“Cuyahoga Fugues Revisited.” Opening Reception 6pm. Cleveland gallery SPACES marks the return of New York artist Margaret Cogswell with a special kickoff affair Fri 2/3 at the Superior Viaduct venue. The timing of the event is also to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the SPACES World Artists Program (SWAP), in which Cogswell was its third artist-in-residence. In 2003 she created Cuyahoga River Fugues, a haunting mixed-media installation that wove together stories gathered from steel workers, environmentalists, fishermen, historians and city planners whose lives had indelibly intersected with the crooked river. Now Cogswell returns for her second residency at SPACES with Cuyahoga Fugues Revisited. She’s revisiting the river that for the last decade led her to explore the vital and increasingly politicized role of waterways throughout the world. For her work she was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship. Cool Cleveland talked to SPACES Executive Director Christopher Lynn about Cogswell’s series of drawings and a mixed-media installation based on video footage taken at the steel mills and along the Cuyahoga River. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314 www.spacesgallery.org
“New Photography.” Opening 3-7pm. Featuring the photography of:Chad Gordon, infrared landscape photography, Mark Inglis, Glass City series, altered print film images, Jessica Malone, Altered images transfers, Dan Morgan, Diana toy camera snapshots. The four photographers in this exhibit work in either alternative materials or with alternative techniques to transform both the image and content of a photograph. These photographers are creating photographs with unique and surprising perspectives that challenge our expectations of what a photograph is. River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406, www.rivergalleryarts.com
This Week’s NOC EVENT…PLAN AHEAD!!!! February 8th 6pm!
You are invited to celebrate the love you have for ceramics at the Screw Factory Studio of Kristen Cliffel this month! Kristen will be having a Valentine Glazing event on Wednesday February 8th at 6:00 p.m. We will be glazing bisqued heart ornaments while drinking whatever elixers you love best. The glaze, hearts and studio space will be provided as well as a few delectable items to gnosh on and sip... (I will make some cupcakes and bring a case or so of beer...) I would love for you to bring a bottle or can or thermos of something to share and/or a snack to share....think "devine,delicious,delovely..." I will fire the ornaments and you can choose to pick yours up on Friday or donate it to the event at Lakewood Hospital http://www.lakewoodhospital.org/SpecialtiesServices/HeartCenter/StraightfromtheHeart/tabid/4745/Default.aspx the event is the 11th of Feb. I think it is a great way to start giving back as an organization. I totally understand if you want to make one to keep and one to give as well.
Please rsvp soon so I can have enough bisqued valentines for everyone.
You will be welcome at the studio until 9:00...I have kids and will turn into a pumpkin after that time. Bring It On NOC Lovers!!!!! I look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP through the event on Facebook’s NOC page!!!!! Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory artists.com