Monday, December 31, 2012

New Year's Eve @ The Lit! 9PM

If you're looking to get out this New Year's Eve come in to The Lit! The Literary Cafe in Tremont's party will feature hors d'oeuvres, party favors, noise makers, a balloon drop and a Champagne toast!! Doors open 9PM.

Literary Cafe
1031 Literary Rd.
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Perfect Gift For Clevelanders

Featured in Susie Frazier's most recent email, New to Cleveland is a
guide to exploring the city. Produced by writer, urban planner and
Detroit Shoreway resident Justin Glanville teamed up with illustrator Julia Kuo (who you will remember from 100 days of Cleveland) to produce this beautifully composed guide to Cleveland for newcomers, and old-timers looking to rediscover Cleveland neighborhoods. The book includes
descriptions and walking tours with maps of 12 Cleveland neighborhoods, listings of restaurants, cafes, stores and cultural institutions, advice on where to send kids to school, neighborhood advice for students, artists, professionals, retirees, and those who want to live car-free. $30.

Art House Winter 2013: Clay for Kids 1.5

Help cure your kid's Winter 'cabin fever' by signing them up for Art House's Clay for Kids with instructor Billy Ritter, who will encourage your child to learn about handbuilding techniques like coiling, pinching and slab building while also using texture and history to create imaginative artwork. All art will be glazed and can be picked up at a later date. Saturdays from10AM–12PM from January 5–26 (4 weeks.)

Class Fee: $85.00 (class minimum: 5 students)
Discount for students who took "We Built This City"
Ages: 6–13

Friday, December 21, 2012

Jack St John @ Third Fridays at 78th St. Studios

Jack St John will be displaying some of his work in the Eileen Dorsey Painting Studio (1st Level, by SMARTspace) during the December 21st THIRD FRIDAYS at 78th Street Studios. Stop by if you'll be in Gordon Square or Tremont neighborhoods.

78th Street Studios is located between W. 78th and W. 80th Streets just north of Lake Avenue in Cleveland, OH.

Friday, December 07, 2012

SantaCon 2012 12.8 6:30PM

It's time again for the Cleveland SantaCon 2012. The parade-meets-bar-crawl will feature dozens of partyers dressed as Santa Claus as they hit spots on West 25th StreetFull outfits are mandatory (but NEED NOT be Santa.)

While the goal is to create "Santarchy," there are some rules; Santas are encouraged to bring presents for kids. They're sworn to pay their bar tabs. And they're warned that they'd better not act like some drunken Grinch.

SantaCon gets rolling at 6:30PM at Bier Markt, 1948 West 25th St. 

For information, call 216.274.1010 or check out their page on Facebook.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Tremont Artwalk BrewHaHa PopUp Shop 12.14

During the December Tremont ArtWalk, Friday Dec 14th (and also Friday Dec. 7th and Sat. Dec 15th) from 6–10PM be sure to visit the Tremont Holiday BrewHaHa PopUp Shop, 2393 Professor Ave.

Featuring over 15 artisans and Tremont Farmers’ Market Vendors. Artwork includes that of Angelica Poza, Dana Depew and Jim Votava. Naughty or Nice Santa Photos $10. All proceeds benefit TWDC free community programs!

Friday, Dec. 14, 2012
6 til 10PM

Bazaare Bizarre @ W.78th St. Studios 12.8–12.9

Bazaare Bizarre is right around the corner. Saturday and Sunday December 8th and 9th, 78th Street Studios will be host to "not your granny's craft show." If you are looking for a unique, locally made gift please visit us on the first floor, inside the smART space on Saturday, December 8th from 10AM–9PM, and Sunday, Dec. 9th from 11AM–6PM.

78th Street Studios
1305 West 80th St.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned 12.7

The Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned strives to unite through books. Inspired by the Book Club of Paris, its rules are simple: Bring a book that you have already read, and be prepared to swap it with another member of the society. Friday, Dec. 7th at 6:30PM, will be a night of fun, conversation, and new friends. 

Come check out what the new owners have done with Mahalls. Rumor has it that a few lanes are reserved for book club member use. Oh, and NO BOOK, NO ADMITTANCE!

Guarinos Restaurant
12309 Mayfield Road, Cleve., OH 44106
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Murray Hill Group Anniversary Show! 11.30 5–9PM

This year Tricia Kaman, together with the Murray Hill Drawing Group, is celebrating a very special 20-year partnership during this year's December Art Walk. Together in various configurations since the 1980s, The Murray Hill Drawing Group consists of artists who gather weekly to practice life drawing. The core of today’s Murray Hill Group began meeting twenty years ago in Tricia's art studio and gallery. Fine artists mingle with art teachers, graphic artists and animators, as well as those who practice art as more of an avocation. A tight-knit group has emerged over the years that support each other in their various artistic endeavors. 

Tricia and the Murray Hill Drawing Group are hosting an Anniversary Show during the Art Walk this year, and cordially invite you to attend. Tricia and the members of the Drawing Group will be displaying their works of art for viewing and purchase, and have organized a spectacular display and exhibit that will commemorate their 20 years together. Tricia and various members of the Drawing Group will be hosting guests at an Opening Reception on Friday November 30th from 5-9PM, and will be open during the remainder of the Art Walk on December 1st and 2nd.

2012's Last 5th Friday Milonga 11.30

2012's last 5th Friday Milonga. Hosted by KB & Carmen.
7:30PM: warm-up lesson
PM: dancing
$10 per person, BYOB
Please bring an appetizer or snack to share

All About Dancin’ Dance Studio

2115 Freeman Ave. Cleveland, OH

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Peter and the Wolf Added to Holiday CircleFest 12.2

The Cleveland Institute of Music is pleased to be participating once again in University Circle's joyous seasonal festival Holiday Circlefest.

On Sunday, December 2, University Circle institutions present family-friendly events featuring music, shopping, food, exhibits and, of course, lots of holiday cheer.

Bundle up and walk the Circle to explore and enjoy the various activities or hop on the trolley, just be sure to hop off at East Boulevard and Hazel Drive to take in the sounds of the season at CIM and enjoy festive happenings at our neighbor's place, the Western Reserve Historical Society. The CIM Harp Ensemble will perform excerpts from Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite in Mixon Hall with a special guest ballerina. This year, the CIM Orchestra will add Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf to the festive holiday music mix. CIM Carolers will bring in the holiday spirit and our "Yuleing Tubas" add some hefty holiday cheer as well.

After Circlefest wraps up, consider heading back to CIM for our Intensive String Quartet Seminar Gala Concert, "Magical Mendelssohn," at 6PM. The concert features the six complete quartets of Felix Mendelssohn and the finale of his octet. (See for details.)

For more information on Holiday Circlefest, visit

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Short and Sweet Holiday Shop Nov. 30–Dec. 2

This year Art House is hosting this unique retail venue demonstrating the vitality and economic opportunity of the arts at the crossroads of Denison and Pearl Road. The Short and Sweet Holiday Shop was created by residents in the Brooklyn Centre neighborhood and will showcase local artists and artisans.

Nov. 30–Dec. 2
& Dec. 7–9PM
Fridays, 4–8PM
Saturday & Sunday 1–5PM

Sponsored by Art House in cooperation with Stockyard, Clark-Fulton, Brooklyn Centre Community Development Organization.

3119 Denison Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44109

Friday, November 16, 2012

Art House's Holiday Card Making Workshop 11.27

Teaching Artist: Jeannie Oakar
Dates: Tuesday, November 27th
Time: 6–7:30PM
Who: Family, adult, teen
Cost: $20 per person or $30 per pair 
(must register together)
Registration Deadline: November 21st

Description: Every year, as you wait in line for an hour, you think, "I should make my own cards!" Let this be your year to shine! Work individually or with family and friends to learn simple yet beautiful printmaking techniques to create amazing greeting cards. Pair your prints with high quality paper and mixed-media options for customized cards that loved ones will be excited to open and display.

ALSO: Ornament Workshop
Teaching Artist: Jeannie Oakar
Dates: Tuesday, December 4th
Time: 6–7:30PM
Who: Family, adult, teen
Cost: $20 per person or $30 per pair (must register together)
Registration Deadline: November 28th

Description: Dress up your tree with handmade ornaments that you'll be proud to display! Teaching Artist Jeannie Oakar will give instruction and guidance as you work with paper, fabric and plenty of sparkle to make several unique ornaments to celebrate your family's holiday traditions. This fun workshop is family friendly and also open to adults and teens to work on their own or with friends.

Friday, November 09, 2012

Cleveland Independents Restaurant Week Until 11.19

Cleveland Independents Restaurant Week is going on now through November 19th. Participating restaurants will have special 3 course 'prix fixe' menus for a reasonable amount (about $33.) Now may be the time to check out that place you've been curious about...

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned 11.9

The Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned strives to unite through books. Inspired by the Book Club in Paris, the rules are simple: Bring a book that you have already read, and be prepared to swap it with another member of the society. Friday, November 9th at 6:30PM, will be a night of fun, conversation, and new friends. 

Come check out what the new owners have done with Mahalls. Rumor has it that a few lanes are reserved for book club member use. Oh, and NO BOOK, NO ADMITTANCE!
13200 Madison Avenue, Lakewood, OH 
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CSU's 20th People’s Art Show 11.9, 5–8PM

November 9th thru December 13th, 2012 Cleveland State University presents: The 20th People's Art Show,
a non-juried, free and open celebration of creativity, diversity and imagination; 350 artists are expected to participate with approximately 500 works in all media.

The new Art Gallery is housed at 1307 Euclid Avenue, in the Cowell and Hubbard building, located next to the restaurant by the same name, in the heart of the recently launched Arts Campus at Playhouse Square. The new gallery venue features three distinct exhibition spaces, a multi-purpose media space, a resource library, a meeting area, as well as state of the art lighting, surround sound and new-media capabilities.

Tremont Art Walk 11.9 6–10PM

This month's Tremont Art Walk is November 9th, from 6–10PM. Featured events include:

doubting Thomas, 856 Jefferson Ave. 

American Gossip: Ee i ee i OH! New paintings by joan of art and Norbert Ziebold with Mayan end of the world sculpture by John Zilko. progeny of deveney and aq needle in haystack contest are opening night only (as well as Norbert's performance art play... Improvised and Stupid.)

Aperture. 2541 Scranton Rd.

Bac, 2661 West 14th Street. Asian American Bistro and Bar.
David M. Uschold Photography.

Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth. 
Saturday open mic poetry with Russell Vidrick at 3PM.

Grumpy’s, 2621 West 14th Street.
Garrett Weider and Bryan Lazar

Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2688 W. 14th.
Depth of Place, photographic images by Jason Robert Carroll

Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather. 
Martini 5-0 surf erotica

Wine & Design, 751 Starkweather Ave. 
Works by Leslie McCafferty of Brecksville

Friday, November 02, 2012

Dia de Muertos 11.3, 11AM–10PM, Parade at 3:30PM

Day of the Dead is coming up. Saturday, November 3, 2012 11AM until 10PM. Parade is at 3:30PM, with much to do before and after:
Altars Exhibition. Dancers. Music. Lecture. Skulls and Skeltons Procession. Pan de Muerto. Folk Art and Much More! Face painting and mask workshops noon-3:30PM. Procession begins at 3:30PM!!

Main Altar: Ana Luisa Sanchez-Butte
Altars: Nieves-Bucey Family, Bruce Buchanan, Story Rheinhart-Cadiz, Kati Kat, Antonio Parente and David Manuelle
Main Entrance Installation: Raphael Valdivieso-Troya

Cemetery Installation: Mark Jenks, Nina Vivian Huryn, and Ian Petroni

Performances by: Tepehuani Nelli Mexican pre-Hispanic Dance Group, Santa Cecilia Mariachi, The Cleveland Drum Circle, Julia de Burgos Cultural Art Center Dance Group, Arroz & Frijoles Music Group, Lawrence Minadeo Jazz & Clasico Pianist, El Cantante Soloist, and DJ Johnny Tamales.
8th Annual Day of the Dead
Dia de Muertos 2012
Cleveland Public Theatre Campus & Parish Hall
(in the Gordon Square Arts District) 
6205 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44102

Life and Death in Black and White 11.2, 7–10PM

Life & Death in Black & White is a collection of today’s finest graphic illustrators, album cover artists, comic artists, tattoo artists, etc depicting their view of life and death. L/D in B/W means to showcase the time, detail, dedication and imagination put forth by these national and local artists and bring them and the art of illustration the full credit and appreciation that it has always rightly deserved.

Artists include: Steve Knerem, Jerry Beck, Jeff Gather, Jake Bannon, Dwid Hellion, Putrid, Scott Sterns, Eric Kaplan, Human Furnace, Billy Hughes, Derek Hess, Marty Egeland, John G, Mike Gustovich, Richey Beckett, Justin Bartlett, Todd Ryan White, Jake Kelly and Stefan Thanneur.

Loren Naji Studio Gallery
2138 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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Friday, October 19, 2012

Sharlene Green's Landscapes at Nature Center 10.19

The Shaker Lakes Nature Center is exhibiting 15 of Sharlene Green's landscape paintings through December 28, 2012. You are cordially invited to attend the reception which takes place this Friday, October 19th from 5:30-7:30PM at the Shaker Lakes Nature Center, 2600 South Park Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44120. To get directions, please go to their website or call the Nature Center at 216.321.5935.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Carlos Jones and Reggae For Food 4 10.20 7PM

Reggae For Food 4, at the Beachland Ballroom Sat., 10.20.12 at 7PM features: Carlos Jones & The PLUS Band / Umojah Nation / Outlaws I & I / Jah Messengers / Dub Flex and MCs Charleston Okafor and DJ Rich Lowe. All profits will benefit All Faiths Pantry, which helps local seniors and others with mobility challenges meet their monthly grocery needs. It is a simple and practical program that delivers groceries to elderly people and others with challenges to mobility, each and every month, at no cost to recipients.
Tickets: $15 – $20

Friday, October 12, 2012

'Haunted' Show at Doubting Thomas Gallery 10.12

Dany Rodriguez
During the Oct. 12th Tremont Artwalk Doubting Thomas Gallery is having a group exhibit of Halloween proportions! Opening is from 6–10PM.

Dark photographs, creepy paintings, red walls, black and white illustrations, bizarre sculptures, skeletons, gothic installations, live peformance; even culinary art!

ARTISTS include Natalia Dale, Keith Corcoran, Jason Rudolph, Dante Rodriguez, Joe Ayala, Stephanie Ayala, Mark Soppeland, Rafael Valdivieso, Miriam Sylvette, Jeremy Fear, Sascha Peppercorn, Gisela Towner, Melanie Newman, Meg Wilson, Shawn Mishak, Anthony Jacobs, John Sweeney, Dany Rodriguez, Mike Gezze, Chelsie Barile, David Szekeres, Brady Sayre and Norbert Ziebold. 

FOOD provided by Fears' Confections and Affordable Delicious Confectionery by Paul Disastro.

Doubting Thomas Gallery
856 Jefferson Ave., Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Additional gallery hours October 13, 5–9PM and October 19 & 20, 5–9PM.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Scene interview with Dexter Davis

Cleveland-based artist Dexter Davis has it both ways at the Cleveland Museum of Art – not only does he hold down a day job working security, but he's one of the artists featured in the collection. A longtime staple of the Cleveland art scene, Davis creates mind-warped collages that are immediately striking: images sprung from his childhood amid the violence of Cleveland's Hough neighborhood, various mediums and textures, nods to styles ranging from Cubism to Abstract Impressionism – he tosses it all into the blender. His current show runs through Oct. 13 at the William Busta Gallery. Cleveland Scene caught up with Davis at a coffee shop near the museum.

Cinema Redux 3 at Breakneck Gallery 10.13

Breakneck Gallery: Cinema Redux 3. In this third annual group show celebrating cinema, high art like Requiem for a Dream, cult classics like Tank Girl, and forgotten, confounding B-movies like Orca all receive tributes in posters you won't see at the local theater. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 6 to 10PM. The exhibit continues through Nov. 9th.

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave.
Lakewood OH

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nouvelle Vague plays Beachland Ballroom 10.21 8PM

A night of 'funky pillow talk' with Nouvelle Vague, the French duo who retool new wave in bossa nova and French soul. Musical cultures get mashed up for your listening and dancing pleasure. Yasmine Hamdan, former member of groundbreaking Lebanese band, Soap Kills, opens with a sultry set of her Arabic electronica.

Beachland Ballroom and Tavern
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 | 8 PM (7 PM door)
Nouvelle Vague
with Yasmine Hamdan

$18.00 adv / $20.00 dos
Ballroom |
All Ages

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

MOCA Cleveland Grand Opening Weekend 10.6, 10.8

The Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland will have a spectacular grand opening party Saturday, October 6th and on Columbus Day, October 8th the entire museum will be FREE and OPEN to the public.

Art Spot's inaugural exhibition: Five. Through 11.9

Art Spot: Five. The Wine Spot and Cleveland Institute of Art partner to create this new display space. For Art Spot's inaugural exhibition, five promising CIA students are juried by elite faculty members. Through November 9 at 2271 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights. Call 877.904.4954 for info or find Art Spot on Facebook.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cleveland West Arts League Show @78th St. Studios

Cleveland West Arts League: Populous Landscapes. Arlo Moon and Raphael Valdivieso paint symbolically rich canvases with high population density, but to different ends. Moon makes use of a Chagall-like palette of white, green, and primaries to create realistic faces and storybook imagery. Valdivieso summons crowds of brown- and gray-clad figures crowned in halos, creating troops of could-be saints. An opening reception will be held Friday, September 21st from 6–10PM. Through October 19th at 1300 West 78th St. Go to

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Rust Belt Revised 78th St. Studios 9.21, 5–9PM

'Underpass' Acrylic on Arches Cover 8"x10"
A show of 27 paintings by Randall Tiedman featured in conjunction with the book Rust Belt Chic co-edited by Anne Trubek & Richey Piiparinen. The book will be available for sale and many of the writers will be attending. Also, the work of Michael Nekic in the adjoining hallway featuring aspects of Cleveland and urban plight.

Kokoon and Hilary Gent Gallery
West 78st Studios
78th Street Studios' next Third Friday is this Friday Sept., 21st from 5–9PM.

Waiting Child Fund 3rd Annual Scrabble Tournament

You’re invited to the 3rd Annual Scrabble Tournament Fundraiser to benefit the Waiting Child Fund! The event will be hosted by Vikki & Todd Webster and is on October 27, 2012 at 3PM at Rockefeller’s Restaurant in Cleveland Heights.

Registration is limited to 60 players and prizes will be given to top winners. Sponsorship options are also available.

Los Straitjackets/Big Sandy @Beachland 9.29, 8:30 PM

Los Straitjackets (feat. the return of Daddy-O Grande) plus Big Sandy and His 
Fly-Rite Boys play the Beachland Ballroom Sat., Sept. 29th, 8:30 PM.

Los Straitjackets, from Nashville, Tennessee offer a unique brand of instrumental/
surf/garage music. When combined with their goofy stage antics and personalized Mexican wrestling masks it becomes fun and exciting for all ages. Original Straitjackets member Daddy-O Grande (aka Danny Amis) has won his battle with cancer and will be back with his piledriving, lucha libre-powered riffs lucha libre-powered riffs. Come celebrate the return of this beloved guitarist with not just a set by the Straitjackets, but by another Beachland fave, Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, the legendary West Coast band who 'do a swingin’ thing the best it’s ever been done!'

Tix $20.00

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Afrobeat's Antibalas Plays The Beachland 9.17 8:30PM

Antibalas, Afrobeat's premier second-wave ensemble are back and at The Beachland Ballroom Monday, Sept. 17th, 8:30PM.

'After a five year hiatus—during which its various members worked on a wide variety of projects, including the hit Broadway musical Fela!—this politically-charged and funk-laden group returns to the Beachland wielding the unstoppable power
of Afrobeat.' Opening is CLE’s New Orleans-inspired horn and rhythm group, the Revolution Brass Band. Price: $15–$17

Friday, September 14, 2012

CMA Chalk Festival 2012 Sat. 9.15 and Sun. 9.16

THIS YEAR'S Cleveland Museum of Art's Chalk Festival, is being held Saturday, Sept. 15th, 11AM–5PM and Sunday, Sept. 16th, Noon–5PM (rain or shine.)

Children and adults alike enjoy this great annual event where regular folks join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, the festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy, in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries, using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free.

Large square (approx. 3 x 4 ft.) and 24-color box of chalk: $16
Small square (approx. 2 x 3 ft.) and 12-color box of chalk: $8
Individuals, families, schools, and neighborhood groups are all invited to participate. Children under 15 must be accompanied by supervising adults. 
For questions contact Nan Eisenberg at 216.707.2483 or via e-mail.

Sparx City Hop Saturday, 9.15, 11AM–9PM

THERE ARE FOUR distinct trolley routes on this year's Sparx City Hop, Saturday, Sept. 15th, 11AM–9PM. As you loop through neighborhoods on trolleys, tour guides will share interesting facts and points of interest about architecture, culture, history and the talented residents who embody the visual and performing arts, and a thriving culinary scene. No two neighborhoods are quite alike, and this is the perfect time to explore them!

The Four Routes are: Campus District, Art Quarter and Asia Town, Ohio City and Tremont neighborhoods. Start at either East 4th Street at Prospect Avenue or 200 Public Square. 

Thursday, September 13, 2012

'The Wilma Smith Project' at Brandt Gallery 9.14

During this week's Tremont Art Walk be sure to check out Dana Depew's "The Wilma Smith Project", currently at the Brandt Gallery. 'The work that I do is highly reliant upon concept, making fleeting ideas come to fruition, and the nostalgia of childhood memories. I have several conceptual projects pertaining to the exhibit to honor Wilma Smith that I am exploring.'
—Dana Depew

Dr. Sketchy's Pencil Riot! @IngenuityFest 9.14

Pencil Riot! is Dr. Sketchy on the move: They bring the models (for those who can't get enough of the lovely Faith Mcfluff, I understand she's one of the models) and will move throughout this year's Ingenuity Festival. Models will pose and interact with bystanders. Come prepared to 'draw on the go,' comfortable shoes are recommended. From 7:30PM until 11:45PM and here's the general starting location.

TangoNovo One Year Anniversary Celebration 9.14

Dance to a variety of modern tango music (with some traditional favorites too) in a high energy, club style atmosphere with custom lighting. We'll also spin unique salsa, cumbia, cha-cha, and merengues with a Euro vibe.

$10 per person, BYOB. Wine and cheese provided.
TangoNovo, a nuevo tango experience! -- Every 2nd Friday, hosted by KB and Carmen and Umberto Amante

All About Dancin' Dance Studio

2115 Freeman Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44113

Friday, September 07, 2012

Ingenuity 9.14 – 9.16 @New Lakefront Location

Ingenuity, the Cleveland Festival of Art & Technology, announces a new location for 2012. The Festival will take place on September 14 – 16 at Docks 32 and 30, on the lakefront north of Browns Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center. 

Two warehouses will provide over 120,000 sq/ft of indoor space with ample outdoor space directly on the lakefront with stunning views of the city. This new location is made possible through a strong partnership between the City of Cleveland, the Port Authority and IngenuityFest, allowing the Festival audience a rare chance to enjoy the lakefront in a completely new context. With cutting edge art installations, performances, and exhibitions populating the space, the area will be completely transformed and will offer a glimpse of the long-range lakefront development plan unveiled by the city earlier this year. Check out the Preview Lineup.

Space Odysseys @ Loren Naji Gallery 9.7, 9.9

A Cleveland's favorite, writer-art critic-artist Douglas Max Utter is curating Space Odysseys at Loren Naji Studio Gallery, featuring art by Douglas Max Utter, Tom Yody, Erik Neff and blind stone carver, Chappelle Letman. The show opens Friday, September 7th from 5:30PM–Midnight.

ALSO, on the following Sunday morning, Sept 9th at 11AM Loren Naji Studio Gallery is hosting—of all things!—a PANCAKE BREAKFAST with an artist and curator talk! You must RSVP for the Sunday morning breakfast event.

Of course there will be wine, beer, food, music and the outdoor patio! EASY PARKING in the lot across the street from the gallery! Two not-to-be-missed events!

Loren Naji Studio Gallery
2138 West 25th Street, Cleveland OH 44113

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Proximity Cleveland's It's Only a Paper Moon 9.7

The nine artists in It's Only a Paper Moon, on view at Proximity from September 7th through October 6th, have distinctive and creative ways of manipulating a flat piece of paper from a conveyance of information to an object, communicating on it's own.

Co-curated by Dante RodriguezIt's Only a Paper Moon features work by: Patricia Alvarez Leon, Tom Balbo, Angela Bohley, Lisa Cheng, Laura Cooperman, Rachel McPherson, Kenneth Melendez, Ana Luisa Sanchez and Robin Van Lear. Tonight's opening is from 6 –10PM. Check it out.

Proximity Cleveland
1667 E 40th Street
Cleveland OH 44103
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Some Spirits at Zygote Press 9.7, 6 – 9PM

Johnny Coleman, 2003 Cleveland Arts Prize winner and professor of studio art and African American studies at Oberlin College specializes in installation pieces that use architectural constructions, audio, and even smells to immerse audiences. Part of Zygote Press' artist-in-residence program, Coleman presents a series of printworks he calls Some Spirits: The Free Side of the River. In Some Spirits, Coleman strives to memorialize some of the slaves whose search for liberty brought them to Northeast Ohio. He has both success stories and chronicles of loss to tell.

An opening reception will be held Friday, September 7th, 6 – 9PM with an artist talk Thursday, September 13th at 6:30PM.

Some Spirits: The Free Side of the River, 9.7 – 10.6
Zygote Press
1410 East 30th St.

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Murray Hill Group Workshop and Pot Luck Party 9.8

THE DATE selected for the Murray Hill Group Workshop and Pot Luck Party at Larry Zuzik's place is Saturday, Sept. 8th. Hopefully it'll be nice enough to have a model outside. If not, pack supplies accordingly since inside space is limited. Format will be the usual; drawing from one or two models starting at 1PM and breaking out the food about 6PM.

Please bring something to share. EVERYONE is welcome for the potluck that starts at 6PM (or come with an artist and hang out, read etc. til 6PM.)

Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned 9.7

The Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned strives to unite through books. Inspired by the Book Club in Paris, the rules are simple: Bring a book that you have already read, and be prepared to swap it with another member of the society. Friday, September 7th at 6:30PM, will be a night of fun, conversation, and new friends.

From Andrew: 'We think it would be fun if people dressed up absurdly fancy. In costumes or three-piece suits and gowns and such; codpieces and monocles and whatever else you can imagine. The pictures would be hilarious. So, if you're looking for an excuse to get dressed up and drink in an old bank vault, this, 'mis amigos', is it.' But, it's not required. What IS Required, though, is: