Is it ever not fun to see artists nudged from their usual work into something more whimsically specific and offbeat? No, it is not. So this exhibit — a cross-state collab between Las Vegas’ Core Contemporary Gallery and Virginia City’s St. Mary’s Art Center — ought to delight. Some 30 artists, split between both places, created exquisite corpse pieces that will surely teem with zinging juxtapositions, surreal imagination, and inspired silliness. (SD) Core Contemporary, 900 E. Karen Ave. #D-222, free, corecontemporary.com
East doesn’t just meet West in these splendid graphite drawings by Mayuko Ono Gray. Through a kind of quantum entanglement, her scenes of gentle domesticity absorb, and are absorbed by, wild tangles of lines mutated from traditional Japanese calligraphy. Artspace Gallery, CSN Cheyenne campus, free, csn.edu
Welcome to the new modernity, where all that is solid melts into the feed. Japanese-born American artist Jave Yoshimoto is doing his bit to take on this ephemerality. “I address this social amnesia through my art, with the work acting as a social memory for tragic events so quickly forgotten in our information age.” (SD) Artist talk March 5, 7p, CSN Fine Arts Gallery, free, csn.edu
Jodi Cobb will talk about her life, work, and globetrotting career in photography while highlighting some of her most acclaimed images — images whose startling honesty reflects not a mere visitor, but rather an engaged, curious mind very much at home in the wide world. (AK) 7:30p, Reynolds Hall in The Smith Center, $20-$39, thesmithcenter.com
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.