Portraits can be created in a variety of ways, from the detailed, reality-like to the more creative, cartoon faces or collages that preserve an image by adding its own twist. That's why the Faces exhibition at Ciel Gallery is something worth checking out. It's set to feature an array of unconventional portraits, each created by different types of media. Free. Open every first Friday for monthly gallery crawls, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., as well as during classes; Tuesday-Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Ciel Gallery, 1519 Camden Road. 704-577-1254. www.cielcharlotte.com.