Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring St: Detangling/Unraveling the Politics of Hair: Black TN, featuring works from Brandon Donahue, Olivia Ellis, Jessica Gatlin, Abigail Lucien, Carolyn Matthews, Lawrence Matthews, Lester Merriweather, Carl E. Moore, Althea Murphy-Price and Carlton Wilkinson and featuring a storytelling performance by Valerie Houston, exhibit open through Sept. 28.
Carroll Reece Museum, 363 Stout Drive, ETSU campus, Johnson City: “Self-taught Art by Any of Its Names,” works by self-taught artists, exhibit open through Sept. 27, museum hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School, 103 Franklin Ave., Jonesborough: “Journeys of Women,” fundraiser art exhibition featuring works for sale, exhibit closes Saturday.
ETSU and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center, Gray Fossil Site, 1212 Suncrest Drive, Gray: Wayne G. Basler Exhibit Hall, virtual and permanent exhibits; regular site hours, Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun. 1-5 p.m., $5 adults and children, free for children age 2-under and members.
Grace Community Church, 495 Cardinal Drive, Mills River, N.C.: Saturday, The Photography of 2-Dimensional Art presented by Mac Read of Black Mountain Photo Arts, 10 a.m.-noon, free and open to the public.
The Art Cellar Gallery, 920 Shawneehaw Ave., Banner Elk, N.C.: “Bold Scapes,” paintings by Joseph Cave, reception Saturday 4-6 p.m., exhibit open through Oct. 6.
Arts Depot, 314 Depot Square, Abingdon, Va.: Juried Spotlight Gallery, “Around and About,” watercolor by Lnda Weatherly and Walter Shroyer; Members Gallery, John Gunther, mixed media; Jeff Sutton, watercolor; Jeana Chapman, mixed media; Louis Chapman, mixed media; Pennie Anderson, acrylic; Founders Gallery, 13th annual Wednesday Morning Painters Group exhibition; all exhibits run through Sept. 22.
Art on 16 Contemporary Gallery: 324 S. Commerce St., Marion,VA: “Essence, ” Paintings by Lisa B. Boardwine, exhibit opens Saturday with opening reception 7-9 p.m., exhibit open through Oct. 3.