78th Street Studios
Shedding Light. This show uses art to examine domestic violence and relationship abuse. Area talents including Augusto Bordelois, Hilary Gent, Liz Maugans, Julie Morgan, Meghann Snow, and Douglas Max Utter contribute works in painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Through May 10 at 1300 West 78th St., Suite 200. For more information, call gallery director Hilary Gent at 216-650-4201 or co-curator Jane Lui at 646-753-2059.
Science Redefining Art: Art Redefining Science. The 2013 graduating Biomedical Art class at the Cleveland Institute of Art display works at the intersection of fine art and scientific practicality. Besides medical illustration, contributing artists' talents have been put to use for sculpture, video game design, animation, educational games, and mobile apps. An opening reception will be held Friday May 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at 15605 Waterloo Rd. For more information, call 216-692-9500 or go to artscollinwood.org.
The Bonfoey Gallery
Forever Spring. Gary Bukovnik's watercolor paintings of flowers and garden scenes transcend the merely horticultural, and invoke something like a sacred experience. An opening reception will be held Friday May 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. Through June 1 at 1710 Euclid Ave. For more information, call 216-621-0178 or go to bonfoey.com.
The Cleveland Museum of Art
Tantra in Buddhist Art. Twenty works spanning 900 years explore the material leavings of the spiritual endeavor of Tantra, an esoteric Buddhist practice which used meditation, severe yoga, and various diagrams and images to try to accelerate the achievement of enlightenment. From Sunday May 5 to September 15 at 11150 East Blvd. The Last Days of Pompeii. Three hundred years of art inspired by the doomed city at the base of Mt. Vesuvius offers a day's worth of images and food for thought. Through July 7 For more information, call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org.
The Sculpture Center
I Was Going To Make a Model of the Earth But it Won't Stop Moving. Mark Schatz builds a centerless series of landscapes and cityscapes meant to represent the interconnectedness of human societies even across distances. An opening reception will be held Friday April 26 from 5 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 216-229-6527 or go to sculpturecenter.org.
Dark Stars. This group exhibition reflects on how the passage of time both distances us from events and gives us wider perspectives on them. Contributing artists include Annie MacDonnel, and R.H. Quaytman. From Friday May 3 to August 25 at 11400 Euclid Ave. For more information, call 216-421-8671 or go to mocacleveland.org.
William Busta Gallery
. Painter Matthew Kolodziej tries to draw out scientific precision from swift, twitchy brushstrokes. Through June 1 at 2731 Prospect Ave. For more information, call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.