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At local galleries and museums

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.

Akron Art Museum: 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 showcase 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.

Bonfoey Gallery: 2000 to 2012. Laurence Channing exhibits 12 years' worth of charcoal drawings, rendering a contemporary history of Cleveland's homes and lakeside landscapes. Through June 9 at 1710 Euclid Ave.; call 216-621-0178 or go to bonfoey.com.

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. 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.

The Gallery at Lakeland Community College:

Third Annual May Show. Regional artists present works in various media in this juried exhibition. Through Friday, July 20, in the D Building at Lakeland Community College, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland. Go to lakelandcc.edu/upcomeve/.

Gallery at the Old Stone Church: Metamorphosis. This photography series tracks the lives of those who seek assistance through Cleveland's Transitional Housing Inc. "Before and after" shots, paired with biographical information, show how women benefited from the organization's programs. Through May 31 at 1380 Ontario St. Call 216-241-6145 or go to galleryatoldstone.com.

Kokoon Arts Gallery: The Magical Mystery Tour. Over a dozen Midwest artists touched by the divine and the psychedelic do their best to communicate the incommunicable. Also featuring works from China's Zhou brothers. Through September 1 at 1305 West 80th St. Call 216-832-8212 or go to wgsproductions.com.

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.

O Gallery: Works by Lisa Briemeier. Briemeier takes advantage of the special qualities of oil and watercolor to explore her varied encounters with light. Through May 31 at 2101 Richmond Rd., Beachwood; call 330-921-1236 or go to theogallery.net for more information.

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 and Craig Allen. Through June 23 at 27629 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood; call 216-595-1376 or go to opus-gallery.com.

Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art: Holding Pattern. Jimmy Baker's abstractions evoke something like the grace and frenzy of animal movement. Through July 27 at 740 West Superior Ave. Call 216-830-8888 or visit shaheengallery.com to learn more.

William Busta Gallery:Chorus in Which There Are Many People, Some Singing. Don Harvey uses operatic imagery to create a haunting atmosphere of dominance and control. Also: Ghost Stories. Lane Cooper's linear abstractions, like blue, violet, gold, and green static represent the boundaries of knowledge at the border between consciousness and unconsciousness. Both exhibitions run through Saturday, June 16, at 2731 Prospect Ave.; call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.

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