The new and improved Hidell Brooks Gallery just closed its 15 Year Anniversary Group show and is keeping the space occupied with three solo exhibits for the summer. Still-life paintings by artist Benjamin Shamback reflect natural items like flowers and shells, while Tony Hernandez creates carefree encaustic paintings out of oil pigments on birch panel with layers of beeswax and damar resin melted together.
Also included are surreal landscape paintings by artist Ron Porter, who adds in unlikely elements, like big rig trucks.
Opening reception on June 7, from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Exhibit continues through Aug. 31. Hidell Brooks Gallery, 1910 South Blvd., Suite 130. 704-334-7302