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

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.