Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600, www.harrisstantongallery.com “2014 Absolut Art Auction.” Closing Party 5:30-7:30. Show runs from May 2-9.
Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610, www.brandtgallery.org “Bruce Edwards, Constant Background.” Opening 6pm.
Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont “5 in the Fifth.” Opening 6pm. Tremont’s Doubting Thomas Gallery isn’t a stereotypical “white cube” exhibition space. The building’s unique characteristics give it a personality unlike most commercial spaces. Sometimes the building’s character creates obstacles and complications for curators, artists and even visitors. However, the gallery’s regular cast of curators have developed strategies to take advantage of the space. This is especially true of curator and photographer Natalia Dale – who was inspired by the gallery’s divided floorplan. Her latest exhibition, 5 in the Fifth, features 5 local female artists in each of Doubting Thomas’ five “rooms.” Participating artists include Michelle Black, Natalia Dale, Catherine Spencer, Grace Summanen and Meg Wilson.
LOOP Gallery, 2180 W. 11th, Tremont. “Atomist Visions Unravel.” Opening 6-10pm. Matthew Gallagher, born 1991 is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Oberlin College’s studio art division. He is the Recipient of the 2013 AICUO Excellence in Visual Arts Grand Award as well as senatorial commendations from the state of Massachusetts and Ohio. He has exhibited works in Grid Furnishings Gallery, Sandusky Cultural Center, Richard D. Baron Gallery and the offices of Governor John Kasich among many others. His work has seen regional commercial success and hundreds of original works have been sold since 2011. Gallagher is currently a resident artist at Oberlin’s 3 Door Studios and has provided the inertia to make 3 Doors a cultural hotspot of Oberlin hosting over 50 musical performances since July 2013. When not in the visual studio, Matthew is in the audio studio working on improvised musique concrete, industrial and field recording under the Machine Listener moniker. He is looking forward to a limited edition release on Wyatt Howland's SKSK records.
William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071 www.williambustagallery.com “Christi Birchfield: Ferom the Inside Out.” Christi will be in the gallery from 2-4pm. (Image Above)
Juma Gallery, 20100 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122, 216.295.1717 “Mother Day Sale.” 11am-6pm. Both Locations.
Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773, www.jumagallery.com