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At­tend the Modernism in the Moun­tains panel dis­cus­sion April 18 at 6 p.m., hosted by the Charlotte Mu­seum of His­tory and the Bechtler Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art. This dis­cus­sion will fo­cus on the his­tory and im­por­tance of Black Moun­tain Col­lege, an un­likely refuge for artis­tic pi­o­neers in the Blue Ridge Moun­tains. Al­though it was only open for 24 years, it con­tin­ues to in­flu­ence art, de­sign, ar­chi­tec­ture and fash­ion. Pan­elists in­clude John Boyer, pres­i­dent and CEO of the Bechtler; Siu Chal­lon­sLip­ton, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor of the Art, De­sign and Mu­sic Depart­ment at Queens Uni­ver­sity; Randy Shull, a con­tem­po­rary artist who de­signed and fab­ri­cated the Black Moun­tain Col­lege Mu­seum + Arts Cen­ter in Asheville; and Mur­ray Whis­nant, a mod­ernist ar­chi­tect, artist and fur­ni­ture de­signer. The panel will be mod­er­ated by Meg Free­man Whalen, direc­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions and ex­ter­nal re­la­tions for the Col­lege of Arts + Ar­chi­tec­ture at UNC Charlotte. The Charlotte Mu­seum of His­tory will an­nounce the date of the 2019 Mad About Mod­ern home tour at the con­clu­sion of the event at the Knight The­ater. Tick­ets are $25 and in­clude ad­mis­sion to a re­cep­tion at the Bechtler. On­line reg­is­tra­tion is at char­lot­te­mu­seum.org/events.


On April 19 from 6-9 p.m., visit Hot Glass Al­ley near NoDa for an open demon­stra­tion. The glass art ate­lier will have artists flame work­ing on the torches, as well as artists blow­ing in the hot shop. This free event is open to all ages. De­tails: hot­glas­sal­ley.com


Crista Cam­maroto will re­veal her lat­est Terra Forma in­stal­la­tion at Mint Mu­seum Up­town on April 17 from 6-9 p.m. dur­ing the mu­seum’s weekly free evening event. Her in­stal­la­tion is pre­sented as a part of Con­stel­la­tion CLT, a new mu­seum-wide project de­signed to con­nect vis­i­tors to ta­lent in the lo­cal com­mu­nity. To create her in­stal­la­tions, Cam­maroto pulls forms out of the ex­ist­ing en­vi­ron­ment to create a “drop,” which in­volves plac­ing a ring to create a for­mal cir­cum­fer­ence: a terra

form. She digs and forms the earth, then adds el­e­ments of flora to com­plete the de­sign. In ad­di­tion to the in­stal­la­tion on view April 17-28, an ex­hi­bi­tion of pho­tos doc­u­ment­ing past Terra Forma in­stal­la­tions will re­main on view through July 7. De­tails: mint­mu­seum.org/con­stel­la­tion­clt-crista­cam­maroto/.

Newman is direc­tor/curator of the Van Ev­ery/Smith Gal­leries at Davidson Col­lege; Cote is se­nior co­or­di­na­tor at Jer­ald Mel­berg Gallery. For a sea­son-long vis­ual arts cal­en­dar, go to: www.char­lot­teob­server.com/entertainment/arts­cul­ture/ar­ti­cle217677675.html.

Cour­tesy of Hot Glass Al­ley

Hot Glass Al­ley’s artists will hold an open demon­stra­tion April 19.

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