WHAT’S UP THIS WEEK IN CHAR­LOTTE’S VIS­UAL ARTS?

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BEST BET

ArtFields be­gan nine years ago with the goal of cel­e­brat­ing artists of the South­east. The week­long event, open­ing April 26, will present more than 400 works of art in venues around Lake City, S.C.

Venues in­clude gal­leries, a history mu­seum, ren­o­vated ware­houses, restau­rants and bou­tiques. The place­ment of art around this small town is some­thing to ex­pe­ri­ence. A huge draw for artists is the pos­si­bil­ity of win­ning cash awards, in­clud­ing the $50,000 grand prize. The ex­hi­bi­tion closes May 4. Cast your vote for the Peo­ple’s Choice Award. De­tails: www.art­field­ssc.org

WHO TO MEET

April 25 is your last chance to con­nect with artists who are fin­ish­ing up their res­i­den­cies at the Mc­Coll Cen­ter for Art + In­no­va­tion. Hav­ing ar­rived last sum­mer, artists Tom Stan­ley and An­toine Wil­liams are wrap­ping up long res­i­den­cies. Artists Chris Watts, Carmella Jarvi, Michael Har­ri­son, and Esper­anza Cortés are fin­ish­ing up stints of about four months. The Out­come, held 6-9 p.m. April 25, is an op­por­tu­nity to see what they did and bid them farewell. De­tails: mc­coll­cen­ter.org/2019/04/the-out­come-2

WHERE TO GO

Ven­ture to Nasher Mu­seum of Art at Duke Uni­ver­sity for the an­nual Se­mans Lec­ture 7-9 p.m. April 25. Deb­o­rah Wil­lis, ac­claimed art his­to­rian, au­thor, cu­ra­tor, pho­tog­ra­pher, film­maker and ed­u­ca­tor, will speak. Wil­lis is the re­cip­i­ent of nu­mer­ous awards, in­clud­ing the pres­ti­gious John D. and Cather­ine T. MacArthur Fel­low­ship and a Guggen­heim Fel­low­ship. Wil­lis, a cap­ti­vat­ing speaker, chairs the Depart­ment of Pho­tog­ra­phy and Imag­in­ing at the Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and teaches cour­ses on pho­tog­ra­phy and imag­in­ing, and cul­tural his­to­ries vi­su­al­iz­ing the black body, women and gen­der. De­tails: nasher.duke.edu/event/an­nual-se­mans-lec­ture­deb­o­rah-wil­lis

Each week, Grace Cote and Lia New­man of­fer a to-do list on im­mers­ing your­self in vis­ual arts around town. New­man is di­rec­tor/cu­ra­tor of Van Ev­ery/Smith Gal­leries at David­son Col­lege; Cote is senior co­or­di­na­tor at Jer­ald Mel­berg Gallery. For a sea­son-long vis­ual arts cal­en­dar: www.char­lot­teob­server.com/en­ter­tain ment/arts-cul­ture/ar­ti­cle2176776­75.html.

ALICE PROUJANSKY

Deb­o­rah Wil­lis is the fea­tured speaker at Duke Uni­ver­sity’s an­nual Se­mans Lec­ture on April 25.

CHRIS ED­WARDS Cour­tesy of Mc­Coll Cen­ter for Art + In­no­va­tion

Artist-in-res­i­dence Carmella Jarvi works in her Mc­Coll Cen­ter stu­dio.

CHRIS ED­WARDS Cour­tesy of Mc­Coll Cen­ter for Art + In­no­va­tion

Artist-in-res­i­dence Esper­anza Cortés in her Mc­Coll Cen­ter stu­dio.

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