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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday September 24th Openings. INGENUITY FEST!!!!

“Ingenuity 2010.” It’s here. Finally. A weekend-long fest celebrating the intersection of art and technology. It’s the innovative festival you know and love in an entirely different location — the lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge — and with an entirely different agenda. And this year it’s free! The schedule is packed w/ cool performances: a digital graffiti wall “The Myth of Cleveland” play, musical robots, fashion models dressed in art, Pecha Kucha, Dr. Sketchy’s Doodle Bar, the Digital Kaleidoscope Mandala Project… and the list goes on and on. You know you wanna be there. The hardest part is choosing what to do. Be sure to check out Asterisk Gallery’s presentation! Dana Depew has put so much hard work into this project, please support him and check out all the artists showing with him: NOC’s own Todd Leech, Dana L. Depew, Robin Latkovich, Tiffany Carbonneau, Don King, Ron Gundel, Robert Thurmer, Thea Milkowski, Raw Umber, Loren Naji, Anna Tararova, Paul Sydorenko, and Eddy Ostrander. Lower level of the Detroit-Superior Bridge, Downtown Cleveland

"Paper (Four Artist's Exploration of Handmade Papers)." Opening Reception Friday, September 24th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Pamela McKee, Erica Weiss, Paula Zinsmeister and Geoff Baker will present fifty works ranging from sculpted pieces to paintings, collages and a variety of prints all created on handmade papers (Kozo, Abaca, Cotton, Flax, etc.) . Most of the papers were handmade by the artists themselves at Cleveland's Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking. The show will be held on the first floor of Little Italy's old schoolhouse in Room 103 (2026 Murray Hill Rd.), The Mezzanine Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Rd., Room 108, Cleveland 216.721.4992

“Rocker and Centurion Series.” Works by David Deming. Opening Reception Friday September 24th. Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527

“Pursuing Unforeseen Encounters.” Works by Roger Welchans and Douglas Max Utter opening reception on Friday, September 24th from 5 pm to 8 pm through Saturday, October 23, 2010. The two artists present a thought provoking presentation showing how the creation of contemporary art can lead to unexpected results. The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is located at 1834 E 123rd Street in University Circle, right off Euclid Avenue and across from Lakeview Cemetery . Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building and all along E 123rd Street. For further information, call 216-721-9020.

“The 26th Annual Fine Print Fair.” Cleveland’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, begins Friday, September 24, 2010 with an opening night benefit preview and continues Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, September 26 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Corporate College located at 4400 Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights (at I-271). The Fine Print Fair benefits the Department of Prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and is sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland, a non-profit adjunct organization dedicated to supporting the museum’s print collection. The ticket price of $10 ($5 for students with I.D.) covers entrance to the Fair both Saturday and Sunday.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Events Friday 17th- Sunday 19th

Friday Sept. 17th

“2010 CERAMICS INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION” at Baldwin-Wallace College. Reception on Friday, September 17, 2010 from 5pm-8pm. Refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public. Please encourage your friends and relatives to come. We hope you can make it! Fawick Gallery Kleist Center for Art and Drama 94 East Bagley Road Berea, Ohio 44017. Featuring the work of Noc’s own Amy Sinbondit, And Judith Salomon. This show also features the work of Pete Scherzer, Tom Bartel, Tim Mather, Rebecca Harvey and Matthew Metz. This is a great show I was able to preview earlier this week!

“HOPE FOR THE PICTURE GUILD”, Del Rey Loven, director of the art school at the University of Akron and the curator of a show of Matt Dibble's recent works, describes his paintings as "High-risk aesthetic adventurism", which marry the texture and depth of painting with the linear precision of drawing. It opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and hangs through October 17th. Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500
“Etant Donnes,” 8 large-scale powdered-graphite drawings dealing with autobiographical themes at Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, 740 W. Superior Ave., Cleveland 216.830.8888

Saturday, September 18th
“F*SHO” Located at the Power House at Battery Park from 6pm-10pm.
North on 73rd from Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102 F*SHO is a contemporary furniture show featuring work by local designers, furniture makers and students from the Cleveland Institute of Art. Make sure to check out Stephen Yusko’s work, RESPECT!

“New Paintings by Beth Nash & Kelly Rae.” Opening from 3-7pm. Exhibit runs through October 16th This exhibit features the exciting work of two painters new to River Gallery. The Rocky River Arts Festival will take place from 10-5pm that day on the sidewalks of Old Detroit Road, featuring art and crafts of local artists. Solari, Mitchell Sotka Antiques, Amy's Shoes, Girl Next Door and Devout Home all have new Fall collections. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday 11am-6pm Saturday 11am-5pm Closed on Sunday and Monday website, River Gallery 19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406

Tremont Arts & Cultural Fest Sat 9/18 11AM – 6PM + Sun 9/19 noon – 5PM Lincoln Park, Tremont. Featuring the work of NOC’s own Bette Drake, (Pictured Above) and Ikuko Miklowski, also featuring the work of Jeff Yost, John Gulyas and Maryann Posch, Gavin Lehman.

Sunday September 19th
“Abel G. Warshawsky in France: 1908-1931.” Show starts today. Cleveland Artists Foundation, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.227.9507,

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Weekend of Sept. 10-14th

Friday September 10th Openings

“Salty Sweet” Works by Kristen Cliffel (Pictured above) Opening Reception this Friday from 5-9pm. Also opening in the Print and Drawing Room “Commingling,” Jewelry 2010. Featuring the work of Catherine Butler, Debra Rosen, Sherry Simms and Susan Skoczen. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“Studies in Nepotism” Opening Reception 6-11pm. I regret to inform that this exhibition will be the last show and Asterisk Gallery will close its doors for good. Asterisk has showcased monthly exhibitions of regional and emerging artists since 2001. Dana L. Depew will have an exhibit of recent sculptural work that will open on Sept 10 and there will be a final closing reception on Oct 8. Asterisk Gallery, 2393 Professor Ave., Cleveland

“Seth Rosenberg: The Cleveland Years.” And Duke Riley: An Invitation to Lubberland.” Opening Reception From 7:30-10pm. Artist talk with Duke Riley at 7pm. Both on View through Jan. 9th, 2011. Museum of Contemporary Art, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671

“Urbanscapes” opening at Bonfoey Gallery From 5-7pm. Respected painter and printmaker Phyllis Seltzer knows how to make a cityscape come to life. Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,

“Take It,” opening reception @ Zygote Press from 6-9pm. One of the city’s most innovative luminaries, Terry Schwarz, is this year’s Artist-In-Residence. Schwarz is known for her visionary work as the director of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. Her newest exhibit, Take It, is sure to be as cool and thought provoking as anything else she’s ever done. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900

Saturday September 11th Events
Mindy Tousley and many others are participating in Sparx's City Hop from 11am-7pm , along with 30 artists and galleries. Free trolleys run from one neighborhood to the next. Most artists will offer refreshments, and some hands on activities & demonstrations. Locations: Studios in The Art Quarter, Quadrangle & St Clair Superior

Sunday September 12th Show
Berea Arts Fest. 10am-5pm Coe Lake in Berea. Featuring NOC’s own Bette Drake and Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech. Google Address (near the Artsfest) is 31 East Bridge Street, Berea, OH 44017

Tuesday September 14 · 5:00pm - 8:00pm
George Kocar is participating in a group show featuring over fifty works in various media by members of The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society. Go to for more information. Cuyahoga Community College Eastern Campus Gallery.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Openings Sept 3rd and $th

Opening Fri 9/3 @ 5 – 7PM
“On the Corner Off” Paintings by Ken Nevadomi. At Cleveland State University Art Gallery 2307 Chester Ave., Cleveland, OH 216.687.2103

Opening Sat 9/4 @ 6 – 9PM
Alien rocks, fog, and moon dust will cover (Art)ificial Gallery for their newest exhibition, Where’s My Jet Pack, opening on Sat 9/4. View the future from the perspective of 3 artists: Sean Burns [whose work is pictured above], Eric Kaplan and Keith Gayton. Details: The concept of the show is to combine multiple views of the future while having the three styles play off each other. Each work will have added elements that reference the opposing artists work, says Burns. You can expect a 1950’s-60’s Sci-Fi feel in this exhibit, as the floor will be covered in a murky fog, alien rocks and moon dust, and floating astronauts will grace every corner of (art)ifical gallery. So bring bring your tinfoil hats and laser guns for a futuristic ride.
(art)ificial Gallery/ The Pop Shop — 17020 Madison Ave. — Lakewood, OH