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Ho.Ho.Ho…December Gallery Crawl Details

December South End Gallery Crawl

Friday, December 2, 2011 6-9pm

The final Gallery Crawl of 2011 is this Friday and it’s going to be a lot of fun with tons of exhibitions and holiday fun happening throughout South End. For starters, the Dilworth Artisan Station will host their Holiday Open House with three floors of interior design studios, art galleries, artist studios and showrooms on display.

Atherton Mill will be a great place to shop with a one night only Holiday Market inside the Atherton Market, special Champaign tasting at Vin Master, art and interior design collaboration at the pop up Elder Art Gallery featuring the Carl Plansky collection, the newly opened Savory Spice Shop and great food and drink from Icehouse and Big Ben’s British Pub.

Two Christmas Tree Lots are set up in South End so come for art and pick up a tree as well. One is located in the back of Atherton Mill next to the Market and the second is located on the corner lot of Park Ave and Camden Rd.

The Camden Rd area is always a buzz on gallery crawl with Charlotte Art League, Lark and Key Gallery,  the newly expanded Ciel Gallery. Unexpected Finds is also on Camden just a little further south and will offer a special wine tasting and an eclectic mix of goods. Blacksheep Skate Shop will host a special gallery featuring 20 years of Skateboarding Photography in their store and Modern Fabric, Niche and newly relocated Boulevard at South End will be open with great shopping opportunities. Common Market and Phat Burrito are near by offering a quick bite, great atmosphere and great beverage options.

Gil Gallery, Coffee & Thompson Gallery, Doma Gallery and Carolina Clay Connection are all must stops but they are a little spread out so probably best to drive rather than “crawl” to these locations. Also add SoBo Loft Boutique and Gifts to your list as they have great local art but a wide range of local and creative items. Have dinner at The Liberty and then start your crawl at SoBo. It’s just a block walk north on South Blvd to Dilworth Artisan Station and then another block to Lark and Key so save the gas.

Gallery Crawl guides are located at galleries, Atherton Market and Common Market. For more questions, contact Ted Boyd at tboyd@charlottecentercity.org.

Ciel Gallery Presents:

A Variety of Works to Suit the Soul and the Budget Cash & Carry Opening Reception Friday, December 2 6:00 – 9:00 PM 128 E. Park Avenue, Charlotte  28203 Free, Open to the Public, and Family-Friendly Free Parking on the Street, the Lot next to Ciel, or behind Carrabba’s Exhibition Dates: December 2, 2011 – January 28, 2012 Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 – 6:00, Saturday, 10:00 – 5:00 980-202-2435 www.cielcharlotte.com

Elder Art Gallery Presents: Building Interiors Around Art

Summary:     Memorable interior designs most often feature artwork that captures the personalities of the homeowner or business organization.  The inclusion of artwork into a room or office frequently becomes a challenge and may be treated as an afterthought.

Elder Gallery’s exhibition at Atherton Mill features Charlotte-based interior designers and shop owners who have designed room settings around the artwork of abstract expressionist, Carl Plansky*.  Traditional antiques, transitional, and modern furnishings will be on display. The public is invited to see how original artwork can become one of the most significant elements in a room design. The exhibition is free to the public.

Opening Reception:          Friday, December 2, 2011 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location:                              Atherton Mill 2000 South Boulevard, Suite 200 Charlotte, NC  28203

Exhibition Dates:                through Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hours of operation:           Monday/Thursday/Saturday  11:00  am – 3:00 pm or by appointment

* Carl Plansky died in 2009 after dedicating over 35 years of his life to painting. His paintings are drawn from direct observation, and revel in pitch-perfect color, compositional elegance, and highly expressive brushwork. Also a respected and influential teacher, he guided students at many institutions, including a return to the New York Studio School in 2004.

Contact for additional information: Larry Elder, 704-370-6337, www.elderart.com

Charlotte Art League Presents: “Small Works for the Holidays”

‘Tis the season to find those perfect holiday gifts. Looking for something really unique? Something more than just … gift cards?

How about a gift of art–from artists right here in the Carolinas? At “Small Works for the Holidays,” our annual December art sale, we’ll have over 50 local artists under  one roof  offering works in a variety of styles and prices. Pick up an original gift for that special person on your list. All artwork in the show will be $200 and under.

The exhibit’s opening reception is  Friday, Dec. 2, 6:00–9:00 p.m., at the First Friday Gallery Crawl. The exhibit and sale runs through December 23.

Artists’ note: Participation in this show is open to CAL members only. Artists can enter up to eight pieces at a time; entries are accepted Saturday, Nov. 26, 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 27, 1:00-5:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, Nov. 29, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

For further information on this show, click here: DEC 2011 Prospectus

Gil Gallery cordially invites you to the South End Gallery Crawl featuring artists Betty Knausel and Sara Wolf.

Friday, December 2 | 6-9pm | Gil Gallery | 109 W. Morehead Street

Come see selected works by Kanusel and Wolf as they mesh seamlessly with Edwin Gil’s most recent series “Memories” and discover how the only limitations to art are the ones we place upon ourselves.

Light appetizers and adult beverages will be served.


Betty Knausel is a painter and sculptor born in Venezuela to German and Venezuelan parents. Knausel painted her first portrait at age six. She earned numerous awards for her paintings as a child and at age 17, created pen and ink illustrations for her then professor and author of “Espejo de Justicia”, Arturo Guevara. As an adult, Knausel studied with Spanish modern painter Vega. Knausel has exhibited her work in galleries in Venezuela and in Charlotte, NC, where she now resides. Knausel has lost part of her vision, but continues to paint to express her feelings and emotions.

“I seldom know what I’m going to paint. I draw what comes to me at the moment. The painting reveals itself and I follow what it dictates, its guidance. Some of my paintings are inspired by memories. Many times, however, the paintings are premonitions of things to come.”

Sara Wolf was born in Havan Cuba in 1936. She attended the Havana Business University and worked as assistant for the National Planning Board. She came to the United States with her husband, Luis, in 1961 and moved to Charlotte in 1968. In 1969 she started work as a librarian at the Mint Museum of Art and later served as liaison between the Mint and the Latin American Community.

She started painting in Cuba under the guidance of Armando Maribon, Art Professor of San Alejandro School of Art and Guido Aguilera well known illustrator. She took classes in “Studio Art” at NC State University with the late Joe Cox and classes with well known artist Elizabeth Ross at CPCC. She has exhibited her artwork at several galleries and events in Charlotte.

In 2001 she received a Latino Diamante Award in the category of Art and Culture, while in 2004 she received recognition from the National Hispanic Cultural Center Foundation for her commitment and dedication to the Charlotte Latino Community and in 2006 from “La Noticia” Spanish news paper.

At age 70 she lost her central vision due to Macular Degeneration, but is thankful for her peripheral vision.

Lark and Key Gallery will be offering 10% off purchases during Gallery Crawl (some exceptions apply)



One thought on “Ho.Ho.Ho…December Gallery Crawl Details

  1. Checkout the art at Vin Master as well. Abstract work by Jonathan K. Rice on exhibit and available for purchase.

    Posted by Jonathan K. Rice | December 1, 2011, 10:17 pm

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