Local Arts

What’s up the week of Sept. 30 in Charlotte’s visual arts?

What to do

Visit Goodyear Arts at Camp North End Oct. 5-7 to participate in TIME CAMP 002. This collaborative project between Philadelphia-based Black Quantum Futurism and Charlotte League of Creative Interventionists Fellow Janelle Dunlap will feature multiple events. The exhibition “Reclaiming Our Time,”co-curated by Dunlap and Jonell Logan, will include artwork by Marcus Kiser, Jason Woodberry, Georgie Nakima, Sloane Siobhan and Llucy Llong. John W. Love Jr. will moderate a panel discussion on Afrofuturism in the Arts on October 6th at 12:30 p.m. Additional activities include workshops from 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday as well as sound art performances and short film screenings throughout each day. The events are free but registration is encouraged.

“The Prom Slayer Dress” by Kyemah McEntyre, 2016. (Vlisco wax print, “Angelina.”) Don Cole Courtesy of Fowler Museum at UCLA; photo by Don Cole

Where to go

Head to the Mint Museum Randolph for the opening of “African-Print Fashion Now! A Story Of Taste, Globalization, And Style,” organized by the Fowler Museum at UCLA. The exhibition unpacks the history and influences of African-print cloths, from their Indonesian, Indian and Dutch roots to the later association with emerging African national identities and continuing appeal with today’s fashion-conscious African women. Members-only opening is Oct. 5; general-public opening is Oct. 7.

Who to meet

Elder Gallery will host Academy-Award-winning documentary filmmaker Jean-Xavier de Lestrade for “Documentary as both Art Form and Social Critique” 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 6.

Jean-Xavier de Lestrade
Documentarian Jean-Xavier de Lestrade

De Lestrade is the creator of “The Staircase,” a popular Netflix documentary which followed the Michael Peterson trial. De Lestrade will be joined by the film’s producer, Allyson Luchak, and attorney David Rudolf, who represented Peterson.

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).