Nevada State College presents "Making A Mark," a touring exhibit from the Nevada Arts Council, through October 12. The 18 works by Nevada artists represent the history and practice of drawing. It's open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. There's a reception October 10 from 11 a.m. to 2.
Local artist James Stanford presents a new exhibition of photomontages of vintage Las Vegas landmarks and the city’s famed neon signs September 21 through December 8 in the Sahara West Library. A reception with Stanford will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 27.
The Southern Nevada Rock Art Association meets on the fourth Monday of every month, starting at 6:30 p.m., in the REI store in Boca Park. Admission is free and anyone interested in rock art is invited to attend. There's usually a program on rock art and/or archeology, most often local or regional.
Local artist Robert Belliveau discovered that microscopic crystals formed in the juices squeezed from fruits and vegetables self-organize into abstract designs. Free for members or with paid general admission. Origen Museum at Springs Preserve. Through September 30. springspreserve.org
Reno Open Studios is an opportunity to visit artist’s studios and see them at work. You will learn what inspires them, witness their techniques, and be stimulated by their passion for the creative process. Included: artists who paint, make jewelry, silk painting, photography, baskets gourds, wood, textiles, and sculpture.
Aliza McCracken, artist and author of "Peaceful Moments: Creative Affirmations for Your Heart and Soul," will hold a reception and book signing October 6, from 2 to 5 p.m., at Barnes and Noble in Las Vegas. The book offers hopeful messages for a more peaceful and abundant life.
The exhibition is organized by shape; visitors are invited to contemplate how the form of each vessel informs both practical use and communicates ideas of power, identity, and belief. Free. Through Deecember 16. Barrick Museum of Art at UNLV, unlv.edu
Photographer Cody Brothers presents a photo essay of many of the water resources within the state of Nevada. Free for members or with paid general admission. Through December 31. Springs Preserve, springspreserve.org