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On View This Week

At local galleries and museums

New Openings

BuckBuck: Brothers. In a series of photographs and illustrations, Peter Larson captures the most joyful, unrestrained, and possibly embarrassing moments in the lives of his closest friends. The images of admitted debauchery are meant to represent and affirm friendships in full. Through Oct. 14 at 3910 Lorain Ave. Call 216-407-9558 or go to buckbuckcle.blogspot.com.

Gallery One: Retirement Sale. At age 67, Lynn Kaatz, an Ohio-born, Florida-based popular painter of landscapes and pets, has announced his retirement. To mark the occasion, he is selling hundreds of paintings accumulated (or to use his own word, "hoarded") over the years at steep discount prices. Through Oct. 27 at 7003 Center Street, State Rt. 615, Mentor. Call 440-255-1200 or go to galleryone.com.

Gallery at Lakeland Community College: Artist Books, Altered Book. Over 20 artists from Northeast Ohio and throughout the U.S. and Canada display books transformed into assemblage art through modification in various media. An opening reception will be held Friday, Sept. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. The exhibit is showing through Nov. 16 at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Building D, Kirtland. Call 440-525-7029 or go to lakelandcc.edu/upcomeve/.

Currently showing

Arts Collinwood Gallery: An Exercise in Tangled Self Reference. Ann Hanrahan and Coe Lapossy explore and dramatize the unceasing struggles and high humor of everyday life. Artist and critic Dan Tranberg will lead a discussion with the artists Thursday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. The exhibit is showing through Oct. 7 at 15605 Waterloo Rd. Call 216-692-9500 or go to artscollinwood.org.

Cleveland West Arts League: Populous Landscapes. Arlo Moon and Raphael Valdivieso paint symbolically rich canvases with high population density, but to different ends. Moon makes use of a Chagall-like palette of white, green, and primaries to create realistic faces and storybook imagery. Valdivieso summons crowds of brown- and gray-clad figures crowned in halos, creating troops of could-be saints. Through Oct. 19 at 1300 West 78th St. For more, go to clevelandwestartleague.com

Local Girl Gallery: Domesticated. For the gallery's closing exhibition, artists including Linda Goik, Jacob Corder, and John Cawley display works in various media honoring nonhuman housemates for the benefit of the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Through Oct. 13 at 16106 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-228-1802 or go to localgirlgallery.com.

Survival Kit: Who is Deborah Ellen Shore? Fourteen artists turn a trove of family photographs — taken by the eponymous Cleveland homemaker in the 1960s — into an informed but fictional narrative about her life and times. Artist Dave Desimone found the cache of Kodaks in the Westinghouse Electric Building and organized mixed-media installations that fall somewhere between an art exhibit and a theater set. Through Oct. 19 at 1305 West 80th St. Learn more at 216-533-4885 or go to survivalkitgallery.com.

Fine Print Fair

The Print Club of Cleveland's 28th Annual Fine Print Fair takes place this weekend (Sept. 28 -30), with proceeds benefiting the Cleveland Museum of Art's Department of Prints. The opening reception will be held Friday night from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Corporate College, 4400 Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights. Tickets are $100. For more, check printclubcleveland.org/fine-print-fair/. And at CMA: Work No. 965. This recently acquired unique, interactive installation piece encourages visitors to walk around an immense space of the East Wing filled with balloons that respond to human movement. On display through Nov. 25 at 11150 East Blvd. Call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org.

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