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Ohio clay community.

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Kent State University Art Gallery, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent, Main Gallery.  330.672.2760  “Body in the Landscape of the Mind - Angela Biederman Thesis Show.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm. (Image Above)

Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls, OH   “Perspectives: The Art of Seth Chwast; Portraits of Seth Chwast at work by photographer Herbert Ascherman”  Opening 6-8PM.  “Perspectives exemplifies the efforts of one attentive artist to delve into the mind of another. In this case, Seth’s autism is infused within his paintings, allowing his internal visions to manifest in 34 external images. Paired with 34 black and white portrait studies selected from over 1,000 images taken throughout 2015, Perspectives is the outward manifestation of the inward process. Although a willing participant in the portrait process, Seth is photographed as much as a subject of an artist’s eye as he is the casual participant transiting his own inner world.”

Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255,  “From the Ground Up: Surface and Dimension.”  Opening 6:30-8:30PM.  The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory’s annual juried show returns for the fourth year, featuring artists living within 100 miles of Cleveland, using paper to create works in sculpture, printmaking, photography, painting and mixed media. The show features 60 works, chosen from 138 submissions by 80 artists.

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500  “Walk All Over Waterloo.”

 “Taken From Nature- James Leslie Workshop and Geno Luketic Workshop.”  Visit the link below for more information on both of these workshops and to register.  Cost $75.

Cleveland Institute of Art, 11610 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, 800.223.4700,   “Visiting Artists: Yasuhisa Kohyama, Wakae Nakamoto and Ingrid Luders.”  10:00am  Ingrid Luders will demonstrate Ikibana flower arrangement.  Reinberger Gallery.  11:45am – 1:00pm Yasuhisa Kohyama and Wakae Nakamoto will each give a lecture about their work in clay.  Peter B. Lewis Auditorium.   Open to the public.  (2nd Image Above)

Cleveland State University 1899 E 22nd, Cleveland, 216.687.2103, Forced Perspective: The Story of Artist Derek Hess-Movie Screening.” 6PM Rception 7 pm Film.  A couple of years ago, filmmaker Nick Cavalier became intrigued by the work of Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess. He got the urge to know the story behind Hess’ tension-filled work, which first appeared on concert films and flyers and later in his fine art, with images that have become popular on T-shirts and tattoos.  As he learned about the demons Hess overcame to become a successful artist, his film grew into an hour-and-a-half documentary feature.  It was screened at numerous film festivals last year and it’s now ready for its official release.  You can see it at Cleveland State’s Main Classroom Auditorium, with a reception at 6pm, the screening at 7pm and a discussion afterward with Hess and Cavalier. It’s part of CSU radio station WCSB 89.3FM’s 40thanniversary.

Edinboro University of PA. “Lauren Gallaspy Workshop.”  Info in 3rd image above.

Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory “NOC’s Second Annual Potcha Kucha Presentation.”  Presentation 7-9pm.  Please RSVP with Todd if you haven’t already.

Screw Factory 13000 Athens Ave., Lakewood www.screwfactory  “Spring Open Studio.”  Open 6-10 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Lauren Herzak Bauman, Stephanie  Craig, and Todd Leech.

Upcoming Theresa Yondo Classes
Class will begin April 6 and end May 11 (6weeks).  Chagrin Falls Art Walk May 6 and 7.  Hours to follow in next email blast. WHEN Begins Wed. April 6 for 6 weeks.  TIME Wednesday morning 11:00-1:30 pm or Wednesday evening 6:00-8:30 pm. FEE Class fee is $150.00 which includes most materials.  Reserve your spot by email, or phone 440/338/6219.  WHAT Hand building and wheel work is offered.  This session I will be making vases. Interested in learning something specific?  We can explore that too.  What to Bring You may want to bring an apron, towel and paint brushes.  I can show you what brushes to purchase the first day of class.   WHO Adults or young old souls! WHERE Located in Novelty (AKA Russell Township) in the barn out back.  13796 Chillicothe Rd (AKA State Route 306)  Novelty, Ohio 44072  To reserve your space; email or phone 440/338/6219.  Want to schedule a PRIVATE PARTY Contact Theresa for more information.         

Monday, March 28, 2016


Cleveland Institute of Art  11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106  Rebecca Chappel Lecture.  10:00 am  Peter B. Lewis Auditorium.
Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185,  "NeoGeo Artist Dialogue:  Gianna Commito, Eric Neff, Amy Yoes and (NOC's Own) Amy Sinbondit."  6:30 pm.    Free and Open to the Public.

Thursday, March 24, 2016


3. 25

Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185,  “Animal As Muse.”  Through August 14th.

Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd, Cleveland, 216.421.7350,  “The Flowering of the Botanical Print.”  Through July 3rd.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016



Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.687.2103,  “Go Figure.  Empty Gestures.  And the Ornamental Impulse:  Form, Patter and Color.”  Conversation- 4 pm.  Opening-  5-8pm.  

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020  “Reinvention.”  Opening 5:30-8pm

Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185,  Thu 3/10-Sun 8/14.  The Akron Art Museum is really getting into organizing shows around popular topics. Its exhibition Snack is currently on view, and now it’s being joined by Animals as a Muse, reflecting an even more popular subject.  Drawn from the museum’s own collection, the show will feature a variety of furry, feathered, swimming and crawling critters filtered through diverse artistic lenses, and demonstrating how animals inspire creativity. The show includes photographs, paintings, drawing and mixed media assemblages and will include hands-on, interactive elements. It will be on view through Sun 8/14.


Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., Cleveland 216.621.2900  Thursday 3/10 @ 6PM.  Fri 3/11 @ 6-9PM
At its core, printmaking is the craft of disseminating fine art. And for decades, the Northeast Ohio scene was spotty at best. That is until the cooperative, fine art printmaking workshop Zygote Press started up in 1996.  Soon its organizers discovered what began as a zygote of an idea was warmly embraced by an arts community starving for a collective vision where artists were encouraged to produce fine art prints. Today, this nonprofit is an epicenter of creative expression for printmakers and artists in its E 30th St. location, as well as throughout Cleveland neighborhoods.  Zygote Press celebrates its 20th anniversary with the “Lovin’ Spoonful” fundraiser taking place Thu 3/10 at Tastebuds Restaurant next door to its workshop, as well as with retrospective exhibition ReUNITE, which opens a day later and features artworks by Christi Birchfield, Reverend Albert Wagner, Laurence Channing and Audra Skoudas.  (Image Above)

Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village  “Annual Juried Show.”  Opening 7-9pm.
Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981.  “In Search of Red and Other Stories:  From the Collection of Peter Cohen.”  

Tremont Art Walk.


Art House 3119 Denison Ave., Cleveland 216.398.8556,  “Art House's first annual chili cook-off.”  Opening 1-4pm.   The first 100 people will receive a bowl made by one of the artists including Chris Dodson, John Klassen, Kate McDermott, (Noc’s Own)John Miyazawa, Kabid Syed and Brinsley Tyrell. You get tastes of all 10 contenders and a bowl of your favorite. Tickets are $15 (12 & up) $5 for children. Call for tickets at:216-398-8556. All proceeds go to benefit Art House, Inc..

Transformer Station 1460 W.29th Street, Cleveland, “Unfixed.”  Opening 2PM.  Unfixed, the current exhibit at the Transformer Station, celebrates every photographer’s and photo collector’s nightmare: the fading and disappearance of the photographic image. The show features works that are deliberately unstable, creating an object that changes over time, engaging ideas of the passage of time, mortality and memory. Some were made specifically for this show which runs through Sun 4/3.  Want to know more about what these images and objects are trying to convey? Dr. Kate Albers, an art professor at the University of Arizona, will give a lecture at the Transformer Station on “The Ephemeral Photograph: From Salt Prints to Snapchat.” It’s free.

Theresa Yondo Show Info:  Still Point Gallery and The h' ART of Chagrin.  On March 12 from 2-6 p.m. Still Point Gallery, LITTLE ITALY 2026 Murray Hill Road (The Schoolhouse Galleries) #108, will host a special event to celebrate Women's History Month and  On March 18 from 6-9 p.m. The h'ART of Chagrin, 100 North Main St.#220, will also host a special event to celebrate Woman's History Month.  Theresa will have additional work at both of these sites.  Theresa fortunately will be at NCECA (ceramic conference) but unfortunately will not be able to attend the March 18th event. 

Plan the year out at Ohio Ceramic Supply!  Here’s the upcoming workshop list!!!
Here’s the schedule for 2016:

·         April 2 (Cbus) April 3 (Kent)
o   Geno Luketic (Yellow Springs)
o   James Leslie (Akron)
·         May 20 (Cbus) May 21 (Kent)
o   Bonnie Cohen (Akron)
·         July 30 (Cbus) July 31 (Kent)
o   Alex Kraft (Atlanta)
·         October 15 (Cbus) 16 (Kent)
o   Matt Nolen (NYC)
·         November 19 (Cbus) – Columbus only
o   Brenda Quinn

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “At Table:  Cleveland Culinaria.”  Opening 6-9pm.  This is an exciting Event that has been in the works for months and months!  Our town KNOWS good food, thanks to the wealth of highly creative culinary artists who live in Northeast Ohio. On Friday, March 4, come see what happens when 27 visual artists partner up with some of Cleveland’s most creative culinary innovators to transform the Heights Arts gallery into five unique, themed installations that speak to the art of food through the materials we use to eat and drink.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Lynne Lofton, Sandy miller, Eva Kwong, Lauren Herzak-Bauman, Andrea LeBlond, Bill brouillard, Susan Gallagher, Sharon Grossman and Judith Salomon! (Image Above)

The Nicholson B. White Gallery at St. Paul’s Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights.  “Shaping Color:  Paper and Clay.”  Opening 5-7pm.  Featuring NOC’s own Andrea LeBlond!  

Brick Ceramic + Design, 420 East 161st. Street Cleve. “Brick Gallery Grand Opening!”  6:45-10pm.  Join us for the grand opening of our new gallery space! The work featured is a display of all the projects BRICK has been working on as well as samples of our glazes. Coinciding with this event is the Grand Opening of Six Shooter Coffee Located in the same building as our gallery and using the cups we made in our studio! Come out at 6:45pm for the big reveal! 

Also going on this evening if you are in the neighborhood is Walk All Over Waterloo!

Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland,, 216.481.7722  “Darius Steward-Pressure.”  Opening 5-10pm. Cleveland’s Darius Steward is just starting to catch the eye of Cleveland art lovers. He got his undergraduate degree at the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2008, then spent two years getting his MFA at the University of Delaware before coming back here. 

Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,  “CAN Journal Spring Launch Party.”  Opening 5-8pm. That same night, Bonfoey will be having an opening reception for their new exhibition Gleanings, featuring works by Ron Barron. Some of us look around and bemoan the litter that despoils our streets, gutters, roadsides and parks. Artist Ron Barron looks around and sees the elements for creativity. He began colleting trash from the streets of New York in 2010 and arranging it on a scanner bed to produce his abstract compositions. He followed that up with a similar transformation of junk scooped up from Long Island and Lake Erie.


Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029    “From Woman IX.”  Opening Sunday  3:30-5pm.  34 local and regional women artists from Northeast and Central Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania will exhibit 148 works created in a variety of media.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Theresa Yondo!