Art & Culture Notes: Aug. 15 to 21

The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery will display art from around the world at its Sept. 5 reception. Photo courtesy of The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery will display art from around the world at its Sept. 5 reception. Image courtesy of The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery

Arts & Science Council accepting grant applications

The Arts & Science Council is currently accepting applications for the Regional Artist Project Grant.

The grant provides funds of up to $2,000 for individuals and groups of unincorporated artists to pursue projects that further improve their artistic development, according to a news release. Funds from the grant can help purchase or rent a piece of equipment, finance a professional advancement experience and more, the release said. The grant is available to artists in all areas.

“By providing local artists with opportunities to enhance their artistic abilities and reach, Regional Artist Project Grants benefit both the individual artists and the regional cultural community,” Robert Bush, the council’s president, said in the release.

Applications are available online at and must be submitted by noon on Sept. 19, a Friday.

Museum to host Scottish afternoon tea

The Charlotte Museum of History will host a Scottish afternoon tea Sunday, Aug. 17, from 4 to 5 p.m.

This is the third tea in the museum’s popular four-part series, Teas of the British Isles. Peter Wilson will serve as the event’s guest speaker, and attendees will be served freshly brewed hot tea and “foods typical of an afternoon tea in Scotland,” according to a news release from the museum.

“Many Scottish people came to North Carolina during the 18th century, and we wish to highlight their culture through this special event,” Kay Peninger, the museum’s executive director, said in the release.

The event costs $20 general admission and $15 for museum members. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required. Email for more information.

The Charlotte Museum of History is located at 3500 Shamrock Drive.

CPCC announces upcoming season

The Central Piedmont Community College Theatre’s 2014-15 performance season will kick off in September, though season tickets are on sale now.

The season will start Sept. 26 with “They’re Playing Our Song,” which will run through Oct. 5 at the Halton Theater. “The Game’s Afoot (Or Holmes for the Holidays)” will run from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9 at Pease Auditorium; “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” is scheduled for Feb. 13 to 22 at the Halton Theater; and “Joe Turner’s Come and Gone” will take place April 10 to 19 at Pease Auditorium.

Season tickets are on sale for $56 at Individual performance tickets will go on sale Sept. 2.

Light Factory to host reception on Friday

The Summer Camp Reception & Exhibition at The Light Factory will take place Friday, Aug. 15, and include some of the center’s aspiring photographers and videographers, according to a news release.

The reception will run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at The Light Factory, 1817 Central Ave. Work from the center’s summer camp will be on display, and there will be snacks and drinks. 

Find more information at

Charlotte Fine Art readies for next exhibit

The Charlotte Fine Art Gallery will open “Special Collection: Prints from around the World,” with a reception on Sept. 5, a Friday, from 6 to 9 p.m.

The exhibit, which runs through Sept. 27, will include lithographs, etchings and other limited edition prints by artists such as Joan Miro, Graciela Rodo Boulanger, Johnny Friedlaender, Harold Altman and more, according to a news release. 

Works will be available for purchase, though the exhibit is free to attend. 

Find more information at The gallery is located at 7510 Pineville-Matthews Road.

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