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Arts Agenda

CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts
indicates critics' picks.

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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. Continues through Nov. 30. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Art 1 Gallery Shaping Space: Perspectives in Culture. Featuring Chad Nichols and David Pollard. Continues through Dec. 31. Holiday Gallery. A 3-week celebration of small arts and crafts for sale by regional artists that are made available at Art 1 Gallery. Special prices and original gift ideas, artworks and greeting cards will be made available. Continues through Dec. 28. 170 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-854-8800.

Art Institute of Charlotte Gallery Charlotte Quilters Guild Show. The Charlotte Quilter's Guild seeks to provide charitable and educational opportunities for its members. A reception will be held on Nov. 21 from 5:30-7pm. Continues through Nov. 30. 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.

Blue Pony Gallery & Press A Journey. New monotypes by Mary Lou Sussman. Also paintings and mixed media work by Jan Kinslowe, Liisa Salosaari Jasinski, Bruce Shores and Linda Vista. NoDa Gallery Crawls 1st and 3rd Fridays from 6-9pm. Continues through Nov. 30. 3202A N. Davidson St. 704-334-9390.

Center of the Earth Gallery Maggie Taylor: Looking Back. Taylor creates symbolic images using photography as well as computer generated imagery, often appropriating Victorian photographs. Continues through Dec. 28. 3204 N Davidson St. 704-375-5756.

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.

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. Continues through Nov. 30. 1423 E. 4th St. 704-375-7232.

CPCC Art Gallery Divergence: Two Approaches to Organic Form. Jill Allen and Mary Mason. Both artists question the notion, so common in Western culture, that art and use are mutually exclusive. However, their specific sources of imagery are quite different and they have chosen artistic genre that are often thought to be diametrically opposed. Continues through Dec. 8. P.O. Box 35009. 704-330-6480.

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 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. 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. Davidson. 704-892-8528.

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 Recent Paintings and Sculptures by Wayne Trapp. Oil paintings, drawings and sculptures. Continues through Nov. 30. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.

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. Continues through Nov. 30. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.

Gallery Tudiboo L'art pour L'art. A skateboard art show consisting of almost 100 skateboards painted and sculpted by almost 50 tattooists. Continues through Nov. 24. 1501 South Tryon St. 704-358-9008.

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. Continues through 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. Continues through Nov. 30. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.

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