78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland “Third Fridays.”
Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, 216.521.2540 “Focus Photography Competition 2014.”
Bruno Casiano Gallery 5304 Detroit Ave., Cleveland. “Drift.” Opening 6pm. “The group of four artists in Drift was based on my interest of artists whose works I feel explores the space within the conventions of painting and sculpture where materials oscillate between the two art forms,” explains Rodriguez. ”This seesawing effect of reading a painting as a sculpture or vice versa is something I personally find intriguing. Because of the outward high relief and sculptural appearances in these artists’ works, they remind me of ancient Greek or Egyptian architectural stone relief sculptures. These artists use materials traditionally used in paintings such as paint, wax, wood, canvas, and frames to produce a quality of dimensionality within them. “The artists in Drift share a keen concern of how they personally invest in defining the space and form in their works, and the tendency to drift between the linear, sculptural, and the painterly without being confined to a single interpretation,” continues Rodriguez.
Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7407, www.cia.edu “Runway Show.” 7:30 in the Lobby and Gallery. The talented students of Cleveland Institute of Art’s Industrial Design program have an established track record of innovation and leadership in their post-CIA careers. This week, you can get a preview of the future that these passionate students will soon be creating. This Tuesday, MOCA Cleveland hosts the Opening Reception for the CIA Spring Design Show. Their work will be displayed throughout MOCA’s unique interior. After Tuesday’s opening, the work will remain on view at MOCA through Sat 4/26. The reception and exhibition are both free and open to the public.