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

Friday, April 30, 2010

Jenny Mendes

currently has a show at:

Heights Art in Cleveland Hts.

Raku and Alternative firing show in September.

Mary Urbas, Gallery director at Lakeland Community College in Kirtland
has asked me to post the openings for the following show.

Anyone who is working with alternative firing techniques is asked to
submit work to for a September Show featured in the Lakeland Gallery.
If you know anyone please let them know about the show.

Please contact Mary Urbas for more information or questions on the show.

Mud Masters Symposium at Canton Museum of Art

The Canton Museum of Art is sponsoring our
first Mud Masters Symposium on Saturday, July 17.  This one day event
will feature guest speaker Don Pilcher and lectures/demos by Jack Earl,
Bill Brouillard and Gail Russell.
We are hoping your group would be interested in the symposium. 
The cost for the day is only $45
and lunch is included.

We are really ceramic lovers here at the Museum - our collections focus
is watercolors and ceramics, and hope this informaton will be of
interest to you. 

Thank you so much for your support.

Please check our our website at

Kathy Fleeher, Assistant Curator/Registrar
Canton Museum of Art
American Watercolors & Ceramics
1001 Market Ave N, Canton OH 44702
330-453-7666 ext. 109
fax - 330-453-1034

Mud Masters Symposium
Saturday, July 17
Featuring: Don Pilcher, Jack Earl, Bill Brouillard & Gail Russell

Form, Figure & Function: Contemporary Ohio Ceramics
thru May 16, reopens June 4 thru July 25

Monday, April 26, 2010

Manabigama Wood Kiln Workshop in Perrysburg, Ohio

The 577 Foundation is pleased to host a wood kiln building workshop on
our grounds from May 15 until May 23rd (no class on May 22nd), 2010.  We
will be building a Manabigama Wood Kiln with John Thies and Bill van
Gilder as our presenters for the workshop. The workshop participants
will help build the kiln as well as be able to put pots in the inaugural
firing at the end of the workshop week! We just recently had an opening
in the workshop, which had been filled for several months, so this is a
great opportunity to be apart of an incredible kiln building experience.
For more information or to sign up, please visit us at or call Julie Beutler, Pottery Director, at
419-872-0305.  The cost of the workshop is $250.00.  The 577 Foundation
is located in Perrysburg, Ohio, about 10 minutes outside of Toledo, Ohio
and about 45 minutes from Detroit.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday April 23rd Openings

Fri 4/23 @ 3PM A Day at the Art Park is a prime example of an event that’s proactive and forward-thinking. On Fri 4/23, head to Art Park (formerly an abandoned parking lot) to learn about social service agencies offering great–and necessary–services. Also: live music and food in one of Cle’s previously neglected areas, Buckeye. 3-6:30PM @ E. 118th St. & Buckeye Rd.

William Rupnik Gallery is proud to present: An exhibition by Dana Oldfather WE ARE MOUNTAINS April 23 - May 9, 2010 Opening reception 7-10 PM, Friday, April 23, 2010
We Are Mountains, a new solo exhibit by Dana Oldfather, illustrates the weight of one’s natural emotional contradictions through a range of experiences; an accomplished existence can nonetheless be consumed with doubt and uncertainty. Her abstract wonderlands are skillful and balanced while her amoebic figures are on a transcendental journey from past to present. Each thoughtful piece gracefully embodies the revelation of contesting aspirations in an ambiguous arrangement of paths and shapes. Beginning her career as a figurative realist painter, Dana has since loosened her hand and expanded into the realm of abstraction. Contrarily organized and layered, each piece is inspired by nature, culture and resolution. With a focus on innocence, individuality, and consumption, and by employing contrasting metaphorical and magnified pointillist elements, Dana connects to the world through beauty. The Gallery is located at: 1667 East 40 St., Unit 1-A Cleveland, OH 44103

Two emerging sculptors showcase their work and chat about artsy topics at the Sculpture Center on Fri 4/23. From 5:30-7PM, explore the effects of subconscious memories of traumatic events via AndrĂ©a Key’s work in Un-Home-Like. Then, Stefan Chinov examines the intersection of sculpture and drawing in The Device Laid Bare

Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday April 16th Events

Meet Willie Cole @ MOCA Come to MOCA on Fri 4/16 at 5PM to meet Willie Cole, an artist who catapulted to int'l recognition for his unusual "scorch paintings." At 6PM, join him in a lively discussion w/ MOCA staff over his use of canvases branded w/ steam irons.

Co-ops join forces on Sat 4/17! Members of four Ohio print cooperatives will convene at Zygote Press from 1-3PM for a reception + open portfolio of recent works. They then head to Wooltex Gallery from 3:30-5PM for a panel discussion on Building Printmaking Communities.

Art Cares is a happening It's the signature annual art auction held by the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland. Featuring a live auction of art by some of the area's most recognized artists, as well as a silent auction of exciting work by students at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Art Cares is as much a happening as it is a fundraiser: a place to see, be seen, and help fight HIV/AIDS in our community, this Sat 4/17, at the Saigon Plaza, 5400 Detroit Avenue. Art Cares draws hundreds, so reserve your ticket now: call 216-357-2223, or email, or visit

A strong work ethic, a broad knowledge of design principles and refined communication skills are what makes a good designer. View good design created by up-and-coming designers @ the CIA 2010 Spring Design Show from Sun 4/18 - Wed 4/21

Gestures Gallery has it's grand opening Saturday, April 17th, 7 - 10 P.M.  1150 Linda Street, Rocky River  440-665-3122

Mark your calendars for next week too.
Mendes & Valdivieso opening at Heights Art
April 23 Opening 6-9

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Todd Leech, Drowning and Rejuvenation

From Todd's show at NCECA titled:
"Too Die For"

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Openings this week!!

Check out Lynne Norwood Lofton at:

Functional Ceramics 2010 Exhibition (opening reception, Wed. April 14: 7:30 - 9:00 pm)
            Wayne Center for the Arts
            237 South Walnut St.
            Wooster, Ohio

            Exhibition:  March 22 - April 17
            Workshop: April 15 - 17,  Featuring Bill Van Gilder, Silvie Granatelli,and  Fong Choo

Form, Figure, Function:  Contemporary Ohio Ceramics  (opening reception, Thursday, April 15: 6 - 8 pm)
            Canton Museum of Art
            1001 Market Ave. North
            Canton, OH  44072

            Exhibition datesApril 15 - July 25, 2010

George Woideck thought provoking blog.

stumbled upon George's blog this morning and thought some other
NOC'er's might enjoy reading what George has been up too.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Listing for Friday April 9th Lots going on in C-Town!

Fri 4/9 @ 10am
AKAR Design Yunomi Show Online Exhibit only grand opening!

Fri 4/9 @ 6pm
Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents" "repetition correspondence"
Curated by Dana L. Depew
opening reception Friday April 9, 6 - 11pm
show runs through May 1 330-304-8528 hrs by appt
Featuring the work of 17 artists

Fri 4/9 @ 6PM to 9pm
Spaces “ArtMart, Big Bash Party 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113 Over one hundred regional artists (all members supporting SPACES’ mission) will exhibit and sell paintings, photography, drawings, prints, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, handbags, textiles, videos, and much more. Meet and mingle with over 500 of your closest friends on opening night as you enjoy art for all different tastes, music, and food from your favorite neighborhood restaurants. All Members are eligible to participate this year! Admission to the opening reception * $5 for guests at the door * Free for members! * Free with the purchase of a new membership

Fri 4/9 @ 7PM
Bust our your sketchpad and get ready to battle! Cleveland’s 1st Sketch Battle is happenin’ on Fri 4/9 @ Cleveland Institute of Art. The event kicks off at 7PM w/ a speech by award-wining product designer Michael DiTullo. Then, in true tournament style, competitors will sketch ideas on tablets while the crowd watches these sketches unfold on a wall projector. Audience faves will move on until the final two battle it out for the Sketch Championship. Also: food, drinks and a live DJ.
11141 East Blvd.

Fri 4/9 @ 5PM + Sat 4/10 @ 11AM
Canton gets extra artsy. The city is throwing a 2-day celebration of art and music, featuring 85 art vendors, live tunes, food and “more fun than is feasible.” Check it out on Fri 4/9 from 5-11PM and Sat 4/10 from 11AM-5PM @ Cultural Ctr for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave NW in Canton. Expect plenty of jewelry, paintings, prints, mixed media and surprises galore.

Saturday 4/10 3-7pm
River Gallery 19046 Old Detroit Road Rocky River, OH 44116 Presents:
Functional Ornament: Celebrating the Ceramic Culture of Northern Ohio. April 10-May 15, 2010 Opening Saturday, April 10, 2010, 3-7pm. This exhibit collects work by studio artists who call the area home and also features the faculty and alumni of Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland State University , Kent State University & Bowling Green University.

Saturday 4/10 11-2pm
Theresa Yondo Open House
If you have been thinking about taking a class and would like to check out the studio, this would be a very good time.
Parking: A good place to park is in between the two Barns. Look for arrows to guide you. There is room for several cars if you drive up far enough.
13796 Chillicothe Rd. which is state Route 306
in Novelty, Ohio 44072 also know as Russell Township
Just North of Fairmount Blvd. 440.338.6219

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Public Art

From: Artsintransit []
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:29 PM
To: Artsintransit
Subject: Call for Artists - University Circle Rapid Transit Station - Greater Cleveland RTA

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA) is soliciting public artists for submission of public art for the University Circle Rapid Transit Station. The station is one of the top four major transit hubs within the GCRTA public transit network. It serves 6-8 busy bus routes, is close to the HealthLine Bus Rapid Transit service, and is a major station on the RTA's Red Line running from East Cleveland to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Given this amount of activity, the station is composed of several different elements all designed with a common architectural theme. The station is meant to be an iconic gateway to the Region, the City of ClevelandCleveland Heights, and into University Circle. Its proximity to historic Rockefeller and Ambler ParkCase Western Reserve University and a major urban arterial carrying 30,000 cars per day, combine to create a unique setting for this station.

To Receive a PDF of the call information

Click or paste the following link into your browser  Then scroll down to the Public Art section of the page and click the project number to receive the form to request the pdf download.

The pdf is 22 pages in total, which includes several renderings and drawings.  If you do not receive all 22 pages, please call 216-566-5187 or email Theresa Burrage at  Also please feel free to pass on the link and instructions above to interested artists and organizations.

Theresa Burrage
Arts In Transit Assistant
Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority