What to see
If you are interested in seeing a lot of art at once, check out this month’s Uptown Art Crawl on June 28. From 6-9 p.m. you will get free admission to local institutions including the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Levine Museum of the New South, McColl Center for Art + Innovation, and galleries such as Sozo Gallery and Projective Eye Gallery.
What to do
On June 27, join 2017 Guggenheim Fellow, John W. Love Jr., when he talks about his Guggenheim award, vision, and “BLACK BLOODED,” an exhibition currently on view at the New Gallery of Modern Art, curated by Jessica Moss, featuring works by more than 50 artists. Love is a super-engaging, dynamic interdisciplinary artist, so the program is sure to provide a new perspective on the exhibition.
Who to meet
Photographer Rania Matar will give a brief, informal talk about her work at The Light Factory 2:30-3:30 p.m. June 30. Born and raised in Lebanon, Matar moved to the United States in 1984. Her cross-cultural experience and personal narrative inform her photography, currently on view in TLF’s exhibition “Bridging Division.” Matar’s work has been exhibited internationally, and she is a recipient of numerous awards and honors including a 2018 Guggenheim Fellowship and 2017 Mellon Foundation Grant.
Each week, Grace Cote and Lia Newman 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, and they collaborate on the blog HappeningsCLT (happeningsCLT.com).
For a seasonlong visual arts calendar, go to: www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article172583126.html.