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Thursday, August 11, 2016



Morgan Conservatory, 1754 E. 47th Street, Cleveland, 216.361.9255,  “Confluence:  Twelve Collaborations.” Opening 6:30 – 8:30 pm.   The Morgan is pleased to host this group exhibition of well-known American paper artists who have partnered with printmakers, calligraphers and surface designers to create collaborative work that ranges from prints to books and everything in between. Not only do these collaborations allow the Morgan to exhibit work from some of the top artists and papermakers in the country, but it allows for unique works to be borne out of combining the creative powers of two such artists.  Exhibition runs through September 16.
Bay Arts, 28795 Lake Road, Bay Village.  “Mary Ann Sedivy:  Intuitive Variations and Dean Shaffer:  Studies from Direct Observation.”Opening 7-9pm. With intuition as a guide, artist Mary Ann Sedivy explores abstract compositions. This collection of spontaneous fresh paintings have underpinnings of the landscape and elements of structures. Energetic brush work paired with vibrant color accentuate the improvisational nature of these works. Artist Dean Shaffer examines the natural order revealed through the process of studying the connections of visual elements. Shaffer’s paintings represent an attempt to discover and understand better, by means of direct experience of seeing, these connections.

Walkabout Tremont. 5-10pm.  

LOOP Gallery 2180 W. 11th St., Tremont “Graphic artist Nathan Ward _ solo show.”  Opening 6pm-10pm with refreshments and music by DJ YESYES and John Elliott.  The show runs until September 8th.

 The Next NOC Event Thursday, August 25th.  7-9pm!  

Stephanie Miller-Davis is hosting a Studio Visit and Potluck at her home studio.  Address: 28450 Emery Road, Orange Village, OH Please bring a dish to share and we will have a fun evening of hanging out!  Please RSVP to Stephanie at  so we have an idea of how many are attending.

Wood Kiln Construction Workshop October 15-29, 2016 at Tabor Cottage, near Butler, Ohio BRUCE DEHNERT This will be a hands-on experience, building a wood-fired kiln and (if possible) firing it for the first time. If you’re interested in kiln construction, wood-firing and work well with others, this workshop is for you. Dehnert has built kilns all over the U.S. and in other countries, including the first soda kiln in China. Since receiving his MFA from Alfred University, He has taught at universities around the world, including Hunter College and Parsons School of Design in New York City, the School of Art in New Zealand, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak on the island of Borneo and UMASS Dartmouth in Massachusetts. He has been published in, among others, Studio Potter , Ceramics Monthly, Clay Times, Ceramics Art and Perception and New Zealand Potter. He has received many awards for his work, including three Fletcher Challenge International Awards, the Carnegie Premiere Prize for Works on Paper, and the 2007 New Jersey Artist Fellowship Award. Bruce is currently head of Ceramics at Peters Valley Craft Center in Layton, New Jersey. Tabor is in Ohio’s Amish country. It belongs to the Sisters of the Transfiguration and is home to two members of the Order. Please do plan to bring a half-dozen bisqued pieces to fire in the new kiln (we hope). There will be glazes you can use if you’d like. Workshop Tuition $575 for the workshop, which will last 10 days to two weeks, depending on how quickly the work goes. Participants are invited to stay in our guest house and share family style meals at no additional cost - there will be a bed for each - most rooms will be shared with one or two others, and you will need to tidy up after yourselves. For those who prefer, we are next door to a nice KOA camp. Butler and Loudonville, Ohio are both 6 or 8 miles away. For more information or to enroll contact the Sisters at

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