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Thursday, March 26, 2015


Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls,OH.  “Go Figure.”  Opening Reception 6-8pm.
 Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory  “Open Studio.”  Open 6-10pm. Opening Events include NOC’s own Diana Bjel new studio.  (Image Above.)

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020   “ Collecting Art: Personal Reminiscences from the World of the Art Auction with Rachel Davis.”  Talk 1 p.m. The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents our next talk in our Collecting Art series, Collecting Art: Personal Reminiscences from the World of the Art Auction with Rachel Davis. Rachel Davis has over 30 years of experience and many stories to tell about the quirkier side of being an art dealer. Anything you ever wanted to know about art auctions will be addressed by Rachel.  This talk will take place in a talk show format, full seating provided. After the talk, open questions from the audience are welcome.

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “Third Person:  Portraits in Photography.”  .”  Opening Reception 5-9pm. Negative Space.  3820 Superior Ave., 2nd Floor, Cleveland.  Opening 6 – 11pm. 
78th Street Studios. 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Third Fridays.”  
Cleveland West Art League, 1300 W. 78th Street, “Six in Studio.”  6-10 pm.   Cleveland Six artists, one gallery, one month, endless possibilities. Six artists of different mediums work together to transform the gallery. This year’s artists are Abby Blake, Marissa Bona, Gabe Kenney, Carmen Romine, Catherine Spencer and (NOC”s Own)Theresa Yondo. The show, one of the local art scene’s most popular events, will be curated by local artist extraordinaire Arabella Proffer.
Micro Art Space, 1300 West 78th Street, Cleveland  “Forest City Armada- New Work by Rob Millard- Mendez.”  Opening 6-10pm. Installation work by 2-week resident artist.
Kokoon Arts Gallery 1305 W. 80th St. 2nd Floor, Cleveland 216.832.8212,  “Work by Melissa Reagh.”  Opening 6-10.
Bruno Casiano Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave, Cleve. www.brunocasiano.com216.346.6562   “Pioneer Driven Mad.” Opening 6 pm.   Large Figure paintings by Matthew Dibble and an installation piece by Dana Depew. In the Speakeasy Gallery downstairs there will be an exhibition of paintings by Dean Shaffer and photographs by Barney Taxel


Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029  “From Woman VIII.”  Artists Reception 3:30-5pm. This is an impressive exhibition of work created by women, of women, and about women. See work from 36 local and regional women artists (including NOC’s own Theresa Yondo) working with everything from paintings to drawings to jewelry and sculpture.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


William Busta Gallery, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “NOC’s Own Elizabeth Emery:  Lick Time, Douglas Utter:  Timelines.”  Opening 5-9pm.  
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “Third Person:  Portraits in Photography.”  .”  Opening Reception 5-9pm.  Artists Talk Saturday March 14th, 1 pm.     
Negative Space.  3820 Superior Ave., 2nd Floor, Cleveland.  Opening 6 – 11pm.  Find some Positive Vibes for your Friday the 13th at Negative Space Gallery, which is throwing a collaboration event of food, drink, music, multimedia art, and dance.  Musical performances will be provided by Cleveland’s emerging music scene: Ottawa, Cities & Coasts, HeatherV, Johnny Habu and Rebel Salmon and ultra hip DJ Blackbird. There will be live art from acclaimed artist Ari Warner, and dance performances by Viva Dance Studio. Get to this hidden gem, have a few drinks and eat some food from some of the city’s finest restaurants.
Good Goat Gallery, 17012 Madison Ave., Lakewood  “The Girl in Me.”  Opening 6-10pm. The Girl in Me is an all girl art show, celebrating National Women's History Month, featuring illustrators, 3D artists, mothers & daughters.
Tremont Art Walk.  
Doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson St., Tremont.  “Spare Parts.”  Opening 6-10pm. This show will exhibit ALL of my art forms including framed collages, mixed media collages on found objects, fluid acrylic pours on canvas, and found window assemblages(which are essentially 3 art forms in 1).See everyone there!! Live music will be preformed by Rich Holsworth of the Cuyahoga Community College music dept.
LOOP Gallery 2180 W. 11th St., Tremont  Rae Vena- Our Dream.”  Opening 6-10pm. Rae Vena is a freelance painter and performance visual artist originally from Cleveland, Ohio. Since an early age Rae has been sketching stories from her imagination.  Rae is most well known for her live art and gallery installations. In just the last 5 years her performances and exhibitions have been featured across the nation and internationally at more than 50 music and art festivals. The colorful paintings she creates live amongst audiences are improvised and influenced by her own personal experiences. The end result is a style she likes to describe as Visionary Pop - op Surrealism. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015


NOC Pot(Cha) Kucha!  This event will be graciously hosted by Allen Kradlak at the (heated!) AK Studios 604, North Rocky River Drive, Berea, OH 44017.  BE there!   From 7:00 - 9:00 pm.  Presenters for the first event will include:  Kristen Cliffel, Valerie Grossman, Allen Kradlak, Andrea Leblond, Lynne Lofton, Jenny Mendes, Kevin Snipes and Mark Yasenchack.  Sounds like fun!  It will be great to get out of our studios and share what we are all up to.   Please RSVP to Todd if you haven’t already.  Refreshments will be provided.
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “Impermanence.”  Opening 6-9pm. Then and now connect in Impermanence, the latest exhibition at Heights Arts. Organized by guest curator and photographer Daniel Levin, Impermanence pairs photographs of local streetscapes at different times in history.  Ever wonder what the place you’re standing in looked like a century ago? A group of local photographers, using an academic approach called Rephotographic Survey, studied old local photos to determine exactly where, when and how the photo was taken. They tried their best to duplicate the time of day the photo was shot, even attempting to stand exactly where the original photographer was standing.  The result is a collection of stunning images showcasing subtle and drastic changes to our scenery.
Satellite Gallery 422 East 156th Street, Cleveland. “In Orbit.”  Opening reception 6-9pm.  Loren Naji’s Satellite Gallery is back in orbit at March’s Walk All Over Waterloo event, and there’s so much new stuff to see. It’s like walking on a different planet when stepping foot into the gallery, and for March, the Satellite crew is back with some new faces.  In addition to the usual crew, make sure you keep an eye out for old and new faces alike: Ross Bochnek, Chris Martin, Christine Ripley, Matthew Ryals and Natalie Lanese, Grace Summanen, and Gadi Zamir. Since the event is coinciding with the walk, be sure to bring your interstellar personalities to socialize!
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village, OH. “The Best of NOIS and CAN Kickoff.” Opening 7-9pm.  The Northern Ohio Illustrator's Society, Inc (NOIS) is comprised of Cleveland artists that support the fine art of illustration. This show will feature choice illustrative art selections by: Christina Bruce-Kaiser, Gary Dumm, Laura Dumm, Jackie Freedmen, Lou Grasso, Ron Hill, Milan Kecman, George Kocar, Nancy Lick, James Mravec, Roland Napoli, Roberta Salo, Don Sandstrom, Tara Seibel, Gerry Shamray and Jeff Suntula.  - CAN Kickoff -  Pick up your latest copy of the CAN Journal!

Harris-Stanton Gallery 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “In Harmony.”  Opening Reception 5:30-8pm.  

Later this spring!
NOC’s OWN Sandy Miller will be presenting at Touchstone Throwdown!