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Art and Food Trucks…Great Combo this Friday

Weather Update! While it’s gloomy and a little rainy out, according to Accuweather, we’ll see a thunderstorm around 3pm but then it clears up for the remainder of the evening. Will be cloudy but no rain so should not impact Gallery Crawl or the Food Trucks so see you tonight. See updated food truck list below!

March South End Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday

When:     Friday, March 2nd, 2012, 6-9pm

Gallery Crawl is this Friday, March 2nd so come explore and experience the many galleries South End has to offer. Home to the largest number of galleries in Charlotte you will find unique paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and mosaics, and many galleries offer live music and refreshments!

Back by popular demand is Food Truck Friday so come support local art and experience Charlotte’s latest food trend. Below are a few highlights for the March South End Gallery Crawl.

Ciel Gallery & Mosaic Studio presenting Survey, a representation of Charlotte artists working in a wide variety of mediums, Friday, March 1st 6-9pm. Regular hours are Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and at any time by appointment.

Lark and Key Gallery presents New Works by Angie Renfro and Julie Covington, on view now through March 31st. Angie Renfro’s impressionistic oil paintings capture the quiet, unassuming beauty of everyday objects and landscapes. Her multi-layered technique and paired down compositions take the ordinary and transforms it into something extraordinary. Opening reception is from 6-9pm, March 2nd during South End Gallery Crawl.

Artist Edwin Gil & Gil Gallery presents Through the Eye of Art- “Part 1- RED.” The first in a four part series, artists from across North Carolina come together to express their artistic vision around the color RED via different media. The RED exhibition will launch March 2nd at Gil Gallery from 6-9pm and run the entire month. RED is a collaboration of artists who met during a seminar facilitated by the Lincoln Center Institute of New York, Charlotte Arts & Science Council, North Carolina Arts Council and North Carolina School of the Arts.

Hidell Brooks Gallery presents Animus by Miranda Lake taking place from March 2nd– March 31st from 6-8pm. Her latest body of work, Animus, is a visual mash up of her trip to South Africa and the journey she takes every day. Whether it be in her yard, on the computer, or out on the town, there’s always some hidden treasure or visual treating waiting to be found. Miranda will also have some of her favorite pieces from her portfolio mounted on wood and ready to hang available exclusively through Hidell Brooks Gallery.

SoBo Loft Boutique and Gifts will have great local art and a wide range of local and creative items Friday, March 2nd. See new works from local artist Elizabeth Arzani who is a senior at UNC Charlotte and a favorite at the boutique. Her work can be seen on the Sobo Loft Facebook page, website, UNC Charlotte and at galleries in NODA. Sobo Loft will have an opening for her on the first Friday in April.

Elder Art Gallery will feature work by Ralph Turturro-Not By Words Alone during it’s Opening Reception Friday, March 2nd from 5-8pm. Turturro’s love of writing and painting has become the basis for this exhibition. His paintings scream “New York” with their raw, earthy, textured portrayals of elements that comprise his life as a painter and writer whose roots run deep into New York.

Charlotte Art League Goodwill trainees-including many who face intellectual disabilities- will realize their artistic potential when their work goes on display at the Charlotte Art League March 2 in their fifth annual “Color My Dreams” exhibit. The March exhibit features drawings, paintings and mosaics the Goodwill students completed in these classes. UMAR, a nonprofit organization that helps individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to experience independent living, will also be a guest exhibitor this year. Opening reception is March 2nd from 6-9pm with 80% of the proceeds going directly to the artists.

Savory Spice Shop will be open till 8pm for the gallery crawl. The spice shop is also planning to host their 1st Spice 101 tours on gallery crawl night. Below are the details….

Spice 101 Class

Friday, March 2nd and Friday, April 6th

Spice 101 Classes will be held at 6:30pm the evenings of Friday, March 2nd and Friday, April 6th.  This 30-45 minute interactive tour will provide a general overview of spices, how to use and store them and suggestive cooking ideas! Space is limited so register in person or call the store to reserve your spot.  There is no cost to attend.

Escape Hair and Skin Studio introduces the art of Arthur Brouthers and Deborah with an artist’s reception this Friday, March 2nd from 6-9pm.

Food Truck Friday is back at the Lunch Lot at Camden & Park Ave. While you are out crawling between galleries, stop by the lunch lot for some great food truck cuisine. Alcohol can be purchased from Common Market or Phat Burrito, brought unopened to the Food Trucks and consumed on this lot.

South End guides are located at galleries, Atherton Market and Common Market.

For more information, please contact Ted Boyd at tboyd@charlottecentercity.org




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