Juma Gallery, 20100 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122, 216.295.1717 “Local Lenses: Photography by Judy Rawson and Rick Santich.” Opening 5:30-8:30 pm.
Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600, www.harrisstantongallery.com “Natural Histories.” Opening 5:30-8pm. Featuring New Work by Lynn O’Brien (Image Above), Mindy Tousley and Lisa Kenion.
West 78th Street Studios, 1301 W. 78th Street, Cleveland “Third Fridays.”
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719 www.kennethpaullesko.com “Jane Millican.” Opening 6-9pm.
Tregoning & Company, 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland, 216.281.8626, www.tregoningandco.com “The Janus Effect: New Photographs from Old Techniques.” Opening 5pm. Old photography is back in style. Whether you fake the look through Instagram filters or use an authentic analog camera, you can’t deny that aesthetics of retro-looking photography. The Janus Effect: New Photography from Old Techniques showcases new photos created through old-school practices..
Cleveland West Art League, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland “6 in Studio – A Shared Studio Experience.” Opening 5-9pm. This unique, 2nd annual exhibition is curated by Cleveland State University’s Gallery Director Robert Thurmer. For this exhibition, Thurmer selected six artists to share the gallery for a month as a common workspace. This year’s six artists are Mallorie Freeman, Stephanie Maniaci, Eileen Matias, Debra Purcell, Thom Rossino and Stephanie Streeter. Each artist will meet every Sunday afternoon from 12-5pm at CWAL to work in this communal studio. This Friday is an open studio night for the public to experience this creative environment as the artists get started. On Fri 4/19 the public is invited back to experience a DIY exhibition of all work created during the month at CWAL.
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 “HOMEGROWN: Northeast Ohio Photographers.” Opening 5-9pm. Local photography + local food. Exhibition of nearly two-dozen local photographers, showcasing the diverse “homegrown” talent in the area. But this isn’t just about photography. The opening reception will feature regional urban farms, CSAs, and restaurants with an emphasis on local food sources. Homegrown talent + homegrown food.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671, www.mocacleveland.org “Body of Work + The Paradise Institute.” Opening 7-10pm. Two new exhibits opening @ MOCA: 1 – Kate Gilmore – Body of Work. Gilmore’s performance-based shows are “messy, chaotic, and excessive.” In her work, she undertakes strenuous activities wearing distinctly feminine attire, appearing laughable but ulitmately doomed to fail. Her work challenges stereotypes and reassess hardcore feminist practices. Attend an Artist Conversation w/ Kate Gilmore and MOCA Chief Curator David Norrwill on Sat 3/16 at 1pm. 2 – Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller – The Paradise Institute. Get immersed in a simulated environment. Enter an unassuming plywood structure and find yourself in what appears to be a 1930s-style movie house, complete with plush velvet seating. Hear strange sounds and watch a mysterious narrative unfold on the screen.
Upcoming Empty Bowls Event!
On Saturday March 23rd from 12pm - 5pm. Allen Kradlak of AKStudios is hosting an empty bowls throw-a-thon to benefit the local food pantries. This will be a fun session of creating thrown and altered stoneware bowls which will be glazed and fired by volunteers at AKstudios. The studio has 8 Wheels and plenty of room to facilitate all of the activities. All Materials are to be provided along with snacks and beverages. Anyone who is interested in participating should contact Allen to sign up. Once the bowls are finished they will be donated to the empty bowls event, hosted by the Berea Kiwanis at Berea High school. Of course, if you are unable to attend, donations of finished bowls would also be welcome and can be dropped off at the studio. The proceeds from this event help fund programs and provide resources to Church Street Ministries, Berea Welfare and SCAN. Anyone willing to help is welcome to attend.
When: Saturday, March 23rd 12pm -5pm
604 North Rocky River Drive
(Behind Berea Printing)
Contact: Allen Kradlak
The Empty Bowls Project is a nationwide effort by potters to end hunger. The Berea Kiwanis is proud to host this 4th annual event to benefit our local hunger-fighting organizations.