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.
The World is a Mirror of My FreedomEXHIBITION
The World is a Mirror of My Freedom was organized in response to the increasingly visible, lawful violence against Black bodies in the United States. Bringing together works from five of McColl Center’s current and alumni artists-in-residence, the exhibition explores themes of Black masculinity, social movement and mobility, revolution, and resistance. The exhibition drifts across time, from the 1700s to the future, inviting reflection on how the past has conditioned the present.
EXHIBITION PROGRAMS + EVENTS
OPEN HOUSE + OPENING RECEPTION
Friday, January 27, 2017, 6-9 PM
Free admission and cash bar
COMMUNITY PIE SOCIAL
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 5-7 PM
Pies, fellowship, and dialogue about issues of law enforcement, economic mobility, and the systems that uphold violence and oppression.
I CAN’T BREATHE WORKSHOP
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 11 AM - 1 PM
Public-participatory workshop and performance led by alumni artist Shaun Leonardo.
Image: Dread Scott, On the Impossibility of Freedom in a Country Founded on Slavery and Genocide, performance still, 2014. Pigment print; 22 x 30 inches. Project produced by More Art. Collection of the artist. © Dread Scott. Photo: Mark Von Holden Photography