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Thursday, August 28, 2014

8.28 +29

Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103, “At Home in Africa: Design, Beauty and Pleasing Irregularity in Domestic Settings.” Opening 5pm Thursday.   The exhibition will feature over 300 objects from more than two dozen countries and 75 ethnic groups.  The foundation of this exhibition features the CSU-owned Howard A. Mims African American Cultural Center collection. A number of works were also generously loaned by The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Kent State University School of Art Galleries, Kent State Museum, Denison University and private collectors.
Cleveland Institute of Art, 11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7407,  “Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhibition.”  Opening 6-8pm. Our city is full of makers, artists and educators. See some of their work at the Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhibition, a tradition spanning over eight decades. View new, original, and innovative works from CIA’s world-renown art and design faculty. Talent & skill await. Held in the George Gund Building – Reinberger Galleries.
Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “Tag Round 2, Big Reveal #2, A Psychologist and a Psychic Walk into a Gallery.”  Jess Hirsch and Cassie Thornton are working side-by-side in their separate "studios" built within the SPACES gallery, and switching back-and-forth over the course of four weeks to add, dissect, alter, and/or build on top of what the other artist creates. Join us for the second big reveal in TAG: Round 2 to see the progress the artists made in the previous week and gain special insight into how their artworks will evolve throughout the course of the project. Dr. Caroline A. Schaerfl, PhD. specializes in clinical psychology and will delve deep into the the decision-making process of Hirsch and Thornton to discuss how they relate to each other through the way they address their shared artworks. Medium/clairvoyant and President of A Village--Personal and Spiritual Development Center, Marianne Goldweber, will channel the energies of the artists and artworks to predict how TAG will develop into its final form.  The artists will be in attendance to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience.

Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103, “CAN Journal’s Fall Issue Launch Party.”  Opening 6-8pm.  This quarter’s issue is another example of why CAN is such a valuable resource to our region. Along with the usual firsthand, insightful exhibition previews from Northeast Ohio’s art professionals, the Fall 2014 issue features a number of thoughtful, relevant feature articles.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., Cleveland, 216.229.6527  “Ryan Legassicke and Janet Macpherson.”   Final chance to see this show.  Ryan Legassicke and Janet Macpherson return from Toronto, Canada, for a goodbye party before their deinstallation. On Friday stop by the galleries any time after 10 AM for a first or a last look at their work and come from 5 to 7 PM to introduce yourself and get to know them. Light refreshments. 

 78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland “Under Construction: ARTneo Celebrates 30th Anniversary.”  Opening 6-10pm. This Friday, ARTneo (formerly the Cleveland Artists Foundation) invites art professionals, collectors and enthusiasts to celebrate the organization’s 30th Anniversary at 78th Street Studios. As the name change alludes, this important organization is in the middle of an exciting transition. This weekend’s benefit is appropriately titled Under Construction.
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981 “Lost & Found: Vernacular & Found Photography.”  Opening 5-9pm.  Panel Discussion Saturday 1 pm. View a selection of vernacular & found photography in Cleveland Print Room’s latest exhibition: Lost & Found: Vernacular & Found Photography. According to Wikipedia, vernacular photography is defined as “the creation of photographs, usually by amateur or unknown photographers both professional and amateur, who take everyday life and common things as subject.  Examples of vernacular photographs include travel and vacation photos, family snapshots, photos of friends, class portraits, identification photographs, and photo-booth images. Vernacular photographs are types of accidental art, in that they often are unintentionally artistic.”  Found photos come from places like  flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales, estate sales, and in the trash and have a mysterious air about them. Private collectors and found photo dealers from around the country will be showcasing select photos.  On Sat hear a panel discussion moderated by Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography at Cleveland Museum of Art, w/ a panel consisting of Robert Jackson from Seattle, Nigel Maister from Rochester, Stacy Waldman from Easthampton, Massachusetts, and Erin Waters from Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “TAG Round 2 and The Production Language Factory and Immortal Kombat”  Opening 6-9pm.  
Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st. Street Cleve.  “Cerama-jama: Pre-Opening Party.”  Opening 6-10pm.  

Thursday, August 14, 2014

8.15 + 16!

78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.”  5 pm.   A number of new exhibitions will be unveiled for the very first time. Perhaps the most anticipated (within the art community), is located in the second floor’s HEDGE Gallery.  Joe Ayala and John W. Carlson have been planning their two-man exhibition, It Figures, for months. Both artists are active members of the community – despite recently spending so many hours in their studios preparing for this show. Although the artists’ styles differ greatly, their work shares many common threads. These threads tie this exhibition together with harmony – even when they seem to pull you in completely different directions.  The show’s title refers to their common subject matter – the human figure. Carlson’s expressive paintings evoke raw emotion and psychological explorations. Ayala’s mesmerizing portraits go far beyond the boundaries of pure realism. His subjects radiate with intriguing personalities that encourage an active viewing experience. Both artists’ work contains symbolism for the viewer to decode. An active viewer can use these contextual clues to create their own interpretation of the works.  (Image Above)

Cleveland Public Theater, 6415 Detroit Ave., Cleve.  “Weapons of Mass Creation.” Cleveland’s Weapons of Mass Creation festival bills itself as “3 Days That Will Change Your Life.” And while that might be a tad overstated, it’s one of Cleveland’s most distinctive events, bringing together creative (mostly) young people from both northeast Ohio and out of town — musicians, artists, and entrepreneurs — to share their work, hang out, and exchange ideas and experiences.  Taking place at the Cleveland Public Theatre complex at Gordon Square, WMC — now in its fifth year — features speakers, panels, art displays, workshops, bands, and informal interactions over food and drink.  A three-day general admission ticket is $100. But you can also purchase individual tickets for a single day, for specific workshops, for the Friday night mixer with Cleveland bands-on-the-rise Mr. Gnome , Urbindex, These Knees, Smoke Noises, and the Commonwealth, plus the 2vs2 Break Battle, and for the Saturday night concert featuring Kevin Devine, and The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am Not Afraid To Die.
2218 Superior Ave. Suite 205, Cleve.  “Dan Corrigan’s Art Liquidation Event.”  Noon-6pm. Amazing artwork at GREAT prices! All one of a kind works! Please join us and be dazzled!
“Painesville Art in the Park.”  11am-5pm. Spend your Saturday in Painesville’s lovely Veteran’s Park for Art in the Park, a family-friendly festival that will transform the park into an outdoor art gallery. Browse the juried art collection while also enjoying continuous multi-cultural music, food and refreshments from local vendors. There will be an art section just for kids — “Under the Sea” — and even some horses to say hi to.
“Edgewater Art in the Park.”  10am-5pm. 10am – 5pm.  Spend your day immersed in music and art at Edgewater Park. Browse local artist tents and hear the music of SLAP playing live. Bring food to grill, games to play and prepare to relax with some yoga on the beach. Sounds like the makings for a perfect summer day in the CLE.

Thursday, August 7, 2014



The Howson Gallery at Judson Park 1801 Chestnut Hills Drive, Cleveland Hts.  “Convergence.”  Opening Reception 4:30-6pm.    Featuring Work by NOC’s Own Megan Dull SND, Yumiko Goto, Andrea LeBlond, Lynne Lofton, Rob Romeo.  (Image Above)

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  “Collectors Affection.”  Opening 6-9pm. John Farina and Adam Tully are avid art collectors, with a collection boasting over 350 pieces, with 90% of them made by Cleveland artists.   Stop in Zygote Press for Collector’s Affection, a showcase of their massive private collection, which features work from Michelle Murphy, Mark Brabant, Hilary Gent, George Kocar, and many others. Works from the collection will be shown alongside recent works from each artist. 
“Tremont Artwalk.” Openings 6– 9 pm.  Every 2nd Fri of the month.  Cleveland’s quintessential arts neighborhood boasts a lively gathering on the second Friday of every month in celebration of everything that makes Tremont so vibrant. In addition to the participating brick and mortar businesses, arts and crafts vendors can be expected to set up shop along the sidewalks during these warm summer months. For 21 years the neighborhood of Tremont has worked tirelessly with fellow businesses and artists to grow the ArtWalk into what it is today. 
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7350, www.clevelandart.orgNight Before 9: Out in Art“ Open at 8pm.  The Cleveland Museum of Art and Gay Games 9 are both about inclusion. So it only makes sense that they partner up to host Night Before 9: Out in Art, a night of celebration, culture and camaraderie before the Games begin. Featured performer ESCORT will fuel the party with their elaborate “disco orchestra” sounds. It’s the perfect way to kick off the Games.
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH  “Eye of the Beholder:  Ten Artists, Ten Perspectives.”  Opening 7-9pm.  Curated by John W. Carlson.  Ten Cleveland area artists, in four different disciplines share their personal interpretations on what most concerns them, now. this time in their lives, careers and individual circumstances, we get a look into what motivates and inspires them.  Artists:  CHARLES MINTZ, MARY OWEN, DOUG UTTER, JUNE HUND, DAN CORRIGAN,  JOE PSARTO, JUSTIN BRENNAN, MICHAEL HEATON, JOHN W. CARLSON, LOREN NAJI. 
Loren Naji Studio Gallery 2138 W. 25th Street, Cleveland  "Tall Walls, Unjuried, Uncensored."  Opening 6-?
Theresa Yondo Studio.  13796 Chillicothe Rd. Novelty Ohio 44072 “Theresa Yondo-Open Studio.”  Open Noon-6pm.  Please stop by the studio if you can. This will be a good time to check things out, especially if you have been thinking about taking a class. You can also see all the new work being created for the upcoming fall shows. Our garden should be thriving and bearing good food to eat. We will have a taste sampling of our bounty for you to enjoy. And, this will simply be a good time to visit with us. You can also stop by any time by scheduling a convenient time. As always, thank you for your continued interest in clay. Questions? 440-338-6219 Land Line...

Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Ave, Lakewood, 216.767.5610 "Toy Box Cleveland."  Opens at 6pm.