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Face Off. This deconstruction of the genre of portraiture pushes beyond the representation of the face as an expression of individual personality and uses the broader body, images of intimate spaces, and clippings from person documents like diaries to try to express the inexpressible psyche. Through March 15 at 1300 West 78th St. For more information, call 614-378-9877 or go to


William Busta Gallery

Looking West. Local artist Lori Kella combines sculpture and photography to create "landscape" images that are more than what they seem. Through March 16 at 2731 Prospect Ave. For more information, call 216-298-9071 or go to williambustagallery.com.

Zygote Press

4U. Students and faculty fromThe University of Akron, Kent State University, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cleveland State University display how one media—printmaking—can contain an infinity of expressions. An opening reception and open portfolio session will be held Saturday February 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Through March 23 at 1410 East 30th St. For more information, call 216-621-2900, or go to



Heavy Petals. Youngstown native Molly Pamela's works in various media reflect an attempt to express personal emotional responses to enduring sexism, and individual and collective efforts to achieve gender equality. Through April 6 at 3910 Lorain Ave. Call 216-407-9558 or go to buckbuckcle.blogspot.com.

The Cleveland Museum of Art

British Drawings. The museum offers visitors a rare opportunity to see fragile, light-sensitive drawings from greats of English painting from the Rococo to the Edwardian periods. Featured artists include Thomas Gainsborough, William Blake, William Turner, and John Ruskin. Through May 26.

Picasso and the Mysteries of Life: La Vie. In this first show in the interactive exhibit space Gallery One, historic and forensic resources help viewers untangle the processes leading up to Picasso's early masterpiece "La Vie." Through April 21 at 11150 East Blvd., University Circle. Call 216-421-7350 or go to clevelandart.org.

Mastroianni Photography and Arts

Veterans of the Art Walk. Steven Mastroianni displays images of artists past and present based out of the Tremont neighborhood. Through March 30 at 2688 W. 14th St. For more information, call 216-235-6936 or go to


Rotten Meat Gallery

Free Your Mind and the Rest will Follow. Malcolm and Kareem Barret display stencil-based works and collages that examine Jazz history and the human condition. The show will run through February 23 at 1814 East 40th Suite 4B. Call 216-469-4896 or search for Rotten Meat Gallery on Facebook.  


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