Give Your hART to Haiti Score art from the best artists 'round town and help the people of Haiti on Fri 3/19. This silent auction will feature works by Hector Vega, Derek Hess and Kent Smith, Judy Brandon and other creative folk. Plus, treats from Lucky's Cafe and other hot spots and entertainment by Hot Carl and other amusing folk. Proceeds go to Save The Children for Haiti Victims. 6-10PM @ 78th St Studios, 1305 W 80th St. While you're there, explore the studios at their Third Friday installation.
Undomesticated @ Wall Eye Gallery Knitting, sewing, crocheting and other forms of crafting were once considered "women's work"--something all women needed to learn. Even though crafting isn't a necessity today (and is certainly not considered "women's work"), many ladies still find solace at the click of needles or seated at a sewing machine. In Undomesticated, several local women artists "honor this heritage through modern interpretations of necessity-driven set of skills as a means of artistic expression." The exhibit opens w/ an artist reception on Fri 3/19 from 6-11PM @ Wall Eye Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave
The Ink Well/ Happy Hour @ Pop Shop Two shows opening at the Pop Shop/(art)ificial Gallery on Sat 3/20: The Ink Well features the work of dozens of local tattooists--on paper, not skin. Next door, Happy Hour showcases work by Patch Whisky, who creates a playful array of monsters and creatures enjoying the finer things in life--like happy hour. Both exhibits open 6-9PM @ 17020 Madison Ave in Lakewood.
Space Invaders 2010 SPACES Gallery asks, Have you ever visited a museum or gallery and found some of the work hard to grasp? Has a painting or piece of installation art ever approached you on the beach and kicked sand in your face, just to run off with your girlfriend? Space Invaders is an open critique of what you see. Hash out what's good--or what's confusing--about a piece of art. Invasions happen in museums all over Cle. SPACES is the site of the first invasion, happenin' on Sat 3/20 from 2-4PM.
Shoebox Sculpture Exhibition @ UA Sculpture doesn't have to be cumbersome. The 10th Int'l Shoebox Exhibition features works by 81 artists from over 14 countries who created work no larger than an ordinary shoebox. See the artists' various creative responses to such strict size restrictions when the exhibit opens on Wed 3/24 at 4:30PM. Stephen Litchfield, associate prof at KSU, will discuss the show at 6PM @ Myers School of Art at the Univ of Akron, 150 E Exchange St.