Bonfoey Gallery:Persistent Image. Stephen Pentak displays a series of landscape oil paintings on panel and paper. The images of grassy plains shadowed by mountains are informed by tradition, but also visually playful, often doubling the spare trees with their own reflections on water. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. The exhibit is showing through Nov. 10 at 1710 Euclid Ave. Call 216-621-0178 or go to bonfoey.com.
Breakneck Gallery: Cinema Redux 3. In this third annual group show celebrating cinema, high art like Requiem for a Dream, cult classics like Tank Girl, and forgotten, confounding B-movies like Orca all receive tributes in posters you won't see at the local theater. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 10 p.m. The exhibit is showing through Nov. 9 at 17020 Madison Ave., Lakewood. Call 216-767-5610 or go to breakneckgallery.com.
Doubting Thomas Gallery Haunted. Over 20 artists including Joe Ayala, Keith Corcoran, and Natalia Dale display seasonally macabre art in media as diverse as photography, sculpture, installation, and even culinary art. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 6 to 10 p.m. The gallery is located at 856 Jefferson Ave., and open Oct. 13 and Oct. 19 & 20 from 5 to 9 p.m. Additional viewing hours by appointment. Call 216-394-0098, or search for Doubting Thomas Gallery on Facebook.
SpringBoard Artists at Sin Factory: ArtiSIN. Beck Center sculpture teacher Jeannie Oakar began SpringBoard Artists as a biannual promotion for her art and that of her friends. Friends of friends got involved, and this year's show features work by 25 local artists, including paintings by Justin Brennan (pictured), prints by Sarah Darby, and ceramics by Larry Goebelt. Two days only (Oct. 12 & 13) from 6 to 11 p.m. at 1668 East 40th St. Local poets Blaire Miller, Bommer, and Jennifer Sutowski Napier will perform readings.
William Busta Gallery: Life Slow Still. Timothy Callaghan challenges viewers to notice. He relocates traditional genres like landscape and still life into urban environments, the setting for countless vital but overlooked scenes. An opening reception will be held Friday, Oct. 12 from 5 to 9 p.m. The artist will speak at the gallery on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. The exhibit is showing through Nov. 10 at 2731 Prospect Ave. Call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.
The Cleveland Museum of Art: Studio Glass in Focus: Dialogue and Innovation. Northern Ohio is given a central place in the narrative of this show, which documents the rise of fine art glass sculpture over the last half-century. Toledo-based ceramicist Harvey Littleton and chemist Dominick Labino are highlighted as the first American practitioners of glass-blowing. Representative pieces from current CIA faculty member Brent Kee Young's "fossil series" are represented, as are works from global artists such Stanislav Libenský, Jaroslava Brychtová, and Dante Marioni. The exhibition runs through April 14 at 11150 East Blvd. in University Circle. Call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org.
Galeria Quetzal: Calacas, Calaveras y Catrinas. This show's title refers to the traditional symbols of the Mexican Day of the Dead, here used by local artists to craft works in both traditional and contemporary styles. The Day of the Dead celebration will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, with a costume contest and traditional food served from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition runs through Nov. 10 at 12400 Mayfield Rd. Call 216-421-8223 or go to galeriaquetzal.com.