ArtSource gallery in Raleigh is showing three North Carolina painters beginning May 3. Raleigh painter Mike Hoyt is joined by Charlotte painters Jim Chapman and Hale Trotter in a showcase of colorists. Sharon Tharrington, who directs ArtSource with Nancy McClure, says these artists were chosen for a joint exhibition because they use paint in similar ways despite employing very different subject matter. While Chapman paints still lifes, Trotter prefers landscapes, and Hoyt focuses on architectural structures, each uses paint in "a very luscious way," Tharrington says. "Jim Chapman employs a dramatic sense of color in his still lifes, with a lot of light and contrast, as does Mike Hoyt in his more architectural paintings," she says. "Hale Trotter's textural qualities are more subtle and softer, but the technique is similar." An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 3, from 7 to 9 p.m., and the exhibition will run through June 2. Call 833-0013 for details.