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THE LIGHT FACTORY My Family, Our Stories. Outreach Exhibition featuring English as Second Language students. Offers a glimpse into the lives of those who recently immigrated to Charlotte and the US. Countries of origin include Mexico, Puerto Rico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia Russia, Vietnam, Jordan, El Salvador, Turkey, India and more. Held in Loch Walker and Skyway Galleries. Continues through Aug. 1. The Light Factory Fourth Juried Annuale. Features a variety of works by photographers and artists across the country, as selected by The Light Factory. Held in Knight Gallery. May 31-Sept. 25. The 40th Annual Members Show. Showcases works in a variety of mediums and formats by The Light Factory's diverse member base. Held in Middleton McMillan Gallery. May 23-Aug. 28.345 N. College St. 704-333-9755. www.lightfactory.org.
MCCOLL CENTER FOR VISUAL ART The Green Shadow. Featuring works by Jeff Schmuki and Heather Lewis. Schmuki site-specific work will address fragility, decomposition and rebirth. Lewis' installations, paintings, wall and floor drawings and sculptures incorporate aspects of technology, light, shadows and gravity. Continues through Aug. 19. 721 N. Tryon St. 704-332-5535. www.mccollcenter.org.
MINT HILL ARTS Music Inspirations. Featuring art inspired by a childhood songs. Continues through June 2. Mint Hill Arts Annual Spring Juried Exhibit. Competitive show featuring an array of art by both members and non-members. June 10-30. 7714 Matthews-Mint Hill Road. 704-545-0894. www.minthillarts.org.
MINT MUSEUM RANDOLPH Chanel: Designs for the Modern Woman. The exhibit presents 20th and 21st century works by one of the most renowned designers of women's garments in the world. May 21-Dec. 31. Chinese Court Robes. A hierarchy of color and decoration distinguished the rank of the wearers of robes in China. Continues through Dec. 31. The Golden Age of English Art. Portraiture ranked high, but no aspect of English life was exempt from the artist's eye, which recorded the triumphs and changes in society. Continues through Dec. 31. The Heights of Fashion: Platform Shoes Then and Now. The exhibition showcases an array of diverse and unique platform shoes from the 1930's through the present. Continues through May 30. The Transformed Self: Performance Masks of Mexico. The works presented in this exhibition come from the primary mask-producing regions of Mexico where dance performances commonly accompany religious rituals and civic events. This includes masks from the states of Veracruz, Puebla, Tlaxcala, Sonora, Sinaloa, Michoacán, Hidalgo and Guerrero. Continues through Dec. 31. 2730 Randolph Road. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
MINT MUSEUM UPTOWN Attitude and Alchemy: The Metalwork of Gary Lee Noffke. Featuring Noffke's hollowware, flatware, and jewelry, the exhibit captures the artist's rebellious nature, while examining his methodology, his evolution of style and the impact he has made on the field of metal. Continues through Sept. 11. From New York to Corrymore: Robert Henri and Ireland. The exhibit examines Henri's fascination with Irish landscape and people (particularly children), during the second half of his career. Continues through Aug. 7. Janet Biggs:Going to Extremes. Video artist Biggs' commissioned work, Duet (which is focused on NASCAR racing) will be featured. Continues through May 29. Romare Bearden: Southern Recollections. Exhibition will inlcude approximately 75 works of art that span the career of the internationally renowned Charlotte born artist. Sept. 2-Jan. 8. 500 S. Tryon St. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.
REDSKY GALLERY New Works by Ingrid Amols and James Breed. Featuring paintings by Ingrid Amols and glass works by James Breed. Continues through July 12. 1523 Elizabeth Ave., Suite 120. 704-377-6400. www.redskygallery.com.
WINTHROP UNIVERSITY GALLERIES Works by Pam Winegard and Janet Lasher. Mixed-media installation held in Lewandowski Student Gallery. Sept. 5-16. Works by Cherith Lundin. Through drawing, painting, and site-specific installations, Lundin's recent work explores ordinary, yet overlooked spaces. Held in Rutledge Gallery. Sept. 12-Oct. 28. Counterpoints: Space and Form. Featuring two-dimensional and three-dimensional artwork expressing viewpoints about space and form.Artists include Alice Ballard, Roger Dalrymple, Paul Yanko and Enid Williams. Held in Patrick Gallery. Sept. 12-Oct. 28. 107 McLaurin, Rock Hill. 803-323-2493.