Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 "Through the Lens" Opening 5-8pm. Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artist-in-residence from Taiwan, Chin-pao Chen will be presenting the work he's been creating during his time here in Cleveland, a project he calls (some) Clevelanders. Also opening alongside Chin's work will be an exhibition of work by talented high school students enrolled in NewBridge Cleveland's after-school photography program taught by Donald Black Jr. The students' contribution, "Through the Lens" features work that was shot predominantly in the Flats and University Circle. The students then made digital negatives of their work and made prints from these negatives in the darkroom.
Artcraft Building, 2570 Superior Ave., Cleveland, 216.407.3685 “Traces: people encountered, things seen, dreams dreamt: Work by Huda Lutfi” Opening 6-9pm. Please join international artist, Huda Lutfi, at her studio to view recent work created during the Spring 2014
Creative Fusion Program. Lufti is from Cairo, Egypt and has been an artist in residence with Art House Inc. since the start of March.
1point618 Gallery 6421 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216.281.1618 www.1point618gallery.com “Terry Welker and In The Project Space Jennifer Omaitz: Solid Movement.” Opening 7-10pm.
Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland www.lorennaji.com On Friday evening, the gallery will host the Summer Issue Launch Party for CAN (Collective Arts Network) Journal. It will also serve as a closing reception for Undercurrent, the exhibition that was raided during its opening reception earlier this month – featuring work by Ron Copeland, Steve Ehret and Bob Peck. Saturday night, the gallery hosts Drawn & Quartered VI – a life drawing competition featuring collectives of artists from all over the region. This year Naji will be joining a new group, The West Side Markers, to compete against Dr. Sketchy Cleveland, The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Café, the Northern Ohio Illustrator Society (NOIS) and The Murray Hill Life Drawing Group. The five groups will compete against each other (and the clock) by drawing live models in the gallery. You might just have the opportunity to participate as a model during one of the sessions.