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

Art and Craft Opens Friday, 10.17 at Cedar Lee

Art and Craft Opens Friday, October 17th, at the Cedar Lee Theatre. Mark Landis, called one of the most prolific art forgers in U.S. history, has an impressive body of work spanning thirty years, covering multiple styles and periods. While the copies fetch impressive sums on the open market, Landis donates his fakes to museums across the country. When Matthew Leininger, a tenacious registrar in Cincinnati, discovers the ruse and organizes an exhibition of the work, Landis must confront his legacy and a chorus of museum professionals clamoring for him to stop. However, it's not so clear that he can. Landis is a diagnosed schizophrenic whose elaborate con is a means to cultivate connection and respect; what he now understands as an 'addiction to philanthropy.'

Click here for show times and tickets

20,000 Days on Earth Screenings

Highly recommended: 20,000 Days on Earth, the Nick Cave documentary screens 8:55PM Thursday, Oct. 16th at the Cleveland Cinematheque,11141 East Blvd, Cleveland, OH and is also at the Nightlight in Akron through Oct. 23rd.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Stop Mass Incarceration Art Show @ Art Palace 10.17

On Friday, October 17th, from 5–9PM, the Art Palace at 7201 Kinsman Rd will have an opening of an art show as part of the October month of resistance against mass incarceration, police terror and the criminalization of generations.

This show is in response to a national initiative launched by Cornel West and Carl Dix. The courageous resistance of people in Ferguson, MO, has helped to shine a spotlight on police brutality and criminalization. This movement must grow to involve millions to stop these injustices.

Art Palace
7201 Kinsman Road
Cleveland, Ohio

True Story: Hadley K. Conner and Sarah Curry @ HEDGE Gallery 10.17, 5–9PM

HEDGE Gallery welcomes local artists Hadley K. Conner and Sarah Curry as they exhibit recent photography and paintings of images embracing narrative and theater. Their work can be depicted as preservations of the past, often reinterpreting themes, and documenting them in a contemporary art form. 

1305 W. 80th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44102

Drink And Draw: Lava Lounge 10.16, 7–11PM

It's that time again! Grab your sketchbook and belly up to the bar for the twice-monthly excuse to escape the studio and celebrate with new and familiar artistic cohorts. As usual there are prizes from Carol & John's Comic Shop for the night's best drawings.
No models, but we've got beer AND great Lava Lounge food. FREE. 7–11PM.

Lava Lounge
1307 Auburn Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Tremont ArtWalk Paul Sydorenko Recent Works 10.10

As part of this month's Tremont ArtWalk recent works by Paul Sydorenko will hang at Lava Lounge, 1307 Auburn Avenue from October 10th to November 13th.

Lava Lounge
1307 Auburn Avenue
Cleveland OH 44113

Hours: Mon–Sat: 4PM to 2AM
Sun: 7PM to 2AM
Happy Hour: Mon – Fri: 4PM to 7PM. Call 216.589.9112.

For further press information and images contact: William Rupnik, 216.533.5575 or email:

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Morgan Conservatory's Mulberry Madness 10.11, 6PM

Morgan Conservatory invites you to Mulberry Madness, their 7th annual benefit and silent auction on Saturday, October 11th from 6-10 pm.

Entertainment includes demonstrations of hand papermaking, bookbinding, and letterpress printing in our unique studio spaces. Throughout the evening enjoy complimentary hor d'oeuvres and a signature cocktail from our full cash bar as Jazz, Swing, Blues, Dixieland and Ragtime songs performed live by The Syncopated Sin Swing Band glide through the crisp evening air.

Our main event is the auction. The art, gift certificates and other prizes which are available for in our silent auction rivals all benefits. We have over 50 artists who have taken the same custom Morgan papers and created works of art specifically for this event.

Tickets are $20 for members, $25 for non-members, and may be purchased online or at the door.

Rediscover Little Italy Columbus Day Weekend

"REDISCOVER" the arts and food of Little Italy during this week's Harvest Festival, Columbus Day Weekend, 10.10–10.13. Includes a Columbus Day parade on Monday that kicks off at noon. Poster by Tara Murphy Seibel.

Columbus Day Parade though the streets of Little Italy starts at Noon on Monday and kicks off at the corner of Murray Hill and Cornell Rd. Venues include:

BOLT & SPOOL. 2026 Murray Hill Rd. (in the old school house). Offers a unique array of card patterns and unusual sewing notions. Their launch party will take place Friday 5–7PM and Saturday 12–3PM.

DAVID SCHWARTZ PHOTOGRAPHY. 2025 Random Rd. “Pics On Route 66” wood panel prints, which may be displayed in single prints or as a collage.

DeSAPRI DeSIGN STUDIO. 12401 Mayfield Rd. 10% discount on all items.

GALERIA QUETZAL. 2400 Mayfield Rd. Annual Day of the Dead Exhibit opens Oct. 8th and closes Nov. 8th. Prizes for the best Day of the Dead costumes.

KELLER ART GLASS. 2151 Murray Hill Rd. New three-dimensional “FRIT” vases which take the concept of a vase to a new textural

LA BELLA VITA. 2013 Murray Hill Rd. Pre-Sale of Italy’s beloved “Old St. Nick” pattern begins in earnest in anticipation of our Artisan Event on November 13th. Alessandro Taddei, the creator of “Old St. Nick,” will be touring from Italy, hosting signing events at 14 stores nationwide with La Bella Vita being his only stop in Ohio. Pieces for the event need to be purchased ahead of time to allow Maestro Taddei sufficient time to sign all of them.

LITTLE ITALY WINES. 12414 Mayfield Rd. Wine tastings Friday and Saturday from 5–9PM and a beer tasting on Sunday from 2–6PM. Singer/songwriter 
Gary Lee performs in front of the wine shop on Friday 5:30 to 8:30PM, Saturday afternoon from 1–3PM, Sunday from 3:30 to 5:30PM and on Monday afternoon after the parade.

MAMA SANTA’S. 12301 Mayfield Rd. Open on Columbus Day with pizza by the slice and pasta before and during the parade and after. (regular hours during the weekend) Dine-in welcome.

PENNELLO GALLERY. 12407 Mayfield Rd. En plein air oil paintings by local artist Jeremy Tugeau.
On Saturday,Oct. 11th, beginning at 5PM, Jeremy will be demonstrating his work on our beautiful patio. From 6–9PM live music by trio, Juniper and The Guys. Fall jewelry trunk show by Linda O. all weekend; 10% of all sales will go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The annual Light The Night Walk will take place on Sunday Oct.12@ 7 pm at Wade Oval.

PRIMO VINO. 12511 Mayfield Rd. Open for Lunch on Columbus Day.

STILL POINT GALLERY. 2026 Murray Hill Rd. (in the old school house).

TARA SEIBEL GALLERY. 12107 Mayfield Rd. Saturday 7pm. Live painting of an autumn sunset, outside the gallery, inside if it rains.

TOPSI TURVI. 12412 Mayfield Rd. All tee shirts, pools, and dri-wick tee shirts 10% off! Saturday 3–5PM classical songs sung by Jessica Centorbi. Sunday 1:30–3:30 songs of Italy accordion music by Albert Paneccasio.

TRE SORELLE BOUTIQUE. 12403 Mayfield Rd.

WASHINGTON PLACE BISTRO & INN. 2203 Cornell Rd. Regular weekend hours. Monday 3–4PM Happy Hour with dinner starting at 4PM.

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery 10.7, 7PM

Join Cleveland Magazine's "best reading series"Brews + Prose, this Tuesday to celebrate the triumphant return of two Shaker Heights natives.

Celeste Ng is the author of the novel Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Press). Her writing has appeared in New York Times, One Story, Five Chapters, Gulf Coast, The Millions, and elsewhere, and has been awarded the Pushcart Prize. She earned an MFA from the University of Michigan and teaches writing at Grub Street in Boston.

Kathryn Schulz, journalist and author, is the book critic for New York Magazine; her writing has also appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, Rolling Stone, TIME Magazine, the Boston Globe, the "Freakonomics" blog of The New York Times, The Nation, Foreign Policy, and the New York Times Book Review, among other publications. She has reported from throughout Central and South America, Japan, and, most recently, the Middle East. A graduate of Brown University and a former Ohioan, Oregonian, and Brooklynite, she currently lives in New York's Hudson Valley.

1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Friday, October 03, 2014

Tall Walls at Gordon Square 10.3 ONLY!

Tall Walls inhabits Gordon Square Friday, October 3rd ONLY! Similar to CSU's 'People's Show' this 'unjuried and uncensored' show has a little bit of everything. Originally housed at the Loren Naji Studio this one-night-only event relocates to the vibrant Gordon Square Arts District this time around.