A 365 degree initiative on how the arts and creativity can spark life-changing dialogue.

Voted "Best Art Speaker Series" by Charlotte Magazine (Best of the Best Awards 2018), the SPHERE SERIES continues to bring together local, national and international leaders in the arts  to join a discussion on the value of cultural exchange and to share their experience curating, collecting and engaging with artists both locally and globally.  The SPHERE SERIES first panel, "The Changing Landscape of the Art Market" in October 2017, featured The Armory ShowCristin Tierney Gallery NYCPhillips and Artsy and was sponsored by: McColl Center for Art + Innovation, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, LaCa Projects, Jerald Melberg Gallery, New Gallery of Modern Art, SOZO Gallery, Moore&VanAllen and Stephen & Aundrea Wilson.

The SPHERE: ART HISTORY LECTURES are a monthly social intended to provide insight into artists, their traditions, techniques and the art movements they are often associated with. Beginning in the fall of 2017, the ART HISTORY LECTURES traveled to 7 cultural spaces throughout the city for a one-of-a-kind event, hosted by nine of Charlotte’s most creative educators, academics and leaders. These casual and educational mini-courses focus on the cultural, political and historical context of a specific art movement by an expert in the field. 

Please email: sphereseriesclt@gmail.com if you would like to find out about the 2018-2019 class (registration will open in September 2018).

All photographs by: Mitchell Kearny Photography

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