Fri 4/21 @ 5-9PM
With trees in full blossom, spring is also in full bloom at 78th Street Studios where a host of new shows will go on view at this month’s Third Friday Artwalk.
At the very back and top of the four-story building, you’ll find the Popeye Gallery in the Survival Kit space. It’s debuting Thought Vacation: New Works by Joey Goergen, Justin Michael Will, Karolena Kuhn, Kristina Kuhn, Buzz Szilagyi, and Justin Michael Will, curated by Cleveland Institute of Art student Joey Goergen with Popeye Gallery’s Omid Tavakoli.
Each artist will have their own space to do their own work or interact with the other artists; expect to find the gallery covered with wall-to-wall art in addition to a pop-up shop where the artists will be selling small items like shirts, pins and zines.
Downstairs, E11even2 gallery presents Rock, Paper, Scissors, ROCK! (A Rock and Roll Exhibition) with 20 artists inspired by rock and roll.
“This show highlights all genres of rock music, citing a specific band, solo artist, or song,” says curator/gallery owner Rich Cihlar. “I listen to music while I make art, and it only seemed right to show the influence behind the art.” Expect a lot of fun and inexpensive art with the popular culture references E11even2 specializes in.
A few doors down at Zaina Gallery, there’s a new show with a more serious theme. Photographer Amber Ford, a 2016 CIA grad, presents her series By Force & By Choice, a timely show which takes a look at Cleveland-area immigrants and refugees.
Of course that’s just the tip of the iceberg in this huge busy building. Check 78th Street Studios’ website for a full listing of what’s happening.