Monday, December 09, 2013

Annual Meeting of the Friends of the CPL 12.12

The 56th Annual Meeting of the Friends of the Cleveland Public Library takes place this Thursday, Dec. 12th from 4–7PM and will feature interactive exhibits, food, cash bar, live piano jazz, silent auction, and people who love libraries as much as you do.

Get your picture taken with President McKinley and Ida. Bike
across Cuyahoga County, fly over Cleveland as it was in 1840, or rebuild the Public Square monument in your own image. Or, just enjoy a drink and chat with other book-reading folks. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased here using Paypal. Come, be a Friend, and support one of the best libraries in America!
325 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH. Main Library, 3rd Floor

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

A Little Bit of London: O Gallery 12.5, 4–8PM

The artist, Jianhui.
A Little Bit of London in Cleveland; Exclusively offered at The O Gallery for one day, Jianhui’s jewellery designs are inspired by nature. When creating his handmade pieces Jianhui chooses the finest and most sustainable materials to recreate the beauty and natural environment from his youth.

Jianhui’s current project ‘The Next Pashmina’ is about being ethical, promoting sustainable material and increasing manufacturers’ awareness of recycling.

Join The O Gallery on Thursday, Dec. 5th from 4–8PM for this special showcase of luxurious jewelry, wine and hors d'oeuvres.

The O Gallery at LaPlace Shopping Mall 
(the corner of Richmond and Cedar Roads)
2101 Richmond Road
Beachwood, OH 44122

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Botanical Garden's 'Glow' 11.29–1.5

Tues., Thurs. & Sat.: 10AM– 5PM
Wed. & Fri.: 10AM–9PM
Sun.: Noon–5PM
Christmas Eve & New Year's Eve: 10AM–3PM
Closed Mondays, Christmas & New Year's Day

$12/non-member adult
$8/non-member child
FREE for Garden members

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The Botanical Garden's Glow 'transports you to a world full of seasonal cheer, where all-new wonders and returning traditions await you': Hop aboard the Garden Express for a magical train ride. Take a family photo in front of our two-story tree bedecked with live poinsettias.Visit a lively
town square filled with musicians and carolers. Decorate your very own gingerbread house with our full array of sweet treats. Let the kids pick out gifts for everyone at the charmingly kid-sized Treetop Shop. Enjoy classic holiday candies of all shapes and sizes from Mrs. Claus's Sweet Shoppe. See the lights shine brighter on Wednesday and Friday evenings, with extended hours and seasonal dinner specials. Grown-ups can shop at The Garden Store. Delight at the creative trees decorated by Affiliate Garden Clubs, and marvel at the amazingly whimsical gingerbread houses. Take the family skating on real ice at The Rink at Wade Oval.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate, enjoy some seasonal treats and savor the memories you’ll make with your loved ones at Glow.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Feliz Navidad Christmas Art Show 11.22, 6–10PM

Copyright © 2013 Bruno Casiano Gallery, All rights reserved.
Bruno Casiano Gallery presents
Feliz Navidad Christmas Art Show
Nov. 22nd–Dec. 27th
Opening Reception, Nov. 22nd, 6–10PM.
The show will feature international Chicago based artist Oscar Martinez and local artists Carmelo Alvarez, Augusto Bordelois, Alex Rivera, Rafael Valdivieso, Bruno Casiano, Kelly Perk, James McNamera and Bill Kubiak.

Located in the Detroit Shoreway Arts District the gallery, formerly known as Wall Eye Gallery, is known for its distinctive
look. Constructed in 1867 and once used as a speakeasy, it's one of the oldest buildings in the area. (If you would like more information about this event or the artist or to schedule an interview with Bruno Casiano, please call 216.346.6562 or email.)

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios 11.15, 5–9PM

Fresh from the Studio, a show of new work by some of Cleveland's most notable artists; Libby Chaney, Matt Dibble, George Kocar, George Kozman, James March, Sean McConnor, Chris Pekoc, A.D. Peters, Andrew Reach, Douglas Max Utter, and Peter Wise. Meet the artists at the next  Third Friday.

Tregoning & Company
1300 West 78th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

17th Booker T. Cleveland: El Carnicero 11.15, 6:30PM

Friday, November 15th The 17th Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned will be meeting at the new El Carnicero in Lakewood! Kristina Schuman will be running this event as Akhil Kejriwal will be in India for a few weeks. NOTE: We will be in the private room that is just off the main restaurant area.

El Carnicero
16918 Detroit Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107
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Opening reception for Radius 11.15, 4:30–7:30PM

Radius: Sketchbooks From Our Nearby Worlds celebrates the world of sketchbooks as kept by artists, designers and visual-journal keepers. Partcipating artists include: Ralph Solonitz, Robert Cutlip, Barb Quent, Robert Moyer, Chuck Dillon, George Kocar, Ron Hill and Karen Sandstrom as well as Institute of Art students.

Opening Reception
Nov. 15th

Stocker Arts Center
(on the campus of Lorain County Community College) 
1005 North Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
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Traveling Sippin’: Printmaking Cards 11.15, 6–8PM

Art House, Inc.'s Sippin’ in the Studio travels this Friday, November 15th, 6604 Detroit Ave., from
6–8PM, for 'Printmaking Cards'.

Create fun and unique holiday cards with artist Kate Snow that will impress your family and friends. Not
crafty? Don’t worry, this class is designed to bring 
out your inner artist as you experiment with different shapes, colors and textures.

Class fee: $30
Class fee includes all materials and refreshments.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute 11.14–11.16

Founded by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and presented by COSE, the Artist as an Entrepreneur Institute (AEI) is an award-winning business training program for visual, performing, literary, media and design artists. This results-oriented program is led by a faculty of business leaders, entrepreneurs and working artists who will teach you the fundamentals of how to start, grow and maintain a healthy business.

The 3-Day Workshop runs November 14 to 16, 2013 and will cover topics that impact an artist’s daily operations including:
Establishing SMART Goals
Forming an individual action plan
Defining your product or service
Protecting your rights
Building a marketing plan
Understanding consumers and researching markets
Building a communications strategy
Raising capital
Taxes and insurance
Accounting and Finance

Participants are provided with a comprehensive course book that includes resources and support materials on all topics covered.

Landscapes: Eileen Dorsey & Hilary Gent 12.13 5–7PM

This Wednesday, November 13th from 5–7PM, is the Opening Reception of Landscapes: New works by Eileen Dorsey and Hilary Gent, located at Gallery West, inside the Cuyahoga Community College west campus. The show includes over 30 paintings, six of which are one of a kind collaborative paintings!
Gallery West is located at 11000 Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, OH 44130 on the second floor of the library in the student services building. Parking is located in lot D.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

International Sippin' with Cheikhou Ba 11.12, 6–8PM

If, like me, you regret meeting the Creative Fusion International artists only at their goodbye shows here's your chance at redemption. Join Art House for an evening of sculpting with their Creative Fusion International artist from Senegal, Africa, Cheikhou Ba. Cheikhou will teach participants how to create small sculptures using minimal, recycled materials. DON'T MISS the opportunity to meet Cheikhou and create something fun and different!

International Sippin' with Cheikhou Ba

Tuesday, November 12th, 6–8PM
Class fee: $20
(Includes materials/refreshments.)

Good Goat Gallery: Life in Color 11.9, 4–9:30PM

November 9th the good goat gallery celebrates their one year anniversary with Life in Color, an art show that tells stories...

Before humans could read and write, they
drew everything for future generations, (religion, fashion, beliefs, rituals, etc). Art has always been an important tool to convey messages. Most of what we know about our past is due to art. Today, artists still like to tell a good story. For Life in Color, each work will display a colorful narrative, displaying a tale for viewers to read.

Artists' Reception is Nov. 9th, from 
4–9:30PM and the show will be up until December 7th.

The Good Goat Gallery
17012 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107
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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

This is How the World Ends: CHOD solo show 11.9

The End is Nigh. On November 9th get a peek at the end of days depicted by Lakewood artist CHOD. This is the Way the World Ends is the first solo exhibit from the artist in three years. Saturday, November 9th, 6–10PM.

Breakneck Gallery
17020 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

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Studio Showcase: Lanza, Beckwith, Mastroianni 11.8

Mastroianni Photography and Arts will feature photography by resident studio-mates Frank Lanza, Lindsey Beckwith, as well as himself during the November and December Tremont Artwalks.

'All commercial photographers in our own right, we will be showing photography more personal in nature, but still related to our work. Frank Lanza will exhibit a recent travelogue series, as well as unpublished portraits. Lindsey Beckwith will sexy nudes from her boudoir work. And I will feature an ongoing series of intimate portraits of my daughters.'—Steven Mastroianni
Friday, November 8th from 6–10PM, as part of the Tremont Artwalk. 2688 W. 14th.

Tremont ArtWalk Friday 11.8, 6–10PM

Photography by Jennifer Newyear -
The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Cafe are featured at the Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, during the upcoming Tremont ArtWalk Friday 11.8, from 6–10PM. Other highlights include:

 807 Literary Rd.; 1st Year Anniversary group show and celebration

Bac, 2661 West 14th Street; David M. Uschold Photography

Beck Center for the Arts Tremont West Storefront, 2406 Professor; Painting

Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth, Gallery Hours: Saturday Noon – 6PM or appt

doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave.; installation by James Matzorkis 

Grumpy’s, 2621 West 14th Street; Photography by Lora Mosier and Karen Masters

Kollective Gallery, 2676 West 14th; Rust and Wood group exhibit

Lava Lounge, 1307 Auburn Ave.; new work by Paul Rogers

Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2688 W. 14th; Studio Showcase with 
Frank Lanza, Lindsey Beckwith, and Steven Mastroianni

The Treehouse, 820 College; Photography by Tim Kelly
Ukranian Museum-Archives, 1202 Kenilworth

Visible Voice Books, 1023 Kenilworth; Photography by Ryan Eberely

Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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Monday, November 04, 2013

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds Beachland 11.7, 8PM

Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds are featured Thursday, November 7th, 8PM at the Beachland Ballroom. ALSO: Connor Kennedy AND Scarlet & The Harlots. Might be worth a look-see.

Drink and Draw Social Club 1st Wednesdays 11.6

The Official Drink and Draw Social Club 
of Cleveland now meets twice a month; 1st Wednesdays are at The Great Lakes Brewing Company's 2nd floor Rockefeller room and 3rd Thursdays remain the 2nd floor of The Lava Lounge in Tremont. From 7–11PM bring a sketchbook, have a drink, have some food and socialize!

Great Lakes Brewing Company
2516 Market Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Dia de Muertos 11.2 11AM–10PM, Parade at 3:30PM

This Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 Dia de Muertosor Day of the Dead—takes place at Cleveland Public Theatre Church and Parish Hall, Gordon Square Arts District from 11AM–10PM.

Noon to 2PM: Lawrence Minadeo Piano and Drums will play.
Line up at 3PM: Tepehuani Nelli, Cleveland Drum Circle, CMA giant puppets and more...
Parade at 3:30PM: Mariachi Santa Cecelia will play during the procession
After the Parade: Tepehuani Nelli Dance Co. in Parish Hall and Julia de Burgos Dance troop. Luis y Martin Duet will play popular music from 6–7PM, from 7–9PM Rey's Rice & Beans Latin Jazz band, mucha Salsa!!!

This is a FREE EVENT: 3 food trucks, CPT cash bar outdoors; see the new amazing Altars and Cemetery installations; face-painting and crafts from 11AM–3PM. Vendors featuring Day of the Dead folk art, plus the traditional —and tasty—Pan de Muerto (BREAD of the DEAD!)

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CMA MIX: Underneath 11.1 5–9PM

The Cleveland Museum of Art's latest MIX event is Underneath, Friday, November 1st, 2013, 5–9PM.

Go beneath the surface. Don a mask or come in costume, and uncover monsters, spirits, and things that go bump in the night. Start your Halloween weekend off right and get your fright on with a double feature projection in the atrium, including a screening of the original 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney as the disfigured musical genius of the hidden chambers and corridors beneath the Paris Opera House. Watch as a Live Art mural by the Rust Belt Monster Collective materializes, and discover what’s underneath with spooky tours of the collection and the new exhibition, Fragments of the Invisible: The Delenne Collection of Congo Sculpture.

Advance tickets $8; $10 day of event. Members FREE. Reservations recommended.

Loren Naji Presents:The Skull and The Skeleton 11.1

Loren Naji Gallery Presents:
The Skull and The Skeleton
Curated by Mary Urbas
November 1st– 23rd, 2013
Opening Artist Reception, Costume Party and Boneyard Market: 
Friday, November 1st, 2013, 6PM–MID
The Boneyard Market will feature artists creating skull and skeleton themed items at a lower price point.

In addition to the exhibition in the gallery, we're doing a Pop-Up show of carved Jack-O-Lanterns, for all to enjoy! Bring in your artistically carved pumpkins, and also please bring candles... let's make it festive! All are welcome to join us to meet the artists, listen to live music and to enjoy light refreshments. Guests are encouraged to come in costume or in the nude!

The Gallery will be open on Saturday, November 2nd from 11AM–8PM for Dia de los Muertos. This event is free and open to the public.

“It’s about embracing life and death and our mortality,” said Mary Urbas, exhibit curator, and life-long collector of skull art and artifacts. “Being raised Roman Catholic, the rebellious side in me was drawn to skulls for the initial shock value.” Selections from Urbas’ personal skull folkart and art collection will be among the exhibition pieces.

The macabre mélange of artists, artwork and folk art includes:
Jeffrey Allen: Ceramic masks and necklaces
Gennifer Bone: Pen and ink drawing
Gail Crum: Collage, assemblage, mixed media
Sean Crum: Drawing, etching
Laura D’Alesandro: Mixed media
Devout Home: Mixed media, assemblage
Gary Divoky: Ceramic sculpture
Gary Dumm: Skull silkscreen print, comic book, acrylic on canvas
Laura Dumm: Acrylic on canvas and paper, Bubba of the Dead,
Meat (Jeffery Paul Gadbois): Pen and ink drawing
Tim Herron: Drawing
Katrina Hicks: Acrylic on canvas, giclee prints of originals
Richard Jambor: Mixed media, duck tape
Aunia Kahn: Digital painting, photography
Dave King: Mixed media
George Kocar: Acrylic painting on canvas, mixed media
Terry Klausman: Mixed media assemblage
Dan Levin: Assemblage, mixed media
Jim Morana: Mixed media
Beth Nash: Acrylic, mixed media on wood
Angela Oster: Ink drawings, watercolor,gouache
Vince Packard: Acrylic on canvas, mixed media
Stephen Paternite: Digital infrared photography
Kristopher J. Petrenko: Acrylic painting, painted wine boxes
Barb Jakubs Schmidt: Sugar skull sculpture
Debra Sue Solecki: Mixed media collage, pastel
Andrea Thornton: Felt, embroidery, mixed media
Sarah Wojciechowski: Printmaking: relief and etching
Mark Yasenchack: Ceramic mosaic, wall skulls
Theresa Yondo: Ceramic sculpture
Gadi Zamir: Wood burning, found objects, mixed media

Boneyard Market Collection
Jeffrey Allen: Carved ceramic skull necklaces
Patricia Swearingen Hecker: Mixed media wood charms
Kay Larch: Skull art coloring books
Susan Lucas: Mixed media
Deborah McGroder: Ceramic ocarinas, whistles
Melanie Neal: Artisan Chocolates
RobinAnne Payne: Mixed media
Betty Skufca: Mixed media jewelry
Judy Vierow: Reproduction prints of her original mixed media on paper
Michelle Walker: Postcard reproductions of her original mixed media paintings

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MOCA Cleveland: Eve Ashcraft (On Color) 10.24 7PM

Eve Ashcraft is the nation’s most 
sought-after color authority. For her public talk at MOCA Cleveland, Ashcraft will discuss the significance of color on our experience of space and architecture. 
From the hues we select for our bedrooms 
to the bold blue interior of MOCA’s new building, Ashcraft will describe the impact 
of color on our emotional, physical, and psychological states.

Free for MOCA Members and Students*
$10 for Non-members. *Students must reserve a free ticket in person with a valid ID

Distinguished Lecture: Eve Ashcraft (On Color)
October 24, 2013 / 7PM

11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106


Monday, October 21, 2013

Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas 10.26 9PM

2013 is the 20th Anniversary of Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas. Tonight, Cleveland musician—and die-hard fan of the filmKris “skinnyk” Morron and a chamber orchestra and chorus of 30 professional local musicians will be performing the music from the movie at the Beachland Ballroom. This event is a celebration of the film and an opportunity for fans to hear the music played live on stage; an opportunity for musicians from the local music scene to come together for something unique and exciting; and, it’s a HALLOWEEN PARTY (with costume contests and DJ Funk Shway). The music from Nightmare is only the first part of the music line-up on the 26th. Danny Elfman, the composer of the Nightmare soundtrack, was the leader of the Los Angeles based group, Oingo Boingo. For this event, Kris put together an all-star group consisting of members of Mifuné and Revolution Brass Band among others.

Sat, 10/26/13, 9PM
Beachland Ballroom

Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas presented by Sombrero Brothers
Price: $18 – $23 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Booker T. Cleveland 17 at CMA 10.18 6:30PM

The Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned Reunion v17 is going to be mixing literature and art in the Cleveland Museum of Art on the Friday, Oct. 18th starting about 6:30PM. Come on down with a favorite book to swap and enjoy the fabulous company, food and drinks at the Provenance Cafe!

Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland, Ohio

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Morgan Conservatory Book Shows Sat., 10.12 7–9PM

Join the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory for a dual art book exhibition Opening Reception this Saturday, October 12th from 7–9PM.

Art Books Cleveland: Abecedaria IV
Art Books Cleveland, housed at the Morgan Conservatory, presents art books exploring the alphabet, or an aspect of the alphabet in beautiful, clever, and sometimes whimsical perspectives of book forms. This year will feature their first guest artist, Alicia Bailey, renowned book artist, and owner of Abecedarian Gallery in Denver, CO.

Monumental Ideas in Miniature Books III
An international traveling exhibition of object books is curated by local artist and educator, Hui-Chu Ying, professor of art of the University of Akron's Myers School of Art. The exhibit is a collaborative and
educational project comprised of the work of over 100 visual artists. The artists have taken on the challenge of scaling down thoughts, text, images and materials and transformed them into readable, workable small-scale artist books that are a pleasure to handle, read and exhibit.

Opening Reception parking is on East 45th Street, south of Payne Ave.

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation
1754 East 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Chagrin Documentary Film Fest 10.2 – 10.6

The 2013 Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, from Oct. 2nd through Oct. 6th, is a five day celebration of the spirit and passion of the documentary filmmaker. The Village of Chagrin Falls welcomes filmmakers and film lovers with daily filmmaker panels, discussion forums and an enthusiastic audience. The Medical Mutual Filmmaker Lounge and “Meet the Director” events during the Festival are powerful networking opportunities for filmmakers, sponsors and supporters.

Chagrin Doc Fest
147 Bell St. Suite 106
Chagrin Falls, Ohio 44022

Monday, September 30, 2013

Morgan Conservatory's Benefit Saturday 10.5

Kick off the Fall art season by attending the Morgan Conservatory's Benefit and Silent Art Auction. The fun starts at 6PM, Saturday, October 5th as we toast to 6 successful years of workshops, exhibitions, and community. Enjoy live music, sample hors d'oeuvres table and with drink in hand make your way to the hand papermaking, bookbinding, and letterpress demonstrations, and don't forget the famous 'Snail Mail/Paper Trail' art auction wall; just grab a pen and start bidding! Each year the Morgan invites local and nationally known artists to create new works of art using our handmade paper created specifically for this event. This year they expect to have over 120 art pieces for you to bid on.

There is a variety of other artwork to bid on and many surprise items. Annually attended by over 350 people, this is their one big fundraiser of the year. $25 per guest (Morgan members $20 per guest). Event Parking: East 45th St. off Payne (45th is a one-way street running south).

This event is part of Octavofest, northeast Ohio's month long celebration of book and paper arts.

Fall Festival at Baltic Park with Art House 10.5

Join Art House at the first Fall Festival at Baltic Park on October 5th. Art House artist Thom Rossino will unveil his redesign of the park, and Art House will be hosting a pumpkin painting table among the many activities on hand.

MIX: Muse, PechaKucha Night Cleve. CMA 10.4 5–9PM

In collaboration with the Cleveland chapter of global speaker series PechaKucha, from 7PM speakers present on their muses and passion projects with 20 slides, each timed for 20 seconds.

Wander the galleries in search of your muse, or take a tour and be more formally introduced. Your event ticket also grants free admission to the museum’s much anticipated new exhibition, Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome. The exhibition celebrates the flourishing innovation and experimentation of ancient Sicilian culture. Be sure to explore the brand new focus exhibition, Praxiteles: The Cleveland Apollo, and examine this world-famous ancient sculpture.

Speakers and topics: Mansfield Frazier, urban redevelopment; Leslie Friend, aerial acrobatics and
demonstration; Tony Hughes, technology and invention; Mark Krieger, the Children of Honduras; Cory Korkow, CMA European Art collection; Tom Nix, Cleveland Whiskey; Mark Reigelman, site specific public art in Cleveland; Valerie Salstrom, swing dance and presentation; Jack Ricchuito, the meaning of happiness; Brian Zimmerman, Cleveland Metroparks. Music by DJ Peter Pleasurecruise.

Tickets $8; $10 day of event. Members FREE. Reservations recommended.

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Blvd.

Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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Loren Naji Studio Gallery Show and Raffle 10.4 6PM

show and raffle
Featuring: Nancy Cintron, Tim Herron, Douglas
Manry and Jamillla Naji. 

Reception: Friday, October 4th, 6PM

2138 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

AMA Free Screening: Herb and Dorothy 50x50 10.3

A follow up to award winning documentary, Herb & Dorothy, this film captures the ordinary couple's extraordinary gift of art to the nation as they close the door on their life as collectors. When Herb and Dorothy Vogel, a retired postal clerk and librarian, began collecting works of contemporary art in the 1960s, they never imagined it would outgrow their one bedroom Manhattan apartment and spread throughout America. 50 years later, the collection is nearly 5,000 pieces and worth millions. Refusing to sell, the couple launches an unprecedented gift project giving artworks to one museum in all 50 states, including the Akron Art Museum. The film journeys around the country with the Vogels, meeting artists who are famous or unknown, often controversial, striking today's society with questions about art and its survival.

Akron Art Museum
One South High St.
Akron, Ohio 44308
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Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery 10.1 7PM

Brews + Prose returns to their home field, the Ohio City Room at Market Garden Brewery this Tuesday, October 1st at 7PM. Named last week the "best reading series" in Cleveland by Cleveland Magazine, they've got a lineup to prove it:

Award winning writer Laura Taxel cooks, eats and writes about food from her home base in Cleveland Heights. The author of Cleveland Ethnic Eats, she now writes about the Cleveland food scene for Cleveland Magazine and Edible Cleveland, and is a regular contributor to the National Culinary Review and Sommelier Journal. Her new book, Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking (University of Akron Press, 2012), written in collaboration with Marilou Suszko, features images by her husband, photographer Barney Taxel.

A. Van Jordan, a native of Akron, is the author of four books of poetry: Rise, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award (Tia Chucha Press, 2001); M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A, (Norton, 2005), which was listed as one the Best Books of 2005 by The London Times; Quantum Lyrics, (Norton, 2007); and The Cineaste, (Norton, 2013). Jordan has been awarded a Whiting Writers Award, an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award, a Pushcart Prize, and has been included in The Best American Poetry 2013. 

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery
1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113
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Friday, September 27, 2013

Suzan Kraus: Rough Around the Edges 9.27–11.3

Collage/mixed media artist Suzan Kraus is featured in Rough Around the Edges in The Howson Gallery at Judson Park, 2181 Ambleside Drive 
(6th For Commons.) 

Opening Reception: Friday, Sept. 27th 
from 4:30–6PM
Show runs through November 3rd, 2013.
Open Daily 9AM–8PM

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Uptown Block Party in University Circle 9.26, 7PM

Among the many events added to the FREE Uptown Block Party—organized by CWRU— taking place THIS Thursday, September 26th, starting at 7PM:

Lounge Kitty will sing Styx, Journey and Snoop Dogg. Chris Allen, lead singer of the Cleveland-based Rosavelt. Interactive fabric covered maze projecting images and lighting effects. Portrait project by Jared Bendis. Cable car demo of Skylift. Snacks by Constantino's. Informal FASHION SHOW and RAFFLE by Anne van H. Collections modeled by CWRU's Cross Country Team.

Around MOCA and Uptown Avenue. There are several parking garages in that area—incl. 11457 Mayfield Road—Valet on Euclid next to MOCA.
Uptown Avenue
University Circle
Cleveland, OH 44106

Monday, September 23, 2013

Mattress Factory's 35th Anniversary Auction/Shows

Every five years, the Mattress Factory invites artists who have exhibited at the museum to donate artwork for a special live auction. This year, as the Mattress Factory celebrates its 35-year history, they invite you to bid on an impressive list of established and emerging artists. All proceeds generated from the auction will help fund Mattress Factory exhibitions, programs and operations.

35th Anniversary Art Auction
October 10, 2013

6PM Cocktails & Preview
7PM Live Auction
Tickets $75 (MF Members: $65)

AND Two New Exhibitions; Detroit: Artists in Residence (
main building at 500 Sampsonia Way) and Janine Antoni Within (the newly renovated 1414 Monterey Street bldg) are now on display until Spring 2014 in celebration of the Mattress Factory's 35th Anniversary!

Friday, September 20, 2013

15th Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival 9.21–9.22

The 15th Annual Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival takes place this weekend, Saturday starting at 11AM through Sunday at 5PM. Vendors and artists in a great space, easy to get to, with food and entertainment. Always a great time!

Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival
1050 Starkweather, Cleveland, OH 44113
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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Ingenuity Festival 9.20–9.22 on Cleveland's Lakefront

The 2013 Ingenuity Festival from September 20th–22nd takes place at Docks 32 and 30 on the lakefront north of FirstEnergy (Browns) Stadium and the Great Lakes Science Center. The Festival is FREE and open to the public.

Hours are: Friday 5PM–1AM, Saturday Noon–1AM, and Sunday Noon–5PM. 
For more information on everything Ingenuity, visit

515 Erieside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114
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The Cleveland Salon at Ingenuity Fest 9.13–9.15

The Cleveland Salon started at Ingenuity Fest 2012 so that Clevelanders could have a space to discuss important and controversial subjects in a respectful, open manner. The demand was high enough that they continued once a month at Mahall's Twenty Lanes. One year and thirty-some Salons later, they're back at Ingenuity Fest again.

This year, they'll be in Building 32, transforming the upstairs office space into a big Salon with better sound insulation and possibly even air
conditioners! Discussions will start at 6PM Friday and continue until 5PM Sunday. Full list of Thought Leaders and Topics at

Monday, September 16, 2013

VOIXdeVILLE Opening Weekend; 9.20–9.22

Voix de Ville is Clevelands Cabaret, the imaginarium of vaudeville,musical extravaganza, theatrical mayhem and curiosities!!... In a tiny circus tent! Yes! A 60+ seat intimate, lush and amazing traveling theatre, ala music hall, that transports you to another world!

Vaudevillians Pinch and Squeal host a cast of eccentric professional entertainers, fantastic
guests, international performers and all-around awesome weirdos.

Voice of the City or "Voix de Ville" opens as a featured exhibit and event at Clevelands Ingenuity Festival but DOESNT STOP THERE! Get ready for pop up variety show weekends whenever and wherever!!

All performances are hosted by Pinch and Squeal and may include MORE entertainment by surprise guests including: Abby the Spoon lady, Yo Yo Master Steve Brown, BangaRang Circus, Jez Mel, Comedians Adam RIchard, Bill Squire and more.