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CL's guide to dance, theater, comedy, spoken word, classical music and visual arts *indicates critics' picks.

Classical Music

The Charlotte Symphony Pops with Linda Eder Eder returns for her second performance with the Charlotte Symphony Pops. Conductor Albert-George Schram will lead the concerts, which will feature an evening of standards, Broadway hits and selections from Eder's most recent recordings. Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m. $15-64. Ovens Auditorium, 2700 E. Independence Blvd. 704-372-3600.

Fall Choral Concert The concert will be held in Belk Chapel. Wed., Oct. 23, 8 p.m. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

Grand Vistas and Violins The Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra will feature violinist Pip Clarke in the second concert of the 2002-03 season. Concert selections include Scottish Fantasy by Bruch, Academic Festival by Brahms, and the original movie soundtrack scores to Born Free and Schindler's List. Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. $20. Calvary Church, 5801 Pineville-Matthews Rd. 704-846-2788.

Jazz & Classical Essentials Sunday Brunch Borders will be playing jazz and classical music from their essential catalogs. Coffee and pastry provided. Sundays, 1-3 p.m. Free. Borders, 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-6261.

Melange a Trois Stories, mythology and poetry surrounded by the sounds of classical and jazz for cello and guitar. Burwell. Wed., Oct. 16, 8 p.m. Queens University, 1900 Selwyn Ave. 704-337-2213.

Queen Charlotte Chorus The Queen Charlotte Chorus of Sweet Adelines International present their annual show. Musical selections performed by the 65-member women's chorus paint the pictures of life in the South. Sat., Oct. 19, 7 p.m. $12 adults, $8 youth and seniors. Dana Auditorium, Queens University.

Symphony on the Square A free concert held annually by the Charlotte Symphony at the corner of Trade and Tryon Streets. Be sure to bring your lunch. Wed., Oct. 23, 12 p.m.

Three Mo' Tenors Marion J. Caffey brought these three voices together to fill the void of African American tenors on the operatic and classical concert stage. In one evening, these tenors cross seven musical forms and span four hundred years of music. Sat., Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. $18-45. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

Twelfth Night with CANTUS This all-male a cappella choir from St. Olaf, Minnesota returns to the McCelvey Center. The Twelfth Night Celebration will follow the concert. Have an opportunity to speak with this group as well as enjoy desserts, coffee and champagne. Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. $12 for CHC members, $15 for non-members. McCelvey Center, York, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. 803-684-3948.

University Choirs Concert Free and open to the public. Sun., Oct. 20, 3 p.m. Rowe Recital Hall, UNCC. 704-687-2472

Variety of Viols Presented by Carolina Pro Musica. Jeff Ferdon will be on hand to help inaugurate the treble viol- the most recent instrument acquired by the ensemble's members. Call or visit www.carolina promusica.org for more information. Fri., Oct. 18, 8:15 p.m. $12 regular admission, $6 for students and seniors. St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 1510 E. 7th St. 704-334-3468.

Comedy

Bayou Kitchen Extreme Improv. Completely improvised comedy shows based on your suggestions. Similar to "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Southern and Cajun dinner and drinks are available at the Bayou as well. Tell your server you are there to see the show for proper seating. Visit www.extremeimprov.com for details/reservations. Saturdays, 7 p.m. & 9 p.m. 1958 E 7th St. 1-866-467-7681.

*The Perch Theatre Perch Comedy. Cheerfully offending Charlotte since 1994. Showtimes are 9pm, 11pm, on Friday and Saturday nights, and an additional show on Saturdays at 1am. The 9pm show is non-smoking. The Talking Baby Talk Show is every Thursday at 9:30pm. Auditions are twice a year, next set is Nov. 4. Show 272: Oct. 18 & 19, 25 & 26. Performances are rated R for verbal content. www.theperch.com. Fri., Sat. $10/$8 for students with I.D. 1500 B. Central Ave. 704-372-7724.

Psychotic Pooch Live Sketch Comedy and Improv. Comedy rated NC-17 for situations and content. Large group rates available. Call for reservations, directions or more info. DJ after-party every Saturday. Fri., Sat., 11 p.m. 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

The Comedy Zone College Night and "SIN" (Service Industry Workers) Night. Get free admission for the 8pm show and with your Comedy Zone ticket, get in free to Have a Nice Day Cafe. Wednesdays. Paul Lyon. Oct. 16-19. Craig Shoemaker. Known as "The Love Master," he was the host of the ABC-TV special "Real Funny" and the VH1 game show "My Generation." Oct. 18-19. Judy Tenuta. Tenuta, "The Love Goddess," was the first stand-up to win Best Female Comedian at the American Comedy Awards. Oct. 25-26. 516 N. College St., Wed. & Thurs.- 8pm, Fri. & Sat.- 8pm, 10:15pm. 704-348-4242.

Dance

Coppelia Danced by the Shanghai Ballet. A full-length ballet in three acts. Choreographed by Pierre Lacotte. Belk Theater. Mon., Oct. 28, 8 p.m. $20-$75. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-527-6680.

Museums

Charlotte Museum of History/Hezekiah Alexander Homesite & American Freedom Bell Fact and Folklore: Exploring North Carolina's Unsolved Mysteries. An investigation into North Carolina's unsolved past. Both storytellers and scholars delve into one of the state's greatest unsolved mysteries- the Brown Mountain Lights. Sat., Oct. 19, 2-4 p.m. Free with regular museum admission. Highways & Byways of Our State. A photographic road trip of eclectic NC sites and scenes, all viewed from the state's Highways and Byways, using archival images from Our State: North Carolina magazine. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Jan. 12. Native American Plant Remedies. An exhibit of drawings, paintings, pastels and watercolors of flora and fauna used by early Native Americans as effective cures, accompanies the Native American Gardens on the Museum's grounds. Oct. 29-Dec. 3. Soldier's Stories: War in the First Person. Multimedia exhibit in the Millennium Gallery tells the personal stories of war as shared through the written and recorded war-time correspondence of soldiers from the region. A Charlotte Shout event. Continues through Sept. 30, 2003. Regular Museum admission. 3500 Shamrock Dr., Between Eastway and Sharon Amity. 704-568-1774.

*Levine Museum of the New South Americanos: Latino Life in the United States. An exhibition presenting an intimate portrait of the Latino community through the work of 30 prize-winning photographers. The museum will also feature oral histories and artifacts from the Charlotte-area Latino community. Oct. 26-Jan. 20. The New South's Love Affair with the Car. The exhibit explores four aspects of the South's relationship with the car. Vintage local photos, racing history, and more. Tue.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 31. 200 E. 7th St. 704-333-1887.

*Mint Museum of Art Celebrating the Legacy of Romare Bearden. A juried exhibition co-sponsored with McColl Center for Visual Art. North and South Carolina artists' works were selected by David C. Driskell and reflect the inspiration of Romare Bearden. The exhibition is in two parts: one half at the Mint Museum of Art and one half at Spirit Square. Oct. 10-Feb. 23. Charlotte's Own- Romare Bearden. An exhibition of 72 collages, prints and watercolors by Romare Bearden that are from private collections in the Charlotte area. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 27. Everyman's Gold. English lustreware from the Collection of John Elsley. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Dec. 1. Narratives of African American Art and Identity. The David C. Driskell Collection. Artists include Edward Bannister, Henry O. Tanner, Jacob Lawrence, Elizabeth Catlett, William Johnson, Romare Bearden and Sam Gilliam. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 27. 2730 Randolph Rd. 704-337-2000 or 704-333-MINT.

Mint Museum of Craft & Design Coming of Age. Traces the evolution of the museum's collection (1937 to the present), illustrating the work of some of the 20th and 21st century's craftspeople and designers. Tue.-Sun. Continues through April 6. Currents In Craft. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. Point of View: Public and Private Collecting Part I. Point of View demonstrates how materials, techniques and themes guide collectors on their quest to shape meaningful collections. Oct. 10-Feb. 23. Tradition & Change: 19th and 20th Century Craft At The Mint. Ongoing exhibit. Tue.-Sun. 220 N. Tryon St. 704-337-2009.

Museum of York County All About Cats. This exhibit features many of the world's cats including the well-known lion, tiger, jaguar, panther, and leopard, as well as the lesser known species. Continues through Sept. 14, 2003. An Historical Look at Visual Communication: Illustrators of the 20th Century. Visitors can view over 50 works from past and current members of the Society of Illustrators. Oct. 10-Jan. 5. Gatherin' Together: Scotch-Irish Lifeways in the Carolina Piedmont. Explore the origins of customs, traditions and lifeways of the Scotch-Irish through their language, music, folklore, religion, politics, industry, and decorative arts. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Feb. 2. Illustrator Vernon Grant: A Century of American Whimsy. This exhibit examines Grant's career that spanned seven decades. He produced gnomes, caricatures and nursery rhyme renderings, while his advertising icons sold a multitude of products. Continues through Oct. 5, 2003. 4621 Mount Gallant Rd., Rock Hill. 803-329-2121.

North Carolina Museum of History Flashback to the 60's. A collection of memorablila that significantly defines a period of profound social and cultural change in America. Continues through Sept. 28, 2003. 5 E. Edenton St., Raleigh. 919-715-0200.

Spoken Word

23 Studio/Pat's Tavern Open Mic Spoken Word Poetry Night. A chance for all local poets, drummers and entertainers to come showcase their talent. After each poetry session you can stay and listen to DJ Live and an up and coming musical act to follow. There will also be local incense, oil, art and jewelry vendors at the event. Thursdays. $5 before 10:30pm, $10 thereafter. 3209 N. Davidson St. 704-370-6107.

Club Myxx Organik Funk. Hip-Hop, Spoken Word open mic. Sundays, 9 p.m. $5. 3110 S. Tryon St. 704-623-0058.

Crystal on the Plaza Reggae Club Wisdom Wednesdays. Open Mic, Spoken Word, Poetry and other conscious thoughts and expressions. Word, Sound & Power...Roots, Culture & Knowledge. Hosted by Aquiyla and Nina, MC by Filmore, Musical Innervisions by DJ DR and DJ Justice. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 3018 The Plaza. 704-376-3799.

Swing 1000 Rhythm Theory Tuesdays. Enjoy open-mic poetry, music, and dancing. Doors open at 6pm. Poetry begins at 7:30pm. Tuesdays. Free before 7:15pm. 1000 Central Ave. 704-334-4443.

Theater: Openings

The Canterville Ghost Adapted by Marisha Chamberlain. Based on the story by Oscar Wilde. When the Otis family buys an English estate from Lord Canterville, they are warned that the castle comes with an unusual "extra": the 300-year-old ghost of Simon de Canterville. For ages 7 and up. Produced by the Children's Theatre of Charlotte. Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 19, 3 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.; Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 26, 3 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m. $10 general admission, $15 special reserved. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, directed by Sharon Green. $12 general admission $8 faculty/staff $6 students, at Duke Family Performance Hall. Recommended for ages 11 and up. Oct. 23, 8 p.m.; Oct. 24, 8 p.m.; Oct. 25, 8 p.m.; Oct. 26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m. Davidson College, Davidson. 704-894-2135.

Dracula OTTC artistic director Glenn Griffin directs his adaptation of the classic vampire story. Featuring Creative Loafing Actress of the Year 2001, Sheila Snow Proctor as Renfield. Oct. 30 is pay-what-you-can night. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 30-Nov. 2, 8 p.m. $15 adults, $12 students and seniors. Off-Tryon Theatre, 3143 Cullman Ave. 704-375-2826.

An Evening of One-Act Comedies The production includes The Actor's Nightmare and Ladies of the Mop, in the Joe V. Knox Auditorium of the Mooresville Citizens Center. Oct. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m. $5. Mooresville Community Theatre, 215 North Main St., Mooresville. 704-662-1025.

The Heart to Heart Theatre Ensemble Teenagers will present a public performance of Twist & Shout, a production dealing with relationship violence. Call to reserve seats. Thu., Oct. 17, 7:30 p.m. The performance is free, but seating is limited. Children's Theatre of Charlotte. 704-376-5745.

The Heiress Neglected by her father and left to her own devices, a young heiress yearns for true love. But when a young man comes calling, are his intentions honorable or is he a predatory suitor? Oct. 17-19, 7 p.m. $5 students, $7 adults. Northwest School of the Arts. 704-343-5500.

Little Red Riding Hood Presented by Opera Express. This group will enchant children and adults alike as they present this children's fairy tale with dramatic action and music. Reservations are recommended. Fri., Oct. 25, 10 a.m. $3. McCelvey Center, York, 212 E. Jefferson St., York. 803-684-3948 ext.21.

M. Butterfly The Charlotte Repertory Theatre presents David Henry Hwang's 1988 Tony Award-winning play. In a parallel to Puccini's Madame Butterfly, it tells the story of a French diplomat and his love affair with a Chinese opera star who fulfills his fantasies of exotic sexuality. Booth Playhouse. Call or visit www.charlotterep.org to order tickets. Oct. 19, 8 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2 p.m.; Oct. 22-24, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m.; Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 3, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 6-7, 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 8-9, 8 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2 p.m. $24-31.50. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-372-1000.

The Marriage of Figaro Opera Carolina begins its newly extended 2002-03 mainstage season with Mozart's comedy, The Marriage of Figaro, the sequel to the 2001-02 season's closing production of The Barber of Seville. Belk Theater. Oct. 17, 8 p.m.; Oct. 19, 8 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2 p.m. $10-$78. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

The Sci-fi Political Psychodrama Weekends The show opens with one of Rod Sterling's best Twilight Zone episodes in the hospital room of "Patient 307." Next, on the mainstage is Closet Land: an author accused of inserting subliminal anti-government messages into her children's stories endures humiliation and torture for refusing to sign a false confession. Oct. 24-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 8 p.m.; Nov. 7-9, 8 p.m. $15. Hart-Witzen Gallery, 611 W. 5th St. 704-334-1177.

Three Moons Performance Art Collaborative presents a 2-hour show of music, theater, and performance poetry featuring the work of local songwriter Douglas Welton, local playwright Ann Marie Oliva, and Atlanta performance poet David Schuster. Mon., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m. $5 at the door. The Evening Muse, 3227 N. Davidson St. 704-875-6112.

A Tribute to Lewis Grizzard A new one-man show starring South Carolina actor Bill Oberst, Jr. as Grizzard. Sat., Oct. 19, 8 p.m. $15 adults/seniors; $5 students. Saluda Trail Middle School Auditorium, 2300 Saluda Rd., Rock Hill. 803-328-2787.

Under the Sycamore Tree A story full of pokes at human behavior and the fragility of the human condition. Performed in the Rowe Arts Building's Rowe Theater. Oct. 16-19, 8 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2 p.m.; Oct. 23-26, 8 p.m. $5 students, $6 faculty, $10 general public. UNC-Charlotte. 704-687-2599.

Theater: Ongoing

*The Laramie Project The Actor's Theatre of Charlotte presents this drama that explores the depths to which humanity can sink and the heights of compassion of which we are capable. Opening night will be followed by an open wine & cheese reception. Oct. 15 at 7:30pm is "Pay What You Can Night," and every Thurs. night performance is followed by a talk-back session with the cast and director. Visit actorstheatrecharlotte.org for more information. Oct. 16-17, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 18-19, 8 p.m.; Oct. 23-24, 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 25-26, 8 p.m.; Oct. 27, 2 p.m. $15-20. Spirit Square, 345 N. College St. 704-372-1000.

*Mamma Mia It's ABBA's greatest hits woven into three love stories. Oct. 15-17, 8 p.m.; Oct. 18, 8:15 p.m.; Oct. 19, 2 p.m. & 8:15 p.m.; Oct. 20, 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. $20-$67. Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 130 N. Tryon St. 704-348-5800.

A Taste of Broadway an ongoing musical theatre revue that will combine fine food with the flavor of Broadway. Sundays, 5-9 p.m. $10 per person for show only. Food costs extra. Swing 1000, 1000 Central Ave. 704-334-4443.

Visual Arts: Openings

Crazy Jane's Local and National Artists. Works by Ellyn Bernstein, Charlotte Foust, Mike Watson and Rod Uriner. Acrylics, oils, mixed media, and glass art. Mon.-Sat. 1817 Hawkins Street. 704-332-5454.

Davidson College Jimmy O'Neal and Alex Clark. O'Neal's exhibition, "Speculum," will be on display Oct. 18- Dec. 4. in the William Van Every Gallery. The Edward M. Smith Gallery will present a new series of paintings by Alex Clark entitled, "Invisible Cities" from Oct. 18- Nov. 20. A public reception for both artists will be held from 7-9pm on Oct. 17 in the atrium of the Belk Visual Arts Center. Oct. 17-Dec. 4. Davidson. 704-894-2244.

Gallery L Feelin' Groovy: Rock n' Roll Graphics, 1966-70. This exhibit explores the vivid colors, obtuse lettering and imagery of rock n' roll posters, while tracing the development of the psychedelic style. Oct. 20-Nov. 30. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.

Joie Lassiter Gallery Fragments. Maja Godlewska. A one woman show, playing with abstraction and figurativism, spirituality and humanity. Opening reception: Oct. 18 from 6:30-9:30pm. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 30. 318 E 9th. 704-373-1464.

The Light Factory Recycled Realities. John Willis. Still-life images found in bales of paper scraps create commentary on mass culture and communication. Members' Portfolio Gallery: Fast Food Dining Rooms, photographs by Ruth Dusseault. Records of utilitarian designs that go unnoticed in the urban fabric. Opening reception: Oct. 19 from 6-9pm. Gallery talk at 7pm. Oct. 19-Nov. 30. 809 W. Hill St. 704-333-9755.

Merrill-Jennings Galleries American Impressionism. The exhibit features contemporary interpretations of the style begun by French painters in the 1860's. As a special feature, works by Charles Parthesius will be exhibited. Oct. 19-Nov. 27. 463 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-895-1213.

Visual Arts: Ongoing

Afro-American Cultural Center Eros Negras: Encountering the Black Female Body. An exhibition that explores the sexuality, sensuality and eroticism of black women from a socio-political perspective in a contemporary world. Oct. 10-Nov. 30. 401 N. Myers St. 704-374-1565.

Art 1 Gallery The 5th Annual "I Am Woman" Exhibition and Competition. The exploration and provocative interpretation of women and womanhood as expressed by participating artists from New York to Florida. I Am Woman is an open show rather than a juried show. Works by both male and female artists are accepted and must pertain to the I Am Woman theme. Oct. 10-25. 170 W. Franklin Blvd., Gastonia. 704-854-8800.

Art Institute of Charlotte Gallery Jazz Series. A series of paintings by Asheville artist, Patrick Symonds. Oct. 10-31. 2110 Water Ridge Parkway. 704-357-8020.

Artists' Atelier Carolina Open Studios. By appointment. Ongoing exhibits feature paintings and mixed media by popular North Carolina Artists: Peggy Hutson Weston, Fay M. Miller, Carol Mueller, Betty G. Robinson; Photography by Waldo Miller; and sculptures by Greg Weston. Studios are open to the public, gallery owners, designers and art connoisseurs. Please call for an appointment. Mon.-Sun. 220 W. 10th St. 704-347-2781.

ArtMakers Gallery and Studios Current Feature. Watercolors, oils and acrylics by Nancy Couick and Kelley Sanford. Tue.-Sat. 515 Fenton Pl. 704-916-0140.

Bank of America Gallery A Century of Landscape Exploration: 1845-1945. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 6. Hearst Tower, 114 N. Tryon St. 704-386-7324.

Bank of America Plaza Space, Structure and Vision. Curated by Joie Lassiter Gallery. Featuring works by Mary Edith Alexander, Helene Brandt, Gary Byrd, Lluis Lleo, Ran Ortner, Karen Rifas, Thomas Rose, Idamarie Spurr, Mike Wsol. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Nov. 15. 101 South Tryon Street. 704-373-1464.

Beatties Ford Road Library A New Historic West End Vision. See the plans in store for the revitalization of the Historic West End. This new vision, conceptualized by residents and business leaders, will be illustrated with graphics and maps. Oct. 10-31. 2412 Beatties Ford Rd. 704-432-6706.

Blue Pony Gallery & Press La Femme. New monotypes celebrating the female figure, by Linda Lacroix. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Oct. 26. 3202A N. Davidson St. 704-334-9390.

Center of the Earth Gallery New Work by Chris Stephens. Stephens uses vibrant colors to portray the landscapes of the Shenandoah Valley. Also featuring a small selection of new work by Louis St. Lewis. Oct. 10-26. 3204 N Davidson St. 704-375-5756.

Charlotte Art League Fall Into Art. Annual Members Only Juried Competition, sponsored this year by The Crosland Group, Inc., and Binder's Art Supply. Artist's reception and awards presentation from 6-9pm on Oct. 4 during the First Friday Gallery Crawl. Oct. 10-Nov. 4. 1517 Camden Rd. 704-376-2787.

Charlotte Public Library Celebrating 75 years of Theatre Charlotte. The exhibit features programs, cast photos and other memorabilia from three-quarters of a century of theatrical productions. Carolina Room, third floor. Oct. 10-Jan. 5. Block Party: Original Art from "What Do Animals Do On The Weekend?". An exhibit of original artwork from NFP's first children's book by writer and illustrator, Lauren Faulkenberry. Carnegie Gallery, third floor. Oct. 10-Jan. 5. 310 N. Tryon St. 704-336-2020.

Christa Faut Gallery Solo Exhibition. "Romare Bearden," Friday 10am-5pm, Saturday 10am-3pm. Fri., Sat., 10 a.m. Continues through Nov. 18. Prints by Romare Bearden. Solo exhibition "Prints." Opening reception, Oct. 11 from 6-8pm. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 18. 19818 N. Cove Rd., Cornelius. 704-892-5312.

Elder Art Gallery Art That Inspired Robert Frost. The works of Leon Makielski - American Impressionist. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 26. 1427 S. Blvd. 704-370-6337.

Foust Studio Fall Installation. New work by Charlotte Foust. Wednesday through Friday or by appointment. Mon.-Sun., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through Nov. 1. 5200 Park Rd., Suite 115. 704-525-7989.

Gallery W.D.O. October Exhibit. Hoss Haley- Steel and Concrete Sculpture. Byron Temple- A Tribute to Fifty Years, Clay. After a series of debilitating strokes, Byron Temple passed away on April 14th at the age of 68. The October show is a tribute to and celebration of Byron's life and work. Oct. 10-31. Hearst Plaza Suite No. 1, 214 North Tryon St. 704-333-9123.

Gaston County Public Library Art for Animals. Original artworks by regional artists depicting exotic and domestic animals, presented on behalf of the Gaston County Humane Society and coordinated by Gloria Lowery. Call for information about other current or upcoming library exhibits. Oct. 10-31. 1555 East Garrison Blvd, Gastonia. 704-868-2167.

Hidell Brooks Gallery Tony Hernandez- Cold Country. Hidell Brooks Gallery is pleased to announce their fourth solo exhibition for Tony Hernandez. Oct. 10-26. 1910 S. Blvd. Suite 130. 704-334-7302.

Hodges Taylor Gallery Portraits. An exhibition of photographs by Carolyn Demeritt. Oct. 10-Nov. 30. Virginia Scotchie and Randy Shull. Scotchie and Shull share a love of form, color, and texture in their work, each having found a very personal and unique approach to their materials. Oct. 10-26. 401 N. Tryon St. 704-334-3799.

Jerald Melberg Gallery Romare Bearden Revisited. The exhibition will feature unique collages, watercolors and prints available for acquisition. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 2. 3900 Colony Rd. 704-365-3000.

Joie Lassiter Gallery "Passages" by Norman Mooney. Showing a group of works created over a 5 year span by a contemporary Irish artist. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Oct. 16. 318 E 9th. 704-373-1464.

McColl Center for Visual Art Fall 2002 Artists. Exhibition of work by the Fall 2002 Artists-In-Residence and Affiliate Artists. Dickinson Gallery. Tue.-Sat. Continues through Nov. 16. Free for members. $5 for non-members and $3 for students. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535.

McColl Center for Visual Art Clayworks Gallery Multiple Artists. Features handmade original and functional pottery by McColl Center faculty, affiliate artists and Clayworks members. Mon.-Sun. 301 E. 9th St. 704-332-5535.

McColl Center for Visual Art's Spirit Square Gallery Expressions in Clay. Five Clay Affiliate Artists from McColl Center for Visual Art: Don Cheek, Belinda Goodwin, Corine Guseman, Jennifer Kincaid, and Terry Shipley. Mon.-Fri. 11am-6pm; Sat. 11am-5pm; Sun. 1-4pm. Mon.-Sun. Continues through Oct. 28. 345 N. College St. 704-332-5535.

Merrill-Jennings Galleries Potpourri. A group show featuring oil still-life paintings by Loren DiBenedetto, oil florals by Charles Jay, and watercolors by Jane Braxton. Mon.-Sat. Continues through Oct. 18. 463 S. Main St., Davidson. 704-895-1213.

Myersart Gallery Works by Local Artists. Featuring functional and decorative works in clay by local artists including Mary Mason, Carolyn Carroll, John and Jan Myers, Sandra Delonis, Joyce Branch, Phyllis Graham, Patsy McAlpine, Sylvia and Sarah Coppola, Cindi Powell, Donald L. Foster, Kim Frazier, Shelly Johnston, Carolyn Burke, Corine Guseman, Alex and Mary Miller, Robert Hasselle, Jennifer Kincaid, Fran Brown, Vanessa Grubbs, Karen Kammer, Vicki Gill, Linda Dalton, Tom Risser, Lambeth Marshall, Gena Van Dyke, Marilynn Fairchild, Tim Peeples, Amy Sanders, Amy Hunt, and Keith and Kari Nelson. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.,11 a.m.-5 p.m. & 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Works by Andy Smith. Exhibiting works by ceramic artist, Andy Smith. Smith has developed a style of raku pottery which incorporates traditional Oriental forms and tight geometrical design. Oct. 10-31. 1510 Camden Road. 704-790-2529.

Noel Gallery David Driskell, the artist. Noel Gallery provides an opportunity to experience another facet of this man with an exhibit of paintings. Oct. 10-29. Transamerica Square, 401 N. Tryon St. 704-343-0050.

Plantsylvania Garden Art. Items of art for the garden and pond by Rose Hawley. Mon.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. 1515 Camden Road. 704-334-5331.

Pope's Gallery Cher Cosper. Landscapes of far away places in oil. Exhibiting many original works of art by other local and regional artists in a variety of media. Arboretum Gallery. Oct. 10-31. Sheila Hamilton. Exhibting lively oil paintings of still lifes as well as beach scenes including children, and mother and child. Myers Park Gallery. Oct. 10-31. 8016-900 Providence Rd. and 1035 Providence Rd. 704-541-3199 or 704-342-1774.

Pottery Central Featured Works. Salt fired dinnerware by Andrew Linton, and new raku fired pottery by Karen Linton. Tue.-Sat. 3534 Central Ave. 704-537-4477.

S. Lampke Fine Art and Design Collection of Works. featuring oils and pastels. Also showing oil floorcloths, painted "Cottage" furniture, and a collection of hand knotted Persian Carpets. Tue.-Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 1517 Camden Road, Studio #5. 704-362-1033.

Shain Fine Art Originals American Landscape- Contemporary Nostalgia. Works by Andrew Braitman. This exhibit invites the viewer to appreciate the world as we know it today while reflecting on changes occuring within the features of the American landscape. Oct. 10-31. New Works. featuring works by nationally renowned Santa Fe artists Michael Lynch and David Ballew who recently collaborated on plein air painting in the Carolinas. Also - Baptiste, Henry Barnes, Laura Buxton, Dennis Campay, Amy Dobbs, Bonnie Brown Fergus, Robert Frank, William Jameson, Geoffrey Johnson, Downy Doxey-Marshall, Robert Marshall, Janet Powers, Sallie Quirk, R.A. Red Corn, Kim Schuessler, Marilyn Simandle, and Connie Withers. Mon.-Sun. 601-B Providence Rd. 704-334-7744.

Skillbeck Gallery Various Artists. A distinctive collection of contemporary American crafts. Features jewelry, ceramics, handblown glass, and a large selection of Judaica. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. & 10 a.m.-8 p.m. 248 S. Sharon Amity Rd., Cotswold Village Shops, Courtyard. 704-366-8613.

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