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The textiles can be seen in both the Mint Museum’s exhibition “African-Print Fashion Now!” and “Yinka Shonibare: The American Library” at the Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College. Burmeister will focus on how the textiles are used to communicate, particularly by women throughout West Africa. The Mint is open late that night so you can catch the related exhibition and see other objects in the permanent collection after Burmeister’s talk.
What to do
Find some time to focus on your creativity this holiday season. For $30 (members) or $35 (non-members), sign up for Mano-a-Mono at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation. You’ll take home your own original prints at the end of this two-hour introductory printmaking workshop with artist Felicia van Bork. RSVP in advance, as many of the McColl’s workshops have been selling out.
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: https://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/arts-culture/article217677675.html.