Gelbke Art Gallery, Hiram College, 12000 Winrock Rd., Hiram “Fired in Freedom.” Opening 5-7pm. An exhibition of ceramics fired in the Freedom Township wood-fired kiln by a select community of artists. Featuring work by NOC’s own John Miyazawa, Billy Ritter and Todd Leech. (Image Above)
Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., CLE 216.687.2103, www.csuohio.edu/artgallery “Four New Shows.” Opening 4-8pm.The Galleries at CSU opens four distinctive new shows in different media with radically different presentations to liven up the winter art show season by artists who have won reputations in their fields for their previous work. They include Miriam Norris Omura’s Ghosts and Strangers featuring dyed tencel weavings; Susan Squires’ From There to Here — geometric encaustic/mixed media abstractions; Paper Shadows, a film by noted experimental filmmaker Robert Banks which reflects on issues of race, gender, class, exploitation and mass media images; and an installation of hand-embroidered christening gowns and other handcrafted items by Anne Kmieck, whose Riparazioni (Reparations): Meditations on the Fullness of Being (Woman), reflect on the lives of eleven historical women who made significant contributions to church and society. The evening kicks off with a conversation with the artists at 4pm, followed by a reception from 5-8, which includes Illuminations of Identity, a dance performance by Kathy Diehl, Jenna Hanlon and Lisa Yanofsky, with musician Mike McNamara. The shows run through Sat 2/25
78th Street Studios, 1300 West 78th Street, CLE “Third Fridays” 5-9pm.
At E11even 2 Gallery at 78th Street. “The Boardroom.” It’s not like you don’t see artist-decorated skateboards at the E11even 2 Gallery in the 78th Street Studios all the time. They fit with the gallery’s core mission: showing affordable art inspired by popular culture. But for the next show, they’ll pulling out ALL the stops and filling their gallery space with them in The Boardroom, a skateboard art show featuring 70 skateboard deck designed by 30 artists.
Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls “It’s Elemental: Fire & Water.” Opening 6-8pm.
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, CLE 216.401.5981 “Inside Outside.” Opening Recption 5-9pm.
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