Carolina Fine Art opens in Cotswold Village | entertainment

CHARLOTTE – Carolina Fine Art, a local artist-run gallery selling original paintings, pottery and more is now open.

Based in Cotswold Village at 300 South Sharon Amity Road, this collaboration of regional artists opened on November 1st and operates regularly with artists greeting clients and running the gallery Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

The opening of Carolina Fine Art in its new, more permanent location in the Cotswold follows a successful launch in a temporary Dilworth space last autumn.

“We are excited to provide a place to celebrate the work of local artists and hope the Charlotte community will visit this special gallery to affirm their support for local and original art,” said Amy Murphy Curlis, Creator of Carolina Fine Art. “Although primarily a place to simply buy local art, the gallery can be a destination and hopefully a place for the community to engage. There is something for almost every budget.”

Carolina Fine Art will host an opening reception on November 4th from 5pm to 8pm.

The anchor artists involved in Carolina Fine Art exhibit their work and greet customers when they stop by to shop. One such artist that clients meet when they visit is Manuela Strada, an Italian-born artist who has lived in Charlotte for more than 20 years.

“The beauty of this gallery model is that it’s collaborative and we support each other,” Strada said. “I enjoy meeting every person that comes in and sharing information about the gallery, the artists and the paintings. I also want to learn about the visitors and help them connect to our art.”

Strada is also part of the Oncology Support Division at Levine Cancer Institute, where she is an artist in residence in the healing arts program. She leads weekly art classes and offers therapeutic arts to patients, caregivers, and staff.

The couple behind the start of the gallery strongly believe that art tells a story and that the local artist who created the work is part of that special story.

“We believe the Charlotte community will embrace Carolina Fine Art,” said co-creator Shawn Curlis. “When traveling outside of Charlotte, my wife Amy and I enjoyed visiting other cities’ local art galleries and wanted to help our local artists here at home.”

Carolina Fine Art is currently showing the work of nine artists. For more information on the art available or additional gallery details, contact the management team at [email protected]

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