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Canton Art Museum

Unifying Art, Life, and Love. Fresh off receiving a 2013 Governor's Award for the Arts, the 94-year-old Joseph O'Sickey displays a sweeping retrospective of 160 works, tracing the evolution of his energetic, fluorescent-colored style. Opening May 2, and running through July 21 at 1001 Market Ave. North, Canton. For more information, call 330-453-7666 or go to cantonart.org.

Cleveland Print Room

Mother's Day Photogram Party. Bring any pocket-sized sentimental object favored by or associated with your momma, and use it to print a camera-free photograph for a unique Mother's Day keepsake. Cost is $15 for families of three, and $5 per each additional family member. Refreshments will be served. RSVP by emailing info@clevelandprintroom.com or calling 216-401-5981. Happening Sunday May 12 from 12 to 5 p.m. at 2550 Superior Ave. For more information, go to clevelandprintroom.com.   

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.

The Beecher Center at The Butler Institute of Tap, Crack, Bellow. Cleveland artist Dana Oldfather displays monumental-scale paintings in her abstract style, which in turn invokes biology, architectural design, and music. Through May 26 at 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown. For more information, call 330-743-1107 or go to butlerart.com.

Gray's AuctioneersFine Art, Antique, and Decorative Art Auction. A diverse catalogue of items, including original works by internationally recognized historic artists Montague Dawson, Jacob Lawrence and Käthe Kollwitz. Open houses will be held Wednesday May 8 through Saturday May 11 and Monday May 13 through Tuesday May 14 at 0717 Detroit Ave. A preview party will be held Friday May 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. The auction will be held Wednesday May 15 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 216-458-7695 or go to graysauctioneers.com.

MOCA Cleveland 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.

Proximity

I Am A Monster. In new works by CIA graduate Nathan Margoni uses stitches tube socks, stuffed animals, hot glue, and hair into blown-up images of grotesque or creepy characters. They are meant to offer the catharsis in their horror, an escape from our own failings and expectations. An opening reception will be held May from 6 to 10 p.m. Through July 12 at 1667 E 40th St. For more information, call  216-262-8903 or go to proximitycleveland.com.

William Busta Gallery

Time Squared. In this retrospective survey from the last two decades, Virgie Ezelle Patton displays gold-and-umber colored portraits and figures which lend tremendous dignity to their subjects, and the titular multimedia piece chronicling the personal, familial, and professional life of the artist. Ecotone. Matthew Kolodziej will be in the gallery Saturday May 18 to discuss his quasi-architectural, quasi-abstract paintings from 2 to 4 p.m. Both shows run Through June 1 at 2731 Prospect Ave. For more information, call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.

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