Friday, May 31, 2013

Art House's Ceramic Open Studio Starts 6.1

Art House's Ceramic Open Studio provides access to a facility, equipment and materials for artists to work independently on ceramic projects. For the monthly fee of $140 (or drop in fee of $25), studio members may work in the AH studio on Thursdays and Saturdays. Locker space (but not a lock), firings and glazes are included. Clay is purchased separately from Art House for $15/25 lb bag.

Thursdays, 6–10PM
Saturdays, 6–10PM

Art House, Inc.
3119 Denison Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44109

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tremont Greekfest Memorial Day Weekend

You don't have to be Greek to enjoy Tremont Greekfest Memorial Day Weekend, but you will need an appetite to experience the delicious Greek food, drinks and dancing all within Cleveland's historical Tremont neighborhood. The festival kicks off at lunch Friday May 24th, Memorial Day Weekend. So Whether you have a pallate for delicious mousaka, a curiosity to watch Greek dancing, or are just looking for something fun to do over the holiday Weekend, the festival is a great time for all ages.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Hessler Street Fair 5.18–5.19, 11AM til Dusk

The Hessler Street Fair is a two-day celebration with plenty of good music! The stage is set at the end of a cul-de-sac and the surrounding buildings form a “natural” amphitheater, reflecting the sound back out towards the rest of the crowd. The music starts at noon each day, and continues until dusk. Highlights include local favorites such as The JiMiller Band, The P.L.U.S. Band with Carlos Jones, and anitakeys as well as Revolution Brass Band. Check out the music schedule.

Cleveland Asian Festival 5.18–19, 11–7PM

You're invited to the fourth annual Cleveland Asian Festival (Voted "Best New Ethnic Festival for 2010 by Cleveland Scene Magazine) May 18th & 19th from 11 to 7PM in AsiaTown,  Payne and E. 27th. Free Admission, Free Parking, Free tour of AsiaTown, Free Performances and demonstration on two outdoor stages, a World Marketplace of 100+ vendors, 20+ restaurants, caterers, and cultural associations offering authentic Asian cuisine, free health screenings at the Health Pavilion inside Asia Plaza, free children's activity area, Free games and "Sumo" Wrestling, and eating contests!

Cleveland Asian Festival
E. 27 & Payne Ave., Cleve., OH 44114
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Third Friday at 78th Street Studios 5.17

This THIRD FRIDAY features the Cleveland Orchestra performing in the smART space and the grand re-opening of Susie Frazier's newly built studio. Be sure to visit landscape painter Eileen Dorsey across the hall in Suite 105. And check out Channel 3's story about 78th Street Studios.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

4th Annual May Show at Lakeland 5.17, 7–9PM

Mark Keffer, Best in Show 2013
The Gallery at Lakeland presents The 4th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition, May 17th– July 19th, 2013.
Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony: Friday, May 17th from 7–9PM. Awards presented at 7 PM, with Reception to follow.

The Gallery at Lakeland
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland, Ohio 44094
Building D, First Floor

Monday, May 13, 2013

Booker T. Cleveland at Literary Cafe 5.17, 6:30PM

The next Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned swap—recently featured in a Fr!day Magazine cover story as a great place to meet singles—will be held at 6:30PM Friday, May 17th, at the Literary Cafe, 1031 Literary Road, Cleveland. (The back room will be cleared out at 9PM to make room for The Pretentious Tremont Artists portrait session, but viewing is encouraged.) 

Drink And Draw Social Club Cleveland 5.16, 7–11PM

This Thursday, and every 3rd Thursday, is another meeting of the Drink And Draw Social Club Cleveland at their usual spot, 2nd floor of The Lava Lounge in Tremont. 7–11ish. Special guest: John Dudas of Carol and John's Comics.

Lava Lounge
1307 Auburn Ave., Cleve., OH 44113

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Sunday, May 12, 2013

Drawn & Quartered V a Big Success

BIG THANKS to everyone that made it out to Drawn & Quartered V last night! It was a blast! After a spirited competition The Murray Hill Life Drawing Group took Second Place to the very talented and deep Dr. Sketchy Cleveland; our FIFTH top-two finish in as many years. Also having good showings were  N.O.I.S. (Northern Ohio Illustrators Society) and The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Cafe. 

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Drawn and Quartered V Saturday, 5.11, 7PM–11PM

Illustration by Jeff Suntala
Drawn and Quartered V takes place THIS Saturday, May 11th, 7PM – 11PM. DOORS OPEN at 6PM. STAY for the AFTER-PARTY immediately at the conclusion of the drawing events.

Figure drawing as spectator sport? Four established figure and drawing groups: Dr. Sketchy Cleveland, The Murray Hill Life Drawing Group, N.O.I.S. (Northern Ohio Illustrators Society) and The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Cafe will meet and draw against time and each other for the amusement of an engaged audience. Think World Wrestling Federation meets Art School meets Cabaret.

Hosted and After-party by Loren Naji Studio and Gallery. 
MC’d by poet/educator Michael Salinger. Models: MorrisonDance and Doll Bambino.  Prizes supplied by John and Carol's Comics.

Loren Naji Studio and Gallery
2138 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113

Ohio Canal Corridor River Sweep 5.11, 9AM-Noon

Ohio Canal Corridor celebrates 24 yrs of Ohio’s largest done-in-a-day cleanup effort Saturday May 11th, 9AM-Noon. First 1,000 volunteers signing up receives a commemorative Riversweep t-shirt.

Get involved by contacting a team member representing one of 9 cleanup sites: Flats East, Flats West, Canal Basin, Morgana Run (Slavic Village), Train Avenue, Tremont, West Creek, Big Creek/Lower Harvard and Millcreek.

Tremont ArtWalk Friday 5.10, 6–10PM

Some notable events/shows for the upcoming Tremont ArtWalk, Friday May 10th:

Aperture. A Photography and Variety Store, 2541 Scranton Rd.

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

Beck Center for the Arts Tremont West Storefront, 2406 Professor Ave

Grand Opening; adult arts education classes begin May 15th

Brandt Gallery, 1028 Kenilworth
Broken and picked over . . . photography by Bradley Miller
Music at 8:30PM by Dutch Babies

doubting Thomas Gallery, 856 Jefferson Ave.
A celebration of the life and work of Mark Iguichi

Grumpy’s, 2621 West 14th St.
Paintings by Dick Heislnan and Paula Shutt, artwork by Jeff Neumann

LOOP, 2180 West 11th
Botanicals & Bones featuring artwork by Patrik Carter and Ryan R Speed

Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2688 W. 14th
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: Steven Mastroianni
Musical performance by Malphonia: Someday We Play Pretty

Prosperity Social Club, 1109 Starkweather 
Martini Five-O at 10PM; lounge-surf-exotica
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013

I Am A Monster at Proximity 5.10, 6–10PM

I Am A Monster: New Works by Nathan Margoni opens Friday, May 10th, 6–10PM at Proximity and runs thru July 12th, 2013.

As a graduate of CIA with a Masters in Fine Arts from SUNY Purchase College in New York, Margoni has a distinct way of capturing childhood fantasies and highlighting what is gross, what is funny, and what we fear. Working on a large scale, Margoni's impressive rendering skills are flanked by uncommon materials like tube socks, stuffed animals, hot glue and hair. He also employs interactive elements that invite the viewer to squeeze, pet, and animate his morbid sculptures.

As we get older our abilities to “make-believe” are muddied by the pretentious expectations we set for ourselves. While our fears are wrapped up in breaking news items and mounting bills, there are monsters under our beds begging for our attention. So, get yourself a night-light and join us on May 10th for Nathan Margoni's exhibition, I Am A Monster at Proximity.

Proximity Cleveland
1667 E 40th St., Cleve., OH 44103

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Monday, May 06, 2013

Visible Voice Book Signing: Matt Bors 5.9 6PM

Canton native and Pulitzer Prize finalist, editorial cartoonist Matt Bors returns to Ohio to sign his new anthology Life Begins At Incorporation. After his stint with the Cleveland Free Times in 2005, Bors became youngest syndicated cartoonist in the country; his work appearing in The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Village Voice, The Daily Beast, and on Daily Kos. His first graphic novel, War Is Boring was published in 2010, and in 2012, U.S. Congressman John Larson used one of his cartoons on the house floor during the affordable care act debate. Also in 2012, Bors became the first alt-weekly cartoonist to win the Herblock Prize for Excellence in Cartooning. Visible Voice is extremely proud to host his signing, with help from Ohio City Writers and Evil Ohio Clothing.

Visible Voice Books + Wine
1023 Kenilworth Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Brews + Prose: Kristin Ohlson, David Young 5.7, 7PM

Kristin Ohlson is the author of the memoir Stalking the Divine, which won the American Society of Journalists and Authors Best Nonfiction Book Award in 2004, and a co-author of the 2007 New York Times bestselling Kabul Beauty School. As a freelance journalist for 25 years, she has published in the New York Times, Salon, Smithsonian, Utne, Discover, Gourmet, Oprah among others. Ohlson has a special interest in science and food (everything that happens before it lands on our plates), and just finished a book for Rodale Press tentatively titled, The Soil Will Save Us: How Scientists, Farmers and Ranchers are Tending the Soil to Reverse Global Warming (2014). She lived in Cleveland (and loved it) for many years but now lives in Portland, Oregon.

David Young is well known as a poet, translator, scholar and editor. His most recent publications are Field of Light and Shadow, Selected and New Poems (Knopf, 2010), Language Behind Bars: Paul Celan's Sprachgitter (Marick, 2012), and Imagining Shakespeare's Pericles, A Story About the Creative Process (XLibris, 2011). Retired from teaching, he helps edit FIELD, Contemporary Poetry and Poetics, and the books from Oberlin College Press.

Market Garden Brewery & Distillery
1947 West 25th Street in Ohio City, Cleveland, Ohio 44113 
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Thursday, May 02, 2013

Monster Drawing Rally Saturday, 5.4, 6–10PM

The Monster Drawing Rally is a live drawing event and fundraiser—featuring over 100 artists that allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation in the public domain.

Consisting of one-hour drawing shifts featuring about 30 artists drawing simultaneously, The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after completion. As the drawings are finished, they will be hung on the walls and made available for purchase for $65 each. Proceeds provide direct support for exhibitions and residency programs.
Saturday, May 4, 6—10PM
(Artists draw from 6—9PM)
$5 Admission 
(FREE for SPACES members/Season Pass holders and children age 17 and under)
Work Remains on view through Saturday, May 5th, 2013
2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Bal Ingénieux at Halcyon Lodge 5.3, 6PM–1AM

Ingenuity's annual homage to the Kokoon Arts Club, come out and express your creative spirit on a night like no other. Bal Ingénieux offers three  ways to enjoy the event. Come early for dinner or come late for drinks and dancing.

6 PM $125
8 PM $50
10 PM $10
[Note: Tix going fast!]

Bal Ingénieux will return to the beautiful Halcyon Lodge in Ohio City, offering three unique performance spaces with rooms and passages that evoke a bygone era.
Halcyon Lodge
2831 Franklin Blvd, Ohio City

Search, Destroy and Create: Loren Naji Gallery 5.3

Search, Destroy and Create, 'Live Art show with 6 artists doing works in collage and assemblage' w band EXO 4, is the show Loren Naji will have up in his studio during next week's Drawn & Quartered V. The opening is this Friday starting at 6PM. Check it out if you can!

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

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