Tuesday, December 30, 2014

AAWR Show: Pearls of Cleveland 1.15–2.28

Moses Pearl at work photographed by Stuart Pearl
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve presents the Pearls of Cleveland, a memorial show for archived artist Moses Pearl, also featuring works from his children Stuart Pearl and Sharlene Pearl Green. The Pearls of Cleveland will have an Opening Reception on Thursday, January 15th at 5:30PM and will run until Saturday, February 28th.

The exhibition revolves around the drawings, watercolors and oil paintings Moses made throughout his life and career as an artist and teacher. The show also focuses on his influence on the art of his children Sharlene and Stuart.

Scape Opening Reception 1.23 5–8PM

Scape, a collection of landscape-related works by established artists Eileen Dorsey, Hilary Gent, Dott Schneider, Jack St. John, and Dawn Tekler will have its Opening Reception on Friday, January 23rd 5–8PM.

Baldwin Wallace University Fawick Gallery
95 E. Bagley Rd.

Berea OH 44017

Dr. Sketchy Presents Thor Nado 12.30 7:45PM

The new year is just around the corner but before we get to it the sassy Thor Nado, doubling as the KRAMPUS, will be triple checking the big guy's Naughty List for any stragglers this Xmas season.

Grab yer sketchbooks and hide the kids as we settle into a very Black Christmas back at Dr. Sketchy Cleveland's new west-side friendly location, Market Avenue Wine Bar, across from Great Lakes BreweryNOTE: Market Avenue Wine Bar is open at 4PM so feel free to come early, find parking and have a drink!

Doors open at 7:45 and the model takes the stage 8PM. $10 gets you in the door.

Market Avenue Wine Bar
2521 Market Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Tease The Season at Beachland 12.22 8PM

The Beachland Ballroom merrily presents Tease The Season featuring Nina La Voix (NYC), Bella Sin, Eliza Sidecar, Mahsitti Jade, Sable Champagne and Cece Noir. Hosted by Abby Downton.

Mon. December 22 | 8PM (7PM Door)
Ballroom | $10 ADV / $15 DOS
Primarily seated, General Admission

Tease The Season with Nina La Voix (NYC), Bella Sin, Eliza Sidecar and more!!
Come out and join Le Femme Mystique Burlesque for their final performance of the year! This night features stunning burlesque performers and the season of giving, as a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Providence House in Cleveland and toys will be collected to be donated to Toys for Tots. Tease the Season features NYC's Nina La Voix, a multitalented performer who will sing, dance and perform her way straight into your heart! Nina's performance packs a punch you won't see coming. Cleveland's own Bella Sin, Eliza Sidecar, Mahsitti Jade, Sable Champagne and Cece Noir will also perform. If you're looking for a holiday party that's a bit different than what your office dreamt up, come on out!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

78th St. Studios Third Friday Art Walk 12.19, 5–9PM

Featured works by Christopher Kier (top) and Hilary Gent (bottom).
COME for the Opening Reception of DWELLING this Friday, December 19thfrom 5–9PM at HEDGE Gallery! Join us for a night of inspiring work, meet and greet with the Toronto-based artists and DJ Rob Ortenzi, spinning from 6–9PM!

1305 W. 80th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102
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Bruno Casiano: A Christmas Art Show Closing 12.19

presents A Christmas Art Show, November 14th –December 31st.

This show features local artists from the Greater Cleveland area and art ranging from paintings, sculptures, prints and photography, Located in the Gordon Square Arts District at 5304 Detroit Ave., the gallery is known for its distinctive look,  having once been a Speakeasy. Look for the Red Bike!

If you would like more information about this event or  to schedule an later appointment to view the show call Bruno Casiano at 216.346.6562 or email brunocasiano892@gmail.com

Closing Reception:
Friday, December 19th, 7–10PM
(and Sat. 11AM–2PM)
Show runs thru Dec. 31st 

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Museum of Art Holiday CircleFest 12.7, 1–5:30PM

Inspired by centuries-old, cross-cultural traditions of ceremonial lighting displays, the Winter Lights Lantern Festival features lantern displays inside the Cleveland Museum of Art and Wade Oval's Environment of Lights installation. Holiday CircleFest is a FREE annual Circle-wide celebration presented by University Circle Inc. The museum offers an array of activities and entertainment, including workshops for making simple lanterns for the procession. The day culminates in a procession through the Environment of Lights led by illuminated dancers and giant puppets.

Holiday CircleFest
Sunday, December 7, 1–5:30PM
Lantern Procession 5:30PM

Activities at the museum on Sunday, December 7 are part of the 21st
annual University Circle Inc. Holiday CircleFest. The museum joins two dozen neighboring institutions for this annual community open house.

1:00–3:00—Night Scenes
Create scenes that celebrate winter in the city.

1:00–3:00—Life Stories
In the spirit of Jacob Lawrence, who depicted events from the life of Toussaint L'Ouverture, share a moment from your life.

1:00–3:00—Sources of Light Art Cart

1:00–3:00—Wanna Be in Pictures?
Picture yourself in CMA works of art using distance learning technology.

1:00, 2:00, and 3:00—Guided Tours

1:30–4:30—Jazz in the Atrium
1:30—Hawken Jazz Band
2:30—Townsmen Orchestra
3:30—The Progeny
 (Shaw High School students)

2:00—Guided Tour: Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography

2:00–4:30—Lantern-Making Workshop

Make a simple lantern to carry in the procession. Food and shopping throughout the afternoon.

5:30—Lantern Procession
Led by giant puppets and dancers. Starts at CMA north entrance and processes through Environment of Lights on Wade Oval.

6:00–6:30—Cookies, Cocoa, and Performance Installation in the Atrium
Follow the procession back to the atrium.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

The Big Lebowski @ The Cedar Lee 12.6 9:30 & MID

Part of the Cedar Lee Theatre Cult Film Series, The Big Lebowski (1998) will be shown this Saturday, Dec. 6th at 9:30PM and 11:55PM. Remember to wear your bathrobe!

Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), known as the Dude, is a laid-back, easygoing burnout who happens to have the same name as a millionaire whose wife owes a lot of dangerous people a whole bunch of money—resulting in the Dude having his rug soiled, sending him spiraling into the Los Angeles underworld.

Admission is just $6. NO Children under 5.

Plant Trees in Honor of Family or Friends This Holiday

Instead of trinkets and gift cards this holiday season, give the gift that greens up our world. With Trees in Celebration, each dollar donated plants a tree in one of our nation's forests. And you will receive a commemorative certificate for each donation to give to the recipient. Who wouldn’t want to find that in their stocking?

During the holiday season, Trees in Celebration certificates will be shipped for free. Need the certificate now? Order online and download a PDF that you can instantly print at home.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery 12.2, 7PM

Tuesday, December 2, at 7PM Brews + Prose joins forces with the NEOMFA program in creative writing to present Caryl Pagel, the new director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, with NEOMFA graduate student writers Couri Johnson and Natasha Rodriguez-Carroll. We hope to see you at Market Garden Brewery to celebrate our last reading of 2014, and also to hear some more about plans for next year.

More about this month's authors: 

Caryl Pagel is the author of two collections of poetry: Twice Told and Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death. Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, Denver Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Jacket2, and The Mississippi Review, among other journals, and she is currently at work on a collection of essays. Caryl is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press, a poetry editor at jubilat, and the Director of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center.

Couri Johnson is a Youngstown native currently in her last year of the NeoMFA. Through her fiction she typically sets out to use fantastic or supernatural elements to explore social issues. She's fond of ghosts, and monsters, and reimaginings. She has had work published in Deimos eZine, Aphelion and Decades Review, among others.

Natasha L. Rodriguez-Carroll is a graduate student in the NEOMFA consortium and a former Wick Poetry Center Fellow. She has a BA in Spanish from Kent State University. Her poems have appeared in Jenny, Black Feminist Manifesto, Luna Negra, and the Speak Peace Traveling Exhibit. Natasha lives in Kent, Ohio, with her husband and daughter.

1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Genghis Con in Lakewood 11.30, 2–7PM

Have teenagers and want to seem cool? Bring them to Genghis Con! Don't have kids but want to BE cool? Come to Genghis Con! NEXT Sunday, 2–7PM, on Cleveland's West Side (Yes. There is one! ha ha) 13000 Athens Ave. in Lakewood. Check out the small press and underground comics show and meet some of my talented friends there; Ashley Ribblett, Clare Kolat, Angela Oster and James Giar.

Lake Erie Screw Corporation

13000 Athens Ave
Lakewood, OH 44107

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CAN Journal Winter Launch at Artists Archives 11.21

CAN Journal Winter 2014–2015
Launch Party at Artists Archives
Friday, November 21 6–8PM

Friday, November 21st the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve will be hosting the CAN Journal Winter Launch Party with their neighbors The Sculpture Center and the Davis Sculpture Foundation from 6–8PM. Be among the first to see the winter issue and take copies of the magazine back to your friends, patrons, and visitors.

Have some drinks, light munchies, and enjoy networking with
directors and representatives from various Northeast Ohio visual art organizations.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

State Hermitage Museum Film, Cedar Lee 11.23, 11.25

The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world holding over 3 million treasures and boasting more curators than any other art institution. To mark the momentous occasion of its 250th anniversary the museum opened its doors for the filming of Hermitage Revealed; a cinematic event that is a must-see for all fans of art, architecture and the culture and history of Russia. Cedar Lee Sun., Nov. 23rd 11AM and Tues, Nov. 25th at 7PM.

Zygote INK House Kickstarter Campaign

Jennie Jones CMA Book Signing 12.6 and 12.7

From the Summer of 2012 and Winter 2014 photographer Jennie Jones and assistant Stuart Pearl caught the everyday happenings of the Museum of Art as it's long expansion project came to an end. The book also features images by staff and freelance photographers. Meet Jennie at a members-only book signing, Members Appreciation Weekend, Saturday, Dec. 6th and Sunday, Dec. 7th, 3:30–5PM.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Morgan Conservatory: 2014 Kozo Harvest Weekend

The Morgan Papermaking Conservatory's annual Kozo Harvest Weekend has been rescheduled for Saturday, November 22nd and Sunday, November 23rd. Volunteers, papermakers, interns, board members and staff join forces to harvest our garden and prepare for a winter of papermaking. This event is open to people of all age levels, and families are encouraged to come together.

FREE event is an opportunity for you to:
• Help harvest one of the largest kozo groves in the United States
• Learn about the Eastern papermaking process through hands on experience
• Steam, strip, and scrape kozo bark using traditional Eastern methods

When: Saturday, November 22nd, 10AM–5PM and Sunday, November 23rd, 11AM–5PM

Where: The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation, 1754 East 47th Street, Cleveland, OH 44103

Parking: There's a small lot on East 47th in front of their building and street parking is available.

CIM's Impressions of Hungary 11.20–22

The Cleveland Institute of Music is honored to be hosting a delegation from the prestigious and historic Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest. You are invited to join a collaborative exchange of musical expression and ideas.

This new series, showcasing the unique partnership between both institutions, will include two lively concerts, masterclasses and a symposium. The Piano Masterworks of Great Hungarian Composers concert offers a program of Liszt, Bartók and Dubrovay performed by student artists from both CIM and the Franz Liszt Academy. The Liszt Reflectionsconcert presents a night of Liszt and Liszt-inspired new works by student composers performed by students from both institutions.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The Archives Speak Saturday, 11.15 7PM

The Archives Speak: Insights and Images of Ohio Artists
Sat., November 15, 2014 7PM.

Please join 
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Saturday, November 15th to help celebrate the book launch and signing of their landmark publication, The Archives Speak, which is the definitive information source guide for our 62 Archived Artists. The book contains the Archived Artists’ portraits, biographical information, career information, and examples of their artwork. A number of Archived Artists will be present during the book signing to sign books and answer questions. Along with the book launch and signing, art from the book and the featured Archived Artists will be shown in The Archives Speak exhibition in our gallery through Friday, December 12.

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Monday, November 10, 2014

Loren Naji's Satellite Gallery Regular Hours

The inaugural launch of Satellite Gallery was last Friday and by all accounts it was fabulous: "With our crew of 'artstronauts', Captain Loren Naji and co-pilot Grace Wen brings you art from the far reaches of the universe."

Satellite Gallery will now have regular hours on Fri., 5 – 9PM, and Saturday and Sunday 12 – 5PM.

442 E 156th St
Cleveland, Ohio


Bruno Casiano: A Christmas Art Show 11.14

presents A Christmas Art Show, November 14th –December 31st.

This show features local artists from the Greater Cleveland area and art ranging from paintings, sculptures, prints and photography, Located in the Gordon Square Arts District at 5304 Detroit Ave., the gallery is known for its distinctive look,  having once been a Speakeasy. Look for the Red Bike!

If you would like more information about this event or  to schedule an later appointment to view the show call Bruno Casiano at 216.346.6562 or email brunocasiano892@gmail.com

Opening reception:
November 14th
Show runs thru Dec. 31st 

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery 11.11, 7PM

Brews + Prose returns to Market Garden Brewery  Tuesday, November 11, 7PM. Join us to hear Kevin P. Keating and Thrity Umrigar. Readings take place in the Ohio City Room (downstairs). Books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Mac's Backs, and we continue to offer what we think is the best literary deal in town: buy a book and get a free beer. As always, we recommend that those of you who would like to eat before the event make reservations or arrive early.

More about this month's authors:

After working as a boilermaker in the steel mills in Cleveland and Chicago, Kevin P. Keating became an instructor of English and began teaching at Baldwin Wallace University and Lorain County Community College. The Natural Order of Things, his first full-length novel, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prizes/First Fiction Award. The novel garnered starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and praise from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler. His second novel, The Captive Condition, is scheduled for release as a Pantheon hardcover in July 2015.

Thrity Umrigar is the bestselling author of a memoir and six novels, including The Space Between Us, The World We Found and the recent The Story Hour. She is the winner of the Nieman Fellowship to Harvard, the Cleveland Arts Prize and the Lambda Literary Award. A former journalist, she has written for the Boston Globe, the Washington Post and the Huffington Post, among other publications. She is currently a professor of English at Case Western Reserve University.

1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Friday, November 07, 2014

NOCA's 2nd Annual CLE Commercial Photo Exhibit

NOCA's (Northeast Ohio Communications Advocates) Second Annual Cleveland Commercial Photography Exhibit is now safely ensconced at Grumpy's Café in Tremont. Filling their entire back room with some of the best work that Cleveland area photographers have to offer, the show will be up til December 7th.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Dana Depew's 19 Artists at Red Space 11.7, 6–9PM

This weekend, one of N.E. Ohio's most respected artists and gallerists makes a long-awaited return as a curator. Opening Friday, Nov. 7, 6–9PM, Dana Depew's latest incarnation of 19, a group exhibition at Red Space inside Hotcards' World Headquarters, features an all-star roster of the area's robust talent in the visual arts.

The 19 participating artists include: Tom Bartel, Lissa Bockrath, Jeffry Chiplis, Ron Copeland, Matthew Dibble, Scott Goss, Brandon Juhasz, Mark Keffer, Michael Loderstedt, Doug Meyer, Jason K. Milburn, Dana Oldfather, Jenniffer Omaitz, Edward Raffel, Eric Rippert, Dan Tranberg, Mark Slankard, Grace Summanen and Laila Voss.

"The selected artists have the freedom to exhibit any work they feel comfortable with," adds Depew. "I usually do not know what each artist is going to exhibit until they drop off their work prior to the opening. With such a large grouping of artists in various mediums, the challenge is to make it all fit aesthetically with the intent of creating a cohesive and balanced exhibition."

The show is free and open to the public.

Opening reception Friday, Nov. 7, 6–9PM,
Red Space Gallery, 2400 Superior Ave.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

ARTSCAPE 2014 at MOCA 11.7, 5–9PM

Start Your Gifting at Cleveland's Premier Design Shopping Event Featuring Over 30 Vendors

Now in its 10th year, ARTSCAPE features a curated selection of artists and vendors selling the best jewelry, accessories, and culinary gifts for your holiday shopping.

Early Shopping + Party
Friday, November 7
5–9pm | $10 non-members | FREE for members
Festive music, drink specials, food, raffle items + more

Weekend Shopping
Saturday, November 8 | Sunday, November 9
11am–5pm | FREE* + open to the public 
*Admission fee for galleries

11400 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, OH 44106

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dia de Muertos 11.1, 11AM–10PM, Parade at 3:30PM

This Sat., Nov. 1st, 2014 Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) takes place in Cleveland Public Theatre Church and Parish Hall, Gordon Square Arts District from 11AM–10PM.

Official 'Ofrenda' artists: Nancy Cintron, Lori Lane, Mary Urbas, Samantha Meyers, Chris Hertle, Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network and the Immigrant Worker Project.

Outdoor Cemetery artists: Oliver App, Mark Jenks, Nina V. Huryn and Ted Olah, Ian Petroni, Robin VanLear, Robin Hernrich and Brothers, Rafael Valdivieso Troya and Cuyahoga Hts. High School.

Noon to 2PM: Ofrenda viewing and Music.
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. and others in Parish Hall.

This is a FREE EVENT: 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!)

SPACES Says Goodbye to Superior Viaduct 11.1

This Saturday, Nov. 1st from 7PM til 1AM SPACES celebrates the beginning of the end at its current location on the Superior Viaduct. Optical Delusions: Last Days on the Viaduct is a celebration of and a goodbye to SPACES’ home for nearly 25 years of its 36 year history. The evening features artwork by more than 75 artists, a fresh farm-to-table presentation by Chef Douglas Katz of Fire Food & Drink, music by violinist Arial Clayton in the VIP lounge and Secret Soul Club spinning vinyl at 8PM, light hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and more. You’re encouraged to dress up for this day-after-Halloween costume party.

AAWR Photography Competition Reception 11.1

'Don't Touch Baby!' Best-in-Show Winner by Richard Jurus
Artists Archives Presents: The Western Reserve Open Photography Competition
Show runs from Nov. 1 thru the 30th, 2014.

Opening Reception: November 1, 2014, 10AM

Cuyahoga County Public Library
Beachwood Branch (CCPLBB)
25501 Shaker Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44122

Please join the Artist Archives of the Western reserve November 1st for the opening of The Western Reserve Open Photography Competition and vote for the People's Choice Award!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Dr. Sketchy Presents Dot King! 10.28, 7:45PM

This month funny and sultry burlesque beauty Dot King (from Burlesque at Pickwick & Frolic) plays the muse at Dr. Sketchy Cleveland's new west-side friendly location, Market Avenue Wine Bar, across from Great Lakes Brewery
NOTE: Market Avenue Wine Bar is open at 4PM so feel free to come early, find parking and have a drink!

New doctors Tim SwitalskiJanie Walland and Ashley Ribblett continue their mastery of all things Sketchy. Doors open at 7:45 and the model takes the stage 8PM. $10 gets you in the door.

Market Avenue Wine Bar
2521 Market Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Recipe for ... ? Annual NOIS Show 10.24, 5–8PM

Recipe for ... ? the annual members show for Northern Ohio Illustrators Society opens Friday, October 24th. Located in the CWRU Art Gallery at the corner Adelbert and Murray Hill Roads, the Opening Reception is from 5–8PM.

Friday, October 17, 2014

3rd Cleveland Print Room Pancake Breakfast 10.19

Scott Pickering did this nice piece for the Third Annual Cleveland Print Room Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser this Sunday October 19th from 11AM–2PM at Mahall's 20 Lanes in Lakewood. Pancakes, bacon, juice and coffee/tea will be served for a donation of $10. There will will silent auctions, raffles, cash bar and much more! All proceeds to benefit the Print Room. 

Sunday, Oct. 19th

13200 Madison Ave
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Abecedaria VII @ Morgan Conservatory 10.17, 7–9PM

'Each book or broadside in this annual exhibit explores the alphabet, or an aspect of the alphabet in beautiful, clever, and sometimes whimsical perspectives of book or wall mounted format. Alphabets in many languages and a variety of scripts are often accompanied by drawings, photographs or mixed media art.'

Opening Reception: Friday October 17, from 7–9PM
Event parking is located on E. 45th Street – south of Payne Ave.

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Good Goat Gallery Reopens w/ Touch Me Show 10.18

The Good Goat Gallery reopens with the Touch Me Show... spectacular art you can touch and play with. Come celebrate their new expansion with a collection of 'fantastic playful art'. Artists' reception is from 4 to 10PM (or later). The show will be up for one month.

Saturday, October 184–10PM

The Good Goat Gallery
17012 Madison Ave
Lakewood, Ohio 44107