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Thursday, January 10, 2013

“The Digital Divide.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm. Zygote Press presents The Digital Divide, their first exhibition in the New Year, curated by Bruce Edwards.  Bruce says, “The show asks several artists that survived the divide to show work that spans the working practice of film and digital production, and asks how this evolution in photography influenced the path of their work.”  Runs through Sun 2/9. Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900
“PechaKucha Night: Creative Resolutions.” 7pm.  New Year. New Building. New PechaKucha. MOCA teams up with PechaKucha Night Cleveland to feature 12 dynamic presentations inspired by “creative resolutions.” Hear creative people give image-heavy presentations on everything and anything of interest.  These shows are popular — and for good reason. Space is limited. Go (it’s free) and you’ll even get full access to MOCA.  Bar + music @ 7pm. Presentations @ 8:20pm. Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671,
“The Cleveland Print Room: Welcome to Hard Times.” Opening Reception 5-9pm.  Shari Wilkins is all about keeping memories alive.  When she’s not working as a found photo dealer, someone who goes to estate and garage sales hoping to salvage and sell old photos, the Lakewood native-resident is busy trying to keep the 20th century camera from falling into obscurity.  You know, the old school film cameras using Kodachrome or Polaroid film. Odds are if you have no idea what this is, then you’re also probably confused about why your digital camera makes a clicking sound whenever you take a photo. Just ask your parents.  Whatever the case, Wilkins’ efforts have come to fruition in the form of the Cleveland Print Room, located in the St. Clair/Superior neighborhood in Cleveland. The non-profit venue boasts a community darkroom, educational center, studio workspace and photographic gallery. While opening day takes place next month, its debut exhibit, Welcome to Hard Times by Vaughn Wascovich, opens Fri 1/11 in the Quadrangle arts district venue. The ArtCraft Building, 2550 Superior Ave., Cleveland. Be sure to check out the artist talk on Sat 1/12 @ 1pm. Call 216-401-5981 or visit
“Jing Jing Luo exclusive art exhibition + concert.”  Opening Reception 7-9pm. Calligraphy and a concert… Meet up at the Beck Center for the Arts for an exclusive art exhibition and concert from artist/composer Jing Jing Luo.  About: Jing Jing Luo is a self taught calligrapher and artist from Beijing who integrates visual and audio art through painting and music. Her unique Ink Brush Calligraphy Art Work uses mostly one stroke of ink or paint on her hand crafted parchment or Japanese Rice Paper.  This use of one stroke, or “Zen” stroke, is a centuries old technique in the Asian countries of Japan and China. Jing Jing brings a special Eastern Art Tradition to Beck Center for the Arts.  RSVP for the free event online. Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, 216.227.9507  
“Art + Music at Cle’s newest gallery.”  Opening Reception 7-10 pm. If Artistic Muse Gallery and Neighborhood Forum isn’t the newest gallery in Cleveland, then it’s definitely one of the latest creative spots to open up. Check it out on Sat 1/12 when the Gallery presents artist Laura Coiley Dietrich and singer/songwriter Quinn Sands. Refreshments, inspiration and good people. Located on Lakeshore Blvd.  Artistic Muse Gallery 18322 Lakeshore Blvd. Clevo.
Studio for Rent:  Contact Bette Drake. Drake Studio has a space available, space has wheel.  The rent is $75 a month.  Use of electric kiln (firing extra)   Phone 216-251-3878, or 216-961-8118.

Insulating Fire Bricks for sale, between 300-500 straights and arches.  Price @ $2.50 a brick.  Contact Todd for more info.

(Image Above)  CIA's Ceramics Department presents an evening with Molly Hatch, a ceramist and designer whose Signature Collection appears in Anthropologie stores nationwide.Hatch has been featured in numerous publications including, American Craft Magazine, Ceramics Monthly, House Beautiful, and Country Living. Her commercial work includes pottery, glassware, tea towels, painted furniture, and bird houses."…Hatch grew up on an organic dairy farm in Vermont surrounded by a startlingly diverse set of visual influences: the earthy reality of rural life, and the mysterious, disembodied luxury of antique decorative objects from her mother's family, prosperous Boston merchants who used Chinese export porcelain as ballast in their ships. Inspired by these two seemingly disparate family narratives, Hatch became an artist with a life-long passion for the decorative arts and the dialog between old and new. She has developed a robust studio practice that encompasses both works of art and design for industry, keenly aware of the different concerns and goals of each, while engaging with the ambiguity of objects that seem to exist in both the decorative and fine art realms."
—Philadelphia Art Alliance   When:
Tue Jan 15, 7:30pm
Reception follows

Cleveland Institute of Art
Aitken Auditorium
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland OH 44106

Free and open to the public. Parking available.

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