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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