“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.
“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.
“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.
“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.
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