Art events around town

CYCA Offices, 2298 Young: "Polaris": New art from Nick Canterucci, through May 31. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday.

Diane's Art, Gift & Home/ Overton Park Gallery, 1581 Overton Park: Suzi Bliss: "Solid Women at Large" oil on canvas on view through June 4. Opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. Friday. (901) 276-7515. dianesartgifthome.com or dianesbliss.wordpress.com

Gallery Fifty Six, 2256 Central: Emery Franklin and Joyce Garner: "Paintings." Runs through May 25. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. Friday. Open Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday or by appointment. Call (901) 276-1251. galleryfiftysix.com

Germantown Performing Arts Centre (Lobby Gallery), 1801 Exeter, Germantown: Elizabeth Barenis and Michael Maness. Work on display Friday through June 4. Reception for the artists, 6-8 p.m. May 11. Open to the public.

Lisa Kurts Gallery, 766 S. White Station: Carroll Cloar -- "Drawings from the Artist Studio," through May 31. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. Friday. Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday -- Friday, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday. (901) 683-6200. lisakurts.com

LaMaison Antiques, 4768 Poplar: "Art Grab Bag," 6-8 p.m. Friday. Wine with the artists: Faith Gary Kaye, Martha Ann Gossett, Chick Huettel. Call (901) 537-0009.

Memphis College of Art, 1930 Poplar (Overton Park): Saturday, MCA's Cinema 7 ensemble's full day of interactive art, consisting of an art bike parade (3 p.m.) and featuring the installation exhibit ENTER=ACTIVE, created by Cinema 7 students. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. (901) 272-5100. mca.edu

National Ornamental Metal Museum, 374 Metal Museum Drive: Tributaries: Lauren Kalman, through June 24. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. Friday. Kalman is a visual artist whose practice is invested in installation, video, photography and performance. Call (901) 774-6380. metalmuseum.org

Playhouse on the Square, 66 S. Cooper: Jane Croy: "On Stage." Original paintings, through June 10. Opening reception for the artist 6-8 p.m. Friday. jmcroy.com

Playhouse on the Square (Café Lobby), 66 S. Cooper: Judith Dierkes: "Tennessee State of Mind" opening today. A closing reception 4-6 p.m. June 10. Show dedicated to Tennessee Arts Commission.

L Ross Gallery, 5040 Sanderlin, Suite 104: "Folk x Four," through May 29. Opening reception honoring the artists 6-8 p.m. tonight. The work of three regional contemporary painters -- Jeni Stallings, Leslie Barron, Mary Cour Burrows -- as well as West Coast clay artists Robin and John Gumaelius. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday. (901) 767-2200. LRossGallery.com

Southside Gallery, 150 Courthouse Square, Oxford, Miss.: Coulter Fussell, a painter from Water Valley, Miss., and Spence Kellum, a sculptor from Hattiesburg, Miss., display new work, through June 2. Artists' reception 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday Call (662) 234-9090.

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