SPACE237, the newest downtown gallery at 237 North Michigan St., will open its second exhibition with a reception Friday. Featured in the show “Canvas vs. Steel” are five young painters and sculptors - Jason Nickel, Greg Noviski, Stephan Rittenbery, Eric Small, and Brian Tubbs - who will install their paintings and mixed media sculpture for viewing through Feb. 24.
The opening reception will feature music by Michael Szuberla and food by young chefs Sarah Osborne and Pete Vauthy. The party is to start at 7 and continue to midnight. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.
The Willard Wankleman Gallery is showing “The Lopsided Grin: Facing the New Century,” with a collection of visual farces and satires by artists including Ed Paschke, Mark Soppeland, Gladys Nillson, and Masami Teraoka. The show runs through Feb. 1. On Jan. 26, Eleanor Spiess-Ferris, another artist in the exhibit, will speak on her view of human nature at 7 p.m. in Room 204 of the Fine Arts Building.
Works may be seen through Feb. 11 in the gallery in Sandusky High School, 2130 Hayes Ave., where hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday-Friday.
The Michigan Guild Gallery in Ann Arbor will open “366 Days,” an installation and collection of recent works in mixed media by Heidi Dauphin, on Jan. 16. Hours at the gallery, 118 North Fourth Ave., are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. The show will run through Feb. 16.