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
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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