Since the Springs Preserve turned 10 years old in 2016, participants in the photo contest focused their lenses on all things 10 -- seeing life through the eyes of a 10-year old and objects in groupings of 10, for example. The photos on display are the winners, judged on their originality, technical skill and subject matter.
From all the artistic traditions of Tantric Buddhism, that of painting with colored sand ranks as unique and exquisite. The artist will construct a mandala throughout opening day and it will remain on display until 2P closing day. Free. West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
Whitmore seeks to highlight a series of unintentional vestiges of fading beliefs in order to trace a pantheon of contested principles that reflect romantic notions of the American west. Free. Richard Tam Alumni Center at UNLV through November 24, unlv.edu
Five Utah artists will participate in the holiday popup open studio sale November 24-26 from 10 to 5. There will be jewelry, ceramics, paintings, mixed media, cards and gifts by Leia Fox, Teresa Jordan, Deb Durban, Barbara Ellard, and Michelle Bonner.
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.
Kinetic artist, Sarah Petkus and engineer, Mark Koch present their interactive hive of miniature delta robots which react to participants’ physical gestures. Free. Art Gallery at Enterprise Library through November 28. lvccld.org
Founded in 1987, the quilt is a poignant memorial, a powerful tool for use in preventing new HIV infections, and the largest ongoing community arts project in the world. Free. West Charleston Library, lvccld.org
This exhibition combines traditional Mexican masks with contemporary artwork to blur the lines between art and artifice, self and other, being and nonbeing. 9A–5P, free.Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV, unlv.edu
The Nevada State Museum in Las Vegas presenta a new exhibition celebrating the extraordinary artistry of costume designer Pete Menefee through December 31. A multiple Emmy-Award-winning costume designer, he is famous for his work with musical superstars, variety productions, and Nevada’s costume-spectacular stage shows. There are photographs, stage costumes, and original costume design renderings.