Tonight's gallery crawl prowls all over the place, and it happens to be April Fool's Day, so expect the unexpected.
In Plaza Midwood, Slate Interi ors holds an event 5-9 p.m., featuring the work of Allison Chambers, a painter who specializes in imagery of the Carolina Lowcountry in oil on canvas, embodying the marsh and wetlands.
Slate Interiors: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday ; 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 1401 Central Ave., Suite 102; 930-7890; www.shopslate interiors.com .
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In South End, 14 galleries are participating in the Historic South End Gallery Crawl.
From 6-8 p.m., Hidell Brooks Gallery presents the work of two painters, Julia Katz and Jeffrey Reed, on view through May 14. In her "Garden Dance," series of figure paintings, Katz's approach is vibrant and energetic. Jeffrey Reed's misty oil landscapes have big lush skies with a sense of peace.
Hidell Brooks: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. 1910 South Blvd.; 704-334-7302; www.hidellbrooks .com .
Nearby, Lark & Key Gallery hosts a 6-9 p.m. reception for a two-person show featuring acrylic paintings by Duy Huynh and ceramics by Amy Sanders, through May 28.
Lark & Key: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 128 E. Park Ave.; 704-334-4616; www.larkandkey .com .
Among other galleries open in SouthEnd tonight is the Charlotte Art League, presenting "Earth Friendly" on view through April 29, with art that addresses the environment. The gallery will have refreshments and live music. ( www.charlotteartleague.org)
Elder Gallery features Carl Plansky's paintings of flower bouquets at a 6-8 p.m. reception. ( www.elderart.com)
Uptown, at The Light Facto ry, photographer Joyce Tenneson, along with Mona Kuhn and Jock Sturges, is featured in the exhibition "Body & Soul" through May 15. Tonight, Joyce Tenneson presents a free lecture at 7.
Light Factory: Spirit Square, 345 N. College St., Suite 211; 704-333-9755; www.lightfactory .org.
At the Mint Museum Uptown, 6-9 p.m. today: "Attitude and Alchemy: the Metalwork of Gary Lee Noffke" opens. It's on exhibit through Sept. 11. (Nonmembers, $10). At the 9-11 p.m. after-party, you can catch the Gay Charlotte Film Festival screening of "Bear City."
At 7 p.m. Tuesday, the Mint features "Conversations with Artists: Abstraction" featuring Debra Norris and Jonathan Rice, both represented by Green Rice Gallery. (No entry fee Tuesday nights.)
Mint Museum Uptown: 500 S. Tryon St.; www.mintmuseum.org, 704-337-2000 .
On Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Virginia Dewberry, whose work reminds me of Philip Pearlstein's, will present a talk, "Caravaggio and Me: The Weight of Light" at Hodges-Taylor Gallery. For a $20 fee, the gallery will serve a light dinner and wine. Reservations are required; limited to 30 people.
At Hodges Taylor through April 28 is "Surrounding: Photography X 4," featuring photographs by Linda Foard Roberts, Alice Sebrell, Sonia Handelman Meyer and Ida Wyman.
Hodges Taylor: 401 N. Tryon St.; www.hodgestaylor.com, 704-334-3799.
In Cornelius, Christa Faut Gallery features drawings and paintings by New York artist Scott Duce in the "Augury: Laminar Flow" on view through April 30.
Christa Faut: 19818 North Cove Road, Jetton Village, Cornelius; 704-892-5312; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. www.christafautgallery.com.