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Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, NC



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Photo Walk and Talk with Chris Charles


Shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Do these words sound like a foreign language? Gain insight on the parts of a camera, get a crash-course introduction to technical terms and learn tips and techniques to make your pictures pop! Join the Gantt Center for a photo-walk and artist talk with photographer, Chris Charles. Please bring your own equipment. This workshop is for digital and film cameras. The session recommended for individuals who attended our intro session in November, 2018 or for those who have prior photography experience. This session will include a photo walk around uptown Charlotte. We recommend comfortable shoes and ability to walk 1-3 miles.


• Sat 4/27/19 at 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Family First Presented by Novant Health: The Standard Jazz Series


Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at the Gantt Center with The Standard featuring saxophonist Harvey Cummings II. ABOUT THE STANDARD JAZZ SERIES The Standard Jazz Series creates an opportunity for fans and students alike to enjoy, learn and explore the building blocks and instruments used in jazz music. Master class instructor Harvey Cummings II will invite participants of all levels to engage with the band as they trace the story of America's classical music – jazz – in a live performance workshop and discover everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-jazz with an Q&A session and interactive musical demonstrations. The afternoon will conclude with a teaching artist showcase of jazz music featuring phenomenal musicians for a unique blend of straight-ahead jazz and cool vibes. Get ready for an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience that unites contemporary elements with the rich history of jazz culture.


• Sat 4/27/19 at 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Family First Presented by Novant Health: Sculpting Your Vision

Art Talk, Mixed Media

Every person has a story to tell. Artist Kevin Cole shares his story and life experiences through mixed-media sculptures. Among his most famous works are intricate, wood-based sculptures made to look like neck-ties and blankets. “When I turned eighteen years old, my grandfather stressed the importance of voting by taking me to a tree where he was told that African-Americans were lynched by their neckties on their way to vote. The experience left a profound impression in my mind." – Artist Kevin Cole. Gantt Center teaching artist, Dulce Tavares, will lead students in creating their own hands-on mixed-media sculpted banner inspired by the art of Kevin Cole.


• Sat 5/4/19 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM