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Friday, June 6, 2014



William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “Meaningless/Meaninful:  New work by Amy Sinbondit..  Also Tommy White-Chromoptical.”  Opening 5-9pm.  (Noc’s Own, Image Above.)
Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900 “Mail Art : Show + Film Screening.”  Opening 6pm.  The latest exhibition at Zygote Press highlights a very special group of artists who make handmade mail art. In an increasingly fast-paced, impersonal world, talented “pen pals” from all across the world are sending each other these one-of-a-kind creations. One might feel compelled to refer to them as “postcards,” but once you’ve seen them for yourself, you’ll see they are much more than that.  In 2012, Cleveland-native Michael Polk created a documentary about his high school classmate Amber Esner and her nationwide network of mail artists. This may sound familiar to some of you because Waterloo Arts hosted Making Mail (featuring a film screening and exhibition of mail art) this past winter. In fact, Zygote’s own Liz Maugans connected Polk with Waterloo Arts for the initial exhibition.  Esner is a recent graduate of Cleveland Institute of Art, and is curating this exhibition in collaboration with her friends at Zygote Press. The show will include original mail art, a screening of the documentary and more.  “Mail Art : Show + Film Screening is an exhibition based around the documentary Making Mail directed by Michael Polk,” explains Esner. 
Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 West 9th Street, Cleveland, 216.471.8882,  “100 Midwest Artists.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.  Featuring work by Lynne O’Brien and others.  
Juma Gallery, 2026 Murray Hill Road, Cleveland, 216.721.3773,  Little Italy Art Walk.  “Mark Spisak:  Paintings.”  Art walk hours Fri 12-9, Sat 12-9, Sun 12-5.
Art By The Falls.  Chagrin Falls.  Featuring work by NOC’s own Lynne Lofton, Bette Drake and Yumiko Goto.  (Image Above) Saturday 10-7, Sunday 11-5. Art is in full bloom in Chagrin Falls, where Valley Art Center hosts the 31st annual Art By the Falls show. This 2-day, juried art show features fine arts and contemporary crafts in a lovely setting — right by, as the name implies, the Falls of Chagrin Falls. 
Request From Ginn Academy: 
Ginn Academy is wondering if anyone has  any old Ceramics equipment or material you can donate to my son’s art department at Ginn Academy . it would be greatly appreciated Ginn is an all boy school with a Ceramics Department.  If you do please contact:  Dolores Hall 216.421.7425 email:
Upcoming Workshop at Elizabeth Emery’s Studio House.

Call for Entries: 

 The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve announces a call for entries for The NEW NOW, September 9 – 29, 2014.  Opening Reception 9/9/2014, 6 - 8:30pm  To be held in:  Tri-C's Gallery East   4250 Richmond Rd.  Highland Hills, OH 44122
The NEW NOW is a competitive all media showcase of the best art of the 16 counties of the Western Reserve. This juried biannual exhibition is modeled after the Cleveland Museum of arts May show and hopes to attract the best talent in Northeast Ohio. AAWR has partnered with Tri C's Eastern Campus to present this show in Gallery East, a beautiful 3,000 sq foot gallery space seen by 1,000 visitors a month. The gallery can easily accommodate artwork of almost any size including large paintings, installation, and sculpture. Cash awards will be presented at the opening reception and a color catalog will be printed with photos of award winning work and a listing of all accepted entries.  All entries must be submitted online at To download a complete prospectus please go to ENTRIES ARE BEING ACCEPTED NOW THROUH JULY 1, 2014! Janice Driesbach, the Chief Curator at the Akron Art Museum since 2012, and former interim director from Jan – July of 2013, will jury the exhibition.   Driesbach has an extensive background in contemporary art and before coming to Akron worked as Director of the Dayton Art Institute, Director of the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden in the University of Nebraska and Interim Director and Curator of Art at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento CA. She has published and lectured extensively on the art of the 20th century and is eager to see the regional art that Ohio has to offer. This show is presented by the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in partnership with Cuyahoga Community College and supported by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council.

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