Friday, March 26, 2010
Leblond Opening Saturday
Hey Clevelanders, Did the snow scare you last night? Well, it’s all gone now so head out of your safe environment and see some shows!
PAIRS - Environmental Art Show Standing Rock Cultural Arts, at 257 N Water St in Kent, open their 8th Annual Environmental Art Show--PAIRS--on Fri 3/26 from 7:30-10PM. Yeah, they have paintings by people from as far away as NYC, but check out "Sculpture and Poems from the Tree" by Jim Vandenboom, with poems provided by local elementary students. Runs though Sat 5/1 and in conjunction w/ their "Whos' Your Mama?" Earth Day & Env Film Fest on Sat 4/24
Cirque Imaginaire is about change. And change is good. This traveling art gallery and bazaar showcases work from artists all over NEO, w/ artists and location changing at every show. The Cirque Imaginaire Grand Opening Art Show & Bazaar kicks off on Sat 3/27 at 4PM. Browse work and listen to the tunes of 35+ artists and musicians. Support Cle artists and our local economy! @ Sachsenheim Hall, 7001 Denison Ave
The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Alliance (GLASA)--a student group at CSU--invites you to their 2nd annual diversity art show on Sat 3/27 from 5-10PM. Party on down in Union Station and Bounce Nightclub, at 2814 Detroit Ave, and raise critically-needed funds for GLBT & Allied scholarships, which help undergrad, grad and law students. Expect fresh art from local artists, hip entertainers and a fabulous silent auction. Email Maya at mmsimekATgmail.com for details.
This Saturday March 27th from 2-4 pm is the opening reception for New Work by NOC's own Andrea Leblond, also featuring Susan Skoczen and Petra Soesman. Opening Reception is at Gallery West on the Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. 2nd Floor Library 11000 Pleasant Valley Road Parma, OH 44130.
From Woman III Celebrate Women's History Month with an art show created by women, for women and about women featuring 22 artists working in a variety of media. You can view the exhibition, curated by Mary Urbas, from now 'til Fri 4/2 but the artist reception happens on Sun 3/28 from 2-5PM @ Fine Arts Gallery at Lakeland CC, 7700 Clocktower Dr in Kirtland. Lakeland faculty emeritus Sally Carr, Ph.D. will speak and the Mentor High School Concert Women will perform. Plus, at 4PM see the documentary Suely’s World, about a healthcare worker in a small Brazilian town.
Local Art + Local Food @ Dante Dante restaurant in Tremont is a huge supporter of local artists and local food. Proof: Dante is kicking off seasonal art shows, complemented by seasonal locally-sourced food, on Sun 3/28. From 6-8PM, view large scale photographs by NEO-native Dan Morgan. Call 216-274-1200 for tickets. @ 2247 Professor Ave
Design Revolution Road Show @ CIA Imagine a world where designers create products to benefit humankind rather than a corporation's bottom line. San Francisco design collective Project H is traveling across the nation in hopes of building that world. Their Spring 2010 Design Revolution Road Show promotes product design for social change: 25 schools, 6300 miles, 75 days, 1 mobile trailer exhibition 40 products to change the world. They visit Cle on Mon 3/29. Stop by the Cle Institute of Art's parking lot at 11141 East Blvd between 11AM and 5PM to view this inspiring 1-day exhibition. And come to a no-charge, public speech by project founder Emily Pilloton at 12:15PM in CIA’s Aitken Auditorium.
And they drive and Airstrem—or an Artstream—or wait didn’t we already do this in the clay world? I don’t think Christa Assad will be happy when she reads this blog.