The calendar’s looking a little sparse these days, but the visual arts scene is making up for the lack of events with a handful of solid opening receptions this week. Take a look.

On Thurs. Aug. 4, Stems presents whimsical floral still lifes from painter Lulie Wallace. Stop by between 5 and 10 p.m. to see more than 60 of the Redux artist’s works and sample beer from Westbrook Brewing Co.

Also Thursday, Robert Lange Studios is hosting a preview night to benefit Redux. A suggested $10 donation will get you a sneak peek of Lange’s new solo show along with drinks, food, and music from Elise Testone.

Head up to North Charleston Thursday to check out their City Gallery’s new show featuring works by Georgia artists Samantha Meeker and Elizabeth Roberts McFalls.

Out on Sullivan’s Island on Friday, the White Gallery presents paintings by Claude Buckley that take a satirical look at the economic crisis.

Back downtown on Friday, Imaging Arts Gallery hosts the opening of their Hipstamatic Art Show.

Redux returns from their hiatus with Social Velocity, featuring works by Joseph Labate and Ryan Mandell.

M Gallery presents Pastorals and Portraits from Kevin Menck and Ken Pledger.

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