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Ohio clay community.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Happy New Year 1.29-30

Shaker Historical Society, 16740 South park Boulevard, Shaker Heights, 216.921.1201, “Christopher Pekoc:  Recent Works.”  Opening 6-8pm.  Artist Talk at 7 pm.
Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671, “Xavier Cha:  Abduct, Stranger-Group Show.”  Opening 7-10 pm. 7pm Xavier Cha Artist Talk.
Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “I Am Goat Stains on the Doors, Underneath is Before, Google Earth.”  Opening 6-9pm. 
Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “Spotlight: Rafael Valdivieso Troya.”  Opening Reception 6-9 p.m.  An exhibition of recent works by Rafael Valdivieso Troya, ranging from small drawings to a very large muralistic painting.  Born in Ecuador and now a Cleveland Heights resident, Rafael Valdivieso creates intricate compositions using pen and ink, wash, acrylic, and collage techniques. A single work might contain hundreds of figures or faces layered into imaginary spaces that evoke a sense of teeming wildness and intertwine themes of human joy and struggle. (Image Above)

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  “Fandom 216.”  Opening 6-8pm. 
Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “Interlocutors.”  Opening 8 pm. Immerse yourself in sound and visuals at Interlocutors: A Live Video & Music Experience, taking place at SPACES Gallery.  Andrew Auten and Lisa Miralia have curated an evening that brings together some of northeast Ohio’s most intriguing and adventurous artists.  The evening will open with the experimental trio Celluloid Liberation Orchestra doing a partly improvised/partly composed accompaniment to two silent films: Georges Méliès’ 1904 “The Impossible Voyage (Voyage à travers l’impossible)” and Germaine Dulac’s 1928 “The Seashell and the Clergyman (La Coquille et le clergyman).”  The second half of the program features a live video performance in which internationally noted, Cleveland-based avant-garde filmmaker/video artist Kasumi will interact with improvised performances by a new group called Silence Quartet and the Kent-based Mike Crooker/Ron Pyrosonic Slabe duo for a spontaneous and unpredictable outcome.  Admission is $10 which all goes to the artists.

Upcoming Workshop of NOC Artist Bill Brouillard:
The Walter Gropius Master Artist Series brings nationally and internationally recognized artists to the Huntington Museum of Art to inspire artists, educators and students through lectures, exhibitions, and workshops.  Upcoming Gropius Master Artist:  William Brouillard

Exhibition: November 7, 2015-February 14, 2016  Public Presentation:  February 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.  Workshop:  February 12-14, 2016 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Workshop title and description:  The Eclectic Table
Standard dinnerware is designed and made as a “service.” Conventional services are made up of multiple place settings. There can be numerous parts to a place setting. The minimum number of parts is usually three, with as many as thirty parts in some formal settings. Participants will explore non-traditional compositions of tableware that encompass variety in their design, fabrication and surface. The workshop will begin with a collaborative design session, then each student will present designs and prototypes for their “Eclectic Table.”  Images of table-related works from historical and contemporary models will be shown as a reference. Using basic wheel techniques and slab construction, participants will originate and fabricate place settings of dinnerware and table-related vessels, using earthenware clay with majolica decoration as the basis for fabrication and surface. We will finish with greenware prototypes. Students are encouraged to come to the workshop with a statement of what you want your tableware to embody, referencing historical or contemporary source materials in clay and any other research materials, such as books, websites, music, or food recipes that are related to your project research.  Drawings to scale of at least two approaches to your project will be a starting point for discussion in the design session at the beginning of the workshop.

To register for this workshop or for fee information, call (304) 529-2701, Ext. 311, or email

For more information on the Walter Gropius Master Artist Series workshops and William Brouillard,   please visit our website:

Upcoming Summer Workshop of NOC Artist Judith Salomon:
AndersonRanch arts center CERAMICS STUDIO SUMMER 2016 WORKSHOP  June 20 – July 1 The Tabletop  Judith Salomon
SKILL LEVEL: Open to All CONCEPT: Fill your family’s dining
table with a variety of handcrafted treasures you make yourself in this engaging, introductory workshop. Abandon the digital touchpoints of daily life and reconnect with the palpable and concrete experience of working with clay to produce a variety of useful wares. We explore many facets of the craft, including porcelain, slips and glazes. Learn through a mix of demonstrations, slide shows, discussions and hand building approaches to ceramics.
MEDIA & TECHNIQUES: We work with cone 6 mid-range porcelain, slips and glazes. Students hand build pieces before exploring glazing with stencils, underglaze pencils, wax- resist and more.
ACTIVITIES: We begin with daily demonstrations in the morning and work time during the day and evening. Students also learn via numerous slide shows, reviews and group discussions. The instructor works with you, one-on-one, to best formulate your ideas and bring them to fruition.  Anderson Ranch arts center provides transformative experiences that celebrate artists, art making, creative dialogue & community. 
FACULTY: Judith Salomon received her M.F.A. from Alfred University in Alfred, N.Y. She taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art until 2015 and is currently a full-time studio artist whose work is represented in many books and publications. Collections include LACMA, Racine Art Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art and Taipei National Museum.
Tuition: $1175  OR Tuition + Studio Support Donation: $1575 Registration Fee: $45 Studio Fee: $175  Code: C0304 Enrollment Limit:1122 Registration opens January 4,  2016, 9:00 AM MST :  online at phone (970) 923-3181  fax (970) 923- 3871

Kiln for sale:  nice small kiln, never been fired, probably 9+yrs old,asking $200.( negotiable?) In Cleve. Hts . If you are interested, call Curtis at 216-534-9949.

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