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Thursday, November 1, 2012


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“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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