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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12.16- 18 add on!

12. 16-18

“Cleveland Heights Holiday Art Sale.” Friday at 3:00pm until Sunday, December 18, 2011 at 5:00pm. Please join us for a holiday art sale featuring artists Jenny Mendes, Dawn Estrin, (Bijou Graphique), Nancy Gardner and Shayna Roth Pentecost hosted by Rosie Mendes Ford. Hours: December 16th, 3-8 PM. December 17th, 10-5 PM. December 18th, 12-5 PM. For a preview of the artists' work, please visit the following websites: 2216 South Overlook Road Cleveland Heights, Ohio ( top of Cedar Hill near Nighttown)



“Grand Opening Celebration, black &White Café/Gallery.” Each day open from 12-8pm. Shows: “Intertwined, a product of a love story.” New work by Joe and Stephanie Ayala. Negative Space at Asian Town Center

3820 Superior Ave, Second Floor Cleveland, OH 44114


“Holiday Open House.” Open 1-4pm. Rose Iron Works Studio and Forge, 1536 E. 43rd. St., Cleveland,

In Memory: Malcolm Davis 1937-2011

From the NCECA website:

It may only be when learning of unanticipated loss that overwhelming sadness brushes so assuredly against reverential grace. NCECA shared such a moment with many of you when early this morning we began to receive phone calls and e-mail messages informing us of the passing of Malcolm Davis.

Dear friend, mentor and inspiration to thousands working in clay, Malcolm's life journey served as an exemplar for many who have chosen the path of the publicly engaged studio potter. As a humanitarian and potter, Malcolm somehow managed to seamlessly interweave strands of altruism, idealism, pragmatism and improvisation. He taught us what was required to lead a meaningful life as a maker, teacher and friend. In the process, he shared with us lyrical, carbon-kissed pots that came from his own hands, raised our awareness of the great works made by others, and generously gifted his knowledge, passion and love for material, process, meaningful moments and human connection. In the introduction of his closing lecture for NCECA's 2010 Conference in Philadelphia, entitled How Did I End Up Here?, Malcolm shared...

The earth binds us potters to one another; none of us are here without the other, so gratitude must be paid to this community of makers and creators... And then there is The Clay. None of us would be here today, struggling and surviving, creating and making, if it weren't for the power of the living earth that seduces, sustains and keeps us growing. Thanks to The Clay, to all those workers and makers over the millennia who paved our way.

Malcolm attended his first NCECA event when he was brand new to clay in 1979 at Penn State University. In the weeks prior to his passing, Malcolm was working and communicating with NCECA to gather information and craft presentations for the Past Masters program being planned for the 2012 conference in Seattle. Malcolm's heart and spirit will be with us, although not in the manner we had planned. All of us who had the pleasure of knowing Malcolm will sadly miss him. As we make moments to meditate on the life he so richly crafted and selflessly shared, we know that Malcolm would want us all to go to the studio, touch the clay and make contact once again with a friend.

Thursday, December 8, 2011



“Arts Collinwood Annual Holiday Sale.” Friday, December 9th 11am-11pm Saturday, December 10th 11am-11pm Sunday, December 11th 11am-5pm Shop local this holiday season at Arts Collinwood's Annual Holiday Art Sale featuring over 30 of the region's best artists. The Arts Collinwood Holiday Art Sale has become a popular Cleveland destination and a draw for holiday shoppers from around the city, featuring a wide array of unique, affordable artwork including: wearable art, award- winning jewelry designs, prints, adorable baby items, museum quality paintings, exquisite glassworks, luxurious knitwear, beautiful holiday cards and much more. For more information about the Holiday Art Sale at the Arts Collinwood Gallery, or any of the events in the Waterloo Arts District, visit us on Facebook or at or by calling 216-692-9500. Only 10 minutes from downtown Cleveland, just north of I-90 on the corner of E. 156th and Waterloo.

“River Gallery Winter Collection.” Opening reception 12-7pm. Featuring over 22 artists including many NOC members! River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,

“Controversy: The Final Show @ Zaller Gallery.” Openign Reception 5 – 11PM. Controversy — for one night only! Zaller Gallery presents its last show — Controversy — featuring the work of over two dozen emerging & established NEO artists. Think the show will be controversial? Depends on your views. The show will offer a spectrum of perspectives on different subjects from people with very different backgrounds. Let’s discover what’s provocative in the 21st century. Zaller Gallery, 16008 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland

12.10, 11

“Bazaar Bizarre.” NEO's favorite indie art + craft show, is back for it's last show this holiday season, December 10th-11th at 78th Street Studios featuring 80+ vendors to shop. Since 2004, BazBiz has offered up the finest craftspeople, unique gifts and a festive shopping experience, and we look forward to seeing you there! December 10-11th at 78th St Studios (10a-9p Sat, 10a-6p Sun). 1300-1301 West 78th St, Cleveland 44102

“Trinty Cathedrals Holiday Arts and Crafts Bazaar.” The bazaar will take place during the Cleveland Artists Holiday Invitational and be held in both the piazza and the gallery. Hours: Saturday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115


“Holiday Open House.” Open 1-4pm. Rose Iron Works Studio and Forge, 1536 E. 43rd. St., Cleveland,

Open through Fri 12/30/11 The Heights Arts Annual Holiday Store is packed with over 80 regional artists selling paintings, prints, cards, books, CDs, ceramics and other good stuff. You don’t have to travel beyond Cedar-Lee to find high quality artwork. Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

Thursday, December 1, 2011

12.2-4 Holiday Sales!!!


“Cleveland Artists Holiday Invitational Exhibit at Trinity Cathedral.” Opening and Artist's Reception from 5-9 pm. Presented by the Visual Artists of Trinity Cathedral and curated by Mary Urbas December 2, 2011 - January 29, 2012 Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 1-6 PM, Fridays 5-9 PM, Saturdays 10 AM-3 PM and Sundays 12 Noon - 5 PM. Trinity Cathedral, 2230 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH 44115

“Blueprints, New work by Qian Li.” Opening Reception from 7-9pm. 1point618 Gallery 6421 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216.281.1618

“Michael Gill: Common Household Rhymes for the Modern Child.” Book release Party 6-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“Art House Revealed: Benefit Art Sale and Party.” Opening Reception 7-10pm. Cost $20 Online $25 at The door. Art House Studio 3119 Denison Ave. Cleveland, 44109

“The Unexpected Art Show featuring Augusto Bordelois.” Opening Reception from 6-9pm. The O Gallery at LaPlace 2101 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 44122


“TerraVista Studios 12th Annual Holiday Show & Sale.” Also included within the energetic and spirited space of TerraVista Studios during this 3-day holiday event, will be one-of-a-kind gift creations designed and created by well over a dozen noted Northeastern Ohio artists working in silver, gold, and cloisonné enamel jewelry; fiber artists, woodcarvers, whimsical drawings, and more. The TerraVista Studios Holiday Show & Sale is free and open to the public and located in the Cleveland Arts QuARTer at 1400 East 30th Street, Suite #401 in Cleveland (between Superior and St. Clair, just off the I-90 Superior exit). Hours are: Friday 12.2: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, 12.3: 12 - 7 p.m. Sunday,12.4: 12 - 4 p.m. Secure parking is available in the front and side of the building (elevator access is also available). Please visit our website: for complete details. or contact us by email: if you have any questions.

“Little Italy’s Holiday Art Walk.” Wine, dine and shop one of Cle’s coolest, most authentic, culturally rich neighborhoods — Little Italy. It’s time for their 35th annual Holiday Art Walk. Find those unique gifts you’ve been looking for.


“Zygote Press Off the Wall Holiday Show.” 1 – 4PM. Handmade. Local. Old school. The art and ephemera at Zygote Press’s annual Off The Wall Holiday Show has all that appeal and more. Support your local printmakers and purchase holiday gifts to hang on your wall… or some greeting cards, handmade books, scratch pads and other printmaking miscellany. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900

“Cleveland Handmade Market @ Tower Press.” 10AM – 6PM. It seems as though the handmade offerings get better and better every year. Maybe our NEO artisans are just getting more skilled. Whatever the case, you’re sure to find something cool you’ve never seen before at the Cleveland Handmade Market at Tower Press, 1900 Superior Ave., Cleveland


“Artcraft Building Open Studio Holiday Sale.” Featuring over 60 Artists! December 3 and 4. Saturday 11-8pm and Sunday 11-5pm. 2570 Superior Ave. Cleveland

“Hildebrandt Building Holiday Sale Featuring Betty Drake.” 11-5 Saturday and Sunday. Hildebrandt Building 2nd Floor, 3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland.

“Douglas Sanderson's Flower of life Series.” A new site-specific commission recently installed at the Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center in Avon, Ohio. Open House, Saturday December 3, 2011 from 1:00- 4:00 PM The artist will be present. Cleveland Clinic Richard E. Jacobs Health Center 33100 Cleveland Clinic Blvd., Avon OH 44011 440.695.4000

Friday, November 25, 2011


11.25 and 26

“Bayarts Annual Holiday Open House.” 10-4 both days. Bayarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH

11.26 and 27

“DRAKE STUDIO and HECTIC STUDIO HOLIDAY SALE 2011.” BETTE DRAKE (pictured above) stoneware pottery, porcelain Jewelry. MEGAN JOHN pottery & jewelry Nov. 26th & 27h, and Dec. 3rd & 4th11 am to 5pm all 4 days NOV. 26 & 27 HECTIC STUDIO: TODD LEECH and STEPHANIE CRAIG (pictured BAove) will be open The Hildebrandt Bldg., 2nd floor, 216-961-8118 3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland 216-251-3878


“Jenny Mendes Online Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale.”

All items listed in my Etsy Online Gallery Store will be on sale.

This Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday 11/25/2011 - 11/28/2011 As always fast, reliable shipping.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

11.18 and 19th


“Re-New: New Work by Stephen Yusko.(Work Above.) And…Garden of Earthly Delights: Cecelia Phillips. And…Brinsley Tyrrell.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“2011 Print Invitational.” Opening Reception 5-8pm. Fawick Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College 94 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 440.826.2152

We invite you to the public opening of Red and the wolf, a love story. We also invite you to participate in our COLLECTORS' DRAW NIGHT. This is your chance to become a wealthy collector! Drink wine, look around, have fun, buy a $10 ticket and you might win up to $3000 in high quality fine art. As a matter of fact, you don't even have to be present to buy a ticket, just call me at 216 548 9798 or email me at and get your tickets today. Please, read these simple rules to participate Augusto Fine Art Gallery, 1305 West 80th St., Suite 109, Cleveland,

“AAWR Annual Members Show and Sale.” Opening Reception 5-8pm. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland

“Chang Jin Lee, Ben Kinsley & Jessica Langley, Christopher Auerbach-Brown.” Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314


“Ales BASK Hostomsky. BOX OF FUN.” Opening Reception: 7-10 PM, Cleveland's favorite culture-spinning Czech vandal, Ales BASK Hostomsky comes back "home" with a portfolio of brand new, never-before seen, mixed-media works. Throwing innocence and purity right into the meat grinder, BASK's newest series of portraits are both playful at heart, and sinister by nature. Through these difficult times in which we live, BASK shows us that we can still have fun by manipulating our own realities, even while they constantly change around us. A metaphor… that indicates that in this twisted world, we don't always come out in the same manner in which we came in. In commemoration of BASK's fourth solo exhibition at WRG, the artist has partnered with 1xRun to make available a limited edition print titled, Fun Box Toons. This 24 x 24 in. giclee is printed on 330gsm archival cotton paper and is priced at $75 ea. The edition is available for seven days beginning Tuesday, November 15, and can only be purchased direct from 1xRun. Please join us for the Box of Fun After-Party, hosted at Lava Lounge, immediately following the gallery reception on November 19. An exhibition of new artworks from the portfolio, HEAT by Cleveland-based gallery owner and artist William Rupnik will be on view in the downstairs lounge. Lava Lounge is located at 1307 Auburn Avenue, in the historic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. William Rupnik Gallery1117 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115

11.19 and 20

“Bonnie Gordon’s Studio Open House and Fine Art Sale.” (Work Pictured Above, NOC Member!) Hours Saturday the 19th from 10am-6pm and Sunday the 20th from 12-5pm. I'm hosting my annual open house and have invited some of my favorite fine art and craft artists to participate. Joining me will be Chad Gordon (infrared photography), Rozanne Anderson (paintings and jewelry), Barbara Gillette (hand painted glass and small drawings), Marie Lim (handmade embellished felt), Carol Thombs (felted alpaca), Polly Gilmore (blown glass), and Elaine Lamb (ornaments and functional porcelain). This is a great opportunity to see pieces created by these talented artists. You may even be tempted to purchase a holiday gift for yourself or a special friend. 167 Pine Needle Drive, Seville, OH 44273 330.769.3636

Workshop Info:

La Meridiana Curtis Benzle--Porcelain-Color & Light April 22-29, 2012

“Porcelain: Color and Light”, will celebrate the beauty and magic of light as it accentuates color, expands form and energizes surfaces in translucent porcelain. We will discuss the unique, light transmitting characteristics of vitreous porcelain and will follow up with an exploration of techniques used to color and incorporate color and light into our artwork. Topics will include relief carving (lithophane), color additions, colored clay techniques and porcelain formulas, as we consider colored, translucent porcelain in its many manifestations; sculpture, pottery (agateware or neriagi), translucent lighting and jewelry. Mornings will be devoted to exploration---demonstrations and technical discussions aimed at unlocking mysteries, expanding knowledge and empowering creativity. Afternoons will be devoted to making. Your quiet, personal experimentation or technical guidance and assistance---whatever it takes to help you bring out the best. The workshop fee for the students includes tuition ( 6/7 hours per day with 12 hours studio time - we do close the studio at night, unlike Americans – but here is to explore restaurants and wineries at night), materials and firings, lodging, welcome dinner and a freshly prepared Tuscan lunch on the working days and a wine tasting dinner on one of the evenings of the week. Other outings like evening trips to San Gimignano and Certaldo alto or cooking lessons can be organized at request, to be paid extra. The final cost for the students is of Euros 910($1,240). More Info:

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Ongoing Cup the Intimate Object Show featuring work by Bill Brouillard and Judith Salomon.


“Home.” Opening Reception 6pm. As holidays are approaching, it is hard not to think of our roots. Proximity welcomes all interpretations of this with their newest exhibition, Home. Cleveland artists Jen and James Young delve into the notions of place, connection and history through print and paint. Home as a mental state, vs home as a place. Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903

“Opening Night @ Double Feature Gallery.” Opening Reception 8PM. A new gallery is opening in Gordon Square! Say hello to Double Feature Gallery, located right next to the Capitol Theatre. Join other artsy types for a sneak-peek at the gallery before it officially opens. Events include: unveiling of the finished logo; live music via White Rims, Thaddeus A. Greene, and Gossip Culture; pre-sale of featured items; and new work from Andy Hunt, John Malta & Joey Gantner. Plus, refreshments from LUXE. Come break in Cle’s newest gallery. Double Feature Gallery, 1392 W. 65th Street, Cleveland

The Art of Stanka Kordic.” Opening Reception 7-9pm in The Sullivan Family Gallery. Bayarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH


“Bonnie Gordon’s Studio Open House and Fine Art Sale.” (Work Pictured Above, NOC Member!) Hours Saturday the 12th from 10am-6pm and Sunday the 13th from 12-5pm. Please join us November 12, 13 or November 19, 20. I'm hosting my annual open house and have invited some of my favorite fine art and craft artists to participate. Joining me will be Chad Gordon (infrared photography), Rozanne Anderson (paintings and jewelry), Barbara Gillette (hand painted glass and small drawings), Marie Lim (handmade embellished felt), Carol Thombs (felted alpaca), Polly Gilmore (blown glass), and Elaine Lamb (ornaments and functional porcelain). This is a great opportunity to see pieces created by these talented artists. You may even be tempted to purchase a holiday gift for yourself or a special friend. 167 Pine Needle Drive, Seville, OH 44273 330.769.3636

“Girls! Girls! Girls!” Opening Reception 6pm. Cle’s coolest, loveliest, most talented ladies will be taking Zaller Gallery by storm. Girls! Girls! Girls! features live performances by Cassie Bishop, Uno Lady, Miss Firecracker, and The Burger Broads plus new work from Oliver App, Katie Maurer, Staci McNasty, Marlee Pickles and Dott Schnieder. Zaller Gallery, 16008 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland

“Second Saturday Art Show.” Opening Reception 6pm. View artwork by Karolina Kucharewicz, James Quarles & Spencer Cowan, that new-ish art gallery/tattoo shop in Cleveland Hts. Mingle w/ cool folk and feast your eyes on some lovely art. Kollective Gallery, 1908 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Hts.,


Rose Iron Works Holiday Open House and Boutique. Opening from 5-9pm. Forging Demonstrations at 6 and 8 pm. Rose Iron Works Studio and Forge, 1536 E. 43rd. St., Cleveland,

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Opening Thursday! NOC's Yumiko Goto along with Kathy Skerritt

Gallery West at TRI-C West:

Exhibition Title: Anticipating the Beautiful

Artists’ Names: Yumiko Goto and Kathy Skerritt

Exhibition Dates: Monday November 7th – Friday December 9th, 2011

Reception Date: Thursday November 10, 2011 5-7pm

Exhibition Info:

Turning to the impulse toward beauty, this exhibition offers simultaneous visual pathways for finding secrets nested in the forms and patterns of nature. In the manner of a cultivated meditation garden, the paintings and poems of Kathy Skerritt and the vessels and sculptural expressions of Yumiko Goto offer the artists' sense of nature as a seamless sacramental space in which beauty may come upon the viewer in quietly surprising ways.

Friday, November 4, 2011

11.4 and 5


“Gentlemen of Oddity: Barry Underwood and Steven Jones.” Also… “Bay 3 - a late fall exhibition from studioTECHNE | architects.” And…” Ground Water: Out of Sight/ Site Out of Mind.” Opening Reception 5:30-8pm. Barry Underwood, winner of the 2011 Cleveland Arts Prize Mid-Career Award (Visual Arts), will create an installation in the Euclid Avenue Gallery, complemented by the work of sculptor Steven Jones of Baltimore, MD, in the adjacent The Platform. The artists have chosen a light hearted presentation of the challenging intellectuality that underlies their work, headlined with Gentlemen of Oddity/Look! See!/Marvel of Marvels. Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527

“Deborah Woolfork Jewelry Trunk Show.” 5-9pm. Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773,


Banksy, Invader, Vhils, Blu, Shepard Fairey November 5 – 12 Opening Reception: 7-10 PM. Debuting at our new Euclid Avenue gallery is Private Eyes, an exhibition of artworks created by some of today's most celebrated outsider contemporaries, privately sourced and consigned from some of the most significant new collections emerging in our region. Private Eyes provides the general public with a rare opportunity to readily view and purchase prints and editions by these highly acclaimed international talents; works that are only available on the secondary market. Please join us for the Private Eyes After-Party, hosted at Lava Lounge, immediately following the gallery reception. An exhibition of new artworks from the portfolio, Who Are The People In Your Neighborhood? by Cleveland-based artist Ryan Jaenke will be on view in the downstairs lounge. Lava Lounge is located at 1307 Auburn Avenue, in the historic Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. William Rupnik Gallery
1117 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland OH 44115

“The Screw Factory Artists’ Holiday Open Studio.” Hours are 1-7pm. The Screw Factory Artists’ studios will be open for your perusal on Sat 11/5. Roam two floors of an old warehouse converted into an artist colony, pop in and out of studios and buy early holiday gifts at the Screw Factory Artists’ Holiday Open Studio. Featuring 30+ artists. Umami Moto will provide the grub starting at 2PM. Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory

“Pop Royalty: SPACES Annual Benefit & Art Auction.” Opening Reception 8pm-1am. Don your crowns and grab your scepters-SPACES stages another raucous annual benefit and art auction with a tip of the tiara to pop royalty. Whether you’re a pop chart princess, a carbonated king, Orville Redenbacher’s heir-apparent, or the Roy(alty) of Lichtenstein, this is the glitz and glamour that you’re looking for.

“Pop tarts, Warhol superstars, and anyone with a sequined glove” can join the SPACE’s Pop Royalty party featuring fantastic auction art, cash bar, finger foods, live music, and dancing until 1AM. Plus, enjoy the comedic art stylings of Brian Sabalausky’s performance art talk show, Late Night with SPACES O’Brian. Just another awesome party thrown by SPACES. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Auction! Tomorrow!

Message from a NOC member. There is a storage unit auction in Medina tomorrow! There are 2 kilns being auctioned. One is a Paragon TNF283. It is not new but I looked it up online and the new one sells for around $3,000. I went out to look at it. I don`t know if the computer works, there is no way to try it there. The friend of mine who owns the units said if it does`t work he will give the money back. The bricks are pretty good and the coils don`t look worn. There are also hundreds of molds with mold straps and another smaller kiln that is not in very good shape. The molds look like hobby molds from a store but there are some really big ones and it is so crowded that it was hard to see them. There is also alot of metal shelving. The auction is Thurs, Nov. 3 at 10:00 at Bob`s Storage on Rt 18 west of Medina.

Friday, October 28, 2011



“SEE ART / CREATE ART.” 6:30pm - 10:00pm. “City Artists At Work (CAAW), a collaboration of artists from the Quadrangle, Midtown Corridor, and St. Clair Superior art districts, is proud to announce our fourteenth anniversary. To celebrate, we’re offering you a chance to witness the work of some of Cleveland’s finest artists, and to create some memorable art of your own. Don’t miss your chance to spend a weekend truly immersing yourself in art.” First, see art: Attend the Fine Art Exhibition on Fri 10/28 from 6:30PM – 10PM @ Convivium33 Gallery (1433 East 33rd Street) featuring an eclectic mix of artwork from 60+ artists. Then, create art: Attend a variety of hands-in workshops on Sat 10/29 and Sun 10/30.

“10-Year Anniversary and Mexican Day of the Dead.” Opening Reception 6:30-9:30 Gallery Quetzal, 12400 Mayfield Road,

“Layers of Memory.” Opening Reception 4:30-6pm. Howson Gallery at Judson Park. 1801 Chestnut Hills Dr. 216.791.2885.


Landscapes from the Age of Impressionism.” October 29, 2011 - February 5, 2012 Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries This exquisite exhibition of more than fifty paintings will include many of the finest examples of French and American Impressionist landscapes from the collection of the Brooklyn Museum as well as American Impressionist paintings from the Akron Art Museum collection. The exhibition offers an in-depth look at landscape painting as practiced by such leading French artists as Claude Monet and Gustave Courbet and their most significant American followers including John Singer Sargent and Frederick Childe Hassam.

“Michelle Droll: Landslide, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.” October 29, 2011 - February 19, 2012 Judith Bear Isroff Gallery

Captivated by the idea of “building” a landscape painting out of the junk that’s found in the contemporary landscape, Kent area artist Michelle Droll questions, “What do we actually see when looking at landscape?”

“SuperNatural: Landscapes by Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood. October 29, 2011 - March 4, 2012 Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery Cleveland artists Bruce Checefsky and Barry Underwood utilize the effects of atmospheric light in addition to outside light sources to create ephemeral moments in the landscape that give viewers the sense of discovering hidden worlds. Their inventive use of photography and light alters our perception of the landscape to reveal unseen aspects. Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185,

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Special Notice: Upcoming NOC Meeting! Saturday October 22nd, 4:30 PM. At Hectic Studio 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113 Be There!


“Erica Weiss Solo Exhibit.” (Work Above) Opening Reception 6-9:30 pm. Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773,

“Red and Wolf, A Love Story, Work by Augusto Bordelois.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. Guest Artists Allen Kradlak, Todd Leech, Angelica Pozo and Harry Larweh. Augusto Fine Art Gallery, 1305 West 80th St., Suite 109, Cleveland,

“#pix#elate.” Closing Reception 5-9pm. Forum Artspace1300 W.78th Street, Cleveland

“Regional Visions.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. Kokoon Arts Gallery 1305 W. 80th St., Cleveland

“The Coast is Never Clear: New Work by Annie Stimson.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. The scoop: “Annie’s newest work speaks to the fear and uncertainty of our present state and unknown future. Ideas of ritual, alchemy, history, and science present themselves in works that delicately and beautifully hint at the trepidation the future may hold and perhaps what our role in it might be. Stimson uses materials such as laboratory equipment and neon tubing to refer to science and technology, present and future, both disastrous and beneficial. Ornate patterning of text references the past while phrases speak of an ominous future. On the verge of 2012, a year overwrought with prophesies about the end of the world, this exhibition is one artist’s take on what may be to come.” Legation 1300 West 78th St., Cleveland, 216.650.4201


“Lynn O’Brien and Tina Elkins-New Work.” Opening Reception 3-7pm. Curator's statement: Tina Elkins and Lynn O’Brien work by layering images and materials. Thoughtful consideration of Elkins and O’Briens paintings rewards the viewer. Patterns emerge to reveal hidden imagery and perhaps, intent. Both artists engage their viewers challenging them to look deeper into their paintings. River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406


“Creative Workforce Fellowship Recipients.” Opening Reception 1-4pm. Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Avenue at Perkins Sandusky, OH 44870 419.625.1188

Thursday, October 13, 2011



“Cabinet: New Work by Kate Budd.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“Between Lines: New Work by Drew King.” Opening Reception 5-8. Fawick Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College 94 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 440.826.2152

“Circus” Opening Reception 6-9pm. This circus-themed, interactive art show will have audiences feeling as though they stepped right under the tent to see the grand and spectacular circus unfolding in front of them. During the opening night festivities there will be live entertainment and music, artwork that the public can touch and play with, and everyone is invited to dress up in their circus best. Mascot doll, Laughing Sally, will be “leading” the parade on her blue elephant to kick off the show. Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave., Tremont

“Cleveland Inside Outside: A Thirty Year Journey – Photos by Jennie Jones.” Opening Reception 5-8pm. Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,

“Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan.” Opening 7pm. “The exhibit consists of more than 45 large scale paintings by artists from all over the country that memorialize Afghan civilian casualties. The exhibit also includes images collected from Afghan high school students by Dr. Zahir Wahab, a professor at Lewis and Clark College, who asked young Afghans to draw images from their daily reality.” Also showing Sat 10/15 @ 10AM – 5PM at Pilgrim United Church.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

10.7 and 10.8



Yes, you heard it right! There is so much going on in the Waterloo Arts District on October 7th and 8th that we are declaring it a WAOW weekend. A gallery opening, music events, birthday parties and a special video art installation, entitled Video Fallout, in the old bank building at 15619 Waterloo will have the neighborhood jumpin'. “Easel Pictures (Edge of the World), paintings by Timothy Callaghan.” OPENING -Friday at 6pm. This exhibit features portraits of Waterloo Road merchants, artists and friends including Beachland Ballroom co-owner, Cindy Barber, Music Saves co-owner, Melanie Hershberger, owners of Blue Arrow records, Pete & Debbie Guylas, writer RA Washington, musicians and friends including Krista Tomorowitz, Lawrence Casewell with his wife Bridget Caswell and baby Nya. This is a must-attend opening. For more about local, talented artist, Timothy Callaghan visit For show information visit Also in Waterloo: “Video Fall-Out: Pop-up Video Installation on Waterloo.” 6pm The scoop: “Independent Pictures and Arts Collinwood collaborate! 22 Video artists take the Bank Building by storm. Visit this unique pop-up installation.”

“Extra Lives!” Opening Reception 6pm. Video game culture is interpreted through toys, prints and paintings by five young local artists – Ben Howard, Alex Cantrell, Seth Bittner, Rick Sans and Sergio Andujar II.” Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903

“49th Annual Juried Show and Instructor to Student to You.” Opening Reception 7-9pm. Bayarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH


"Incandescent Effervescence - recent works by Dana Depew.” Opening Reception 6-10 pm. Incandescent Effervescent features recent sculptural light work by local artist Dana Depew. Inspired by a childhood fascination w/ lights, Dana creates cool large-scale illuminated public art pieces that are retro, yet modern. Exhibit runs through Oct. Kollective Gallery 1908 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, OH

“Cinematic redux 2/Breakneck Gallery’s Grand Opening.” Reception from 6-9pm. There is a new art gallery in Lakewood. Breakneck Gallery, Located on the west side of Lakewood in the PopShop gallery's former spot, is having it's grand opening Saturday, October 8th from 6pm to 9pm. Breakneck Gallery is a new fine art location owned by Lakewood residents Sean and Kristen Burns. The gallery specializes in art that appeals to both the traditional gallery crowd as well as the art layman. The shop is divided into a fine art boutique, specializing in local made and produced art, music, movies, T-shirts, and books, and a traditional gallery space with will feature solo and theme group shows with new shows opening on a semi-monthly basis. Cinematic Redux 2 is a collection of contemporary artists from Cleveland and across the U.S. presenting their interpretation of posters for films of the horror genre. The wide array of styles show your favorite scary movies in frightening ways never seen before. Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.227.8440

Thursday, September 29, 2011

9.30 Upcoming Event Info!

Special Notice: Upcoming NOC Meeting! Saturday October 22nd, 4:30 PM. At Hectic Studio 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland, OH 44113

Fine Print Fair: Cleveland’s largest exhibition of fine prints Fri 9/30 – Sun 10/2 The Fine Print Fair is Cleveland‘s largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints. The show begins on Fri 9/30 at 6:30PM w/ an opening night preview and continues all weekend, offering many opportunities to view and purchase exceptional prints, drawings and photographs from several dealers. Plus, lectures and educational programs. Corporate College 4400 Richmond Road Warrensville Hts.

Thursday, September 22, 2011



“Ursula von Rydingsvard : Sculpture.” Artist Talk 6pm. Opening Reception 7-11. Best known for creating large-scale, monumental structures from cedar beams that are abstract yet rooted in the real world, Ursula’s work is recognized for its “great psychological force and powerful physical presence.” On view through Sat 3/31/12 @ MOCA. Museum of Contemporary Art, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671,

“Seeing Green: Recycled.” Opening reception on Fri 9/23 from 5PM to 8PM. The exhibition will feature the works of Cleveland artists who use eco-friendly products, recycled materials, and creating art that depicts themes of environmental sustainability. The show will run through Fri 10/28. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland

“Playing House.” Opening Reception 6-11pm. Ó”Playing House” is Wall Eye Gallery’s last show. Even more reason to check out the show, which runs from Fri 9/23 to Fri 10/14. “We all played it in some form or another when we were kids. Conventional, make-believe, real, surreal. In Wall Eye Gallery’s FINAL exhibition, four artists, Stephanie Rond, Stephanie Lipscomb, Sharon Dorsey, and Linda Ayala recall what it meant to ‘play house.’ Are we who we thought we’d be? Childhood dreams crushed or realized? Or are we now playing on our own terms?” Wall Eye Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, 216.640.7769,

“They Have Landed: Orb Sculpture & Time Capsule Installation Party.” 5:30 Loren Naji’s new public art sculpture / time capsules have landed in Cle. Look for this planetary art installation outside the W. 25th Rapid Station. Join the party on Fri 9/23 and be a part of time capsule history. Bring your stuff in a Ziplock baggie to insert into these giant spherical statues. Plus, live entertainment, food, wine, beer & t-shirts.


Theresa Yondo will be selling ceramics and bottle cap earrings and will give you insight to new work in progress 1037 Renfield Road Cleveland Heights Ohio 44121 (private residence) Off Wilson Mills close to Green Rd., 4 streets west of green road turn left onto Renfield. Day of show contact number 216-297-0739 (Kathleen)


David Furman (Image above)- visiting artist in the Kent State Studios next week and is inviting the clay community. Demos Monday Sept. 26th 10am-1pm and 2-5pm same hours on Tuesday. Lecture on artwork Sept. 26th 5:15 pm Art Bldg. #202. Lecture on Peruvian Ceramics Sept. 27th 5:15pm Art Bldg. #202.

Friday, September 16, 2011


9. 16, 17 and 18

“IngenuityFest of Art and Technology.” One of the best things about this event is its location on the lower level of the Veterans Memorial Bridge which most of us know as the Detroit-Superior Bridge. This 3-day event will transform the bridge into a European-feeling street of visual art, technological innovation, music, live performances, and food. The artistic endeavors at Ingenuity are meant to push the boundaries of what we know as art (ever hear of Squonk Opera?), and you may feel yourself being pulled into the art, and becoming part of an exhibit. In the secret world of the old trolleys, the site of IngenuityFest is the perfect place for a street party where everyone’s trying something new and showing off their stuff. Go to to really get a feel for what this festival has to offer on Fri 9/16 from 5PM-1AM, Sat 9/17 from 12PM-1AM, and Sun 9/18 from 12-5PM.


“Out of Africa.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. Tregoning & Company, 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland, 216.281.8626,

“Cinema 02.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.631.6719


“Vintage Memories.” Opening Reception 6-9pm. Tony Trunzo new paintings. Local Girl Gallery 16106 Detroit Ave Lakewood, 216.228.1802

“CIA Board of Directors.” Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17th, 3-7pm. Joy Praznik has curated an exhibit of her fellow CIA Board members. From the sensitve photographs of Matt Greene to the austere black and white photographs of Jennie Jones or the bright and bold imagery in Phyllis Seltzer’s paintings and the intricate gold sculpture in Marsha Evertett’s exquisite jewelry there is a stunning array of talent, experience and skill in the artwork of this exhibit. River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406

9.17 and 18

Be sure to check out NOC’s own Ikuko Miklowski (Image Above)at The Tremont Arts and Cultural Festival will transform you from 11AM-6PM on Sat 9/17 and from 12-5PM on Sun 9/18. Lincoln Park, 1208 Starkweather.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

9.9 - 9.11


“Creators, Innovators and Dreamers: The 2011 Creative Workforce Fellows.” Featuring NOC's own Stephanie Craig! (Image Above) Opening Reception 5-8pm. Fawick Gallery, Baldwin-Wallace College 94 E. Bagley Rd., Berea, OH 440.826.2152

“Interruptions: New work by (NOC's own) Amy Krusinski-Sinbondit.” (Image Above) Also “Heart Land New Paintings byand monoprints by Douglas Max Utter.” Opening Reception 5-9 pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“F*SHO cle’s hottest furniture designers.” 2 to 11 p.m. at 6550 Carnegie Avenue, Cleve

“Jeff Yost and Martin O”Connor New Paintings.” Opening Reception 7-9pm. In the Sullivan Family Gallery in the Fuller House also “Dianne Boldman-Memories.” In the Huntington House. Bayarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH

“Dana Oldfather: Give Us A Fence and Some Room to Run.” Opening Reception 6pm. View work from Zygote Press’ 2011 Artist In Residence Dana Oldfather. Her new exhibit “Give Us A Fence and Some Room to Run” includes many works from this Cle-based self-taught old painter. Her works “have had a floating, organic quality that can look like an undersea world, with compositions marked by lots of negative space.” Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900

“Consumer Landscapes: New work by Michelle Muldrow.” Opening Reception 5-7pm. Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,

“Found Contacts.” Opening Reception 6-9pm. Gallery Talk Saturday Sept. 10th at 2pm. Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

“MATERIAL AND METAPHOR.” Reception and Gallery Talk 5 to 7PM
.” Contemporary Sculpture exhibition curated by Irina Koukhanova, Associate Professor of Art, focusing on the material aspects of contemporary sculpture. Featured artists include: Joseph Leroux, Max Stolkin, Allison Lacher, Kyoung Ae Cho, and Evan Blackwell.Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 2307 Chester Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,

"Rock, Paper, Scissors" group show by members of NOIS. Opening Reception 6-9pm. The Art Gallery, 4134 Erie Street, Willoughby

“Compression: New works by Matthew Kolodziej.” Opening Reception 5:30-8pm. Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,


Sparx City Hop 11AM – 9PM Hop on a free trolley and tour Downtown, the Historic Warehouse District, the Historic Gateway Neighborhood, Ohio City, Tremont, the Campus District, MidTown, AsiaTown and the St. Clair/Superior District @ the 11th annual Sparx City Hop. Tour Cle’s galleries, stop at some eateries and hop on the trolley onto the next neighborhood. Trolley tour guides will school you on Cle history along the way.

WOW” Women on Waterloo. Opening Reception 6pm-10pm. A three-woman show at the Gallery at Arts Collinwood featuring prints and mixed-media installations by Brittany Filko, Rachel Shelton and Jacquie Kennedy. Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500


“The 21st Annual Berea Arts Fest.” 10-5 pm. Featuring NOC’s own Bette Drake! Coe Lake, Berea.

Thursday, September 1, 2011



First of all, no one sends me info about this before the postings???? Help a brother out! “CIA Faculty Show.” View new, original, innovative work from CIA professors at the Cleveland Institute of Art 2011 Faculty Exhibition, opening Thu 9/1. On view through Sat 10/8. The scoop: “Students at The Cleveland Institute of Art learn from nearly 50 full-time and 40 adjunct faculty, all professional artists, designers, and scholars. Ninety percent of CIA’s ranked faculty members hold a PhD or the terminal degree in their field (usually an MFA). With approximately 500 students in 19 BFA programs, the Institute’s student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1.”


“So – Recent Work by Royden Watson.” Opening @ 6PM So… so what?! “So” is the name of Royden Watson’s latest exhibit @ Proximity Gallery. His work is fascinatingly linguistic and conversational. Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903

The Way of All Flesh: A Shirley Aley Campbell Retrospective Opening @ 6PM. Cleveland artist Shirley Aley Campbell is one of the Midwest’s premier painters. “No one has represented the human body with a keener eye for muscular poise and thrust, capturing the poignancy and psychological weight of the flesh. The exhibition, curated by Douglas Utter, will feature her over-sized portraits and figural studies that show her highly-skilled draftsmanship.” Cleveland Artists Foundation, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.227.9507,

“Brandt 21 – Celebrating 21 years of Brandt Gallery.” Opening 5PM. The Brandt Gallery in Tremont is turning 21! In this economy it’s hard for any business to survive, let alone a gallery… but the Brandt has stayed afloat for 21 freakin’ years. Kudos! “This year marks the anniversary of one of the first and longest running art galleries in the Tremont neighborhood. For 21 years, Jean Brandt, lawyer, musician, poet, and patron of the arts, has run a venue for new and established artists to exhibit their work in Cleveland. In honor of 21 years of Brandt Gallery and Ms. Brandt’s ongoing dedication and promotion of area artists and the Tremont Artwalk, we are organizing a retrospective exhibition where we hope to feature all of the artists that have shown there.” Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610,

Friday, August 26, 2011

8.26 + 27


“Portability & Network, Steve Lambert and Royden Watson.” Opening at 6PM. Three exhibit openings at SPACES, and all look cool: Portability & Network curated by Christian Wulffen, Steve Lambert’s Capitalism Works for Me, and Royden Watson’s Usnews. Plus food, beverages and a station for Bad Art Night (where you create art… it just has to be bad). Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314

Cleveland: The Exhibition,” a show of local artists opening at 5pm. View work by Mike Marine, Scrap&Smith, Rachel Hunt, Dustin Nowlin, Jim Karpinski, Dave Desimone and any others. Plus… live painting by Rae Vena and on-site photography by And… music, food & drink. Represent! Zaller Gallery, 16006 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland


“Shop ’til you drop? Copia – Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores 2001-11.” Whereas certain Midwest cities, ahem, already have an inauspicious tag of being called the Rust Belt, contemporary photographer Brian Ulrich explores another level of decay or disrepair infecting the same areas — only this time in the suburbs — in his new exhibition, on view Sat 8/27 through Mon 1/16 The former Cleveland resident, University of Akron student and Cleveland Museum of Art employee spent a decade examining the economic, cultural and political implications of commercialism and American consumer culture. Featuring nearly 60 photos, the exhibition is divided into three parts: Retail, Thrift and Dark Stores. Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7340,

Friday, August 19, 2011

8.19 and 20


Big Ass Papermaking Workshop! Fri 8/19 – Sun 8/21 Join a 3-day “hands-on, feet-in” Big Ass Papermaking Workshop from Fri 8/19 – Sun 8/21/11 @ the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory. Check it out: “When we say big, we mean BIG! It is going to take 4 people working together to pull each large sheet of paper with two people in the vat to disperse the pulp. You will leave the workshop with at least 6 8′X10′ sheets of the kozo paper.”

“Legation <3 SPACES.” Opening Reception at 5PM. Legation, a gallery, is hosting a group exhibition featuring artwork by SPACES board members and staff as well as featured work from board members’ private collections. The show opens Fri 8/19/11 from 5 – 10PM. A portion of all proceeds from sales goes to SPACES. Show features work by and from the collection of: Hilary Aurand, Katherine Bulava, Jeffery Chiplis, Dana Depew, John Doyle, John Farina and Adam Tully, Phyllis “7” Harris, Lori Kella, Qian Li, Martha Loughridge, Christopher Lynn, newsense enterprises, Scott Richardson, Dott Schneider, Jon Seydl , Thomas Starinsky, Arnold Tunstall, Laura Vinnedge, Laila Voss, Achala Wali, and Tyler Zeleny. Legation 1300 West 78th St., Cleveland, 216.650.4201

“The Art of Artisans.” Exhibit “showcasing regional artisans and craftsman who create fine art with the tools, materials or processes of their craft. On display, work that reflects day-to-day creations along with fine art showing how an artisan/craftsman is capable of expressing themselves in other artistic ways. The event was created to promote excellence in design and craft as well as to fuel the public’s appreciation and interest in art and fine workmanship.” Be sure to attend the opening reception on Fri 8/19/11… one of Wall Eye Gallery’s last shows (sob…!). Also open Sat 8/20 from 12 – 4PM and through Sun 9/4 by appointment. Wall Eye Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave. Cleveland, 216.640.7769,


MOCA’s End of Summer Lawn Party Reception 5 – 8PM It’s MOCA’s last summer exhibit at their current location. And they’re bidding adieu in a relaxing way… The scoop: “Come relax on MOCA Cleveland’s front lawn with family and friends for our end-of-the-season celebration. Enjoy live acoustic music, art-inspired games and activities, savory garden-inspired nosh, scrumptious ice cream concoctions, and unique prizes as we bid farewell to our final summer exhibition at 8501 Carnegie. To say thanks for your ongoing support, all MOCA Members will receive special rewards at this party.” Museum of Contemporary Art, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671,

Friday, August 12, 2011


Friday, August 12th

“Summer Color: New Landscape Paintings by Mary Ann Sedivy.” Opening Reception: 7-9 pm BAYarts 28795 Lake Road Bay Village, 440.871.6543.

“Sommer Sequence: New work by Mark Keffer.” Opening Reception 6pm. Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500

Saturday, August 13th

“University Park Arts Fair & Food Fest @ Grace Park.” 10AM – 6PM Come appreciate the beauty of Grace Park — Akron’s oldest park — and the vibrancy of the University Park neighborhood. Come buy cool stuff. Or just browse through the 100+ talented vendors. Either way, be there.

“Sankofa Fine Art Plus presents the 2011 Cleveland Fine Art Expo.” Art and culture reign supreme at Sankofa Fine Art Plus’ 11th Annual Cleveland Fine Art Expo @ Cuyahoga Community College East. Featured artist: Kadir Nelson. Fashion as Art, spoken word performances & kids activities.

Friday, June 3, 2011



“Delicious Fields and Terrain.” 2 Shows-Opening Reception 7-10 pm. Museum of Contemporary Art, 8501 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671,
“Self Storage New Work by Aaron Koehn.” Also “DEREK HESS: THE PLAYBOY COVERS.” Opening Reception from 5-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

* New Gallery! “The Form of Cleveland.” Opening Reception from 5-10pm. Brownhoist Gallery at Studio St. Clair 4403 St. Clair Ave. 216.789.2998

“Designing History.” Opening Reception 6-8 pm. Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, 216.227.9507 $5 for non-members.

“Little Italy Art Walk.” Noon-9pm. Continues through Sunday. Mayfield Road between University Circle and Cleveland Heights. 216.421.1717

"Catch a Glimpse- Photographs by David Szekeres.” Opening 6-10 pm. doubting thomas Gallery 856 Jefferson Avenue
Cleveland, OH

"State of Truth" Panel Discussion from 7-10 pm. Elaine Hullihen's exhibit "Declarations of Truth" on display at The Sculpture Center has invited viewers to make their own declarations of truth via video on Now, four panelists will respond to those videos: Lindsay Sinkovich, an educator; Margot Milcetich, a yoga teacher; Nick Sturm, a writer; Greg Griffiths, a community activist - answering your questions about truth, and raising their own. Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527

“Illuminate Art.” Opening Reception 6-10 pm. Red Light Gallery and Millworks Gallery, Akron, OH 106 N Main St and 111 N Main

“Art Fur Animals.” Fri 6/3 @ 6 – 10PM Help out our furry friends. The seventh annual Art Fur Animals Benefit & Auction donates 100 percent of all proceeds to helping Cle’s homeless and neglected animals. The evening includes a live auction of limited edition, custom designed ceramic dogs created by local artists; yummy food, gallery-quality artwork up for bid in a silent auction and much more. Show that you care. Battery Park Powerhouse – 7524 Father Frascati Ave. – Cle

Friday, May 27, 2011

5.28 and 5.29

5.28 and 5.29

“LIVE ART: Music & Arts Festival.” Sat 5/28 – Sun 5/29 @ 12 – 10PM Say “yo wat up” to the biggest, newest summer festival to hit Cleveland this year. Of course we’re talking about LIVE ART: Music and Arts Festival presented by ctownartparty. Head over to a revamped meat packaging plant in Ohio City for two days of pure artsy goodness featuring a slew of local artists, crafters, vendors, non-profits, filmmakers, food truck, musicians, fire eaters, DJs and entertainers. This fest is new and it’s hotHOThot! The Hildebrandt Building – 3700 Clark Ave. – Cle

Friday, May 20, 2011

5.20 and 5.21

Cleveland's Art Scene is on Fire But There Aren't Any More Firefighters Left to Put It Out!!!


“2nd Annual May Show.” Opening reception from 7-9 pm. At Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029

“50/50 Show.” Opening Reception 5-9pm/ Artspace 1305 West 78th St.

“Eternal Vibrations.” Opening Reception 5-9pm. Kokoon Arts Gallery 1305 W. 80th St., Cleveland

“New Works.” Opening Reception 5-11pm. Legation 1300 West 78th St., Cleveland, 216.650.4201

“Presence.” Group Show, Opening Reception from 5-7pm. Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 2307 Chester Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,

“Tamar Harpaz' American Night.” Opening Reception Friday, May 20, 2011, 6:00PM - 8:00PM Opening celebration for Tamar Harpaz' American Night.

Help us celebrate Tamar's exhibition and the end of her residency!

 Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314

“On the Wall/Off the Wall.” Opening Reception 5-8 pm. O Gallery 2101 Richmond Road, Beachwood 330.921.1234


“Silk Painting Demonstration with Susan Skove.” Saturday May 21st from 1-3:30. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland

Memorable Art Sale before the kick off of the Memorial Day summer shows Saturday May 21st Noon – 6 (or by appointment but the guest artist’s won’t be there)Guest’s include Maryann Posch and John Gulyas Deborah Woolfork, Kathy Patton and Theresa Yondo. Studio in Novelty, 13796 Chillicothe Road Novelty Ohio 44072 (440-338-6219) AND Classes!!! Next 6 week round of clay classes start the week of June 1st Monday or Tuesday evening $150.00 + 5.00 brush fee or bring your own. Theresa Yondo 13796 Chillicothe Rd. Novelty, Ohio 44072 440.338.6219

NCECA Biennale photos link

Saturday, May 14, 2011

5.13 and 5.14

Friday 5.13

“Farmed: The New Agronomists.” Opening Reception from 6-9pm. SPACES’ upcoming exhibition, Farmed: the New Agronomists, is a marriage of the science and technology of Cleveland’s local agronomists, and art. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314

“Catch a Glimpse: Photos by David Szekeres.” Opening Reception from 6-10. Music provided by DJ Cornflake. Show runs through the first week of June. Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave., Tremont

“AAWR’s Annual May Members show and sale.” Opening Reception 7-9 pm. The show will exhibit the breadth and scope of talent among AAWR artist members. The AAWR has attracted many of Ohio’s most distinguished artists and art educators to its growing roster of members. As a result, the AAWR's Annual May Members Show is fast becoming known as one of Cleveland’s best high-profile exhibitions. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland

Saturday 5.14

“Cleveland Craft Coalition Art and Craft Bazaar.” Reception From 1-5pm. Bella Dubby, 13321 Madison Ave., Lakewood


"About The Right of Being Different: The Art of Diversity and Inclusion at Progressive." Reinforcing the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage's ongoing themes of diversity and tolerance, Progressive put together the groundbreaking exhibition, the first time this art has ever been seen outside the corporate walls. You can do a self-guided tour, jump on a group tour, but do it soon. The exhibit closes Sun 6/26. The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, 216.593.0575,

Friday, May 6, 2011

May 6th and 7th

May 6th and 7th

Drawn & Quartered Part III Draw Off! Opening reception of participating artists on Fri 5/6 . @ 6PM Competition begins at 7PM on Sat 5/7.Figure drawing as spectator sport? Oh, yes! Drawn and Quartered, now in its third year, pits established figure drawing groups against each other in a fight to create the best drawings. They’ll rush to capture the magic of an honest drawing as they sketch models from MorrisonDance. Professional artists and the audience will vote on best individual and team drawings. Finished artwork will be available for purchase after event. Who’s competing? The Murray Hill Drawing Group, Dr. Sketchy Cleveland, Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Care, and N.O.I.S. (The Northern Ohio Illustrators Society). Wall Eye Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave. Cleveland 216.640.7769,

“– CleSacrebleu! It’s Dibble & Depew” Opening Fri 5/6 @ 5:30 – 8:30PM View new works by artists Dana L. Depew and Matthew Dibble in Sacrebleu!, an exhibit curated by Randall Tiedman and Loren Naji @ Loren Naji Studio Gallery. Opening reception is on Fri 5/6 from 5:30 – 8:30PM. Be sure to stick around for the after-party w/ EXO 4 Band. Check it out. Loren Naji Studio Gallery – 2138 W/ 25th St. – Cle

“3 Artists: One Exquisite Wall” @ Zygote Opening Fri 5/6 @ 6PM 3 Artists: One Exquisite Wall is an exhibition exploring the “unknown, unpredictable and probable changes that occur when artists with different, distinct styles work together.” It’s an experimental collaboration featuring Melissa Daubert, Melinda Placko and Corrie Slawson. Runs through Sat 6/11. Zygote Press – 1410 E. 30th St. – Cle

Sat 5/7 @ 6PM

Two exhibits to intrigue you: “Degrees of Separation” — Can you believe the Pop Shop Gallery, that outpost for innovative art in Lakewood, is turning 6? For real. And, of course, there’s a show to celebrate. Twenty+ artists, many that started from the beginning, will be on hand with their works to showcase this event. See how many degrees of juxtaposition you are from the Pop Shop!

And, in (art)ificial gallery… “Connect the Dots” — “A ‘rad’ exhibit inspired by pop art, 80’s and 90’s pop culture, and all the fun us children of the X and Y generations remember as our youth. Featured artists are R!ch Cihlar, Jeff Hulligan, and Joss Parker.” Adult after-party at Mullens at 9PM. The Pop Shop / (art)ificial gallery – 17020 Madison Ave. – Lakewood