ARCTIC UTOPIA

MAREK RANIS

September 19 – November 22


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

ASHES TO ART: INTERNATIONAL DAY

Event
Oct 7, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

MAKE THE IMPACT OF A LIFETIME IN AN HOUR

ASHES TO ART: SOCIAL JUSTICE DAY

Event
Oct 8, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

MAKE THE IMPACT OF A LIFETIME IN AN HOUR

ASHES TO ART: BUSINESS INNOVATION DAY

Event
Oct 9, 12:15 – 1:15 PM

MAKE THE IMPACT OF A LIFETIME IN AN HOUR


Blog

In the News
New artists arrive at McColl Center

Charlotte celebrates the arrival of Fall session of artists.

At The Center
15-Year Anniversary Board Brunch

Thank you to Board Members past and present who joined us on Friday to celebrate our 15-year Anniversary. We are honored, humbled and inspired by all of you for your continued support and generosity.

In the News
Alumni Alert: Willie Little

New Gallery of Modern Art Presents "In the Hood" by Willie L Little

In the News
Thinking globally, showing locally

Check out Marek Ranis featured in The Charlotte Observer’s Fall season preview of contemporary art in Charlotte.


Get Involved

The McColl Center for Art + Innovation relies on the generosity of others who are dedicated to supporting artists regionally, nationally and internationally and promoting contemporary art. Learn more about how you can help advance community through the creative process.


“Creative thinking is at the heart of what we do at Wray Ward. The Innovation Institute engaged me deeply in the artist’s creative process providing hands-on experience into the behaviors required for sustainable creative leadership.”

Jennifer Appleby,
Wray Ward