Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010 Arts Business and Innovation Awards

The COSE Arts Business and Innovation Awards recognize the intersection between the art and business worlds. These Cleveland artist awards are the only art and business awards of their kind in our region. Applicants and nominees can include an artist, artists’ group or arts-based business achieving success by demonstrating sound business practices or a small business (non arts-based) that invests time and resources into creative partnerships benefiting the arts.

Art and Business Awards Categories:

The Individual Artist: an artist, or arts-based business of one, that has achieved career success using sound business practices and planning.

The Arts Business: an arts-based small business of two or more employees that has achieved career success using sound business practices and planning. Both for profit and nonprofit companies are eligible.

The Young Arts Entrepreneur: a creative professional (recent arts program graduate or early stage entrepreneur) that has taken steps toward establishing an arts business by creating an executive summary highlighting their mission statement, goals and objectives.

The Arts and Culture Community Champion: a small business (non arts-based) that has invested time and resources into creative partnerships with the arts for the benefit of both the art entities and their own company.

The COSE ABI Awards will begin accepting applications on January 12. Both nominations and self applications for these Cleveland artist awards are encouraged. All applications are due by 5PM March 2.

View a brief video message about the benefits of winning an Arts Business and Innovation Award featuring 2009 Young Arts Entreprenuer Award Winner, John Knific of CitizenGroove LLC.

Monday, January 25, 2010

'Ali Fest' benefit @ Town Fryer 1.30

Please join Magnolia, her band Professor Leatherpants, The Jack Fords, and others in a benefit for their friend, Ali Porter, who is recovering from a serious injury. The benefit will help offset Ali's medical bills.

Magnolia's band goes on at 7PM but there is a full slate of bands [see poster] from 2PM til 2AM.

The Town Fryer
5000 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44103

Fifth Friday Milonga 1.29.10 8PM—12AM

If you are on Tango Connections, please RSVP (RSVP not required but it is helpful to the event planners.)

KB and Carmen: A Tango Romance

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Boldfigures at Wall Eye Gallery 1.22

On Friday January 22nd, Wall Eye Gallery will present Boldfigures, featuring works by Hannah Verbeuren, Ken Nevadomi, Dante Rodriguez, Barbara Konrad, and Claudio Orso-Giacone as part of Wall Eye’s latest exhibition. Boldfigures is a group show of artists from the northeast Ohio region working in photography, painting, drawing, and printmaking who use the human figure as their main subject or inspiration for their work.

Artist's Reception: Friday, January 22nd 6PM–11PM

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

WALL EYE GALLERY is located in the Gordon Arts Square District on Cleveland's west side. We are a collective of 7 artists and art aficionados who want to be part of an ever-growing and exciting Cleveland arts scene. We intend to showcase established and emerging young artists working in all kinds of styles and mediums from the Cleveland region and beyond by offering a monthly rotating exhibition schedule.

Please help Mission of Love’s humanitarian aid to Haiti

If you're attending their opening, join Wall Eye Gallery in helping Mission of Love’s humanitarian aid to Haiti. Youngstown based Mission of Love, will send airlifts of aid to Haiti via the Denton Program to set up orphanages. This will be an ongoing Mission of Love since the need is so great. Monetary donations should be made out to the Mission of Love and can be used for a tax deduction.

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
Friday, January 22 6—11PM
Saturday, January 23 12—6PM
Sunday, January 24 12—5PM

All Handel's Ice Cream Stores
January 20— January 27
Visit www.handelsicecream.com/locations for a location nearest you.

For more information concerning aid to Haiti please contact Kathy at 330.720.0278 or amissionoflove@sbcglobal.net

Cornel West to speak at Baldwin Wallace 1.22 8PM

Part of Baldwin Wallace's Enduring Questions Lecture Series, Dr. Cornel West will give the Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote presentation Friday, January 22 at 8PM. The theme for the year's series is Passion and Purpose.

Dr. Cornel West
Friday, January 22, 8 PM
Lou Higgins Center
136 E. Bagley Rd.

Cornell West, professor of religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University, is one of America's most provocative and insightful public intellectuals of our time. As author, speaker and commentator, Dr. West addresses fundamental issues concerning topics such as democracy, racism, ethics, morals and preserving our global society. Author of Race Matters, he has written 16 other books, most recently, Hope on a Tightrope: Words and Wisdom. Cosponsored by Martin Luther King Week 2010 Committee.

NeoBio: Future of Art, Science & Technology 1.15–1.31

NeoBio: The Future of Art, Science & Technology from Friday 1.15 until Sunday 1.31. The Botanical Garden hosts a contemporary art exhibit documenting how "art, science and technology have evolved to create new visualizations in science and medicine." All images created by the Dept of Biomedical Art at CIA. 11030 East Blvd. [Cell Scape by Hannah Wilhelm pictured.]

Interactive Forum: Transforming Public Square

Bring your opinions of the latest design strategies for Public Square to an interactive forum at CSU on Thursday 1.21. From 5:30-7:30PM, leading-edge urban design architect James Corner will present the 3 current designs and open the floor for questions and comments. MGL College of Urban Affairs, Glickman-Miller Hall, Atrium.
More Info
Design Proposals

Friday, January 15, 2010

B-movie Babe @Dr. Sketchy 1.20 7:30PM

Dr. Sketchy Cleveland's back at it in 2010! A new year and an amazing new model, Lucy. She's going to tear up your sketchbooks with a new B-movie theme. Come on out and tell your friends. They will spin some great music, and as always, have great prizes to be won! Like the poster says, Draw to win, Drink because it is fun!

$10 at the door, or buy online
Wednesday, January 20th, 2010
Beachland Ballroom
[In the Ballroom]

15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Be Part of the 34th Cleveland Film Fest Trailer

The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) would like to invite you to participate in the production of their promotional trailer for the 34th CIFF. You are invited to participate by telling your story. Please tell us how you would complete the following sentence:

(your opening here) ...because of the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Some selections will be filmed for the promotional trailer and many entries will be showcased on the CIFF website, blog, and in other social media.

You may submit your sentence to this email address, becauseof@clevelandfilm.org.

Be sure to include your name and phone number.

You may also submit a 30-second video completing the sentence to becauseof@clevelandfilm.org.

Deadline for submission is Monday, January 18th.

Your submission is an understanding that the Cleveland International Film Festival has the right to use your content and image in association with promotion of the Film Festival in perpetuity, in all media.

100 Things to Watch in 2010

100 Things to Watch in 2010

10 Trends for 2010 in less than 2 minutes

February Cleveland Sketch Crawl @Rainforest 2.6

The Cleveland Sketch Crawl is the cure for an empty sketchbook. Get out your pencils, grab your book and draw the coolest structures in town every first Saturday of the month. The February Crawl will be sketching inside the zoo's Cleveland Metroparks Rainforest on February 6th. Mark your calendars for this unique Sketch Crawl opportunity!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

Saturday LEGO Series @Science Center thru February

Kids—2nd to 5th grade—can spend their Saturdays learning the fundamentals of LEGO robotics building and programming at the Great Lakes Science Center. Every Sat from 9AM-12PM. Students will learn LEGO basics to create and build their own robot capable of performing tasks unaided by humans! Each session is a series of four classes and is limited to 24 students.

Session 1: LEGO Robotics: Space Rover
January 9, 16, 23 and 30

Stretch your creativity out of this world as you build and program robots to complete space-themed challenges. Learn about rovers that currently working in space and design a rover of the future!

Session 2: LEGO Robotics: Winter RoboSports
February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Work as a team to build and program a robot to compete in challenges based on traditional winter Olympic sports. Compete in robotic versions of speed skating, figure skating, giant slalom and more!

Session 3: LEGO Robotics: RoboPet
March 6, 13, 20 and 27

Why buy a pet when you can build your own? Build a rabbit, puppy, cat, tarantula, plus more. Train your pet to do tricks and maneuver around obstacles!

Register online or by phone at 216.621.2400.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

April Azhar performs this Sunday 1.17 at Mercury Lounge

April Azhar will be performing this week at Mercury Lounge (club Roma) Sunday, January 17, 2010 at 11:30PM

Mercury Lounge
1392 West Sixth Street
(Warehouse District)

April Azhar
Middle Eastern Dance Artist

78th Street Studios Experience Jan 15th & 16th

Check out the
78th Studios
Friday night and Saturday for many gallery openings! Friday, January 15th, 5—9PM and Saturday, January 16th, 3—7PM.


Modernism 1927-1970, Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
January 15-April 3, 2010
A spectrum of modernist works from 1927 through 1970. Opening reception during Experience hours.

Earthly Delights, Kokoon Arts Gallery
January 15-April 3, 2010
An exhibition of paintings by Lee Heinen and ceramics by Andrea LeBlond. Opening reception during Experience hours.

Tarrence Corbin: A Life in Color, Tregoning & Company
January 15-end of February, 2010
A celebration of the life of artist Tarrence Corbin and his monumental geometric abstract paintings

Intrepid, legation, a gallery
January 15-March 26, 2010
Sculpture and installation of CIA graduate Derek Gelvin and Akron University sculpture graduate Annie Stimson

Open Studio, Judith Brandon Studio
Artist Judith Brandon hosts a showing of a new series in progress, along with other works

78th Street Studios. An eclectic mix of world class art galleries, studios & creative businesses anchoring the west end of the Gordon Square Arts District.

1300 W. 78th St to 1305 W. 80th St
Cleveland OH 44102

(One block north of Lake Ave)
Free parking in lots North & South of building
Maps/Directions/Directory of Businesses

Miles, McMahon and Konchan @Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry 1.13

My friend Miles Budimer will be reading at Mac's Backs on Coventry tonight. Stop in if you're in the neighborhood.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Mac's Backs-Books on Coventry

Miles Budimir is the author of Rustbelt Romance (deepcleveland press, 2006) and Missing Albertly (Green Panda Press, 2008). His poetry has appeared in Poetry Motel, MoonLit, ArtCrimes, Muse and the Hessler Street Poetry Anthology. A philosophy lecturer and freelance writer, his writing has also appeared in the Plain Dealer, The Free Times and Northern Ohio Live magazine.

Virginia Konchan's poetry and translations have appeared or are forthcoming in The Believer, The New Republic, Notre Dame Review, Michigan Quarterly Review, Jacket, A Trunk of Delirium and elsewhere.

Claire McMahon, Ph.D, has an MFA in Writing and Poetics from Naropa University (Tthe Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics in Boulder) and a Ph.D. in 20th Century American and British Poetry from KSU. She is co-editor of MoonLit poetry journal and the author of Emergency Contact (Van Zeno Press, 2009).

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Alejandro Escovedo @Beachland Ballroom 1.13 8PM

Larry Z and I are planning on seeing the coolest man in music, Alejandro Escovedo, this Wednesday, January 13th when he plays the Beachland Ballroom. (We'll be coming from the Murray Hill group so we'll miss the opener but should get there about 9:15PM.)

Wed, Jan 13| 8 PM (7 PM door)
Alejandro Escovedo

Ballroom | All Ages

Beachland Ballroom
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH
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Friday, January 08, 2010

Tremont ArtWalk Friday 1.8 w Martini 5-0

Join us for the Tremont Art Walk and help send off Ken Gross and Susan Mathias before they embark on their great Maine adventure. Per their request we are meeting at Lava Lounge at 6PM before the art walk. We'll be stopping at Civilization Coffee Shop about 7:30PM if you'd rather meet us there. We'll hit Asterisk and Brandt galleries (see blog listings) among others before stopping by the Literary Cafe after 9PM to visit with Tim Herron and the crew. Finally, we'll finish up at Prosperity to see Martini 5-O after 10PM.

Of course this is weather permitting but it looks like only 1 or 2 inches for tonight. Hope to see you.


Martini 5-0
Friday, January 8, 2010 at 10—12PM
Prosperity Social Club
1109 Starkweather Ave

"Eyeball Chatter" @ Brandt Gallery 1.8 6—11PM

Scott Pickering reaches into the confines of his brain and whips out an assortment of paintings, drawings, assemblages for your viewing pleasure. Friday, January 8, 2010.
6 PM—11PM

Brandt Gallery
1028 Kenilworth
(across from Visible Voice bookshop)

“1-2 PuNcH!” @Asterisk Gallery 1.8 6—11PM

Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents “1-2 PuNcH!” PAINtings by Charles Wince and Paul Volker
OPENING: Friday Jan 8, 6—11PM
Music will be provided by Paul Brown [of Paul Brown's Science Gravy Orchestra]
CLOSING: Saturday Feb 6, 6—11PM Music by Mr. Bob Sauls
Show runs through Feb 6 Hrs by appt, 330.304.8528

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Towpath Trail to connect to Wendy Park

Land has been purchased to connect Wendy Park/Whiskey Island to the Towpath Trail. The only remaining intact corridor available for a new trail in downtown Cleveland has been protected, The Trust for Public Land, ParkWorks Inc., the City of Cleveland, and Cuyahoga County announced. This purchase includes over 1.3 miles of continuous property that will serve as the backbone of the future Link to the Lake Trail.

The future trail will connect Lake Erie at Wendy Park and Whiskey Island with the historic 110-mile Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail, providing access to the Cuyahoga Valley National Park and New Philadelphia.

Check out the web site I created for Wendy Park many moons ago.

Monday, January 04, 2010

2010 MUSE Literary Competition Deadline Extended

The 2010 MUSE Literary Competition Deadline Extended: Must be postmarked by JANUARY 11, 2010!

GUIDELINE & SUBMISSION CLARIFICATION: While you may pay your entry fee electronically, you must submit your entries via hard mail, along with the downloadable entry form. NO ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE COMPETITION.

Contest Rules: Unpublished manuscripts only. Entries are judged anonymously. Do NOT put name on manuscript pages. Attach Entry Form to your submission.

Length: Fiction and Creative Nonfiction not to exceed 3,000 words. Poetry is limited to 3 poems per entry – maximum 2 typewritten pages per poem.

Entry Fees: $25/per category; each additional entry within a category, add $10 (limit of 3 entries per category).

MUSE Annual Literary Competition
c/o The LIT
2570 Superior Avenue, Suite 203
Cleveland, OH 44114

Questions? Call us at 216.694.0000 or email to info@the-lit.org.

Download Form and Guidelines

MUSE is a celebration of inspiration for literary artists. It is a quarterly publication of The Lit, dedicated to providing Ohio-based writers a platform to showcase superior craftsmanship, to supporting and promoting writers in their craft, to spotlighting news of interest in the literary community, and to elevating the overall literacy of the region.

MUSE seeks to delight, entertain, educate, and inspire its readers. We further aspire to elevate local, national, and we hope – some day, international awareness of Ohio as a literary arts epicenter.

MUSE publishes all genres of creative writing – including but not limited to poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, humor, lyrics, and drama; political essays; satire; profiles; book reviews; anything to stimulate public interest in reading and writing. Preference is given Ohio-based authors.

GENERAL PUBLICATION SUBMISSIONS (excluding annual competition) may be sent electronically to info@the-lit.org, with MUSE Submission in the subject line. We prefer electronic submissions, but if you prefer hard mail, please include SASE to MUSE, c/o The Lit, 2570 Superior Avenue, Suite 203, Cleveland, OH 44114. We reserve the right to print or not print any and all submissions.

The November Issue of MUSE is now available for purchase at Mac’s Backs Coventry, Joseph Beth Booksellers Legacy Village, and Visible Voice Books Tremont.