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Friday, August 31, 2012


****Members:  You should have all received your invitation to participate in the NOC show.  If you haven't please email Todd at
Job Opening!
 Visual Art Position Cleveland Bureau of Cultural Art

Job Title: 
  • Recreation I Instructor in the Cleveland Bureau of Cultural Arts
Specific Requirements: 
  • Valid State of Ohio License must be maintained.
  • High School Diploma or GED; College Level course in visual art or a BFA in visual art preferred.
Job Description: 
  • Under the direction of the Cleveland Bureau of Cultural Arts {BCA} Manager, the Recreation I Art instructor teaches a variety of visual art classes in ceramics and arts & crafts to a wide range of populations, including senior, adults, youth/teens, special need groups, school and home school programs, and family classes. This is a roving position, which requires the instructor to travel to different city facilities during the course of the week. The Recreation I Art instructor will prepare his/her students for a wide variety of community based art shows that take place throughout the year. The Recreation I Art instructor is at times required to drive a city van to take students to special events that occur during the year.
  • The candidate should have at least two years of experience teaching ceramics and arts & craft classes in a community based setting. Candidate must enjoy teaching a wide variety of patrons found in a culturally diverse urban setting. The ability to teach painting, drawing, airbrush and printmaking is also helpful.
Rate of Pay: 
  • This position starts at $10.00/hr. Permanent part-time art instructors work can work up to 25 hours per week.
Work Hours: 
  • The twenty-five hours will be scheduled during peak operational hours
    M – F between the hours of 11:30 am and 8:00 p.m., or on Saturday between the hours of 9:30 am and 6:00 p.m.
Contact Information: 

Upcoming Workshop!
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
please RSVP:

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Spaces:  Jef Scharf, Shana McCaw and Brent Budsberg.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm. oin us for food & drink, and great art at the opening reception for SPACES' latest public projects including Jef Scharf, Shana McCaw & Brent Budsberg, and the latest audio and video art in The Vault. Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314

“Where’s My Jetpack? 2.”  Opening Reception 6pm. Where’s My Jetpack? It’s what we all have been wondering. This art exhibit is all about exploring the future with visions from the past. It’s a modernistic take on the way that we live our 21st century lives filled with GPS’s, online dates and multinational corporations.  You can’t make it that night? That’s alright; the exhibit runs through Sat 9/22, so you have plenty of time to stop in at Breakneck Gallery in Lakewood and see what the future has to offer. Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.767.5610
Upcoming Workshop!
Guest Artist: Chris Longwell  (Work Pictured Above)
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
please RSVP:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

8.17 and 18

“Hai-ku (noun).”  New work by Andy Curlowe and Janet Bruhn.  Opening Reception 6-11pm.  BuckBuck 3910 Lorain Ave. Cleve.

“3rd Fridays at 78th street studios.” West 78th Street Studios, 1301 W. 78th Street, Cleveland

“Your Buddies Art Show.”  Opening at 7pm. A large group of friends (buddies, if you will) have teamed up for a local talent show.  About: “The selected group of artists, either know one another, or know someone that knows someone else that happens to know someone else (you get the point) that is involved in the show. This is an exciting opportunity for Clevelanders to come check out a new local establishment, see the work of up and coming local artists, and eat some delicious grub while making some new ‘buddies.’”  See artwork from:  Mark Thomas,  
Lauri Liszak,  
Ryan Poorman
, Ally Humbert, 
Angela Greene, 
Marjorie Harris, 
Grace Frank
, Bryon Miller, 
Lisa Paulovcin, 
Alex Sukhoy  Maybe you’ll make a new buddy or two. Goodfellers Restaurant and lounge, 2217 E. 9th Street, Cleveland

Friday, August 10, 2012


“Brandon P. Davis
 RUINS RELICS REVELATIONS.”Opening Reception: 7-10 PM, Ruins Relics Revelations is the first solo exhibition by emerging photographer Brandon P. Davis showcasing the finest examples of urban decay found within the Rust Belt. Whether it be spaces used for recreation, education, or manufacturing, Brandon's photographs depict compelling scenes of decay and neglect. Thought provoking and emotional, these photographic works leave the audience asking how and why such beautiful structures end in dissolution. From a wide angle view narrowed to gritty details, this collection wholly depicts aspects of midwestern ruins with an additional hint of mystery, allowing the viewer to reveal their own beliefs and conclusions.Brandon P. Davis is a Cleveland-based photographer whose pursuit is capturing examples of blight and dereliction in urban environments. He ventures into desolate structures in hopes of discovering a scene that has been forgotten and cast aside by those that once occupied them. Paying close attention to the existing architectural details of the building and what parts have fallen into disrepair, Brandon beautifully composes his photographs to ultimately tell the story of environmental and societal demise.  William Rupnik Gallery, 1117 Euclid Ave. Cleveland.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Congratulations to Diana Bjel who won Best of Show at The Ohio State Fair Fine Arts Competition!
“AAWR Craft Exhibition.”  Opening reception from 5-8pm.The Craft Exhibition will feature artwork in the 'craft' category such as metal, jewelry, pottery/ceramics, fabric, glass, wood, and functional paper art. Seventeen local artists will be featured in the show.The artists include Catherine Butler, Sarah Clague, Stephanie Craig (NOC), David Deming, Bette Drake (NOC), Boni Suzanne Gelfand, Elise Newman, Larry Owen, Hollis Richardson, Ingeborg Richter, George Roby, Richard Schneider, David Shafron, Susan Skove, Sr. Charlotte Trenkamp, Mary Ann Weber, and Barbara Yoxall. All work displayed will be available for sale.Distinguished sculptor David Deming selected the works to be displayed in the exhibition. Deming is also the retired president of the Cleveland Institute of Art. The AAWR's executive director, Kenneth R. Goerg, was pleased that so many fine local artists were selected to be included in the show, noting that "The Artists Archives is pleased to have this opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to promoting a wide variety of types of artworks."  Artists Arcives of the Western Reserve,  1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland

“Rotten Meat Gallery presents Solo Show II: Compilation.”  Opening Recepton 6-10pm. View a “multimedia retrospective featuring a decade of Melanie Newman’s work in sculpture, printmaking, painting, tapestry and photography” when Rotten Meat Gallery presents Solo Show II: Compilation. Opening Fri 8/3. Cool work in a hip spot.  Rotten Meat Gallery 1814 E. 40th Street #4b, Cleveland.
“Lakewood Arts Fest.”  Hours 10am-6pm.       Featuring NOC’s own Bette Drake, Megan Dull, Bonnie Gordon, Yumiko Goto, Elaine Lamb,  and Ikuko Miklowski!  Show your support for your fellow clay artists!   Detroit Road between Andrews and Marlowe.

UPCOMING NOC WORKSHOP!  “Chris Longwell, Demonstration, Lecture and (POT)luck!”  Saturday September 8th.  Location Hectic Studio 3619 Walton Ave., Cleveland, OH 44113.  More info to follow!

UPCOMING NOC SHOW! Northern Ohio Clay.  Exhibition:       October 18 Thursday – November 8 Thursday, 2012   Drop-off:          October 8 – 9 m,t
Install:               October 10, 11 w,th, 15, 16, 17 m,t,w
Opening reception:      October 18 Thursday, 2012 6:00p-8:30p
Pick-up:           November 13 – 14 t,w