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A New Era: Photographs from the Bank of America Collection

September 9 – November 5, 2016


McColl Center
for Art + Innovation

A nationally acclaimed contemporary art center dedicated to connecting art and artists with the community.

Located in a historic, neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, the Center houses nine artist studios and over 5,000 square feet of Gallery space. We welcome the public to explore our exhibitions and connect with artists through various programs including open studios, community engagement initiatives, workshops and more.



Innovation

The Center takes an active role in presenting contemporary art and the creative process as a road to open dialogue and innovative thinking. The Innovation Institute is a program designed to extend our mission as a catalyst for change by growing capacity, both for individuals and organizations.

All of the Innovation Institute’s programs are built using a similar framework and operate under the belief that creativity is not some mystical power that has been bestowed upon a select few. Rather, it’s a muscle that everyone has and a skill that anyone can strengthen and apply.



Upcoming Exhibitions + Events

The Power of Life: Uplifting Women
A community conversation featuring Artist-in-Residence Orit Hofshi

Event
Sep 28, 5:30–7:30 PM

A community conversation featuring Artist-in-Residence Orit Hofshi

Open Studio Saturday
Family Art Making Day

Event
Oct 8, 12–4 PM

Family Art Making Day

New Frequencies: Lewis Klahr’s Sixty Six
New feature film from renowned filmmaker

Event
Oct 14, 8–9:30

FILM


Blog

In the News
Born from the First Line: An interview with writers Samuel Ligon and Robert Lopez

“The story is always born out of and somehow resides in that first line, but there is a blind discovery in the process of putting it together because I have no idea what might happen or how it might happen, or should happen.”

At The Center
Cutting Through the Distractions: An interview with Battle Trance composer Travis LaPlante

Battle Trance is a genre-defying saxophone quartet that crosses boundaries between avant-garde jazz, classical music, ambient, and world music.

In the News
Erika Diamond: Object to Artifact

“I’m interested in documenting the traces we leave behind and the marks we leave upon each other.”

At The Center
The Musician Is More Important than the Instrument: An Interview with Brent Bagwell

“We wanted to really dig in and develop the nuance and unspoken understanding that only comes when bands feel that camaraderie that stems from the hours of rehearsal and the interstitial time and the stupid jokes.”


Rent McColl Center for art + Innovation

McColl Center for Art + Innovation is located in one of the most unique and exciting buildings in uptown Charlotte and available for rent for ceremonies, receptions, special events, meetings, workshops, and as a photography location. Our historic neo-Gothic church will impress guests and participants with its stature and convenience.


“My Innovation Institute experience helped me to think about the motivations of others and altered my management style. I gained more freedom in discussing what’s going on in my mind and not assuming people know what I’m thinking. I open the con...” » Read More

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