Thursday, May 19, 2011

50/50 show @78th Street Studios 5.20 5–9PM

Back by popular demand! The 50/50 show will feature 50 works of art done by 50 artists with each piece selling for $50.00.
The 50/50 show was one of Northeast Ohio’s most anticipated art events and was one of 1300 Gallery’s most popular shows. This show will give the art patron a chance to own an original work by some of the best local talent at a very affordable price. Each work will be hung for one night only, with sales transacted that evening. 

Artist List includes: Karl Anderson, Joe Ayala, Robert Banks, Amy Casey, Cleveland SGS, Suzanne Cofer, Dana Depew, Eileen Dorsey, Steve Ehret, Dan Ferlan, Susie Frazier, Mallorie Freeman, John G, Mike Gezze, Laurel Herbold, Derek Hess, Chad "CHOD" Kimes, Ron Kretsch, Rose Marincil, Dana Oldfather, Anastasia Pantsios, Bob Peck, Scott Pickering, Rustbelt Welding, Douglas Max Utter, Anthony Van Roy, Sebastian Wagner, Mike Wohlend,
and Paul Woznicki.

smARTspace at
78th Street Studios
Public reception 5–9PM

Pedaling Art @ Wall Eye Gallery 5.20 6—10PM

Wall Eye Gallery presents Pedaling Art, a celebration of bicycle culture through art and design, May 20 through June 4. The juried exhibition includes visual art in a variety of media, as well as wearable art and crafts, all of which are made from recycled bike parts or have a bike focus. Cleveland Bicycle Week is May 16-22, 2011 culminating in Bike-to-Work Day and the Pedaling Art opening reception on Friday, May 20. 

The Ohio City Bicycle Co-op (OCBC) will provide free, secure bicycle valet parking for those who opt to ride. A portion of Pedaling Art sales will be donated to the OCBC to help support their mission to promote cycling in Greater Cleveland. The opening night will also feature stationary bike racing presented by Great Lakes Gold Sprints. In a break from Wall Eye tradition, Pedaling Art will be open for two consecutive weekends with bicycle films showing on the afternoons of Saturday, May 21, Sunday, May 22, and Saturday, May 28.

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Monday, May 16, 2011

The 2011 Ohio Independent Film Festival 5.18, 5.19

The Ohio Independent Film Festival returns to the Beachland Ballroom, shining a light on small, independent filmmakers and screenwriters; encouraging emerging media artists; and advocating the freedom of expression. They'll be showing films here at the Beachland Ballroom from May 18 and 19th. Films from the USA unless otherwise noted. On May 18th, a series of short films will be screened starting at 7 pm: The Way It's Played, Casualties, The Game, If You Listen, Touch, South Korean film GU YEO-RUM-EUI BA-DA, Bitch, Get Out Of the Bathroom, Good Boy (UK), and The Philosopher (France). At 9:30 pm, they'll show Land of the Free, and feature film Close-Up. Over the course of the next few days, films will be screened at the Beachland and at nearby Arts Collinwood. For more information, go to Tickets for all screenings will be $10 and can be purchased in advance at

Shorts Program * Buy Tickets
May 17th, Ballroom 7 pm - $10

Close-Up * Land of the Free * Buy Tickets
May 17th, Ballroom 9:30 pm - $10

Breaking Through The Clouds: 1st Women's National Air Derby * Buy Tickets 
May 18th, Ballroom 7 pm - $10

Shorts Program 2 * Buy Tickets
May 18th, Ballroom 9 pm - $10

Friday, May 13, 2011

Concert for Japan Relief, Monday 5.16 8PM

Martini 5-O Plays Tremont Artwalk 5.13 10PM-1AM

It's a Tremont Artwalk Friday and Martini Five-O again brings the sound of Lounge-Surf-Groove to the Prosperity Social Club, from 10PM—1AM. 

Prosperity Social Club 
1109 Starkweather Ave. 
Tremont, OH

Big Creek Park Landscape Show Opening 5.13 7-9PM

I'm part of another art show that has it's opening THIS coming Friday, May 13th. A fun show with some very strong landscapes and nature work by Sharlene Green, Alane Sandoval, Elaine Dowling, David Brunner, Terry Orvis, Jeff Suntala and myself. Most of this group I paint with on Sunday mornings during the Summer months. It's well worth the scenic drive to the wilds of the East side.—Juan 

Murray Hill Group Show
Artists reception: 

Friday, May 13th 7—9PM

Donald W. Meyer Center
Big Creek Park

Geauga Park District
9160 Robinson Road Chardon, Ohio 44024

Drawn 'N' Quartered III @ Wall Eye Gallery 5.6, 5.7 6—10PM

Figure drawing as a spectator sport? Three years in a row? Yes!!! Four established drawing groups; The Murray Hill Drawing Group, Dr. Sketchy, Pretentious Tremont Artists and N.O.I.S. (Northern Ohio Illustrators Society) will draw against time and each other for the amusement of an engaged audience. Think WWF meets art school meets cabaret!'

Tonight is the gallery show at Wall Eye Gallery5304 Detroit Ave, from 6PM to 10PM. Come see work by the artists competing tomorrow night in Drawn 'N' Quartered III.

Wall Eye Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Pamela Dodds exhibition through June 9th, 2011

"Memory's Witness"
Pamela Dodds

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 29, 2011 

Exhibition continues through June 9, 2011

William Busta Gallery
2731 Prospect Avenue
Cleveland OH 44115

Also opening concurrently at the gallery:
Mark Howard: Paintings