The Visual Arts Center of Richmond opens a group exhibition, “Conjurers: Artists Imbue the Ordinary,” which features the work of Vanessa German, Marcus Kenney and Shawne Major, on Sept. 16. The three artists adopt discarded and often mundane materials such as buttons, beads, tools, toys and tchotchkes, to create sculptures, paintings and works on paper that become greater than the sum of their parts. The exhibition runs through Dec. 23. Gallery hours are: Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.