Openings, shows, Workshops, job postings, equipment, & anything else that might involve the northern
Ohio clay community.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

8.25 + 26


8.25

Special Notice!!!!

Tonight’s NOC event has been rescheduled to Tuesday August 30th from 7-9pm due to the chance of rain.   If you had a schedule conflict and are now able to make it Tuesday please RSVP to Stephanie.  
Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.  Additional parking at Temple Emanu El across the street.  Hope to see you then!

8.26

Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org “Hidden Assembly, Public Displays of Data, and Moving Anthropologies.”  Opening 6-9PM.  The time to see shows at the old SPACES Gallery on Superior Viaduct is growing short, as the build-out has started on the new gallery over on Detroit Road next to the Bop Stop.  So hurry out to see the three new projects which open with a reception tonight. Los Angeles-based artist Tim Schwartz will debut a new piece looking at how our digital devices meld with our identities. Portland, Oregon’s Yaelle S. Amir has curated Hidden Assembly, looking at what has happened to labor in the digital age. AndMoving Anthropologies features video by three Portuguese artists.
The opening reception is free and open to all. Afterward, everyone’s invited to head over to the Duck Island Club for an afterparty with the artist. 10% of the alcohol sales will be donated to SPACES.


Kilns for sale!  CIA is selling some used kilns.

https://my.cia.edu/ICS/Business_Affairs/CIA_Store/Equipment_Used/

Kiln: Axner SK2831E kiln
$ 300.00
Axner SK2831E kiln
208volt, 72amp, 1phase with Bartlett Controller
Cord and shelves not included.

Kiln: Olympic Oval 3027T kiln
$ 300.00
Olympic oval 3027T
208volt, 36amp, 1phase
New elements installed in 2012 and in great shape
Bricks in kiln and lid are in great condition
May need a look at wiring between sections.

All purchases must be made and picked up by Friday August 26. CIA will not ship equipment.  Buyer assumes all responsibility on picking up the item.  All Items are sold AS-IS and with no implied warranty from CIA.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

8.12

8.12

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255, www.morganconservatory.org  “Confluence:  Twelve Collaborations.” Opening 6:30 – 8:30 pm.   The Morgan is pleased to host this group exhibition of well-known American paper artists who have partnered with printmakers, calligraphers and surface designers to create collaborative work that ranges from prints to books and everything in between. Not only do these collaborations allow the Morgan to exhibit work from some of the top artists and papermakers in the country, but it allows for unique works to be borne out of combining the creative powers of two such artists.  Exhibition runs through September 16.
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  “Mary Ann Sedivy:  Intuitive Variations and Dean Shaffer:  Studies from Direct Observation.”Opening 7-9pm. With intuition as a guide, artist Mary Ann Sedivy explores abstract compositions. This collection of spontaneous fresh paintings have underpinnings of the landscape and elements of structures. Energetic brush work paired with vibrant color accentuate the improvisational nature of these works. Artist Dean Shaffer examines the natural order revealed through the process of studying the connections of visual elements. Shaffer’s paintings represent an attempt to discover and understand better, by means of direct experience of seeing, these connections.

Walkabout Tremont. 5-10pm.  

LOOP Gallery 2180 W. 11th St., Tremont “Graphic artist Nathan Ward _ solo show.”  Opening 6pm-10pm with refreshments and music by DJ YESYES and John Elliott.  The show runs until September 8th.

8.25
 The Next NOC Event Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm!  

Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.


Wood Kiln Construction Workshop October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, Ohio BRUCE DEHNERT This will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. If you’re interested in kiln construction, wood-firing and work well with others, this workshop is for you. Dehnert has built kilns all over the U.S. and in other countries, including the first soda kiln in China. Since receiving his MFA from Alfred University, He has taught at universities around the world, including Hunter College and Parsons School of Design in New York City, the School of Art in New Zealand, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak on the island of Borneo and UMASS Dartmouth in Massachusetts. He has been published in, among others, Studio Potter , Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Ceramics Art and Perception and New Zealand Potter. He has received many awards for his work, including three Fletcher Challenge International Awards, the Carnegie Premiere Prize for Works on Paper, and the 2007 New Jersey Artist Fellowship Award. Bruce is currently head of Ceramics at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey. Tabor is in Ohio’s Amish country. It belongs to the Sisters of the Transfiguration and is home to two members of the Order. Please do plan to bring a half-dozen bisqued pieces to fire in the new kiln (we hope). There will be glazes you can use if you’d like. Workshop Tuition $575 for the workshop, which will last 10 days to two weeks, depending on how quickly the work goes. Participants are invited to stay in our guest house and share family style meals at no additional cost - there will be a bed for each - most rooms will be shared with one or two others, and you will need to tidy up after yourselves. For those who prefer, we are next door to a nice KOA camp. Butler and Loudonville, Ohio are both 6 or 8 miles away. For more information or to enroll contact the Sisters at hilaritas@aol.com

Friday, August 5, 2016

8.5-6


8.5
Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk All Over Waterloo.”  5-10pm.

8.6
Lakewood Artsfest.  Intersection of Detroit and Warren Road.  10am-6 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC members, Bette Drake, Yumiko Goto, Elaine Lamb, Andrea Leblond, Ikuko Miklowski, and Mark Yasenchack.

8.25
 The Next NOC Event Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm! 


Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.

Friday, July 29, 2016

7.29-31

7.29
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “Reigning Cats and Dogs.”  Opening 5-9pm. 

7.31
 “Alex Kraft (morning) and Calvin Ma (afternoon).”  Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactoryartists.com If interested please register ASAP there are a limited number of spots available! https://www.maycocolors.com/index.php/art-educators/visiting-artist-series    Workshop will be held in Gina DeSantis's ceramic studio.  Studio Ste C328, Classroom Ste C323.  Each Workshop costs $25 or $50 for the day!

Alex Kraft's Enriching the Surface: Monoprinting  workshop 9 am – Noon. Alex creates evocative surfaces through her use of brightly colored glazes and decorative techniques that include slip trailing, mishima, image transfer, non-fired techniques and other decorative treatments.  Participants will learn how to create surface designs in reverse on paper. You will transfer these hidden images to clay using a monoprinting technique. Attendees will incorporate the use of simple tarpaper templates to create hand-built forms. And you will leave with a small example that you will have created.

Calvin Ma “Homebody Sculptures.”  workshop 1 pm – 4 pm.  Calvin Ma's work focuses on the narratives of his struggles with social anxiety and also examines the role of toys not only as art, but also as mechanisms to cope with his anxieties. During his workshop, Calvin will be demonstrating his process of constructing one of his Homebody heads involving slip casting, altering and texturing. Focused heavily on applying textures before the firing process, Calvin will present how he achieves different surface treatments using various types of tools. If time allows, Calvin will also demonstrate the underglazing techniques he uses to achieve the wood-like finishes. Utilizing the action figure form in his sculptural work, Calvin explores personal issues and struggles with social anxiety. Calvin taps into a childlike sense of exploration and storytelling through his work.   (Image Above)

8.25
The Next NOC Event!!! Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm!   Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at smillerdavis@yahoo.com  so we have an idea of how many are attending.

10.15-29
 Wood Kiln Construction Workshop October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, Ohio.

Carol Ohl has taken down her old wood kiln and the bricks will be used to build a new kiln!  BRUCE DEHNERT will be leading the kiln construction workshop.  This will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. If you’re interested in kiln construction, wood-firing and work well with others, this workshop is for you.  Workshop Tuition $575 for the workshop, which will last 10 days to two weeks, depending on how quickly the work goes. Participants are invited to stay in our guesthouse and share family style meals at no additional cost - there will be a bed for each - most rooms will be shared with one or two others. Please do plan to bring a half-dozen bisqued pieces to fire in the new kiln (we hope). There will be glazes you can use if you’d like. For those who prefer, we are next door to a nice KOA camp.   For more information or to enroll contact athilaritas@aol.com


Thursday, July 14, 2016

7.15-17




7.15
Hedge Gallery 1300 W.78th Street, Cleveland  “Face Value.”  Opening 5-9pm. Features artists John W. Carlson, Sarah Curry, Brian Mouhlas and Douglas Max Utter ( Image Above)

West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.”  Open 5-9pm.

7.17
“Medina Art In the Park.”  11 AM to 5 PM. Featuring the Work of NOC’s own Bonnie J. Gordon.  (Image Above)

Friday, July 8, 2016

7.8-10

7.8
 Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont. “Walk Across America-Vacation.”  Opening 6-10 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s Own Theresa Yondo! 

Rescheduled!   Bourbon, Steel, & Silver Dollars is one of the most exciting art events in Cleveland. It is a pop up art gallery that features works from multi-disciplined artists including sculpture, painting, photography, and drawing. The participants are a very select group of 20+ local and national artists filling up a 15,000 sq ft space. This year will also feature new work from past artists as well as some new genres of art such as tattooing and performance.  The event will be held at 3500 Crane Center, Streetsboro, OH 44241. The doors will open at 5:00 and close at 11:30pm. Featuring the work of NOC artists Stephanie Craig, Todd Leech.

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  www.zygotepress.com  “Rasumuson artist in Residence with the work of Sara Tabbert, (NOC’s Own) Elizabeth Emery and Amy Casey.”  Opening 6-8pm. 

Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  “10”  Opening reception 7-9pm.  10 Artists representing 10 years of BAYArts Exhibitions.  

Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 W. 9th Street, Cleveland  “World Tour with Alexander Befelein.” 

Walkabout Tremont.

7.8-10

Cain Park Arts Festival.  Featuring the Work of NOC Members! Visit Link for more info!  http://www.cainpark.com/index.aspx?page=676

Thursday, June 30, 2016

7.1-3

7.1
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, www.marianeilartproject.org, 216.481.7722  “Michelangelo Lovelace.”  Opening 5-9pm. Cleveland artist Michelangelo Lovelace’s paintings are brimming with life — ordinary people doing ordinary things drawn from his own urban upbringing. In nearly 30 years working as an artist, he’s built a following of collectors, had numerous exhibits and last year, won the Cleveland Arts Prize. (Image Above)

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk All Over Waterloo.”  5-9pm.  

7.1-3

Boston Mills Artsfest.  Featuring the work of NOC’s Own Sandy Miller! http://bmbw.com/boston_mills_artfest.html for more info! Whoever thought to repurpose the Boston Mills-Brandywine ski lodge and slopescape in the Cuyahoga Valley, turning them into a venue for a fancy-schmantzy art show and sale, really deserves the Cleveland Arts Prize. The Boston Mills Artfest is 45 years old this year, and brings to the resort artists and crafters selling in practically every conceivable media: woodworking, glassblowing, photography, painting, sculpture, jewelry, pottery/ceramics, fabric and fashion accessories — you name it.