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. A reception will be held Friday, May 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. Through July 28 at Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-521-2540 or go to beckcenter.org.
Cleveland Museum of Art: Rembrandt in America. The largest collection of the painter's work exhibited in America in 100 years presents a comprehensive history of Rembrandt's reception and interpretation in the States, and illuminates how collectors' desire to own a Rembrandt fueled research into his work. Through May 28 at 11150 East Blvd. Tickets are $7 to $14. Call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org.
Crafty Goodness: A Craftastrophe! The quirky Lakewood boutique teams up with the Cleveland Craft Coalition to display the wares of 20 craftspeople in items as diverse as display art, textiles, clothes, toys, and jewelry. The fair runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at 15621 Madison Ave., Lakewood; call 216-226-4880 or visit Crafty Goodness Cleveland on Facebook.
The Gallery at Lakeland Community College:
Third Annual May Show. Regional artists present works in various media in this juried exhibition. An awards ceremony will be held Friday, May 18, beginning at 7 p.m., and will be followed by a reception. Through Friday, July 20, in the D Building at Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. Go to lakelandcc.edu/upcomeve/.
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 kennethpaullesko.com.
Kokoon Arts Gallery: The Magical Mystery Tour. Over a dozen Midwest artists touched by the divine and the psychedelic, including Susan Squires, Gary Spinosa, Greg Little, and Donna Webb, do their best to communicate the incommunicable. Also featuring works from China's Zhou brothers. Opens Friday, May 18, from 5 to 9 p.m. Through September 1 at 1305 West 80th St. Call 216-832-8212 or go to wgsproductions.com.
Negative Space Gallery: First Annual Student Art Show. Students from local schools display works recognizing 2012 as the Year of the Dragon. An opening reception will be held Saturday, May 19, starting at 4 p.m. Through May 31 at 3820 Superior Ave. Call 216-470-6092 or go to thinknegativespace.com.
1900 Studio: Patterns Worth Repeating. Photographer Mark Inglis, abstractionist Joan Hargate, and painter, ceramicist, and gallery owner Joy Sweeney display new works in a biannual exhibition. An opening reception will be held Thursday, May 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. Viewable by appointment through May 25 at 1900 Fulton Rd.; call 440-333-3390.
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 1point618gallery.com.
The 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, Craig Allen, Seika, Vincent George, Cecil K., Koni, and others. From Saturday, May 19, through June 23 at 27629 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood. A reception will be held Monday, May 21, from 4 to 8 p.m.; call 216-595-1376 or go to opus-gallery.com.
Summit ArtSpace: Human Paintbrush. Art+Practice, an independent film studio, premieres the final episode of their documentary web series THE AMERIKANS. The doc profiles Don Matis Jr., a Hudson artist who uses his own body as an instrument in the creation of spiritually inspired paintings. The screening starts at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, at 140 East Market Street, Akron. Learn more at akronfilm.com.
Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art
Holding Pattern. Jimmy Baker's abstractions evoke something like the grace and frenzy of animal movement; a strong and still hand emerges from the apparent chaos.A reception happens from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Through July 27 at 740 West Superior Ave. Call 216-830-8888 or go to shaheengallery.com to learn more.
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