Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255, www.morganconservatory.org “Buoyancy.” Opening 6-9PM. Buoyancy, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory’s last gallery show of the year, addresses the theme of water and swimming in the work of two artists, Aimee Lee and Kristen Martincic. Both grew up around water — Martincic in Cleveland, Lee along New York’s Hudson River — and it has played an influential role in their work. Both ground their work in different forms of Asian papermaking (Lee led the launch of Morgan’s eastern Paper studio last year), which they use to create prints, mixed-media work and three-dimensional objects. The show opens with a reception Thu 10/15 from 6-9pm, with an artist talk by both artists at 6pm. It runs through Sat 12/5. It’s free.
Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios!
Survival Kit Gallery, 1305 W. 80th Street Suite 303, Cleveland 216.533.4855www.survivalkitgallery.com “Assholes and Elbows: Recent work by Dana Depew.” Opening 5-9pm. exhibition of recent sculptural works produced from reclaimed and found objects 'assholes and elbows' refers to working hard at a task. It originated in farm work. If a group of field hands is busy and bent over picking crops, then a supervisor looking out over the group would see nothing but "assholes and elbows". I grew up on a farm in Medina, Ohio with eight siblings. There were always daily chores and tasks we each had to do. My father would always say "Get out there and do your chores and all I want to see is assholes and elbows."
Tregoning & Company, 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland, 216.281.8626, www.tregoningandco.com “A Pocket Full of Change: Michael Gill.” Opening 5-9pm. Michael Gill is well known around town as an arts and news writer who worked for years for the Free Times and Scene. He co-founded the Collective Arts Network and is publisher/editor of the quarterly CAN Journal. But he’s also an accomplished printmaker and creator of artist books. He’s got a new show opening and it will feature a selection of prints from his brand-new artist book of woodcuts, A Pocket Full of Change, which shows and tells the story of a boy who goes out on his bicycle to put coins on tracks to be run over by trains.
Derek Hess Gallery at &8th Street Studios. “Gojira: An Artistic Celebration of Godzilla.” Opening 5-9PM. More than two dozen mostly local artists are contributing their talents to Gojira: An Artistic Celebration of Godzilla, including Hess himself, as well as others known for their pop culture sensibility such as Rich Cihlar, John Greiner, Jake Kelly, Aaron Sechrist and Clay Parker. Those contributions include drawing, painting, sculpture and even handmade books.
River Gallery,19046 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River 44116 440 331-8406, www.rivergalleryarts.com “Partners in Art.” Opening 3-7pm. Featuring work by NOC’s Own Stephanie Craig, Todd Leech, Mark Yasenchack and John Miyazawa! Also including work by Kristen Sutcliffe, Jim Fish, Patti Fiels, Ray Juaire, Justin Rothshank, Brooke Rothshank, Dianne and Pat Barker, Drbra Kay & Mike Steciw, and Linda Zmina and Earl James.
Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Avenue at Perkins Sandusky, OH 44870 419.625.1188 www.sanduskyculturalcenter.org “Rituals and Meditations.” Opening 1-4pm. Featuring work by Gary Spinosa and NOC’s Own Ikuko Miklowski, John Miyazawa and Yumiko Goto.
Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 800.223.4700, www.cia.edu “Ceramic designer, cia grad Nancy Yusko.” to speak Oct. 20
Nancy Yusko ’03, lead industrial designer at Kohler, will give a talk about her creative career and her “intense research fortitude” at 10:30am on Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the Peter B.Lewis Aud.
Upcoming Workshop: Engaging Space: Creative Potential in Contemporary Ceramics. Otterbein University, Westerville, OH
Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engaging-space-creative-potential-in-contemporary-ceramics-registration-18416026832 Host hotel link: (Homewood Suites on Polaris) http://homewoodsuites.hilton.com/en/hw/groups/personalized/C/CMHPPHW-CER-20151023/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG Schedule of events: Friday, October 23: 3:00 - 6:00 pm: Exhibition tours - Continuous shuttle between featured exhibitions • Things Love: Kirk Mangus; Miller Gallery, Art & Communications Building • The Space Between: curated by Sherman Hall, Fisher Gallery, Roush Hall • Love Between the Atoms: Eva Kwong; Frank Museum, 39 S. Vine St., Westerville 7:00 - 8:30 pm: Keynote Speaker • Garth Johnson, Curator of Ceramics, Arizona State University, Museum of Art Ceramics Research Center Roush Hall, Otterbein Campus 8:30 - 10:00 pm: Meet the artists reception for The Space Between exhibition Saturday, October 24: 8:00 - 10:00 am: Continuous shuttle between exhibitions 10:00 am - 12:30 pm: Speakers Roush Hall, Otterbein Campus • Sherman Hall, Managing Director, Ceramic Publications Company • Rose Bouthillier, Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, organizer of Things Love exhibition • Meg Roberts, Artist, Activist, Executive Director of Plants for Patients • Jim Bowling, Assoc. Professor of Art, Otterbein University 12:30 - 2:00 pm: lunch (on own) 2:15 - 3:30 pm: Open Space round table discussions 3:30 - 4:00 pm: Closing remarks 4:30 - 8:00 pm: Reception for Eva Kwong's exhibition, Love Between the Atoms Frank Museum of Art The symposium is open to all who have interest; registration includes admittance to all events, and it is FREE. We very excited about the programming, and expect it to fill quickly, so please let people know to register soon!