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Thursday, January 26, 2017


Kent State University Art Gallery, 325 Terrace Drive, Kent.  330.672.2760  “Biennial Faculty Show.”  Opening 5-7pm.  

Harris-Stanton Gallery, 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “New Directions.”  Opening 5:30-8pm.  The Harris Stanton Gallery in Akron will be celebrating the beginning of the New Year with an exhibition featuring emerging young artists that have received training from art schools in the Northeast Ohio region. Nathan Prebonick of the University of Akron, Natalie Petrosky of Kent State University, and Rachel Shelton of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Gallery Owner, Meg Harris, will provide a lecture of the exhibition midway through the opening reception.

Museum of Contemporary Art, 11400 Euclid Ave., CLE 216.421.8671, “Four New Shows.”  Opening 7 pm.  The relationship of the spine to labor is just one many different notions explored beautifully at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), which unveils four artistic explorations of different elements of the human condition. (Image Above)

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St., CLE 216.721.9020 “The Electrostatic Man:  The Art of Miller Horns.”  Opening  reception 5-8pm.

Sculpture Center, 1834 East 123rd St., CLE 216.229.6527  “Window to Sculpture Emerging Artists Series Keith Lemly and Christy Wittmer:  New Works.”  Opening 5-8pm.  

Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314  “Three New Shows.”  Opening 6-9pm. Spaces first set of shows in the new space will feature three artists who are “exploring issues of local and international significance.” Philadelphia artist Imani Roach’s show Havens reaches back to the pre-Civil Rights era when segregation, even in the north to some degree, required that African-American travelers be aware of where to find businesses they could patronize. He explores where such businesses were located in Cleveland.  In Except as Punishment for Crime, Cleveland’s Anthony Warnick looks at how the “prison-industrial complex” has used inmates as labor in private factories. Also on view will be four episodes of Astro Black, a video series by NYC’s Soda_Jerk dealing with the strange mythology of the late musician Sun Ra.

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457  “Spotlight Gallery Jeanne Regan.”  Opening 6-9pm. Painted stencil prints by Jeanne Regan, in the Japanese technique of katazome.

Canopy Collective, 3910 Lorain Ave., CLE   “Current.”  Opening 7 pm.   16 artists of different mediums and disciplines together to collaborating to create an immersive sound, visual and movement environment. This is part one of this seven-part art series.  Admission is $10.  Proceeds to benefit local basic needs/homelessness support organization.

Thursday, January 19, 2017


Gelbke Art Gallery, Hiram College, 12000 Winrock Rd., Hiram  “Fired in Freedom.”  Opening 5-7pm.  An exhibition of ceramics fired in the Freedom Township wood-fired kiln by a select community of artists.  Featuring work by NOC’s own Bill Brouillard, John Miyazawa, Billy Ritter and Todd Leech. (Image Above)

Cleveland State University Art Gallery, 1307 Euclid Ave., CLE 216.687.2103,  “Four New Shows.”  Opening 4-8pm.The Galleries at CSU opens four distinctive new shows in different media with radically different presentations to liven up the winter art show season by artists who have won reputations in their fields for their previous work.  They include Miriam Norris Omura’s Ghosts and Strangers featuring dyed tencel weavings; Susan Squires’ From There to Here — geometric encaustic/mixed media abstractions; Paper Shadows, a film by noted experimental filmmaker Robert Banks which reflects on issues of race, gender, class, exploitation and mass media images; and an installation of hand-embroidered christening gowns and other handcrafted items by Anne Kmieck, whose Riparazioni (Reparations): Meditations on the Fullness of Being (Woman), reflect on the lives of eleven historical women who made significant contributions to church and society.  The evening kicks off with a conversation with the artists at 4pm, followed by a reception from 5-8, which includes Illuminations of Identity, a dance performance by Kathy Diehl, Jenna Hanlon and Lisa Yanofsky, with musician Mike McNamara. The shows run through Sat 2/25

78th Street Studios, 1300 West 78th Street, CLE  “Third Fridays” 5-9pm.

At E11even 2 Gallery at 78th Street.  “The Boardroom.”  It’s not like you don’t see artist-decorated skateboards at the E11even 2 Gallery in the 78th Street Studios all the time. They fit with the gallery’s core mission: showing affordable art inspired by popular culture.  But for the next show, they’ll pulling out ALL the stops and filling their gallery space with them in The Boardroom, a skateboard art show featuring 70 skateboard deck designed by 30 artists. 

Valley Arts Center, 155 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls “It’s Elemental:  Fire & Water.”  Opening 6-8pm.  

Cleveland Print Room (in Artcraft Building), 2550 Superior Ave, Suite 102, CLE 216.401.5981  “Inside Outside.”  Opening Recption 5-9pm.  

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Friday, January 13, 2017

1.13-15 Happy New Year

Heights Art Gallery, 2175 Lee Road, Cleveland Hts., 216.371.3457 “Likeness.”  Opening Reception 6-9pm.  Curated by and including work from NOC’s own Sharon Grossman. “You can have a portrait without just depicting someone’s face,” says guest curator Sharon Grossman. “All of these artists challenge the notion of portraiture by using traditional media in non-traditional interpretations.”  The artists participating are painter Sarah Curry, ceramicist Susan Gallagher, painter on fabric Bernadette Glorioso, mixed media artist David King, photographer Daniel Levin, and fiber artist Mary Ann Tipple, fiber arts. One wall will be dedicated to self portraits by the artists. The show includes a set of self-portraits by the artists.
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Ursuline College Wasmer Gallery 2550 Lander Road, CLE  “Tricia Kaman:  Women in Reverie.”  Opening Reception 5-8pm.  

Walkabout Tremont.  6-10pm. While galleries aren’t as numerous as they used to be, there are still plenty of places offering art to look at, including the Hartshorn Gallery where Lila Rose Cole’s abstract paintings, by turns turbulent and serene, are still on view; Doubting Thomas, showing the work of Terrie Gerrard and Studio Lebeau, featuring the neo art of Jeff Chiplis.

Summit Artspace, 140 E. Market St., Akron “FRESH Juried Art Exhibition.”  Opening 5-8pm.   “The 33 pieces were selected by University of Akron Myers School of Art professor Charles Beneke from 71 entries, who says they project “a sense of unease and trepidation — our world is unsettled; our political climate is divisive; big changes are impending.” Many of them reflect on the recent election, as well as changes in world cultures, questions of personal identity and the exploration of space.”

Zygote Press, 1410 East 30th St., CLE 216.621.2900  “Let’s Talk About Love Baby:  The Love Library.”  Opening 6-8pm.

Harris-Stanton Gallery, 2301 West Market Street, Akron, 330.867.7600,  “New Directions.”  Visit Website for Opening Reception Hours.

Transformer Station, 1460 W.29th Street, CLE “Heavy the Sea:  Works by Esther Teichmann.”  Opening 7-9pm.  

Beck Center, 17801 Detroit Ave. Lakewood, 216.521.2540  “Milt Hinton:  Keeping Time.”  Phone for Opening Hours.

Juma Gallery, 20100 Chagrin Blvd., Shaker Heights 216.295.1717  “Dawn Tekler.”  Opening 6-8pm.

Spaces, 2900 Detroit Ave, CLE 216.621.2314  “Spaces New Gallery Opening Weekend.” To celebrate, SPACES is throwing a weekend-long party showcasing the new Hingetown location and its surrounding neighborhood as well as the Cleveland’s arts community. Tickets can be purchased for a variety of attractions including a VIP roving dinner Saturday evening from 6-8pm, and a “super hot housewarming” dance party with DJ Genna Petrolla from 8pm-midnight, with installations and performances all over the building. On Sunday from noon-5pm there will be free tours of the new facility, with light refreshments and drop-in performances by St. Paul, Minnesota new music chamber ensemble Zeitgeist.


Sandusky Cultural Center, 2130 Hayes Avenue, Sandusky 419.625.1188  “Under Wraps.”  Opening 1-4pm.  Featuring work by NOC’s own Todd Leech along with Gary Spinosa, Erik Anderson, Justin Brennan, Marsha Gray Carrington, Paul Coleman, Dan Corrigan, Justin Delli Bovi, Matthew Gallagher, Nina Huryn, and Irene Maginniss.