Friday, May 30, 2008

Save the Date: Parade-the-Circle 6.14

Be sure to save Saturday, June 14th on your calendar. That's the date for this year's Parade the Circle. Here's a map that mark's our usual viewing spot [between Juniper and Hazel, in front of CIM.] Get there early since they always start precisely at noon. Hope to see you. Some of my best pictures from last year can be found here.

Friday, May 23, 2008

RTA 'Moving Minds' Poetry Placards Revealed

The Lit announces winners of the 2008 RTA “Moving Minds”
Poetry Contest

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), in cooperation with The Lit and the Cleveland chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), recently sponsored the third round of its well-received “Moving Minds: The Verse and Vision Project.” “Moving Minds” pairs the work of local poets with the work of graphic artists based in the region to produce placards that are displayed on RTA buses and trains. My friend, Kerri Whitehouse, is one of the local poets whose poems were chosen. Congrats Kerri! The designer did a nice job with it.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Help Deb Steytler celebrate her B-day! 5.24 6PM

Art Fur Animals Benefit 5.23 @Galleria 7-10PM

Featured artists include Derek Hess, Deby Cowdin, Todd V, Scott Pickering and our own Alane Sandoval. Featured musicians include Martini 5-O. Silent and live auctions. And it's for a good cause, the Cleveland Kennel. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of event.

Help Art House Celebrate! Urban Bright Arts-in-Education Reception 5.22 4-7PM

Help us Celebrate! Art House Inc. Urban Bright Arts-in-Education Year-End Exhibition and Reception Thurs. May 22nd 4-7PM. Please join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of students from the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Tiny Alice @ Hessler Street Fair 5.18

The Hessler Street Fair is Saturday, 5.17, and Sunday, 5.17. Featuring Arts and Crafts, Food, Poetry and Music it's an East side tradition.

Saturday: Ryan Anderson, Alex Bevan and Mr. Stress perform. Sunday: Tiny Alice, Mifuné and Jim Miller Band perform.

More about Tiny Alice from George Woideck:'Tiny Alice, the band that I recorded and toured with in the early 70's is appearing at the Hessler Street Fair in University Circle this Sunday, May 18, at about 2:40pm EDT. This performance is one of a series of reunion concerts the band has been performing over the past several years. If you don't know Tiny Alice's music, it's a mixture of mostly original rock, jazz, blues and country. If you live out of town or can't make it to Hessler this year you can hear a live broadcast of the performance by tuning into WRUW-FM at 91.1 or listen to the webcast at Some rain is predicted on Sunday so hope for good weather.—George' The band's CD "Compendium" will be for sale at the event [yours truly designed the CD packaging].

Mark Common's Big Music Party 5.17 7PM

Mark Common has his 'Big Music Party' tomorrow. Members of Martini 5-O and Crookneck Chandler, among others, have a big jam session. Always a good time, it starts around 7pm and is at his new place near the West Side Market [2084 West 26th]. Food is a pot luck and there's always plenty and a variety. Call Mark or Yoshie at 216.615.9699 for details and directions.

ABI Awards follow-up:

I found one of the more interesting COSEArts Arts Business & Innovation Award winners to be Every art teacher should look into this program... is a beneficial reuse program held in NE Ohio that supports local artists and arts educators while reducing pressure on local landfill capacity.

Since 2005, the ZeroLandfill project team has assisted the architectural and interior design community in identifying, diverting from local landfills, and repurposing back into the community nearly 50,000 pounds of specification waste that holds value for other audiences.

Check them out at

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Arts Business & Innovation Awards 5.15 6PM

Thursday, May 15, 2008, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM The COSE Art Network will be hosting their first Arts Business & Innovation Awards presentation followed by a reception at Park Lane Villa on University Circle
10510 Park Lane
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Complimentary for
COSE Members
$15 for Nonmembers

Emcee: Steve Casey,
Publisher of
Northern Ohio Live

For details or to register,
or call 216.592.2203

TRUE A.R.T. Benefit for Raw Umber Saturday 5.10

This Saturday 5.10 at 7PM, the True A.R.T. (Artists Recovery Team) group sponsors a benefit for the Akron Art Movement group Raw Umber, who lost close to $5,000 worth of their current work when it was stolen from a North Collinwood gallery. The Benefit's small suggested donation includes a raffle ticket for a stained glass work. Great food and bevvies, music, an auction and more round out the event at the Bratenahl Community Center, 10300 Brighton Rd, Bratenahl. A Trust Fund has been set up through KeyBank on Waterloo Rd. in Collinwood to help them; All KeyBanks will accept donations. For more info or if you want to donate art to the auction, or lend your talent, call 383-9468 or email:

There is a $15 suggested donation to get in the door, but no offer will be refused (pay what your budget allows).

Doug Wood performs a set @ 8pm.
'There will be alot of great art, including art donated by my wife. Hope to see you!—Doug'

Doug Wood
Progressive Acoustic Guitarist from Cleveland, Ohio

Tremont ArtWalk this Friday, 5.9

May's Tremont Art Walk is this Friday, May 9th, 6PM—9PM. Recommended eating establishments: Fat Cats, Lava Lounge or La Tortilla Feliz. Recommended drinking establishment: Prosperity.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Ohio Independent Film Festival, Thurs. 5.8, 8PM

My friend, Nina McCollum, and her husband Brian have their film "Kingsbury Run," screening at the Ohio Independent Film Festival taking place at Cleveland Public Theater. Their showing is the feature on "Ohio" night, Thursday, May 8th, and starts at 8PM. Robert Banks has a short film right before it. I plan to check it out.

Here's some background info from Nina: 'For those of you who don't know, my husband is an independent filmmaker and together we co-produced our most recent film, "Kingsbury Run," which he also wrote and directed. In addition to co-producing, I have a small acting role in the film.'

"Kingsbury Run," is a pseudo-documentary/horror hybrid that centers around the 'torso murders' that confounded 'untouchable' Elliot Ness during his post-Capone Cleveland career.

For complete schedule go to
05/05/2008 - 05/11/2008
The films of the 2008 Ohio Independent Film Festival.
tickets can be purchased at
or at the door 1/2 hour prior to each screening.
All events at Cleveland Public Theatre's Gordon Square Theatre
6405 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44102 unless otherwise noted.