On View This Week 

At local galleries and museums

Akron Art Museum: Family Portrait Drop-In Day on March 24. Families are invited to come down for a day of hands-on art creation. From noon to 4 p.m., kids are invited to the museum's main lobby to make family portraits. Special portrait gallery tours take place at 12:30, 1:30, and 2:30 p.m. Also: Stranger in Paradise. The late Rev. Howard Finster is one of America's most recognizable outsider artists, even creating album covers for R.E.M. and Talking Heads. Like a William Blake of the pop-art era, his oeuvre juxtaposes religiously laden illustrations arising from his vivid visionary experiences with more worldly subjects. Through June 3 at One South High St. Call 330-376-9185 or go to akronartmusuem.org.

All Matters Gallery: Flight to Light. Photographs, stained glass, carvings, and more from 50 local artists celebrate the equinox and coming spring, especially through the celebration of all creatures of the air. The show's opening is Saturday, March 24, and coincides with a day-long workshop on "manifesting hopes, wishes, and dreams" led by artist and life coach Cynthia Gale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Preregistration and $75 fee required.) Through May 31 at 79 North Main St., Chagrin Falls. Call 440-247-8979 or go to allmatters.net.

Cleveland Artists Foundation:

Unchallenged Workmanship. Marking the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Modernist ceramics studio Cowan Pottery, this show displays works by local luminaries like Viktor Schreckengost, Alexander Blazys, and Elsa Vick Shaw. An opening reception will be held March 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Through May 5 at Beck Center for the Arts: 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-521-2540 or go to clevelandartists.org.

Cleveland Museum of Art:Rembrandt in America.

The largest collection of Rembrandts exhibited in America in 100 years. Through May 28 at 11150 East Blvd. Tix are $7 to $14. Call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org.

Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery: Cleveland School 2012. Works by William Sommer, Frank Wilcox, and other practitioners of the Cleveland School are on display through April 14 at 1305 West 80th St. Call 216-631-6719 or go to kennethpaullesko.com for more info.

Legation, A Gallery: Correlation. Dawn Tekler uses long exposure times to imbue her darkened location shots with a sense of mood, and gallery owner Hilary Aurand continues her explorations of nighttime urban landscape in oils. Through April 8 at 1300 D West 78th St. Call 216-334-7080 or go to legationagallery.com.

Rotten Meat Gallery: Sublimation. CIA grad and music photog Dan Corrigan returns to two-dimensional art with a series of haunting drawings. Through March 30 at 1814 East 40th St. Visit them on Facebook.

Spaces: Speculative Models. Baltimore artist Marty Weishaar fills the gallery with bridges, airplanes, and toy car tracks to create a microcosm of crumbling infrastructure. Also: Cuyahoga Fugues Revisited. Nine years after her first Spaces residency, Guggenheim Fellow Margaret Cogswell returns to create a series of drawings and a mixed-media installation inspired by her time with the Cuyahoga. Also: It's All Yours: Posture Pointers to Make You Prettier. Printmaker and artist-in-residence Christi Birchfield builds an installation that meditates on the relationship between the ephemeral and the making of art. Through March 30 at 2220 Superior Viaduct. Call 216-621-2314 or visit spacesgallery.org.

Survival Kit: Vivid Parts. In a newly renovated and expanded space, David Cintron and Kate Kisicki display abstract paintings that recall landscapes and botanicals, and Nathaniel Murray hangs massive, ceiling-mounted assemblages (pictured). Through May 18 at 1305 West 80th St. Call 216-533-4885 or go to survivalkitgallery.com.

William Busta Gallery: NSEW. Christian Wulffen discusses his work in the gallery on Saturday, March 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. His show runs through April 21. Also: My Friend Dahmer. Excerpts and early drafts of local cartoonist Derf's graphic memoir of attending high school with America's most notorious cannibal are on display through April 21 at 2731 Prospect Ave.; call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.


3D ART Show. Never one to let James Cameron have all the fun, Breakneck hosts 15 local artists transposing cinematic 3D visual effects onto media like painting, photography, sculpture, and more. Glasses are provided for in-store use, or sold for $1 apiece. An opening reception will be held Saturday, March 24, from 6 to 10 p.m. Through April 14 at 17014 Madison Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-767-5610 or go to breakneckgallery.com.

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