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Ohio clay community.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

3.28-4.3, 2014

Transformer Station 1460 W.29th Street, Cleveland,  “Redhead Peckerwood:  Photos by Christian Patterson and Superblack:  New Work by Jordan Tate.”  Opening 7-9pm.  
Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7407,  “The Accident:  Recent Work by Nicky Nodjoumi and Dinner by Design:  Art of the Table.”  Opening 6-8pm.  
Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “Bioforms and Microcosms:  Works of Kate Budd, Eva Kwong, Beth Lindeberger, Sherrie Simms and Donna Webb.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.  
Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,  “43rd Annual Student Show and Merit Exhibitions.”  
Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, OH “Open to Interpretation: Abstract Art.”  Opening 6-8pm.  Art is always open for interpretation: how do we interpret abstract art? Valley art Center invites you to observe how 53 artists responded to this challenge. The exhibits includes 70 works of art in a variety of mediums with work ranging from 2 dimensional paintings and photographs to 3 dimensional textiles and assemblage sculpture. Abstract art explores the relationships of form, color and line to create a composition. This form of art tends to move away from realistic art that represents the world with easily recognizable images. This departure from traditional representation can be slight, partial, or complete.  

Kent State Art Building, 400 Janik Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242  “John Miyazawa  “MFA Thesis Show.”   Opening Reception 5-7pm.  (Image Above) (NOC’s Own John Miyazawa!   I am excited to be finishing up my studies at Kent this spring. I have a thesis show coming up, April 1-4, and the reception will be held on the 3rd, Thursday, from 5 to 7 pm in the main gallery in the art building.

Thursday, March 20, 2014


Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “”Hidden Mother:  A Contemporary Perspective.”  
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020  “Spring Members Show.” Our annual members’ exhibition, the Spring Members’ Show, will be on display in the AAWR gallery from March 20 through May 9, 2014. The public is invited to attend the free art exhibition as well as the opening reception which will be on Thursday, March 20 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527  “David Colagiovanni: Video Music and Sara Holwerda: And is Herself Created.”  Opening 5-8pm. 
78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.” 
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery 1305 West 80th St., Cleveland, 216.870.6719  “Scott McIntire Solo Exhibition.”  Opening 5-9pm.  
Micro Art Space, 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Metamorphosis.”  Opening 5-9pm. MICRO ART SPACE short-term Residency Program Presents: "Metamorphosis" a solo exhibition of new collaborative mixed-media + dance-based performance works by Roman Sirotin (Leningrad, Russia) + Jennifer Gordon (Manchester, New Hampshire)

Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029 “By Women, Of Women, About Women.” Awards Ceremony Sun 3/23 @ 2pm (Artist Reception @ 3:30pm)  In honor of Women’s History Month, the gallery at Lakeland Community College once again presents their seventh annual From WOMAN show – “created by women, of women and about women.”  This year’s exhibition features nearly 40 local and regional female artists working with an eclectic array of media – including acrylic, oil, watercolor, encaustic wax paintings, drawings, textiles, jewelry, sculpture (bronze, enamel and ceramic), mixed media, assemblage and digital art.  Later in the month the gallery will host both an artist reception and the Annual Woman of Achievement Awards Ceremony.  The awards ceremony begin in the Performing Arts Center at 2pm, and the reception will follow at 5pm.  Come early to see all the wonderful artwork (it’s a lot to take in at once), and then come back later in the month to meet these amazing women!

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Kent State Stark Campus.  Main Hall Art Gallery.  6000 Frank Ave. NW, North Canton, OH   "CoLab:  New Work by Stephanie Craig and Todd Leech." (Image Above) (NOC's Own!) Opening and Lecture 11:30 am.  
Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Cleveland, 216.621.1610,  “Sarah Biscuso.”
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “Hidden Mother:  Reimagined.”  Opening 5pm. Modern technology has changed a lot – this is especially true in photography. Early cameras required much longer exposure times. As a consequence, sitters had to remain extremely still for extended periods of time. The trademark “ghost-like” stares from 19th Century subjects are the result of these long exposures.  The most difficult subjects in early portrait photography were young children. This weekend, the Cleveland Print Room invites a select group of female photographers to re-examine one of the early photographers’ “secret” techniques – the “Hidden Mother.”  Hidden Mother: Reimagined features the work of Laura Ruth Bidwell, Darrelle Anne Centuori, Jane Critchlow, Hadley K Conner, Joan Deveney, Helen Harry, Diana Hlywiak, Jocelynn Hunter, Honey Lazar, Liz Maugans, Heather Murray, Nancy McEntee, Barbara Merritt, Michelle Marie Murphy, Molly Pamela, Cynthia Penter, Deborah Pinter, Penny Rakoff, Toni Starinsk and Shari Wilkins.
Hartshorn Gallery, 2342 Professor ave, Cleveland.  “Against The Dying of the Light:  Lightscapes.”  Opening  6-10.  New work by Lila Rose Kole.
River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,  “Jeff Yost and Terry Klausman.”  Opening 3-7pm. River Gallery is thrilled to announce the first exhibit  of our 2014 season.  (Image ABove).  Jeff Yost has recently relocated to Columbus, Ohio.  Jeff returns to River Gallery with a new collection of landscape paintings.  These evocative paintings, capture  landscapes in a moment of dusk or twilight, as well as distances that are cloaked in fog and half-light.  The rural and natural world is mysteriously rendered and is both foreign, yet intimately familiar.  Terry Klausman returns after last year's wonderful exhibit with Nina Huryn.  For this exhibit, Terry has tapped into his skills as a welder by trade,  and  has created a series of steel sculptures.  Some sculptures are windswept and graceful,  appearing to float; others stand tall, like skyscrapers or gazelles.  These sculptures  are very different from Terry's found object assemblages, but possess his keen sense of composition and fine approach to craftsmanship.

3.14, 15, 16
Transformer Station 1460 W.29th Street, Cleveland,  “Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association.” For the second consecutive year, the Transformer Station hosts the Northern Ohio Art Dealers Associaion’s ARTExpo. This collaborative exhibition of local art dealers is the largest of its kind in the region. ARTExpo 2014 kicks off with an Opening Night Preview VIP Party hosted by LUXE Kitchen and Lounge on Friday evening.  Saturday’s events include an open house at the Intermuseum Conservatory Association and a “Walk and Talk” with renowned art historian and author Dr. Henry Adams. Dr. Adams will discuss selected works from each booth. On Sunday, Dr. Adams will be signing copies of his latest book, Painting in Pure Color: Modern Art in Cleveland Before the Armory Show, 1908-1913, in which he argues that the Post-Impressionist movement gained popularity in Cleveland before arriving in other major cities.  Whether you’re a first time buyer or a serious collector, you’re sure to find something you love at this special event. Don’t miss it!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

3.7 +8

William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071   “Matthew Kolodziej
Four Corners: Wall Drawings and Michael Loderstedt:  CLEVEisland.”  (Image Above) Opening 5-9pm.  
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland.  “Aftermath” of Memory-Work By Hilary Gent.”  Opening 5pm. Aftermath is Gent’s latest body of work. The series is based on the destruction of a 2011 fire that burned a 20,000 square foot industrial building just feet from her studio and gallery at 78th Street Studio.  The progression of the work examines the abstraction of memory through time. This progression towards abstraction gives the overall series a psychological aspect that makes the work even more interesting than the beautiful imagery itself. Additional gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays Noon-5pm and by appointment.
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “Alternate Routes to an Outer Space.”  Opening 6-9pm.  Curated by Andrea Joki, this exhibition features the diverse works of four regional artists: Christi Birchfield, Terry Clark, April Friges, and Benjamin Hauser. Representing photography, printmaking and painting, the selections reveal the artists' shared intrigue in exploring chance using both inventive and traditional processes. The works also reflect meditative engagements with inner-worlds and, with references to natural phenomena, provide us with paths to an outer space.  Opening Reception - Friday, March 7th 6:00 - 9:00 pm.  Artist talks and poetry readings: Thursday March 20, 7:00 pm.  Show runs through April 19th, 2014

South Wing Gallery at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd, Cleveland Hts.,  "Awe and Abstract: Perspectives in Nature" Opening 5-7pm.  Featuring Work by NOC’s Own Bonnie Gordon.  Also including Judith Brandon, David Bergholz and Nijole Palubinskas.
Gallery One Sixty, 16008 Waterloo Road, Cleveland “See No Evil.”  Opening 6pm.  Gallery One Sixty continues to present young, relevant artists on Waterloo. See No Evil is collection of recent mixed media works by Fournier – whose band Nights is planning their second tour of Japan. These new works mark a very distinctive shift from her previous work. Moving away from her innocent, figurative work, her latest mixed media works are complete abstractions. The art has a meditative tone and a sophisticated quality. Stop by Gallery One Sixty to see them for yourself this Friday.  Live music will provided by Shawn Brewster, Benjamin Barr, Dan Huszai and Vinny Mauer.  Bad Doll Clothing will be selling custom made dresses and accessories.
Juma Gallery, 20100 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights, OH 44122, 216.295.1717 “Wes Airgood-Jewelry.”  12-3pm.