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Elder Gallery Hits “HOME” with New Exhibitionby Matt Olin on November 5, 2020
Sure, we’ve all spent an extraordinary amount of time at home this year. But how much time have we spent considering what “home” really means for creatives? More specifically, what does Charlotte need to do to make its artists truly feel at home in the Queen City?
To help uncover the answers, Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art in South End is opening “HOME,” a new exhibition this Friday featuring art by David J. Butler, Crista Cammaroto and J. Stacy Utley that explores the meanings and feelings of home and place in our increasingly dynamic society. The exhibition runs through February 13, 2021.
Opening Reception – Nov. 6
An opening reception with the artists on Nov. 6 will include timed entry from 6 – 8 PM. Upon arrival and in advance of each time slot, guests will have the opportunity to experience a hands-on, interactive activity designed by Cammaroto. Reservations are required, space is limited to maintain social distance and masks are required
Moderated Discussion with the Artists – Nov. 18
A moderated panel discussion and Q&A, “What is Home for Charlotte Creatives?” will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 6:30 PM. Moderated by talk show host and speaker Ohavia Phillips and Charlotte Is Creative co-founders Matt Olin and Tim Miner, the conversation will explore opportunities and hurdles, delve into the challenges of navigating institutional and cultural structures and discuss whether there is a collective future vision for art and artists in Charlotte.
In addition to the three artists, the panel will include leaders from Queen City arts institutions: Amy Herman, co-founder of Goodyear Arts; Alli Celebron-Brown, president and CEO of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation; Todd Herman, president and CEO of the Mint Museum; Todd D. Smith, executive director of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art; and Alexys Taylor, former manager, Collections & Exhibitions, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.