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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