Charlotte art openings

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Both the NoDa Gallery Crawl and the South End Gallery Crawl will blast the Q.C. with an explosion of art tonight. Check below for some special art openings and events, kicking off this weekend.

Dan Allegrucci's "Explosion"
  • Dan Allegrucci's "Explosion"

• Tonight, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., is the opening reception for Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique’s newest exhibition Woodcut Prints by Dan Allegrucci with featured potter Ronan Peterson. While both artists’ works vary in mediums, they offer viewers something cool to gaze upon. Allegrucci’s woodcut prints are of things like explosions, among other things. On the other hand, Peterson’s ceramic works reflect nature, including the North Carolina mountains, and comic books. The exhibition continues through Aug. 30. Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique is located in NoDa at 453 E. 36th St., Ste. B. For more information, call 704-379-1826.

Dirk Walker's "On St. Mark's Square"
  • Dirk Walker's "On St. Mark's Square"

• Also tonight, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Elder Gallery will have the opening reception for its Young-Fresh-New, an annual exhibition of paintings by artists - including Cynthia Anderson, Lance Hewison, Martin Hvattum and Gopika Sitwala of San Francisco; Martha Armstrong of Boston; Lara Martini and Susu Pianchupattana of New York; and Dirk Walker of Birmingham - from cities across the nation. Elder Gallery's press release states, "Artists were chosen based upon uniqueness of painting style, quality of work, projected appeal for our marketplace, and affordability." The exhibition will continue through Aug. 31. Elder Gallery is located at 1427 South Blvd., Ste. 101. For more information, call 704-370-6337.

Mark Doepker's "Christy"
  • Mark Doepker's "Christy"

• Artist Mark Doepker is making his mark tonight at The Art House with an opening reception, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m., for his solo exhibition, titled In the Meantime. The exhibition features a variety of drawings, paintings and wall sculptures, inspired by group classes he attended with live models on his quest to better learn the art of drawing people. The exhibition continues through Aug. 31. The Art House is located in NoDa at 3103 Cullman Ave. For more details, call 704-962-9700.

• Folks are invited to come out to McColl Center for Visual Art for Trace of Tryon, a community art project, started by McColl Center for Visual Art’s affiliate artist, Rebecca Aloisio and Charlotte artist, Emily Dallmeyer. The finished tracings for Trace of Tryon - done by folks who live, work, go to school, shop or just frequently hang out on Tryon Street - will be on display at McColl Center for Visual Arts’ Open Studio Saturday on Aug. 8, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Whether you participated in this special project or not, it’s worth checking out. McColl Center for Visual Art is located at 721 N. Tryon St. For more information, call 704-332-5535.

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