For 28 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland—Parade The Circle. 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.
Figure drawing as spectator sport? Four established figure and drawing groups will meet and draw against time and each other for the amusement of an engaged audience. Think World Wrestling Federation meets Art School meets Cabaret.
Drawn & Quartered IX 6.3 7–10PM
Ninth Annual Life Drawing Competition
June 3rd, 2017 The Transformer Station 1460 W 29th St in Hingetown Cleveland, OH 44113
Slavic Village Development presents its fourth annual Rooms to Let: CLE. The event originated in Columbus with a similar theme, but Cleveland’s event has outlived its southern predecessor.
Rooms to Let returns to Slavic Village from noon to 7PM on Saturday, May 20, and noon to 5PM on Sunday, May 21. This year’s event includes more than 100 art installations in vacant homes and empty lots on three streets throughout the neighborhood. In addition to the installations, the weekend includes live music, as well as interactive and performance art. This year’s curators are local artists Dana DePew, Loren Naji, Dott von Schneider and Omid Tavakoli, and the transformed homes are located at 6627 Lansing, 6808 Gertrude and 5804 Hosmer Avenue.
The epicenter of this year’s event is the Polish American Cultural Center at 6501 Lansing Avenue, with an artisan market, live music, food, beverages and parking. Saturday’s performances include p.stoops at 12:30, the Admirables at 2PM, Doc Robinson at 3:30PM and HoneyBucket at 5PM. Sunday’s music lineup is headlined by Mourning [A] Blkstr at 3:30PM, preceded by Marcus Alan Ward at 12:30PM and Curtail at 2PM.
Not far away, local photographer Steve Mastroianni hosts an open house for Silver Scuro, his new photography studio at 5322 Fleet Avenue. A longtime resident of Tremont, Mastroianni moved into Slavic Village just last month. One of the only studios in Cleveland offering traditional film portraits, shot and hand-processed on black and white film and silver gelatin paper, the new, larger space allows for more in-house portrait and studio work.
Stop in to see the new studio from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday during Rooms to Let, and become part of a new portrait collage being created for the event. On Sunday, Malphonia will be performing on the sidewalk outside the studio.
RANGE, ink, hand-ground maple charcoal, paper, steel, 55" x 89"
TWO TALENTED ARTISTS, George Kozmon and Loren Naji will be having an opening reception from 5 to 7PM THIS Thursday, May 4th at the new Gallery W at the American Greetings Creative Studios world headquarters. An exhibition of monumental works, “Splendid Dissonance: Monumental Works by George Kozmon and Loren Naji” will be on display Friday, June 30th.
Laura and Gary Dumm, “Old King Coal,” acrylic on canvas
“Public Conscience” a showcase of Northeast Ohio illustrators and graphic designers currently on display at Heights Arts. Because designers and illustrators’ work appears in books or other commercial materials—not galleries or museums—they can become isolated from “the art world” after getting their degrees. As curator Dave Kingnotedin promotional materials for the exhibit, “People see the work of illustrators and graphic artists in print form but they don’t see the original work. Because of this disconnect, [i]llustrators and graphic designers are frequently not viewed as artists.” Heights Arts wishes to promote their artasart.
“Public Conscience” is stronger as a display of designers and illustrators’ talents than it is an anthology of social criticism. This is simply because not every contributed artwork is political. Some are avowedly apolitical. This doesn’t mean these work aren’t engaging; they very often are.
“Public Conscience” runs through April 16 at Heights Arts. The gallery is located at 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. On Thursday March 30, at 7PM several artists will give talks at “Ekphrastacy.” The event will also include readings of original poems by area wordsmiths Jeffrey Bowen, Clarissa Jakobsons, Chuck Joy, and Emily Troia. For more information, please call 216-371-3457 or go to heightsarts.org.
The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is proud to present American Fiber, their fifth annual and first national juried exhibition. After many years of hosting regional juried exhibitions, and after many years of requests, submissions from all artists living in the United States for this year's exhibition were accepted.
The show features works in sculpture, printmaking, photography and painting that are unified by their use of paper as an artistic medium. This year, 205 artworks from 110 artists living in 18 states were received with 50 artworks from 46 artists being selected.
The aim of exhibition is to showcase the versatility of paper as an artistic medium and to bring together striking and evocative work by leaders in this art form. You're invited to help kick off the 2017 gallery season at the opening reception for American Fiber: Friday, March 31, 6 – 9PM.
1754 E. 47th Street Cleveland, OH 44103 Free, Secure Reception Parking: via East 45th Street 'Garden' entrance(one way running South between Payne & Commerce)
Tuesday, February 7, at 7PM Brews + Prosepartners with theNortheast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA)program to present Amy Gustine, author of the "devastating, funny, and astonishingly frank" (Karen Russell) short story collection, You Should Pity Us Instead. Joining Amy are Brandon North and Rebecca Spagnuolo, two talented and promisinggraduate student writers from the NEOMFA program. More about all of our authors below.
Amy Gustine is the author of the widely praised story collection You Should Pity Us Instead, which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist. The New York Times Book Review called her collection an "affecting and wide-ranging debut” and the book appeared on many “best of” lists, including the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Best of 2016: 100 Recommended Books.” Her work received special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology and she was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2016. Gustine is from Toledo, Ohio.
Brandon North is a poetry candidate in the NEOMFA program, through which he works for the Cleveland State Poetry Center. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he also has roots in the Cumberland Gap area, where both of his grandfathers were coal miners and even worked together for a time. His work has recently appeared in decomP and the UnLost Journal, and he is currently working on poems that leave holes for many types of people to mine. Rebecca Spagnuolo is a fiction student at the NEOMFA. As always, those of you who would like to eat before the event should make reservations or arrive early--we'll be setting up shop in the Ohio City Room at Market Garden Brewery. Keep in mind that Amit's books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Mac's Backs. Meanwhile, we continue to offer what we think is the best literary deal in town: buy a book and get a free beer.
A Scott Pickering / Derek Hess collaboration piece featured in their collaborative show Friday, February 17th at the Derek Hess Gallery.
The Third Friday art walk at the 78th Street Studios is the largest art and design complex in Northeast Ohio, filled with over 60 retail galleries, artist studios, design showrooms, and other creative spaces all under one roof. Every third Friday of the month the 78th Street Studio tenants open their doors to the public for a free art walk from 5–9PM.