Art in the Book: Artists as Illustrators

Mint Museum Randolph

September 21, 2017 - January 21, 2018

The work of artists on display includes that of Romare Bearden, Rockwell Kent, and Salvador Dali among others. "Art in the Book" provides a glimpse into the wide variety of illustrative styles and techniques used in books and into the rich holdings of The Mint Museum Library. Wed., 11am-9pm; Thurs.-Sat., 11am-6pm; Sun., 1-5pm.

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John Biggers: Wheels in Wheels

Mint Museum Uptown

September 21, 2017 - November 5, 2017

This exhibition, featuring 12 important paintings, drawings and prints, as well as a rare example of the artist's sculpture, will give them the opportunity to do so. Through the use of a rich symbolic language and beautiful craftsmanship, Gastonia native John Biggers found connections between personal, familial, and regional histories, traditions, symbols, which he wove together to...

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Instill and Inspire: The John and Vivian Hewitt Collection of African-American Art

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

September 21, 2017 - January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Selections from one of the nation's most important and comprehensive collections of African-American art. This collection features a number of images from the fifty-eight-piece collection of two-dimensional works by Charlotte-born Romare Bearden and other master artists including Margaret Burroughs, Jonathan Green, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, Ann Tanksley and Henry Ossawa Tanner.

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Sloane Siobhan: Archetypes of the Subconscious

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture

September 21, 2017 - January 22, 2018 @ 10:00 AM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Both mesmerizing and mysterious, Siobhan’s works represent the interactions, and sometimes conflicts, of her conscious and subconscious minds. These thoughts are characterized by stunning power animals – pandas, tigers and grizzly bears – and antagonists, such as bees.  Each animal battles with the emotional struggles of the inner-self. Pain, suffering, acceptance and the...

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Chinese Lantern Festival at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

September 21, 2017 - October 29, 2017 @ 5:30 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden invites visitors to explore Asian culture during the Chinese Lantern Festival to be held Sept. 7 through Oct. 29, Wednesday through Sunday from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening. Large lanterns from Zigong, China will illuminate the Garden and guests can enjoy Kung Fu shows, Asian cuisine, authentic Chinese folk arts and more. Visit for more info and...

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Beethoven Symphony No. 9

Belk Theater

September 22, 2017 - September 24, 2017

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Experience Beethoven's masterful final symphony, widely celebrated as one of the most significant works of all time. This work, revolutionary for audiences of its time, continues to inspire audiences today with its recognizable "Ode to Joy." Fri. and Sat., 7:30pm; Sun., 2:30pm.

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Piedmont Pottery & Pickin'

Historic Brattonsville

September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 AM

Meet traditional and contemporary potters as well as Catawba potters, too. There will be presentations by noted pottery experts, pottery making demonstrations, and the chance to win free pottery. Take a break from shopping and enjoy some toe-tapping bluegrass music and local barbeque on Hightower Hall’s front lawn. There are wide open spaces for the kids to run and enjoy the day....

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