Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Plain Dealer 2011 Travel Photo Contest

Share your best travel photos in the 2011 Plain Dealer Travel Photo Contest. Prizes will be awarded in each of the following three categories: People of the World, Sense of Place and Close to Home.

Grand Prize: An all-inclusive trip-for-two including airfare for 7 nights to Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe Resort (Riviera Maya, Mexico). 3 First Place Prizes: An all-inclusive trip-for-two including airfare for 4 nights to Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe Resort. 3 Second Place Prizes: Fuji FinePix T200. People's Choice Prize: Fuji FinePix T200.

Winning entries will be published in The Plain Dealer's Travel section on Sunday, April 15, 2012.

Deadline for entry is February 24, 2012.

Find complete rules and an entry form in The Plain Dealer's Sunday Travel section and on

Friday, January 27, 2012

Big Box 2012 Week 4 Performances 1.26–1.28

Week four of Big Box 2012 continues with double bill: Marquez Dance Project and Lisa Langford performing The Art of Social Graces, choreographed by Jennifer Sandoval and The Negro Perkins, written and directed by Lisa L. Langford.

7PM–10PM Thursday: $10 General Admission
7PM–10PM Friday & Saturday: $15 General Admission, $13 for Students and Seniors.
Cleve. Theatre, James Levin Theatre
6415 Detroit Avenue , Cleveland, Ohio

Tickets may be purchased by calling 216.631.2727 ext. 501, or at the box office.

Waiting Child Fund FUNraiser 3.10

'We’re raisin’ some loot for the Waiting Child Fund. Saddle up and test yer luck at the tables of the High Noon Saloon. Chow on some top-notch grub, wet yer’ whistle, and take home a bounty of prizes. It’ll cost ya $75, but you’ll be a happy camper knowin’ you’re helpin’ to find lifelong connections for youth in foster care.'

They are currently securing top-notch auction items such as a one-week vacation at Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas, a kitchen remodel, and much more! 
Registration and sponsorship available online

7th Annual FUNraiser
March 10, 2012

7–11 PM
Bohemian National Hall
4939 Broadway Ave., Cleveland

Thursday, January 12, 2012

CoolCleveland features Pretentious Tremont Artists

Nice CoolCleveland piece on Tim Herron and the Pretentious Tremont Artists. They're part of our Drawn 'n' Quartered event in May and many of us draw there on a regular basis. Always a great way to end the week!

Tango Novo is lucky this Friday Jan. 13th!

TangoNovo, a nuevo tango experience! Every 2nd Friday in 2012.
Hosted by KB and Carmen and Umberto Amante.

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.

Friday, January 13, 2012
8–9PM  Tango Lesson with KB & Carmen
9PM–MID Dancing
$10 per person, BYOB

Location: All About Dancin', 2115 Freeman Ave., Cleveland OH 44113
(Just around the corner from the Velvet Tango Room)

If you're interested in learning to tango, please come at 8PM. We'll use the first part of the lesson to work on fundamental concepts, then we'll introduce more complex "nuevo" steps in the second half.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pamela Dodd's Print Included in Traveling Exhibition

Pamela Dodd's print "Memory's Witness" is included in the traveling exhibition, Global Matrix III: an International Print Exhibition. The Purdue University Galleries presents the show at the Stewart Center Gallery and Robert L. Ringel Gallery from January 9th through February 19, 2012. A contemporary review of fine art printmaking from around the world organized as a traveling exhibition in the U.S. from 2012 to 2014. Previous installments of Global Matrix were presented in 2002 and 2007. The exhibition features artwork from 31 countries around the world. The Stewart Center Gallery and Robert L. Ringel Gallery are free and open to the public.

Opening Reception Thursday, January 12, 5:30–7PM
Robert L. Ringel Gallery, Purdue Memorial Union
Stewart Center Gallery, Stewart Center

Monday–Saturday: 10AM to 5PM
Thursday: 10AM to 8PM
Sunday: 1 to 5PM

Purdue University Galleries
Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
552 West Wood Street
West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 USA
For more information, call 765.494.3061 or contact us at

Stuart Pearl to have a solo show at Butler Institute

Ohio's Butler Institute of American Art has invited Stuart Pearl to have a solo photography exhibition this winter in their Youngstown museum. Ten representative works will be displayed on the second floor of the Beecher Center which adjoins the museum. Admission is free and the work will be on display from January 15 until March 4, 2012.

While visiting the museum be sure to view their permanent collection  that features masterworks by Norman Rockwell, Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and many other icons of American art.