Lately our inboxes have been flooded with announcements of some very cool visual arts openings. We thought we’d go ahead and give you a heads up so you can mark your calendars.

Although the artist’s reception isn’t until September, Wish is on view now at Plum Elements. It’s mixed media assemblage and collage by Tina Hirsig, and you can read more about it in Wednesday’s issue of the City Paper.

Scoop Studios is as on top of things as ever. Next Fri. Aug. 21, they’re hosting Welcome Back Cotto, an exhibit of Julio Cotto’s cool graphic novel/comic book-inspired art. On Sept. 4, Scott Debus takes over the gallery, then Redux’s director Karen Myers lets us get to know her a little better Oct. 2.

52.5 Records is hosting another gig poster show featuring over 20 artists. It’s Aug. 28 from 7-9 p.m.

Also on Aug. 28, Redux hosts the opening of their new exhibition called Inside the Fence. Featuring works by Lynne Riding, it’s “an installation incorporating both sculptural and mechanical forms suggesting a ‘working’ landscape,” according to Redux’s website.

On Sept. 1, Corrigan Gallery hosts the opening reception for X-Rated?, a five-day show that features pieces that some may find objectionable. Includes works from Duke Hagerty, Manning Williams, Kristi Ryba, Mary Walker, Candace Flewharty, Lynne Riding, Paul Mardikian, John Moore, and Richard Hartnett.

Robert Lange is hosting the opening for his much-anticipated show Measure: Creatures Great and Small on Sept. 4, 5-8 p.m. The artist “plays with scale by shrinking massive animals and blowing-up mini animals in a series of 25 new works,” according to a release.

So now your calendars should be adequately marked up. See our entire visual arts calendar here, and stay posted for more info on all of these events.