Each week, Grace Cote, Lia Newman, and Kati Stegall offer Observer readers a to-do list on immersing yourself in visual arts around town. Newman is director/curator of the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, Cote is senior coordinator at Jerald Melberg Gallery, Stegall is Art-in-Transit program administrator at the Charlotte Area Transit System, and they collaborate on the blog HappeningsCLT (happeningsCLT.com).
For a seasonlong visual arts calendar, go to: www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article100517602.html.
Where to go
Head to the virtual reality portion (not always available) of Ivan Toth Depeña's exhibition “Remember” at the McColl Center between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Nov. 29 on this #GivingTuesdayCLT after all the shopping and Black Tuesday fallout. You’ll find, on your way, free coffee from Not Just Coffee and free Krispy Kreme doughnuts – plus the opportunity to donate to the center, a nonprofit. Looking for other ways to donate or give back to the arts sector of nonprofits? Check here and here.
What to do
The Charlotte Millennial Art Program (CLT MAP) is hosting an event about Charlotte’s outdoor sculptures. Come and hear a talk by Steve Copulski at Elder Gallery. Copulski has launched a website that gathers together public sculpture in the city www.charlotteoutdoorart.com. 6-7:30 p.m. Nov. 30; bit.ly/2fCV2WJ.
Four Charlotte art galleries will be featured in fairs at Art Basel Miami. SOCO Gallery will be at Untitled; LaCa Projects and New Gallery of Modern Art will be at Scope; and Jerald Melberg Gallery will be at Art Miami. It’s exciting to see Charlotte represented at this significant international event. If you have the chance to travel Nov. 29-Dec. 4, be sure to go and support your Charlotte galleries in Miami! – KS