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19TH ANNUAL JURIED COMPETITION EXHIBITION Opening reception, Art Crawl & Awards Presentation Aug. 21, 6 p.m. Aug. 20-Sept. 21. Dalton Gallery. Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., Rock Hill, S.C. 803-328-2787. www.yorkcountyarts.org.

CHARLOTTE PAINTS: NEW WORKS BY FIVE CHARLOTTEANS Featuring art by Jim Chapman, Stephanie Neely, Angela Nesbit, Jane Schmidt and Darren Young. Opening reception Aug. 22, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Aug. 22-Sept. 16. Shain Gallery, 2823 Selwyn Ave. 704-334-7744. www.shaingallery.com.

HERB JACKSON, LYDIA MUSCO, RYAN O'MALLEY AND CORT SAVAGE. Opening reception Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. Aug. 29-Oct. 8. Van Every/Smith Galleries. Davidson College, 315 North Main St., Davidson. 704-894-2519. www3.davidson.edu.

THE NATURALIST'S WORLD Numerous painters, one photographer and one N.C. ceramist depict the many facets of the world's landscape. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Catawba Riverkeepers. Through Aug. 29. Elder Gallery, 1427 South Blvd. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.

MY CHARLOTTE -- REGIONAL REDSKY ARTISTS In honor of the gallery's five year anniversary, RedSky Gallery artists created works that represent their view of Charlotte. The show includes work by Svetlana Baklanova, Wil Bosbyshell, Andy Braitman, Loren DiBenedetto, Sylvia Coppola and many more. Through Sept. 11. RedSky Gallery, 1244 East Blvd. 704-377-6400. www.redskygallery.com.

SONGCATCHER: A VISUAL INTERPRETATION OF SOUND Through Aug. 30. Lark & Key Gallery, 453B E. 36th St. 704-379-1826. www.larkandkey.com.

THE LIGHT FACTORY'S FIRST JURIED ANNUALE. Juried by Julian Cox, this exhibition showcases work from emerging artists around the county who are pushing the photographic medium. Free. Through Sept. 9. Knight Gallery. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

THE LIGHT FACTORY'S 36TH ANNUAL MEMBERS SHOW All work exhibited is submitted by members of The Light Factory, from professional photographers to soccer moms and artists of all mediums. Now through Sept. 14. Middleton McMillian Gallery. The Light Factory, 345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.

THE DOG SHOW A collection of 12 Green Rice Artists display their dog art. Through Aug. 31. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.

September

JUDITH CUTLER Designated a "Master Pastelist" by the Pastel Society of America, her works will be on display. Opening reception Sept. 5, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 1-30. Main Gallery. The Art House, 3103 Cullman Ave. 704-962-9700. www.thearthouse.biz.

OPEN PASSAGE: SCOTT UPTON Upton's work is an abstraction of his life experiences. He works with bold complementary colors and kindred tones. Opening reception Sept. 5. 6 p.m. Sept. 2-Oct. 31. Center of the Earth Gallery, 3204 N. Davidson St. 704-375-5756. www.centeroftheearth.com.

TRUE GRIT CONTEMPORARY CRAFT EXHIBITION. Opening reception Sept. 26 featuring an artist talk with Mark Leach and Myra Gray. Sept. 12-Nov. 1. McColl Center for Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.

MOYE Solo photography show. Opening reception Sept. 5, 7 p.m.-10 p.m. Sept. 5-30. Glover Studios Gallery. The Art House, 3103 Cullman Ave. 704-962-9700. www.thearthouse.biz.

TONY HERNANDEZ: NEW ENCAUSTIC PAINTINGS AND WORKS ON PAPER Features figures adrift in nondescript landscapes. Sept. 5-Oct. 31. Hidell Brooks Gallery, 1910 South Blvd., Ste. 130. 704-334-7302. www.hidellbrooks.com.

DAVID SKINNER'S THE LAND OF THE BLUE RIDGE Featuring paintings of the Blue Ridge Mountains and surrounding areas. Sept. 5-30. Elder Gallery, 1427 South Blvd. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.

CHARLOTTE FOUST: UNSEEN PASSAGE Series of mixed media by Foust that explores a lifetime of memories and experiences that result in an imaginative waking dream. Opening reception Sept. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5-Nov. 2. Lark & Key Gallery, 453B E. 36th St. 704-379-1826. www.larkandkey.com.

JASON BASDEN, TOM FLEMING, BRACKEN JOHNSON: STORYTIME-3D SCULPTURES Exhibit will feature a variety of works from each artist that strive to bring out the inner child in viewers. Opening reception Sept. 5, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5-30. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.

POLITICAL REVOLUTION Art that deals with intellectual and philosophical developments, and moral and social reform. Opening reception Sept. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5-26. Charlotte Art League, 1517 Camden Road. 704-376-2787. www.charlotteartleague.org.

MORE OR LESS Michelle Harvey Collins is a Davidson College graduate, Her new solo exhibition explores a range of subject matter from landscapes to figurative works. Opening reception Sept. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5-30. Providence Gallery, 601-A Providence Road. 704-333-4535. www.providencegallery.net.

CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC ART Exhibit with all mosaic art. Opening reception Sept. 5, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Sept. 5-26. Ciel Gallery and Studio, 1519 Camden Road. 704-577-1254. www.cielcharlotte.com.

LANDSCAPES NEAR AND FAR: ANDY BRAITMAN This artist balances new techniques and his classic and ever-popular style of painting in this new show. His landscapes from Nova Scotia represent the cool waters, the boats and fishing houses of the northern province. In contrast, his Italian landscapes explore the warmth of the sun against the mountains of Siena. Opening reception Sept. 12, 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Sept. 12-Nov. 12. RedSky Gallery, 1244 East Blvd. 704-377-6400. www.redskygallery.com.

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