Art

friday/22

“Focus on Design: Alvin Lustig.” Chronicle Books creative director Michael Carabetta discusses designer Lustig and his influence on contemporary book art. At Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. 12:30 p.m. Included with museum admission. www.thecjm.org.

monday/25

“So Much Very Loud.” Opening of exhibit of collage-inspired paintings by Bay Area artist Sarah Ratchye. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Through Nov. 24. www.paloaltojcc.org.

tuesday/26

“Pomegranate Art.” Opening of sculpture art exhibit by Bay Area artist Linda Tapscott. At Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto. Through Nov. 18. www.paloaltojcc.org.

tuesday/2

“Voices and Visions.” Opening of art exhibition pairing images of leading art and design figures with philosophical quotes by Jewish thinkers. At Addison-Penzak JCC, 14855 Oka Road, Los Gatos. Through Oct. 14. www.svjcc.org.

thursday/4

“Chess Players” by Moishe Rynecki

Lost and found. Polish artist Moishe Rynecki perished at Majdanek, and his works were lost and believed destroyed. That all changed when his great-granddaughter made it her mission to track them down. At this ArtTable discussion, Elizabeth Rynecki will share images of her great-grandfather’s work, talk about his life and discuss the results of her efforts to find hundreds of pieces of his lost art. 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 4 at Contemporary Jewish Museum, 736 Mission St., S.F. $15-$20, includes museum admission. www.arttable.org