South Charlotte Arts Notes

Meet artist Christopher Leeper
Award-winning artist Christopher Leeper will show off his works at a special exhibit this month at the Charlotte Fine Art Gallery.
The exhibit, Capturing Light – The Paintings of Christopher Leeper, is on display throughout the month. Leeper’s work “will have you captivated with color in backlighting and foreground shadow,” according to a news release from the gallery.
People can meet the artist at an event Friday night, Oct. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the gallery, 75 10 Pineville-Matthews Road. Find more on the event and gallery at the gallery’s website,

Things get busy for Charlotte Symphony
The Charlotte Symphony has a number of events coming up.
The third season of the KnightSounds Series started Friday, Sept. 28, with soloists Christina Pier, Susannah Biller and Daniel Stein. The series allows for audience participation in the shows through different activities, and is considered less formal than most of the Symphony’s shows.
On Oct. 19, a Friday, the Symphony will perform a tribute to the Bee Gees. Songs will include “You Should be Dancing,” “Night Fever,” “How Deep Is Your Love” and other popular tunes from the band. Tickets start at $30.
The band America will perform on two nights, Oct. 26 and 27, at the Symphony. The concert features original America members Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell, and Symphony conductor Albert-George Schram will lead the Symphony performers. Tickets start at $45.
Find more information on the shows and Symphony at the Symphony’s website,

Still time to catch ‘Godspell’
There’s a few performances of Central Piedmont Community College’s “Godspell” left.
The show opened Sept. 28, with performances scheduled for Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 4 to 7. The show is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, and “is a groundbreaking and unique reflection on the life of Jesus, with a message of kindness, tolerance and love,” according to a school news release.
Find more information and buy tickets at the

Civil War photos on display
A new exhibit at the main branch of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library system is displaying photography and artifacts from the Civil War.
The exhibit, Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, will include photos taken at the time focused on historic figures, artifacts and documents. The exhibit will highlight on the role of North Carolinians in the war, using images from the state’s archives and the N.C. Museum of History, among other places.
The exhibit is open until Oct. 29. For more information, call the library at 704-461-0152. The library is open Tuesday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Friday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.

Upcoming show to help local foundation
The Carolina Artisan League’s upcoming holiday art show in November will benefit the Isabella Santos Foundation.
The foundation is named in honor of Isabella Santos, who died earlier this year after a battle with pediatric cancer. Her foundation raises money for and awareness of pediatric cancer research. Find more information at the group’s website, www.isabel
The art show, Nov. 2 and 3, will feature more than 20 local artisans’ handmade arts and crafts, including paintings, jewelry, pottery and more. The show will be at the South Charlotte Banquet Center, 9009 Bryant Farms Road.
For more information on the art group, email

Silhouette artist comes to area soon
Silhouette artist Erik Johnson will show off his work later this month in south Charlotte.
Johnson creates hand-cut silhouette portraits by looking at a person’s profile and cutting with a pair of surgical scissors to get an exact likeness. He’ll be at Learning Express, at 7918 Rea Road, on Oct. 27.
Find more information at the artist’s Facebook page,

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