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).
What to do
Yoga at the Mint Museum Wednesday nights with NC Yoga Bar. Free Wednesdays at the Mint Museum Uptown just got a whole lot more flexible: Practice yoga from 5:30-6:30, then take in the galleries until 9. If you are a Mint member, the yoga is free. You can purchase a passport from the NC Yoga Bar website.
Who to meet
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Clint Sleeper, artist and assistant professor of digital art at Davidson College. Sleeper says: “My work humorously ponders an end to capitalism and seriously considers alternative possibilities for picking up the pieces and moving forward.” His art exists at the intersection of philosophy, politics, technology and activism. You can read more about Sleeper in our Carolina Art Crush interview.
Where to go
Spirit Square, to “Meet the Artists.” Street artists Matt Hooker, Matt Moore, Nick Napoletano, John Burgin, John Hairston, Joe Dodson, Raquel Gaiten and Catalina and Will Duarte were commissioned to paint columns in that space to honor eight visual, literary and performing artists from the Carolinas. Some of the street artists will be on hand at this 6:30-8 p.m. event Tuesday, which is free and includes live painting, dancing and original poetry.