Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Update: Nicolas and Juliette's travel blog

Juliette sent an update to hers and Nicolas' travel blog. They've almost made their way from LA to Cleveland.
DON'T FORGET, they'll be at the Murray Hill Group session Oct. 1st! Afterwards—about 9:15PM—everyone is welcome to join us at my place where we'll enjoy Valentino's pizza and wine and song...


Friday, September 26, 2008

Artists Alert: Cleveland Public Art Project

The city of Cleveland, through its Public Art Program, is requesting qualifications from single artists or teams of artists interested in producing artwork for any or all of three new public art projects with in the city.

Art projects will be in wards 6, 11, and 13 in proximity to city water facilities. About $211,000 has been set aside to spend on artists' projects. The submission deadline is Friday, October 24, 2008.

Interested persons may visit www.clevelandpublicart.org for more information or email vreddy@clevelandpublicart.org.

Art Under The Bridge Festival w/Kate Kaman & Joel Erland, NYC this weekend

Kate Kaman & Joel Erland are proud to announce the opening of their collaborative artwork
The Clone Corporation
at Dumbo Art Center's

September 26, 27 & 28th

The Clone Corporation is located in the lobby of 111 Front Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

We invite you to join us in NYC for a weekend of experimental art at
The Art Under The Bridge Festival.
The festivities begin Friday night at 7pm, and continue the remainder of the weekend with open studios and art on the streets. We plan to be in NY for the entire weekend and would, of course, love to see you.


Kate Kaman + Joel Erland

The 24th Annual Fine Print Fair @Tri-C Corporate College this weekend

Cleveland's largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, begins Friday, September 26, 2008 with an opening night benefit preview and continues Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Sunday, September 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Cuyahoga Community College's Corporate College located at 4400 Richmond Road in Warrensville Heights (at I-271 and I-480).

Our friend Pamela Dodds has work on view at the Zygote booth including a new suite of linocut prints.


Ricky Gervais Podcasts on iTunes

You all have to check out
the Ricky Gervais podcasts
(iTunes/Podcasts or www.RickyGervais.com)!
Especially the NME Radio test
broadcast. Perhaps too funny...

Dr. Sketchy at Lava Lounge 9.23

The first ever Cleveland Dr. Sketchy was a lot of fun. They had a nice crowd and a fun model; Danielle, a Betty Page look-a-like with great outfits (although Larry and I could do without the gas mask on the last pose). The MHG were represented by myself, Larry, Susan and Ken Gross and Ken Talley. Besides The Literary Cafe's (9PM-Mid. Fridays) Tim Herron, the rest of the group seemed to be made up of CIA grads. They're doing a Halloween version next month...


Friday, September 19, 2008

CMA's Chalk Festival last Sat and Sun

Images from the CMA Chalk Festival. Deb Steytler creates a masterpiece... literally. Lizzie Roche and Robin Van Lear plot out their creation and Nancy Aikins' kids get to work. Elizabeth Kenney also came down with her daughter, Si. Great weather added to the festive atmosphere. I agree with Deb that we should ALL do the festival next year.

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival Sat and Sun

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival Check out the buzz in Tremont this weekend, Sat 9/20 from 11AM - 6PM and Sun 9/21 from 12 - 5PM in Lincoln Park. There's something for everyone at this "multiculti" event — from fine arts (Larry Z and others in "The Tremont Pretentious Artists Association" at Brandt Gallery), homemade jewelry and crafts, to sculpture, kid's activities and the requisite live music and nosh you'd come to expect from a fun Tremont weekend. No cost, open to the public.


Nicolas' travel blog

Hot off the presses! Nicolas and Juliette's travel blog as they make their way from LA to Cleveland.
Don't forget, they'll be at the Murray Hill Group session Oct. 1st.


Michael Moore's new film is online for free

From my director friend Brian McCollum: Come watch the trailer for the new Michael Moore movie entitled "Slacker Uprising". You will be able to download the entire movie for free on September 23rd if you sign up!


Sparx Gallery Hop this weekend

Sparx Gallery Hop Ohio's Largest Art Walk takes place THIS Sat 9/20 and Sun 9/21. Sparx Gallery Hop connects three of Cleveland's thriving arts districts -- Downtown/ Art Quarter, Tremont and University Circle/ Little Italy and three great Cleveland festivals; The Greater Cleveland Art and Gallery Festival at the Galleria, The Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival and The Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Fest. With extended Saturday hours (11AM—11PM) and a no-cost weekend trolley pass, you can't go wrong. Click here for more info.

Friday, September 05, 2008

COSE Arts: How Do They Do It? 9.10, 5:00—7:00PM

How Do They Do It? A Best Practices Panel from Local Arts Pros
Wednesday, September 10
5:00 - 7:00 pm
The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland
$5 COSE members/$15 nonmembers
This panel discussion, moderated by Beachland owner Cindy Barber, will allow attendees to hear three diverse locally-based artists speak about topics such as starting out as an artist/entrepreneur, collaboration, marketing, management, and how they and the local Cleveland art scene interact with larger markets such as San Francisco and New York City. Scheduled panelists include: Anthony Mastromatteo (painter), George Bilgere (poet) and Matt Perko (jazz musician and photographer).

Roots Acoustic Pickin’ Circle, Sunday 9.7 at 2:00PM

This month’s pickin’ circle will be Sunday September 7th at 2:00 at Roots of American Music.

Due to a schedule conflict I won’t be able to attend but, Kevin Richards will be filling in for me. Please stop by and pick a few tunes with him. See you all in October.



Roots of American Music
3475 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Hts., OH 44118

Here is a brief explanation of what they do: Roots of American Music is dedicated to ensuring that today's young people and our communities remain connected to the history and spirit of our country. Through preservation, performance and education through traditional music, we respect our nation's diverse heritage by building bridges of understanding between different generations, races and ethnic groups.

Outdoor Tango/Milonga Party Saturday, 9.6

Sam & Dave Pheasant are hosting an Outdoor Tango/Milonga Party at their home this Saturday, September 6, 2008
Address: 7550 Cedar Road, Chesterland, Ohio 44026. Welcoming all members of local tango community
Please bring something to share and BYOB
Starting a 7:30 pm (rain or shine)
Contact Nos. 440.547.6789 or 440.547.2722

Please check our website for other events that are on the calendar.
KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance