Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Revive and Renew Opening at Morgan 8.1, 7–9PM

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation’s Eastern Paper Studio presents Revive and Renew: Contemporary Artists & Eastern Papers.

Running August 1st through September 20th, 2014, this exhibition features 13 North American artists, showcasing the use of handmade Eastern papers and their allied fibers as versatile artistic materials. Revive and Renew is the first annual exhibition presented by The Morgan’s newly established Eastern Paper Studio and focuses on traditional Asian papermaking techniques as well as the contemporary innovations by a group of renowned artists.

Participating artists include Tom Balbo, Velma Bolyard, Melissa Jay Craig, Tatiana Ginsberg, Yuko Kimura, Aimee Lee, Bill Lorton, Pam McKee, Julie McLaughlin, Emma Nishimura, Bridget O’Malley, Jill Powers, and Julie Sirek.

Revive and Renew

Opening Reception: Friday, August 1st from 7–9PM.
Opening reception parking is at the East 45th entrance

(one-way running south between Payne & Commerce).

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Closing Reception at Bruno Casiano Gallery 8.1

Bruno Casiano Gallery presents the closing reception on the recent works by Perry Kopchak and Bruno Casiano, being held on Friday, August 1st 2014 from 6PM to 10PM. Show ends August 1st.

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Sunday, July 27, 2014

James Turrell to Receive National Medal of Arts

'Artist of Light' James Turrell will be awarded a 2013 National Medal of Arts next week by President Barack Obama at the White House. Chosen for his groundbreaking visual art that captures the powers of light and space, the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh houses two of his works in its permanent collection. Now is a great time to see the installations, as the MF is offering HALF PRICE admission for all through September 2014.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Urban Sketchers July Sketch Outing 7.27, 4PM

The Urban Sketchers will be meeting this Sunday, July 27th, 2PM at the entrance to the Cleveland Botanical Garden University Circle. They'll also meet there at 4PM for a show and tell. 

You may sketch in the Botanical Garden—admission is $11—and feel free to go earlier but meet up at 4PM. If you do not want to pay for the gardens, there is still plenty to sketch around the Circle. 'There are a lot of great buildings, the dinosaur sculptures at the Natural History Museum, and you can see the carousel through the windows at the Western Reserve Museum.' 

July Sketch Outing
Sunday, 2–4PM
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd
Cleveland, OH 44106

Celebrate Batman's 75th at Carol & John’s Comics 7.26

This Saturday, Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop is hosting a special party to celebrate Bruce Wayne’s 75thbirthday. The day will feature art, giveaways, a documentary screening and a Joker-themed life drawing session with Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.

The best part? It’s all to raise money and awareness for Preston’s H.O.P.E., a free playground in Beachwood, where children with mobility, vision or hearing disabilities can play with kids without these limitations.

At 7PM, Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School will present a special life drawing session featuring Batman-themed models. Local cosplayers Keith Miller and Courtney Childs will portray The Joker and Harley Quinn, and they’ll be joined by burlesque model Ava Adore. Poses will range from 1 to 20 minutes in length. This portion of the event is 18 and over, and requires a $5 cover charge (which will be donated to Preston’s H.O.P.E.). Costumes are still strongly encouraged, and photo ops with the models will be available. Both the film screening and Dr. Sketchy will be hosted in a storefront adjacent to Carol & John’s.

CAN Benefit/Cornhole Tournament 7.25, 6–10PM

Party with CAN at the Morgan Conservatory and help support the CAN Journal launch into its third year! Friday, July 25th at the Morgan Conservatory from 6–10PM.

ENJOY a Cornhole Tournament featuring boards that will be up for auction & have been designed by some of your favorite local artists along with a Silent Art Auction curated by Loren Naji. Feast on hot dogs, s'mores, alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages while the cornhole tourney & art auction are going on. Bluegrass music provided by the The Spyder Stompers.

Morgan Conservatory

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Taste of Tremont 7.20, Noon–8PM

Over the past 11 years the Taste of Tremont has quickly become one of Cleveland’s “must attend” events of the summer with over 30,000 visitors, rain or shine, from all over the region. The event is FREE to the public.

The Beer & Wine Garden is located at the North end of Professor between Literary & W 10th. Beer, wine and Taste of Tremont signature rum drinks with Portside Distillery rums are $5 each. Bottled water is $1. They will be serving beers from Portside Distillery and Cleveland Brewing Co Butcher & the Brewer. You pay each food vendor as you go, but admission is FREE!!!

Friday, July 18, 2014

An Impressive Susie Frazier Design

Here's one of Susie Frazier's larger design statements can be found at the James Douglas Studio in Cleveland, OH. It's made from hundreds of blocks of reclaimed wood all cut to different lengths, and this feature wall has provides great background texture for some of photography work. You can visit Susie's studio at tonight's Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

78th St. Studios Third Friday Art Walk 7.18, 5–9PM

Come to Third Friday at 78th Street Studios this Friday from 5–9PM and visit HEDGE Gallery, view the current exhibition of photographs by local artist Daniel Mainzer, and celebrate summer with music by Micka Nova and her band, The Cosmonauts!
1305 W. 80th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Life and a Sharpie at 78th Street Studios 7.18

Life and a Sharpie, a reprise of a highly successful exhibit curated by Billy Nainiger, restricted an invited 20+ artists to using only two items: the first was a vintage Life magazine from the early 1940s–1950s and the second a sharpie marker. Artists from differing disciplines were challenged to interpret this limited pallet in their style. Please join the artists and guests for a Reception July 18th at the E11even 2 Gallery at the 78th Street Studios.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Old Friends: 20 Illustrators Pay Tribute to Beloved Children's Books @BAYarts 7.11, 7PM

As children, our first exposure to art comes to us in the picture books read to us by our parents. Immersed in the lush worlds and characters created by the artists and authors, we come back to revisit these dog-eared pages again and again. These books are always cherished, but for some, they are just the beginning of a life-long obsession. In this group exhibit, 20 working illustrators pay homage to the artists and books that inspired them to embark on their unique career paths. Join us to spend time celebrating a few old friends.

ARTISTS: Jim Giar, Ben Hale, Erin Schechtman, Tim Switalski, Robin Krantz, Dee Piotrowski, Craig Worrell, Randy Crider, Rebecca Zomchek, Angela Oster, Clare Kolat, Steve Ellis, Gary Dumm, Laura Dumm, Steve Defino, Rachelle Boyd, Ashley Ribblett, Emily Meluch, Mark Laubenthal and more. Curated by Erin Schechtman.

Reception Friday July 11th from 7–9PM. In the Diane Boldeman Gallery.
On Stage: He-Chaw Frunk

28795 Lake Rd
Bay Village, Ohio 44140

Tremont Art Walk, 7.11, 6—9PM

Check out tonight's Tremont Art Walk, from 6—9PM, featuring new work by Joan of Art, Natalia Dale, Dexter Davis, Nico Pico Train, George Kocar, Dana Depew and more.

Banyan Tree, 2242 Professor Ave.

doubting Thomas, 856 Jefferson Ave.

Dog and Tony Show

Evie Lou, 2509 Professor

Gallery of Dick Russell, 2415 Tremont

Grumpy’s, 2621 West 14th Street

Kollective Gallery, 2676 West 14th

Lava Lounge, 1307 Auburn Ave.

LOOP, 2180 West 11th

Lucky’s Cafe, 777 Starweather

Mastroianni Photography and Arts, 2687 W. 14th St.
Signs From God new work by Ron Knight

The Paul Duda Gallery, 2342 Professor Ave.

Robert Hartshorn Studio, 2342 Professor Ave.

Ukranian Museum-Archives, 1202 Kenilworth

Visible Voice Books, 1023 Kenilworth

Wine & Design, 751 Starkweather Ave

Second Year for Literary Lots 7.19 10AM

Community members of all ages are welcome to come together in painting a mural of sea creatures as part of the 2nd year of Literary Lots. Bring your family and friends to create something new and wonderful for our community.

Wear paint-friendly clothes and shoes.

Novak Park / Carnegie West
1900 W. Fulton Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44113

10AM: Opening/ Joe Cimperman, Felton Thomas
10:30AM: Painting Begins
12PM: Story Time & Craft
8PM/Dusk: Movie 'Finding Nemo'

July Sippin' in the Studio: Painted Wine Glasses 7.24

This Sippin' in the Studio workshop pairs wine and refreshments with art instruction by Sharon Martynowski of Pane in the Glass for a fun evening of art.

Who: Adults 21+
When: Thursday, July 24th from 7–9PM
Why: A great opportunity to get creative with a friend, partner, or on your own!

Visit Art House for their adult class, Sippin' in the Studio, which offers high quality art instruction in a relaxed and creative environment. A great class for a fun date or girls' night out, no prior art experience required! Each class is themed and all supplies are included. Class includes two glasses of wine (white or red), all art materials and a ton of creative fun! Class participants must be 21 years or older.


Sunday, July 06, 2014

Christmas (Cards) in July 7.12 and 7.19

This class will take you through the process of designing, typesetting, and printing your letterpress Christmas cards or make any kind of greeting card you want, really. You could opt to make the coolest Halloween cards ever created or create custom invitations to your annual Arbor Day Celebration. If you get your Christmas cards printed in July, you won’t have that feeling of last minute panic so your holidays will be much more fun.

This is the first MorganConservatory workshop to teach students how to use the Chandler and Price and table top clam shell press. Both of these were recently refurbished and ready for their inaugural Morgan workshop. You will learn to set type and integrate it with images. These can be either your own carved, type-high blocks (either wood or linoleum) or your selection of antique ornaments and illustrations from the Morgan collection. We have an extensive collection of image blocks with everything from kids sledding to a Boston Terrier and it may be fun for you to design a card inspired by something you find that we already have.

You will print cards that fit standard A-2 envelopes and we provide stock envelopes and cards (50 per person). If you are looking to make more or want to experiment with your own paper, feel free to bring your own and you can cut paper to size using equipment available to the class.

PLEASE NOTE: This workshop runs on Saturday July 12 and Saturday July 19. It is a two-day workshop on two consecutive Saturdays. Maximum Class Size: 10.

Sat, Jul 12th – Sat, Jul 19th
Morgan Conservatory

1754 E 47th St
Cleveland OH 44103

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Get Your Tickets to Twilight at the Zoo!

Each year, Twilight at the Zoo raises $500,000 to support the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and the animals in their care. Celebrating 21 years on Friday, August 1st Twilight at the Zoo will feature 18 Cleveland bands playing Motown, rock, salsa, swing, country and blues. An assortment of complimentary food, Samuel Adams beer, Twisted Tea, wine and soft drinks will also be available.

Friday, August 1st
7PM to 12AM 

(VIP party 6PM to 9PM)
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Guests must be 21 or older to attend. Proper I.D. required.

Order Tickets.

2nd Annual Western Reserve Photo Competition

The deadline is getting close but there is still time submit your entry to the second annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition sponsored by The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve.  The exhibit will be held at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library and the opening is Nov 1, 2014. 

This year’s judge, Diane Waggoner, Associate Curator of photographs at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will select 65 exhibitors as well as the cash prize winners.

Now accepting online digital submissions through August 1st.