Beachwood Community Center
Hungarian Rhapsody. This celebration of Hungarian-American culture features work by six local contemporary artists, including Dave Szekeres, Judy Takács and Kristina Walter. An opening reception, featuring a performance by REGöS dance troupe, will be held Sunday March 3 from 2 to 5 p.m. Through March 24 at 25255 Fairmount Blvd. For more information, call 216-464-1070 or go to beachwoodohio.com/communitycenter.html.
Stiletto Dropkick. This ain't your grandma's female artist exhibition. Danielle Ladovich, Angela Oster, Rachel Latina, Oliver and Meredith Hahn's works confront viewers with frightfulness, humor, and weirdness that is usually not seen in the fine arts. An opening reception with the artists will be held Saturday March 2 from 6 to 10 p.m. Through March 30 at 17020 Madison Ave. Lakewood. For more information, call 216-767-5610 or go to breakneckgallery.com.
Cleveland Artists Foundation
Evolutionary Excerpts. Oberlin-based artist Audra Skuodas displays works from her five-decade spanning career, encompassing painting, handmade books, drawings, and mixed media compositions. All works seek to limn the psychological or spiritual depth of the human. An opening reception will be held Friday March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday April 20 from 2 to 4 p.m., nine award-winning local poets will read works inspired by Skuodas' paintings, and the artist will discuss her work. Through May 27 at 17801 Detroit Ave. Call 216-227-9507 or go to clevelandartists.org.
Gallery West at Cuyahoga Community College
Extreme Nature. Seven regional artists construct images of nature that emphasize both its beauty, and the violent extremes it is capable of, as displayed in hauntingly remembered disasters like Superstorm Sandy and global climate change. Opening Monday March 4, with an artists' reception Wednesday March 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. Through April 5 at 11000 Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma. Call 216-987-5322 for more information.
Rotten Meat Gallery
Wastelands. Harris Johnson draws on every visual resource available from Warner Bros. cartoons to the works of Pablo Picasso to paint the truths of the life of a working artist. An opening reception will be held Friday, March 1 from 6 to 10 p.m. Through March 30 at 1814 East 40th St., Suite 4B. For more information, call 216-469-4896 or go to rottenmeatgallery.com.
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