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