Absolute Gallery “John Balks: A Retrospective in Watercolor.” Reception: 1-3 p.m. May 1. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday- Wednesday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday & Friday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. (517) 482-8845. www.absolutegallery.com
Craig Mitchell Smith Glass Gallery “12 Views of the Shiawassee River.” Linda Beeman’s moku hanga prints highlight natural scenes. Reception: Noon-6 p.m. May 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Sunday. 1982 W, Grand River Ave., Macy’s wing of Meridian Mall, Okemos. (517) 420-3721.
East Lansing Public Art Gallery “Parallels: Works by John Diephouse & Lori Zurvalec.” Hours: 6 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 241-9230.
Grove Gallery Co-op Reception: Noon-5 p.m. May 1. Hours: Noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Noon-4 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. 325 Grove St., East Lansing. (517) 331-7180. www.grovegallerycoop.com
Haslett High School at Coffee and Friends Cafe The advanced art class will showcase work from oil to watercolors. Hours: 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. 5100 Marsh Rd., Suite C, Okemos. (517) 347-0962. www.coffeecafeokemos.com
Haze Art Gallery Laura Ray, wall art; Lucy Hunley, jewelry; and Elaine Thomason, polymer clay sculptures. Reception: 1-4 p.m. May 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 306 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. (517) 372-HAZE. www.hazeartgallery.com
Katalyst Gallery “Revved Up Reflections.” Watercolors by Elisa Schmidt. Reception: 6-9 p.m. May 6 and Noon-5 p.m. May 8. Hours: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Noon-5 p.m. Sunday. 1214 Turner St., Lansing. (517) 708-8916. www.katalystgallery.com
Kresge Art Museum “Hiraki Sawa: Other Dwellings.” Single-channel works of a Japanese-born artist. Also: “Visualizing Sound.” Harry Bertoia’s sound-producing, beryllium copper sculpture "Sound Piece" will interact with a digital visualizer in this performative sculpture experience. Also: "Devil in the Details," an exhibition exploring the various ways devils have been visualized, from the 15th century to the present.
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Wednesday & Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday, and noon-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. Intersection of Physics & Auditorium Roads, East Lansing. (517) 355-7631. www.artmuseum.msu.edu.
Lansing Art Gallery “Daydream Characters.” Bronze sculptures created by Jeffrey Bohl. Reception: 7-9 p.m. April 29. Also: “Animal ArtVenture,” an exhibit by Kate Cosgrove, local illustrator. Reception: 7-9 p.m. April 29. Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday. 119 N. Washington Sq. Suite 101, Lansing. (517) 374-6400.
Michigan Women’s Historical Center & Hall of Fame: Belen Gallery “Fragmented Views.” Pamela Stoddard’s mixed-media and collage paintings. Reception: 2-4 p.m. May 1. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 2-4 p.m. Sunday. 213 W. Main St., Lansing. (517) 484-1880
MSU Museum “re:Dress — Sustainable Fashion Design.” Design gowns and garments created by the MSU apparel and textile design students. Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. (517) 355-2370. www.museum.msu.edu
North Foyer Gallery at East Lansing Public Library Mixed-media works by the late Sally Martin Stewart. Hours: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m-5:30 p.m. Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 950 Abbot Road, East Lansing. (517) 571-2420.
(SCENE) Metrospace “Graffiti: The Second Installation.” Graffiti artists that do commissioned graffiti installations. Hours: Thursday 2-5 p.m., Friday & Saturday 2-6 p.m., Sunday Noon-4 p.m. 110 Charles St., East Lansing. (517) 319-6832. www.scenemetrospace.com.
Shiawassee Arts Center "The 14th Annual SAC Member Show." The winner of the 2011 People’s Choice Award will be announced. Reception: 6-8 p.m. April 29. Hours: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday- Sunday. 206 Curwood Castle Dr., Owosso. (989) 723- 8354. www.shiawasseearts.org
TIC Gallery “Then and Now.” Multimedia works by Peggy Lovejoy, Ken Richardson, Juanita Baldwin, Jessica T. Kovan, and 10 other local artists. Reception: 1-3 p.m. May 1. Hours: 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Technology Innovation Center, 325 E. Grand River, East Lansing. (517) 319-6861.
By the Riverside Gallery “Dream Time.” Watercolors/inks of artist Betsy Garza and new creations from J. Fine Glass and Honora Bird will be on display. Reception: 1-4 p.m. May 1. Hours: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 1-6 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, special showings by appointment. 1209 Turner St., Old Town, Lansing. (517) 484-6534.
Capital Area District Library, Okemos Featuring artwork by mixed-media artist Linda Cowles. Hours: 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 1-7 p.m. Sunday. 4321 Okemos Road, Okemos. (517) 347-2021. www. cadl.org
Saper Galleries “Reflections on Canvas: Paintings by Hilary Eddy.” The display shows examples of her complex oil paintings involving reflections in glass. Reception: 1-4 p.m. May 1. Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Saper Galleries and Custom Framing, 433 Albert Ave., Lansing. (517) 351-0815. www. sapergalleries.com.