Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Eat-Your-Art-Out at Felice 2.4

Show Your Love for Art House with Eat-Your-Art-Out at Felice. Join Art House at this terrific new restaurant in a beautifully restored Arts & Craft style house for a delicious night of fund raising. Eat well, celebrate, and support Art House for Valentine's. 20% of your evening’s receipts will be donated to Art House.

12502 Larchmere Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44120

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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COSE Arts Network Jazz Roundtable 2.1

Please join us at this month's Jazz Roundtable, where local musicians, students, educators, and fans alike meet to discuss the jazz music they love to create and listen to. Each meeting will be led by a moderator who will present topics, but ultimately the content will be driven by those in attendance. Topics that will carry over from last month's meeting include promotional strategies for jazz musicians, jazz education and establishing ad hoc groups to explore new venues for performances and concerts.

COSE Arts Network Jazz Roundtable
Sunday, February 1
2PM to 4PM
Visible Voice Books
1023 Kenilworth
(in Tremont)
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
No fee
Register HERE

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

'One Family with Three Perspectives' Reception 2.10

Opening reception for "One Family with Three Perspectives" will be held on Tuesday February 10, 2009. Sharlene Green's drawings/paintings, her brother Stuart's photographs and father Moses Pearl's paintings are featured in this exhibition.

The reception is from 5:30-7PM in the Plain Dealer building, 1801 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio. Parking is available behind the building off 18th street. Please RSVP (to via e-mail, if you're interested in attending, no later than February 5th with the number in your party. (The Plain Dealer needs to know this for the reception.)

Monday, January 26, 2009

Adam Pate featured in today's PD

Hey everyone, our good friend Adam Pate is featured in today's Plain Dealer [PDQ section]. Check out the Q & A session about his life as a sketch artist—he does most of his caricatures in less than a minute. Way to go, Adam! Here's an excerpt:

TEN MINUTES WITH . . . Adam Pate
Fastest draw in the East
Monday, January 26, 2009
Cleveland’s Adam Pate does all kinds of artwork: photography, computer graphics, painting, even commissioned “portraits” of people’s automobiles. What he’s known for, however, are his caricatures. They are funny, spot on and, best of all, drawn, start to finish, in 60 seconds or less. Forget that sprinter from Jamaica, Pate just might be the fastest man on the planet. Between appearances (he does more than a hundred a year), he recently chatted with PDQ’s John Campanelli.
Read more.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Watson Twins play CWRU's The Spot 2.21

The Watson Twins (of 'Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins Rabbit Fur Coat' fame) are playing The Spot on the Case Western Campus on Saturday, February 21st. Should be a great show. [NOTE: Looks like you have to be a Case student to get in. Maybe they'll play another venue as well. Will keep you posted.]

Electric violinist Tracy Silverman @ Nighttown Sunday, 1.25

Famed Windham Hill electric violinist Tracy Silverman comes to Cleveland's own Nighttown January 25th. Tracy has performed with a who's who of major performers, including producing and performing on Cleveland pianist Jim Brickman's CDs.

Live looping makes for a captivating one-of-a-kind show. Tracy will welcome to the stage local musicians Doug Wood (guitarist, Tracy will perform a couple tunes from Doug's Dreamcatcher CD) and Anne Cochran (singer, Tracy will perform a couple tunes from Anne's CDs).

"The Greatest living exponent of the electric violin," BBC RADIO

"Inspiring. Silverman is in a class of his own," LA TIMES

Tracy Silverman @ Nighttown, Cleveland
(near the corner of Fairmont & Cedar Roads)

Sunday, January 25, 2009
7PM Show

For more info on Tracy, visit

Next Dr. Sketchy is Tuesday, Jan. 27th 8PM

It's that time again.
Clear your Tuesday for another Dr. Sketchy! on Jan 27th at the Beachland Ballroom (15711 Waterloo Road). The event starts at 7:30PM and goes to around 11PM. Drawing starts at 8PM. Cost is only $10 has pictures, drawings and iTune's playlists from the event.

Normally a session consists of one or two models, a DJ, your host and three rounds of poses. A warm up round of one to two minute poses, a break, drinks, five and ten minute poses, a break, more drinks, and then as many long poses (15-20 minute) as they can fit in. There are also prizes and contests.

They do have a few rules:

Dry mediums only, as in ink, markers, crayons, pencils, graphite, pastels, etc. If we can clean up with a broom it is good. If you make arrangements with us ahead of time, me may be able to accommodate a very limited number/types of other mediums.
Be respectful. That means no pawing at the models and no asking them out. Hooting and hollering, however, is encouraged.
No photography at the events. Our models are posing for life drawing.
21 and up. This is a drinking event and held in a bar.
Most of all, have fun.

Self-Employed Artists' Network @ Art House

SEAN (Self-Employed Artists' Network) Programming: Upcoming one-day workshops:

One-Day Professional Artists Workshops
This winter/spring Art House is excited to offer 3 one-day professional artists workshops taught by prominent and influential North East Ohio artists. Learn valuable techniques and skills you can use to enhance and apply to your own work.

Guest Artist: Ruth Bercaw: Collage
February 28, 2009

Guest Artist: Eva Kwong: Ceramics
March 14, 2009

Guest Artist: Charles Basham: Pastels
April 25, 2009

In addition to these workshops, look for scheduled Profession Presentations for SEAN members that focus on select subjects.

For more information visit

Art House: Jan/Feb Classes

Circus Time: Kid's Clay ages 9-12
Thursdays, January 22─February 12.
No experience necessary.

Elizabeth Emery 5:30PM─7PM
Make a circus in clay. Play with clay while learning the proper techniques for creating sculptures and usable pots. Decorate what you've made with stamps, paints, and glazes.
$75, materials included.
Elizabeth Emery holds a BA in Art History and both BFA & MFA in ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. Her work looks at color, texture, and our day to day interactions with one another.

Wild Printing Class; Valentine's Day Cards: Printmaking ages 6-9
Saturdays, January 24─February 7
No printing experience necessary.
Claudio Orso 11AM─1PM.
In this exciting and wild class, create your own unique Valentine's Day cards for your family and friends.
Experiment with a variety of printing techniques; stencils, foam relief, glue-gun relief, plexiglass engraving, and 'chine colle'.
$70, supplies included
Claudio Orso-Giacone is an Italian artist and teacher who has lived all over the world. He now lives in Oberlin, Ohio. Claudio has received the Ohio Individual Fellowship, the Ohio Arts Council Dresden Exchange, and Nord Family Foundation Grant. His interests are extremely varied ranging from community parades, barbeque, pastry, film, and writing. His prints are marketed by Cannonball Press Brooklyn, NY.

Jewelry: Beads, Strings, and Wires
Thursdays, February 19 - March 12,
4 weeks 6:30PM-8:30PM
No experience necessary.
Melissa Muir
$70, supplies for the first class are provided
Learn how to make earrings, necklaces, and bracelets using simple beading techniques. Accessorize your own wardrobe without spending lots of money. Beaded jewelry also makes great gifts.
Melissa Muir is a jewelry artist living and working in Norton Ohio. She has recently published jewelry making articles in the Art Jewelry Magazine and her works have been included in the book "1000 Jewelry Inspirations." Melissa currently teaches at her studio in Norton and various locations in the Rocky River and Uniontown areas. She has recently finished her studies in metalsmithing program at the University of Akron.

Friday, January 02, 2009

Hunter S. Thompson Motivational Posters

These are GREAT. A man who graciously documented the uncharted depths of the binge unlike any other in history, Hunter S. Thompson provided us with nuggets of wisdom and encouragement all along the way. So instead of merely sharing a list of favorite quotes from the author, this blogger placed them in their proper environment, the pervasive motivational poster. Check 'em out.