Saturday, July 13, 2019
Presented by Wells Fargo
You are invited to explore our vibrant contemporary art space at Open Studio Saturday! Bring your family and friends to view our summer art exhibition, meet our artists-in-residence, and participate in fun hands-on, art-making activities.
Admission, popcorn, and cotton candy are free and everyone is welcome. We’ll also have a bar with drinks for all ages!
Food Truck: Lenny’s Press Box
Location: Front Lawn
DJ Luis Minuche
Location: Front Lawn, 12:00-3:00 p.m.
Enjoy summertime music while relaxing on the front lawn.
Cities & Sanctuaries Art Workshop
Location: Sculpture Studio
What would you put in your sanctuary? What does your city look or feel like? Create a mini cityscape or sanctuary you can take home with you. Alumna artist Sharon Dowell leads you through experimental painting exercises with color, texture, and pattern on paper.
Repetition, Pattern & Radial Forms
Location: First-floor Studio
Transform existing patterns into something new! Make your own unique drawing through repetition and pattern of multiple impressions. Explore a variety of compositional strategies by incorporating decorative shapes of rubber stamps, a technique used by current artist-in-residence Troy Dugas.
Create a collaborative textile artwork
Location: First-floor gallery
Following alumna and exhibiting artist Susannah Mira’s artistic practice of using recycled materials, all of the fabric pieces used in this hands-on art making activity are remnants sourced from the Charlotte region’s textile industry.
Art from Rocks and Soil
Location: Studio 316
Do you know your ecological address? Artist-in-residence Lauren Rosenthal McManus wants to help you find it! Bring a soil or rock sample from your property or local creek to Lauren’s studio and add a pin to her watershed map of Mecklenburg County. She’ll use your samples to create natural pigments for a new limited-edition, hand-colored print series of Charlotte’s streams.
Location: Alumni Artist Lounge, second floor
How to get here and where to park
We’re at 721 N. Tryon St. in Uptown Charlotte. Plenty of free parking is available on N. Tryon St. on Saturdays and in the lot at the corner of W. 10th St. and N. Church St. (behind Charlotte Ballet).