As the headline suggests, here are a few picks of exhibition openings and receptions to check out this week in Charlotte as selected by the folks at Creative Loafing.
Mosaic Vision. Featuring a collection of messages in square format (mosaics) by various artists. Exhibit opens on Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 31. Reception on Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Ciel Gallery, 1519 Camden Road, Charlotte. 704-577-1254. www.cielcharlotte.com.
Divine Introspection. Featuring a solo exhibition of paintings by South Carolina artist Carl Blair. Exhibit opens on Dec. 3 and continues through Dec. 31. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Elder Gallery, 1427 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.
Grand Opening of Fluxomat Gallery. Its art in action, its a concept, its a game. The "other" gallery by Jacqueline Heer. Each month a different artist will bring objects of their choosing to the gallery where they will be declared as art. Pieces in the exhibit will be sold at a higher starting cost, which will decrease in price ($10 less to be exact) each day. At the end of the month unsold pieces will be sold for $1 (Yes, I said $1!). Reception on Friday, Dec. 3, from 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Fluxomat, 1401 Central Ave., Charlotte. 704-995-3877. www.fluxomat.com.
A Few of My Favorite Things. Green Rice Gallery artists bring their favorite pieces together for this exhibition. Opening reception on Fri., Dec. 3, 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Jan. 30. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (hours extended to 9 p.m. during NoDa gallery crawls on the first and third Fridays of each month); Saturdays, 12 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sundays, 12 p.m.-5 p.m. Green Rice Gallery, 451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.green-rice.com.
Holiday Group Exhibition. Showcasing new works by current gallery artists, such as Duy Huynh, Charlotte Foust and Anna Japp, as well as new artists to the gallery, including Kathe Fraga and Honora Jacob. Opening reception on Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Jan. 29. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Gallery hours: Lark & Key Gallery (Southend location), 128 E. Park Ave., Suite B, Charlotte. 704-334-4616. www.larkandkey.com.
Holiday Square Works Show. Featuring more than 150 original pieces of art - 20 x 20 or smaller - in various mediums by 80 artists from across the Carolinas. Opening reception with the artists on Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Jan. 30. Providence Gallery, 601 Providence Road, Suite A, Charlotte. 704-333-4535. www.providencegallery.net.
Holiday Group Show. Featuring new works from artists Geoffrey Johnson, Veronica Clark and Amy Dobbs. Opening reception on Friday, Dec. 3, from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. Exhibit continues through Dec. 31. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Shain Gallery, 2823 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-334-7744. www.shaingallery.com.
Window Series. Featuring new works by artist Scott Partridge. Collages by David Buckle will also be on display. Fri., Dec. 3, 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Southend Home, 1710 Camden Road, Charlotte. 704-332-5220.
Courting Charlotte. Featuring new works by British artist Jennifer E. Price. Exhibit opens on Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 18. Opening reception on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Held in the Student Union Gallery. BFA Group 2 (Graphic Design). Held in Rowe Arts Gallery. Exhibit opens on Dec. 1 and continues through Dec. 10. Art Ed. Held in Rowe Side Gallery. Exhibit opens on Dec. 6 and continues through Dec. 17. UNC-Charlotte Galleries, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte. 704-687-0189. www.coaa.uncc.edu/performances-exhibitions/rowe-arts-gallery.