How do you spiff up an opening art reception? Set the pieces in the ultra-hip Hewing Hotel and have your artist guide attendees through the exhibit with their fancy cocktails. Anita Sue Kolman of the always excellent Kolman & Pryor gallery has once again teamed up with the Hewing to curate the interior artworks; This time they’ve selected oil painter Kat Nottingham and her dynamic waterscapes and skyscapes, a great pairing that will highlight MN’s natural setting in the swanky hotel space. Wednesday, May 22nd, 6 PM. Free. Cash bar.Ashlynn McKinney

Hewing Hotel, 300 North Washington Ave, MPLS; hewinghotel.com