2652847 SLweekly: Found children’s chalkboards aren’t everyday canvases for artists. For David Ruhlman, however, it was the perfect find for his CAT/ASTROPHE PAINTINGS (a detail from No. 2 is shown below). After viewing an exhibit about children devastated after the Chernobyl disaster, Ruhlman decided to create an exhibit featuring a series of 10 injured cartoon-like cats—his unique response to the disaster. Cat/astrophe paintings @ Art Access II Gallery, 339 W. Pierpont Ave., 328-0703, Feb. 17-March 10, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Reception: Feb. 17, 6-9 p.m.

ArtJesse Walker