Joining the tradition of galleries opening shows on the first Friday of each month, uptown art museums are getting into the Friday scene. At the Bechtler, there will be jazz tonight with the Ziad Jazz Quartet, along with a cash bar and galleries open until 9. (See page 10.) Next door at The Mint Uptown, which is open 6-9 for gallery crawls each first Friday, you can catch some jazz, too, and other fun activities. (See page 10.)
More galleries to visit:
In SouthEnd, Ciel Gallery and Mosaic Studio will open the "Brrrrrrr Art Season" with "Heartistry," a collection of love-themed mosaics and "a plethora of hearts" 6-9 p.m. today.(on view through Feb. 25). Contact Pam Goode, gallery owner, at pam@cielcharlottecom. Details and a full range of classes can be found at www.cielcharlotte.com. Ciel Gallery is at 1519 Camden Road. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 1-5 and Saturday 11-5, and at any time by prior arrangement at 704-577-1254.
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Hidel Brooks Gallery
Also in SouthEnd, Hidell Brooks Gallery, at 1910 South Blvd., Suite 130 in SouthEnd Steelyard, opens Arless Day's "Gracious Homes" with a reception 6-8 p.m. today (on view through February 12.) Call 704-334-7302 or visit www.hidellbrooks.com. Hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Friday and 10-3 Saturday.
Charlotte Art League
The Seven Deadly Sins: Do you know what they are, or do you need a reminder? From 6 to 9 p.m. today, 1517 Camden Road, to see representations of human imperfection (in one case though dogs' eyes) of wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy and gluttony. According to the Old Testament, we human beings have a predilection to sin, which results in lots of opportunities for artistic expression of our faults. Details: 704-376-2787. www.charlotteartleague.org.
Green Rice Gallery,
In NoDa, Green Rice Gallery at 451 E. 36th St. will be open for the crawl tonight, while at Slate Interiors, 1401 Central Ave. in Plaza Midwood, Debbie Hartnett - who represents over 35 artists and has two micro galleries within the shop - will be open 5-8 p.m. Details: 704-930-7890, www.shopslateinteriors.com.
The Grace Building
Also tonight, art celebrants in Mint Hill feature the January exhibition "Fire and Fiber" at The Grace Building, 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road, featuring fabric, ceramics and pottery. (Show runs until Feb. 3.) Details: 980-226-5532 www.minthillarts.org. Hours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery
Later in the month in Concord, music again partners with art 8-12 p.m. Jan. 14 at The Adam Ramsey Miller Gallery in the historic town center at 21 Union Street S., Suite 200. "The EPIC Art Show" features Amber Watts, Boyd Smith, Nick Garris, Adam Ramsey Miller and Jordan Rickard. Music by Chris English and Heavy Rotation. Details: 910-546-22443, Adam_r_miller@yahoo.com. (Other event dates can be found at www.thearmgallery.com.)
McColl Center for Visual Art
A "member event" at McColl Center for Visual Art called "Getting Sticky with It" will take place on Saturday, when the large installation piece by Jonathan Brilliant called "Sticks Will Travel" will be de-installed. To help you work, sticky buns, juice and coffee will be on hand. Free for members and innovation institute alumni. RSVP to Devlin McNeil email@example.com.