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Art on Walls 

Your guide to galleries and museums this week


Metal sculptor Jerry Schmidt is keeping his studio in the Waterloo neighborhood of Cleveland, but he's closed his gallery there to open a new one in the eastern suburb of Willoughby Hills. "My dentist had a couple of office suites in his building that went empty, so I completely gutted them out and built new gallery space," Schmidt says. The new Waterloo 7 gallery has 11 rooms plus hallways and bathrooms — all of which are packed for the upcoming show, which features a mini arts festival outside. Among the 20-plus artists showing work are painters Jenna Fournier and Brian Jones, aluminum sculptor Dawn Johnson, and Mekon drummer and guitarist Jon Langford. It happens from 1 to 10 p.m. at Waterloo 7 Gallery (35005 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills, 239-293-9548, Regular hours are 1 to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, till 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and till 6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday. — Gill

On view now at area galleries and museums:

Akron Art Museum: Andrew Moore-Detroit Disassembled: Moore has put together a collection of photos that capture the decline of this once-great industrial giant, showing the vast empty space that once used to be populated areas. Moore's exhibit debuts in Akron before moving on to tour nationally. Through October 10 at the Akron Art Museum, One South High Street in Akron. Call 330-376-9185. The museum is open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and until 9 p.m. Thursday.

Artseen Gallery: Lunar Paraphrase: The Terrain of Intimacy: For more than two decades, painter Douglas Max Utter's work has been pulled in several directions. This career retrospective includes 18 mostly large paintings. Through September 19 at 5591 Liberty Ave., Vermilion. Open from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Call 440-963-0611 or visit

Asterisk Gallery:

19 Invitational: As usual, Asterisk owner Dana Depew has gathered a crew of 19 artists about as diverse as a shotgun blast, from veterans Patricia Zinsmeister Parker and Mindy Tousley to up-and-comers Natalie Capannelli and Brandon Juhasz. Through August 7 at 2393 Professor St. in Tremont. Hours are 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment. Admission is free. Call 330-304-8528 or visit

Brandt Gallery: Edward Shahala: Shalala creates temporary installations featuring canvas thread, which he uses to draw abstract lines in landscapes.The work exists for only a couple of hours, during which Shalala documents the process, then cleans up after himself. What viewers actually see are photographs, which include the abstractions he made. Through August 7 at 1028 Kenilworth Ave. in Tremont. Noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays or by appointment. Admission is free. Call 216-621-1610 or visit

Cleveland Artists Foundation: The Kokoon Arts Club: Cleveland Revels! The Kokoon Art Club was founded in Cleveland in 1911, and to fund their activities, the group would throw an annual bal masque that brought out thousands of Clevelanders. In this exhibit are costumes, photos, and poster sketches from those events. Through July 31 at Beck Center for the Arts, 17801 Detroit Avenue, Lakewood. Call 216-227-9507 or visit

Cleveland Museum of Art: Midwest Modern: The Color Woodcuts of Mabel Hewitt: Cleveland artist Mabel Hewitt uses her woodcuts to show scenes of remote areas of the United States. Through October 24. Also: Andrew Borowiec: Cleveland Photographs: The Akron native documents the Flats through black-and-white photography. Through October 17 at 11150 East Boulevard. Open Tuesday-Sunday at 10 a.m. Closes at 9 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, and at 5 p.m. all other days. Call 216-421-7350 or visit

Heights Arts: Lake Effects: A tribute to Lake Erie, this exhibit shows a collection of work from regional photographers. Through July 24 at 2163 Lee Road. Open Thursday-Saturday from 1:30-9:30 p.m. Call 216-371-3457 or visit

Legation, a Gallery: Dott Schneider: The Burrows: An expression of Schneider's "connection to and observation of the desert," a series of mixed-media paintings and a large-scale installation that represent the impact desert life left on her as an artist. Through September 17 at Legation, A Gallery, 1300 D, West 78th St. Call 216-650-4201 or visit

Local Girl Gallery: Unheard Of: Photos by Lakewood artist Tate Davidson. Through August 14 at 16101 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood. Gallery is open Tuesdays through Thursdays from noon-5 p.m., and till 6 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Call 216-228-1802 or go to

Museum of Contemporary Art: Aïda Ruilova: The Singles 1999-Now: New York artist Ruilova has created single channel videos characterized by screams and whimpers mixed with images of darkness and confined spaces. Through August 15. Also: Marilyn Minter: Super close-ups of turgid lips, licking tongues, sultry eyes — Minter's 2009 video Green Pink Caviar is made up of eight minutes of models' mouths sucking and licking Jell-O and candy. But that video, as well as Minter's photos and large enamel-on-aluminum paintings, also have grotesque qualities that seem to be more criticism than celebration of the decadent glamour we typically associate with fashion mags. Through August 15 at 8501 Carnegie Ave. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and Wednesdays until 8 p.m. Call 216-421-8671 or visit

1point618 Gallery: Was It a Dream? Was I In It? Amber Kempthorn's love of music inspires these "scenes from daydreams," interwoven with fragments of songs by Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Cohen, and Blur. This is the first solo show for the 2000 graduate of Hiram College. Through July 23 at 6421 Detroit Ave. Call 216-281-1618 or visit

The Pop Shop: A Day in the Life: Local artist Billy Nainiger shows a collection of artwork dedicated zto the Beatles. Through paintings, collages, and media, Nainiger captures the essence of one of the most beloved bands in history. At 17020 Madison Ave. in Lakewood. Call 216-227-8440 for more info or go to

Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art: Charles Kanwischer: Recent Drawings: Kanwischer's old-school attention to detail is the opposite of his subjects' carelessness. He mocks the cleared land and hastily built houses on the cutting edge of sprawl with his meticulous graphite-pencil technique. Through July 30 at 740 W. Superior Ave.. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Call 216-830-8888 or visit

Wall Eye Gallery: Joe Ayala: MMIV-MMX: Ayala goes for the big and time-honored themes: history, beauty, humor, and death. Through August 8 at 5304 Detroit Ave. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, and by appointment. Call 216-640-7769 or visit

William Busta Gallery: Brinsley Tyrrell-Ohio Lands Forever: When he moved to Portage County in 1975, Tyrrell began drawing the vast landscape around him in pastel. Years later, he has picked up his habit of drawing the landscape he knows again — this time using glass enamels. Ohio farmland comes to life with scenes of all four seasons from Tyrrell's memories. Through July 31 at 2731 Prospect Avenue. Open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call 216-298-9071 or visit

Zygote Press Gallery: The Art Quarter Exhibition: A juried show of works by artists in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood. Open Wednesday noon-3 p.m. and Saturday noon-4 p.m. Through July 30 at 1410 E. 30th Street. Call 216-621-2900 or visit

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