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Ohio clay community.

Thursday, September 4, 2014


William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071 “Brinsley Tyrrell-Orgy Pots (Image Above), Bellamy Printz-Points of Interest, Dexter Davis and Jason K. Milburn-Home, Barbara Polster-a super(symmetry),”    Opening 5-9pm.  
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7350, “Mix at CMA.”  Open 5 – 10pm.  Cleveland’s hottest happy hour is hosted every first Friday of the month at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  Grab some friends and mingle at MIX at CMA for an ever varying blend of art and music. Explore the museum and special exhibits, while enjoying live entertainment. Food and beverage are available for purchase.  Purchase tickets on line or at the door at this awesome, 18+ event, which for September will be a collaboration with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102,  216.401.5981  “Party Christens Photobooth.”  Open 5pm.  If you’ve been to a recent show at the Cleveland Print Room, you’ve already seen their photo booth right inside the front door, one of those old-fashioned things that were once a fixture at variety stores like the now defunct Woolworth’s chain.  But now they’re throwing a party to officially declare it open for business. There will be food, plus bring a dish to share for potluck. There will be dancing as Tania and Shouting Thomas Torment spin R&B, soul, garage, and rockabilly singles. There will be the opportunity to meet the Cleveland Print Room’s newly arrived artist-in-residence from Chile, Pablo Serra Marino, who is in town for a three-month stay.  And of course, there will be the opportunity to have your photo taken in the photo booth. Costumes and props will be on hand if you feel like getting crazy. For $3 you take home one of those four-photo strips. The event is free.
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland,, 216.481.7722 “Rarely Home: Cathie Bleck & Amy Casey.” Opening 5 – 10pm.  Two of Cleveland’s most popular and beloved artists are back. Cathie Bleck and Amy Casey are fixtures on the local art scene yet they haven’t had a solo exhibition in Cle for years. And here they are. See several new, never before seen works. 
Kendal Gallery, 600 Kendal Drive, Oberlin,    “The Age of Adventure.”  Opening 4:30pm.  Artist Judy Takács is known for her portraits. Recently she presented Chicks With Balls and now she’s showing The Age of Adventure, a series of portraits she painted of senior citizens, aka the “retired and inspired.” Meet her on Fri 9/5 when she’ll give an artist talk and sell copies of her book @ Kendal Gallery in Oberlin.
Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 W. 9th Street, Cleveland “Constructions-New Work by Maria Zanetta and Tara Lynn.”  Opening 6-8:30.
Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527 “Jenny Fine's performance Flat Granny and Me: A Procession in My Mind.”  Matinee: Saturday, Sept. 6 @ 2-4 PM  Performances repeat every 8 minutes - you can stay for as many performances as you'd like.   Stay for the 20 minute intermission @  3 PM on Sat to meet the artist Jenny Fine and some of the performers.  Installation on view Sept. 5-6 and Sept. 8-11 @ 10 AM - 4 PM except Sat. @ noon - 4 PM in the Main Gallery.  2014 W2S performance & exhibition by Jenny Fine with music by Keith Hanlon. The concept was musical inspiration for John HC Thompson of FiveOne Experimental Orchestra which will be performing his specially composed piece in their fall concerts. 

WHAT:  On and Off the Wall:  The Visual Arts in Cleveland since 2000.  WHEN:  Saturday, September 13, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm (doors open at 8:30 am).  WHERE:  Auditorium, Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch, Louis Stokes Wing, 325 Superior Ave NE Cleveland, OH 44114  DESCRIPTION:  This is a free, half day community discussion about the visual arts in Northeast Ohio since 2000, presented by ARTneo and the Cleveland Public Library, in partnership with CAN Journal and The City Club of Cleveland.  PANELISTS:   Donald Black, Jr. (Artist), Kathleen Cerveny (The Cleveland Foundation), Lane Cooper (Cleveland Institute of Art), Brian Friedman (Northeast Shores), Michael Gill, (CAN Journal), Tiffany Graham (LAND Studio), Robert Maschke, FAIA (robert maschke ARCHITECTS), Dan Moulthrop (The City Club of Cleveland), Barbara S. Robinson (Arts Advocate), Tom  Schorgl (Community Partnership for Arts and Culture), Jill Snyder (MOCA Cleveland), Christina Vassallo (SPACES), Olga Ziemska (Artist), Matt Zone (City of Cleveland)  Please visit for more information

Fun Clay Event in Indiana!  Michiana Pottery Tour
September 27th and 28th.  Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 11-4pm.
Many of the participating artists are local to Indiana and Michigan, however several guest artists from neighboring states will also be participating. This tour is a great opportunity to view a wide variety of work and discover new local artists.  There are eight different locations on the tour, and several locations feature more than one artist. Six of the locations are in or near Goshen, IN. The other two locations are just across the Michigan line in Constantine and Cassopolis. About one hours drive separates the two farthest locations.  Free parking is available at each location of the tour. There is no charge for attending the tour. Feel free to stop by and visit any location throughout the day. If you wish to purchase pottery credit cards, cash, and checks will be accepted at each location as payment.  Featured artists include Marvin Bartel, Fred Driver, Mark Goertzen, Keith Hershberger, Eric Kaufmann, Bill Kremer, Dick Lehman, Todd Pletcher, Justin Rothshank, Bob Smoker, Eric Strader, Zach Tate, Moey Hart, Troy Bungart, the Goshen Clay Artist's Guild and more.
October 12th!
Upcoming NOC Event/Meeting/Potluck
Sorry last weeks posting about the event was incorrect!  Here’s an Updated Version!
Hectic Studio, 3619 Walton Ave. Cleveland,  2nd Floor, 440.590.0672, Basic Kiln Operation & Repair Workshop
with Mike Sievers of Skutt Kilns  Sunday, October 12, 2014 - 1pm to 3pm  “This workshop will be great for all ceramic artists, educators and enthusiasts!”  $25.00 per person (cash at door)
Free for current NOC Members(!)
Please RSVP:
Workshop Topics:
Along with basic programming, we will talk about features your kiln has that you may not even have known existed. Features that allow you to fuse glass, slow cool for interesting glaze effects, troubleshoot electrical problems and a lot more. Learn about the importance of pre-heating and
hold times. Learn how to properly load your kiln so every piece comes out perfect. We will also discuss the importance of venting and how to set up your kiln room. Also learn about Skutt's new KilnLink Monitoring System that allows you to check the status of your kiln from anywhere you have internet access.
We will go over a few basic maintenance tips that can add years of life to your kiln. Learn how to properly kiln wash your shelves, tighten the bands, and significantly increase the life of your elements.
You will be surprised how easy it is to make basic repairs on your kiln. Think about the money you can save. We will give hands on instruction on how to change a thermocouple, replace worn out elements and install new brick. We will also talk about how to properly diagnose kiln
problems and how to make changes to correct defects in your glaze.

And(!), after the workshop stick around for:
NOC Meeting and Potluck Social
Sunday, October 12, 2014 – 4-5pm Meeting, 5-7pm Potluck
Meeting and Potluck hosted at:
Hectic Studio, 2nd floor, 3619 Walton Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
Please RSVP:

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