McColl Open House – Thoughts

I found my visit to the McColl Center Open House to be very unique and interesting. This is the first major opening event for a gallery I have been able to attend that wasn’t necessarily UNCC related. Being a part of the bustling, jazzy atmosphere and getting to look over all the artwork was very intriguing. Seeing Hollis’s studio was particularly cool, as I got to look at some of the work she had shown us in class in person (I especially liked the large-scale graphic novel). I also enjoyed the oil paintings of Vicente Hernandez, whose large, colorful, and detailed paintings were rather impressive. All in all, I think it was a pretty cool night, getting to have social interactions with peers outside of the classroom, as well as seeing all the new work from up and coming artists. I’d definitely like to attend events like this in the future.

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