Check out these new exhibits, opening this week in Charlotte and the surrounding area.
A Queen and Her Crown: A Celebration of Natural Hair at UNC Charlotte: In honor of Black History month, UNC Charlotte is offering a variety of programs, one of which celebrates the natural hair of black women in the Charlotte community. Hair, a feature that most of us share a love/hate relationship with, is shown in its true form via photographs of an assortment of lovely ladies. Forget tedious styling and weaves of wonder; the textured beauty of natural hair prevails here. Free admission. Reception for the exhibit on Feb. 4, 5:30 p.m. Held in the Student Union, room 210. Exhibit continues through Feb. 28. UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd.
- Painting by Arthur Brouthers
at Gallery Deep: Voted "Best Club DJ" in CL
's 2013 Best of Charlotte issue, Arthur Brouthers is known around town for spinning at local hot spots and poppin' shindigs around town on a regular basis. It's one thing to see him in this type of setting and another to see him step away from the turntables to pursue other creative endeavours. Brouthers, also director of operations for Culture Initiative, showcases his latest artwork in this new solo exhibit, titled Beneath
. It consists of vibrant, textured, mixed-media paintings by Brouthers, whose works sometimes resemble computer-generated sound patterns and fluid-like flows. During the opening reception, there will also be music by Collectr. Free admission. Opening reception on Feb. 7, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Exhibit continues through April 3. Gallery Deep, 3206 N. Davidson St
- Donna Baldassari's "Going Home"
at Lark & Key Gallery and Boutique: The exhibit features contemporary landscapes by Donna Baldassari, Ellen Delaney, Katherine Mead and Ralston Fox Smith. Free admission. Opening reception on Feb. 7, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 7-March 29. 128 E. Park Ave., Suite B. 704-334-4616. www.larkandkey.com
30th Anniversary Exhibition at Jerald Melberg Gallery: The gallery celebrates the big 3-0 with an assortment of works by local and regional artists. Free admission. Feb. 8-March 29. 625 S. Sharon Amity Road. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.