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McColl Center for Visual Art Dis(Comfort). Featuring conceptual, interactive, electronic, hybrid media installations by John Osorio-Buck and Scott Townsend. Continues through March 19. The Green Shadow. Featuring works by Jeff Schmuki and Heather Lewis. Schmuki site-specific work will address fragility, decomposition and rebirth. Lewis' installations, paintings, wall and floor drawings and sculptures incorporate aspects of technology, light, shadows and gravity. Opening reception on April 15, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. April 15-Aug. 19. 721 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.
Mint Hill Arts Earth to Sky. Featuring select works, including pottery by Ralph Mello and paintings by Jennie Tomlin. March 11-31. Mint Hill Arts Annual Student Art Exhibit. April 8-May 5. Music Inspirations. Featuring art inspired by a childhood songs. May 13-June 2. Mint Hill Arts Annual Spring Juried Exhibit. Competitive show featuring an array of art by both members and non-members. June 10-30. Grace Building, 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. 704-545-0894. www.minthillarts.org.
Mint Museum Randolph Chanel: Designs for the Modern Woman. The exhibit presents 20th and 21st century works by one of the most renowned designers of women's garments in the world. May 21-Dec. 31. Chinese Court Robes: The Mint Museum Collection. A hierarchy of color and decoration distinguished the rank of the wearers, from the imperial family to general citizenry. Continues through Dec. 31. The Golden Age of English Art. The 18th century witnessed the "Golden Age of English Art" in which artists explored the variety and abundance of the times. Portraiture ranked high, but no aspect of English life was exempt from the artist's eye, which recorded the triumphs and changes in society. Continues through Dec. 31. The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now. The exhibition showcases an array of diverse and unique platform shoes from the 1930's through the present. Continues through May 30. The Transformed Self: Performance Masks of Mexico. The works presented in this exhibition come from the primary mask-producing regions of Mexico where dance performances commonly accompany religious rituals and civic events. This includes masks from the states of Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Sonora, Sinaloa, Michoacán, Hidalgo and Guerrero. Continues through Dec. 31. 2730 Randolph Road., Charlotte. 704-337-2009. www.mintmuseum.org.
The Mint Museum Uptown Attitude and Alchemy: The Metalwork of Gary Lee Noffke. Featuring Noffke's hollowware, flatware, and jewelry, the exhibit captures the artist's rebellious nature, while examining his methodology, his evolution of style and the impact he has made on the field of metal. April 2-Sept. 11. Closing Reception for Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection. Featuring discussions by leading international art scholars and artists. Thu., March 10, 3-7 p.m. Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection. The exhibition is comprised of functional and sculptural objects, from the 1980s through the present. It includes works by Lucie Rie, Julian Stair, Kate Malone and Grayson Perry. Continues through March 13. Conversations with Artists: Abstractionism. Deborah Norris and Jonathan Rice (represented by Green Rice Gallery) will discuss abstractionism. Tue., April 5, 7 p.m. From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland. The exhibit examines Henri's fascination with Irish landscape and people (particularly children), during the second half of his career. May 7-Aug. 7. Janet Biggs:Going to Extremes.New Visions: Contemporary Masterworks from Bank of America. The exhibition highlights strengths of Bank of America's post World War II collection. Works focus on intense color and geometry as an organizing principle. Artists in the exhibition, include Frank Stella, Ellsworth Kelly, Elizabeth Murray and Jennifer Bartlett, among others. Continues through April 17. 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-337-2009. www.mintmuseum.org.
Presbyterian Hospital Matthews Matthews Artist Guild Spring Show. Awards reception on Thursday, March 24, from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March 19-April 24. 1500 Matthews Township Pkwy, Matthews.
Providence Gallery Paul Simon Solo Show. Charlotte clothier and philanthropist Paul Simon presents his vibrant and bold interpretations of land and seascapes from across the Carolinas and Europe. Opening reception with the artist on Friday, April 1. April 1-29. The Everyday Extraordinary. Featuring new landscape paintings by Ann Watcher, Lita Gatlin and Isabel Forbes. Opening reception with the artists on Friday, March 11. March 11-31. 601 Providence Road, Suite A, Charlotte. 704-333-4535. www.providencegallery.net.
Redsky Gallery New Works by Lisa Creed, Alice DeLisle & Andrew Linton. Featuring art by mixed media painter Lisa Creed and ceramic artists Alice DeLisle and Andrew Linton. Opening reception on Friday, March 25, from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. March 25-May 10. New Works by Ingrid Amols and James Breed. Featuring paintings by Ingrid Amols and glass works by James Breed. Opening reception on Friday, May 13, from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. May 13-July 12. 1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120, Charlotte. 704-377-6400. www.redskygallery.com.