Archive for the ‘Out and About’

OUT AND ABOUT :: MINT MUSEUM UPTOWN OPENS OCTOBER 1

September 28, 2010 By: Heroes Online Category: EVENTS, Out and About

The Mint Museum Uptown will open its doors to the general public October 1, 2010 with a ribbon cutting at 5 pm. Events start Friday at 5:30 pm and end Saturday at 5:30 pm. That’s right, the uptown location will celebrate its grand opening for 24-hours! Admission on Friday is only $10 to non-members while members get in free. Starting at 2 am on Saturday admission is free to everyone! They have a wide array of events to keep everyone entertained, from Curator’s Spotlights to music to live demonstrations. You can view the full list here! Plus, you get to be one of the first to view the new location and their new exhibitions including Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection and New Visions: Contemporary Masterworks from the Bank of America Collection.

The Mint Museum Randolf location remains open with a primary focus on Ancient and Native American Art, Decorative Arts and Historic Costumes. The Uptown location will have the American Art, Craft + Design and Contemporary Art collections. Please see The Mint Museum website for more information about exhibitions, directions and parking.

Mint Museum Uptown Grand Opening Celebration
Friday, October 1 at 5:30 pm thru Saturday, October 2 at 5:30 pm
500 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

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OUT AND ABOUT :: JOHN HAIRSTON JR :: CHILDREN OF THE ATOM ART SHOW

September 03, 2010 By: Heroes Online Category: EVENTS, Out and About

One of the best artists working in Charlotte right now is John Hairston, Jr. His work reminds me of John-Michel Basquiat but more dynamic and accessible. They have similar aesthetic sensibilities particularly with their graffiti elements and paint drips. Basquiat explored themes of iconography and race using imagery from literature and high art. Hairston explores similar themes but uses images from popular culture. Same ideas, different lens.

Hairston’s new art show, Children of the Atom, opens tonight at the Baku Gallery. It is superhero themed and features all new works. If you bring school supplies you get a limited edition Children of the Atom print. Hairston deserves a lot more press than he gets, but I was glad to see that Creative Loafing did an article about this show. He seriously deserves a lot more attention and praise. His work is amazing. Do yourself a favor and spend an evening in NoDa admiring the art work of John Hairston, Jr. That way when he blows up, and he will, you can say that you knew him way back when.

Children of the Atom
Art Show Opening Reception
Friday, September 3 from 6 to 10 pm
Art on display until October 3

Baku Gallery
3200 North Davidson St
Charlotte, NC 28205

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OUT AND ABOUT :: DE’ANGELO DIA PERFORMANCE AT MCCOLL CENTER TONIGHT

August 20, 2010 By: Heroes Online Category: EVENTS, Out and About

De’Angelo Dia will perform at the McColl Center Friday, August 20 as part of the Closing Reception for current Artists in Residence. Dia’s work explores stereotypes of race and gender using photography and performance. It is difficult to describe his complex body of work. I highly recommended you go and see his work for yourself and draw your own conclusions about what his work means. I must admit, we have some incredibly talented customers.

The McColl Center
721 N. Tryon St.
Charlotte, NC 28202

The Closing Reception will be from 6 to 9 pm and Dia’s performance, Negritude Movement, will begin at 7:15 pm.


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OUT AND ABOUT :: ELF AND WOLLY VINYL IN NODA

August 06, 2010 By: Heroes Online Category: EVENTS, Out and About

There are two gallery show openings going on tonight featuring HeroesCon regulars. First up is Elf‘s One-Man Art Show at the Baku Gallery at Fu’s Custom Tattoo. Elf is a fantasy and tattoo artist and super nice guy! The gallery closes tonight at 10 pm. If you can’t make it tonight then don’t sweat it, the show will be up all month.

Baku Gallery
3200 North Davidson St.
Charlotte, NC 28205

The Art House will host wOlly Vinyl tonight until 10:30 pm. wOlly is part of the God City art collective whose members are some of the most talented and innovative artists in Charlotte. His solo show, The Lost Art Form of Artistic Artistry will be on display until August 20.

The Art House
3103 Cullman Ave
Charlotte, NC 28206

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OUT AND ABOUT :: CPCC SUMMER THEATRE PRESENTS “THE DROWSY CHAPERONE”

July 16, 2010 By: Heroes Online Category: EVENTS, Out and About

I have heard nothing but good things about the play The Drowsy Chaperone. It basically is a play within a play as a man’s favorite musical comes to life. It sounds like the perfect summer escape! Shows start tonight at 8 pm at the Pease Auditorium and the run will last until July 24. Tickets are only $17. Please go to the CPCC Summer Theater website for more info including show dates and times, cast list and a more detailed synopsis!

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