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Ohio clay community.

Thursday, May 30, 2013


Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, 216.521.2540  “2013 Student Art Show.”
Art House 3119 Denison Ave., Cleveland 216.398.8556,  “Ceramic Open Studio.”  Thursday and Saturdays 6-10pm.  Phone for more Info!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


Transformer Station 1460 W.29th Street, Cleveland,  “Todd Hido:  Excerpts from Silver Meadows.”  Opening 7pm. Excerpts from Silver Meadows includes new work from internationally renowned photographer Todd Hido. Excerpts is ”cinematic in scope,” a “darkly dramatic glimpse into a world that reflects both the alienation and dislocation in contemporary society and the inspiration of noir film and literature.” The artist will be there to sign copies of his new monograph. Also check out the Todd Hido gallery talk on Sat 5/25 @ 3pm…. or go a day ahead of the public opening  on Thu 5/23 and be a part of the exclusive preview party and dinner w/ Todd Hido.
Cleveland Artists Foundation, 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 216.227.9507,  “Pioneering Modernism:  Post Impressionism in Cleveland 1908-1913.”  
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 Here comes the Crusade. Jennifer Schwartz’s “Crusade for Collecting” will be stopping at the Root Cafe and the Cleveland Print Room as part of her “Crusade for Art” nationwide tour.  According to her website, “The Crusade for Collecting is a passion project for supporting art and artists. The Crusade’s mission is to cultivate a new crop of art lovers, patrons and collectors by encouraging people to engage with art in exciting and innovative ways.” She hopes to start a discussion about the value of art.  On Sun 5/26 @ 1pm she’ll drive her 1977 Volkswagen Bus, affectionately known as “Lady Blue,” to the Root Cafe where she’ll be sharing the photographic work of area photographers Donald Black, Jr., Stephanie Mercer, Angelo Merendino, Dan Morgan, and Julia Van Wagenen.  Then, on Mon 5/27 @ noon, Schwartz will give a Gallery Talk @ the Cleveland Print Room discussing her Crusade and the ways individual artists can use the same ideas to build awareness for their work.
June And July Classes at Theresa Yondo Studio
Spring is finally teasing us with a bit of warm weather and a promise of summer to return.This summer there will be two 4 week sessions offered on Tuesday evenings.  We will return to Wednesday evenings in the fall.
Any group of 4 or more wishing to take class at another time is encouraged to contact me to make arrangements.  The schedule for Tuesday evenings is as follows;  June 4th-25th 6:30-9:00 and
July 9th-30th 6:30-9:00.  It is O.K. to come a bit early if 6-8:30 is a better time for you.  You will need to make arrangements ahead of time for this!
Each 4 week session will cost $100.00.  After summer session, classes will resume in September.  Materials and activities include white stoneware clay and several glazes.  Handbuilding and wheel throwing with the clay.  And, various tools to work with.  Anyone wishing to mop floors, recycle clay and clean tools wheels etc… for additional studio time is encouraged to call me at 440-338-6219.  Please leave a message as my hands are often covered in clay and I cannot pick up the phone immediately.  If home I will return your call within a few minutes.  As always, thank you for your continued support in keeping clay work alive.  Anyone wishing to purchase work is always welcome to arrange a studio visit.  Check out my blog for information on galleries.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

5.17 + 18

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “anatomica.”  Opening 6-9pm.  Featuring the Work of NOC’s own Stephanie Craig (Image Above), Michelle Murphy, Mariana Ortega, Russ Revock and Dante Rodriguez.
“Third Fridays.”  West 78th Street Studios, 1301 W. 78th Street, Cleveland
Kokoon Arts Gallery 1305 W. 80th St. 2nd Floor, Cleveland 216.832.8212,  “Spirit & Matter.”  Opening 5-9pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s Andrea Leblond!  (Image Above)
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719  “Troy Gua.”  Opening 5-9pm.
Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,  “Hold the Wall and Art for Hope:  Helping Veterans through the Healing Power of Art.”  Opening 5-8pm. Artists include Timothy Callaghan, Matthew Childers, Seth Chwast, Harris Johnson, Julie Langsam, Adam Markanovik, Mike Meier, Erik Neff, Dana Oldfather, George Shroeder, CM Sikon, Sarah Sutton, Molly Walker, Royden Watson, Tommy White and Nikki Woods.
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029  “May Show.”  Opening 7-9pm.  
Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  “Housebroken.”  Opening 6-9pm.  Curated by Sarah Kabot.
Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “Game On.”  Opening 6-9pm. 

William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “Matthew Kolodziej Artists Talk 2-4pm.
West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland “Art Fur Animals.”  7-10pm.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

5.10 +11

Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland  “Drawn N Quartered.”

Transformer Station 1460 W.29th Street, Cleveland,  “NOADA Gala Preview.”  5-9pm. $50 Gala $10 other times. Exhibit Hours 11am-5pm Saturday May 11th and Noon-5pm Sunday May 12th.  

Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont  “Celebrating the Life & Art of Atsuo (Mark) Iguchi.”  Open 7-11pm Friday and Saturday. 

Proximity Gallery, 1667 East 40th, Cleveland 216.262.8903  “I Am a Monster.”  Opening 6-9pm.  New Works by Nathan Margoni.

Hectic Studio, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland,  2nd Floor, 440.590.0672, “Hectic Studio Spring and Garden Show!” 12-5pm.    Featuring NOC’s Own Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech. (Image Above) Also open will be Bette Drake’s Studio!  12-5pm.  
Art House 3119 Denison Ave., Cleveland 216.398.8556,  “Ceramic Open House.’  Open 1-4pm.  Guest Artists Junji Miyazawa, Billy Ritter, Brinsley Tyrell and John Klassen.  

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Congratulations to Sandy Miller for winning the artist to artist award at the Boston Show last weekend!  Also, Congratulations to Jenny Mendes for her article in this months Ceramics Monthly!
Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland  “Search, Destroy Then Create.”  6 pm.  The next show at Loren Naji Studios promises to be a great one. Search and Destroy and Create Collage and Assemblage will feature live art music by EXO 4, with incredible surround video graphics. Plus, enjoy an outdoor patio with wine, beer and food. It’s gonna be one big art party.
Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,  “Gary Bukovnik…Forever Spring.”  Opening 5-8pm.

William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  "  Drew Harty:  The Retail Landscape."  Opening 5:30-8:30.  One Night Only!!!

Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory  “Spring Open Studio.”  Featuring the Work of NOC’s Kristen Cliffel!  (Image Above)
Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “Monster Drawing Gallery.”  6-9pm. SPACES’ Monster Drawing Rally is a unique opportunity to see over 100 local and regional artists perform live in a communal, creative environment. Each year, ten curators are selected to each invite ten artists to draw live inside of SPACES gallery. The night is divided into three hour-long shifts of about 30 artists at a time sitting at tables set up around the gallery. Upon completion, pieces are hung on the gallery walls and sold for $65 a pop (a flat rate).  All proceeds go directly to benefit SPACES’ public programming. 
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029.  4:30-8pm.  Drop off work for the upcoming 4th annual May show at Lakeland.  
“Hectic Studio Spring and Garden Show!” Featuring NOC’s Own Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech.  Also open will be Bette Drake’s Studio!  12-5pm.  3619 Walton Ave. 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44113