William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071 www.williambustagallery.com Falling Forward: New work by (NOC’s Own) Kristen Cliffel. (Image Above) also “Inside My Head: Realized and Unrealized Projects” and “Unapologetic Beauty: New work by Trudy Wiesenberger.” Opening 5-9pm.
Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland www.lorennaji.com “The Incredible Painting Machine and the Eye Ball Magician and Waste Management.” Opening 6pm-Midnight. Loren Naji Studio Gallery presents two unique exhibitions. First, The Incredible Painting Machine and The Eyeball Magician is a two-man show featuring a painting machine and an artist who paints like a machine. Waste Management: A Gap in the System is a group exhibition raising awareness of Gap Clothing Company’s (and its affiliates like Old Navy and Banana Republic) wasteful policy regarding their plastic clothes hangers. It is estimated they have thrown away millions of plastic hangers.
“Pull.” Artist William Pope.L’s “Pull!” is coming to Cleveland, courtesy of SPACES. For 72 hours straight, the people of Cleveland will be called on to manually pull an 8-ton truck across the city, from Collinwood to the West Side Market. Are you game? Sign up for a shift today and join a 15-person team. Each shift covers approximately 2.5 miles, moving at a pace of just less than one mile per hour. The truck will move from Waterloo to Market Square Park. http://spacesgallery.org/pull/sign-up
Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773, www.jumagallery.com Little Italy’s Art Walk. Featuring the Jewelry of Brandon Holschuh. Friday and Saturday 11-9 and Sunday 12-5.
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH “Art of Jon W. Carlson.” Opening 7-9pm.
Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527 sculpturecenter.org “Like a River.” 7-10 pm. 9 p.m. performance by dancer Jacquelyn Pitts and Kora Radella, a choreographer with Double-Edge Dance. Poetry, slate slabs and silk prepared in the Japanese shibori method are tied together in Rebecca Cross' visual meditation on memory. Through June 8
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020 “Perceptions, Observations and What-Ifs.” Opening 5-8pm. Highly Experimental Life Work of Martha A. Burger.
Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA 11150 East Blvd. and 11400 Euclid Ave. “MIX.” 5 to 9 p.m. In this special collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, the CMA will display works by Jackson Pollock, with materials relating the Abstract Expressionist's work to MOCA's ongoing exhibit of Kate Gilmore's Body of Work. Gilmore will also give a performance of her "Hold Her Hand" project. Free trolley rides will shuttle between museums. Radio People will perform at MOCA, and DJs Charles McGaw and Darrick Grant will spin classic funk and soul in CMA's atrium. Advance tickets are $8, and day-of tickets are $10 apiece. Call 216-421-7350 or 216-421-8671, or go to clevelandart.org or mocacleveland.org.
“Art by the Falls. Riverside Park, Chagrin Falls.” Saturday 10am- 7 pm. Sunday 11am-5pm. Featuring the work of NOC’s own Lynne Lofton, Yumiko Goto, Bette Drake, Stephanie Miller-Davis and Elaine Lamb.
The Artseen, 5591 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, OH 44089, 440.963.0611, ww.theartseengallery.com “Obsessive Nature: New Work by David Sapp and Sherry Bradshaw.” Artists Reception 6-9pm. Through September 1st.
“Manly Mart.” This art show "for dudes by dudes" features handmade tools, cycling bags, nostalgia items, books, furniture, watches, illustrations and more for the he-man in your life. Saturday, June 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at Mahall's 20 Lanes, 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood. For more information, go to craftymart.com or contact Mahall's at 216-521-3280 or mahalls20lanes.com.
Parade the Circle 11-4pm.