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Visual Arts: Openings
Art Institute of Charlotte Gallery Jazz Series. A series of paintings by Asheville artist, Patrick Symonds. Opening reception, Oct. 10 from 5:30-7pm. Oct. 5-31. 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. 704-357-8020.
Charlotte Art League Art Talk and Feedback. A gathering of artists and those interested in the arts, led by Joana Wardell. The public is invited to bring a completed to almost completed work of art for review and critique. 11:30am-1:30pm. Fourth Wednesday of every month; Second Thursday of every month. Fall Into Art. Annual Members Only Juried Competition, sponsored this year by The Crosland Group, Inc., and Binder's Art Supply. Artist's reception and awards presentation from 6-9pm on Oct. 4 during the First Friday Gallery Crawl. Oct. 4-Nov. 4. 1517 Camden Rd. 704-376-2787.
Christa Faut Gallery Solo Exhibition. "Romare Bearden," Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. Fri., Sat., 10 a.m. Continues through Nov. 18. 19818 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius. 704-892-5312.
Elder Art Gallery Dropping Into Verse With Robert Frost. The festivities begin at 6pm in conjunction with the Gallery Crawl. This event will provide attendees with an understanding of the poet's life and interests, as well as his poetry. The poetry reading will begin at 7pm and concludes by 7:30pm. The exhibition will remain open until 9pm. Fri., Oct. 4. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.
Heroes Aren't Hard to Find Paul Pope. Writer/artist of works such as THB, Heavy Liquid and 100% will be appearing at a showing of his original work. On Oct. 4, will be the gallery opening. Pope will be there to meet and greet fans and his work will be for sale. On Oct. 5, Pope will be signing in the store, and his art will still be on display and for sale. Oct. 4-5. 1957 E. 7th St. 704-375-7462.
Hodges Taylor Gallery Portraits. An exhibition of photographs by Carolyn Demeritt. The opening reception will be held at the gallery from 6-8pm on Oct. 4. Oct. 4-Nov. 30. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.
McColl Center for Visual Art Fall 2002 Artists. Exhibition of work by the Fall 2002 Artists-In-Residence and Affiliate Artists. Dickinson Gallery. Member Preview: Oct. 4 from 5-6pm. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 16. Free for members. $5 for non-members and $3 for students. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535.
Myersart Gallery Works by Andy Smith. Exhibiting works by ceramic artist, Andy Smith. Smith's work will debut at the First Friday Gallery Crawl on Oct. 4 at 6pm. Smith has developed a style of raku pottery which incorporates traditional Oriental forms and tight geometrical design. Oct. 4-31. 1510 Camden Road. 704-790-2529.
Mythos High Voltage. Center of the Earth Gallery and Mythos cross wires to host the public appearance of visual and performance artist Louis St. Lewis. The evening begins with an exhibition of new works at Center of the Earth Gallery from 6-9pm, and culminates in a multimedia performance at Mythos. Fri., Oct. 4, 10 p.m. $10. 300 N. College St. 704-375-8765.
NC Museum of Art Art in the Age of Rubens and Rembrandt. Masterpieces of Flemish art and the Dutch Golden Age fill the galleries during the four-exhibition festival, featuring the works of Jan Miense Molenaer. Oct. 13-Jan. 5. 2110 Blue Ridge Rd., Raleigh. 919-839-6262.
Pottery Central Benefit and Kiln Opening. Folks can enjoy a Charlotte Shout event with live music by The Beat Dukes, a wheel throwing demonstration, as well as a kiln opening. The event features a silent auction that will continue all day. Pottery Central will donate 100% of the proceeds from the auction to The Metrolina AIDS Project. Sat., Oct. 5, 12-9:30 p.m. 3534 Central Ave. 704-537-4477.
Shain Fine Art Originals American Landscape- Contemporary Nostalgia. Works by Andrew Braitman. This exhibit invites the viewer to appreciate the world as we know it today while reflecting on changes occuring within the features of the American landscape. A reception will be held on Oct. 3 from 6-9pm. Oct. 3-31. 601-B Providence Rd. 704-334-7744.
Spirit Square The World of Regional Latin American Visual Artists. An exhibit promoting 10 regional emerging visual artists from Latin America. Painting, sculpture, mixed media and jewelry. An opening reception will be held on Oct. 4 from 5:30-9pm. Oct. 4-26. 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Visual Arts: Ongoing
Afro-American Cultural Center Eros Negras: Encountering the Black Female Body. An exhibition that explores the sexuality, sensuality and eroticism of black women from a socio-political perspective in a contemporary world. Sept. 26-Nov. 30. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.
Art 1 Gallery The 5th Annual "I Am Woman" Exhibition and Competition. The exploration and provocative interpretation of women and womanhood as expressed by participating artists from New York to Florida. I Am Woman is an open show rather than a juried show. Works by both male and female artists are accepted and must pertain to the I Am Woman theme. Sept. 26-Oct. 25. 170 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-854-8800.