January happenings


January 4, 2021

Charlotte Symphony: A Baroque celebration: Old World, New Year

Ring in the new year with this virtual program featuring works by Vivaldi and Telemann, plus Astor Piazzolla’s “Verano” from Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

The details: Jan. 1, 7:30 p.m., tickets start at $25; streaming available through Jan. 8 charlottesymphony.org

HOLD US IN THE LIGHT at Elder Gallery of Contemporary Art

Peruse an exhibition of works by Jessica Singerman that embraces personal questions around the artist’s work and how it relates to the pressing societal issues of today.

The details: Through Feb. 13; eldergalleryclt.com

TEN at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

January is the final month to view TEN, which features a selection of works from 16 past exhibitions brought together in celebration of the Bechtler’s 10th anniversary. 

The details: Through Jan. 31; bechtler.org

Big Steps for Small Heroes, 24 Foundation’s inaugural 24,000 Mile Challenge

Run, walk, swim, bike — even hop your way into 2021 and help change the course of cancer for kids in the community in this two-day, 24,000-mile challenge. Proceeds will help support Levine Children’s Hospital and other organizations that assist pediatric cancer patients and their families.

The details: Jan. 9-10; registration costs vary by age; 24foundation.org

JUS10 at SOZO Gallery Plaza Midwood

At its satellite location in Plaza Midwood, SOZO presents works by artist Justin Ellis. Inspired by the fluid grace of nature, Ellis enjoys storytelling through his mixed-media works. Through organic lines and authentic materials, Ellis’ creations engage all the senses — capturing the soul and heartbeat of emotions and bringing them to life.

The details: Opens Jan. 10; sozogallery.net/exhibitions

Into Memory at Central Piedmont’s Ross Art Gallery

Works by mixed-media artist Monique Luck evoke an emotive response that speaks to personal loss. Luck’s goal is to foster a sense of unity capable of transcending cultural differences and social divides. 

The details: Jan. 11-March 11; blogs.cpcc.edu/cpccartgalleries

Intelligent Abstraction at Jerald Melberg Gallery

Artist Katherine Boxall presents abstract paintings inspired by a cross-country road trip that were created during the 2020 pandemic. (Read more on Page 64.)

The details: Jan. 16-March 6; jeraldmelberg.com

Charlotte Running Company Trail Race at U.S. National Whitewater Center

Choose from 13-, 9- or 4-mile races or a Fun Run, with open start times and a virtual run option. All participants registered for the 4-, 9- and 13-mile races will receive a cozy hoodie.

The details: Jan. 16; registration costs vary by signup date and race option; crctrailrace.com

2021 Atrium Health Charlotte-Mecklenburg Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday Celebration 

Celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. through this virtual experience. Highlights from past parades will be featured on WSOC-TV, along with programming that showcases how members of our community are reflecting on and honoring King’s legacy.

The details: Jan. 18; charlottenc.gov/crc/MLKevents

GATHER AT THE RIVER at Anne Neilson Fine Art

The solo show by artist Case Baumgarten proffers emotional depth and spiritual gravitas. Through abstraction and realism, Baumgarten’s body of work presents the incessant search for lost loved ones and encourages the viewer to address all images of faith. 

The details: Jan. 19-Feb. 27; anneneilsonfineart.com

— compiled by Amanda Lea

Featured image courtesy of Monique Luck

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