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On View This Week

At local galleries and museums



Art Spot

Illustration. Cleveland Institute of Art students display illustrations for artistic and practical purposes, ranging from the technical to the artistic to the comedic. Marvel at the fresh accomplishments of the next generation of artists while enjoying the beverages of Wine Spot, in which Art Spot displays. Through February 28 at 2271 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights. Call 877-904-4954, search for Art Spot on Facebook, or go to

The Cleveland Museum of Art

British Drawings. The museum offers visitors a rare opportunity to see fragile, light-sensitive drawings from greats of English painting from the Rococo to the Edwardian periods. Featured artists include Thomas Gainsborough, William Blake, William Turner, and John Ruskin. Through May 26.

Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: La Vie. In this first show in the interactive exhibit space Gallery One, historic and forensic resources help viewers untangle the processes leading up to Picasso's early masterpiece "La Vie." Through April 21 at 11150 East Blvd., University Circle. Call 216-421-7350 or go to Frank Green Memorial Exhibition

River Gallery Arts

Discard/Reclaim. Nina Huryn's mixed-media panel works tell stories in pictures like comic books, hieroglyphics, or cave paintings. Candy wrappers, machine pieces, and other found objects join to make a world where skeletal figures play out dramas inspired by the Mexican Dia de los Muertos. Akron's Terry Klausman uses household tools, electronics, and bits of furniture to make meticulous assemblages. An opening reception will be held Saturday February 16 from 3 to 7 p.m. Through April 6 at 19046 Old Detroit Rd., Rocky River. Call 440-331-8406 or go to

William Busta Gallery

Moving Pictures. Andrea Joki uses hybrid media to create abstract fields that explore the nature of time and memory, and how our ideas about inform life and art. An opening reception will be held Friday February 15 from 5 to 9 p.m. Joki will be in the gallery Saturday March 9 from 2 to 4 p.m. to discuss her work. Through March 16 at 2731 Prospect Ave. Call 216-298-9071 or go to

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