Good news — 1305 Gallery reopens this Friday after a several-month hiatus with Be Easy, an exhibition of new ceramics by local artist Katie Schwartz. Schwartz’ work features “two-dimensional narratives on three-dimensional surfaces,” which seems to mean an array of animal life presented in amusing but thought-provoking style. These distinctive individuals are closely related to the stuffed animals Schwartz is also known for. Be Easy’s Final Friday opening runs from 6 to 11 p.m.; regular gallery hours (Thursday Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment) also resume. The show will be on view through Sept. 23. A photography exhibition is set to follow, as part of FotoFocus, and regularly scheduled exhibitions will continue as before at 1305. Friday, Aug. 31. 1305 Gallery. 1305 Main St., Over-the-Rhine. 1305gallery.blogspot.com.