OPENINGS, RECEPTIONS THIS WEEK:
- 5 PRESS GALLERY”: Opening reception Saturday 6 p.m. for “Word Play,” featuring work by NOCCA alumni and visiting artist including Amanda Cassingham-Bardwell, Ariel Jackson, Ti-Rock Moore, Jessica Peterson, Yuka Petz, Shelby Stoor, Maddie Stratton, Julia Gene Taylor, Ashley Teamer and Paul Wright. Through April 9. 5 Press St., New Orleans. 5pressgallery.com.
- ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY: Closing reception 5 p.m. March 17 for ongoing show of visual communication-graphic design students. Building 1, Delgado Community College, 615 City Park Ave., New Orleans. (504) 671-6377. dcc.edu.
- NEW ORLEANS ART CENTER: Opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday for “La Femme,” including works by Jacqueline Bishop, Dawn Dedeaux, Nicole Charbonnet, Adrian Deckbar, Gina Phillips, Josephine Sacabo, Natalie McLaurin and others. Through April 3. 3300 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. (707) 338-8478.
- SECOND STORY GALLERY: Opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday for “Observations in Steel” by Gina Laguna and “Endangered” by Cynthia Ramirez. The exhibits run through April 2. The New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., New Orleans. (504) 940-1130. neworleanshealingcenter.org.
- STAPLE GOODS: Opening reception 6 p.m. Saturday for “Greehouse/Garden” works from Anne C. Nelson, with paintings installed to interact with one another. Through April 3. 1340 St. Roch Ave., New Orleans (504) 908-7331. postmedium.com/staplegoods.