Gallery Hours:

M Closed
T-Th 11-3PM
F 11-3; 5-8PM
Sat 11AM-5PM
Sun 1-5PM

Opening Reception:

Friday, March 5
6:00 PM

— Change in form, structure, character or condition.

— Glow from the pure white light of birth.

— Fiery emergence.

— The rich colors of life and transformation.

Also on exhibit are paintings and sculpture from art classes taught by CAL member Patricia Krok-Elder thru ArtWorks945 at the Urban Ministry Center.

Live music by Jamie Kay.

The show opens during the South End Gallery Crawl on Friday, March 5 at 6:00 PM, and runs through March 26th.

About ArtWorks945 at the Urban Ministry Center

The Urban Ministry Center’s ArtWorks945 is a vibrant art community comprised of Charlotte’s marginalized. Many of the artists here struggle with homelessness and urban poverty. Our artists, though so often marginalized by society, have powerful voices, and we get to see a little of each of their stories in the beautiful work they create.

The goal of ArtWorks945 is to use art as a vehicle to address and begin the process of healing deep-seeded wounds caused by homelessness. We seek to provide positive and affirmative activities, to engage in intentional outreach, to build cooperative community and healthy socialization, to create and support pathways for the artists’ personal development, and to help create connections between the homeless community and the larger community.

Over the past few months, one of CAL’s members, Patricia Krok-Elder, has been teaching a weekly class on Wednesday afternoons. So far she has taught self-portrait, grey-scale, color theory, and is now teaching a drawing class. Her main goal is to teach the artists to enjoy the process of creating, and ultimately, to learn to see.

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