Check out these new exhibits and arts events, happening this week in Charlotte and the surrounding area.
Taylor Thomas exhibit reception at Sozo Gallery: Featured artist Taylor Thomas will speak about her abstract paintings. Refreshments will be available, too. It's also a good time to check out this still fairly new gallery, located in Hearst Tower. Reception on July 18, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sozo Gallery, 214 N. Tryon St. 704-578-8457. www.sozogallery.net.