All Matters Gallery: Flight to Light. Photographs, stained glass, carvings, and more from 50 local artists celebrate the equinox and rites of spring, especially through the celebration of all creatures of the air. Through May 31 at 79 North Main St., Chagrin Falls. Call 440-247-8979 or go to allmatters.net.
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Art Interprets Alzheimer's. Sculptor and potter George Roby and portrait artist Herbert Ascherman raise awareness for the Alzheimer's Association's Cleveland chapter by exploring the ravages of the disease on its victims and their families. An opening reception will be held March 30 from 5 to 8 p.m., and the exhibition will run through April 28 at 1834 East 123rd St. Call 216-721-9020 or go to artistsarchives.org.
Breakneck Gallery: 3D ART Show. Never one to let James Cameron have all the fun, Breakneck hosts 15 local artists transposing cinematic 3D visual effects onto painting, photography, sculpture, and more. Glasses provided for in-store use, or on sale for $1 apiece. Through April 14 at 17020 Madison Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-767-5610 or go to breakneckgallery.com.
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. Through May 5 at Beck Center for the Arts: 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-521-2540 or go to clevelandartists.org.
Cleveland Institute of Art: Art of Scale & Form. Recently retired CIA sculpture professor Barbara Stanczak displays a selection of her work from the last two decades, revisiting creations that complicated or made paradoxes of the relationship between visual and tactile experience. Rhode Islander David Cole presents a two-ton music box rebuilt from the parts of an industrial compactor. An opening reception will be held March 30 from 6 to 8 p.m., and the exhibition will run through May 18. Also: The Cuba Project. The final fruits of a unique international artists-in-residence program will be exhibited in a closing reception March 30 from 5 to 6 p.m. Located at 11141 East Blvd. Call 216-421-7407 or go to cia.edu/reinberger_galleries/.
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 216-650-4201 or go to legationagallery.com.
Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory: The Mirror Never Breaks. John Adams, Clare Murray Adams, and Suzanne McClelland use drawing, encaustics, and mixed-media assemblages to explore the interplay of personal and collective memories. An opening reception will be held March 30 from 7 to 9 p.m., and the show will run through May 13 at 1754 East 47th St. Call 216-361-9255 or go to morganconservatory.org.
Negative Space: Cardio Art. Jose Vasquez brings his experience as both an artist and a professional telemetry technician to his series of paintings of the human heart, which emphasize the organ's vital rhythms. An opening reception and open-mic event will be held on Saturday, March 31, from 6 to 10 p.m. Through April 28 at 3820 Superior Ave. For more information, call 216-470-6092 or go to thinknegativespace.com.
Above Ground, Beneath the Surface. Jennifer Omaitz freezes moments of disaster in semi-abstract, semi-architectural paintings that accentuate the raw, tactile physicality of paint to emphasize the drama of the scene. An opening reception will be held on the evening of March 30. The exhibition will run through April 29 at 6421 Detroit Ave. Call 216-281-1618 or go to 1point618gallery.com.