Lee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh
2–5 p.m., free, www.leehansleygallery.com
Lee Hansley Gallery celebrates its twenty-five-year history in a Raleigh with, appropriately enough, an exhibit celebrating lineage. Luke Miller Buchanan studied with Lope Max Diaz at N.C. State’s College of Design. Putting their paintings side by side shows how the elder’s striking geometric designs influenced but found softer, more sinuous expression in the canvases of the younger artist. At this opening reception, the Russian pianist and composer Yaroslav Borisov will premiere two keyboard works inspired by the paintings, and large-scale serigraphs by Washington, D.C. artist Charlotte Robinson will be given to some guests as door prizes. If you haven’t visited Hansley’s new, more contemporary space at Dock 1053, now’s the time. The exhibit runs through May 27.