Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527 sculpturecenter.org “Rondle West: New Work, Sarah Hahn: New Work.” Opening Reception and Artist Talks 5:30-8pm.
Bayarts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH “Cats, Mice and Movable Type: Handmade Childrens Books by Michael Gill.” Opening Reception 7-9pm.
Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903 www.proximitycleveland.com “Passed Lives – Fictional Portraits with Dynamic Personalities.” Opening 6-10pm. The show is a combination of work by local artists Linda Ayala and Andy Dreamingwolf. Both artists amalgamate human and animal characteristics; simultaneously inviting the viewer’s imagination to project as well as remove human traits. The line between human and animal becomes a continuum, upon which each character falls at different points.
William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071 www.williambustagallery.com “Andrea Joki Gallery Talk for Moving Pictures.” 2-4pm.
“Frank Green Memorial at the Beachland.” 3pm. Performance artist, art critic and AIDS activist Frank Green swashbuckled his way through the Cleveland art scene in the ’90s. The Parma Heights native decamped for New York City where he spent the ’80s embroiled in the city’s art scene. Returning to Cleveland, he developed numerous performance pieces, many of which dealt with his HIV positive diagnosis. He resisted treatment, becoming a voice in the movement to discredit accepted ideas about HIV and AIDS, until he finally became sick in the late ’90s. Even while his health declined and he went into assisted living, he was a familiar figure at art openings and Beachland concerts. Last month, the Tremont Art Walk featured a display of his work at the offices of Tremont West Inc. This afternoon friends, acquaintances and admirers pay tribute at a memorial event at the Beachland Ballroom. It’s free and all are welcome, whether they knew Frank or not, to learn about the impact he and his work had. 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, OH 44110 http://beachlandballroom.com
Juma Shaker “Local Lenses: Photography by Judy Rawson and Rick Santich.” 5:30-8:30 pm.
Upcoming Empty Bowls Event!
On Saturday March 23rd from 12pm - 5pm. Allen Kradlak of AKStudios is hosting an empty bowls throw-a-thon to benefit the local food pantries. This will be a fun session of creating thrown and altered stoneware bowls which will be glazed and fired by volunteers at AKstudios. The studio has 8 Wheels and plenty of room to facilitate all of the activities. All Materials are to be provided along with snacks and beverages. Anyone who is interested in participating should contact Allen to sign up. Once the bowls are finished they will be donated to the empty bowls event, hosted by the Berea Kiwanis at Berea High school. Of course, if you are unable to attend, donations of finished bowls would also be welcome and can be dropped off at the studio. The proceeds from this event help fund programs and provide resources to Church Street Ministries, Berea Welfare and SCAN. Anyone willing to help is welcome to attend.
When: Saturday, March 23rd 12pm -5pm
604 North Rocky River Drive
(Behind Berea Printing)
Contact: Allen Kradlak
The Empty Bowls Project is a nationwide effort by potters to end hunger. The Berea Kiwanis is proud to host this 4th annual event to benefit our local hunger-fighting organizations.