Friday, June 24, 2016

Waterloo Arts Fest 6.25 Noon—7PM

North Collinwood's FREE Summer arts bash takes place this Saturday, June 25th from Noon to 7PM.

The Waterloo Arts Fest encourages hands-on creativity, promotes active imagination, and engages the community in celebration of the arts in our region. This summer festival serves as an opportunity for the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District residents to welcome fellow artists, families, friends, and neighbors from the greater Cleveland area to experience their vibrant and diverse community.

Young and old, alternative and traditional, urban and suburban—all are welcome. Directions & Parking

Morgan Paper Conservancy Opening 6.24, 6:30PM

The Morgan Paper Conservancy presents Julie McLaughlin and Masha Ryskin June 24 – August 6, 2016. The Opening reception is Friday, June 24th, 6:30-8:30PM.
Iowa-based artist Julie McLaughlin has been working with handmade paper in a sculptural way for the better part of 20 years. Trained as a printmaker, but with a history in theatre costuming she has combined many of her artistic avenues to create wearable and non-wearable handmade paper garments.

Masha Ryskin
Russian-born artist Masha Ryskin is currently based in Rochester, NY and Providence, RI. She uses a variety of media, including drawing and painting, printmaking, installation and fibers. Her work is concerned with landscape and its elements as a metaphor for memory, history and passage of time.

Free, Secure Reception Parking: via East 45th Street 'Garden' entrance (one way running South between Payne & Commerce)
1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

PechaKucha Night CLE 6.24, 7PM

Join PechaKucha Night CLE June 24th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A PechaKucha Night event features 10–12 rapid presentations about everything from architecture and design to fashion and technology.

Doors will open at 7PM, presentations will begin in the Palava Hut Pavillion JUST INSIDE the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo main gate promptly at 8:20PM and be over by 10:20PM. We encourage everyone to show up a bit early and enjoy a beverage and some conversation before the presentations get started to ensure you find a place to park and a seat. Attendees should park in the Zoo's main parking lot just outside the Main Entrance.

Night Market Cleveland 6.24

Authentically Asian, uniquely Cleveland is the unofficial theme behind a brand-new summertime event that debuted last year with the high hopes of drawing different groups together. The Night Market Cleveland enters its second season from 5-11pm Fri 6/24 along E. 21st between St. Clair Avenue and Superior Avenue. This summer soiree features 120 food, arts and crafts vendors along with musicians. 

"It’s kind of a blend of a maker market, a food show, a farmer’s market, as well as a concert series. Basically, the idea was to take a community and kind of like throw it up on the board for all of Cleveland to experience. There’s a big art component because that area has a big set of artists. It’s also representing the Asian community as well, so it’s kind of a blend and a representation of that culture and the creative community that surround the event."—Night Market CLE event coordinator Brendan Trewella []

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'This One's For Mitzie' @ Verne Gallery 6.26

Beauty and Chaos: This One's For Mitzie

Michael Verne's friend and a foremost contemporary Japanese print expert, author, and Tokyo gallery owner Norman Tolman will give a talk 2PM on Sunday, June 26  called "This One's For Mitzie". And don't miss Beauty and Chaos opening June 25th 5:30-8:30PM. Meet one of the top contemporary painters and printmakers in the world, Daniel Kelly of Kyoto, Japan.

Friday, June 17, 2016

AAWR announces 2016 NEW NOW juried exhibition

The Artists Archives of the Western reserve announces the 2016 NEW NOW juried exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY: This juried exhibition is open to living artists of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga,
Erie, Huron, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Summit, and
Wayne counties.

ACCEPTED MEDIA: Painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, mixed media,
assemblage, collage, ceramics glass, installations, video & film, photography, jewelry  will be accepted if it is made using metal smithing or hand-formed using unique materials or techniques. Printmaking must be original —no giclee reproductions of work done in other media.

PRESENTATION: 2-D work cannot exceed 8’ in height or 50 lbs. in weight. 2-D
work should be appropriately framed and ready to hang (neutral matting only, glass or acrylic where applicable, frames must be strong enough to hold the weight of the piece). 3-D work cannot exceed 8’ in height or 100 lbs. in weight. Work not properly presented for exhibition at the time of delivery will not be accepted.

ENTRY FEES/DATES: A total of three entries may be submitted for $40 and up to 3 additional entries at $10 a piece. Entries accepted from March 7th to July 6th, 2016.

CASH AWARDS: Awards of $750, $500, $250 will be given out by the awards juror, an additional award of $250 will be chosen by popular vote. Images of award winning work will be featured in the show catalog and all accepted artists will be listed in the catalog. Awards will be presented at the opening reception.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mont Surfaces and Susie Frazier Collaborate

Mont Surfaces, one of the largest suppliers of fine surface materials in the Midwest, and Susie Frazier, a highly recognized Cleveland artist and designer of Earthminded Style®, announce a strategic partnership based upon a shared vision of wellness through reflective design. Combining Mont’s expertise in innovative trends and fine surface materials with Susie’s design-centered connection to nature, they plan to empower consumers to awaken their individuality through home improvements. Together, Mont Surfaces and Susie Frazier are collaborating around lifestyle, art, nature, natural stone and creative surface materials to inspire consumers to initiate personal renewal. Read full announcement here.

37th Annual Tri-C Jazzfest June 23-25th

Join Tri-C and KeyBank for Keyed Up for JazzFest, a FREE outdoor JazzFest kickoff event. Enjoy Parade the Circle puppets, live music, Cavs Scream Team, food trucks, dancing and more from 12:30-1:30PM on Friday, June 24th under the chandelier at Playhouse Square. More Info.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios 6.17, 5–9PM

The Eileen Dorsey Studio presents The American Landscape. This Friday, Eileen Dorsey features work inspired by her travels through the United States. These paintings describe the lush landscape of our country through her unique mark making and with her keen sense of color and composition.

The reception will be from 5–9PM, Friday during 78th Street Studios monthly art walk, 1305 West 80th St. Cleveland, OH 44102, Suite 105.

Every third Friday of the month, the artists at the 78th Street Studios open their doors to the public for an evening of art, music and performances. This arts complex is home to over 60 galleries and studios. Each space has their own style and vibe. This coordinated art walk is from 5-9. Feel free to bring your friends, family, and even your dog with this free event.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016 Parade the Circle Sat., June 11th @Noon

For 26 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt-dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment, and food, is presented by University Circle Inc.

2016 Parade the Circle
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Wade Oval
Parade at 12 noon

Parade theme: Temenos
Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rain or shine

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ceramics Invitational at AAWR 5.26, 5:30–8PM

Mary Urbas, Gallery Director at Lakeland Community College, has over 35 years of experience as a gallery owner, curator, teacher and consultant. Urbas’ careful selections 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.

Opening wine and cheese reception: Thursday, May 26th from 5:30–8PM.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd
Cleveland, OH 44106