REFLECTIONS ON OLD FAVORITES. Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, April 6, noon to 3 p.m., Smith Barn, 38 Felton St., Peabody. Reflections on Old Favorites features contemporary quilts created for Peabody Historical Society’s first-ever quilt challenge in which participants chose one quilt from a selection of three antique quilts in the Society’s collection as inspiration for their work. All entries and inspiration quilts will be on view in the Carriage Room. Visitors may cast votes for their favorite quilts, and prizes will be awarded to top three entries. Voting ends April 6, 2:30 p.m., followed by announcement of winners at 2:45 p.m. Event also features an exhibit of the Society’s quilts arranged throughout the Nathaniel Felton Senior House. $5 admission per person. 978-531-0805, email@example.com.
PLEIN-AIR PAINTINGS. Reception, Sunday, April 6, noon to 2 p.m., Stetson Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. Opening reception for “Places I’ve been, Things that I’ve seen, A collection of paintings by Bill Cloutman,” an exhibit of plein-air paintings by Marblehead native and Salem resident William S. Cloutman. On view throughout April. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., ( Mondays, 1 p.m.) and during church events at other times. uumarblehead.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.
FINE ARTS III SENIOR THESIS RECEPTION. Wednesday, April 9, 5 to 8 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. “Happy Birthday” features work by Montserrat seniors Daniela Thomas, Kerry McDermott, Gregory Lines, Katy Rogers, Leon Vuong, Alexandrea Gurney and Erin Patterson. The sixth senior exhibition in a weekly series of receptions. On view through April 13. email@example.com, 978-867-9624, montserrat.edu/galleries/301.
AMANDA BEARD. Original artwork by Amanda Beard, illustrator and designer from Beverly, on view through April 4 at Beverly Bank, 254 Cabot St., Beverly, during regular banking hours. www.amandabeardart.com.