Events + Exhibitions

Arctic Utopia
Sep 19 - Nov 22

In celebration of McColl Center for Art + Innovation’s 15th Anniversary, a major exhibition of mixed media sculptures, videos, and site-specific installations will be presented by 1999 McColl Center Alumnus Marek Ranis.

Innovation Institute
Nov 7 - Nov 8

8:30AM — 5:30PM

Disrupt your status quo. Challenge assumptions. Embrace uncertainty. Stand with us on unfamiliar ground with unfamiliar materials and activities.

Open Studio Saturday
Nov 8
Noon — 4PM

During Open Studio Saturdays artists work in their studios with the doors open. It is an opportunity for the public to meet the artists and learn about their art as well as view the current exhibition. Every Open Studio Saturday, free docent-led tours will begin at 11:30 AM.

Wine Club
Nov 10
6 – 7:30 PM

Join the Contemporaries and Frank Selby for their latest Wine Club event.

Open House Reception
Nov 14
6–9 PM

Windgate 11-month Affiliate Artists Betsy Birkner and Austin Ballard will light up the 2nd and 3rd floors with installations of new mixed media works produced during their residency. This celebration will also mark the last chance to see Marek Ranis: Arctic Utopia.

Mud / Steel / Glass or The Provocation of Light
Nov 14 - Jan 3

6–9 PM

New Works by Windgate 11-month Affiliate Artists Betsy Birkner and Austin Ballard

An Evening of Jazz with Frode Gjerstad
Nov 15
8–10 PM

An Evening of Improvisational Jazz with Internationally Acclaimed Norwegian Saxophonist Frode Gjerstad and Special Guest, Charlotte’s Own Ghost Trees Curated by Brent Bagwell, Sponsored by the Knight Foundation.

7th Annual Palate to Palette
Dec 5
7–10 PM

Offering a twist on the popularity of wine and food pairings.

McColl + Response: Drop Your Socks with Bad Santa
Dec 18

All are invited to share in open-mic performances!