Melanie Newman, a 2007 CIA grad, displays work from a short but varied career that has produced sculpture, photography, tapestry, and printmaking. If any theme unites the work, it is concern for life lived in the region. “My work is heavily informed by my upbringing in the Cleveland area [and the] constant observation of a struggling urban environment,” says Newman. An opening reception will be held Friday, August 3, from 6 to 10 p.m. Through August 31 at 1814 East 40th St., Suite 4B. Call 216-469-4896 or visit Rotten Meat Gallery on Facebook.