Kent State University Art Gallery, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent. 330.672.2760 “Biennial Faculty Show.” Opening 5-7pm.
Harris-Stanton Gallery, 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600, www.harrisstantongallery.com “New Directions.” Opening 5:30-8pm. The Harris Stanton Gallery in Akron will be celebrating the beginning of the New Year with an exhibition featuring emerging young artists that have received training from art schools in the Northeast Ohio region. Nathan Prebonick of the University of Akron, Natalie Petrosky of Kent State University, and Rachel Shelton of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gallery Owner, Meg Harris, will provide a lecture of the exhibition midway through the opening reception.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., CLE 216.421.8671, www.mocacleveland.org “Four New Shows.” Opening 7 pm. The relationship of the spine to labor is just one many different notions explored beautifully at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), which unveils four artistic explorations of different elements of the human condition. (Image Above)
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St., CLE 216.721.9020 www.artistsarchives.org “The Electrostatic Man: The Art of Miller Horns.” Opening reception 5-8pm.
Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., CLE 216.229.6527 sculpturecenter.org “Window to Sculpture Emerging Artists Series Keith Lemly and Christy Wittmer: New Works.” Opening 5-8pm.
Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org “Three New Shows.” Opening 6-9pm. Spaces first set of shows in the new space will feature three artists who are “exploring issues of local and international significance.” Philadelphia artist Imani Roach’s show Havens reaches back to the pre-Civil Rights era when segregation, even in the north to some degree, required that African-American travelers be aware of where to find businesses they could patronize. He explores where such businesses were located in Cleveland. In Except as Punishment for Crime, Cleveland’s Anthony Warnick looks at how the “prison-industrial complex” has used inmates as labor in private factories. Also on view will be four episodes of Astro Black, a video series by NYC’s Soda_Jerk dealing with the strange mythology of the late musician Sun Ra.
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org “Spotlight Gallery Jeanne Regan.” Opening 6-9pm. Painted stencil prints by Jeanne Regan, in the Japanese technique of katazome.
Canopy Collective, 3910 Lorain Ave., CLE “Current.” Opening 7 pm. 16 artists of different mediums and disciplines together to collaborating to create an immersive sound, visual and movement environment. This is part one of this seven-part art series. Admission is $10. Proceeds to benefit local basic needs/homelessness support organization.