An opening reception for “Visual Reactions: A View from the Middle East,” an art exhibition featuring the illustrations of Mohammad Sharaf, will be hosted at the FedEx Global Education Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The free public reception will be followed by remarks and a discussion with Sharaf, a Kuwaiti artist and graphic designer. Inspired by current events, Sharaf’s designs address controversial political and social topics. The exhibit is open through Oct. 31. More information about the exhibit here.