Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Annual Holiday Members Show & Art Sale

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) invite you to its 2009 Annual Holiday Members Show and Art Sale, running through Saturday, December 19, 2009. Regular hours of operation are Wednesday through Friday from 10AM to 4PM and Saturday from noon to 4PM.

The Holiday Members Show and Art Sale brings together many of Northeast Ohio’s finest artists in an exhibition, showcasing both Archived Artists and Artist Members. An extensive variety of media will be presented including paintings, prints, photographs, and mixed-media works. All items on display will be for sale.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is a unique archival facility that preserves representative bodies of work created by Ohio visual artists. A “living archive”, the AAWR has frequent exhibitions at its modern facility in University Circle as well as ongoing exhibits in various corporate locations throughout Greater Cleveland. The Artists Archives serves as this region’s repository for artists looking for a place to preserve their work while making their work accessible to the public.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is located at 1834 E 123rd Street in University Circle, right off Euclid Avenue and across from Lakeview Cemetery. Free parking is available in the lost in front of the building and all along E 123rd Street. For further information, call 216.721.9020.

The Heights Arts Annual Holiday Store thru 12.30

The Heights Arts Annual Holiday Store is packed with over 80 regional artists selling paintings, prints, cards, books, CDs, ceramics and other good stuff. You don't have to travel beyond the Cedar-Lee area to find high quality artwork. The store, in its 8th year, is open from 1:30PM—9:30PM through Wed 12.30.

Heights Art Gallery
2173 Lee Road
Cleveland Heights

IngenuityFest Moves to Veterans Memorial Bridge in September of 2010

IngenuityFest, Cleveland’s cutting edge festival of arts, music, and technology will be held in 2010 from September 24th to 26th. This new time for the festival, traditionally held in the summer, will coincide with a new location: the lower level of Veterans Memorial (Detroit-Superior) Bridge, over the Cuyahoga River. More information on the festival can be found at

This move follows the successful 2009 Bridge Project, a pilot version of the bridge-based festival co-presented last September by IngenuityFest, Kent State University Urban Collaborative, Flats Oxbow and All Go Signs. The strong, positive response to this pilot convinced IngenuityFest’s leadership that a full-scale event in the lower level of the bridge and the subway tunnels on either side would attract a wider audience, provide a sheltered space from the weather, and open a new venue in the city for future development.

Arts Bazaar at Trinity Cathedral weekends in Dec.

The Arts Bazaar at Trinity Cathedral, featuring 30 artists—from California to New England to Cleveland—is coming soon. Come support local art and visit a beautiful historic space.

Ticket Holder Feast Events are Fridays & Saturday evenings from 6—11PM
Public Hours are Saturdays, December 5 & 12 Noon—5PM and Sundays, December 6 & 13 9AM—2PM

Trinity Cathedral is Located at 2230 Euclid Ave. Call 216.771.3630 for details. Event Parking off Prospect in Rear (park on the Street or in adjacent lots if full.)

Linda Zolten Wood, Coordinator

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Pre-Turkey Day Milonga 11.25

KB and Carmen "can't believe there's no place in town to tango the evening before Thanksgiving!" So, they've put together a last minute milonga...

Pre-Turkey Day Milonga
Wednesday, November 25th
8:PM - 11PM
Cavana Ballroom

4189 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, Ohio
$10.00 per person
BYOB and snacks welcome

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Order The Waiting Child Fund coffee and help a child

Here's an easy way to help the non-profit The Waiting Child Fund. Order some of their tasty coffee. This holiday season, the Waiting Child Fund will be selling a wonderful variety of coffee and tea gift baskets. Each basket order is hand filled and available with a personalized note card message. Baskets ship within 3 business days of order and FREE shipping or personal delivery (Greater Cleveland only) is available on orders of 5 baskets or more. Give the gift of great coffee that supports a great cause. Here's a link to the store:

The Waiting Child Fund is a non-profit organization that was founded in April of 2005. Their mission is to promote the creation of partnerships and collaborations between agencies by raising community awareness and funds to facilitate the adoption of children with special needs.

9th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show at E.J. Thomas Hall, 12.4—12.6

Be sure to stop by and visit with the Diane Taninecz Studio at the 29th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Show at E.J. Thomas Hall, Dec. 4—6, 2009.

E.J. Thomas Hall
198 Hill Street, Akron, Ohio 44325
Located at University Ave. and Hill Street on the University of Akron campus.

Friday, December 4, Noon—7PM
Saturday, December 5, 10AM—6PM
Sunday, December 6, 10AM—4PM

Admission: $4.50/adults, $4.00/seniors, no charge for children twelve and under. Free campus parking.

The 5th Annual True Value Vintage Show 11.28—12.26

The 5th Annual True Value Vintage Show encompasses 'art inspired by the feeling one gets running down the stairs Xmas morning. What the kid in each of us hopes to find under the tree.' No matter who you are or when you grew up, this is a show we ALL can relate to.

From: Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, 6PM
Ends: Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009, 9PM
Location: 17020 Madison Ave.

Ouroboros @ convergence playing NOW

An "ingenious reversible play," Ouroboros is a mystery and mentally challenging puzzle that's actually 2 plays in one. Two unrelated American couples are caught in a love story steeped in deja vu and cross-referenced realities as they tour Italy while traveling through time in opposite directions. This Twlight Zone-like performance features 5 scenes that can be viewed in any order. Best seen twice, the theater encourages you to do so with discounted tickets on your second visit!

Friday, November 13, through Saturday, December 19,
Thurs—Sat nights at 8PM

Ouroboros: The Nun's Tale runs Nov. 13, 19, 20 & 27, and Dec 4, 10, 11 & 18.
Ouroboros: The Priest's Tale runs Nov 14, 21 & 28, and Dec 3, 5, 12, 17 & 19.

convergence-continuum performs at The Liminis Theatre, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland, OH

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Art House Family Open Studio 11.21

Bring the whole family to Art House for a FREE afternoon of creativity and learning. Explore your imagination with PRINTMAKING! No pre-registration required.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Art House, Inc.
3119 Denison Ave.
Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Thursday, November 19, 2009

COSE Arts: Arts Industry 3rd Quarter Survey

If you are a professional artist (painter, dancer, writer, musician, etc.) or run an arts-based business, please take a few minutes to respond to COSE's Arts Industry 3rd Quarter Survey about your arts career/arts business. It won’t take long, the survey is only six questions, and will help COSE Arts study the arts business sector of NE Ohio. Thanks!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Firefly @The Lit 11.19, 8PM to 11PM

November greetings to all from FIREFLY. TWO performances of FIREFLY this month... something to be "THANKFUL" for. TWO opportunities. If you haven't had a chance to hear FIREFLY feel free to stop in to The Literary Cafe in Tremont, 1031 Literary Road, have a drink, listen to some fun jazz and bask in the glow of some FIREFLY firelight.

Playing this Thursday the 19th from 8PM to 11PM (and also next Wednesday—the night before Thanksgiving—the 25th from 8PM to midnight.)

Painting Workshop at Kaman Studio 11.21–11.22

In a two day workshop, portrait artist Tricia Kaman will be giving demonstrations and critique you while you work from a live model. She will be showcasing the traditional technique, "Incamminati."

This two day workshop is $100.00. Limit to 5 people. Drinks and snacks provided. Free Parking. Model Fee included. Extra canvases and supplies for those that need them.

Sat., Nov. 21, and Sun., Nov. 22. 10AM til 4PM
2026 Murray Hill Road, #202
Cleveland, OH, 44106
Contact Tricia directly at:

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wall Eye Gallery 1st gallery opening 11.20

Please join Wall Eye Gallery for their FIRST gallery opening on Friday, Nov. 20th in the Gordan Arts District. Artists include: Amy Rodriguez, Dan Miller, Dante Rodriguez, Jim Engleman, Joe Ayala, Linda Ayala, Melissa Jolly, Rafael Valdivieso Troa, Stephanie Ayala and Stephanie Lipscomb. "I hope you can make it!" —Dante Rodriguez

Artist's Reception: Friday, Nov. 20th 6PM—11PM
Hours: Saturday, Nov. 21st 12PM—6PM; Sunday, Nov. 22nd 12PM—5PM and by appointment. Show runs through Dec. 13th.

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Rose Marincil: new work. photo show. 11.15 6PM

On Sunday, November 15th at 6pm, Rose Marincil will be showing a collection of new photo work at Fat Cats in Tremont. This exhibit will include a selection of unique cyanotypes and pigment inkjet prints. Intended to be very raw in its presentation, the photographs on display will highlight Rose's interest in alternative printing processes, and her personal growth in technical and creative aspects of the digital photographic medium.

There will be a full cash bar available. Music provided by Stanton Thatcher.

Fat Cats
2061 W. 10th street
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

"If you are able to attend, I would love to see you there."—Rose

rose marincil photog.raphie

FAVA's 30th Annual Member's Show 11.15

Jack Flotte has a few pieces in the annual Members Show at the FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts) Gallery in Oberlin. The opening is from 2-4PM Sunday, November 15th.
FAVA gallery

Ultra-Sconic Preview Party 11.15 10AM—1PM

From Jack Flotte: I have a couple of pieces in the annual Members Show at the FAVA (Firelands Association for the Visual Arts) Gallery in Oberlin. The opening goes from 2-4 Sunday, November 15th. So I’m having an open house at my place before that, from about 10AM to 1PM . There will be coffee, tea, cider, and scones (some featuring walnuts from my walnut tree) as well as Sunday newspapers for browsing. Spouses, children & friends are welcome. My address is 240 E. Lorain Street, (also known as State Route 511.)

One way to get here from Cleveland is to take Route 71 to 480, then get onto Route 10 just before 480 turns into the Ohio Turnpike. That will take you to 511, a.k.a. Lorain Street (go straight thru the intersection off the ramp). I’m about 200 yards past the IGA grocery store. Another way is to take 90 to Route 2 (just before 90 turns into the Turnpike, too), then go south (left off the ramp) at Route 58, which will take you to 511/Lorain Street. Turn left. If you go past the grocery store you missed it.

Viva Valezz! Burlesque presents “GLITTER! 11.14

Join Viva Valezz! Burlesque THIS Saturday, November 14, at Wall Street! in Columbus OH for “GLITTER!: A Glam Rock Burlesque Spectacular!” Featuring Bombshell Betty from San Francisco, and several Midwest girlie divas including our own, Danielle Muad'Dib! Come rock out with your tassels spinning! A CATF fundraiser sponsored by Wall Street, What the Rock!, and Devyne Productions.

Cleveland By Hand show @ I-X Center 11.13—15

Look for our friend Diane Taninecz at the Cleveland By Hand show this weekend. Cleveland By Hand coincides with the "Fabulous Food Show" at the I-X Center. Admission to By Hand is free, but standard I-X parking fees apply.

Cleveland By Hand
I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio
November 13, 14, 15

Friday and Saturday 10AM - 8PM
Sunday 10AM - 6PM