Where to go
Attend the opening reception on July 13 from 6-9 p.m. for “Phantasy Hand” and the release party for Heads Magazine #7. Phantasy Hand features 13 artists from around the region focusing on drawing – a technique that takes many different forms in our digital age. The exhibition is curated by Jason Wright, publisher of Heads Magazine, an exhibition in the form of a quarterly publication, curated by word-of- mouth invitations from curators and contributors. Issue #7 features all of the artists in “Phantasy Hand” and will be available at Goodyear Arts at Camp North End throughout the exhibition.
What to do
Develop your design skills at a SkillPop class focused around Adobe InDesign. Graphic designer Hannah Maschoff of Golden Rod Design Co. will teach the fundamentals of the program so you can create your own promotional print materials using type, imagery, and custom graphics. Advance registration is required for the class, with limited seating. You will need to bring your laptop with Adobe InDesign installed. If you don’t have the software, download the free seven-day trial via Adobe’s website. The class takes place at Hygge Coworking 6:30-8:30 p.m. July 11.
Who to meet
Capture photos with your camera (or camera phone) 5-7 p.m. July 12 while on a group photo walk led by Los Angeles-based photographer and film director Frankhavemercy. The hope is that being with this creative artist in a unique locale will help you tune in to – and thus capture photographically – new things in your environment. The walk will be held at Camp North End (1824 Statesville Avenue; follow signs to the Boileryard). Register here. You will have a second chance to meet Frankhavemercy during his exhibition opening and walkthrough at the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts + Culture on Friday, July 13 from 7-10 p.m.
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.