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Ohio clay community.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


Kent State U. Art Bldg. AUD room 202.  Marc Lancet Thurs. June 27 at 6pm. Free. Mark’s out of print book-" Japanese wood-fired Ceramics " is available- $50 signed copy.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671,  “Realization is Better than Anticipation.”  Opening 7-10pm. Free evening celebrating art, music, performance and community. “Listen to the curators and artists discuss the works on view, make a new artwork in the Family Art Studio enjoy cocktails and live music featuring The Modern Electric on the plaza, and be delighted by surprise pop-up performances during the event.”  Nice, eh? Party starts at 7pm. Family art studio from 7 – 8:30pm. Live music at 8pm. Afterparty at ABC Tavern Uptown starting at 10pm.
Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont  “The Mix.”  Opening 6-10pm. A group show celebrating mixed media in all it's various forms. Deliberate designs, found objects, and creative collaborations all find their place among the walls.
Convivium33 Gallery, 1433 East 33rd Street, Cleveland, 216.881.7828  “CAN Journal Benefit Party.”  7pm. Local art magazine CAN Journal celebrates its one year anniversary with a benefit party titled “Y2CAN” at Convivium33 Gallery.  The night will feature food from local restaurants, drinks served by celebrity guest bartenders, a silent art auction featuring high-quality work by established local artists, jazz by the Chris Vance Quartet and more.  For those who may not be familiar with CAN Journal, allow me to offer a bit of context.  CAN stands for “Collective Arts Network.”  The magazine was created a year ago as the brain child of Liz Maugans, Bellamy Printz and the crew at Zygote Press.  
Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500  “Waterloo Arts Fest.”  Noon-7pm.
6.29 + 30
Boston Mills Artsfest.  10-6pm Saturday and 10-5pm Sunday.  More info  Featuring NOC’s own Elaine Lamb!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


Juma Gallery, 20100 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122, 216.295.1717  Opening Reception:  5:30-8:30pm.  “Structure and Sequence:  new work by Robert Coby, Mike Davis and Nikki Mehle.”
Perk Plaza in Chester Commons.  “Lauren Herzak-Bauman:  Downtown Cleveland Alliance Pop-Up Party !”  5-8pm.  Lauren will have functional and small sculptural ceramics and some drawings for sale. For more information about the Pop-Up party, visit this link:  If you can't make it, come find me online at and

Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527   NOC’s Own Elizabeth Emery and Corrie Slawson are doing a performance along Euclid Avenue between The Sculpture Center and MOCA. While wearing green dresses, gold shoes & aprons we will be pushing a gold cart topped with a tabletop letterpress.  (Image Above). At scheduled stops we will print 77-cent Lilly Ledbetter dollars to hand out. more info about the project  project website  
project can be supported through kickstarter. We have some really nice prints as bonuses for pledging.

 “Third Fridays.”  West 78th Street Studios, 1301 W. 78th Street, Cleveland
Survival Kit Gallery, 1305 W. 80th Street Suite 303, Cleveland  “Curious Things.”  5-11pm. The show features the work of local artists Christi Birchfield, Adrienne Slane, Douglas Max Utter and Nikki Woods.

Julia Galloway, AU class of 1988, will give a guest lecture at the Kent/Blossom Art 2013 Public Lecture Series on Friday, June 21 at 6 p.m. in Room 202. Kent/Blossom is located on the Kent State University campus, Kent, Ohio.  
West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland   “Inspired Art Event.”  6pm. Support America SCORES Cleveland, an organization that provides programming for youths to lead healthy and active lives. The kids from the organization have inspired over 40 local artists to create and donate artwork for the auction.  Bid away! Not only are you going to be bidding on fine one-of-a-kind artwork, but you’ll also be able to go home knowing that you supported an after-school health and literacy program for urban youths. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres, Great Lakes beer and assorted wines, and music by DJ Bradley P @ smARTspace at 78th Street Studios. 
Van Aken Center, 20233 Van Aken Boulevard, Shaker Heights, OH.  “Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival.”  Saturday 10am-10pm.  Sunday 11am-5pm. 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

6.14 + 15

Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527  “Whitney Huber:  Shift.”  Opening 5-8pm. Performance at 5 and Artists Talks at 5:30 and 8pm.
Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610,  “Peter Seward.” 
 Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “Unveilings:  New Work by Terry Klausman, Kristin Kowalski and Joe Van Kerkhove.”  Opening Reception 5:30-8pm.  
Berea Arts Fest Fundraiser. Want to taste Berea food? Believe me, you do. Enjoy food, drinks, entertainment, music from Cats on Holiday  and much more from Berea’s finest establishments at the What’s Cooking? Garden Party & Food Fest. There will also be emerging artisans & craftsmen displaying their newest creations.  Benefiting Berea’s annual ArtsFest. Each $25 ticket will get you into the event, and will allow you access to see what’s cookin’ for this years festival. Support local artists and your hunger at this years event in Baldwin Wallace’s Strosacker Hall.  For info go to:
Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont  “The Mix.”  Opening 6-10 pm. Artists include Joe Ayala, Chelsie Barile, Justin Brennan, Natalia Dale, Dave Desimone, Joan of Art, Shawn Mishak, Billy Nainiger, Loren Naji, Eric Ortiz, Scott Pickering, John Saile, Dante Rodriguez, Rafael Valdivieso, Sheperd Weita, Meg Wilson and Sandra Duran Wilson.
Clifton Arts Fest.   Featuring NOC’s own Bette Drake.  11am – 7pm. The Clifton Arts & Music Fest is your classic summer fest. A chunk of Clifton Blvd will be closed off for general summer reverie, including live music, kids activities, food, homemade lemonade, a juried art competition and more — all located in Cle’s vibrant Edg ewater/Cudell neighborhood.  
Bayarts Art and Music Festival.  10am. Enjoy a festival that not only brings you local music, but local artisans as well. There will be people coming in from all over the area showcasing their finest collections for purchase at the annual BAYarts Art & Music Festival.  Soak up the summer with a free event, and a good time. Bring your kids, because this event welcomes guests of all ages. There will be a sing-along and many other types of performers at the music venue, so enjoy!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

6.7 + 8

William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  Falling Forward:  New work by (NOC’s Own) Kristen Cliffel.  (Image Above)  also “Inside My Head: Realized and Unrealized Projects” and “Unapologetic Beauty:  New work by Trudy Wiesenberger.”  Opening 5-9pm. 
Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland  “The Incredible Painting Machine and the Eye Ball Magician and Waste Management.”  Opening 6pm-Midnight. Loren Naji Studio Gallery presents two unique exhibitions. First, The Incredible Painting Machine and The Eyeball Magician is a two-man show featuring a painting machine and an artist who paints like a machine.  Waste Management: A Gap in the System is a group exhibition raising awareness of Gap Clothing Company’s (and its affiliates like Old Navy and Banana Republic) wasteful policy regarding their plastic clothes hangers. It is estimated they have thrown away millions of plastic hangers. 
“Pull.” Artist William Pope.L’s “Pull!” is coming to Cleveland, courtesy of SPACES. For 72 hours straight, the people of Cleveland will be called on to manually pull an 8-ton truck across the city, from Collinwood to the West Side Market. Are you game?  Sign up for a shift today and join a 15-person team. Each shift covers approximately 2.5 miles, moving at a pace of just less than one mile per hour. The truck will move from Waterloo to Market Square Park.
Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773,  Little Italy’s Art Walk.  Featuring the Jewelry of Brandon Holschuh.  Friday and Saturday 11-9 and Sunday 12-5.
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH  “Art of Jon W. Carlson.”  Opening 7-9pm.  
Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527  “Like a River.”  7-10 pm.  9 p.m. performance by dancer Jacquelyn Pitts and Kora Radella, a choreographer with Double-Edge Dance.  Poetry, slate slabs and silk prepared in the Japanese shibori method are tied together in Rebecca Cross' visual meditation on memory. Through June 8
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020  “Perceptions, Observations and What-Ifs.”  Opening 5-8pm.  Highly Experimental Life Work of Martha A. Burger.
Cleveland Museum of Art and MOCA 11150 East Blvd. and 11400 Euclid Ave.   “MIX.” 5 to 9 p.m. In this special collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art, the CMA will display works by Jackson Pollock, with materials relating the Abstract Expressionist's work to MOCA's ongoing exhibit of Kate Gilmore's Body of Work. Gilmore will also give a performance of her "Hold Her Hand" project. Free trolley rides will shuttle between museums. Radio People will perform at MOCA, and DJs Charles McGaw and Darrick Grant will spin classic funk and soul in CMA's atrium. Advance tickets are $8, and day-of tickets are $10 apiece. Call 216-421-7350 or 216-421-8671, or go to or
“Art by the Falls.  Riverside Park, Chagrin Falls.”  Saturday 10am- 7 pm.  Sunday 11am-5pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Lynne Lofton, Yumiko Goto, Bette Drake, Stephanie Miller-Davis and Elaine Lamb.
The Artseen, 5591 Liberty Ave., Vermilion, OH 44089, 440.963.0611,  “Obsessive Nature:  New Work by David Sapp and Sherry Bradshaw.”  Artists Reception 6-9pm.  Through September 1st.
 “Manly Mart.” This art show "for dudes by dudes" features handmade tools, cycling bags, nostalgia items, books, furniture, watches, illustrations and more for the he-man in your life. Saturday, June 8, from noon to 6 p.m. at Mahall's 20 Lanes, 13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood. For more information, go to or contact Mahall's at 216-521-3280 or
Parade the Circle 11-4pm.