As the headline suggests, here are a few picks of exhibition openings and art events to check out this weekend in Charlotte as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
Art Charlotte Through the Lens. Features photography by Sarah DeShields, John Dunlap, Bob Macek, Loren Rodgers and Cyndi Schick. Reception on Fri., April 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibition continues through May 14. Art Charlotte, 205 W. Worthington Ave. 704-916-9278. www.artcharlotte.com.
Charlotte Art Collective Show at Avondale Presbyterian Church Featuring 20 local professional and emerging artists offering fine art and crafts, as well as pottery, sculptures, jewelry, paintings, collages, fiber art and more. The Public Library will benefit from all proceeds of raffle tickets purchased. For more information, visit www.charlotteartcollective.com. Sat., April 17, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Avondale Presbyterian Church, 2821 Park Road.
Lake Norman Art League Gallery Lake Norman Art League 2010 Spring Exhibit. Opening and awards ceremony on Fri., April 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibition continues through May 14. Lake Norman Art League Gallery, 442 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-620-4450. www.lknart.org.
McColl Center For Visual Art Fried: Franco Mondini Ruiz. A site specific installation that will be comprised of sculptures, paintings and food that celebrates issues of history, cultural diversity and contemporary American culture through the use of a fried theme. Opening reception is Fri., April 16, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibition continues through Aug. 21. McColl Center For Visual Art, 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.
Charlotte Arts Catalyst's First Days Silent Auction at Reel Works Studios Charlotte Arts Catalyst will hold a silent art auction exhibiting the works of more than 40 artists from across the region.The exhibit will be open from 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Proceeds will go to the organizations effort to secure and develop a community arts space. Live Jazz will be performed by Brent Bagwell, Michael Houseman and Troy Conn and experimental films by Ross Wilbanks will be screened. Bidding will close at 9 p.m. and winners will be announced at 9:15 p.m. Sat., April 17, 6-10 p.m. Reel Works Studios, 817 Hamilton St.
Tres' Chouette Goddities and Sundry Paintings. Beth McLaughlin Feeback's acrylic paintings depict the Last Supper as reenacted by cats, bloody sheep on Calvary Hill and more. Opening reception on Fri., April 16. Exhibition continues through May 6. Tres' Chouette, 1900 Shamrock Dr.