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March First Friday Gallery Crawl

With spring quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to explore all of the beautiful art South End has to offer. As festivals begin to fill the weekends and the Rail Trail gets busier, take time to explore Charlotte’s art scene at the free, family-friendly First Friday Gallery Crawl, this Friday, March 6th. 

Here’s what each gallery has planned: 
Dilworth Artisan Station (118 E. Kingston Ave.)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
Wander the halls of Dilworth Artisan Station, lined with artwork you can get lost in during the First Friday Gallery Crawl. Experience a variety of artists’ processes while enjoying refreshments and chat informally with some of Charlotte’s creatives. Featured artists include Miriam Durkin, Kim Gibbes, Marcy Gregg, Janine Medlin and more. 

Wash Me Clean - Jean Rupprecht
Hidell Brooks (1910 South Blvd., Ste. 130)
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hidell Brooks opening reception this month features A Beautiful Mess, a solo exhibition by artist Selena Beaudry, who says the languages of paintings are what drives her work and that cutting the paintings and drawings allow her to see the marks in a fresh way. 

A Beautiful Mess - Selena Beaudry 
Karen Saks (2500 Distribution St.) 
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Karen Saks will feature Jonay di Ragno, who draws his inspiration from Mediterranean and Caribbean spice. From this inspiration, he merges both worlds into a paradigm of calculation and chance. 

Jonay di Ragno
Gallery C3 at C3Lab (2525 Distribution St.)
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Join C3 Lab as they continue PRISM, an exhibition inspired by the convoluted rainbow of thoughts and emotions, radiating in many different directions into colors, forms, and content. The exhibit features Austin Ballard, Christopher Holston, Kenny Nguyen, Hilary Siber, Jessica Singerman and Niki Zarrabi. 

Maker - Christopher Holston
Coffey & Thompson Art (1201 S. Graham St.)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Coffey & Thompson Art will be featuring artist Julie Corder who feels a connection between the world inside of her as well as the outside world. Especially drawn to orchids and the science behind how they bloom, Corder says this mysterious journey constantly challenges her. 

Julie Corder Photography
SouthEnd ARTS (Powerhouse Studio, 1507 Camden Ave.)

5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Don’t miss SouthEnd ARTS at the Powerhouse Studio to view juried works of contemporary visual art by eleven different artists. Stop by Thursday night to hear “Justice or Just Is” by Davita Galloway as part of their ongoing speaker series.

Yosemite Sam - Charles Waddell
Amodernary Furniture Designs (201 W Worthington Ave.)
5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Amodernary Furniture will continue their exhibit by local artists Jax Jackson and Angela Clousher featuring two new pieces.

Farahesque - Angela Clousher
Kanna CBD (209 W Worthington Ave.)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join Kanna CBD as they open their doors for Durham artist Anne Gregory, who’s playful collages bear witness to the saying that it’s more fun to travel than to arrive. Gregory combines magazine scraps, paint pellets, maps and chocolate wrappers in her “On The Road” collage series. 

Anne Gregory
Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art (1520 S. Tryon St.)

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm 
Join Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art for an “active” opening reception with internationally exhibited paper artists Jeong and Choon Yun as they demonstrate their papermaking process. The husband and wife join together to produce works that convey unique and powerful artistic expressions.

The Milky Way
Magnolia Emporium (307 Lincoln St.)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stop by Magnolia Emporium to view works by artist Elisa Lopez, a mixed media artist. Working mostly with oil paint, gold leaf and silver leaf, Lopez’s work centers on magical realism and a strong spirit.

Elisa Lopez
Design in the City, Kauffman & Company, LaDonna Antiques (1420 S. Mint St.)
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Design in the City, Kauffman & Company and LaDonna Antiques and Interiors will be continuing their current exhibit: STILL. STILL is a study of still water and reflective light, featuring artist Shannon Woodford.  There will also be works on display from Mary Zio, Gregorio LaBelle, Danielle Elizabeth and Laura Tate.

Need a lift to get from end to end of South End? Wave, call, or text 704-238-3111 for a lift from Free Cart Ride. Rides are free, tips encouraged. 

Here's the March First Friday guide: