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On View This Week

At local galleries and museums


Loren Naji Studio and Gallery: Celebrate Cleveland. Photographer Victoria Miller and graphic artist Rick Novario exhibit digitally altered views of our industrial city along with works by Michael Nekic. Also: Beautiful Possibility. Currently artist-in-residence at Spaces, Alison Pebworth brings her cross-country tour to Cleveland, with interactive exhibits that explore what it means to be an American. An opening party is set for Friday, June 1, from 5:30 p.m. to midnight with live music, food, and spirits. Both shows are open through June 23 at 2138 West 25th St.; call 216-621-6644 or go to

Cleveland Artists Foundation: Black and White. An overview of painter Edwin Mieczkowski's geometric abstractions focuses on the artist's colorless works from the 1960s and relates them to his later, more colorful works. The shift represents a hypnotic, almost computational regularity of forms to more jittery, happenstance arrangements. Through July 28 at Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-521-2540 or go to

Corcoran Fine Arts: Ostensible Grounds. Eileen Dorsey's pastel-colored oil landscapes focus on the process of image creation itself, turning them into acts of communication between the artist and the environment. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 1, from 5 to 9 p.m. Through August 31 at 12610 Larchmere Blvd. Learn more by calling 216-767-0770 or go to

Gallery at the Old Stone Church: The Left Handed Line of Mike Guyot. Local draftsman and "architectural impressionist" Mike Guyot translates his response to the Cleveland skyline and street scenes through freehand pen and ink drawings. The show runs from Friday, June 1, through August 28 at 1380 Ontario St. An artist's reception will be held June 21 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Call 216-241-6145 or go to

Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery: Infinite Unbound. Lissa Bockrath's scenes depict the meeting of earth, sky, and fire in panoramas of slow-motion violence, provoked by ecological love. Through July 14 at 1305 West 78th St.; call 216-631-6719 or go to

1point618 Gallery: Love Letters. Italian-born Antonia Reiner exhibits for the first time in the U.S.A. and her new home of Cleveland, in a series that evokes the aching presence of absence with ethereal materials like painted silk. Through June 3 at 6421 Detroit Rd.; call 216-281-1618 or go to

Opus Gallery: Spring Trunk Show. Showcase of works from Atlanta's Del Jou Art Group, a publisher of fine art representing nationally known figures such as Lun Tse and Craig Allen. Through June 23 at 27629 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood; call 216-595-1376 or go to

Rotten Meat Gallery: Secret Wishes and Dark Dreams. Anna Taraova's mural-like paintings spin together candy colors with the surreal imagery of dreams to explore the mad windings of creativity and fortune. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 1, from 6 to 10 p.m. Through June 30 at 1814 E. 40th St., suite 4B. Call 216-469-4896 or visit Rotten Meat Gallery on Facebook.

Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art: Holding Pattern. Jimmy Baker's abstractions evoke something like the grace and frenzy of animal movement. Through July 27 at 740 West Superior Ave.; call 216-830-8888 or visit

Solon Center for the Arts Gallery: Through My Eyes. Wally Kaplan recalls the people and animals she saw on her travels through Africa and the Galapagos Isles in a series of oil paintings. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. The exhibition runs Monday, June 4, through June 29 at 6315 SOM Center Rd., Solon; call 440-337-1400 or go to

William Busta Gallery: Susan Umbenhour. Umbenhour constructs reliefs in two and three dimensions in fantastic colors in a choreography of frames in space. From Friday, June 1, through July 28; a reception will be held Friday, June 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. Also: Chorus in Which There Are Many People, Some Singing. Don Harvey uses operatic imagery to create a haunting atmosphere of dominance and control. Also: Ghost Stories. Lane Cooper's linear abstractions represent the boundaries of knowledge at the border between consciousness and unconsciousness. Both exhibitions run through Saturday, June 16, at 2731 Prospect Ave.; call 216-298-9071 or go to

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