Local Arts

What’s up this week in Charlotte’s visual arts?

Herb Jackson’s “Running Deep,” 2016.
Herb Jackson’s “Running Deep,” 2016. Courtesy of the Gregg Museum

Where to go

Make a plan to visit the Gregg Museum of Art at N.C. State University in Raleigh, opening to the public Aug. 26 in a new building several years in the making. Newly curated exhibitions will be on view, including one featuring Raleigh native (but Davidson-based) artist Herb Jackson, with another gallery focusing on more than 200 highlights from the Gregg’s collection, which is more than 30,000 works strong. This new institution, led by Roger Manley, will be just one more gem in the Triangle’s burgeoning art scene.

What to do

It’s man versus machine at the Bechtler when Asheville artist Hoss Haley comes to town as a part of the Bechtler Museum's Guest Lecture Series. He'll speak on the history and impact of mechanics on the visual arts. After the talk, be sure to head upstairs to see his work in the “Celebrating Tinguely and Santana” exhibition and see if you can find some of his many public art works around town.

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.