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5 things to do in NEO: Art exhibits, Y-Haven Theatre and OPUS 216

"Headlands Light" by Laurence Channing [Bonfoey Gallery]
"Headlands Light" by Laurence Channing

A visual feast of art exhibits is on view in Northeast Ohio including a gallery hop with a musical soundtrack. Here are five artistic options for the fall season.

"Laurence Channing: Paintings and Pastels"

Bonfoey Gallery presents new work by Cleveland Arts Prize winner Laurence Channing featuring scenes of Cleveland painted primarily in pastels. " Laurence Channing: Paintings and Pastels" is on view by appointment through Dec. 30.

OPUS 216

The classical group OPUS 216 serves as the musical backdrop to 78 Street Studios' monthly Third Friday gallery open house this week in Cleveland's Gordon Square Arts District. Visitors can stroll the galleries and enjoy the music of OPUS 216 in the smART Space Friday, Nov. 19, starting at 5 p.m.

"The Other Side of 8: On Location with Don Julien"

Cleveland native Don Julien is a film director and producer who scouts locations for studio and independent films while taking photos along the way. He discusses his exhibition, " The Other Side of 8," at Foothills Galleries in Cleveland Heights Sunday, Nov. 21, at 4:30 p.m.

"People, Power and Protests in the Pandemic"

During the pandemic lockdown photojournalist Jason Wood captured moments of protest in Columbus with his camera. Those images are on view at Chagrin Arts in the exhibit " People, Power & Protests in the Pandemic: A Photojournalists View of Free Ohio Now and Black Lives Matter" beginning Sunday, Nov. 21, at 3 p.m.

"12,000 Steps"

Cleveland Public Theatre stages " 12,000 Steps" created and performed by members of its Y-Haven Theatre Project, a partnership with the Greater Cleveland YMCA. The latest Y-Haven production is onstage Nov. 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m.


Dave DeOreo is coordinating producer for Ideastream Public Media’s arts and culture team.