VOINOVICH PARK AND NORTHCOAST HARBOR, Downtown next to the Rock Hall. Ingenuity Fest 2015: Transitions.” Friday 5 pm – 1 am. Saturday 12– 1 am. Sunday 12-5pm.
Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178, www.bonfoey.com “Dana Oldfather-Soft Armor.” Opening reception 5-8pm. Cleveland artist Dana Oldfather is only 37. And she is a self-taught painter without the cache, credentials and connections of an art school education. But she’s already winning awards, snagging prestigious show slots and being written about in The New York Times for her colorful, motion-filled abstractions created from oil, acrylics, spray paint and ink. Showing that she managed to pick up some art jargon without going to art school, Oldfather says, “As a way of defying the void and defining the ‘home,’ I create systems of eroded, kneaded, knotted, laced up, scaffolded space in a state of simultaneous deterioration, support, and rebuild.” If you want to know more, she’ll be doing an artist conversation at the gallery on Thu 10/22 from 5:30-7:30pm, moderated by former gallerist Bill Busta. (Top Image Above)
Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7350, www.clevelandart.org “MIX: Cultura.” Party from 5-9PM.
The Cleveland Museum of Art’s monthly first Friday over-18 meet-and-mingle event MIX has an Italian flavor this month. Dubbed Cultura, it will shine the spotlight on the Italian works in its collection, from ancient Rome through the Renaissance classics to Italy’s lively contemporary art scene. Italian-style food will be available at the museum’s Provenance restaurant and café, and to make it even more accessible, there’ll be a pop-up Provenance restaurant in the atrium. There’ll be a cash bar there too. Tickets are $8 in advance, $1o at the door. CMA members are free.
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland, www.marianeilartproject.org, 216.481.7722 “Christopher Richards: Chromatic Consumption.” Opening 5-10 pm. Chromatic Consumption addresses current front-burner issues of sustainability, the environment and waste pollution. The show opens during the monthly Walk All Over Waterloo art walk and runs through 10/25. It’s also an opportunity to check out the Scott Goss exhibit Incoherent Spaces at the main gallery if you haven’t done so already, on view through 10/18.
Satellite Gallery 422 East 156th Street, Cleveland. “Monsters from Space! Haunted Alien Invasion at Satellite Gallery.” Opening 6-9pm.
Solon Center for the Arts, 6315 SOM Center Rd., Solon, OH 440.337.1400 “Lissa Bockrath: Gaia’s Echo.” Opening Reception 6-8:30 pm. (Image Above) I am SUPER excited to present my new body of work which is inspired by our changing environment. Along with my oil on canvas paintings I will be debuting my new ink on glass work! It is with a heavy heart that I announce this will be my last solo show in Cleveland before we move to Toronto! Although we will be moving I will continue to have a Cleveland presence through my exclusive representation by the prestigious Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery. We have booked a solo show for November 2016. I hope you can stop by the opening to see my new paintings, have a bite to eat, a glass of wine and reminisce before I have to say Bon Voyage! : (
Kent State University Art Gallery, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent. 330.672.2760 “Arts Preview of the Center for the Visual Arts.” Opening 12-3pm.
Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255, www.morganconservatory.org “Rock, Paper, Scissors Benefit and Silent Auction.”
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020 “Collecting Art, Talk by Barbara Tannenbaum.” 1 pm. Barbara Tannenbaum presents a primer for beginning collectors. Her talk will explore the reasons why individuals collect and she will present opportunities and strategies for collecting photography locally and nationally. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after Ms. Tannenbaum’s powerpoint presentation. This event is free and open to the public thanks to a grant from the George Gund Foundation and the Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association. Please RSVP!
Theresa Yondo Class Schedule. The next class session will begin soon. The next 6 week class session begins Wednesday October 28 and ends December 2. The dates are; October 28, November 4, 11, 18, 25 and December 2. Please share this information with anyone you think may be interested. Contact Theresa for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 440_338_6219 to reserve your space or with any questions.