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

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

“Art Fur Animals: Help Cle’s Homeless & Neglected Animals.” 7 – 10pm.  Cleveland, like virtually every place in the world, has far too many homeless and neglected animals. They’re helpless and in need of a lil’ love. Art Fur Animals features a live and silent auction of individual works of art from locally and nationally recognized artists such as Douglas Max Utter, Janet Macoska, Dana Depew, Michael Greenwald, Kristen Cliffel, Kirk Mangus, Laura Dumm, Randall Tiedeman, and many others. Plus food, dancing and wine.  ALL proceeds go directly to the care of animals at the City of Cleveland Kennel. Event held at SMARTSpace @ 78 Street Studios.
“RAWCleveland artists present SOLSTICE.” 8pm.  Indie arts org, RAW:natural born artists, presents SOLSTICE.  This arts showcase will feature a pop-up gallery, dance performances, live music and a fashion show. Come check out the creativity on display @ the 620 Club. Inspiration may be waiting for you.
“A Cast of Thousands-New Work by Sherry Bradshaw.”  (Work Pictured Above.)  Opening Reception 6-9 pm.  Through September 2nd.  The Artseen, 5591 Liberty Ave., Vermillion, OH 44089, 440.963.0611,
“Open Air in Market Square.” 10am – 4pm.  Open Air in Market Square celebrates its 15 annual season in 2012! Come down to the newly renovated Market Square Park to shop an eclectic mix of goods, listen to live bands and partake in a shared cultural experience.  Runs Sat 6/23 – Sat 9/15.

Thursday, June 14, 2012


“The Journey: A Retrospective Exhibition of the Art of Michelangelo Lovelace, Sr.”   Opening Reception: from 5-8pm.  The show will look back at Michelangelo’s career and include paintings, drawings, and sculpture.  will celebrate Michelangelo Lovelace Sr.’s 20+ year artistic career as well as his birthday. Michelangelo will speak at 6:30 pm about his life and art. Regular gallery hours are Wednesday through Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 12 noon to 4 pm.  A special attraction is planned during this exhibition. On Saturday, June 23, 2012 the AAWR will host A Dialogue with Michelangelo where Michelangelo will discuss his artistic process and take questions. The free event will take place from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.  The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is located at 1834 E 123rd Street in University Circle, right off Euclid Avenue and across from Lake View Cemetery. Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building and all along E 123rd Street. For further information, call 216-721-9020 or visit
“Third Friday At 78th Street Studios.”  5-10 pm.  
“Character Split @ Survival Kit Gallery.”  Opening Reception 5-11pm. Surreal images? Imaginary characters? Yes, please.  Soon to open at Survival Kit Gallery: Character Split — Works by Clarke Curtis and Tyler Zeleny.  The scoop: “Conjured through peculiar collages sourced from cut up computer-generated images and kid’s disposable party plates, and by surreal imagery drawn with unerring draftsmanship, the imagined characters created by Clarke Curtis (Austin, TX) and Tyler Zeleny differ only in their form and narrative.  “Personified through bold, black and white prints, and playful, multicolored combinations, both sets of characters convey human attributes and gestures that encourage the viewer to suppose hypothetical conversations or confrontations, the feelings in many of which are ironically heightened by each artists’ tendency toward combining human and animal parts…”  On view through 8/17.  1305 W. 80th Street #3c,Cleveland   
 “Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival.”  Featuring NOC”s Sandy Miller (Photo Above)and Elaine Lamb (Photo Above.)  Saturday 10-8 Sunday 11-5. Art, music… and summertime fun for the whole fam. The Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival has all the makings of a classic street fest. Peruse over 150 Ohio Designer Craftsmen artists who’ll be selling studio glass, jewelry, ceramics and more. Catch performances by Northcoast Jazz Collective, Noel Quintana’s Latin Crew, Cats on Holiday, Blue Lunch and others.  Plus, plenty of activities and entertainment for the kiddos — strolling performers, stilt walking, juggling and balloon animals. FREE.  20233 Van Aiken Blvd, Shaker Heights, OH
“Clifton Arts & Musicfest: 25 Years Strong!”  All day! Your summer starts here… at the Clifton Arts & Musicfest.  Summer is all about the street fests and Clifton hosts one of the best. Hang out in the Edgewater neighborhood, check out fine art, eat good food and listen to some live tunes. Ah, hello, summer.  Clifton Blvd and 117th street, Cleveland
“Bay Art in the Park.”  10-6 pm.  28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.
“Art Deck-O.”  Opening reception 6-10 pm. Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.227.8440 
“Gravity and Grace.”  Sculpture by El Anatsui.  Opening ticketed talk at 6pm.  Opening reception following from 7-10pm.  Open to the public Sunday June 17th. Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185,
“Ragnar Kjartansson: ‘Song’ video art installation @ The Underdog.” 7pm.  The Underdog is open and bumpin’. Every Tue through Tue 6/26 see Icelandic artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s video art installation “Song.”  The video art installation is surreal, captivating and purely poetic. See it for yourself. (FYI – The Underdog is located in the basement of Happy Dog.)  5801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Tremont Artwalk, Tremont.

“Materiality_  Mikula, Sinbondit and Yusko.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm. Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457
“Internal Combustion: A Glimpse of Cleveland Motorcycle Culture.”  Opening Reception 7pm. As if you didn’t know, Cle has a diverse underground motorcycle industry and culture. Limited time — the show runs through Sat 6/9. 1point618 Gallery 6421 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216.281.1618
“Stirring Waters/Between Two Bodies.”  Opening Reception 5:30-8pm.  Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527
“Susan Umbenhour.”  Opening Reception 5-9pm.  William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071
“The First Earth Show-Part 3.”  Opening Reception 5-7pm.  Ursuline College, 2550 Lander Road, Pepper Pike. 
“Parade the Circle and Circle Village – 23 Years Strong!” 11am – 4pm.  Parade the Circle is one of Cleveland’s best events. No, really, we mean that.  For 23 years, Parade the Circle has dazzled adults and kids alike with a grassroots, lo-tech parade that’s creative to the max and filled with colorful floats, puppets, costumes, dancers and musicians.  Parade starts at noon and winds through Wade Oval. This year’s theme is Branches Become Roots / Cycles: Coming Back/Going Forward. Stay after the parade for plenty of hands-on activities in Circle Village. And, take a shuttle to the other side of town for Discover Gordon Square Arts District Day
“An East Cleveland Walking Tour of Industry, Art & Architecture.” noon – 2pm.  Euclid Avenue is teeming with spectacular (and forgotten) places. Uncover some of these historic gems on an East Cleveland Walking Tour of Industry, Art & Architecture led by Cleveland Area History founding editor Christopher Busta-Peck.
“Weapons of Mass Creation Fest.” For years there has been talk about bringing a music festival to Northeast Ohio. Now such a notion is slowly taking hold in the grassroots Weapons of Mass Creation Festival (WMC Fest), which enters its third year Fri 6/8 – Sun 6/10 in the Gordon Square Arts District in Cleveland. However, music is just one component, and a smaller one at that.  The WMC Fest, the creation of Go Media co-owner Jeff Finley, is billed as the premier art, design and music event of the Midwest with 20 speakers, 20 designers and nearly 30 bands enlightening the anticipated 1,000 or so attendees. Basically, the unique event brings together entrepreneurs, musicians, artists, students and fans to become inspired, to collaborate, network and celebrate the Rock Hall City.  Gordon Square Detroit and West 65th Street.
6. 9-10  
Discover the 29th annual ART BY THE FALLS, presented by the VALLEY ART CENTER (VAC), on Saturday, June 9 (10am-7pm) and Sunday, June 10 (11am-5pm.) This free, two-day, juried fine arts and contemporary crafts festival is held in Riverside Park in the heart of charming Chagrin Falls.  Over 100 artists from around the country will present varied artwork ranging from paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture
to textiles, jewelry, weaving and ceramics........including Yumiko Goto, Bonnie Gordon, and Lynne Lofton.  (Image Above)

Friday, June 1, 2012

June is Here 6.1 !!!

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“Susan Umbenhour-Galdryglyphs.” And “Darius Steward-Occupying a Space.”   Opening Reception 5-9William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071

“Celebrate Cleveland + Beautiful Possibility.” Opening 5:30pm – midnight.  One night… two sweet shows. Come to Loren Naji Studios for “Celebrate Cleveland – Digitally Altered Photography of Our Industrial City” featuring work from Michael Nekic [pictured above], Victoria Miller and Rick Novario.  Also check out the Beautiful Possibility Pop-Up Exhibition — “Alison Pebworth’s cross country traveling show, Beautiful Possibility, takes the prototype of the 19th century American Traveling show as inspiration for asking people across the country about what it means to be American. Pebworth is surveying people at stops across America on their thoughts about ‘Americanitis,’ a curious nervous condition resulting from rapid modernization, first identified in 1861.” Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland and Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314
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“Teresa Yondo Classes.”  June Wednesdays / A special 4 week class in June due to the July 4th Holiday.  June 6th 13th 20th and 27th.  Enjoy 4 weeks of clay class.   The $100.00 fee includes 10 hours of studio time, clay and glazes with instruction.  Meet 2.5 hours each Wednesday for 4 weeks.  Assignments will be presented at 6:00.  The theme for June is things that pour.  We will be looking at teapots and pitchers.  The studio is open on Wednesday from 5-9.  Email to reserve your spot at

6. 9-10  Plan ahead for next weekend!
Discover the 29th annual ART BY THE FALLS, presented by the VALLEY ART CENTER (VAC), on Saturday, June 9 (10am-7pm) and Sunday, June 10 (11am-5pm.) This free, two-day, juried fine arts and contemporary crafts festival is held in Riverside Park in the heart of charming Chagrin Falls.  Over 100 artists from around the country will present varied artwork ranging from paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture
to textiles, jewelry, weaving and ceramics........including Yumiko Goto, Bonnie Gordon, and Lynne Lofton.