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Thursday, February 5, 2015


William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “Timothy Callaghan + Krista Tomorowitz, Taryn McMahon, Jerry Birchfield, Michael Loderstedt.”  Opening Reception 5-9pm.  
Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900 “They Came, They Saw, The Printed!”  Opening 6 – 8pm.  For 19 years Zygote Press has triumphantly represented the printmaking scene in Cleveland. Artists Bellamy Printz, Kelley Novak, Liz Maugans and Joe Sroka needed a space to make their print-based works, so in 1996, Zygote Press was born and has been active in the art community ever since.  Throughout the years hundreds of artists have come through the shop, leaving thousands of prints in their wake. These prints are now in the process of being cataloged and databased and many — but surely not all! — will appear in Zygote Press’ latest archive exhibition, triumphantly called They Came, They Saw, The Printed! The collection at Zygote is deep, a testament to the breadth of printmaking diversity.  (Image Above)
Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671, Winter/Spring Exhibition Opening Party.”  Opening Reception   7:00pm – 11:30pm.  MOCA Cleveland is back, and ready to knock your socks off in 2015. The museum will be showcasing their new exhibitions: “The Visitors” by Ragnar Kjartansson and “Wild Permutations” by Jessica Eaton.  In addition to the must-see art, there will also be talks with artist Jessica Eaton, MOCA Associate Curator, and music by DJ Funk Shway. 
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7350, “MIX.”  Open 5-9pm.  A fresh mix of music, art, and mingling. MIX is held every first Friday evening of each month; this month’s theme is the classic soul era of the 1960s and ’70s. What makes this event more cool is that while you’re getting lost in the music, you can also get lost in art. Create your own masterpieces, or admire the African American art collections.  Advance tickets, $8; day of event, $10; CMA members FREE. MIX is an 18 and over event. Tickets can be found at

River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406,  “10th Annual Ceramics Invitational Exhibition.”  Opening 3-7pm.  Featuring the work of over 20 Ceramic Artists including many NOC members!  (Image Above)
Transformer Station 1460 W.29th Street, Cleveland, “Process and Abstraction.”  Opening Reception 7 – 9pm.  Transformer Station’s latest exhibition showcases photographs that don’t look like photographs. Process and Abstraction features the work of three artists who have developed techniques and processes unique to them, resulting in stunning photographic abstractions.  Jessica Eaton creates photos that defy the logic of time and space. Mariah Robertson experiments with chemical treatments to produce works that defy genres. Alison Rossiter dips long-expired photo paper in develop to create interesting designs. Opening will have food, drink and tunes.
Upcoming NOC Events  (Please email me if you didn’t receive this in an email.)
Valentine’s Day Empty Bowls Throw-A-Thon to benefit the Berea Food Pantries. AK Studios 604, North Rocky River Drive, Berea, OH 44017.  
Date: Saturday February 14th, 11am-4pm.  
Got throwing skills?  We can use them and have fun at the same time!  Snacks provided.

Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185,  “Art Talk: Panel Discussion”  Kamrooz Aram, Nancy Lorenz and Susan Chrysler White—artists featured in Beauty Reigns—discuss the role of beauty in painting today with University of Akron associate professor Laura Vinnedge. If you are sick of the gray days then this exhibition with its bright colors is the cure for you!  Cleveland’s Own Christopher Pekoc also has his show up entitled “Hand Made.” February 19, 2015, 6:30 pm.  I propose that anyone who is interested in going meet in the lobby of the museum at 6:20!  It is also free!

February studio visit at Theresa Yondo’s Studio. 

Location:         13796 Chillicothe Rd. (Chillicothe rd. is state route 306)
                          Novelty (Novelty is Russell Township) Ohio 44072
                          FYI – very close to Fairmount.
When:              February 27th
Time:                6:00 on…   eat at 7:00
What:               Studio visit and pot luck.  Bring food and drink to share. Bring some material, or a list, (stains, clay, etc…) that you may want to swap, sell, or give away.  We can clean out our studio and make someone else happy at the same time.  (!!!Just don’t leave it at my studio if no one wants the material!!!) OR depending on what it is we can donate the material to KSU or CIA or……
                           Show and tell – if you are working on something in the studio you want to share bring it with you.  Also share what is working in your studio and what is not working in your studio.  Open discussion on how to be more efficient in your studio and learn from each other.

NOC POT-cha Kucha Night!
This NOC event will be graciously hosted by Allen Kradlak at the (heated!) AK Studios 604, North Rocky River Drive, Berea, OH 44017 
Date: Thursday March 5th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
So, here what it’s all about:
“PechaKucha or Pecha Kucha (Japanese: ペチャク, IPA: [petɕa ku͍̥tɕa], chit-chat) is a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total). The format, which keeps presentations concise and fast-paced, powers multiple-speaker events called PechaKucha Nights (PKNs).
“A typical PechaKucha Night includes 8 to 14 presentations. The presenters are usually from the design, architecture, photography, art and creative fields, but also from academia. Most presenters are design professionals showing their creative work, but presenters often speak about such topics as their travels, research projects, student projects, hobbies, collections, or other interests.”
Sounds like fun!  It will be great to get out of our studios and share what we are all up to. Will you be one of the 8 people to commit to presenting their PowerPoint presentations at this first event?!  Please email me if you are interested.  

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