Art Galore in South End
First Friday brings exhibition openings at several galleries
South End is a happening place on most evenings, but the first Friday of every month brings a special energy. The South End Gallery Crawl means extended hours and special events at many neighborhood spots. This Friday, June 5, several galleries will celebrate new exhibitions. Gallery crawls are one of the most fun ways to learn more about the local arts scene and your own tastes in art, and to find a new piece to add to your home.
Elder Gallery (which we checked out a few days ago) will hold an opening reception for the second show of its Carolina's Got Art! juried exhibition. Larry Elder, gallery founder, selected more than 120 pieces for this show. All of the artists represented are from North Carolina and South Carolina. A ceramics portion of the exhibition also opens on Friday night. Renowned ceramicist Peter Callas chose 33 pieces by Carolina artists. The opening reception takes place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday with an awards presentation at 7 p.m. Callas will do a gallery talk on Saturday, June 6, at 11 a.m.
Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique opens its Dwellings exhibition on Friday night. It includes works by Janet Eskridge, Duy Huynh (gallery co-owner), and guest artist Sarah Kaufman. The pieces explore all aspects of dwellings, physical and emotional, and the different definitions of home. The official opening will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday. The show runs until July 25th.
Ciel Gallery kicks off summer with its Beach Party! exhibition. The exhibition includes metal sculpture, mosaics, mixed-media, and paintings. The Friday opening event takes place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and includes live music and refreshments.