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Thursday, May 29, 2014

5.30 +31

Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314     “TAG:  Round 1, mystery_art_Shopping, and Apopheny-Epiphany:  What is Random?”  Join us for food & drink, and interactive art at the opening reception for SPACES' latest public projects from Pavlina Mladenova (mystery_art_shopping), and Thu Tran & Jason Eppink (TAG: Round 1), and be sure to experience the latest sound art installation in the Vault, curated by Christopher Auerbach-Brown.

78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Art Fur Animals-10th Anniversary.”  Open 7-10pm. Cleveland’s funnest benefit hits 10 this year. Combining two of many people’s favorite things — art and animals — with an affordable ticket price, Friends of the Cleveland Kennels’ Art Fur Animals has been packing in the crowds now for a decade.  Taking place again at the 78th Street Studios, the event will feature all the elements attendees have come to know and love: the ceramic dogs creatively painted by area artists sold at the end of the evening in a live auction; the paintings, prints, photos, jewelry, and other contributions from artists and area merchants available in the silent auction; and of course, a room packed with animal lovers — and even, usually, a few dogs.  This year’s Art Fur Animals will feature a limited edition commemorative print by local artist/animal lover Derek Hess, music from DJ Funk Schway, and channel 19 reporter Dawn Kendrick as emcee. It’ll also have a batch of celebrity bartenders including the Burning River Roller Girls.Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, which includes light appetizers and two drink tickets. New this year is the $100 V.I.P. ticket, which also offers special appetizers and bar service in a private lounge, a souvenir glass, and a 6pm auction preview.
Madison Avenue Lakewood between Morrison and McKinley.  “M.A.D. Art Walk.”  1pm. (Image Above)  Community is a powerful thing. All over the region, neighbors are coming together to combine their efforts and resources to make a bigger and more immediate impact on their neighborhoods. Art District (M.A.D.) This weekend, the business owners of Lakewood’s Madison (Avenue) are working together to host their very first M.A.D. Art Walk. The Art Walk will feature nearly 20 participating businesses – spanning from Morrison Avenue to McKinely Avenue. The afternoon includes an eclectic variety of local art, vendors, make-and-take crafts, art demonstrations, the Touch Supper food truck and more. Anyone who spends at least $20 can take their receipt to Mahall’s 20 Lanes for a free game of bowling. Highlights include a large group exhibition of local art at Good Goat Gallery, the opening reception of Where’s My Jetpack 3 at Breakneck Gallery, the grand opening of Victoria Stanbridge Photography, as well as dozens of artists and vendors inside local businesses and lined across Madison’s sidewalks (weather permitting).
Fairmount Center for the Arts, 8400 Fairmount Rd., Novelty, OH  “Fairmount Art Exhibition.”  Opening Reception 6:30-9pm. Join us for our opening celebration featuring the winners of the 38th Annual Fairmount Art Exhibition and enjoy incredible food provided by Chow Down catering, wine, and inspiring local art. Sponsored by DuneCraft. No RSVP necessary - open to all!

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 "Through the Lens" Opening 5-8pm. Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion artist-in-residence from Taiwan, Chin-pao Chen will be presenting the work he's been creating during his time here in Cleveland, a project he calls (some) Clevelanders.  Also opening alongside Chin's work will be an exhibition of work by talented high school students enrolled in NewBridge Cleveland's after-school photography program taught by Donald Black Jr. The students' contribution, "Through the Lens" features work that was shot predominantly in the Flats and University Circle. The students then made digital negatives of their work and made prints from these negatives in the darkroom. 

Artcraft Building, 2570 Superior Ave., Cleveland, 216.407.3685 “Traces: people encountered, things seen, dreams dreamt:  Work by Huda Lutfi”  Opening 6-9pm.  Please join international artist, Huda Lutfi, at her studio to view recent work created during the Spring 2014
Creative Fusion Program. Lufti is from Cairo, Egypt and has been an artist in residence with Art House Inc. since the start of March.

1point618 Gallery 6421 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 216.281.1618  “Terry Welker and In The Project Space Jennifer Omaitz:  Solid Movement.”  Opening 7-10pm.  
Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland  On Friday evening, the gallery will host the Summer Issue Launch Party for CAN (Collective Arts Network) Journal. It will also serve as a closing reception for Undercurrent, the exhibition that was raided during its opening reception earlier this month – featuring work by Ron Copeland, Steve Ehret and Bob Peck.  Saturday night, the gallery hosts Drawn & Quartered VI – a life drawing competition featuring collectives of artists from all over the region. This year Naji will be joining a new group, The West Side Markers, to compete against Dr. Sketchy Cleveland, The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary CafĂ©, the Northern Ohio Illustrator Society (NOIS) and The Murray Hill Life Drawing Group. The five groups will compete against each other (and the clock) by drawing live models in the gallery. You might just have the opportunity to participate as a model during one of the sessions.

Friday, May 16, 2014


Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029  “5th Annual May Show.”  Reception and Awards Ceremony 7-9pm.

78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.”
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719  “Lissa Bockrath Solo Exhibition.”  Opening 5-9pm. (Image Above)
Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,  “Graphic Advocacy:  International Posters For a Digital Age 2001-2012 and 2014 Cleveland Clinic Explorers Exhibition.”  

6626 Forman Avenue, 6801 Forman Avenue and 6818 Fleet Avenue.   “Rooms to Let.”  Open 1pm.  As a child, did you ever get the impulse to draw on your walls? It’s only natural – the first signs of art in human history are cave drawings scribbled on interior walls. To artists, the world is a canvas. Developers in Slavic Village are encouraging this creative impulse with Rooms to Let: Cleveland (RTL). Local artists living in Slavic Village have been given a vacant house to decorate and/or curate as they see fit. Cleveland’s RTL is organized in conjunction with Columbus’ organizers, as well as Cleveland’s Zygote Press. Participating artists are mostly local, but some come from as far as New York and California. Artists have been working hard for weeks in preparation of Saturday’s neighborhood block party and street tour. The day will include live, local music from Todd Allen, The Wingtones and the Musmin Collective. Interactive activities will be available for guests of all ages Participating artist-curators include Barbary Bachtell, Director of Broadway School of Music & the Arts, Westleigh Harper and Michael Horton of MAKER Design Studio and local painter Scott Pickering (all of whom live in Slavic Village). Over two dozen local artists will be participaiting – including Justin Brennan, Jeff Chiplis, Dan Corrigan, Sean Kelly, Loren Naji, Cynthia Penter and many more.  In total, more than 30 artists will participate. RTL homes include 6626 Forman Avenue, 6801 Forman Avenue and 6818 Fleet Avenue.  The day’s events also include the debut of two exhibitions at two of the neighborhood’s new galleries. Just a Glimpse Gallery (3722 e.65th Street, Cleveland, OH) will host a group show of local artists’ work, and Elevate Gallery (3675 e.65th Street, Cleveland, OH) will debut an art installation by local artist James Jenkins.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

5.9 +10

Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “2014 Absolut Art Auction.”  Closing Party 5:30-7:30.  Show runs from May 2-9.
Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610,  “Bruce Edwards, Constant Background.”  Opening 6pm.  
Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont “5 in the Fifth.”   Opening 6pm.    Tremont’s Doubting Thomas Gallery isn’t a stereotypical “white cube” exhibition space. The building’s unique characteristics give it a personality unlike most commercial spaces. Sometimes the building’s character creates obstacles and complications for curators, artists and even visitors. However, the gallery’s regular cast of curators have developed strategies to take advantage of the space.  This is especially true of curator and photographer Natalia Dale – who was inspired by the gallery’s divided floorplan. Her latest exhibition, 5 in the Fifth, features 5 local female artists in each of Doubting Thomas’ five “rooms.” Participating artists include Michelle Black, Natalia Dale, Catherine Spencer, Grace Summanen and Meg Wilson.
LOOP Gallery, 2180  W. 11th, Tremont.  “Atomist Visions Unravel.”  Opening 6-10pm. Matthew Gallagher, born 1991 is a Massachusetts native and graduate of Oberlin College’s studio art division. He is the Recipient of the 2013 AICUO Excellence in Visual Arts Grand Award as well as senatorial commendations from the state of Massachusetts and Ohio. He has exhibited works in Grid Furnishings Gallery, Sandusky Cultural Center, Richard D. Baron Gallery and the offices of Governor John Kasich among many others. His work has seen regional commercial success and hundreds of original works have been sold since 2011. Gallagher is currently a resident artist at Oberlin’s 3 Door Studios and has provided the inertia to make 3 Doors a cultural hotspot of Oberlin hosting over 50 musical performances since July 2013. When not in the visual studio, Matthew is in the audio studio working on improvised musique concrete, industrial and field recording under the Machine Listener moniker. He is looking forward to a limited edition release on Wyatt Howland's SKSK records. 

William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “Christi Birchfield:  Ferom the Inside Out.”  Christi will be in the gallery from 2-4pm.  (Image Above)
Juma Gallery, 20100 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122, 216.295.1717  “Mother Day Sale.”  11am-6pm.  Both Locations. 
Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773,

Thursday, May 1, 2014


Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  “Creative Fusion Artist Olivia Mihaltainu.”  Opening 6-9pm.
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland,, 216.481.7722  “Flower Power:  Cynthia Penter, Deborah Pinter, Daiv Whaley.”  
Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland  “Undercurrent:  Works of Steve Ehret, Bob Peck and Ron Copeland.”  Opening 6-Midnight.  
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7350,  “Mix:  Jazz at The Cleveland Museum of Art.” Open 5-9pm.  ART, MUSIC, COCKTAILS. SOMETHING DIFFERENT EVERY MONTH.  Celebrate Cleveland’s vibrant arts community as the Tri-C Jazzfest and CMA team up for a night of world-class music and art. Groove to the Creole soul sounds of Etienne Charles, one of today’s most exciting young jazz artists who is ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory. This trumpeter and bandleader seamlessly fuses the Afro-Caribbean influences of his native Trinidad with American jazz music’s R&B soul. Reservations strongly recommended.  Tickets $8, $10 day of event; CMA members FREE. For more information visit

Theresa Yondo Classes.   For those of you who need a project we will be making small sculptural flowers and planters this next class session.  And for those of you who want to do your own thing you are welcome to work on your own independent study with the clay. The class will meet again on Wednesday’s.  Day: Wednesday  Time: 6:30-9:00  Dates: May 7, 14, 21, 28 and June 4, 11.  Sign up for the 6 weeks for $150.00 OR  Pay as you go for $35.00 each class.   13796 Chillicothe Rd.  Novelty, Ohio  44072  440-338-6219

Call for Entry.
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029  “5th Annual May Show at Lakeland.” Gallery Coordinator: Mary Urbas  440-525-7029  The Gallery at Lakeland Presents:
The 5th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition
May 16 – July 18, 2014  Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 16, 2014, 7 - 9 PM  Awards presented at 7 PM, Reception follows.  Please visit for more entry information and application forms.  Juried from actual artworks.  Drop off:
Saturday, May 3: Noon - 3 PM  Sunday, May 4: 10 AM - 2 PM
Monday, May 5: 10 AM - Noon and 4:30 PM - 8 PM
Entry fees fund the awards. $1500 Best in Show Cash Award.
Over the past four years, we have given out $16,000 is cash awards.
Jurors:   GEORGE KOZMON, an internationally collected artist, is best known for his monumental architectural paintings, which have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad.  
He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including The National Endowment For The Arts Individual Artist Fellowship, and four Ohio Arts Council Grants.  George balances studio work with exhibiting, teaching and curating, as well as being the Director of the Cain Park Arts Festival in Cleveland Hts. OH  MAGGIE GUTHRIE, was the Gallery Manager for the Northeast Ohio> Ohio Designer Craftsman Gallery at Great Northern Mall, for 15 years.  She is currently the Gallery Manager at the Don Drumm Studios & Gallery in Akron Ohio.  Over the years, she has served on the committees that accepted work into the ODC stores, so she knows Fine Crafts  Gallery Hours: Mon- Fri 9 AM - 9 PM, Sat & Sun 9 AM - 5 PM  This event and all Gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public.