Tuesday, April 28, 2009

New Linocut Prints by Pamela Dodds

"Seasons of Engagement",
new linocut prints by
Pamela Dodds

Opening Friday, May 1st, 5—9PM
Show runs from May 1st—May 30th

William Busta Gallery
2731 Prospect Ave East
Cleveland, OH 44115

Friday, April 24, 2009

Recovery Resouces featured in PBS documentary 4.28

The Released will air on Frontline/PBS, Tuesday, April 28th at 9pm ET. This documentary promises to be as powerful and disturbing as The New Asylums, also from Mead Street Films, where we saw seriously mentally ill men in cages receiving “therapy” and being shuttled back and forth between a maximum security prison in Ohio and the state’s hospital for the criminally insane. And we came to understand the genuine complexity of their situations and yearned for more equally complex and humane responses. The Released follows some of the same men featured in the first film who were subsequently returned “to the community” — but more often to the street — and in some cases have ended up back in prison.

Frontline: The Released
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9PM—10PM

www.pbs.org/frontline (type in “The Released”)

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Afro Fest 2009: Extra Golden / Mifune / Kokolo / Sogbety Diomande

Extra Golden was formed rather casually in May of 2004 when Ian Eagleson, Alex Minoff and Otieno Jagwasi began fiddling with each other's compositions in an apartment in the Buru Buru neighborhood of Nairobi. For rhythmic inspiration, the trio used isolated drum tracks by Onyango Wuod Omari that Eagleson had recorded earlier that year.

Formed as a composers collective in 2004, Mifune started with a mission: Create great original music that is rewarding on multiple levels for both the group and the listeners. Not to just "play" the music but extract music from the soul and send it to the mind.

Saturday, April 25th, 9PM
at Beachland Ballroom & Tavern, Cleveland, OH

LAST DAYS! Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota

April 26th is THE LAST DAY for this astonishingly beautiful exhibition in Canton, Kimono as Art: The Landscapes of Itchiku Kubota (1917–2003). Kimono are treated as brilliantly textured canvases celebrating the exquisite beauty of nature. About 25 kimono placed side by side portray the changing seasons of autumn and winter in a Symphony of Light. The San Diego Times praised it as “the best exhibit of the year”.

$10 adults; $7 seniors and students; children under 12 free

For more information visit www.cantonart.org

Monday, April 20, 2009

Arts Collinwood featured in Wall Street Journal

Last month, artists Michael Di Liberto and Sunia Boneham moved into a two-story, three-bedroom house in Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood, where about 220 homes out of 5,000 sit vacant and boarded up. They lined their walls with Ms. Boneham's large, neon-hued canvases, turned a spare bedroom into a graphic-design studio and made the attic a rehearsal space for their band, Arte Povera.

The couple used to live in New York, but they were drawn to Cleveland by cheap rent and the creative possibilities of a city in transition. "It seemed real alive and cool," said Mr. Di Liberto. Read More

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Burning River Roller Girls: April POWers

Come out to the Euclid Sports Plant on Saturday, April 25th, for some roller derby action. Watch the Steamers take on the Rolling Pin Ups in game one and the Hard Knockers battle with the Hellbombers in game two. Hard hitting, PBR, hot cha chas at half-time... what could be more fun on a Saturday nite???

Burning River Roller Girls
Saturday, April 25, 2009
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Euclid Sports Plant
20001 euclid ave
Euclid, OH

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Friday, April 17, 2009

Art House Garage Sale THIS SAT. 4.18 10AM—4PM

This Saturday, April 18th is the Art House Garage Sale. Many unique items will be available and bartering is encouraged. Have fun, GET STUFF and help us out all at the same!

Hours: 10AM—4PM

Art House, Inc. (AH) 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 were 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.

For more info on Art House or its programming visit www.arthouseinc.org

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Lighting and Shooting Your Artwork 4.23

An upcoming SEAN event:
Lighting and Shooting Your Artwork
Artcraft Building
2570 Superior Avenue #403
April 23rd, 2009

$40, $30 SEAN members

Create a stunning first impression with professional looking images. Today, curators and gallerists most often view artwork initially as Jpeg images. Providing high quality digital photographs are essential to every artist's career, while poor quality images can limit even the best artist.

In this 3-hour session, instructor Al Fuchs will cover lighting and photography techniques for 2D work and sculpture. Learn the advantages of working digitally and the basics of preparing your digital files. The event is a hands-on workshop with equipment and preparatory demonstrations. Participants are encouraged to bring an artwork of their own to photograph.

Save 50%: Two for one!
With one paid registration for Shooting & Lighting Your Artwork, get a second free. Sign up with a friend by April 21, 2009 to receive this SEAN stimulus discount. Call art house today to register. Offer Expires: April 21, 2009

For more information, contact Stephanie Kluk at sluk@arthouseinc.org
or call 216 398 8556.
Art House
3119 Denison Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44109

SEAN Membership is $25/year.

The COSE Arts Business and Innovation Awards 4.23

The COSE Arts Business and Innovation Awards recognize the unique point of intersection between the art and business worlds. Award winners will be honored for their success in demonstrating sound business practices within the arts profession. Join us to celebrate with an evening of awards, live music, great food and a chance to mingle with the movers and shakers in Northeast Ohio's arts community.

2009 COSE Arts Business and Innovation Award Finalists
(in alphabetical order)

Individual Artist Award Finalists:
Michael Greenwald, Greenwald Studio
Todd Pownell, TAP Studios
Qandle Qadir, other45minutes

Arts Business Award Finalists:
Cleveland Public Theater
Opera Cleveland

Young Arts Entrepreneur Award Finalists:
CitizenGroove LLC, John Knific
Home Remade, Tina Dujmovic

Arts and Culture Community Champion
Big Fun
Downtown Cleveland Alliance

COSE Arts Business and Innovation Awards
Date: Thursday, April 23
Time: 6 - 9 PM
Place: Cleveland Play House - Bolton Theater
8500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106
Price: $15 for Members, $25 for Nonmembers

Special Keynote Speaker:
Edward (Ned) Hill, Ph. D.,
Vice President for Economic Development
Cleveland State University


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Apollo's Fire to perform 'Earth, Wind & Fire' 3.17—3.19, 3.22 & 3.24

Composers through the ages have enjoyed depicting all sorts of climatic conditions in the concert hall and opera house. Think of the famous storms Beethoven and Rossini concocted or the paeans to nature evoked by everyone from Vivaldi and Strauss to Stravinsky and Britten.

Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, is taking to the great outdoors indoors this week for its final subscription concerts of the season. "Earth, Wind and Fire" will feature works by Rebel, Vivaldi, Rameau and Duchiffre — the last the creative nom de plume of the orchestra's principal cellist, Rene Schiffer — that paint instrumental scenes of tempests and idyllic terrain.

What: The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra performs "Earth, Wind and Fire," a program of music by Rebel, Vivaldi, Ra meau and Duchiffre, with violinist David Greenberg.
When: 8PM Friday and Saturday; 4PM Sunday; and 7:30PM Wednesday, April 22 and Friday, April 24.
Where: St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland Heights (Friday and Saturday); Rocky River Presbyterian Church, 21750 De troit Ave. (Sunday); Fairlawn Lutheran Church, 3415 W. Market St. (April 22); Chagrin Falls High School, 400 E. Washington St. (April 24).
Tickets: $10-$60. Call 1-800-314-2535.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Tremont Artwalk Friday April 10th

This Friday's Tremont Artwalk Openings

Brandt Gallery:Ways of Falling prints by Pamela Dodds and Seeing the City photography by Milenko Budimir

Matroianni Arts: Work by Shannon Meeks and photographs by Amyskilly

Geode Gallery: Tremont's newest gallery 755 Starkweather Avenue. Paintings and sketches by Ronald Joranko

Asterisk*: Image and Object curated by Irina Koukhanova and Mark Slankard

Rock-n-Bowl w Copperhead Slinger Sat. 4.18 10PM

Hi all, we had a great time last year doing dinner then a rock-n-bowl with KB and his crew. This time it's with Copperhead Slinger, his new venture with Magnolia. Hopefully, Brian has recuperated from last year's injuries! Touch base if you're interested in joining us.


Monday, April 06, 2009

Art House Garage Sale Donations Welcome

Art House, Inc. (AH) 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 were 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.

Drop-off Dates:
Sat. 3.11 10AM—2PM, Thurs. 3.16 5:30PM—8PM, and
Fri. 3.17 4PM—8PM.

For more info on how to donate to the fundraiser, or for Art House programming visit www.arthouseinc.org

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Charles Basham April 25, 10AM—4PM

Charles Basham teaches at Kent State University and holds workshops throughout the country. His beautiful landscapes, featured at Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC, focus on subtle changes in weather and atmosphere. Join Basham in an investigation of space, light, color, and pastel techniques for creating landscapes.

LANDSCAPE WITH A FRIEND: Save $50. Sign up for Charles Basham's workshop and a friend saves $50. Call today to register. Offer expires April 21, 2009.

Charles Basham
April 25, 10AM—4PM
Art House

3119 Denison Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44109

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Mark Common wins Director's Award in Art Auction

Mark Common won the Director's (of Akron Art Museum) Choice Award at the annual auction held at the Harris Stanton Gallery. Congrats Mark!

To view some of Mark's art, go to: HarrisStantonGallery.com.