Michalopoulos Gallery Jazz Fest Reception: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., 617 Bienville St., New Orleans. Artist James Michalopoulos will be present and new paintings and sculptures will be on exhibit. (504) 558-0505. http://www.michalopooulos.com.
artist reception: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., LeMieux Galleries,332 Julia St., New Orleans. Reception for Emily Wilson “Water Garden” and recent works by Baton Rouge artist Kathyrn Hunter on view through May 25. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988.
opening reception: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art, 600 Julia St., New Orleans. “Earth, Sea & Sky, Paintings of the Gulf Coast,” works by Christopher Inglis Stebly, Melissa Smith, Susie Ranager, on view through May 31. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com.
Beneito’s Art: 3618 Magazine St., New Orleans. Jazz, blues and Carnival-themed oil paintings by Bernard Beneito. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (504) 891-9170.
Saturday. “Systems” by James Kennedy on view through May 25. For information, contact gallery owner Borislava Callan at (504) 525-0518 or visit the website at http://www.callancontemporary.com.
Contemporary Arts Center: 900 Camp St., New Orleans. “A thousand threads,” by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. Beyond “Beasts”: The Art of Court 13, through June 16. “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other Transformations,” through June 16. “After You’ve Been Burned by Hot Soup You Blow in Your Yogurt” by Margot Herster, through Aug. 18. (504) 528-3800.
Dutch Alley Artists’ co-op: 912 N. Peters St., New Orleans. Representing 25 local artists working in fabric, glass, clay, photography, etc. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (504) 412-9220 or http://dutchalleyartistsco-op.com.
InstrumentHead Art Gallery: 2121 Chartres St., New Orleans. Jackprints presents “InstrumentHead,” a fine art portrait series by photographer Michael Weintrob, capturing iconic musicians without showing their faces. Open daily from 7 p.m. to close during Jazz Fest, through May 5. Twenty percent of the proceeds benefit the Tipitinas Foundation and New Orleans Musicians Assistance Foundation. http://www.michaelweintrob.com/instrumenthead.
Jean Bragg Gallery of Southern Art: 600 Julia St., New Orleans. “Earth, Sea & Sky, Paintings of the Gulf Coast,” works by Christopher Inglis Stebly, Melissa Smith, Susie Ranager, on view through May 31. (504) 895-7375 or http://www.jeanbragg.com. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
LeMieux Galleries:332 Julia St., New Orleans. Gallery hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. (504) 522-5988. Emily Wilson “Water Garden” and recent works by Baton Rouge artist Kathyrn Hunter through May 25.
Louisiana State Museum-Cabildo: 751 Chartres St., New Orleans. “The Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb Pottery of New Orleans,” major exhibition of Newcomb art pottery, through September. (504) 568-6968 or http://www.crt.state.la.us/museum/properties/cabildo.aspx.
The McKenna Museum: 2003 Carondelet St., New Orleans. ‘Faces of Treme,’ photographs by Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun. (504) 586-7432.
M.S. Rau Antiques: 630 Royal St., New Orleans. “Impressionism — Influences and Impact,” paintings by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Vincent van Gogh and Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot. (504) 523-5660.
New Orleans Museum of Art: 1 Collins Diboll Circle, City Park, New Orleans. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 19. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. (504) 658-4100 or http://noma.org.
Octavia Art Gallery: 4532 Magazine St., New Orleans. Recent oil paintings by Edward Bear Miller. “Cuba Connection,” an exhibition featuring painting, photography, prints and mixed media works by Cuban and Cuban-American artists. http://www.octaviaartgallery.com.
OFFstage Gallery: Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell. A one-man show of the works of Nolan Lefort titled “Eclectic Expressions” will be on view through May and throughout the Slidell Little Theatre’s run of “Showboat” through May 12, as well as during the Ginny Awards on May 25. (985) 326-6822.
Ogden Museum of Southern Art: 925 Camp St., New Orleans. “The Art and Life of William R. Hollingsworth Jr. and Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s and ’40s,” through July 14. “When You’re Lost, Everything’s A Sign: Self-Taught Art from The House of Blues,” through July 21. Ongoing: Walter Inglis Anderson: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and Southern Regionalists from the Permanent Collection of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. (504) 539-9600.
GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY: 1332 Washington Ave., New Orleans. Louisiana Watercolor Society International Exhibition, May 3-25. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday toSaturday and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. (504) 891-3032.