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Thursday, December 20, 2012


“Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios.” 5 – 9pm.  Meander through the art labyrinth that is the 78th Street Studios. Every third Friday, the Studios hosts — what else? — Third Fridays, an evening of open studios, food, sales & art.  Check out the next art tour on Fri 12/21.
12.22 +23
-Happy Holidays- OPEN STUDIO (pictured above.)with several guest artists!
The winter solstice will be upon us soon and I suspect we will still be here and the 
Mayan civilization just took a break from all those calendar numbers
So, come on over for a year end sale/party 
at Yondo studio and visit with Bruce (Murphy), Theresa (Yondo) and several wonderful artists.
...  December 22nd and 23rd NooN – 4:00.
13796 Chillicothe Rd. (St. Rt. 306)
Novelty (Russell Township) Ohio 44072
The studio is just North of Fairmount Blvd on the west side of 306.
The studio building is behind the residential farmhouse. There will be someone to assist with parking.   images in bloom – soap and salt/sugar scrubs
Earl James and 
Linda Zmina – Glass
Neal Kandel – Glass
Kim Mettee – Jewelry
Maryann Posch and 
John Gulyas – Jewelry (Sunday only)
Mary Urbas – Silk Screened Clothing
Theresa Yondo – Ceramics
Anne Warren – Fiber   Hopefully, the ground will be frozen which will make parking much easierIf not, wear your boots.

Thursday, December 6, 2012


Check out Lynne's show because, well, she rocks!
“Lynne Norwood Lofton, Whimsical Sculptural Vases and Functional Ceramics.”  (Image Above) South Wing Gallery is located in St. Paul's Episcopal Church,  2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights, OH.  Other Exhibiting artists are: Wally Kaplan, Paintings, Jacqueline S. Stumpf-Peters, Photo Montage, Jeremy Tugeau, Landscapes.  The Opening and Artist's Reception: this Friday, December 7, 2012 from 5-7 pm.  The show will be up until March 3, 2013!

Ceramic Artist Anna Holcombe (Image Above) will be at Kent State Univ. Lecture Friday,  Dec. 7th at noon to 1pm. Art Bldg.AUD.  Potluck lunch after!

“Thomas Frontini:  Eremite:  Views and Visitors.”  Opening Reception5-9pm.  William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“River Gallery Winter Collection.”  Open 3-7pm.  Exhibit contains work by more than 30 artists and many NOC members!   River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,
“Bazaar Bizarre Cleveland: Not your granny’s craft fair.”  WEST: Sat 12/8 +  Sun 12/9.  Chances are, if you go to Bazaar Bizarre, you aren’t coming home empty-handed. This giant alternative craft show features a lil something for everyone (well, except for those really picky people who dislike everything). Clothing, fine art, jewelry, plush toys, baby stuff, knickknacks, wallets… and so much more. Yeah, there will be crowds, but the show’s worth it.  Hours are —WEST: Sat 12/8 @ 10am – 9pm +  Sun 12/9 @ 10am – 6pm.
“Beck the Halls Boutique.”   9am – 2pm.  Holiday shopping. The Beck Center for the Arts is having a “Beck the Halls” holiday art boutique. The Center will be hosting local Cleveland artists as they put their hand-crafted gems on sale for your holiday shopping list.  Free event. This event is free and open to the public. There will be one-of-a-kind creations ranging anywhere from jewelry, pottery, prints, drawings, photography, and watercolors. Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, 216.227.9507

Thursday, November 29, 2012


“TerraVista Studios 13th Annual Holiday Sale.” Fri 11/30 – Sun 12/2  TerraVista Ceramic Studios is a whirlwind of activity this time of year with artists creating, firing and glazing in innovative ways to appeal to all you discerning holiday arts shoppers. Go to the TerraVista Studios 13th Annual Holiday Sale and shop for goods by made NEO artists — ceramics, enamel jewelry, woodcarvings and more.  Open Fri 11/30 from 11-4PM, Sat 12/1 from 12-7PM and Sun 12/2 from 12 – 4PM.  1400 East 30th Street, Cleveland
“Cleveland Institute of Art’s Student Holiday Sale.” Fri 11/30 – Sun 12/2  Support students. Students from the Cleveland Institute of Art are putting on their holiday art sale located at the Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts. There will be items like ceramics, glass, jewelry, clothing, ornaments, paper goods and much more for sale.  Find those gifts. This sale offers you an excellent opportunity to check some of those names off your holiday list while supporting up-and-coming local art students. Admission is free, but be sure to bring your checkbook!  Open Fri 6 – 9:30pm; Sat 10am – 8pm; and Sun 12:30 – 6:30pm.
“Little Italy Holiday Art Walk.” Fri 11/30 – Sun 12/2  You can’t match shopping in Little Italy. The gifts… the food… the lights… No mall can compete. And there’s no better time to shop than at the next Little Italy Holiday Art Walk, with over 100 visiting artists and exhibits from local, regional, national and international artists.  Art Walk starts Friday at noon to 9PM, Saturday noon to 9PM & Sunday noon to 6PM.
“2012 Artcraft Holiday Show 25th Year Anniversary.” WHO Over 20 Downtown artists and 30 regional artists working in fine arts and crafts across diverse media.  WHAT 25th annual Holiday Open Studio and Sale
Largest collection of fine art & craft for the holiday season.
WHEN Saturday, December 1, 2012, from 10am to 7pm.
Sunday, December 2, 2012, from 11am to 5pm.
WHERE The ArtCraft Building, 2570 Superior Avenue, Cleveland 44114  Studios on the 2nd, 4th, 5th and 6th floors.
Free Parking available. Elevator access.  WHY An opportunity for the public to purchase high-quality art at reasonable prices. ABOUT The ArtCraft Open Studio & Sale began in 1981 as 'The Bohemian Department Store’ an event hosted by artists in the Tower Press Building. This grew into the ‘Eat at Art's’ exhibit at SPACES has always been held on the first weekend in December. It has been hosted by artists in the ArtCraft Building for the past 25 years.  
CONTACT Call Mark Yasenchack at 216 407-3685 or for more information.
Visit our website for a complete list of participating artists and images of their work:

DRAKE STUDIO  Holiday Sale Part 2.  The Hildebrandt Bldg.,
Dec. 1-2  3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland. 11am-5pm all days.

“Rose Iron Works Holiday Open House and Boutique.”  Open 5-9pm.  Forging Demonstrations at 6 and 8 pm.  Rose Iron Works Studio and Forge, 1536 E. 43rd Street, Cleveland, OH 44103

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Hectic Studio Sale (NOC’s Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech) Hildebrandt Building, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland.  Noon-5pm both days.

NOC’s Bette Drake Studio Sale Holiday Sale, the Hildebrandt Bldg.,
3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland.  Also the weekend of Dec. 1-2  11am-5pm all 4 days.      216-251-3878 or 216-961-8118.

NOC’s “Theresa Yondo.”  11/25 Sunday 1-6 1814 East 40th St, Fifth Floor Cleveland 44103  Use the Kelley St Entrance.  Lots of really cool artists and of course Kat and Laura of Prosperity.

“NOC’s Jenny Mendes Online Sale!” We are having our 3rd annual holiday online sale!  Beginning "Black Friday" November 23rd at 1:00 a.m. eastern standard time through midnight "Cyber" Monday November 26th. takes you directly to the online store!!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

11.16 and 17

“Jeff Yost's first show at the Mezzanine Gallery.”  (Image Above).  Friday evening, November 16th, 6:00-9:00.  He has become a favorite of Clevelanders in recent years and we are delighted he will be exhibiting over twenty of his landscapes.  The show will be held on the first floor of Little Italy’s old schoolhouse in “Live Publishing”, Rm 103 (2026 Murray Hill Rd.).  Please join us for an evening of art, wine and refreshments.  Hours: November and December: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00-6:00.  After Thanksgiving open Sunday: 12:00-5:00  (216) 721-4992  2026 Murray Hill Rd.  Cleveland, Ohio 44106

“Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson STRATA.”  Opening Reception is Friday November 16, 5-9 pm.  Hildur will also be in the gallery Saturday, December 1 from 2-4.  William Busta Gallery  2731 Prospect Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115    

 “Alterations.”  Opening Reception 5 – 11pm.  Alteration is different from creation. Or is it? These three artists make certain that the added lines, textures, and patterns in their work yield results as rich and independent as the original. By way of material exploration and process-oriented execution, Sarah Isenhart, Jessica Pinsky, and Beth Whalley deliver thoughtful constructions.  Opening night also features two sets of free jazz from The Oblique Orchestra (of Columbus) beginning after 9pm. Survival kit Gallery, 1305 W. 80th Street #3c, Cleveland
“Tower Press Collective.” Opening reception 5-10pm. The Tower Press Collective is chock full of talent. Get an eye-full of stunning painting, photographs, mixed media & more at their opening reception Fri 11/16 at Greenwald Gallery @ the 78th Street Studios Building. 
“Kasumi, Anatomy of Emotion, Images from "Shockwaves"  Opening Reception 5-9pm. Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.631.6719
“Breaking Down-Closing Reception.”  5-9pm.  The phrase, “breaking down” refers to something either falling apart or being taken apart. In the work of Michael Abarca and Karl Anderson, both of these prospects develop simultaneously. Examining the impending failure of functional objects and contrarieties in language, each artist illustrates the break down by deconstructing individual elements and highlighting flaws in these man-made structures.  Forum Artspace 1300 West 78th St.  Cleveland, OH

“Davor Sanvincenti, Jeff Williams & The Vault.”  Opening Reception begins at 6pm.  Get yourself to SPACES for food & drink, plus great art at the opening reception for SPACES’ latest public projects w/ Jeff Williams, Croatian artist-in-residence Davor Sanvincenti, and the latest audio and video art in The Vault.Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314
“The Annual Holiday Members Show and Sale.”  Opening Reception from 5 pm to 8 pm.  AAWR Executive Director, Kenneth Goerg, commented “The Holiday Members Show and Sale is one of my favorite exhibitions of the year. What’s so special about it is that it rings in the Holiday Season, and brings friends together to enjoy each other and the bountiful display of art around them.”  This show is a festive presentation reflecting the diverse styles of well known Cleveland area artists. It’s also an opportunity for members of the AAWR to showcase, promote, and sell their work to the public in our premier gallery space. AAWR members are each invited to showcase two original artworks and with a membership of over a hundred artists, the Holiday Members Show and Sale is sure to offer something for everyone! Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020

Charlie Cummings Gallery Cup show 2012  link here:

“Theresa Yondo.” 11/17 Saturday 12-4 and 11/18 Sunday 1-8 CHARM THE HEART One of a kind art gifts,
3124 Corydon Rd. Cleveland Hts. Ohio  Lots of really cool artists with our lovely host April.

Friday, November 9, 2012


“Textual Healing.” Opening @ 6pm. Sarah Gotowka knows WTF is up in her new exhibit Textual Healing, opening @ Proximity Cleveland.  This Montreal-based textile artist uses traditional techniques to explore the world of communication through technology, focusing specifically on romantic relationships. She explores “the ways that text message slang, Facebook statuses, and emoticons have overtaken love letters and face-to-face conversations as preferred relationship-building tools among young adults.”  Come check out this art exhibit/cultural anthropology study that’s totally relevant for our times. Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903
“Sam Martineau – Radio 9.” Opening 6 – 9pm. Radio 9 is an exhibit by Brooklyn-based painter (and CIA alumnus) Sam Martineau.  Martineau’s paintings and collages on record albums are deceptively simple and exquisitely executed; they respond to the forms of mid-century graphic design, racing, and car culture, as well as music packaging.  After-party at 9pm @ the Beachland w/ Cool Devices, RA Washington & The Family Dollar, Night Sweats, and The Village Bicycle. Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500
“Jason Robert Carroll:  Depth of Place.”  OPENING from 6-10PM. The exhibit will run through November by appointment and will be open to the public again on December 14th for a closing reception.  "My intent in these images is to capture a frame of time, a before and an after; to attune the viewer to the unseen emotions echoed everywhere we go. The images are a recognition that even in the most mundane places, it is likely that something meaningful happened there, somewhere along the line.  Even without people, places have depth, and they have emotional resonance." Mastroianni Photography and Arts.  2688 W. 14th Street, Cleveland

Paintings by James March and photography by Ryn Clark.” Willoughby-Hills-Community-Gallery.  35400 Chardon Road, Willoughby Hills, Oh.
8th Annual By Hand Fine Art & Craft Fair: 200+ vendors! Adjacent to the Fabulous Food Show at the I-X Center, visitors will find the eighth annual By Hand Fine Art and Craft Fair featuring ceramics, woven scarves, paintings, leather goods, sculpture, and more on exhibit. This juried art show displays more than 200 local and national artists.  This event is an amazing opportunity to check out some amazing fine oil paintings, functional pottery and textiles not only locally, but also from around the nation. Previously rated as one of the top art festivals by the Art Fair Source Book, this festival is sure to live up to its expectations.  Liz Sabo, a Cleveland-based designer, will be selling her collection of hand-sewn totes, wallets, and messenger bags. Jerry Schmidt of Waterloo 7 Studio and Merle Randolph of Designs by Randolph are showing amazing metal sculptures. A beautiful ornate wood carving by nationally renowned artist Joe Leonard will be displayed, as well as a unique massive overhead chandelier designed from reclaimed automobile glass by Cleveland artist Mike Kaplan of the Glass Bubble Project.  This event is completely free and open to the public. Come find a special one-of-a-kind gift for your holiday season, while checking out all of the fun live art demonstrations at this year’s festival. The show runs Fri 11/9 and Sat 11/10 from 10am – 7pm and Sun 11/11 from 10am – 6pm.  For more information, visit
“Makeshift Parables-religious iconography paintings by Dana Depew.”  Open 8pm until 9 pm Sunday. A solo exhibition of of large scale religious iconography works by Cleveland based artist Dana L. Depew  
makeshift - temporary or expedient substitute for something else, suitable as a temporary or expedient substitute
parable - a simple story illustrating a moral or religious lesson.
Kollective Gallery, 1908 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Hts.,

  Breaking Ground: A Survey of Northern Ohio Ceramics.  THE SHOW HAS ENDED!  THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING!!!!!!   HERE ARE THE TIMES TO PICK UP YOUR WORK!  Location: Gallery East
Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus
4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122.
Pick-up Dates: Tuesday Nov. 13 – Wednesday Nov.14, 10am-3:30pm

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hello Everyone!  Our page views for this NOC page has exceeded 10,000.  Yeah us!

“Life and Death in Black and White.” (Image above) Opening Reception 7-10pm.      Revenge of the Illustrator.  A mohawked demon with decaying skin, lips curled into a grim grin, ferociously clutches a decapitated head in a talon-like hand as he eagerly rips the flesh from its skull with the other.  Every torn shred of muscle fiber is meticulously detailed, every blood vessel defined. This is art.  Cleveland will give the illustrative arts its due when one of the largest collections of graphic illustrators, album cover artists, comic artists and tattoo artists from around the world combine forces.  Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland

“A Tale in Two Cities.”  Panel discussion: Fri 11/2 @ 5pm. Opening reception: 6 – 8pm.  Alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art’s (CIA) College of Art and Design living in Cleveland and Brooklyn, NY, will showcase their work at an upcoming gallery highlighting the diversity of urban-based art colonies.  “There’s a very large enclave of CIA alumni students that live in various sections of Brooklyn, and there’s no better capital for art in this country than New York,” explains Bruce Checefsky, Director of Reinberger Galleries where the exhibit will run from Fri 11/2 to Sat 12/15.  The gallery is part of CIA’s mission to promote graduated artists, and Checefsky specifically hopes to showcase the differences in life between the two urban environments.  “The question that I posed to myself and the artist is — does where you live make a difference in what you make?” explains Checefsky. “I thought these two cities would be great to compare, because New York is so competitive, so vital to the art world,” and graduates from the Institute face the question of whether or not to move to the coast or stay in Cleveland at some point in their career. “Do you leave Cleveland to go to the coast where the bigger part of the industry is, and if you do that, what do you give up and what do you gain? Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7407,
“Cleveland Museum of Art- Mix.”  Event 5 – 11pm.  Sip a cocktail, explore the collection, dance the night away, and enjoy the view… Yeah, do all that AND MORE at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s very first public evening event in the gorgeous Ames Family Atrium.  Don a mask and join MIX at CMA for Masquerade. Tix $14, $7 for members. Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7340,

"Heights Arts Holiday Store (11th Annual).  Opening Reception 6-9:30.  Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

“Polkapocalypse.”  Opening Reception 7pm-1 am. Imagine a barren landscape of crumbling edifices marked only by ghostly zombie couples dancing the oom-pah-pah, the haunting and eerie strains of a distant accordion in 3/4 time, and a pulsing, yet faint, electric light emanating from SPACES. Welcome to the Polkapocalypse!  Polkapocalypse is coming… are you ready for the “party to end all parties”? Support SPACES and attend one giant polka party (of sorts). Expect music, an art auction, and a night honoring John C. Williams, former Board President of SPACES and all-around good guy. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314
“Screw Factory Artists 5th Annual Open Studio.” noon – 7pm.  Tour the artist enclave known as the Screw Factory Artists at their annual Open Studio event on Sat 11/3. Step inside the Lake Erie Building and peek into the studios of real working artists, set in a giant industrial monolith of a warehouse. The setting is inspiring in itself. Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory 
“City Artists at Work - Lost & Found Exhibit.”  
Opening Reception 5:30 - 7:00pm   Show is open Monday October 29 – Friday January 11, 2013 at The Plain Dealer Headquarters.  The exhibit is a  search for beauty in the discarded, is an exhibit 
showcasing the works of three Summit County artists, Bret Hines, Gwen Waight and Marcia Mazak.  RSVP to  For more information visit our Lost & Found info page:  We hope that you will join us! Visit the City Artists at Work website:

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Thursday, October 25, 2012


The Juma Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of its second location at 20100 Chagrin Boulevard, at the corner of Chagrin and Lomond in Shaker Heights.  Grand Opening festivities will begin at 11 am, Saturday, October 27, and run until 8 pm that night.  The celebration will include the premier of an exciting new ring line from XOvivo jewelry, gift with purchase while supplies last, raffle give aways, live music and refreshments.  In conjunction with the Grand Opening, Juma will open its first art exhibition, Locally Grown, which will feature both well-established and new Cleveland area artists. We hope you can join us and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. 

“13th Annual Exhibit and Sale.”  Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-4.  Featuring 12 artists including NOC’s own Jacqueline Miller.  13601 County Line Road, Chagrin Falls, Oh 44022 440.423.4424

“Ames Family Atrium Opening Reception.”  11am-4pm.  Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7340,

Thursday, October 18, 2012


“Watermarks 2012 International Papermaking Conference.”  Go old school. With Octavofest also happening this month, now is the time to step away from the e-book and appreciate the art of books and papermaking.  The Morgan Conservatory of Papermaking hosts Watermarks 2012 — an international papermaking conference storming the region. Cle area non-profit galleries and art centers will host 21 exhibitions at 14 different venues. Get ready for papermaking workshops, demos, lectures, exhibitions and gallery & museum tours.

“No Exit.”  8pm. A can’t-miss concert event. Cleveland’s new music ensemble No Exit will be returning to SPACES on Fri 10/19. The performance will feature pieces by Béla Bartók and Kaija Saariaho. It will be an exciting and extravagant night for music and should not be passed up. So, go.  Free event. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314
"ONTARIO GOLD."  Closing Reception: 6-11.  William Rupnik Gallery 1117 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115

“Paintings by Hilary Aurand, Mosaics by (NOC's) Mark Yasenchack.” Opening Reception: 3-7pm.  This is the debut of Hilary Aurand's urban landscape paintings at River Gallery. These bold, sometimes surreal , sometimes gritty, landscapes capture our city's industrial beauty and the desolate nature of its forgotten urban wastelands.  Aurand's details are innately familiar; from the industrial cast-offs and machinery to the quality of light that feels like our bright northern Ohio summers or the long shadowed midwestern winters.  She renders these details with intimate brushstrokes and sophisticated composition that reveal a grace to the landscape of our city.  While (NOC”S own) Mark Yasenchack has exhibited his ceramic work at River Gallery before this is his first time exhibiting large format mosaics. This work features found stone, glass and metal fragments and bits that become mosaic tesserae.  These are combined with tiles made with his textured clay technique.  The often gothic imagery in his work hints at ancient necropoli, tribal ritual sites, and obscured religious iconography found in ruined architecture. River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,

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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

NOC Members Show!

It's  finally here!!!!!!
Breaking Ground: A Survey of Northern Ohio Ceramics
 Gallery East  Cuyahoga Community College, Eastern Campus,                   4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122.

Opening Reception: Thursday October 18, 2012 6:00pm-8:30pm

Thursday, October 11, 2012


“Verwandlung, a collection of artwork by Archived Artist, Mario Kujawski.”  Opening reception which will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Verwandlung will run through November 9, 2012. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020
“Timothy Callaghan:  Life Slow Still.”  Opening Reception 5-9 pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

‘Quantum Space’ & geometric abstractions.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm. Cle artist James March explores pictorial space in vivid, geometric abstractions. Just check out his recent paintings from several different series. One painting, Event Horizon, is a 7×10 ft. work that explores “the warping of space-time in the vicinity of a black hole.” Far out. Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500
“Object of Beauty.”  Opening Reception 6pm. Calling all feminists, progressively-minded folk, and/or people who realize women are more then the 2-dimensional objects they’re sometimes portrayed as in the media– here’s an art show for you. “Object of Beauty” is a multimedia exhibit by Cynthia Penter and Michelle Marie Murphy exploring all aspects of beauty, perceived and real. About: What contemporary advertising and media culture continues to broadcast as acceptable and expected in female appearance, gives these artists the material to examine the motivations of the wearer and the observer of beauty standards, treatments, and products. This multimedia exhibit explores opposing positions in the relationship between consumption and rebellion of these ideals. Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610,
“Molecule.  New Work by Dott Schneider.”  Opening Reception 7-10pm. Birth, life, growth, buildup, breakdown, decay, dismantle, death. Everything around us each element and Molecule are going through a cycle of buildup and breakdown.  The pieces literally grow with age and are created with whole rock salt, rit dye, on MDF.  Root Café 15118 Detroit Ave. Lakewood
“Clevelyn Prevails by Jon G.”  Opening Reception 6-10pm. (Image Above.”  View illustrations by local legend Jon G plus some other cool stuff at this somewhat mysterious yet sure to be cool event @ Kollective Gallery. See what surprises are in store. Kollective Gallery, 1908 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Hts.,

“Foreign Affairs XV @ Zygote Press.”  Opening Reception 1-3pm. Zygote Press has three international artists in residency — Tina Wohlfarth and Heike Wadewitz from Dresden, Germany, and Ivan Andres Lecaros Correa from Santiago, Chile — whose work will be featured in “Foreign Affairs XV.” See what these printmaking “exchange students” have been up to. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900
“The 2012 Fall Photography Show.”  Opening Reception 2-4pm.   Oon view at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.  View stunning photos from Laurie Ann Sanders, Sarah Huskey, Megan McNamara, Michael Oatman, and Cool Cleveland‘s featured photographer Elisa Vietri, whose photos appear atop of every CC newsletter.
“Material Dialog_New work by Dana Depew and Grace Summanen.”  Opening Reception 5-7pm. Gallery West/Tri-C Western Campus.  2nd Floor, Campus Library, Student Services Bldg. 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, OH 44130 216.987.5322

Thursday, September 13, 2012


“Ingenuity 2012: A Renaissance in Motion.”  NOC”s own Elizabeth Emery has an  installation at Dock 32 (it's the one with golden tires).  She will be there doing an activity/performance of sorts on Friday from 7-10pm & saturday from noon - 7pm.  The installation is called: Making Money the Harder Way. repare to once again create, participate, demonstrate and innovate as Ingenuity, the Cleveland Festival of Art & Technology, materializes in yet another location Fri 9/14 through Sun 9/16 at docks 32 and 30 north of Cleveland Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center on the lakefront.  Showcasing an area rarely open to the public, the festival offers a preview of the lakefront development the city announced earlier this year. Exhibits, performances, installations and lectures will occupy more than 120,000 square feet in two warehouses as well as outdoor lakefront space.  Part of Ingenuity’s intention is to change locations, thus energizing often-ignored areas and structures while inspiring creativity at the intersection of arts, science and technology. The festival blurs the lines between art and the city and steps through the boundaries separating artists and innovators from their audience. Join the ingenious revival Fri 9/14 through Sun 9/16 at Cleveland’s lakefront docks 32 and 30. For more information, go to Fest hours are Fri 9/14 @ 5pm – 1am; Sat 9/15 @ noon – 1am; Sun 9/16 @ noon – 6pm.
“Hispanic Heritage, Hispanic Art  Group Show.” Public Reception: from 5:30 to 7:00pm.  Augusto Bordelios, Bruno Casiano, Hector Castellanos, Maria Dejesus Paz, Gabriel Gonzalez, Angelica Pozo, Maria Pujana, Alejandro Rivera, Dante Rodriquez, Bess Rodriquez Richard, Will Sanchez, Jose Vasquez, and Hector Vega. Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, 216.227.9507

"Progression:  Song of the Underground Railroad."  Join us Friday, September 14 for Johnny Coleman's opening from 5pm- 8pm! Artist talk at 6:15 at Euclid Gallery on Euclid Avenue. Reception in the Sculpture Garden. On view from September 14 until December 21.  Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527

“Tremont Arts Festival.”  Featuring NOC”s own Bette Drake and Ikuko Miklowski.  Lincoln Park  (W. 14th and    Kenilworth Ave), 11-6 Sat., 11-5 Sun.  Be there!

“Sparx City Hop – Bike, Walk or Hop on a Trolley.” 11am – 9pm.  Explore Cleveland’s vibrant neighborhoods.  Experience Cleveland’s history through walking tours.  Celebrate Cleveland’s arts & culture scene.  Hop onto a free trolley and explore different parts of the city. This year the Sparx City Hop has four routes — through the Campus District, Tremont, Ohio City and Art Quarter/Asia Town.  All stops features are bumpin’ with live entertainment, history facts and some even connect to local events (the Arts & Cultural Fest in Tremont and the C-Town Chow Down in the Campus District).  Want to experience Sparx in a new way? Bike-Ride the Route!
ONTARIO GOLDOpening Reception: 8-11 PM, Cleveland SGS' Ontario Gold honors the dividing line of Cleveland's down-low and up-high cultures; it is a two-tone collection of images that explore the balance between inspiration and alienation. The exhibit’s namesake, Ontario Street, can be viewed as the epicenter of the city’s rebirth or simply as a street people cross to get to Tower City. To the golden illuminations erected by casino magnates, it stands as a prism that tempers the dreams of the foolhardy and inspires children to strive for excellence. Cleveland SGS is both rare and nonreactive, Ontario Gold is the manifestation of these two most essential attributes. SGS produces video, paintings, installations and signage deeply entwined with the city's pulse.  An after-party follows at Lava Lounge 11 PM - ? AM. William Rupnik Gallery 1117 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115.
“Domesticated-Art Inspired By the Animals That Share Our Homes & Hearts.” 4 – 8pm.  Opening reception features silent art auction, drinks, eats & art benefiting the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Portion of all sales, proceeds and donations will benefit the APL. Local Girl Gallery 16106 Detroit Ave Lakewood, 216.228.1802
“Cleveland Handmade Market @ Tower Press.” 11am – 6pm.  Cleveland Handmade, which began in October 2007,  is a group of local artists coming together in the Great Cleveland area in order to promote teaching and helping members in the community. Their upcoming market — the Cleveland Handmade Market — will feature a variety of vendors selling all kinds of homemade goods.  What to expect: Everything under the sun. There will be fine jewelry, handbags, fiber arts, handmade glass, ceramics, paintings, prints, photography, home-decor and tons of vintage material. Take a trolley there — this is just one stop on Sparx City Hop.
Upcoming Workshops at Brecksville Center for the Arts:
Ready, Set, Throw!
Watch the experts, Kirk Mangus, professor at Kent State University, and Bill Brouillard, professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art, as they demonstrate throwing techniques and produce a wide variety of functional and sculptural objects on the potter’s wheel.  Whether you are considering taking a ceramics class or have many years experience in the clay studio, this is the time to ask questions and get the answers that will improve your throwing skills and give a boost to your creative thinking!.  Workshop is limited to 15. 
Date: Saturday, October 27
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Location: BCA
Fee: $25.00
Ages: All Ages  

Modeling the Human Head
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to join Cleveland Arts Prize winner Brinsley Tyrrell as he creates a life size head in clay using a live model.   During this two hour demonstration Brinsley will discuss his modeling technique, his aesthetic approach, and his background and philosophy in the arts.  He will also show images of his latest ceramic sculptures – revealed to the public for the first time.

Date: Saturday, October 20
Time: 1 - 3 pm
Fee: $20.00
Location: BCA
Ages: All  Registration go to:

Classes from Theresa Yondo!
Class begins Wednesday September 19th and runs for 6 weeks ending on October 24th.  There will be another session immediately following this class which will begin on October 31st for 6 weeks.  Class fee is $150.00 for 15 hours of class time.  Class time is anytime during the hours of 6-9 on Wednesday evening.  Beautiful white stoneware clay is now available.  We also still have a few boxes of brown clay.  There is still a wheel station open and three handbuilding stations.   Theresa Yondo 13796 Chillicothe Rd. Novelty, Ohio   44072 440.338.6219

Friday, September 7, 2012


Oh  MY!  There is so much going on in Cleveland for the next 3 days!

 “The First Exhibition.”  Opening Reception 5-8pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Stephanie Craig!  (Pictured Above). The Cleveland State University Art Gallery has a shiny new venue.  The gallery will now be located in the Cowell and Hubbard building on Euclid in the heart of the recently launched Art Campus at PlayhouseSquare.  The gallery will open with 1307 Euclid Avenue: The First Exhibition, which will also be the first CSU faculty group show in 15 years. Additionally, Jenny Jones: A Photographic Legacy for CSU will be on view. Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,

"Artful Entertaining."  Opening Reception 6-8.  Featuring NOC's own Lynne Lofton!  Show runs through October 11.  Valley Art Center 155 Bell Street Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.
“F*Sho.”  Opening Reception 5-10pm.  Cleveland’s Premier Fruntiure Show featuring work by local designers, makers and students including NOC’s dear friend Steven Yusko.  AT:  Cleveland Twist Drill Building 4700 Lakeside Ave. Cleveland, 44114
“Personal Matters-Dexter Davis Mixed Media works.”  Opening Reception 5-9pm. William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071
“Theatrics.”  Work by Javier Hernandez.  Opening Reception 6:30-9pm.  Gallery Quetzal,  12400 Mayfield Road,
“Cleveland Artists Foundation:  Not Pulp Fiction.” Opening Reception 6-8pm. 17801 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, 216.521.2540,
“Space Odysses-curated by Doug Max Utter.”  Opening Reception5:30-Midnight.  Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland

 “A.I.R. Exhibition work by Johnny Coleman.”  Opening 6pm. Silkscreens and etchings will be on display this year at “Some Spirits: The Free Side of the River” @ Zygote Press. Each June Zygote Press invites a resident artist to settle in and create masterpieces, and this year is no different.  Johnny Coleman is the resident artist this year for the event. He is a professor of Art and African American Studies at Oberlin College. In addition to the showing on Friday, there will also be an Artist Talk Thu 9/13 at 6:30pm. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900
“Paperworks.”  Opening Reception 6pm. Paperworks is a new exhibition @ Heights Arts that “illuminates paper as a carrier of artists’ symbols and as a medium in itself with processes including drawing, painting, cut paper, collage, sculpture and pulp.”  Special ending. The show coincides in its closing days with the International Association of Hand Papermakers and Friends of Dard Hunter conference hosted by Cleveland’s Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Education Foundation. Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457
“Its only a paper moon.”  Opening Reception from 6-10pm.  Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903
“Utter Madness.”  Opening Reception 6-10pm.  50 regional artists display work in all media.  Rotten Meat Gallery, 1814 East 40th ST., Suite 4B, 216.469,4896

The Workshop you have all been waiting for!
Guest Artist: Chris Longwell  
Saturday September 8, 2012
at Hectic Studio, 3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland OH
2-5 pm Demonstration Workshop
5-6 pm Potluck Meal
6-7 pm Slide Lecture
FREE for NOC Members
Workshop $20 for non-members
Slide Lecture Free and Open to the Public 
**Also on September 8th “The Wilma Smith Project-New Work By Dana Depew.”  Opening 6pm. Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610,

Berea Arts Fest, Featuring NOC’s own Bette Drake!  Coe Lake Parking lot, Berea, OH,   10am to 6pm.  440.891.1102,