What's happening with the Gallery at Packard Place?
Packard Place — in Uptown Charlotte, NC — is a hub for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Community.
Located at 222 South Church Street a few blocks from the Levine Center for the Arts, they are open for business.
Read Dan Roselli's interview with The Charlotte Observer.
The Gallery at Packard Place is a new uptown setting for local innovative artwork. The gallery is an exciting addition to the entrepreneurial and community aspects of Packard Place where local artists will have opportunities to exhibit their art and participate in monthly programming that addresses the connections between art and business.
The Mission of the Gallery at Packard Place is to use art as another bridge to the main goals of Packard Place: Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Community. Art connects people in our community. Artists are naturally innovative with entrepreneurial spirits. The Gallery at Packard Place is building on this foundation by acting as another link between the business and art communities.
Artist and Charlotte native, Carmella Jarvi, was awarded an Arts & Science Council curatorial grant to help create this new Gallery at Packard Place. She will continue to be the curator and work with the Packard Place team to generate new exhibitions and relevant programming.
Phase one artists were Heather D. Freeman, Susan Brenner, David A. Edgar, Diana Arvanites, Crista Cammaroto, Allison Luce, Kit Kube and Sharon Dowell. It is no surprise that many of these gallery artists - like Jarvi - are also alumni of the McColl Center for Visual Art, a nationally acclaimed contemporary art residency center located in uptown Charlotte.
Subsequent phases will bring more local works of art. See the second exhibition "Innovation in Paint" up now through end of 2012. Join the Packard Place MeetUp group to find out about upcoming events.
BELOW SEE SHORT VIDEO WITH JARVI INTRODUCING THE GALLERY AT PACKARD PLACE.
(Video provided by gallery sponsor "MailVU," a business that helps you easily send e-mail you can view.)
A few quick shots of some of the Gallery at Packard Place art by Katy Hill Media.
Above left is Diana Arvanites' installation and on right a mixed media piece by Susan Brenner.
Below left is Sharon Dowell's paintings and below right is David Edgar's installation.