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