Artist Holly Spruck did some traveling across North America, Europe and Asia in order to spawn her newest creation of works. But see her worldly-inspired artwork for yourself as Green Rice Gallery displays her solo exhibit, Up(grade)town. The exhibit runs through Sept. 26. Free. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.; Open until 9 p.m. on the first and third Friday during gallery crawls. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.