The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture, at 551 South Tryon Street at Levine Center for the Arts, has a number of free and low-cost events coming up for the community.
Please note that the Gantt Center galleries will be closed to the public February 15, 16, and 17.
Also, please see this Groupon for 50% off admission for 2 or 4.
Some of the events that take regularly place at the Gantt Center:
- Art After Dark (see above video!)
- Gantt After Dark
- Family First
- Classic Black Cinema
Here are some of the free and inexpensive upcoming events:
Shutter speed, aperture and ISO. Do these words sound like a foreign language? Gain insight on the parts of a camera, get a crash-course introduction to technical terms and learn tips and techniques to make your pictures pop!
Join the Gantt Center for a photo-walk and artist talk with photographer, Chris Charles. Please bring your own equipment.
This workshop is for digital and film cameras. The session recommended for individuals who attended our intro session in November, 2018 or for those who have prior photography experience. This session will include a photo walk around uptown Charlotte. We recommend comfortable shoes and ability to walk 1-3 miles.
Family First Presented by Novant Health: The Standard Jazz Series
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
11 am. to 2 p.m.
Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month at the Gantt Center with The Standard featuring saxophonist Harvey Cummings II.
ABOUT THE STANDARD JAZZ SERIES
The Standard Jazz Series creates an opportunity for fans and students alike to enjoy, learn and explore the building blocks and instruments used in jazz music. Master class instructor Harvey Cummings II will invite participants of all levels to engage with the band as they trace the story of America’s classical music – jazz – in a live performance workshop and discover everything-you-ever-wanted-to-know-about-jazz with an Q&A session and interactive musical demonstrations.
The afternoon will conclude with a teaching artist showcase of jazz music featuring phenomenal musicians for a unique blend of straight-ahead jazz and cool vibes. Get ready for an unforgettable, multi-sensory experience that unites contemporary elements with the rich history of jazz culture.
ABOUT HARVEY CUMMINGS
Charlotte native Harvey Cummings II is an award-winning saxophonist, pianist, songwriter, and producer. His unique sound blends jazz, hip-hop, and soul to create an incredible listening experience. His band, The Harvey Cummings Project is a driving force in today’s modern jazz movement, performing for President Barack Obama, festivals and events.
Since graduating from North Carolina Central University with two degrees in music, Cummings’ music has been featured on Cartoon Network’s “The Boondocks” and commercials for Allen Edmonds. His signature style is also the backdrop to numerous podcasts. Cummings has has been featured on many records and has performed live with hit artists such as King Mez, Angie Stone, Anthony Hamilton, Carlitta Durand, J Gunn and Elevator Jay. His debut project The Chicken Day EP is available on all major platforms.