Openings, shows, Workshops, job postings, equipment, & anything else that might involve the northern
Ohio clay community.

Monday, May 30, 2016


Kent State University Art Gallery, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent.  330.672.2760  “Lauren Gallaspy Lecture.”  6 pm.  Room 165 in the Center for Visual Arts.  For more info visit:

Thursday, May 26, 2016


 Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St. Cleveland, 216.721.9020 “Ceramics Invitational Exhibition.”  Opening 5:30-8pm. The Cleveland arts community has been known as a stronghold for what some might refer to as the “crafts” branch of visual arts — things like ceramics. But what Cleveland artists have done with these “crafts” has often been stunningly creative, taking them way out of the realm of everyday useful pieces into true artistic statements.  You will undoubtedly see some of these at the Ceramics Invititational at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, curated by Mary Urbas, the director of the gallery at Lakeland Community College. She’s pulled together clay pieces by 17 regional artists including NOC’s Own Diana Bjel, Susan Gallagher, Yumiko Goto, Lynne Norwood Lofton, Jenny Mendes, Sandy Miller, J. Derek O’Brien, Theresa Yondo  along with work by Jeffrey Allen, Tracy Ameen, Michael W. High, Eva Kwong, James Leslie, George Roby, Jack Rotar, Mindy Sand, and Brinsley Tyrrell.  “Urbas’ careful selections both exalt the alchemic quality of ceramics as the invocation of art from raw elements, as well as pay homage to the artist’s mastery of texture, painterly color and transmission of idea through form,” the gallery’s press release asserts.  (Image Above)


Akron Museum of Art, 1 S. High Street. Akron, 330.376.9185, AND  Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland 216.421.8671, “Myopia.”  Opening 7PM. “Myopia” opens at MOCA Fri 6/27 with a free party, a concert on the plaza and a DJ set by Mark Mothersbaugh. The Akron Art Museum opens its piece of Myopia Sat 5/28.  The MOCA section of the show is dedicated to experimentation, performance and sound, including the evolution of DEVO. Visitors will see Mothersbaugh’s early sketchbooks and ephemera, documentation of DEVO’s first performances, material relating to the band’s conceptual and career development and Mothersbaugh’s ongoing experimentation with manipulated musical instruments.  The Akron Art Museum will focus on Mothersbaugh’s visual art, including the 30,000 postcard-sized drawings that he has used throughout his career as the basis for his art. It will also feature recent sculpture, prints and rugs. 

Thursday, May 19, 2016


Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “Ekphrastacy- Artists Talk and poets respond.”  Talk at 7 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s Own Lynne Lofton and Stephanie Craig!  (Image Above)

Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029  “The May Show.”  Opening Reception 7-9pm.  


Hedge Gallery 1300 W.78th Street, Cleveland  “Optic Environments.”  Opening 5-9pm. HEDGE Gallery at 78th Street Studios has a brand new show for this month’s Third Fridays. Called Optic Environments, the show features new work by four artists: Matthew Gallagher (pictured), Sarah Hayes, Ashley Pastore and Dott von Schneider-Lanza. These artists work in media such as painting, print and collage to “create works that uncover more questions than answers.” 

Harris-Stanton Gallery 1370 W. 9th Street, Cleveland  “Terry Klausman:  New Drawings.”  Opening 6-8:30.

West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street, Cleveland  “Dawn Tekler and Don Pavlish (de)Construction.”  Opening 5-9pm. 

The Derek Hess Gallery.  West 78th Street Studios, 1300 W. 78th Street “You Are What You Wear.”  Opening 5-9PM.  Concert T-shirts, especially among heavy metal fans, are badges of belonging. They tell the world what you listen to, where you’ve been and even what you believe.  That’s the premise of You Are What You Wear, the one-night-only show at the Derek Hess Gallery at 78th Street Studios. It features a private collection of nearly 100 rare vintage band and concert T-shirts from the 1970s-90s, including bands such as Def Leppard, Dio, Destruction, Megadeth, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden and Venom.

Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “The Fixers, Start Here Finsh Here.”  Opening 6-9pm.  This Friday SPACES opens four major projects that focus on the political process, at a moment when all eyes are on this city. We'll debut a new commission by SWAP resident Roopa Vasudevan (Shanghai, China & Brooklyn, NY) about the real Ohio voter; The Fixers, by Kate Sopko (Cleveland, OH), which shows us the parts of Cleveland that RNC delegates most likely will not experience; Start Here. Finish Here, a selection of video and film works about the election cycle; and a mini-retrospective of political cartoons by Edward Freska. The opening reception is FREE and open to the public, and the artists will be in attendance.

Bonfoey Gallery, 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, 216.621.0178,  “Gary Bukovnick- Return of Spring.”  Opening 5-8PM. “Bukovnik’s work fuses sensual vitality with fluid colorations, creating floral images of tremendous depth and intensity,” says the gallery’s release.”  The following day, Sat 5/21 @10:30am, Bukovnik will give a gallery talk and painting demonstration and a member of the Greater Cleveland Orchid Society will talk as well.


Slavic Village, Cleveland.  “Rooms to Let.” Down but not out: that’s the message the Slavic Village is sending to Northeast Ohio.  Sure, the Cleveland community was ground zero of the financial foreclosure crisis but there are plenty of efforts underway to re-envision this proud neighborhood. In addition to Fleet Road construction nearly being finished, there’s the third annual Rooms To Let: CLE, which on Sat 5/21 transforms four East 54th Street homes into art installations. Basically, it’s an instant block party with snacks from Saucisson (artisan butcher), a beer garden sponsored by Platform Beer Company and live music.  Curating the homes will be architect designer Sai Sinbondit (3620 East 54th), as well as artists Dana DePew (3725 East 54th), Amy Krusinski Sinbondit (3620 East 54th), Scott Pickering (3603 East 54th) and Chris Webb (3725 East 54th).

Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, Cleveland, 216.401.5981  “Cleveland Project with Blessing Ngobeni.”  Opening 5-8pm.  Gallery Talk May 23rd at 1 pm.  

Friday, May 13, 2016


Walkabout Tremont.  
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  “The Potters Kitchen Annual Ceramics Exhibition and Sale.”  Open 7-9pm.  

Cleveland Ceramics Tour Weekend #2

Stop#1: Terra Vista Studios
1400 E 30th #401, Cleveland, OH 44114
Artists: Megan Dull, Yumiko Goto, Andrea LeBlond, Lynne Lofton and Robert Romeo.  Open 11-5pm. 

Stop#2: ArtCraft
2570 Superior Ave, 6th Floor Studios, Cleveland, OH 44114
Artists: Mark Yasenchack, Ikuko Miklowski and fellow studio artists. Open 11-6pm.  

Cleveland Flea 3615 Superior Ave.   9am-4 pm.  Featuring the work of NOC’s own Lauren Herzak-Bauman!


Kalman and Pabst, 3907 Perkins.  “2016 Fine Art Show.”  Open 5.13 from 5-10 pm.  Open 5.14  1-6pm.   Learn more & RSVP at: 

Tent Sharing Anyone?
If anyone is doing the Bay Arts Art and Music Festival on June 18 and would be interested in sharing their tent with a fellow potter, please contact me.  I just got the notice and they have a May 15 deadline on it, so not a lot of time. This is a juried show, and I’ve already juried in.  It is outside and they only provide the space.  Artists have to bring their own tables, chairs, and tents.  I normally only do inside shows, but this sounds like it could be fun.  Contact me at: if you want more info, or if already registered for this show, wouldn’t mind a person to share your tent!!

Thursday, May 5, 2016


First of All a Huge Congratulations to NOC’s Own Kristen Cliffel for winning a Cleveland Arts Prize this year!  Outstanding!  (Image Above!)

Art House 3119 Denison Ave., Cleveland 216.398.8556, “Welcome Laila Voss Event.” The Art House Board has organized an Open House to welcome their new Executive Director. Please join in welcoming her in a get-acquainted gathering. Discover Art House’s renewed mission, meet Laila and share in our enthusiasm. RSVPs are appreciated: 216-398-8556
Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd. Cleveland,, 216.481.7722  “Properties of Water:  New Paintings by Hilary Gent.” Opening 5-10pm.  

2731 Prospect, 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland 216.298.9071  “Emerge:  New Photography CLE and Familiars.”  Opening 6-9PM.  The latest pair of shows at the 2731 Prospect Gallery introduce Clevelanders to some new talent. Emerge: New Photography CLE features work by three photographers, who are starting to get national and even international attention, Jacob Koestler, Amelia Maslen and Dale Rothenberg.   The other show, Familiars, features the hand-sewn and embroidered soft sculpture of San Francisco artist Lauren DiCioccio. The photographers will participate in a panel discussion at the gallery at 7pm Tue 5/17, moderated by curator/collector/artist Laura Ruth Bidwell and artist/educator Joseph Minek.

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road  Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “Spotlight:  Linda Ayala.”  Opening 6-9pm.  A solo exhibition of drawings by Cleveland Heights artist Linda Ayala opens this Friday in our spotlight gallery space. Working in graphite on film, Ayala's new series of work reflects her interest in the relationship between food, medicine and nature. Dave King—gallery committee member and curator—notes, “Linda Ayala's intimate drawings have a sense of wonder and mystery. These highly detailed and sensitive drawings lure you to keep coming back for repeat viewing and when you do, you are rewarded with something new every time.” 

Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500  “Walk All Over Waterloo.” 5-10 pm.   

Upstairs Lorens Art Lounge, 15605 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, 216.692.9500 “18+ : Sex and AntiReality.”  Opening 5-10 pm.  

Cleveland Ceramics Studio Tour 2016

Saturday May 7th, 2016, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Stop #1: Hectic Studio
3619 Walton Ave, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44113
Artists: Stephanie Craig, Todd Leech, Katie McDermott, Billy Ritter and Ellie Kanaskie.

Stop #2: Bette Drake Studio
3619 Walton Ave, 2nd Floor, Cleveland, OH 44113
Artist: Bette Drake

Stop #3: BRICK
420 E. 161 St, Cleveland, OH 44110
Artists: Val Grossman and studio artist-members

Upcoming Next Week Part 2!

Saturday May 14th, 2016, 11:00am to 5:00pm

Stop#1: Terra Vista Studios
1400 E 30th #401, Cleveland, OH 44114
Artists: Megan Dull, Yumiko Goto, Andrea LeBlond, Lynne Lofton and Robert Romeo

Stop#2: ArtCraft
2570 Superior Ave, 6th Floor Studios, Cleveland, OH 44114
Artists: Mark Yasenchack, Ikuko Miklowski and fellow studio artists.

Spaces, 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland 216.621.2314  “NEO Student Art Show.”  Opening 3-5 pm. This week we're presenting work from students of Northeast Ohio's college art departments, including Oberlin College, Kent State University, Cleveland Institute of Art, and Cleveland State University.

Call For Entry:
Lakeland Community College 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, OH 44094, 440.525.7029
The Gallery at Lakeland Presents:

The 7th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition  May 19 – July 15, 2016  Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony: Thursday, May 19, 2015, 7 - 9 PM.  Awards presented at 7 PM, Reception follows.  Please visit for more entry information and application forms.  Juried from actual artworks.  Drop off: Saturday, May 7: 11 AM - 3 PM  Sunday, May 8: 10 AM - 2 PM  Monday, May 9: 10 AM - Noon and 4:30 PM - 8 PM  Entry Fee: $15 per artwork, maximum of 4 entries.  Entry fees fund the awards. $1500 Best in Show Cash Award. Over the past six years, we have given out $24,000 in cash awards.  Jurors:  Joanne Cohen, Executive Director & Curator of the Cleveland Clinic Art Program  Kim Webb, artist and Director of the Ohio Art League.