Sozo Gallery presents, "In Bloom," an exhibit featuring the vibrant works of Ed Nash, Bre Crowell, Mary Ann Forehand, Liz Barber and more. Sozo Gallery is partnering with Fox Glove Fine Flowers, John Lupton Events, Pagoda Event Designs, and Darling Dogwood to display a number of collection inspired floral creations. "In Bloom" will be on view from April 26 to May 30, with opening reception Friday, May 10, from 6-8pm.
Enjoy a beautiful LED light and music show at Convergence Plaza! Constellation is a star-shaped canopy of 5,400 LED modules. 26' in diameter and hanging from a single point which will be displayed over the square at Trade & Tryon.
Artist Christopher Schardt has been creating large-scale sculpture since 2000, focusing on LEDs since 2013. He works in aluminum, stainless steel, glass, plastics, electronics, and software. Mr. Schardt seeks to create sights and sounds that delight and surprise, while staying in concert with the surrounding environment.
About Face Charlotte will create a large scale, multimedia, multicultural, interactive installation, incorporating visual arts and technology. The installation, The Future is Now!, will will wrap the exterior of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library in very large portraits of our youth and give us the opportunity to hear their voices, creating a community sensory experience that will inspire viewers with a vision for the next 250 years in the Queen City. About Face Charlotte is partnering with internationally known artist, JR and his global InsideOut Project, to print the large scale photographs and will be featured on their website.
Artist - Scott Gardner
In celebration of Charlotte's 250th anniversary, a special piece of art, presented by Compass Group, called The Faces of Charlotte was created to share the stories of 250 Charlotteans.
The Faces of Charlotte video will be projected onto a 'screen' of cascading water at Polk Park in Uptown during Charlotte SHOUT! The water and the falls around it are reminiscent of the early Catawba river, which was not flat like we see it today, but rocky, chaotic, and full of energy.
A huge thank you to Wonder World Creative for producing this piece and The Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art for providing space to shoot the interviews.
To celebrate the city of Charlotte, we must celebrate the diverse backgrounds that make up our communities. Each person brings their own history to the Queen City and that is part of the reason Charlotte is the city of ideas. Charlotte is a transplant city and this project is designed to highlight the fabric of our communities' diverse backgrounds.
Community festival goers will be invited to participate in a creative street art project during the three days of Charlotte Shout! Talking Walls will prep N. Tryon with chalk painted speech bubble graphics in artful conversational clusters prior to festival activities. Festival goers can then write their hometown in one of the bubbles. They can simply write in chalk their town or get creative and design the bubble to represent their story. This activity can be done over three-four days and form a large image in its culmination.
Final design will look like a large fabric pattern made up of speech bubbles, and when you walk around it you will see that the world is truly represented in Charlotte.
A People's History of Charlotte is a 3D projection-mapped video event taking place on the facade of the McColl Center in uptown Charlotte. Using 3D projection-mapping software, still images, video and music, we'll tell the story of Charlotte-Mecklenburg through the eyes of the people. From the time Spanish explorers began attacking and enslaving indigenous people through the arrival of Scots-Irish settlers and the Revolutionary and Civil Wars to the Jim Crow and Civil Rights eras, and finally Charlotte's emergence as a vibrant modern city. We'll see how historic events impacted the lives of ordinary people. WonderWorld Video, in conjunction with Warpcore productions and Charlotte Center City Partners, is producing this historic event.
This unique live activation combines interactive art and design by putting you in control of the SHOUT! gift shop. The creatives at MACFLY are rolling out screen printing equipment, vinyl cutters, embroidery machines, heat-presses and everything else you need to create custom designed SHOUT! swag.
A team of experts will introduce you to several techniques used in the creation of apparel and other items featuring the festival logo, the artists and even Charlotte-inspired gear so you can rep your city. Spend some time creating t-shirts, hats, tote bags, posters and more; then have a photoshoot with your INSTAGRAMMABLE gear - all beneath the skyline right in the middle of our city streets.
MACFLY is a Charlotte-based collective of screen printers and streetwear enthusiasts who not only offer apparel services to local businesses and individuals but also travel throughout the region bringing their form of live art to museums, festivals and schools. Through their FACTS program, undervalued youth are encouraged to enter creative professions by developing their skills during apprenticeships with the MACFLY concept store and makerspace at Camp North End in Charlotte's Smart District.
Novant Health is excited to showcase their Hashtag Mosaic Wall at Charlotte SHOUT! from May 9-11 located near S. Tryon and 4th St. This will be a collaborative art project that will collect all photos posted on Instagram using the hashtag #NovantSHOUT! We will then combine all of those photos to create a giant 6' x 12' mosaic to be completed on Saturday, May 11. The message behind the mosaic is One Charlotte. One Region. One Community. Make sure you stop by to check it out and to be a part of the Mosaic Wall with Novant Health!
Come watch international mural artists Pichi Avo create a tribute to greek goddess of dance and music, Terpsichore on one of the walls of the Charlotte Ballet.
This Spanish based artist duo, are recognized for their ability to ignite relationships between art, sculpture, architecture, space and social contexts. Their style adopts a focus which is both beautiful and performative, firm in its discussion and totally the perfect deconstruction of classic art and contemporary urban art, in order to create a new fusion, which whilst faithful to its classic heritage, creates a new and exciting vision of art. PichiAvo are one since 2007, fleeing from the self-centeredness of graffiti, united to create a single piece of work, reciting a conceptually urban poetry, born from the artistic formalism of the street, transferring fragments of a wall to the canvas and from the canvas to the wall in a personal version.
Nick Napoletano is a painter, muralist, and designer known for hyperrealist works brimming with allegory and symbolism. Nick has expanded his work into the field of Virtual/Augmented Reality. He developed a unique method of making his two-dimensional images come to life, one that does not require observers to use an external viewing device. His next projects will incorporate this VR/AR method in a manner that engages and connects often disparate groups within the community.
The piece displayed at Charlotte SHOUT! is an interactive, augmented mural that responds to audience members' movement. The augmentation is through projection mapping, and requires no external device for interactive effects - the results are real-time and dynamic.
Part symposium. Part exhibition. Part immersive music and art installation. Full-on celebration of the creative process.
End to End is a "confluence of innovation" designed to open doors and deepen connections across industries, mediums, and people through the lens of technology. Experience cross-genre collaborations that will challenge and inspire.
The Rising is a multi-sensory yoga experience that takes participants on a journey from the last moments of dawn's darkness to the morning sun and all of it's warmth. The class will begin at 6:00 AM and the sun will rise around 6:25 AM and the will continue, ending with a savasana at 7:00 AM.
Yoga will be led by Jaimis Huff featuring live music by Brit Drozda. Atrium Health will be providing yoga mats for the first 250 participants. Tickets are $10 and 100% of proceeds will go to Share Charlotte for projects to benefit the city of Charlotte.
Instructor: Kieran Walker
Max 30 Participants
Play ukuleles, sing, laugh and enjoy company with friends, as our wonderful instructor leads you through a colorful world of discovery and songs on the Ukulele that you'll know and love. All ages are welcome! We'll have 30 Ukuleles available, but feel free to bring your own!
CC&Co. artists take to the air and ground to bring you entertaining and breathtaking acts on aerial silks, trapeze, lyra, partner acrobatics and more! Between our performances you will have the opportunity to demo what it is like to fly on an aerial sling and another human. More info on us at www.carolinecalouche.org and our school www.cltcirquedancecenter.org