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If you've been to different area clubs, you've seen the paintings or sculptures of Laird Shropshire Dixon who, with his equally talented brother, artist and cartoonist, Kevin Dixon, were part of Zen Frisbee, long famous as the band that best captured the slacker soul of Chapel Hill. The creative gene was passed to the boys both through their mother, painter Beverly Dixon, and their grandfather, Francis Dixon, who Laird describes as "a semi-famous American Impressionistic painter." Laird also explains that, as children, he and Kevin had to make all their toys out of clay "in place of GI Joes." "It was cooler--you could chop off their arms, or impale them," he says. All three Dixons will be holding their first joint exhibition at Henry's Bistro in Chapel Hill, with an opening celebration on Sunday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. Later that evening, local Bloodshot Records artists Trailer Bride (featuring Laird, who's also a charter member of Shark Quest) will perform a set of their haunting swamp-goth tunes. The exhibition, which will feature oils, pastels and charcoal works by Beverly as well as paintings and sculpture by Kevin and Laird (who's also designed three different and highly stylized chess sets) will be at Henry's through Christmas, then move to the Ozone gallery in Washington, D.C. Call 967-4720 for details. --Angie Carlson

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