The College of Arts + Architecture (CoA+A) joins the Arts & Science Council (ASC) to present “Celebrating Five Years of Community Supported Art.” This exhibition of work by local visual artists will be at the Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City through Saturday, July 28. The gallery is open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Highlighting artists who have participated in ASC’s Community Supported Art (CSA) program, this exhibit brings original artwork created in every CSA season together for the first time. CSA supports local artists in the creation and promotion of new work and establishes relationships between the artists and local collectors and patrons. ASC launched the CSA program in 2013.
Additionally, more than 30 past CSA artists have contributed newer works to be featured in the exhibit. These larger works represent the evolution of the artists’ careers since they participated in CSA.
“ASC has had an amazing range of creative individuals who have produced wonderful and diverse works of art for people to enjoy through the CSA program,” said Katherine Mooring, ASC senior vice president of community investment. “The program has been a tremendous benefit for local artists that live and work in our community, and we want to celebrate that through the exhibition. We are incredibly grateful to UNC Charlotte for providing this special exhibition opportunity.”
Sixty-two artists have been commissioned since the CSA program’s inception, including several UNC Charlotte art faculty and alumni. During each CSA season, nine selected artists create 50 works of original art, sold in the form of 50 “shares” to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community. A “share” consists of one piece from each of the nine artists, delivered in three monthly allocations. The pickup events for shareholders enable artists and their patrons to meet and connect.
The CSA program is based on a model developed by mnartists.org and Springboard for the Arts in Minnesota.