Friday, December 22, 2006

Adam Pate featured COSE member

Check out Adam's profile online by using the COSE link in the link's column.

Adam Pate
The Caricature Guy

Web site:

Business started: 1989

Type of work: I draw over 60 people per hour at parties, entertain and make personalized holiday caricature gifts for people. (hint, hint...)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Fun Link: Drawing from the inside out

Great link courtesy of Larry. Drawing a woman from the inside out. You'll need to have Flash player installed.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Crookneck Chandler hosts Sunday's Town Fryer Open Jam

Crookneck Chandler & the Tibbee Bottom Boys
(aka Smooth Mike and Rick Sockel of Mark C's Big Music parties)

December 17, 2006 @8pm
Hosting Town Fryer Open Jam
3859 E Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Cost: Free

Come on out for another great jam at the Fryer!

Skating with Santa! 12.17 Burning River Roller Girls

December 17
Skating with Santa!
12 - 3 p.m.
USA Skates, Wickliffe
Tickets are $2 with the official flyer (available at many locations around Cleveland) or $6 without. Rental skate costs are extra!

-Skate the day away with Santa and his Roller Elves!
-Get your picture with Santa & your favorite elf!
-Raise money for the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
-PLUS: Bake sale! Games and prizes! Gift Basket raffle! DJs & more!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Pentagon Gallery 24th Holiday Show 11.25

Pentagon Gallery's 24th Holiday Show reception is this Saturday, Nov. 25th from 6pm to 9pm. Our own Jack St. John is featured along with many other Cleveland artists in diverse media. Check it out.

Burning River Roller Girls 11.24 8pm-12am

Work off that turkey! with the Burning River Roller Girls

Black N' Blue Friday
Friday, November 24

United Skates of America
30325 Palisades Pkwy
Wickliffe, OH 44092

Monday, November 13, 2006

Holiday Party Sat. Dec. 2nd 7PM

Time again for the knock down, drag out bacchanal that is my holiday party. A little earlier this year to kick off the festive season. Hope to see you. Remember, it's a potluck so please bring something to share.


Friday, November 03, 2006

Wine & Food tasting at Fat Cats 11.13 at 7pm


Guest : Christoph Rimmele

$60 per person. Call 216.579.0200 to reserve a place.

Sweet Potato Crusted Shrimp (with thai dipping sauce) served with Wegler NV Riesling Sekt Brut

Hot & Sour Soup duck confit, preserved lemons, bamboo shoots served with Slatestone Riesling Dry & Weil Riesling Dry

Avacado & Orange Salad (roasted beet, arugula, lime dressing) served with Zilliken Butterfly Riesling (medium-dry) & Buhl Jazz Riesling (medium-dry)

Pan Roasted Pork Tenderloin( celery root-granny smith apple puree, cranberry, mustard pan sauce) served with Von Buhl Armand Kabinett & Monchhof Estate Riesling

Molton Lava Ginger Cake (coconut creme anglaise) served with Zilliken Riesling Auslese

Fat Cats
2061 West 10th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Thursday, November 02, 2006

The Nine Day Art Show Nov. 3rd through Nov. 12th

The Nine Day Art Show opened Friday, November 3rd, from 6 pm to 9 pm, in a gallery dedicated to this show in the Heisley Pointe Shopping Center, 9383 Mentor Avenue, in Mentor, Ohio. The show will be up from November 3rd through November 12th, and will be open from 12 noon to 8 pm. Much of the work will be figurative in nature. Artists include Darryl Nichols, Barb Konrad, Loretta Crookshank, Larry Zuzik, Matt Hietanen, Gayle Wolken, and students from area high schools. One of the drawings Darryl Nichols will be showing is on the front page of his website:

Friday, October 27, 2006


Wexner center for the arts

Three distinguished jurors
will review artwork in any media and select the
artists for the exhibition.

Elizabeth N. Armstrong
Orange County Museum of Art | Newport Beach, CA
Elizabeth Smith
Museum of Contemporary Art | Chicago
Hamza Walker
The Renaissance Society | The University of Chicago

APPLICATION DEADLINE | November 15, 2006
EXHIBITION | May 12—August 26, 2007

Wexner Center for the Arts | The Ohio State University | (614) 292-3535 | WEXARTS.ORG

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Cleveland Film Society Film (And Other) Arts Feasts

The Cleveland Film Society is proud to present the next two of eleven deliciously delightful Film (And Other) Arts Feasts! Don’t wait to reserve your spot. These hip happenings are sure to sellout but space is still available. 

FILM (AND OTHER ARTS) FEASTS are underway! Space is limited so purchase your tickets today.

The Glass House
Saturday, November 11, 7:30 p.m.
$50 per guest / limit 50 guests
Host: David K. Ream

As a self-taught glass artist, Brian Benchek ( founded Burning River Glass in downtown Cleveland to create an environment for himself and other glass artists. Brian currently teaches glass blowing at the Teacher Resource Center at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where his work was featured in the NEO Show. Brian's body of work now ranges from organic forms, blown and cold worked, which incorporate fused metal, to large contemporary chandeliers and installations comprised of hundreds to thousands of individual blown glass components.

Join us at Burning River Glass for an opportunity to see inside the studio and to learn about the art of contemporary glass blowing, including demonstrations. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Food for Thought
Wednesday, November 15, 7:30 p.m.
$50 per guest / limit 50 guests
Hosts: Jeff Baddeley and Joe Arezone

Feast! Magazine editor Laura Taxel and two food writers and regular contributors, Marilou Suszko and Carla Snyder, dish up the real story about what they do as culinary professionals... besides eat! They'll chat about their adventures... and misadventures in the kitchen and in the food biz. The menu also includes a side order of behind the scenes stories featuring the most amusing, amazing, and appalling things they've experienced in the line of duty, plus things they've learned along the way to make cooking and entertaining a true pleasure. These three will be joined by Bob Sferra, chef and director of culinary education at the Viking Store, for a demo of some great appetizers to serve for the holidays. All the panelists will be available for questions.

Don’t delay, space is limited! For full details or to purchase tickets visit or call Debby at 216.623.3456 x10.

The Cleveland Film Society is responsible for bringing the Cleveland International Film Festival to life every year. Your support of these fundraisers will help keep that vision alive.

Day of the Dead Parade Saturday 5pm

Day of the Dead Celebration 2006
“A Parade of Skulls and Skeletons”

The 28 of October, 2006

Salvador Gonzalez in collaboration with Café Bellas Artes, Artistas Latinos Independientes (ALI) Committee and St. Clair Superior Development Corporation are sponsoring a parade that will take place on October 28 to commemorate the Day of the Dead. The "Parade of Skeletons and Skulls" will start at 5 p.m. at Convivium 33 Gallery at Josaphat Arts Hall located at 1433 East 33rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

With this tradition in mind, 13 artists from the greater Cleveland community have come together to share their artistic visions of an "ofrenda."  Each "ofrenda" reflects the artist's personal beliefs and interpretation of a traditional offering in honor of his or her departed loved ones.

The "ofrendas" will be on display for public viewing on Saturday, October 28, from Noon to 10pm at Josaphat Arts Hall: Convivium 33 Gallery, 1433 East 33rd Street, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free.

Participating artists include:
• Robin VanLear • Alejandro Rivera • Yan Petroni • Martha Loughridge • JoAnn Giordano • Maria de Jesús de la Paz • Rafael Valdivieso • Angelica Pozo • Mark Jenks • Ana Duncan • Nina Vivian Huryn • Ana Luisa Sánchez • Salvador Gonzalez

Cool Cleveland issues recommendations

YES on Issue 2. Voting YES on Issue 2 will raise the minimum wage in Ohio by an amendment to the state constitution, and peg it to the rising Consumer Price Index. With poverty a major concern in NEO Ohio and the state, with the minimum wage at a 50-year low, with 700K Ohioans standing to benefit, it's difficult to vote against Issue 2. We don't like that it changes the Ohio Constitution, increases paperwork, and opens some privacy concerns, but these measures are only recommended because the lax Ohio legislature has not acted in the best interests of its lowest wage earners.

NO on Issue 3. Another Ohio Constitutional amendment, this one only benefiting nine families in the state: those who already own racetracks, plus Jeff Jacobs and Forest City. They are the only people who would be allowed to install 31,500 slot machines, as a first step towards full-fledged casinos. As strong supporters of NEO's economic development, Cool Cleveland is inclined to support efforts to compete with neighboring states such as Michigan and West Virginia (and soon Pennsylvania), which currently suck hundreds of millions from Ohio gamblers. But rather than offer a master plan for tourism and mixed-use development spurred by gaming, this troubled initiative is sold as our latest silver bullet, creating a permanent private monopoly for the handful of business interests who put up the huge $20 million campaign funds, which is why you've been inundated with "Learn and Earn" advertising. Disingenuous from the start, neither signature collectors nor the ads mention gambling, only grants for the Top 5% of Ohio students to attend college. Critics contend that those grants have huge loopholes and no guarantees they would be instituted as promised. Passage would create an estimated 109K new gambling addicts. They didn't charge enough for the gambling licenses, worth over $100m a year in profits. And why are these gambling profits exempt from the new state Commercial Activity Tax?

NO on Issue 4. Another Constitutional amendment (knock it off already!), this one created by the tobacco industry to counteract Issue 5. In fact, if Issue 4 passes, permanently allowing smoking in a wide range of public places (bars, restaurants, hotels, nursing homes...), it would nullify Issue 5, even if 5 passes. Passage of Issue 4, known by their big-budget ads as "Smoke Less Ohio" would also overturn smoke-free laws in 21 Ohio cities, and make it unconstitutional for lawmakers to enact future clean indoor air laws.

YES on Issue 5. Not a constitutional amendment (yeah!) that would effectively bring Ohio into the 21st Century by eliminating smoking in all restaurants, public places and workplaces. Major areas such as NYC have gone smoke free with no negative economic effects. Listen to the American Cancer Society, American Heart Assn, the American Lung Assn, and your own common sense, and help pass this issue. You inhale the equivalent of 1.5 cigs just sitting in a non-smoking section for 2 hours. Smokers would still be able to light up in private residences, vehicles and outdoors.

YES on Issue 18. For Cuyahoga County only, a $.30 per pack tax on cigarettes that would raise over $20 million a year for 10 years, going straight to Cuyahoga County's deserving non-profit arts and cultural organizations. A rigorous panel-based process was meticulously instituted to insure that smaller organizations get a much larger share of their budget than the big boys, a process that has been effectively used by the County's ACE (Arts and Culture for Economic Development) grants over the past 2 years. With the recent demise of the Ohio Ballet, and dozens of cultural orgs in debt, this measure would ensure security for the $1.3 billion arts sector of our regional economy that showcases Cleveland and its suburbs in the best light, strengthening our tourism and hospitality industries, and providing arts education for thousands of public school kids.,

YES on Issue 19. For Cuyahoga County only, a replacement of a portion of an existing levy, actually reducing slightly the overall tax, to benefit the General Fund Appropriations for Health and Human or Social Services for 4 years. This is the County's critical "safety net" that 200K citizens a month rely on: funding for Metro General Hospital, support for seniors home health care & independent living, foster care for abused & neglected children, health care for 50K newborns & toddlers, treatment for emotionally disturbed youth.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Halloween Tune-up Friday 10.20

A party to benefit Art House, Inc., a nonprofit art center, founded in 1999, and located in historic Brooklyn Centre. Friday, October 20, 2006 from 7pm-11pm. $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Includes food and 2 drink tickets. At Lava Lounge, 1307 Auburn Avenue. Halloween costume contest and 50/50 raffle.

Our mission is to nurture involvement in the arts and culture, providing opportunities for people to create, learn, and communicate ideas while encouraging self-expression, thereby strengthening the community. Our purpose is to provide high quality visual and creative arts classes for people of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to enrich the lives of those that live in our community, to encourage and strengthen the careers of local artists, and to promote learning through the arts.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Th1rt3en: The Unlucky Exhibition

Museo de Ayala presents

The Unlucky Exhibition
A collection of illustrations and prints by 13 artists

October 13—28, 2006
Doubting Thomas Gallery

Joe Ayala • Linda Ayala • Candice Dangerfield • Dexter Davis • Jonah DeRivera • Anthony Jacobs • James Jordan • Kyle Kershner • Clay Parker • Jason Rudolf • David Szekeres • Stephanie Teel and Nicolas Weis

Opening Night
Friday, October 13th
6—10 PM

THIS WEEKEND! Cabin Invite 10.13—10.15

A reminder that Debbie has 'rented a small house in the middle of the woods near the Madison wineries on the Grand River. It sleeps 8. Lots of little trails, things to look at and paint, easy access to wine. It will be the peak of leaf color. People are invited to spend the day,come for dinner at the winery Saturday night sleep over and stay all Sunday. Or just come Sunday. It is all potluck. I will have a boom box for music, a book to read, my oils, a big pot of coffee going and some bakery and simple snacks. It is in the park called hogback ridge as a part of Lake Metro Parks.'

Go Route 90 headed east, exit in Madison at Route 528 and go south until you see the brown park directional signs for HogBack Ridge Park and follow the signs. It can be seen on and click on the link for cabin rentals, STRONG CABIN, for description and more directions.

Rental starts Friday afternoon, Oct. 13 and ends Sunday night, Oct. 15. Asking for a free will donation if you spend the night to help defray the costs.

Rumor has it that I'll be out there Saturday along with some people that may or may not speak French! Sacre Bleu!

Monday, October 09, 2006

CMA Wearable Art Fashion Show & Boutique 10.22

Wearable Art Fashion Show & Boutique

Fund-raiser for the Cleveland Museum of Art
Benefit for CMA Textile Acquisition Fund
Wearable Art, Accessories, Jewelry

Sunday, October 22, 2006

25777 Detroit Road
Westlake, Ohio 44145
Just off I-90 at the Columbia Road
South exit

click on “Fashion Show”

11:00–2:00 Boutique open to public
2:00 Fashion Show, Lunch, Runway Sales

Boutique Only: $5 at the door
Boutique, Fashion Show, Lunch, Runway Sales: $40 per person ($10 tax deductible)
Reservations limited.
Deadline October 13.
Information: Charlotte McCoy,

The Textile Art Alliance (TAA) is an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Its mission is to promote interest in the textile arts, to enlarge the textile collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art, and to further the understanding and appreciation of textiles by offering lectures, workshops, and exhibitions.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Poetry Reading, 10.12, at Tremont's Literary Cafe

Miles Budimer and Gina Tabasso
Poetry reading at the Literary Cafe in Tremont.

Thursday, October 12, 2006
9:30 PM

Literary Cafe
1031 Literary Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Friday, September 29, 2006

JENNY LEWIS @ House of Blues 10.5.06

JENNY LEWIS WITH THE WATSON TWINS and with Vietnam and Michael Runion

Thursday, Oct. 5th
$15.00 advance

door: 7:00pm
show: 8:00pm
genre: Alternative

308 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44114

Celebrate the Art, Poetry and Life of Marvin Smith

Come Celebrate the Art,
Poetry and Life of
Marvin Smith (2/5/32-9/14/06)
Sunday, October 8, 2006
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
at Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 E. 123rd St.
Cleveland, Ohio 44106-1910
Please bring a dish or beverage to share (rsvp. food assignments: 216-252-7300 x4157)
Bring a poem, an image, a story, a piece of art, or in some form a memory of Marv and his contribution to your life — or simply learn more about him. Questions, comments, concerns: 215-518-0384

Friday, September 22, 2006

Art House's Halloween Tune-up Friday, Oct 20th

What? A party to benefit Art House programming

When? Friday, October 20, 2006 from 7pm-11pm

How much? $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Includes food and 2 drink tickets

Where? Lava Lounge, 1307 Auburn Avenue

Wear? Halloween attire encouraged

Win? Only if you enter the 50/50 raffle

Win again? Only if you come in costume

Purchase Tickets? Click to order online or call Art House 216-398-8556 ext. 2. Visa/MasterCard accepted.

Rent or buy your costume from JINXED!Costumes, 4666 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, OH, and 10% of your purchase will go to support Art House. Contact Art House for a postcard to bring with you. Call 216-749-3866 or e-mail



Art House, Inc., is a nonprofit art center, founded in 1999, and located in historic Brooklyn Centre, between the Ohio City and Old Brooklyn neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio. The organization was founded by local artists and residents who are dedicated to the belief that the arts enrich lives and help create better communities. Our 3,000 square foot studio facility is housed in a 1948 domed Quonset building.

Our mission is to nurture involvement in the arts and culture, providing opportunities for people to create, learn, and communicate ideas while encouraging self-expression, thereby strengthening the community. Our purpose is to provide high quality visual and creative arts classes for people of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to enrich the lives of those that live in our community, to encourage and strengthen the careers of local artists, and to promote learning through the arts.

SLAP jazz Friday, Sept. 29th

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Slappy would like to renounce the following:

Calendars with monkeys wearing human clothes while enduring human activities.
Really small tubes of toothpaste.
The words "extreme" "awesome" and "roadrash"
Historic re-enactments.
Permutations of insect subspecies.

Slappy would like to anounce the following:

Friday, Sept. 29th, SLAP ( is playing at Fusion
(part of the Liquid/Fusion complex), W. 6th and Lakeside, starting at 5:00. Free.

Your pal in earnest love,


Friday, September 15, 2006

Sparx Gallery Hop

Ohio's Largest Art Walk!
September 16 - 17, 2006
Saturday, 1 - 7 pm and Sunday 1 - 5 pm

The weekend of September 16-17 marks the fourth annual Sparx Gallery Hop, presented by National City, where the work of more than 500 artists will be accessible to the public from inside galleries, studios, major festivals, and art institutions. It's considered Ohio's largest art walk because of it's geographic size and large number of featured venues across the City Center, Tremont, Superior Corridor, University Circle and Little Italy neighborhoods. Read on to see how you can HOP TO IT!

Start at the GCAG Festival in downtown's Galleria at Erieview, since they're open earlier than all the other sites. From there, ride any of the color-coded trolleys to more art venues.

If you are coming from the East or West side and prefer to start hopping closer to home, limited free parking is available in Tremont at Grace Hospital on W. 14th and Pilgrim Congregational Church, in the Superior Corridor at The Plain Dealer Building, and in Little Italy at The Sculpture Center on W. 123rd. Then catch a trolley at a nearby trolley stop to explore the neighborhoods.


27th Annual Murray Hill Art Walk Galleries
17th Annual CMA Chalk Festival
8th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival
Open studios in Tremont and Superior Corridor
Live entertainment on the sidewalks by our Street Beats artists
Our easy access trolley passes are good for the entire weekend, and include the ability to jump on all Neighborhood Trolleys or Express Trolleys, no matter where you originally parked. Passes can be purchased at any of the 15 trolley stops found across the event footprint. Those under age 14 ride for free.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Must-see Music at the Beachland!!

A couple of shows I'll be at next week. Many of you have heard me play their music. A couple of my favorites!

The new electro-Brazilian sound of Cibelle
opening: the new electro-Cleveland sound of blktygr

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2006 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
general admission $15.00

Dave Alvin
& The Guilty Men
opener: Patrick Sweany Band

Friday, Sep 22, 2006 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
general admission $15.00

Crookneck Chandler hosts Sunday's Town Fryer Open Jam

Crookneck Chandler & the Tibbee Bottom Boys
(aka Smooth Mike and Rick Sockel of Mark C's Big Music parties)

September 17, 2006 @8pm
Hosting Town Fryer Open Jam
3859 E Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
Cost: Free

Come on out for another great jam at the Fryer!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Northern Ohio Illustrators Society Exhibition Friday

The EDGE Art Gallery proudly presents: The Annual Northern Ohio Illustrators Society Exhibition based on the theme: "NOW WE'RE COOKIN," Artistic recipes from its members that opens with a Reception on Friday, Sept 15 from 6 - 8pm.

This Annual exhibition of the Illustrators Society includes paintings, drawings, watercolors, and mixed media from some of Northeast Ohio's best illustrators, including among others:

Milan Kecman: staff artist at the PLAIN DEALER
George Kocar: Adjunct Instructor at Ashland University
Claudia Lynch: freelance illustrator & designer
Lou Grasso: freelance artist
Jeff Suntala: freelance illustrator & designer
Nancy Lick: children's book illustrator
Jackie Freeman: instructor at Cuyahoga Community College
Ron Hill: freelance cartoonist & instructor.

The Awards are juried by the internationally renown watercolorist David Rankin.

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept 15 from 6 - 8 pm. Come meet the Illustrators and see their wonderful work.
Live Music; Food, Wine & Refreshments will be served

Exhibition on display: Sept 15 - October 6

Gallery Hours: Mon - Thu: 11 am - 6 pm; Fri: 11 am - 7 pm; Sat: by appointment.

The EDGE Art Gallery is located in Downtown Cleveland, one block east of Playhouse Square. Please visit Downtown Cleveland and see how we are helping to revitalize Downtown and the Euclid Corridor.

The EDGE Art Gallery
1844 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Workshop II '06 THIS Saturday!!

Seems like Terry just finished hosing down his place after Workshop I and here we are, about to descend again!

Workshop '06 II is this Saturday August 26th. Arrive for coffee anywhere after Noon. Models will start posing about 1PM. Potluck begins about 6PM. Non-artists are welcome for the potluck/bonfire at this time.Upon special request we're going to have both nude AND clothed models. If you know what you're bringing let me know so we don't have duplication. We were a little shy on main courses last time so if you have a special recipe now's the time to dust it off!


p.s.--hangover from last time: we now know who left the cooler last time, Terry's neighbor Dominick. Do we know who ended up with it?

Also, a pair of ladies glasses are STILL unclaimed. Larry, you SURE they're not yours?!Suppose to rain Friday but be nice Saturday. HOPE TO SEE YOU SATURDAY!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006