The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center in Covington hosts an exhibition of nine disparate artists in their six different galleries, titled NINE, with an opening reception this Friday evening. As one can expect from many Carnegie exhibitions, this will be a 3-D heavy show, with metal, glass and ceramic sculptures on display throughout the Center. Also of note will be the small scale, heavily impasto’d works of artist, educator and former CityBeat art critic Alan Pocaro (who recently accepted a full-time visiting instructor position at Eastern Illinois University) as well as the work of this year’s Carnegie scholarship winner from the Kentucky Governor’s School for the Arts, Jessica Metzler. 6-9 p.m. Through Dec. 21. Free for members; cost of admission for non-members. The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington, Ky. thecarnegie.com.