Dabble Lab: This temporary workshop venue affords casual users the opportunity to take short classes on everything from "contour drawing and sock bunny making to fixing a flat bicycle tire and chicken wrangling." Available during week at lunch hour and evenings. Free.
Get together alley-style to make friends, eat a picnic dinner, and talk about how to make our alleys fun-filled and not gross-stuff-filled. Free.
Professor Norman Lundin discusses the various aspects of creating a persuasive illusion of space. In conjunction with The Landscape: Described and The Landscape: Evoked. Free.
Expo 13: This edition of the annual student show is maybe the biggest yet, featuring nigh on 100 grads and spanning two galleries. Also, food trucks at the reception. Free.
Expressions in Haida Mythology: Argillite Works of Lionel Samuels: Carvings in the traditional Haida black slate by a contemporary native Canadian artist. Free.
Flip: new work by Mary Iverson, whose past work featured ships and shipping containers suspended by intersecting gridlines that are anchored somewhere outside the frame, over arid, rocky landscapes and forested, mountainous landscapes. Free.
Inside-Out: An exploration of street art with new work from Daya Astor and curation by Liz Patterson. Free.
Drawing Line into Form is an exhibition of 2-D objects by artists who usually make 3-D objects. The pieces, from the Bank of New York Mellon collection, are by Sol LeWitt, Maya Lin, Jim Dine, William Kentridge, Anish Kapoor, Huma Bhabha, Louise Bourgeois—the list goes on. There is also a sketch by Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist, whose psychadelic video installation, A la belle étoile, is currently disorienting audiences at the Henry Art Gallery. $10.
Love Me Tender: Punny! James Charles, Maximo Gonzales, Barton Lidicé Benes and Mark Wagner, and others use money as both a medium and a symbol to ask questions about value, commodity, and identity. $10.
Mosaic Arts International 2013: Nearly 50 artists working with materials ranging from glass and ceramic to dinosaur bones display their work in this juried exhibition. $12.
New work by local photographers Easton Richmond and Mike Monaghan.
Plastics Unwrapped expands upon the prescient sentiment of Mr. McGuire in The Graduate: plastics. Unwrapped acknowledges that this prevalent and troublingly useful substance is thoroughly integrated into every aspect of our lives, and asks us—through works presented in a variety of mediums—to make thoughtful choices. $10.
Symbiosis is what can happen when curious painters explore a new medium. Painters Liz Tran and Katie Krantz show their vibrant ceramic sculptures. Free.
Barb Campell and Javier Cervantes: Functional and sculptural ceramics. Free.
Out of the Silence: Ending Bullying for LGBTQ Youth features more than 60 pieces by 39 calligraphers from across the U.S. and Canada. Proceeds from the show go to Pizza Klatch—the funnily named organization that does seriously important work, providing anti-bullying training and free pizza to high schoolers during their lunch period. Free.
Carol Charney: Photographs of liquids in transitional phases turn out to look very much like oil paintings. Free.