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First Look Friday - Against The Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Friday, Sep 14

6:30PM - 8:30PM

Admission: Members FREE. Guests of Members $10 each.

First Look Friday is FREE for members. Members are welcome to bring up to 3 guests for a $10 admission fee each. Please RSVP to Martha Loftin at or 704.337.2011.

Join us for our MEMBERS ONLY First Look Friday as we celebrate the opening of Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design! You'll get an exclusive look at the exhibition, while enjoying live music from acoustic guitarist Jeff Brown, light hors d'oeuvres, and an artist demonstration from Victor Gomez. Gomez is a self-taught woodworker who specializes in creating structures out of thin slats of balsa wood and matchsticks.  Docent-led tours will be offered at 7:15 and 7:45 for deeper insight into the exhibition. A cash bar will be available.

Please RSVP to Martha Loftin: or 704.337.2011.

Against the Grain: Wood in Contemporary Art, Craft, and Design is made possible through the generous support of Founders' Circle Ltd. and Moore & Van Allen PLLC. Exhibition organized by the Museum of Arts and Design.

Image Credits
: Floris Wubben. TREE FUNGUS SHELF, 2011. Pollard willow; cast epoxy resin. Sofia Maldonado. Cock Fight, 2008. Found skateboards, paint, marker. Courtesy of the artist; Magnan Metz Gallery, New York. Sebastian Errazuriz. PORCUPINE CABINET, 2011. Lacquered wood, steel, glass. Ursula von Rydingsvard. ODDYCHĄJACA, 2011. Cedar, graphite. Alison Elizabeth Taylor. TAP LEFT ON, circa 2009-2010. Wood veneer, shellac. Elisa Strozyk. WOODEN TEXTILE WALNUT, 2011. Walnut, viscose (rayon). Ai Weiwei. GRAPES, 2007. Stools from Qing Dynasty. Willie Cole. Malcom's Chicken I, 2002. Styrofoam, matches, brooms, wax, marbles. 

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