The SPHERE SERIES is a collaboration of a group of arts leaders, Dr. Jen Sudul Edwards, Neely Verano, Hilary Burt and Katie Miller, supported by our partners in the Charlotte creative community. The group is dedicated to bringing innovators in the arts from all over the globe to engage in thoughtful and relevant discussions on how arts and creativity can spark life-changing dialogue and promote necessary social change. 

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. It was initiated by Liz Faison,  Jessica Moss and Hilary Burt.

Both groups were founded by Hilary Burt.  Professor Burt teaches Art History and Arts Leadership + Administration at Queens University of Charlotte, NC. She has been published by IGI Global ("Making it Pay: Why Colleges and Universities should reclaim funding and benefits for the liberal arts by adding more practical training"), Trade Routes and the NY Canadian Consulate ("Visual Arts Market in the Tri-State Area for Canadian Art Galleries"), and was copyeditor for the American National Initiative for a Networked Cultural Heritage (Developing Intellectual Property Policies, A Guide for Museums"). 

The Spheres Series Team:
Hilary Burt, Founder + Chair

Jennifer Sudul Edwards, The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

Neely Verano, LaCa (Latin American Contemporary Art) Projects

Katie Miller, Founding Member


The Art History Lectures Team:
Hilary Burt, Founder + Chair

Jessica Moss, Artist + Curator

Liz Faison, Collector & Board Member, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art


All photographs by: Mitchell Kearny Photography