Coming soon: April 3-25, 2020 with an opening on April 3rd from 6-8 pm:

  • Page Jones Davis Naturally Placed new paintings + works on paper
  • Tony Hernandez Lambs and Goats and Gold and Coats recent encaustic works on panel + paper
  • Geraldine Neuwirth The way I am…the way it is new collages

May 1-June 20, 2020 with an opening on May 1st from 6-8 pm

  • Rana Rochat recent encaustic works
  • Nathan Rogers emoji portraits
  • Kim Testone new paintings

1910 South Blvd. Suite 130
Charlotte, NC 28203

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The Art Salon Charlotte

Established in 2014, The Art Salon represents over 30 established and emerging artists from around the Southeast, hosting thoughtfully-curated, seasonal art shows in private homes around Charlotte, as well as providing art consultancy and placement services to residential and corporate clients. Recognized in 2019 by Charlotte Magazine as the Best Pop Up Art Show, The Art Salon strives to provide a superior experience by making art collecting more accessible to those interested in beginning or adding to their art collections. 

The Spring show is Thursday, April 2nd 6-9pm and Friday, April 3rd 9am-2pm and will feature 25 new and returning artists.

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Sozo Gallery

March is Women’s Month and April is Poetry Month; to honor both Sozo Gallery has singled out four fabulous women to form, Perspective & Prose: Chris Brandell, Jenny Prinn, Chris Shands, & Beverly Y. Smith.
Each of the artists has experienced hardships and triumphs that established their perspective and continue to inspire their artistic endeavors. In addition to creating new work to be debuted in Perspective & Prose, each was charged with writing or identifying a short poem that epitomizes and influences her new works. The results allow for the creation of a poignant connection between the viewers and the highly personal works of these four artists.

Experience the artwork, read the prose, meet the artists, and understand their perspective at the opening on Thursday, March 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Hearst Tower
214 N Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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StudioWorks Gallery

Located in the historic Dilworth area of Charlotte, StudioWorks Artist Collective offers local artists individual studio space rentals. The StudioWorks Collective provides the perfect balance of a quiet, inspiring space fostering focused creativity and the energetic environment and camaraderie of working alongside other creatives. Plan a visit for the first Friday and first Saturday in both April and May.

1705 East Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203

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Anne Neilson Fine Art

Anne Neilson Fine Art is welcoming world-renowned Austrian photographer Josef Hoflehner to Charlotte for the opening night of his solo exhibition, Journey into the Sublime, Thursday, March 5, 6-8 pm. A contemporary photographer, Hoflehner is celebrated for his dramatic black and white landscapes and subtle color images.

MIX + MINGLE WITH KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER PRATT
March 14, 2020, 6:30–8:30 PM

Attend the party at Ann Neilson Fine Art for a book signing and cocktails as Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt celebrates the release of her book The Gift of Forgiveness: Inspiring Stories from Those Who Have Overcome The Unforgivable. Click here to purchase tickets. A copy of the book is included in the price of the ticket.

McColl Center

You’ll want to be at Uptown Charlotte’s epic, fashion-forward party on April 3. Momentum Gala celebrates artists and creatives while benefiting McColl Center’s renowned artist residency program. This year’s theme embodies McColl Center’s trajectory through an immersive environment—including unexpected experiences, innovative hors d’oeuvres, and cocktails.

Advance tickets are on sale through March 6 for $50 off. A limited number of VIP tickets are available, which include a pre-event reception starting at 6:00 p.m. VIPs enjoy exclusive access to artists, custom cocktails, and a special happening. Purchase tickets here.

More Art to Discover

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens – Arts + Orchids featuring Stickworks – open through March 15th.

Using a simple technique of bending and interweaving sticks, NC artist Patrick Dougherty has created over 300 whimsical sculptures. Discover 17 photographs of his large-scale interactive works on display in addition to Patrick’s latest installation, The Magnificent Seven, constructed at the Garden in 2019. Wander through the seven rooms of woven sticks and twigs, peer through the windows and skylights, and let your imagination run wild! The Orchid Conservatory will also feature a collection of showy orchids in bloom and the Garden’s own woven sculptures inspired by Patrick’s work

Hodges Taylor Art Consultancy has a new home. Look for their new location at the RailYard Building (1414 S. Tryon St.) in South End this spring. Chapel Hill-based artist, Mary Carter Taub, was chosen to create a site-specific installation on the future gallery facade. Mary is known for energizing public space through play and color, shifting the way it is experienced.

Mock-up Magic!, 2020, duct tape. Images by Lydia Bittner-Baird.

Art is Everywhere. Next time you catch a flight at Charlotte Douglas Airport, look for the Large Scale Public Artwork ‘Loops’ in the new terminal expansion.

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