Belmont Trombonist A concert by Nathan J. Siler, trombone, assisted by Dr. John Siler, organ, plus additional guest artists. The concert will be held at the Belmont Abbey Basilica and is free and open to the public. Sun., Oct. 27, 3 p.m. Belmont Abbey College, 100 Belmont-Mount Holly Rd., Belmont. 704-334-3468.
Cabaret Night The Boys and Girls Choirs at St. Peter's present this program featuring Grammy Award Nominee Tom Chapin in the McGlohon Theatre. Wed., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. & 7:30 p.m. $7-60. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Chamber Music at St. Peter's November's performance features La Bonne Chanson, Opus 61. Gabriel Faure set to music this Paul Verlaine love poem about a young man who longs through a daydream to be with his lover. Tue., Nov. 5, 12:10 p.m. St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 115 W. 7th St. 704-332-7746.
The Charlotte Symphony Pops with Linda Eder Eder returns for her second performance with the Charlotte Symphony Pops. Conductor Albert-George Schram will lead the concerts, which will feature an evening of standards, Broadway hits and selections from Eder's most recent recordings. Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m. $15-64. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.
Clarinet Concert by A.K.C. Natarajan The Classical Music Association of Charlotte is presenting this event in the Tyler-Tallman Hall of the Sloan Music Center in association with the Department of Music at Davidson College. The concert is made possible in part by a special grant from the Arts and Science Council of Charlotte. Sun., Oct. 27, 2-5 p.m. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-814-9355.
Fall Choral ConcertThe concert will be held in Belk Chapel. Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.
Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.
Music for a Carnival Presented by the Charlotte Civic Orchestra. Sun., Nov. 3, 3 p.m. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.
Pianist Christopher O'Riley O'Riley performs with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra as they welcome guest conductor Carl St. Clair, conducting the music of Frank Ticheli, Chopin, and Prokofiev. Sat., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $12-60. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-972-2000.
Pianist Dylan Savage The Department of Music at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will present pianist Dylan Savage in recital in the Rowe Arts Building Recital Hall. Thu., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-3315.
Symphony on the Square A free concert held annually by the Charlotte Symphony at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets. Be sure to bring your lunch. Wed., Oct. 23, 12 p.m.
Three Mo' Tenors Marion J. Caffey brought these three voices together to fill the void of African American tenors on the operatic and classical concert stage. In one evening, these tenors cross seven musical forms and span four hundred years of music. Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. $18-45. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.
UNC Charlotte Symphonic and Concert Bands The performance in the McGlohon Theatre will feature the local premiere of a Sept. 11 composition by New York City composer Eric Ewazen. Tue., Oct. 29, 8 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited to attend. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Completely improvised comedy shows based on your suggestions. Similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Southern and Cajun dinner and drinks are available at the Bayou as well. Tell your server you are there to see the show for proper seating. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for details/reservations. Saturdays, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. 1958 E 7th St. 1-866-467-7681.
* The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, on Friday and Saturday nights, and an additional show on Saturdays at 1am. The 9pm show is non-smoking. The Talking Baby Talk Show #3 is every Thursday in Oct. at 9:30pm. Auditions are twice a year, next set is Nov. 4. Show 272: Oct. 25 & 26. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.
Psychotic Pooch Live Sketch Comedy and Improv. Comedy rated NC-17 for situations and content. Large group rates available. Call for reservations, directions or more info. DJ after-party every Saturday. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.
The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. Judy Tenuta. Tenuta, "The Love Goddess," was the first stand-up to win Best Female Comedian at the American Comedy Awards. Oct. 25-26. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. 704-348-4242.
Coppelia Danced by the Shanghai Ballet. A full-length ballet in three acts. Choreographed by Pierre Lacotte. Belk Theater. Mon., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-527-6680.
Dance Break North Carolina Dance Theatre 2 will give free lunchtime performances from 12:15-1pm in the Duke Power Theatre. Dance Break gives viewers a chance to experience quality dance up close in a casual atmosphere and is a diversion to the usual lunch break. Box lunches from Something Classic will be available. Oct. 28-30. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Highways & Byways of Our State. A photographic road trip of eclectic NC sites and scenes, all viewed from the state's Highways and Byways, using archival images from Our State: North Carolina magazine. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 12. Native American Plant Remedies. An exhibit of drawings, paintings, pastels and watercolors of flora and fauna used by early Native Americans as effective cures, accompanies the Native American Gardens on the Museum's grounds. Oct. 29-Dec. 3. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Multimedia exhibit in the Millennium Gallery tells the personal stories of war as shared through the written and recorded war-time correspondence of soldiers from the region. A Charlotte Shout event. Continues through Sept. 30, 2003. Regular Museum admission. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.
* Levine Museum of the New South
Americanos: Latino Life in the United States. An exhibition presenting an intimate portrait of the Latino community through the work of 30 prize-winning photographers. The museum will also feature oral histories and artifacts from the Charlotte-area Latino community. Oct. 26-Jan. 20. The New South's Love Affair with the Car. The exhibit explores four aspects of the South's relationship with the car. Vintage local photos, racing history, and more. Tue.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.
* Mint Museum of Art
Celebrating the Legacy of Romare Bearden. A juried exhibition co-sponsored with McColl Center for Visual Art. North and South Carolina artists' works were selected by David C. Driskell and reflect the inspiration of Romare Bearden. The exhibition is in two parts: one half at the Mint Museum of Art and one half at Spirit Square. Continues through Feb. 23. Charlotte's Own- Romare Bearden. An exhibition of 72 collages, prints and watercolors by Romare Bearden that are from private collections in the Charlotte area. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 27. Everyman's Gold. English lustreware from the Collection of John Elsley. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 1. Narratives of African American Art and Identity. The David C. Driskell Collection. Artists include Edward Bannister, Henry O. Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, William Johnson, Romare Bearden and Sam Gilliam. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 27. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.
Mint Museum of Craft & Design Coming of Age. Traces the evolution of the museum's collection (1937 to the present), illustrating the work of some of the 20th and 21st century's craftspeople and designers. Tue.-Sun. Continues through April 6. Currents In Craft. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Point of View: Public and Private Collecting Part I. Point of View demonstrates how materials, techniques and themes guide collectors on their quest to shape meaningful collections. Continues through Feb. 23. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.
Museum of York County All About Cats. This exhibit features many of the world's cats including the well-known lion, tiger, jaguar, panther, and leopard, as well as the lesser known species. Continues through Sept. 14, 2003. An Historical Look at Visual Communication: Illustrators of the 20th Century. Visitors can view over 50 works from past and current members of the Society of Illustrators. Continues through Jan. 5. Gatherin' Together: Scotch-Irish Lifeways in the Carolina Piedmont. Explore the origins of customs, traditions and lifeways of the Scotch-Irish through their language, music, folklore, religion, politics, industry, and decorative arts. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Feb. 2. Illustrator Vernon Grant: A Century of American Whimsy. This exhibit examines Grant's career that spanned seven decades. He produced gnomes, caricatures and nursery rhyme renderings, while his advertising icons sold a multitude of products. Continues through Oct. 5, 2003. Reach for the Stars. The Planetarium hosts a 45-minute program about the autumn night sky, including information about the night lights, hints for stargazing, locating the autumn constellations, as well as a constellation activity. Space is limited, reservations required. Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m. Free w/ Museum admission. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.
North Carolina Museum of History Flashback to the 60's. A collection of memorablila that significantly defines a period of profound social and cultural change in America. Continues through Sept. 28, 2003. 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-715-0200.Spoken Word23 Studio/Pat's Tavern Open Mic Spoken Word Poetry Night. A chance for all local poets, drummers and entertainers to come showcase their talent. After each poetry session you can stay and listen to DJ Live and an up and coming musical act to follow. There will also be local incense, oil, art and jewelry vendors at the event. Thursdays. $5 before 10:30pm, $10 thereafter. 3209 N. Davidson St. 704-370-6107.
Club Myxx Organik Funk. Hip-Hop, Spoken Word open mic. Sundays, 9 p.m. $3 members, $5 non-members. 3110 S. Tryon St. 704-623-0058.
Crystal on the Plaza Reggae Club Wisdom Wednesdays. Open Mic, Spoken Word, Poetry and other conscious thoughts and expressions. Word, Sound & Power...Roots, Culture & Knowledge. Hosted by Aquiyla and Nina, MC by Filmore, Musical Innervisions by DJ DR and DJ Justice. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 3018 The Plaza. 704-376-3799.
Mert's Heart and Soul 2nd Uptown Saturday Night. Performances by comedian Reggie Byrd, spoken word artist Stacey Rose, and hip-hop soul vocalist Julie. Sat., Oct. 26, 10 p.m. $7 cover. 214 N. College St. 704-623-0058.
Swing 1000 Rhythm Theory Tuesdays. Enjoy open-mic poetry, music, and dancing. Doors open at 6pm. Poetry begins at 7:30pm. Tuesdays. Free before 7:15pm. 1000 Central Ave. 704-334-4443.Theater: OpeningsBlack Light Magic Performed by the Omimeo Mime Theatre. The performers weave the techniques of black light illusions with the comedy and mystery of mime. Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 p.m. $6-8. Children's Theatre of Charlotte.
The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, directed by Sharon Green. $12 general admission $8 faculty/staff $6 students, at Duke Family Performance Hall. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Oct 23-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.
Dracula OTTC artistic director Glenn Griffin directs his adaptation of the classic vampire story. Featuring Creative Loafing Actress of the Year 2001, Sheila Snow Proctor as Renfield. Oct. 30 is pay-what-you-can night. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.
Fully Committed By Becky Mode. Presented in the McGlohon Theatre by the Charlotte Repertory Theatre. A story of coercion, threats and bribes. All just part of a regular day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who works the reservation line at one of New York's hottest restaurants. Come meet 40 wildly diverse characters- all performed by one actor. Nov. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 3 p.m.; Nov. 13-14, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 15-16, 8 p.m.; Nov. 17, 3 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $28-31.50. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Lend Me a Tenor This is a grand night in the history of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. But... a world-famous tenor gets ill; the theatre's janitor is tapped to take his place; the tenor's wife and mistress both show up at the same time. Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 7-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m.; Nov. 14-16, 8 p.m.; Nov. 17, 2:30 p.m. $15-20. Theatre Charlotte, 501 Queens Rd. 704-376-3777.
Little Red Riding Hood Presented by Opera Exress. This group will enchant children and adults alike as they present this children's fairy tale with dramatic action and music. Reservations are recommended. Fri., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. $3. McCelvey Center, York, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. 803-684-3948 ext.21.
Over the River and Through the Woods A comedy by Joe DiPietro. Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 3 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 3 p.m. $8 adults, $7 students/seniors. Rock Hill Community Theatre, 236 West Main St., Rock Hill. 803-324-2578.
Picnic CPCC Theatre will present the award-winning play by William Inge. Winner of the 1953 Pulitzer Prize and the Drama Critics Circle Award, Picnic tells the story of the arrival of a drifter into a small Midwestern community one hot Labor Day weekend. Nov. 1-2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2:30 p.m. $12. Pease Auditorium, 1200 Elizabeth Ave. 704-330-6534.
Puss In Boots The Tarradiddle players production follows the exploits of a miller's son who inherits an old cat...but this Felix is no ordinary feline. The performance is part of the Clover School District Auditorium Performing Arts Series. Tue., Oct. 29, 7 p.m. $5 adults, children 12 and under are free. Clover School District Auditorium, 1625 Highway 55 East, Clover. 803-222-8018.
The Sci-fi Political Psychodrama Weekends The show opens with one of Rod Sterling's best Twilight Zone episodes in the hospital room of "Patient 307." Next, on the mainstage is Closet Land: an author accused of inserting subliminal anti-government messages into her children's stories endures humiliation and torture for refusing to sign a false confession. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 7-9, 8 p.m. $15. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 611 W. 5th St. 704-334-1177.
* The Canterville Ghost Adapted by Marisha Chamberlain. Based on the story by Oscar Wilde. When the Otis family buys an English estate from Lord Canterville, they are warned that the castle comes with an unusual "extra": the 300-year-old ghost of Simon de Canterville. For ages 7 and up. Produced by the Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 3 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m. $10 general admission, $15 special reserved. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
An Evening of One-Act Comedies The production includes The Actor's Nightmare and Ladies of the Mop, in the Joe V. Knox Auditorium of the Mooresville Citizens Center. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m. $5. Mooresville Community Theatre, 215 North Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-1025.
*The Laramie Project The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte presents this drama that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Every Thurs. night performance is followed by a talk-back session with the cast and director. Visit actorstheatrecharlotte.org for more information. Oct. 23-24, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m. $15-20. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
*M. Butterfly The Charlotte Repertory Theatre presents David Henry Hwang's 1988 Tony Award-winning play. In a parallel to Puccini's Madame Butterfly, it tells the story of a French diplomat and his love affair with a Chinese opera star who fulfills his fantasies of exotic sexuality. Booth Playhouse. Call or visit www.charlotterep.org to order tickets. Oct. 22-24, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m.; Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2 p.m. $24-31.50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.
A Taste of Broadway an ongoing musical theatre revue that will combine fine food with the flavor of Broadway. Sundays, 5-9 p.m. $10 per person for show only. Food costs extra. Swing 1000, 1000 Central Ave. 704-334-4443.
Under the Sycamore Tree A story full of pokes at the human behavior and the fragility of the human condition. Performed in the Rowe Arts Building's Rowe Theater. Oct. 23-26, 8 p.m. $5 students, $6 faculty, $10 general public. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-2599.
You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown The Peanuts characters join together in the 1999 revised version of this musical. Directed by Reid Leonard and presented by the Piedmont Players Theatre. Oct. 23-26, 7:30 p.m. $9 on bargain Wednesday. $11 for groups of 20+. $12 for students, senior citizens, and those under 18. $15 for adults. Meroney Theater, 213 S. Main St., Salisbury. 704-938-2669.Visual Arts: OpeningsCenter of the Earth Gallery Maggie Taylor: Looking Back. Taylor creates symbolic images using photography as well as computer generated imagery, often appropriating Victorian photographs. Nov. 1-Dec. 28. 3204 N Davidson St. 704-375-5756.
Coffey & Thompson Gallery Latin American Contemporary Art Show. An exhibit of contemporary paintings and metal sculpture by Leandro Manzo, Barbara Rueda, Adriana Gomez, and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments and listen to live Latin American music at the opening on Oct. 25 from 6-9pm. Oct. 25-Nov. 30. 1423 E. 4th St. 704-375-7232.
Elder Art Gallery Recent Paintings and Sculptures by Wayne Trapp. Recent oil paintings, drawings and sculptures by Wayne Trapp. An opening reception will be held on Nov. 1 from 6-9pm. Nov. 1-30. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.
Gallery W.D.O. November Exhibit. Hoss Haley- Steel and Concrete Sculpture. Byron Temple- A Tribute to Fifty Years. After a series of debilitating strokes, Byron Temple passed away on April 14th at the age of 68. The November show is a tribute to and celebration of Byron's life and work. An opening reception will be held during the Gallery Crawl on Nov.1 from 6-8pm. Oct. 29-Nov. 30. Hearst Plaza Suite No. 1, 214 North Tryon St. 704-333-9123.
Gaston County Public Library Miniature Art Show. Original miniature competition art exhibition featuring artwork by regional artists, presented by the Gaston County Art Guild. For more information on this and other current library exhibits, call Carol Reinhardt. Nov. 1-30. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.
Hodges Taylor Gallery Raymond Chorneau and Tony Griffin. Two painters from North Carolina who enjoy the tactile sense of oil paint on the canvas, though the imagery of each artist stems from opposing points of view. A reception will be held on Nov. 1 from 6-8pm. Nov. 1-Dec. 28. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.
Joie Lassiter Gallery Shaun Cassidy- new works. A reception will be held on Nov. 1 at 6:30pm. Nov. 1-Dec. 31. 318 E 9th. 704-373-1464.
Noel Gallery Cedric Smith "Once Upon a Time". Smith celebrates color and the proportion of scale that children often use in emphasizing subjects. Artist reception and book signing on Nov. 1 from 6-8pm. A children's milk & cookie reception will be held on Nov. 2 from 12-2pm. Nov. 1-Dec. 29. Transamerica Square, 401 N. Tryon St. 704-343-0050.
Pope's Gallery Sheila Hamilton. Exhibiting lively oil paintings of still lifes as well as beach scenes including shildren and mother and child (Arboretum). Nov. 1-30. Denise Nelson. Featuring photo-realistic oil paintings of regional wildlife and mountain-scapes (Myers Park). Nov. 1-30. 8016-900 Providence Rd. and 1035 Providence Rd. 704-541-3199 or 704-342-1774.
Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Yoko Ono: En Trance. Yoko Ono will present the large, room-like minimalist sculpture En Trance in SECCA's Potter Gallery. En Trance is an interactive work that allows the audience to investigate its numerous openings. Oct. 26-Jan. 12. 750 Marguerite Dr., Winston-Salem. 336-725-1904.Visual Arts: OngoingAfro-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. Continues through 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. Continues through Oct. 25. 170 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-854-8800.
Art Institute of Charlotte Gallery Jazz Series. A series of paintings by Asheville artist, Patrick Symonds. Continues through Oct. 31. 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. 704-357-8020.
Artists' Atelier Carolina Open Studios. By appointment. Ongoing exhibits feature paintings and mixed media by popular North Carolina Artists: Peggy Hutson Weston, Fay M. Miller, Carol Mueller, Betty G. Robinson; Photography by Waldo Miller; and sculptures by Greg Weston. Studios are open to the public, gallery owners, designers and art connoisseurs. Please call for an appointment. Mon.-Sun. 220 W. 10th St. 704-347-2781.
ArtMakers Gallery and Studios Current Works. Watercolors, oils and acrylics by Nancy Couick and Kelley Sanford. Tue.-Sat. 515 Fenton Pl. 704-916-0140.
Bank of America Gallery A Century of Landscape Exploration: 1845-1945. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 6. Hearst Tower, 114 N. Tryon St. 704-386-7324.
Bank of America Plaza Space, Structure and Vision. Curated by Joie Lassiter Gallery. Featuring works by Mary Edith Alexander, Helene Brandt, Gary Byrd, Lluis Lleo, Ran Ortner, Karen Rifas, Thomas Rose, Idamarie Spurr, Mike Wsol. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Nov. 15. 101 South Tryon Street. 704-373-1464.
Beatties Ford Road Library A New Historic West End Vision. See the plans in store for the revitalization of the Historic West End. This new vision, conceptualized by residents and business leaders, will be illustrated with graphics and maps. Continues through Oct. 31. 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 704-432-6706.
Blue Pony Gallery & Press La Femme. New monotypes celebrating the female figure, by Linda Lacroix. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Oct. 26. 3202A N. Davidson St. 704-334-9390.
Center of the Earth Gallery New Work by Chris Stephens. Stephens uses vibrant colors to portray the landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley. Also featuring a small selection of new work by Louis St. Lewis. Continues through Oct. 26. 3204 N Davidson St. 704-375-5756.
Charlotte Art League Fall Into Art. Annual Members Only Juried Competition, sponsored this year by The Crosland Group, Inc., and Binder's Art Supply. Continues through Nov. 4. 1517 Camden Rd. 704-376-2787.
Charlotte Public Library Celebrating 75 years of Theatre Charlotte. The exhibit features programs, cast photos and other memorabilia from three-quarters of a century of theatrical productions. Carolina Room, third floor. Continues through Jan. 5. Block Party: Original Art from "What Do Animals Do On The Weekend?". An exhibit of original artwork from NFP's first children's book by writer and illustrator, Lauren Faulkenberry. Carnegie Gallery, third floor. Continues through Jan. 5. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.
Christa Faut Gallery Prints by Romare Bearden. Solo exhibition "Prints." Mon.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 18. 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.
Crazy Jane's Local and National Artists. Works by Ellyn Bernstein, Charlotte Foust, Mike Watson and Rod Uriner. Acrylics, oils, mixed media, and glass art. Mon.-Sat. 1817 Hawkins Street. 704-332-5454.
Davidson College New Paintings by Alex Clark. Clark's new series of paintings entitled Invisible Cities, are on display in the Edward M. Smith Gallery. Clark draws inspiration from obscure religious and art historical references. Continues through Nov. 20. New Works by Jimmy O'Neal. O'Neal's exhibition, "Speculum," will be on display in the William Van Every Gallery. These metaphysical works are peripheral evidence of the worlds that lay beyond our conscious mind and perception. Continues through Dec. 4. Davidson. 704-894-2244.
Diane Overcash Studio New Paintings. Original oil and acrylic paintings by Diane Overcash. Mon.-Sun. 113 West First Street, Cannon Village, Kannapolis. 704-933-7917.
Elder Art Gallery Art That Inspired Robert Frost. The works of Leon Makielski - American Impressionist. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 26. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.
Foust Studio Fall Installation. New work by Charlotte Foust. Wednesday through Friday or by appointment. Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1. 5200 Park Rd., Suite 115. 704-525-7989.
Gallery L Feelin' Groovy: Rock n' Roll Graphics, 1966-70. This exhibit explores the vivid colors, obtuse lettering and imagery of rock n' roll posters, while tracing the development of the psychedelic style. Oct. 20-Nov. 30. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.
Gaston County Public Library Art for Animals. Original artworks by regional artists depicting exotic and domestic animals, presented on behalf of the Gaston County Humane Society and coordinated by Gloria Lowery. Call for information about other current or upcoming library exhibits. Continues through Oct. 31. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.
Green Door Gallery Group Show. Ongoing exhibition of artwork by local and regional artists, including drawing, painting, pastels, mixed media, monotypes, ceramics, scuplture, photography, wood design, fabric design, stained glass and handmade jewelry. Mon.-Sat. HRH Prince Sami Lynch. Large and small scale oil paintings, sculpture, and card designs. Continues through Oct. 31. 221 West A St., Cannon Village, Kannapolis. 704-932-0099.
Hidell Brooks Gallery Tony Hernandez- Cold Country. Hidell Brooks Gallery is pleased to announce their fourth solo exhibition for Tony Hernandez. Continues through Oct. 26. 1910 S. Blvd. Suite 130. 704-334-7302.
Hodges Taylor Gallery Portraits. An exhibition of photographs by Carolyn Demeritt. Continues through Nov. 30. Virginia Scotchie and Randy Shull. Scotchie and Shull share a love of form, color, and texture in their work, each having found a very personal and unique approach to their materials. Continues through Oct. 26. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.
Jerald Melberg Gallery Romare Bearden Revisited. The exhibition will feature unique collages, watercolors and prints available for acquisition. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 2. 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-3000.
Joie Lassiter Gallery Fragments. Maja Godlewska. A one woman show, playing with abstraction and figurativism, spirituality and humanity. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 30. 318 E 9th. 704-373-1464.
The Light Factory Recycled Realities. John Willis. Still-life images found in bales of paper scraps create commentary on mass culture and communication. Members' Portfolio Gallery: Fast Food Dining Rooms, photographs by Ruth Dusseault. Records of utilitarian designs that go unnoticed in the urban fabric. Continues through Nov. 30. 809 W. Hill St. 704-333-9755.
McColl Center for Visual Art Fall 2002 Artists. Exhibition of work by the Fall 2002 Artists-In-Residence and Affiliate Artists. Dickinson Gallery. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 16. Free for members. $5 for non-members and $3 for students. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535.
McColl Center for Visual Art Clayworks Gallery Multiple Artists. Features handmade original and functional pottery by McColl Center faculty, affiliate artists and Clayworks members. Mon.-Sun. 301 E. 9th St. 704-332-5535.
McColl Center for Visual Art's Spirit Square Gallery Expressions in Clay. Five Clay Affiliate Artists from McColl Center for Visual Art: Don Cheek, Belinda Goodwin, Corine Guseman, Jennifer Kincaid, and Terry Shipley. Mon.-Fri. 11am-6pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-4pm. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 28. 345 N. College St. 704-332-5535.
Merrill-Jennings Galleries American Impressionism. The exhibit features contemporary interpretations of the style begun by French painters in the 1860's. As a special feature, works by Charles Parthesius will be exhibited. Continues through Nov. 27. 463 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-895-1213.
Myersart Gallery Works by Local Artists. Featuring functional and decorative works in clay by local artists including Mary Mason, Carolyn Carroll, John and Jan Myers, Sandra Delonis, Joyce Branch, Phyllis Graham, Patsy McAlpine, Sylvia and Sarah Coppola, Cindi Powell, Donald L. Foster, Kim Frazier, Shelly Johnston, Carolyn Burke, Corine Guseman, Alex and Mary Miller, Robert Hasselle, Jennifer Kincaid, Fran Brown, Vanessa Grubbs, Karen Kammer, Vicki Gill, Linda Dalton, Tom Risser, Lambeth Marshall, Gena Van Dyke, Marilynn Fairchild, Tim Peeples, Amy Sanders, Amy Hunt, and Keith and Kari Nelson. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,11 a.m.-5 p.m. & 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Works by Andy Smith. Exhibiting works by ceramic artist, Andy Smith. Smith has developed a style of raku pottery which incorporates traditional Oriental forms and tight geometrical design. Continues through Oct. 31. 1510 Camden Road. 704-790-2529.
Noel Gallery David Driskell, the artist. Noel Gallery provides an opportunity to experience another facet of this man with an exhibit of paintings. Continues through Oct. 29. Transamerica Square, 401 N. Tryon St. 704-343-0050.
Plantsylvania Garden Art. Items of art for the garden and pond by Rose Hawley. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1515 Camden Road. 704-334-5331.
Pope's Gallery Sheila Hamilton. Exhibiting lively oil paintings of still lifes as well as beach scenes including children, and mother and child. Myers Park Gallery. Continues through Oct. 31. Cher Cosper. Landscapes of far away places in oil. Exhibiting many original works of art by other local and regional artists in a variety of media. Arboretum Gallery. Continues through Oct. 31. 8016-900 Providence Rd. and 1035 Providence Rd. 704-541-3199 or 704-342-1774.
Pottery Central Featured Works. Salt fired dinnerware by Andrew Linton, and new raku fired pottery by Karen Linton. Tue.-Sat. 3534 Central Ave. 704-537-4477.
S. Lampke Fine Art and Design Collection of Works featuring oils and pastels. Also showing oil floorcloths, painted "Cottage" furniture, and a collection of hand knotted Persian Carpets. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1517 Camden Road, Studio #5. 704-362-1033.
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 wihin the features of the American landscape. Continues through Oct. 31. New Works. featuring works by nationally renowned Santa Fe artists Michael Lynch and David Ballew who recently collaborated on plein air painting in the Carolinas. Also - Baptiste, Henry Barnes, Laura Buxton, Dennis Campay, Amy Dobbs, Bonnie Brown Fergus, Robert Frank, William Jameson, Geoffrey Johnson, Downy Doxey-Marshall, Robert Marshall, Janet Powers, Sallie Quirk, R.A. Red Corn, Kim Schuessler, Marilyn Simandle, and Connie Withers. Mon.-Sun. 601-B Providence Rd. 704-334-7744.
Skillbeck Gallery Various Artists. A distinctive collection of contemporary American crafts. Features jewelry, ceramics, handblown glass, and a large selection of Judaica. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & Sunday 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 248 S. Sharon Amity Rd., Cotswold Village Shops, Courtyard. 704-366-8613.
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. Continues through Oct. 26. 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.
Thomas Thoune Gallery Children's Portraits. Second floor of Looby Loo. The portraits can be viewed by appointment only. Continues through Nov. 30. 228 East Blvd. 704-334-9087.
UNC-Charlotte The Peep Show. A new exhibit in the Cone Center. Two anonymous sculptors organized the exhibit. In choosing to remain anonymous, the artists dispel any accusations of sensationalism in order to attract personal attention. The works exhibited are confrontational, challenging and in some cases sexually explicit. The opening reception is Oct. 24 from 5-8pm. You must be 18 to view the artwork. Oct. 21-Nov. 1. Palette Cleanser. By Adriane Herman. Presented by UNC Charlotte Galleries. Rowe Arts Main Gallery. Continues through Oct. 25. 704-687-3315.
Winthrop University Galleries High and Low: Printmakers' Views of Society 1600-1800. Thirty-six prints from the collection of the Mint Museum of Art will expose the social, cultural, and political issues of their times. Continues through Oct. 27. 107 McLaurin, Rock Hill. 803-323-2493.