Materiality. Three winners of the Creative Workforce Fellowship exhibit. Michael J. Mikula's intricate, stylized glassworks depicting designs of the 20th century channel Art Deco. Stephen Yusko's metal constructions are instantly recognizable in their embodied functions. Sai Sinbondit's adaptable structures draw upon his own family's experiences in refugee camps to provide practical possibilities for displaced persons. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 8, from 6 to 9 p.m. Through July 21 at 2175 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights. Call 216-371-3457 or go to heightsarts.org.
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.
Loren Naji Studio and Gallery: Celebrate Cleveland. Photographer Victoria Miller and graphic artist Rick Novario exhibit digitally altered views of our industrial city along with works by Michael Nekic. Also: Beautiful Possibility. Currently artist-in-residence at Spaces, Alison Pebworth brings her cross-country tour to Cleveland, with interactive exhibits that explore what it means to be an American. Both shows are open through June 23 at 2138 West 25th St.; call 216-621-6644 or go to lorennaji.com.
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.
Rotten Meat Gallery: Secret Wishes and Dark Dreams. Anna Taraova's mural-like paintings spin together candy colors with the surreal imagery of dreams to explore the mad windings of creativity and fortune. Through June 30 at 1814 E. 40th St., suite 4B. Call 216-469-4896 or visit Rotten Meat Gallery on Facebook.
Sculpture Center: Stirring Waters/Between Two Bodies. Works by 10 Massachusetts artists. Peter Haines invokes the primeval with monolithic bronzes in deceptively simple shapes, like hunter-gatherer carvings. Hannah Verlin infuses humor into her mass construction of simple figures that form sets greater than the sum of their parts. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 8, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Through July 17 at 1834 East 123 St. Call 216-229-6527 or go to sculpturecenter.org.
Solon Center for the Arts Gallery: Through My Eyes. Wally Kaplan recalls the people and animals she saw on her travels through Africa and the Galapagos Isles in a series of oil paintings. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Through June 29 at 6315 SOM Center Rd., Solon; call 440-337-1400 or go to solonarts.org.
Studio 2091: Reuse Muse: New Works by Bridget D. Ginley. More than 20 new works range from sculptural droids made from mixing bowls to spiders created from discarded wire, computer mice, and jewelry. Through July 27 at 2091 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls. Call 330-962-4292 or visit studio2091.com.
Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College: The First Earth Show — Part 3. Cleveland artists Debra Sue Solecki and Paul Newsome and Californian Martin Kanton pay tribute to the planet. Their paintings and mixed-media works employ natural materials like clay, metal, and raw pigment. An opening reception will be held Friday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Through July 27 at Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Rd., Pepper Pike. Go to ursuline.edu/campus_resources/wasmer_gallery/index.html.
William Busta Gallery: Susan Umbenhour. Umbenhour constructs reliefs in two and three dimensions in fantastic colors in a choreography of frames in space; a reception will be held Friday, June 8, from 5 to 9 p.m. Also: Occupying a Space. At once photographic and stylized, Darius Stewart's portraits waft warmth between the subject and viewer. Both shows through July 28 at 2731 Prospect Ave. Call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.
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