Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org “Ekphrastacy- Artists Talk and poets respond.” Talk at 7 pm. Featuring the work of NOC’s Own Lynne Lofton and Stephanie Craig! (Image Above)
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029 “The May Show.” Opening Reception 7-9pm.
Hedge Gallery 1300 W.78th Street, Cleveland “Optic Environments.” Opening 5-9pm. HEDGE Gallery at 78th Street Studios has a brand new show for this month’s Third Fridays. Called Optic Environments, the show features new work by four artists: Matthew Gallagher (pictured), Sarah Hayes, Ashley Pastore and Dott von Schneider-Lanza. These artists work in media such as painting, print and collage to “create works that uncover more questions than answers.”
Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 W. 9th Street, Cleveland “Terry Klausman: New Drawings.” Opening 6-8:30.
West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland “Dawn Tekler and Don Pavlish (de)Construction.” Opening 5-9pm.
The Derek Hess Gallery. West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street “You Are What You Wear.” Opening 5-9PM. Concert T-shirts, especially among heavy metal fans, are badges of belonging. They tell the world what you listen to, where you’ve been and even what you believe. That’s the premise of You Are What You Wear, the one-night-only show at the Derek Hess Gallery at 78th Street Studios. It features a private collection of nearly 100 rare vintage band and concert T-shirts from the 1970s-90s, including bands such as Def Leppard, Dio, Destruction, Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden and Venom.
Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org “The Fixers, Start Here Finsh Here.” Opening 6-9pm. This Friday SPACES opens four major projects that focus on the political process, at a moment when all eyes are on this city. We'll debut a new commission by SWAP resident Roopa Vasudevan (Shanghai, China & Brooklyn, NY) about the real Ohio voter; The Fixers, by Kate Sopko (Cleveland, OH), which shows us the parts of Cleveland that RNC delegates most likely will not experience; Start Here. Finish Here, a selection of video and film works about the election cycle; and a mini-retrospective of political cartoons by Edward Freska. The opening reception is FREE and open to the public, and the artists will be in attendance.
Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178, www.bonfoey.com “Gary Bukovnick- Return of Spring.” Opening 5-8PM. “Bukovnik’s work fuses sensual vitality with fluid colorations, creating floral images of tremendous depth and intensity,” says the gallery’s release.” The following day, Sat 5/21 @10:30am, Bukovnik will give a gallery talk and painting demonstration and a member of the Greater Cleveland Orchid Society will talk as well.
Slavic Village, Cleveland. “Rooms to Let.” Down but not out: that’s the message the Slavic Village is sending to Northeast Ohio. Sure, the Cleveland community was ground zero of the financial foreclosure crisis but there are plenty of efforts underway to re-envision this proud neighborhood. In addition to Fleet Road construction nearly being finished, there’s the third annual Rooms To Let: CLE, which on Sat 5/21 transforms four East 54th Street homes into art installations. Basically, it’s an instant block party with snacks from Saucisson (artisan butcher), a beer garden sponsored by Platform Beer Company and live music. Curating the homes will be architect designer Sai Sinbondit (3620 East 54th), as well as artists Dana DePew (3725 East 54th), Amy Krusinski Sinbondit (3620 East 54th), Scott Pickering (3603 East 54th) and Chris Webb (3725 East 54th).
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 “Cleveland Project with Blessing Ngobeni.” Opening 5-8pm. Gallery Talk May 23rd at 1 pm.