Gallery calendar

Arts Council Galleries

65 Union St. S., Concord. 704-920-2787. www.CabarrusArtsCouncil.org.

“Illustrating: A Career and Drawing Dennis,” featuring works by Marcus Hamilton, who draws the daily “Dennis the Menace” comic strip; “Raw Talent III” student show, featuring Molly Kraus; “Recent Works,” by Bob Brown. Through Aug. 28.

Center of the Earth Gallery

3204 N. Davidson St., Charlotte. 704-375-5756. www.centeroftheearth.com.

Summer abstract show, “Glow,” featuring Carrie McGee, Scott Upton, Ruth Ava Lyons and others. Through Aug. 30.

Charlotte Art League

1517 Camden Road. 794-376-2787. charlotteartleague.org.

“Art for Art's Sake,” a juried exhibit. Through Aug. 29.

Chasen Galleries

2850 Selwyn Ave. 704-376-0066. chasengalleries.com.

“Summer Dreams” features paintings by Thom Millsap. Through Aug. 29.

Christa Faut Gallery

19818 North Cove Road, Suite E3, Jetton Village, Cornelius. 704-892-5312. www.christafautgallery.com.

“Two Mile Radius,” by Elizabeth Bradford: paintings of images within a two-mile radius of the Bradford farm in Mecklenburg County. Through Sept. 30.

Davidson College

The Van Every/Smith Galleries, 315 N. Main St. Davidson. davidson.edu/art/galleries.

2008 Art Faculty Exhibition featuring new works by Herb Jackson, Cort Savage, Ryan O'Malley and Lydia Musco. Reception 7-9 p.m. Aug. 28 in Belk Visual Arts Center atrium.

Elder Gallery

1427 South Blvd., Charlotte. 704-370-6337. www.elderart.com.

“The Naturalist's World” features Warner Hyde's ceramic sculptures, and paintings and photography by gallery artists. Through Aug. 30.

Farvan International Gallery

119 E. Seventh St. 704-375-1424. www.farvan.com.

Paintings by Cindy Austin. Through December.

Green Rice Gallery

451 E. 36th St., Charlotte. 704-344-0300. www.greenrice.com.

“The Dog Show.” More than 10 Green Rice artists display dog art in various styles, from realistic portraits by Adrianna Button to Sinatra-inspired dogs by Brian Rubenacker. Through Aug. 31.

Hidell Brooks Gallery

South End Steelyard, 1910 South Blvd., Suite 130, Charlotte. 704-334-7302. www.hidellbrooks.com.

Tenth-anniversary group exhibition through Aug. 30.

Hodges Taylor Gallery

401 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-334-3799. www.hodgestaylor.com.

Summer photography exhibit. Through Aug. 29.

Jerald Melberg Gallery

625 S. Sharon Amity Road. 704-365-3000. jeraldmelberg.com.

“Robert Kushner: Garden Walk,” paintings on botanical themes. Through Sept. 6.

The Light Factory, Spirit Square

345 N. College St., Charlotte. 704-372-1000.

First Juried Annuale features emerging photographer-artists selected from an international field. Knight Gallery, through Sept. 7. 36th Annual Members Show, Middleton McMillan Gallery, through Sept. 14.

Lark & Key

453-B E. 36th St. 704-379-1826.

Works by Duy Huynh, Sandy Snead.

Merrill-Jennings Galleries

463 S. Main St., Davidson; 704-895-1213. merrilljennings.com.

“Art of the Abstract,” including works by Pamela Shore, Kenneth Nelson, Charlotte Foust, Scott Hile. Through August.

Mint Museum Of Art

2730 Randolph Road, Charlotte. 704-337-2000. www.mintmuseum.org.

“The Art of Affluence: Haute Couture and Luxury Fashions 1947-2007,” through Spring 2010. “Scene in America: A Contemporary Look at the Black Male Image,” through Nov. 2. “Quiet Spirit, Skillful Hand: The Graphic Work of Clare Leighton,” through Sept. 14. $6; $5 for ages 62 and older and students; $3 for ages 6-17; free for members and children 5 and younger.

Mint Museum Of Craft + Design

220 N. Tryon St., Charlotte. 704-337-2000.www.mintmuseum.org.

“Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection.” Drutt, an educator and gallery director, put together one of the most comprehensive collections of contemporary studio jewelry in the world. More than 175 artists from 18 countries are represented in this collection assembled by the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Aug. 16-Jan. 4. “Possibilities: Rising Stars of Contemporary Craft in North Carolina,” through Nov. 30. Adults $6, seniors $5, children $3, under 6 free.

RedSky Gallery

1244 East Blvd. 704-377-6400. redskygallery.com.

Local and regional artists interpret “My Charlotte.” Works by painters, ceramicists, sculptors, jewelry artists, through Sept. 11.

Shain Gallery

2823 Selwyn Ave., Charlotte. 704-334-7744. www.shaingallery.com.

“Charlotte Paints” features works by Jim Chapman, Stephanie Neely, Angela Nesbit, Jane Schmidt and Darren Young. Through Sept. 12.

Shain Gallery at Ballantyne Resort

1000 Ballantyne Commons Parkway. 704-248-4000. www.ballantyneresort.com.

Works by Chas Fagan, Amy Dobbs, Henry Barnes, Jim Chapman, Connie Winters and more.

Studio 21

118 E. Kingston Ave. 704-376-1701.

Paintings and figurative drawings.