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Ohio clay community.

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,