Reuben Bloom’s Artist Lecture

Would you like to know what is going on in this photograph? What could be the inspiration and the story behind it? Come to Reuben’s artist lecture this Thursday, September 19 at 12:30 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash Center. Reuben will discuss his photography currently on display in the Art Galleries.

Art and Art Therapy

      

Meet Heather Lewis, another talented artist from the Shift exhibition. Heather has used a tragedy from her own life as inspiration for her art. Through the process of using art as art therapy she was able to find a way to cope. Her work is touching and thought provoking and a real tribute to the life of someone she loved. Many of our gallery visitors have connected strongly with her work and the story behind it.

Heather will also have an artist lecture Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 a.m. in Tate Hall. 

Photo Credit: Arts Everywhere UNC

Out and Around Town

Reuben Bloom is one of our currently exhibiting artists in the Shift exhibition. His photography has sparked a lot of interest. Reuben’s creative compositions and subject matter have been a source of fascinating discourse. Here are a few shots of Reuben at work. Reuben’s creative process, he says, is to take his camera and walk around town (especially areas undergoing new development) looking for interesting items to photograph. This can be anything from a piece of plastic caught on a fence to an Independence sign stuffed into a shopping cart. There is a lot going on in his mind while he is working. Reuben is not only interested in photography compositionally, but also, he is intrigued by what is not readily visible.  He asks himself, “How did this get here?”, “Why was it left like this?”, “What is the story behind this?”. These questions and more we have been trying to answer in the gallery with our visitors. Make sure to stop by the Ross and Overcash Galleries to see Reuben’s photography!

Do not miss Reuben’s Artist Lecture! Thursday, September 26 at 10 a.m. in Tate Hall

Photo Credit: Logan Cyrus

Behind the Scenes!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s a behind the scenes look into the studio of Amanda Foshag! Amanda is one of our artists currently exhibiting in the Ross and Overcash Galleries. She’s been generous enough to share a look into her home art studio. By looking at the pictures we can get an inside look in her process as an artist. Whether she is weaving on her loom or working on her intricately designed sculptures, it is easy to imagine her hard at work wrapped up in her creative process!

Don’t miss Amanda’s Artist Lecutre Monday, September 30 at 3 p.m. in Tate Hall, Overcash Center

Photo Credit: Alexis Howard

Blur: A Community Portrait Project

One of our upcoming exhibitions has been written up “The Charlotte Post”! Click on the link below to read the article. Blur: A Community Portrait Project will be on display from October 16 – December 12. Also, don’t forget about our Photography Session Days. Those will be held August 26 and 27, Monday and Tuesday from 3-7:00 p.m. in the Ross Gallery. Be sure to stop by and have your portrait taken!

http://www.thecharlottepost.com/news/2019/08/14/arts-and-entertainment/photographer-focuses-on-turning-time-into-blur/

 

Come See our New Exhibition “Shift”

   

This exhibition has everything in it. We have sculpture, photography and even art therapy. Shift features three different artists; Reuben Bloom, Amanda Foshag and Heather Lewis. These three talented artists will make you think about life in new and challenging ways. As docents, we are excited to share the stories behind these pieces with you and we hope that you will find them as thought provoking as we do.                                                                

Exhibitions Closing Soon!

We have two exhibits closing soon! Be sure to stop by and visit the Art Galleries. As of August 1, both of our current shows will be taken down to make way for the next exhibition. We have greatly enjoyed hosting Orr Ambrose’s The Invisible Landscape as well as our Archival Exhibit Our Stories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Think back to last spring 2018. What did we have going on in the Ross Gallery? This was Felicia Van Bork’s exhibition color + color = space, courtesy of the Jerald Melberg Gallery. During Sensoria 2018, Ms Van Bork organized a group mural project at Levine Campus. Students came from all campuses to participate and work on a small piece of the mural that took up an entire wall. Originally, the mural was painted on a wall that was marked for demolition, but with a little luck and a little more organization we were able to save the entire mural! It is still on display at the Levine Campus in Matthews. Be sure to stop by and see it!

(Above is shown the mural in its planning stages and also in its finished form) 

http://feliciavanbork.com

http://jeraldmelberg.com

 

Scrapbook Time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our more engaging exhibits we have right now in the Overcash Gallery is our scrapbook. The Dental Hygiene Class of 2004 put together scrapbook for the graduation. Additionally, we have a Phi-Lamba scrapbook on display with tons of fun pop culture references from the early 2000s. Gallery visitors have enjoyed pulling on the white gloves and going through these delightful books. Some of our guests, who were around CP during this time, have even seen a few faces they recognized!