for Art + Innovation
Located in a historic neo-Gothic church in Uptown Charlotte, McColl Center for Art + Innovation offers more than 5,000 square feet of Gallery space. We welcome the public to explore our exhibitions and attend our various events, including open studios, community engagement initiatives, workshops and more.
Open Studio SaturdayArt, ideas, and hands-on activities for everyone
Bring the whole family to Open Studio Saturday and experience what makes McColl Center a vibrant space for contemporary art. Everyone is welcome and admission is free thanks to Bank of America.
Explore art and ideas of all kinds when our artists-in-residence – Rob Carter, Dustin Farnsworth, Scott Gardner, Rebecca Kamen, and Marcus Kiser + Jason Woodberry – open their studio doors to talk about their creative process.
FALLEN FRUIT FACTORY (12-4 PM)
There will be hands-on art-making activities, too. Join artist-in-residence Austin Young of Fallen Fruit and other local artists to create poems and collages inspired by photographs of fruit. The collages you make will come together in a free downloadable online zine. (The artworks created during this workshop will be retained by the artists and eventually sold to raise funds for The Endless Orchard, the artists’ public tree planting project happening in cities around the world.)
QUENTIN TALLEY & THE X-MEN (2 PM)
Poet, actor, director, and producer Quentin Talley joins artists-in-residence Marcus Kiser and Jason Woodberry to bring to life characters from the artists’ Intergalactic Soul project. Think Q’s signature spoken word style layered over a live jazz and soul fusion band surrounded by Kiser and Woodberry’s dynamic duo artwork. Limited space for an audience, so get here early.
FOOD TRUCK (12-4 PM)
Hiya Korean Fusion will be here serving up delicious lunch items and snacks from 12 to 4 PM.