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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

4.27-28

4.27
Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185, www.akronartmuseum.org  “Artist Talk – Beth Cavener.”  6:30 pm.  (Image Above)

4.28

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, CLE 216.361.9255, www.morganconservatory.orgArtist-in-Residence Talk: (NOC’s own) Elaine Battles & Joey Behrens.”   Talk 7-8:15 pm. Join us for a talk with Elaine Battles and Joey Behrens, two of our 2017 artists-in-residence — unified by their use of sculptural forms that incorporate paper.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

4.20-23

4.20-22
Wayne Center for the Arts, 237 S. Walnut Street, Wooster.  “Functional Ceramics Workshop.”  Opening tonight 7-9pm.  Workshop Friday and Saturday.  Featuring Nick Joerling (Image Above), Tara Wilson and Liz Zlot Summerfield.  
4.21
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org  “Emergent 2017.”  Opening 6-9pm. This year, the Heights Arts gallery committee selected 12 artists from a list of institutions including the Cleveland Institute of Art, Kent State University, the University of Akron, and Baldwin Wallace University.  
78th Street Studios, 1300 West 78th Street, CLE  “Third Fridays.”  6-9pm.

4.22
River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 440 331-8406, www.rivergalleryarts.com  “Ceramics Invitational Closing Party.”  Open 2-5pm.  
Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org  “Monster Drawing Rally.”  Open 6-10 pm.  $5, free for members.  

4.23
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky 419.625.1188  www.sanduskyculturalcenter.org  “It’s a Game.”  Opening 1-4pm.  

Opportunity!
Liz Maugans, co-founder and executive director of Zygote Press, has created a new project titled The Artist’s Trust: A Portrait of the Artist in Cuyahoga County. It’s part of MOCA Cleveland’s summer exhibition Constant as the Sun, which will open Fri 6/2 and run through Sun 9/17.  She’s calling for all interested Cuyahoga County artists 18 and over to submit a self-portrait in any medium. All that’s required is that you self-identify as an artist. The portrait must fit on an 8.5” x 11” vertical paper or board and fit into a 9” x 12” envelope.
Send it to:  The Artist’s Trust c/o Liz Maugans  1410 East 30th St.

Cleveland, OH 44114

Thursday, April 13, 2017

4.13-15

4.13
Harris-Stanton Gallery, 1370 W. 9th Street, CLE  “Art-tini Auction for the Harris Stanton Gallery Scholarship Fund at CIA.”  4.13-4.20  Closing reception April 20th.  

4.14
Tremont Artwalk.  6-10pm.  

4.15
Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., CLE 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Artists Books and Panel Discussion.”  3PM.  One of the many manifestations of this year’s Cuban artist exchange spearheaded by the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program is a collaboration with Collective Arts Network, Literary Cleveland and Waterloo Arts. Artist books from a small artisanal press Ediciones Vigia in Mantanzas, Cuba, are currently of display at Waterloo Arts in From the San Juan to the Cuyahoga: Artist Books of Ediciones Vigia.
Today Waterloo Arts is hosting a panel about artist-designed small press books. It will include writer Laura Ruíz Montes, editor of Ediciones Vigia, local collaborator Damaris Puñales Alpizar of Case Western Reserve University, CAN Journal editor Michael Gill and Cleveland small press publisher RA Washington. The discussion will be in English and Spanish. The books will be on view during the panel and remain on view through 5/19. It’s free and open to all.

Opportunity!
Liz Maugans, co-founder and executive director of Zygote Press, has created a new project titled The Artist’s Trust: A Portrait of the Artist in Cuyahoga County. It’s part of MOCA Cleveland’s summer exhibition Constant as the Sun, which will open Fri 6/2 and run through Sun 9/17.  She’s calling for all interested Cuyahoga County artists 18 and over to submit a self-portrait in any medium. All that’s required is that you self-identify as an artist. The portrait must fit on an 8.5” x 11” vertical paper or board and fit into a 9” x 12” envelope.
Send it to:  
The Artist’s Trust c/o Liz Maugans
1410 East 30th St.
Cleveland, OH 44114


Thursday, April 6, 2017

4.7-8

4.7
Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st St., CLE www.brickceramics.com  “Mornings With…”  Closing Reception 6-10pm. 

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., CLE 216.692.9500 artscollinwood.org  “Walk All Over Waterloo.”  Open 5-10pm.  The Satellite Gallery, located in that weird silver house on E. 156th just off Waterloo, is, appropriately, taking a look at the great outdoors with Natural Environments: Serene, Wild, & Growing. Cimira Crews, Joshua Harris, Iman Harrison, Ashley Jones, Dante Player, Imari Rivers, Christine Chapman-Sung, Daila Wilson and Serenity Wyatt from the Center for Inspired Learning, and their leader, Carmen Romine, created a biosphere from repurposed materials at Satellite Gallery. In addition, “artstronauts” John Guarnieri, Allyn Rosser and Nicolae Sadovnic have created installations for the show. See them from 5-9pm.  Stop in Waterloo Arts from 5-9pm for the grand opening of From San Juan to the Cuyahoga. It features intricate artist books made from recycled materials representing the small literary press scenes in Matanzas, Cuba, and Cleveland.  Praxis Fiber Workshop’s gallery will be debuting work by four artists from outside Cleveland in Round 2_Centrifugal, with a reception from 6-9pm. The work of Naomi Clark, Eliza Fernand, Karolina Gnatowski and John Paul Morabito includes hand and jacquard weaving, painted soft sculptures, video, and quilt and fabric installation.  You’ll want to stop in at Maria Neil Art Project — make it your last stop because these party animals are open until 10 — for the closing of Paul Sydorenko’s 366 Days of Skulls, featuring a year’s worth of work in which the artist drew skulls every day.

Cleveland Print Room, 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, CLE 216.401.5981 “Experiment in Progress.”  Opening 5-9PM.  Early 20th century physician, professor and author Dr. Smith Ely Jelliffe created a series of glass slides for use in his lectures about mental health, neurology, and psychiatry. Among Smith’s images are photographs of hospitals, patients, x-rays, diagrams, and artwork by patients.  This exhibition features over 15 artists and musicians responding to the recent show of Dr. Jelliffe’s images, which will be available for viewing on an iPad in the gallery. Featured in the show are works and performances from Laura Ruth Bidwell, John W Carlson, Hadley K Conner, Jeff Curtis, Robert Darkmatter, Yael Eban, Elizabeth Emery, Bianca Fields, Hilary Gent, Stephan Haluska, Jacob Koestler, Greg Martin, Liz Maugans, Deborah Pinter, Melinda Placko, Steven Standley, Arnold Tunstall, Rebekah Wilhelm and Justin Woody.  The reception features live music and performances between 7:30 and 8:30. It’s free.

4.8
Next NOC Event!!!   Upcoming Jason Briggs Workshop!!!  (Image Above)
Saturday April 8th,  2-5pm.  
Please arrive at 1:45 so we can start at 2 pm!
Generously Hosted at AK Studios 604 North Rocky River Drive, Berea, OH 44017
This presentation and workshop is FREE for Current NOC members,  Free for students with valid ID and $20 for non-members.  If you would like to join NOC, Membership is $25 a year.
Please, Please, Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many people will be attending, thanks.
Briggs, Jason (b. 1972, Wausau, WI, lives in The Black Hills, SD).  After getting his MFA degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jason served three years as artist in residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, TN. From 1999-2012 he ran the Ceramics department for Belmont University in Nashville, learning first-hand what it means to be adjunct labor.   Jason and his wife maintain a studio, a 2 kids and a few bad habits.  Recently, Jason showed work in the Illustrative Festival at the Direktorenhaus Museum in Berlin, and had work traveling the US in “InCiteful Clay”— a Judith Schwartz-curated exhibition.


Opportunity!
Liz Maugans, co-founder and executive director of Zygote Press, has created a new project titled The Artist’s Trust: A Portrait of the Artist in Cuyahoga County. It’s part of MOCA Cleveland’s summer exhibition Constant as the Sun, which will open Fri 6/2 and run through Sun 9/17.  She’s calling for all interested Cuyahoga County artists 18 and over to submit a self-portrait in any medium. All that’s required is that you self-identify as an artist. The portrait must fit on an 8.5” x 11” vertical paper or board and fit into a 9” x 12” envelope.
Send it to:  
The Artist’s Trust c/o Liz Maugans
1410 East 30th St.

Cleveland, OH 44114

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

3.30-4.1

3.30
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St., CLE 216.721.9020 www.artistsarchives.org  “Annual Members Exhibition.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.

3.31
Art House, 3119 Denison Ave., CLE 216.398.8556, www.arthouseinc.orgCommunity Culture Night.”  Opening7-8:30 PM.  Urban artist Martinez E-B left the confines of his native inner city Cleveland for the larger canvas of Chicago where he was artist in residence at the Chicago Artists Coalition and received his MA in interdisciplinary arts from Columba College (He has an BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art). His books, theater pieces and visual art works reflect his city-based sensibility, drawing from street art and refracting that influence through his educated artistic practice.  E-B will be back in town for Community Culture Night at Art House where he’ll talk about his work and artistic practice and participate in a Q&A. It’s also a chance to see the work Art House and some of its teaching artists are doing. It’s free; there will be light refreshments. Please call 216-398-8556 or email esplain@arthouseinc.org to register.  (Image Above)

Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, 6300 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232.  “Interdependent:  New Work by Jon Schwarz and Angela Biederman.”  Opening 5:30-9pm. A collaborative exhibition of ceramic and mixed media sculptures with works that address dual yet interdependent concepts such as stability, fragility, structure, deterioration, isolation and interconnectedness. Works also explore notions of precarious yet sustained balance, the effects of interaction and contact, tension, fusion and slow transformation. Inspired by human relationships and the landscape, works also resemble how independent entities rely on, affect, balance, uphold, and define one another through figurative, organic and industrial elements.

4.1
Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org  “Community Spaces.”  Opening reception 4 pm - 6 pm.  CommunitySPACES showcases the great work our local culture, education, and health institutions are doing throughout Northeast Ohio! Participating organizations include Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, Beck Center for the Arts, Rainey Institute, BAYarts, Shooting without Bullets, Art Therapy Studio, FrontLine Service, and the SPACES/Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center art collaboration made possible through the NoVo Foundation.  FREE + open to the public through 4/15.

4.8
Next NOC Event!!!   Upcoming Jason Briggs Workshop!!!
Saturday April 8th,  2-5pm. 
Please arrive at 1:45 so we can start at 2 pm!
Generously Hosted at AK Studios 604 North Rocky River Drive, Berea, OH 44017
This presentation and workshop is FREE for Current NOC members,  Free for students with valid ID and $20 for non-members.  If you would like to join NOC, Membership is $25 a year.
Please, Please, Please RSVP so we have an idea of how many people will be attending, thanks.


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Briggs, Jason (b. 1972, Wausau, WI, lives in The Black Hills, SD).  After getting his MFA degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Jason served three years as artist in residence at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, TN. From 1999-2012 he ran the Ceramics department for Belmont University in Nashville, learning first-hand what it means to be adjunct labor.   Jason and his wife maintain a studio, a 2 kids and a few bad habits.  Recently, Jason showed work in the Illustrative Festival at the Direktorenhaus Museum in Berlin, and had work traveling the US in “InCiteful Clay”— a Judith Schwartz-curated exhibition.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

3.17-18


3.17
78th Street Studios, 1300 West 78th Street, CLE “Third Fridays.”  6-9 pm.
Hedge Gallery, 1300 W.78th Street, CLE  “Katy Richards Solo Exhibition.”  Opening 6-9pm.  

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 www.heightsarts.org  “Kate Snow-Grid Series:  Communities.”  Opening 6-9pm. Grid Series: Communities includes a collection of framed gouache and graphite paintings on handmade paper, as well as a digital piece, created in collaboration with interactive game developer (and husband) Eagan Rackley.

3.18

Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org  “The Artist as Culture Producer:  A Conversation.”  6-9pm. Free + Open to all.  Sharon Louden, editor of "The Artist as Culture Producer" moderates a conversation with artists Tim Doud, Zoe Charlton, and Sarah Kabot about the issues of how artists sustain their creative lives. Audience participation welcomed. Book signing to follow.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

3.10

3.10
2731 Prospect, 2731 Prospect Ave., CLE 216.298.9071  “(NOC’s Own) Kristen Cliffel, Tony  Ingrisano and Kristina Paabus.”  Opening 6-9pm.  (Image Above)

Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  “Liz Maugans.”  Opening Reception 7-9pm. Artist Liz Maugans shares her candid drawings of people she encounters in public places- specifically at the city pool and in church. She adds her own commentary on what they are thinking. The drawings are representative of Maugans’ unique ability to observe and commentate on the everyday and make it extraordinary.

Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., CLE 216.687.2103, www.csuohio.edu/artgallery  “THE CURIOUS CASE OF COLOR”  Contact Gallery for Opening Hours.   An exhibition exploring color as a primary perceptual phenomenon with works by Rachel Beamer, Lynda Britton, Matthew Kolodziej, Dennis Long, Paul O’Keeffe, Lorri Ott, John Pearson, Douglas Sanderson, Audra Skuodas, and Julian Stanczak
   
3.11
Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., CLE 216.621.2900  www.zygotepress.com  “4U Four University Print Shops-Student and Faculty Exhibition.”  Opening 1-4 pm. Participating this year are student and faculty printmakers from The University of Akron, Kent State University, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Oberlin College.

Art House, 3119 Denison Ave., CLE 216.398.8556, www.arthouseinc.org  “ABC 2nd Annual Chili Cook Off.”  1-3pm.  First 100 people get a handmade bowl and chili.  Tickets $15 to benefit Art House.

3.12
Seiberling Gallery Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park, 1403 W Hines Hill Rd., peninsula, 330.657.2909.  “Mother’s Art:  Capturing Moments in Time.”  Opening 2-4 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Bonnie Gordon + Others.

3.15
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St., CLE 216.721.9020 www.artistsarchives.org  “Business of Arts for Artists.”  6-8pm.  Registration Required, phone for details.

4.21-23

Swan Studios, 133 Priest Canyon Ln.  Lincoln, NM.    “Judith Salomon Workshop.”   Rsvp 575 653 4393.   9:00 to 4:00 each day.  With potluck meet/greet on Friday (April 21) 6:00 p m.  Hand built Functional Ceramics.  Come join us for three days of a new casting slip experience.  Learn how to hand  build with slip-cast slabs with  Judith Salomon, recently retired ceramics professor from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Call for more information and to reserve your space!