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