Thursday, April 26, 2012

Ingenuity's Bal Ingenieux 5.4

Ingenuity is channeling the spirits of the Kakoon Arts Club with its first annual Bal Ingenieux on Friday, May 4th. This one night only event takes the audience through an amazing journey of performance and interactivity harkening back to the wild parties of Kokoon and looking ahead to Cleveland's future. Located at the Halcyon Lodge in the heart of Ohio City, Bal Ingenieux will feature multiple venues of entertainment that will unfold as the evening progresses with three ticket levels.

Performances by rock cello trio Cello Fury, plus DJ Robert Sherwood, Shivering Timbers, Zany Umbrella Circus, Mist and more. Bring a mask or get one at the door, but come prepared for a night to remember. Tickets at or 216.589.9444.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Drawn 'N Quartered IV 5.19 7—10PM

Life drawing as a spectator sport? Four drawing groups duke it out in front of your very eyes. Come cheer, yell and draw! Saturday, May 19th from 7—10PM at the Loren Naji Studio, 2138 West 25th St. Prior to and during the event there will be an ART OPENING featuring participants from the four teams; Dr. Sketchy, The Murray Hill Group, Northern Ohio Illustrators Society and the Pretentious Tremont Artists.

Drawn 'N Quartered IV

Loren Naji Studio
2138 West 25th St.

2012 Arts Business Challenge: Apply Today!

The 2012 COSE Arts Business Challenge is still accepting applications. The Challenge is an online video business pitch competition with a top cash prize of $2,000! 

Established artists, business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs with an arts-business idea are eligible to apply for the competition. A total of $4,000 in prize money, as well as in-kind business support, will be awarded to the top three submissions. To enter the competition, participants must go online and submit a two page Executive Summary and a video pitch that's no more than four minutes in length. The video pitch should address the following questions:

• What does your business idea entail?
• How is your business/idea unique in the marketplace?
• Why does it make good business sense?
• How would you use the prize money to further your business/idea?

Online applications and video submissions must be received by COSE no later than May 15th at 5PM EST. One round of judging will be conducted by a panel made up of experts from the local arts and business communities. Six Finalists will be recognized, and three Top Winners will be announced at the COSE Arts Business Challenge awards ceremony on June 20th at 78th Street Studios. The COSE Arts Business Challenge is open to businesses located in N.E. Ohio (Lorain, Medina, Cuyahoga, Summit, Lake, Geauga, Portage, or Ashtabula County) and to both COSE Members and Nonmembers alike.

Visit HERE to learn more and apply beginning today!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Murray Hill Group Landscape Show Opens 4.28

Be sure to come out to THIS Saturday's Opening Night as eight talented members of the Murray Hill Group; Deb Steytler, Mark Common, Tricia Kamen, David Brunner, Jack St. John, Paula St. John, Rick Csorba and Jennifer Newyear will display landscapes in the idyllic Geauga Park District. Show opens Saturday, April 28th from 7–9PM and runs through July 15th.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

78th Street Studios' Next Third Friday 4.20 5-9PM

78th Street Studios' next Third Friday is this Friday April, 20th from 5–9PM. Stop by the smART space to see some new work by Eileen Dorsey who recently won Best of Show and First Place at the 13th Annual National Arts Program exhibit at Arts Collinwood in March. Her painting Whistler Rapids will be displayed outside her studio door, suite 105.

ALSO: Don't miss the last days of the exhibit Nature Revealed at Kokoon Arts Gallery, which offers up images of wildlife and their environments from different periods of time in a variety of media, by several artists. Kokoon Arts Gallery (along with Kennth Paul Lesko Gallery and Tregoning and Company) will also be featured at the NOADA Art Expo at MOCA April 20–22.

NOADA Art Expo Opens @MOCA 4.20 5-9PM

The Northeast Ohio Art Dealers Association (NOADA) is pleased to announce the reinstatement of its annual Art Expo. Last held in 1995, the Art Expo grants the public an opportunity to experience and collect the finest area art in a single venue. 

This FREE even kicks off Friday night, from 5-9PM with a reception featuring live music and continues Saturday (11-6) and Sunday (12-5). Participating dealers include: 1point618, Bonfoey Gallery, Corcoran Fine Arts, Harris∙Stanton Gallery, Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, Kokoon Arts Gallery, Riley Galleries, Shaheen Modern and Contemporary Art, Thomas French Fine Art, Tregoning and Co., Wach Gallery, and William Busta Gallery. This is the largest and most significant commercial art event in Cleveland since the last Art Expo.

Museum of Contemporary Art
8501 Carnegie AveCleveland, OH 44106

Survival Kit @ 78th Street Studios

Survival Kit, located on the third floor of 78th Street Studios, is an 'art gallery and alternative event space' for emerging local and national artists, performers, and craftspeople. 

Visit them during the Open House every Third Friday of the month, during advertised special events, and/or by appointment.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Susie Frazier Celebrates 5yrs with Inspired 4.19

Join Susie Frazier as she celebrates the One-Year Anniversary of her retail showroom located inside the 78th Street Studios. On Thursday 4.19 from 6:30—9:30PM, the public will be able to preview new home decor, apparel and jewelry plus enjoy appetizers from Luxe Kitchen & Lounge, Battery Park Wine Bar, Stone Mad Pub & Restaurant, and Spice Kitchen & Bar, Gordon Square's newest hot spot! 

At 7PM, visionary developer and classically-trained musician Ari Maron will inspire guests with remarks on how to tap your own creativity as a tool for enhancing life. Ari Maron is a principal at MRN, Ltd. an Ohio real estate development, construction, and management company that created the E. 4th Street District in Downtown Cleveland, Uptown Cleveland in University Circle, and his current project, Market Place in Ohio City. 

Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland, 4.19–29

The 33rd Tri-C JazzFest swings into various venues throughout the city, the line-up will include legendary artists, rising stars and three generations of great women including "Queen of Soul" Aretha Franklin, Diana Krall, one of the best selling artists of her time; and Esperanza Spalding, Grammy-winning bassist-vocalist. Other highlights include saxophone phenom David Sanborn; NEA Jazz Master drummer Jack DeJohnette; and the always popular Smooth Jazz All-Stars. Tickets.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

CIM Guitar Studio Performs 4.15, 3PM

The Cleveland Classical Guitar Society will present the CIM Guitar Studio on April 15 as part of its Local Artists/ Rising Stars series. Held at 3PM at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Westlake the cost of admission is a canned good, benefitting the Cleveland Foodbank. Erik Mann, CIM alumnus and faculty member, is the president of the Society. To find out more, visit

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

CIA Cinematheque Celebrates 25 Years

Located in University Circle, rated one of America's Prettiest Neighborhoods by Forbes Magazine, The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque, founded in 1986, presents movies in CIA's 616-seat, 35mm and SR stereo-equipped Russell B. Aitken Auditorium. (Videotapes and 16mm films are sometimes shown in the 100-seat Ohio Bell Auditorium.) With films showing almost daily, there's a little something for everyone. View the complete list of upcoming films here.

Tickets are $9 and only $5 for anyone 25 and under with valid ID.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Portrait Painting Workshop 4.14

Our own Tricia Kaman will be the instructor Saturday, April 14th for a workshop titled Capturing Unique Qualities of the Individual. This workshop will focus on traditional portrait painting practices in oil and pastel painting, including composition and color. Some previous drawing and painting experience recommended. Tricia will be giving demonstrations and critiques as needed. 

Develop your own sense of style while being taught by regional and internationally awarded fine artist, Tricia Kaman.
 Saturday, April 14, 2012
10AM to 12:30PM and 1:30PM to 4PM
One Day Workshop (model fee included): $93.00
Register with the Orange Art Center at 216.831.5130.

Thursday, April 05, 2012

SPACES Benefit: Monster Drawing Rally 4.5

A benefit for SPACES, the Monster Drawing Rally allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation. Providing the basic necessities of the drawing practice—pencils, charcoal, pens, markers, ink, and paper—SPACES creates the context while the artists create the content of the drawings. The evening will consist of three one-hour drawing shifts (6-7, 7-8, 8-9PM) that each feature approximately 30 artists drawing simultaneously. As the drawings are completed, they will be hung on the walls and made available for purchase for $65 each. The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after its completion. Proceeds from the event provide direct support for SPACES' exhibitions and residency programs.

SPACES will also feature the Li'l Monster Drawing Rally, a section where children and families may sit, draw and display their work on the wall for the evening or the weekend. Children age 17 and under are admitted to the Monster Drawing Rally for FREE! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Thursday, April 5, 2012, 6 – 10PM
Artists drawing: 6 - 9PM

Work Remains on view through Saturday, April 7, 2012
Admission: $5 (FREE for SPACES members and children age 17 and under)