August South End Gallery Crawl
“Carolina Stories” Special Screening
Food Truck Friday
What: South End Gallery Crawl
Where: Galleries listed below
When: Friday, August 3, 2012, Gallery Crawl is 6-9 p.m.
Kick off August with the South End Gallery Crawl taking place Friday, August 3. 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, mosaics, and many galleries offer live music and refreshments!
Carolina Stories Screening – Three local production crews have created a collection of 30 videos highlighting the region’s unique attributes – from the Charlotte Roller Girls to the Carolina Thread Trail. As part of South End Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday, Charlotte in 2012 will host a special screening of all 30 – 2 minute videos. The Light Factory will set up a large screen on the Food Truck Lot and will begin the film at dark. Bring your blankets and chairs.
Food Truck Friday takes place every Friday at the corner lot at Camden Rd & Park Ave. While you are out crawling between galleries, stop by for some great food truck cuisine. Alcohol can be purchased from Common Market or Phat Burrito, brought unopened to the Food Trucks and consumed in this lot. Food Trucks for this week: The Herban Legend, The Tin Kitchen, Auto Burger & Fry Guys, Roaming Fork, Turkey And, Sals Roadside Eatery, Sticks and Cones, Southern Cake Queen, and Cupcake Delirium
Gallery Exhibitions for August
Apostrophe Lounge – You won’t want to miss this exhibit by Charlotte photographer, Chris Austin, known for his famous “Rainbow over Charlotte” photo. Chris will be displaying the 90” metal version of this print along with a variety of his photography work inside Apostrophe Lounge at 1440 South Tryon (next to Boulevard at South End). All of Chris’ work will be available for purchase. Stop by between 6pm and 9pm to meet Chris and while there, enjoy a glass of wine or martini. Live music by Scott Smith from 6pm to 8pm – a perfect combination of art, wine, and
Gil Gallery presents New Horizons: Upcycling makes its debut on August 24 in which he uses recycled glass to depict famous Charlotteans and people from history. Gil cuts, paints and mounts the glass to make beautiful, life-size, upcycled pieces. The glass is old window glass from Coffey & Thompson’s former location where the Bank of America’s building now stands.
Lark and Key Gallerypresents Recollections, new works by Duy Huynh and Jim Connell, on view August 1–September 29. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 1, from 6-9 p.m.
Duy Huynh creates narratives of the human condition with ethereal characters. With his figures, Huynh explores motion along with emotion in order to portray not just the beauty of the human form, but also the triumph of the human spirit. He pulls from a variety of influences and imagery, especially anything with the ability of flight, to portray physical or spiritual transformation.
Ceramic artist Jim Connell’s work is inspired by nature and guided by historical precedent. A major source of his inspiration and stimulation comes from the teapots made in Yixing, China. Jim’s creations, often oversized one-of-a-kind pieces, are typically decorative works based in functionality.
Hidell Brooks Gallerypresents Selena Beaudry which will be on exhibit from July 13-August 31. This is Selena’s 1st solo exhibition!
Doma Gallery is pleased to present “Dante and the Delta” a group exhibition of photographs by Mike Smith and Magdalena Sole. This exhibition includes Mike Smith’s portfolio of Dante, Virginia a former coal mining town in SW Virginia (published in Harper’s Magazine) and Magdalena Sole’s year long study of the communities in the Mississippi Delta (sponsored by the Dreyfus Health Foundation). Exhibition runs until August 17.
Ciel Gallery will host an annual show of student and instructor work in a variety of mediums taking place August 3-25.
Unexpected Finds will be showcasing the art work of Vaughan Justice in their main gallery! 6-9 p.m.
Savory Spice Shop will be open from 6-8 p.m. We are so excited Glass House Katie will be part our Simple Syrup tasting Friday night. If you like craft beer you’ll love her syrups! Stop in to taste her Habanero Lime IPA syrup, Cinnamon vanilla cider syrup, and Flemish sour lavender vanilla bean syrup. We’ll also have 3 non-beer based syrups to try: cardamom, creamsicle, and star anise peppercorn..
In addition to the Gallery Crawl, Modern Fabric, Niche and Boulevard at South End will be open with great shopping opportunities. Coffee & Thompson Gallery, Charlotte Art League, Gil Gallery, SoBo Loft Boutique and Gifts, and Doma Gallery are all must stops but they are a little spread out so probably best to drive rather than “crawl” to these locations. Also add Atherton Mill to your list which is a great place to shop and eat with Icehouse, Zucca’s Pizza Tavern, Vin Master Wine and Big Ben British Pub! Have dinner at The Liberty and then start your crawl at SoBo. Common Market and Phat Burrito are near by offering a quick bite, great atmosphere and great beverage options.