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Ohio clay community.

Friday, July 27, 2012



“Living Room:  Furniture and Objects by Contemporary Northeast Ohio Makers.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm.  Featuring the work of one of our favorites Stephen Yusko and ALSO new work by NOC’S own Lynne Lofton, Andrea Leblond and Yumiko Goto!  Heights Art Gallery, 2163 Lee Road #104 Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457

“The Battle We Didn’t Choose:  My Wife’s Battle With Breast Cancer.”  Opening Reception 6-10pm.  “Following last week’s abrupt decision toby cancer-support agency The Gathering Place to remove Angelo Merendino’s powerful exhibition, the Manhattan-based photographer has found new display space at Convivium33.  Show continues through August 26th. Convivium Gallery, 1433 East 33rd Street, Cleveland,

7.28 and 29

Bette Drake (NOC”s own) at The Akron Art Expo,  Hardesty Park, Akron, OH. 10-6 Sat,  10-5 Sun.  Show some love!!!!  Buy some work!


”Jeff Yost and Brian Sarama.”  (Image Above)  Opening Reception from 3-7pm.  New works by NOC’s own Brian Sarama and Jeff Yost.  River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,

Friday, July 20, 2012


“Echo: Paintings by Steve Basel & Kyle Dean Todaro.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm. See work by two emerging artists @ Arts Collinwood. Steve Basel and Kyle Dean Todaro are recent graduates of the Cleveland Institute of Art and, while each posses their own individual style, “their work ‘echoes’ the many in-depth discussions and shared ideas the two artists had during their time together at CIA.” Arts Collinwood, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500

“Ordinary/Beautiful:  Work by Brooke Figer and Craig Brown.  Openng Reception 6-9pm. Local Girl Gallery 16106 Detroit Ave Lakewood, 216.228.1802
“Living City.”  Photography of GArie Waltzer.  Opening Reception 5-7pm.  Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,
“Variations on the Sublime:  Acrylic works by Del Rey Loven.”  Opening Reception 5-9pm.  Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.631.6719
“A Thousand Stairs:  New Work by Qian Li.”  Opening Reception 7-9pm.    Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255,

“Along 71- In Cleveland.”  Opening Reception 6-10pm.  Cleveland West Art League,  1305 W. 80th Street First Floor, Cleveland

7.20 and 21

 Kathleen Calby and her singing bowls, Tibetan and Crystal (, Gayle Pinkley-Astrup and her intuitive readings (, Deborah Woolfork and her sensuous jewels (, Theresa Yondo and her clay treasures (, are gathering to show their wares and skills at Kathleen’s home in Cleveland Heights.  Friday July 20th, 6-9, Saturday July 21st 11-5.  Where 1037 Renfield, Cleveland Heights OH. 44121

“Sit Still or Die!”  (Image Above.)  Opening Reception 6-10pm. Surely, every tattoo artist has thought, “Sit still or die!” at some point in his or her career. But there’s no need to worry about wiggly humans in “Sit Still or Die” the exhibit @ Breakneck Gallery.  SSOD is an exhibition of local tattoo artists who prove that skin isn’t the only medium they work in. The show will feature artists from the Cleveland area shops Voodoo Monkey Tattoo, Classic Tattoo, 252 Tattoo, Cleveland Ink, Reserve Tattoo Co., Addicted Body Art Studio, and Jonzey’s Tattoos. Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.767.5610

Friday, July 13, 2012


“Tremont ArtWalk: Fanciful Fantastique, Two Cannons and an Icon…”  Opening 6 – 10pm.  Middle of summer… and you know the Tremont ArtWalk is at its peak. This month there’s some cool shows on the bill.  Fanciful Fantastique: New Work and Other Edens @ Aperture – Featuring the work of Cleveland artists Jordan Elise Perme and Adrienne Slane who create “fantastic and curious creations.”  Two Cannons and an Icon @ Brandt Gallery – Photography by Barbara Merritt, David Szekeres and Munroe Copper.  Clown photos @ Grumpy’s – Surprisingly touching photos.  And much more.

“The Battle We Didn’t Choose: My Wife’s Fight with Breast Cancer.”’  Opening Reception 7-9pm. Akron native and photographer Angelo Merendino is back in town with a powerful photo exhibition. His wife, Jen, was diagnosed with breast cancer five months after they married. His photos capture the last year of her life and, in stunning detail, capture the realities of life with cancer. These photos are compelling, moving and just plain beautiful.  View the photos Fri 7/13 – Fri 9/13. Gathering Place 800 Sharon Drive, Westlake
“Cain Park Arts Fest 2012.”  Featuring NOC’s own Andrea Leblond and Yumiko Goto.  Well, Cain Park Arts Fest is the place to be. With over 150 art exhibits and vendors there is plenty to see and to buy. This 3 day event is free Friday and $5 Saturday & Sunday.  What a variety! While the majority of the art is two-dimensional, there are also plenty of sculptures, jewelry, ceramics and much more. It’s an event for the whole family and is an excellent representation of what is cool about Cleveland Heights.  14591 Superior Road, Cleveland Heights.

“Paul Sydorenko-Fort.”  Opening Reception: 7-10 PM.  "When I was young, there was a fort in the woods at the end of my street. All of the neighborhood kids knew about it, but no one knew who built it? Maybe it was left over from the older kids who had grown up and moved on to driving cars and dating? It had definitely seen better days, yet this ramshackle fort made of old scrap wood and plastic tarping was magical to us. Even with the soiled carpet flooring, cigarette butts, and beer cans; it was awesome. Maybe that's what made it awesome… it was an escape. It was adventure. It was the start of us trying to act like adults or trying to act cool. Becoming soldiers or looking at water damaged penthouse magazines that had sat through storms, winters, god knows what? It was there for at least ten years. And then one day, just as it magically arrived, it was gone. I still think about that fort today. I think about how cool it was to sit in that fort and just imagine… imagine that anything and everything was possible." Paul's latest solo exhibition, Fort, brings those memories back to life in an ambitious series of installation, mixed media and conceptual works. William Rupnik Gallery 1117 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, Ohio 44115 
“Mitch O’Connell.”  6 – 10PM World-renowned artist Mitch O’Connell is coming to Cleveland! You can see his work in Coke and McDonald’s advertisements, CD covers, Newsweek and The New York Times… and now in Cleveland.  Also he’s a cool guy. A humorous fellow, always looking out for the best in life and avoiding snobs, O’Connell’s event is sure to make for a splendid evening. So come down to the Kollective Gallery and join in on the genius. Kollective Gallery, 1908 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Hts.,

“Medina Art in the Park.”  Featuring NOC’s own Bette Drake (Image Above) and Bonnie Gordon. 11am to 6pm Medina Town Square, Medina, OH

Friday, July 6, 2012

Our Friend Carol Ohl has just completed a wood firing and she has new pots for sale in her gallery.  If you are up for a trip check out her new toasty pots!  (Image above)  Treaty Line Pottery, 6047 Township Road 501, Big Prarie, OH 44611
“Tectronics – New work from Paul Yanko.”  Opening Recepton 6-10. Proximity Gallery is back for their 3rd season with a renovated gallery and a new exhibition — Tectronics, featuring new work from SC painter and OH native Paul Yanko.  About: “Yanko creates his hard-edged, abstract paintings using an underpinning of collage from scraps of paper he has collected over the years. His systematic process allows these scraps to build up over time, creating fractured shapes and complex textures, and the final compositions are pleasantly bold and challenge the viewer to decipher literal depth from the illusion of form.”  And don’t miss the artist talk on with Paul Yanko on Sun 7/8 at 4pm. Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903
Boston Mills Arts Fest.  Friday 6-9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10-6.  7100 Riverview Rd. Peninsula., 330.467.2242
“Larchmere Festival – Arts, Antiques & Bazaar Bizarre.”  12-4pm. Larchmere is one of Cle’s cooler streets. It’s artsy in a genuine way and chock full of offbeat shops.  The Larchmere Festival is a celebration of arts, music, and community, featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, sidewalk sales, antiques, the popular Bazaar Bizarre, and sidewalk bargains galore. Go live up Larchmere.
“Downtown Akron Art Walk – These Are Our Wars.” 5-10pm.  Get ready for the July installment of the Downtown Akron Artwalk, an evening packed with art openings, gallery shows, demos, interactive art, live music. Venus are located in the Northside District, North High Street, and East & West Market Street — but don’t worry — a free trolley will drive you around.  Be sure to check out Millworks Gallery for “These Are Our Wars” — a group exhibition that includes fine art, videos, and poetry “that reveal the hopelessness and destruction resulting from war, and calls for peaceful resolutions, attitudes, and social justice.” 
“Stephanie Miller-Davis and Don Davis Open House for their New Studio.”  Opening Reception 1-5pm.  4701 Perkins Ave., Cleveland.  216.695.7070
“Pots with a Purpose.”  Opening Reception 1-4pm.  Work by 30 prominent Ceramic Artists.  Ohio Craft Museum.  1665 W. Fifth Ave., Columbus, OH 43212, 614.486.4402,