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.

Drink And Draw Social Club Cleveland 9.19, 7–11PM

This Thursday, join the Rust Belt Monster Collective crew, and others, for another Drink and Draw Social Club. No models; just food, booze and inspiration... At the usual spot—2nd floor of The Lava Lounge in Tremont. 7–11ish.

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

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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Booker T. Cleveland Brother's Lounge 9.13, 6:30PM

Friday, September 13th The 16th Booker T. Cleveland Society for the Learned will be meeting at Brother's Lounge in Lakewood! As it will be Friday the 13th bring out your scary books!

Brothers Lounge
11609 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102
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Tremont ArtWalk Friday, September 13th, 5–9PM

Dott von Schneider: Latitudes and Longitudes, Sept. 13th – Oct. 19th.

Cleveland mixed media artist, Dott von Schneider received her CEAP from the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rouen in 1996. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in many publications. She writes, “Of late my work has been about manipulating non-traditional materials as commentary on the physical place I am at any given time. Latitudes and Longitudes is based on [a] two week transcontinental drive to study the living erosion of the United States.”

Brandt Gallery
1028 Kenilworth Ave

Cleveland, OH 44113
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Brews + Prose at MOCA 9.11, Noon

Today at MOCA—12PM, FREE and open to all—a collaborative event with the Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards and Brews + Prose this special presentation features Eugene Gloria, 2013 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner, and Kazim Ali, published author and associate professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature at Oberlin College. Gloria will read excerpts from his prize-winning book My Favorite Warlord, and Ali will read from his most recent book, SKY WARD. After their respective readings, the poets will share the stage to talk with one another and the audience.

11400 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Rotten Meat Gallery: Dante Rodriguez 9.6, 6–10PM

For the month of September Rotten Meat Gallery hosts 'Modern Painters'a solo exhibition by Dante Rodriguez. Artist Reception is Friday, September 6th from 6–10PM. 

"These works serve not only as a tribute to the creators of modern painting, but a homage to the liquid medium which gives form to our inner realities and our personal identities."
-Dante Rodriguez

Check out this CoolCleveland Review by fellow artist Josh Usmani.

Rotten Meat Gallery
1814 e 40th suite 4b

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

CIA Alumni Exhibition 9.6 6PM

Loren Naji and Michael Kinsella curates this show that features work by CIA Alumni. Join us at the Loren Naji Studio Gallery for food, beer, wine, incredible art and a great party!

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