Artists From South End’s Ciel Gallery Skew The Masters

monets-secret-by-jean-cauthenAdmit it — you’ve looked at more than a few artistic masterpieces and thought, “I can do that!” The artists of Ciel Gallery have taken tools in hand to have a go at the works of masters throughout the ages. Please join us for Skew the Masters, an exhibition featuring fanciful takes on art we all know and love, May 1 – 30, 2015.

An Opening Reception will be held Friday, May 1, 6:00 – 9:00 PM during the Southend Gallery Crawl, and exhibiting artists will be present. The reception will also feature opportunities for visitors to Skew themselves à la Picasso or Magritte.

Among the artists Skewed will be Monet, Botticelli, DaVinci, Michelangelo, Manet, Rothko, Wyeth, Van Gogh, Matisse, Rauschenberg, Picasso, Hockney, Toko, Chagall, Klimt, O’Keefe, Caulder, Derain, Cornell, Shubun, Rigaud, Hokusai, van Oosterwijck, Rembrandt, and Dr. Seuss.

Prior to the Opening, Ciel will host an online silent auction of member work to benefit Arts and Science Council of Mecklenburg County. Online bidding is open to the public beginning April 27 and ends at 8:30 PM Thursday, April 30 at Please see for details.

Located at 128 E. Park Avenue, Charlotte. Ciel is a fine art collective with a focus on local artists, and offers rotating exhibitions, a varied slate of art instruction for all levels, and both private and public commissions. Hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 11:00 – 6:00 PM.


Image above: Manet’s Secret, by Jean Cauthen