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Gallery Crawl and Food Truck Friday

South End Gallery Crawl

September Gallery Exhibitions

Food Truck Friday

Fri, Sep 7, 6-9pm

Come to South End for our monthly Gallery Crawl taking place this Friday, September 7. Come explore and experience the many art 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!

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.

Gallery Exhibitions for September

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. This exhibition will be running for the September Gallery Crawl.

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 Gallerypresent ARTISTIC VISTAS. The collages in ARTISTIC VISTAS give you a sense of travel through art.  The details in my collages can be interpreted in many different ways.  The suitcases in The Designer’s Destination heighten your curiosity in this timeless setting.  The European flavor in The Italian Garden View and Fisherman’s View excites your curiosity.  Treasured Fabrics brings a turn of the century atmosphere to an English cottage.  The oxford fabrics fill the room and tempt you to look around and view the history of the place.

ARTISTIC VISTAS is my twenty second solo exhibition in Charlotte, NC and the sixtieth of my career.  The Gettysburg Review magazine, recognized as the country’s premier literary journal, recently selected my collages not only to be featured on the cover but inside as well.

In the process of art, there is a clear adrenalin rush from God that has to be patiently harnessed.  The exhibition is a continuation of that pursuit. Arless Day  2012

Apostrophe Lounge will be hosting 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 many new photography works, including his most recent pieces, “Charlotte Night” and “Teton Sunrise”.  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 and relax to some great acoustic tunes by local musician, Scott Smith.  Apostrophe Lounge is located at 1440 South Tryon (next to Boulevard at South End).

Ciel Gallery presents Articulate The Artist’s Voice. This exhibition represents the voice of eighteen artists across the US as well as The Netherlands, Canada and Colombia, several of whom will be present on September 7.  Juror and renowned mosaicist Sonia King will also attend, and will offer a slideshow/lecture on “The State of the Art: Contemporary Mosaic” on Saturday evening, September 8. The program is free and open to the public, but advance reservations are required.

Unexpected Finds For our September Gallery Crawl we are focusing on local photographers AJ Vintage Photography…plus…the next in our ongoing series of Wine Tasting.

Additionally for the Month of September we are focusing on the Democratic Convention being here in Charlotte…we are bringing in small ticket items as Charlotte memorabilia, souvenirs, nic-knacks, do-dads, accessories…ETC…as well as postcards of local cooler/scenes….come by and pick something up to remember your visit to Historic Southend.

South End Dentistry – SOUTHEND DENTISTRY JOINS POPULAR ART GALLERY CRAWL – SouthEnd Dentistry is proud to be joining the South End Gallery Crawl beginning Friday, September 7.  Featuring local artists, painters and photographers, live music, and hors d’oeuvres, a visit to the gallery at SouthEnd Dentistry is sure to inspire your eyes, ears, and taste buds. Gallery Crawl patrons will have the opportunity to interact with artists featured in the gallery including painters Cindy Canty and Valeria Marcus, and mixed media artist Stacey Utley. The SouthEnd Dentistry gallery located at 1520 South Boulevard, Suite 110 will be open from 5:00 to 9:00 PM.  The event is free and open to the public.

Charlotte Art League presents “My Carolina Home” which continues for its second month with reflections of the Carolinas by local professional and emerging artists.

Katherine Balcerek, of “KnightsArt Charlotte”, attended the exhibit in August. “True to CAL’s spirit, the show presents a wide variety of talent and mediums,” she writes. “But the diversity in this show owes its multiplicity to the unique meanings Carolina inspires.”

Reception: Friday, September 7, 6 – 9 p.m., Charlotte Art League Gallery, 1517 Camden Road, Charlotte, NC.  The show runs through September 28.

Elder Gallery – presents: All Things Political, Thursday, September 13, 2012, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.

The American political system has morphed into something that our forefathers would consider worthy of a good, old-fashioned tar and feathering!  As the two political parties end their national conventions we invite you to turn off your TVs and visit Elder Gallery to enjoy an artistic interpretation of the political climate as envisioned by several American artists.  Satire, humor, and patriotism rule the exhibition. The following artists are included in All Things Political:   Martha Armstrong, Hatfield, MA; David Benson, Spartanburg, SC; Miriam Durkin, Charlotte, NC; Karen Gunderson, New York, NY; Alex Powers, Myrtle Beach, SC; Leandro Manzo, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Molly B Right, Charleston, SC; and Franklin Sinanan, Miami, FL

Savory Spice Shop South End Gallery Crawl

Friday, September 7th and October 5th
As part of the South End Art Crawl we stay open until 8:00 pm. Stop in between your gallery visits and dinner at the food truck lot to sample some of our favorite Savory Spice Shop recipes.

Boulevard at South End

The Boulevard at South End has partnered with local art representative, Judith Voglesonger of JWV Artists, to bring affordable original artwork and fine art photography to the store.  Stop in between 6 – 9pm to view the original works of Noel Fludgate, Heather Liebler, Judith Williams, Margaret Owen, and Kelley Brugh.  Enjoy a glass of wine and lite munchies while you take in over 25 original pieces on display.

In addition to the Gallery Crawl, Modern Fabric, Niche and Boulevard at South End will be open with great shopping opportunities. Coffee & Thompson 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 stop for Savory Spice Shop, Icehouse, Vin Master, Big Ben’s British Pub and Zucca’s Pizza Tavern. 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.

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