Charlotte Art Weekly (CAW) is back in its second edition consisting details of enriching happenings happening within the gamma-plus global city. Charlotte, NC is the 17th largest town in the United States and hosts hundreds of events every weekend. Team Creative Yatra every week goes through the arduous task of curating a guide that has equal measures of diversity and creativity – to make sure that our Yatris/Subscribers get the best of what they deserve. Along with the best of this week the Charlotte Art Weekly also lists an interesting event from upcoming week, which one should put down on their bucket list.
The inspiration for CAW 2 is Romare Bearden, the Afro-American artist who led the upsurge of American Modernism. Born in Charlotte, NC in 1911, Bearden was incredibly inspired by modernist French artist Henri Matisse; he involved his art with Afro-American aspects like patchwork quilts and the limitation of creating art out of available materials. He served in the US Army in the World War II, this had huge influence on his thoughts which eventually showed in his work through which he depicted African-American unity and cooperation. Later on he adapted many styles and never shied away from experimenting with his work. His body of work includes expressionistic, linear and semi-abstract art forms. Among his most famous artworks, which are today considered as priceless works include Folk Musicians, Factory Workers, Golgotha, Blue Lady Summertime and The Train.
Bearden is most famously remembered for his exquisite collages. The New York Times in his obituary in 1988 mentioned Bearden as ‘The Nation’s Foremost Collagist’. His creativity also flowered in other directions. He authored several books in his career and co-wrote the jazz classic “Sea Breeze”. His initiative of helping budding artist through Bearden Foundation and contribution in the American art fraternity got him numerous accolades including National Medal of Arts.
Read more about the best things to do in Charlotte this week
Try your talent with Blumenthal Performing Arts. Do not hesitate to participate if you are a singer, poet, dancer, performer, juggler or anything who can be enriching for a bunch of enthusiastic audiences.
June 23, 2017
Actors of Tomorrow present a comic drama based on two great narrative Worlds of Oz and Wonderland.
June 23, 2017
Harrisburg Presbyterian Church
With Tickets ($5 – $10)
For the fans of fine arts, this is an opportunity to spend a day with original sculptures, mixed media paintings, picturesque photographs and various other art forms at the Birkdale Village, North of Charlotte.
June 24, 2017
16805 Birkdale Commons Parkway in Huntersville
A presentation on the lives of George III and Queen Charlotte, a reign when North America saw the fall of many British colonies.
June 25, 2017
3500 Shamrock Drive
With Tickets ($20 – $25)
Create your original origami book, with Dignity Memorial.
June 27, 2017
Carothers Funeral Home
A music concert by Out of Bound Ensemble with composers Drew Dolan, Chelsea Williamson, Brian Clark Jr., Chris Miller, James May, Gene Emerson, and Lewis Ingham.
June 27, 2017
Rowe Recital Hall
With Tickets ($5 – $8)
An evening for the fans of author Sue Monk Kidd’s The Invention of Wings with an exclusive Art of Reading Tour.
June 28, 2017
Mint Museum Randolph
Free Entry (Pre-registration required)
A heaven for culinary art adorers, where guests will be served with food, wine and art exclusively by city’s top chefs.
June 28, 2017
Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts
With Tickets ($40)
A play describing the spiritual journey of India’s Father of the Nation, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi aka Mahatma Gandhi shared with his spiritual guru Shrimad Rajchandra.
June 29, 2017
NC Indian Events
Open for all (Visit here)
Learn the basic stitches of embroidery by learning to sew letters and freestyle design with instructor Kelsey Magnuson of Warren Wilson College.
July 1, 2017
STARworks Center for Creative Enterprise
With Tickets ($50)
Jan 4, 2017
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