McColl Center For Visual Art's exhibit, Dis(Comfort) (opening reception on Jan. 21, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m.) features artists John Osorio-Buck and Scott Townsend. Osorio-Buck has built his own camper-inspired traveling vessels made from recycled materials, symbolizing "the American pioneering spirit and a failed utopia." Meanwhile, Townsend's interactive installations are described as using "narrative and personal history to engage viewers as they explore globalization, immigration and economics."
Exhibit continues through March 19. Free. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.