OPENINGS, RECEPTIONS THIS WEEK:
- ART IN BLOOM: Thursday through Sunday, museum hours. Showcase of floral designs created by over 100 exhibitors. “Artful Entertaining”will bring together exhibitors from New Orleans and beyond to celebrate the art of entertaining. Proceeds benefit education projects and exhibitions at NOMA and community projects of The Garden Study Club of New Orleans. Viewing during the weekend is included with museum admission. New Orleans Museum of Art, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. (504) 658-4100. noma.org.
- JOHN EDWARD HEATON’S GUATEMALA: 5:30 p.m. Friday opening reception. Exhibit of work documenting 30 years immersed as a curious witness to this Central American nation. Through May 27. Howard Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans. (504) 865-5681. lal.tulane.edu/happenings/events/exhibit-opening-john-edward-heatons-guatemala.
- “DARKNESS TO LIGHT”: 7 p.m. Friday. Mixed-media group exhibition for one evening, with live painting, food and music. YAYA Arts Center, 3322 LaSalle St., New Orleans. (504) 529-3306. yayainc.com.