Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rivera and Kahlo in Detroit at DIA through 7.12

Photo by Elizabeth Yurich
Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo were an explosive couple. He carried a pistol. She carried a flask. He romanticized Detroit. She rejected it. But what they shared was a belief in communism, a thirst for tequila and a passion for each other. Discover how they left their mark on Detroit. And how Detroit left its mark on their art. Exclusively on view at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit brings together nearly 70 works of art that depict the evolution of these two extraordinary artists’ careers, including eight of Rivera’s epic preparatory drawings for the Detroit Industry murals and 23 pieces by Kahlo, whose work has never before been shown at the DIA. Photography is not permitted in the special exhibition galleries.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Over the Rhine in Benefit 6.26 8PM

Ohio-based band Over the Rhine, husband-and-wife team pianist/guitarist/bassist Linford Detweiler and vocalist/guitarist Karin Bergquist, comes to The Beachland Ballroom, with net proceeds to benefit the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, Re-Forest Our City Program.

Fri, Jun 26th 2015 | 8 PM (7 PM Door)
Beachland Ballroom
Over the Rhine

w/Pete McDonald

Closing: Pioneer Driven Mad Bruno Casiano 5.22

The Bruno Casiano Gallery will be hosting a Closing Reception for new work from four local artists: Dana Depew and Matthew Dibble, as well as Dean Shaffer and Barney Taxel.

Casiano's main gallery space hosts Depew and Dibble's Pioneer Driven Mad, showcasing Depew's latest installation work and Dibble's newest, large-scale paintings.

Pioneer Driven Mad Closing Reception
6 – 10PM, May 22nd
Bruno Casiano Gallery, 5304 Detroit Ave.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Re-emergence @ AAWR 5.21, 5:30–8PM

John A. Sargent, Turn the Page, 2014
The AAWR (Artist’s Archives of the Western Reserve) is hosting 
a juried art show 
of some of its members. 
Re-emergence, the annual members' show, has its opening reception this Thursday, May 21 from 5:30–8PM.

Featured Artists include Judy Bennett, Ruth B. Bercaw, Cheryl Brickman, Shirley Aley Campbell, Ryn Clarke, Bonnie Dolin, Boni Suzanne Gelfand, Sharlene Pearl Green, Zackary Hoon,Tricia Kaman, Terry Klausman, Ursula Korneitchouk, James Leslie, Amy Lewandowski, Kathleen McKenna, Fabiana Olivier, Bill Pappas, Katina Pastis Radwanski, Hollis Richardson, George Roby, Robert Romeo, John Saile, John A. Sargent, Deborah Silver, Ala Celinska Siwkiewicz, Andrzej Siwkiewicz, Jean Sommer, Judy Takacs, Nancy Underhill, and Michael Weil.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Drawn & Quartered VII 5.15 @ HEDGE Gallery

Figure drawing as spectator sport? Four established figure and drawing groups will meet and draw against time and each other for the amusement of an engaged audience. Think World Wrestling Federation meets Art School meets Cabaret. Founded seven years ago by Deb Steytler and Juan Quirarte of The Murray Hill Life Drawing Group with the essential cooperation of Jason Tilk and Aaron Erb of Dr. Sketchy, George Kocar of the Northern Ohio Illustrators Society, Tim Herron of The Pretentious Tremont Artists and Dana Depew of Asterisk Gallery this year D&Q7 finds its home at Hilary Gent's HEDGE Gallery in the 78th Street Studios as part of May's Third Fridays.

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Photo Now Submissions 4.1–7.1

Text in the City by Rita Montlack
The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve (AAWR) announces Photo Now (formerly the annual Western Reserve Open Photography Competition) to be held in the beautiful 3,000 sq. ft. Gallery East of Cuyahoga Community College’s, eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Rd, Highland Hills, OH 44122.

Submission Information: 
The AAWR invites all photographers who currently reside in the USA to submit images using any photographic process (silver gelatin, digital print, alternative process, etc.) Experimental and mixed techniques are welcome. Only two dimensional work is eligible for admission.

ALL ENTRIES must be submitted online via Smarter Entry.

All accepted prints must be professionally framed, wired and ready for hanging (Neutral matting only, glass or acrylic where applicable, frames must be in decent condition).

Size limitation for work is 8’ high, no limitation in width, weight 50lb. 
The AAWR retains the right to refuse any work not presented in a professional manner.

The Call for Entries is open to both amateur and professional photographers.

Entry Fee: 
The entry fee is $30 for the first 3 images. Additional images may be submitted at $10 per image. There is no limit on additional images.

AAWR charges a 40% commission on any sales.

The Insurance of accepted artwork is the sole responsibility of the artist

Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony: Tuesday September 8, 6:30 – 8PM.

Awards will be presented in five categories:

Best in Show: $400

Best Black and White: $200

Best Color: $200

People’s Choice: $200

The People’s Choice Award will be based on popular vote taken during the opening reception. Come and vote for your favorite photograph.

Submissions open: April 1, 2015

Submission deadline: July 1, 2015

Notification of acceptance: 
Artists will be notified of the acceptance of their work the week of August 4, 2014.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Annual Urban Bright Exhibition 5.9 1-3PM

You are cordially invited to join Art House as they celebrate the artistic accomplishments of students in and around the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and their resident artists at  the 13th Annual Urban Bright Exhibition

Urban Bright
May 9, 2015

Bring family, friends and neighbors! There will also be a free ice cream social and hands-on art project for Mother's Day with our friends from Brooklyn Centre Naturalists.