This Saturday (Feb.26), a new exhibit opens at Jerald Melberg Gallery. Titled Flora Dreams: Paintings and Works on Paper, the showcase features art by Robert Kushner, known for his paintings (see his pictured work, “Pink Lilac”) of flowers and plant forms that are richly adorned with shapes and texture. Visit early for Coffee & Conversation with the Artist, from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Exhibit continues through April 9. Jerald Melberg Gallery, 625 S. Sharon Amity Road, Charlotte. 704-365-3000. www.jeraldmelberg.com.