Who better to educate a group of young Charlotteans on contemporary art than the Bechtler Museum’s curator, Jennifer Edwards? Her life in the world of art has been surrounded by the work of artists who have helped redefine the contemporary art world. Some are dead but many are alive and creating exciting new work. Edwards is the fourth speaker to present at the Charlotte Millennial Art Program’s meeting set at Elder Gallery, located at 1520 South Tryon Street, on Aug. 31, 2016, from 6-7:30pm.
Edwards comes to Charlotte after earning her Ph.D. in fine arts from New York University and living in Los Angeles where she held curatorial positions at Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena.
Charlotte Millennial Art Program (CMAP) is the result of Elder Gallery’s desire to connect with the growing number of young professionals who now live and work around the gallery’s SouthEnd District location. The intent of CMAP is to bring together young people who would like to gain a better understanding of art and to learn what constitutes “good art.” Discussion topics were chosen by attendees at the initial meeting and are delivered the last Wednesday of each month by qualified presenters. Meetings are free and open to the public who are within the age group of 21 to 35.
Future programs will be directed to “The Business of Art”, “One Person’s Passion for Public Sculpture”, and art demonstrations and art critiques.
For further information call Elder Gallery at 704/370-6337.