3D Art Show. Paintings pop off the walls at this second annual exhibition of art layered with optical illusions. Borrow glasses for free, or purchase at the gallery for $2 apiece. An opening reception will be held Saturday May 25 from 6 to 10 p.m., followed by an after-party at Spitfire Saloon, 1539 West 117th St., Cleveland. Through June 15 at 17020 Madison Ave., Lakewood. For more information, call 216-767-5610 or go to breakneckgallery.com.
Cleveland Print Room
Spotlight. Showcasing the work some two-dozen young or emerging photographers includes works from students at Tri-C, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, and Cleveland Institute of Art. Various styles, subjects, and technologies display the diversity of artistic practices amongst local photographers. Through June 30. Crusade for Art. Monday, May 27 at 12 p.m., Atlanta, GA-based artist Jennifer Schwartz will give a talk on the future of art collection and distribution, and give tips to artists on marketing their work. Located at 2550 Superior Ave. For more information, call 216-401-5981 or go to clevelandprintroom.com.
The Fortune of Books. Mike Liner photographs books that have been neglected on library shelves for years or decades at a time. The project serves as a meditation on the past and future of the book's history as a printed artifact. Located at 1300 West 78th St. A closing reception will be held on Friday May 31, from 5 to 10 p.m. For more information, call 614-378-9877 or go to forumartspace.com.
The Gallery at Lakeland Community College
The 4th Annual May Show. This juried exhibit includes some of Northeast Ohio's most prominent artists and spans media from painting and sculpture to fiber and ceramics. An awards ceremony will be held Friday May 17 at 7 p.m., and will be followed by an opening reception lasting until 9 p.m. On display through July 19 at 7700 Clocktower Drive, Building D, Kirtland. For more information, call 440-525-7029 or go to lakelandcc.edu/gallery.
Crusade for Art. In the NEO leg of her nationwide traveling project cultivating public awareness of local arts scenes, Atlanta-based Jennifer Schwartz hosts an exhibit of the works of Cleveland-area photographers Donald Black, Jr.,Stephanie Mercer, Angelo Merendino, Dan Morgan, and Julia Van Wagenen. At 1 p.m. Sunday May 26, the artist will lead a discussion with area artists and attendees about fine arts collecting and community engagement. Located at 15118 Detroit Ave., Lakewood. For more information, call 216-226-4401, or go to theroot-cafe.com or crusadeforart.com.
Todd Hido: Excerpts from Silver Meadows. Over 100 images make up this reflection on the dark, cold side of suburban life from Todd Hido, a Kent, Ohio native now based out of the Bay Area. Where I'm Calling From. Hido curates an exhibit of works selected from The Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Foundation's massive art collection. Opening Friday May 24, with a free public reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Through August 23 at 1460 West 29th St. For more information, call 216-938-5429 or go to transformerstation.org.