Home is a place we never see with stranger’s eyes. It is a base for everything: hope, family, school, fellowship, faith, future struggles and successes. There is a magnetic property of home, the way it aligns everything around us. It is more than a place. It’s an idea. Home is home, and everything else is not-home.

This exhibition features art that explores the meanings and feelings of “home” and “place” in our increasingly interwoven society. Home can be one place or many. Finding home can take a journey. The artists in this show explore one of the most basic social concepts by which individuals, families, nations, and regions understand themselves in relation to others. The resulting visual conversations embrace both idealized concepts and physical realities of home, while exploring our relationship to ourselves, others and the natural world around us.

Itinerary of Events

Opening Reception With the Artists

Dave Butler, Crista Cammaroto, Chase Langford, J. Stacy Utley and Martin Webb


A conversation with Oakland, CA based artist Martin Webb about interdisciplinary creativity, public art, and the many journeys taken to find home.

What is Home for Charlotte Creatives?

Join us for a panel discussion led by Charlotte Is Creative co-founders Matt Olin and Tim Miner that dives into the reality of home for the creative community in Charlotte. We will explore existing opportunities and hurdles, delve into the challenges of navigating institutional and cultural structures, and discuss whether there is a collective future vision for art and artists in Charlotte as we move into this new decade. Panelists include the Charlotte-based artists from Home: Dave Butler, Crista Cammaroto, and J. Stacy Utley. The artists will be joined in discussion by leaders from Queen City arts institutions: Amy Herman, co-founder of Goodyear Arts; Bruce LaRowe, interim CEO of Bechtler Museum; Alli Celebron-Brown, President and CEO of the McColl Center for Art + Innovation; Todd Herman, President and CEO of the Mint Museum; and Alexys Taylor, former Manager, Collections & Exhibitions, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture.

Free to attend. RSVP required: ashley@eldergalleryclt.com