Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029 “5th Annual May Show.” Reception and Awards Ceremony 7-9pm.
78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland “Third Fridays.”
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719 www.kennethpaullesko.com “Lissa Bockrath Solo Exhibition.” Opening 5-9pm. (Image Above)
Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103, www.csuohio.edu/artgallery “Graphic Advocacy: International Posters For a Digital Age 2001-2012 and 2014 Cleveland Clinic Explorers Exhibition.”
6626 Forman Avenue, 6801 Forman Avenue and 6818 Fleet Avenue. “Rooms to Let.” Open 1pm. As a child, did you ever get the impulse to draw on your walls? It’s only natural – the first signs of art in human history are cave drawings scribbled on interior walls. To artists, the world is a canvas. Developers in Slavic Village are encouraging this creative impulse with Rooms to Let: Cleveland (RTL). Local artists living in Slavic Village have been given a vacant house to decorate and/or curate as they see fit. Cleveland’s RTL is organized in conjunction with Columbus’ organizers, as well as Cleveland’s Zygote Press. Participating artists are mostly local, but some come from as far as New York and California. Artists have been working hard for weeks in preparation of Saturday’s neighborhood block party and street tour. The day will include live, local music from Todd Allen, The Wingtones and the Musmin Collective. Interactive activities will be available for guests of all ages Participating artist-curators include Barbary Bachtell, Director of Broadway School of Music & the Arts, Westleigh Harper and Michael Horton of MAKER Design Studio and local painter Scott Pickering (all of whom live in Slavic Village). Over two dozen local artists will be participaiting – including Justin Brennan, Jeff Chiplis, Dan Corrigan, Sean Kelly, Loren Naji, Cynthia Penter and many more. In total, more than 30 artists will participate. RTL homes include 6626 Forman Avenue, 6801 Forman Avenue and 6818 Fleet Avenue. The day’s events also include the debut of two exhibitions at two of the neighborhood’s new galleries. Just a Glimpse Gallery (3722 e.65th Street, Cleveland, OH) will host a group show of local artists’ work, and Elevate Gallery (3675 e.65th Street, Cleveland, OH) will debut an art installation by local artist James Jenkins.