Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Barbara Gillette Closing Reception 2.22, 6–8PM

Barbara Gillette, Approaching Storm, Pastel.
Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Archived Artist Barbara Gillette's exhibition Barbara Gillette Landscapes: Pastel Drawings is now on view at the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. Closing Reception will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 22nd, 6–8PM.

Marti Higgins' Exhibition Now Thru 1.6.17

Marti Higgins, Before the Fall, Acrylic on Canvas.
Artist's Archives Member Artist Marti Higgins' exhibition A Walk in the Woods is now on view at the Orange Village Town Hall from 8:30AM – 4:30PM Monday – Friday until January 6, 2017. 

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Third Friday Holiday Art Walk 12.16

The Third Friday art walk at the 78th Street Studios is the largest art and design complex in Northeast Ohio, filled with over 60 retail galleries, artist studios, design showrooms, and other creative spaces all under one roof. Every third Friday of the month the 78th Street Studio tenants open their doors to the public for a free art walk from 5–9PM. Make sure to stop by the Eileen Dorsey Studio in Suite 105, too.

Third Friday Holiday Art Walk
Friday, December 16th

Cleveland Bazaar @78th St Studios 12.10–12.11

The largest Indie Craft Show in Northeast Ohio will take place this weekend at the 78th Street Studios. This event is a holiday highlight. 

Sunday, December 04, 2016

Bruno Casiano Gallery presents B R U N O 12.14

Bruno Casiano Gallery presents B R U N O
Closing Reception December 16th, 2016
From 6 – 10PM

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Look for the Red Bike!

Visit Verne Gallery During Holidays

Dragon Pearl by Daniel Kelly

Be sure to visit the Verne Gallery in Little Italy during the holidays. And don't forget to look at their recent acquisitions at vernegallery.com/recent

Verne Gallery
2207 Murray Hill Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Friday, December 02, 2016

University Circle Holiday CircleFest 12.4

Holiday CircleFest Sunday Dec. 4th. The official kick off to the holiday season in University Circle, the annual Holiday CircleFest begins at 1PM with more than a dozen of the area’s renowned museums, galleries, churches and schools opening their doors FREE OF CHARGE, and featuring live musical performances, craft making, historic displays of holiday toys, storytelling, live animals, the city’s best gingerbread house competition, and much more. Wade Oval becomes Cleveland’s “Central Park” with ice carving demonstrations, horse drawn carriage rides, and The Rink at Wade Oval (open Noon-7PM.; weather permitting). At night, the spectacle culminates with The Cleveland Museum of Art’s Winter Lantern Procession, starting at 5:30PM. Look for shuttles, trolleys and buses for free transport between Little Italy, Uptown/Euclid Avenue and Wade Oval. Details on the day’s events at universitycircle.org.

Brews + Prose at Market Garden 12.6, 7PM

Tuesday, December 6, at 7PM, Brews + Prose welcomes poet and essayist Mary Quade, whose new book, Local Extinctions, is recently out from Gold Wake Press. Joining Mary are two outstanding graduate student writers from the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) program, Ali McClain and Dan Dorman.

As always, those of you who would like to eat before the event should make reservations or arrive early--we'll be setting up shop in the Ohio City Room at Market Garden Brewery. Keep in mind that Amit's books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Mac's Backs. Meanwhile, we continue to offer what we think is the best literary deal in town: buy a book and get a free beer.

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery
1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Monday, November 21, 2016

GENGHIS CON 2016 11.27, 2–7PM

GENGHIS CON 2016 is THIS Sunday, November 27th from 2–7PM at The Lake Erie Building (13000 Athens, Lakewood, Ohio 44107), admission is FREE and open to the public. The regionally focused convention is celebrating its eighth year in a row bringing together the prolific community of cartoonists, comics makers, illustrators, printmakers, authors and zinesters that call the Rust Belt (and Beyond) home. From Detroit to Pittsburgh to Columbus, Cleveland is uniquely situated at the center of a cultural DIY Punk Triangle and the perfect place to hold such an event.

What started small, as a haphazard, informal gathering of less than 40 exhibitors in 2009 on the floorspace at The Beachland Ballroom has grown to one of the most anticipated events of the year in the hangar-like event space of The Lake Erie Building with attendance nearly doubling each year since the move in 2014. Genghis Con was recognized in Cleveland Magazine’s “Best of Cleveland” issue in 2015 as Best Comic Book Convention. It truly is the convergence and celebration of the best of regional small press, independent comics and zines. This year’s show promises to be another stellar year!

Genghis Con is the best opportunity for fans of small press and independent comics, artwork, zines and literature to find those hidden gems being cultivated right here in the region. Attendees can expect to see, and visit with, long-standing Genghis Con regulars like Derf, Gary and Laura Dumm, John G and Jake Kelly, as well as Genghis Con first timers like Noah Van Sciver, whose work has been published by Fantagraphics as well as Ivan Brandon, most recently the writer of Image Comics’ Drifter.

The night before Genghis Con, the traditional Kick-Off Party at Mahall’s 20 Lanes at 13200 Madison in Lakewood. There will be art supplies provided by BLICK Art Supplies for a Drink-N-Draw in the bar, while live panel discussions with a variety of Genghis Con exhibitors happens in the show room. A performance by a gleam of music from the new comic REACH, debuting at Genghis Con will cap off the night.

The show is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Barrio taco truck will be back again this year for delicious snacks. The Lake Erie Building is at the corner of Athens and Halstead in Lakewood, just south of Madison Park.

Lake Erie Building
Lakewood, Ohio 44107

Sunday, November 20, 2016

'Spirited Away’ Two-Day Event 12.4 & 12.5

In the fifteen years since its initial release, Hayao Miyazaki’s animated film “Spirited Away,” about a 10-year-old girl who enters a mysterious spirit world to free herself and her parents, has been cemented as a modern classic. Universally acclaimed upon release, it became the most successful film in Japanese history and won the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. This past August, the film was voted as the fourth best film of the 21st century so far by over 177 film critics from around the world.‘

Now, in honor of its 15th anniversary, “Spirited Away” will return to over 400 theaters nationwide for a two-night event this December, courtesy of GKIDS and Fathom Events. On Sunday, December 4th, the film will screen at 12PM. dubbed in English, while on Monday, December 5th, it will screen at 7PM. with English-language subtitles. “Spirited Away” will also screen with an exclusive Studio Ghibli short film “Ghiblies: Episode 2,” a unique 25-minute short featuring several comedic vignettes and caricatures of Studio Ghibli staff as they go about their day. The film has never been released in North America and will make its theatrical premiere at this special screening event.

For more information on tickets and theater locations, visit Fathom Events.

Friday, November 18, 2016

V.A.C. Holiday Sale & Open House 12.9–12.10

Shop Local! Come to Valley Art Center's Holiday Art Sale & Open House! Friday, December 9th, 10AM–8PM and Saturday, December 10th, 10AM–2PM. 

**10% off all Gift Shop Items, 15% off for members! Back by popular demand will be the Ornament Extravaganza in their gift shop. Find that special something for your tree! Artisan and utilitarian gifts at price points for every wallet. All items are handcrafted by local artists. Hope to see you there!

Valley Art Center
155 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls, OH

(440) 247-7507

Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Big Lebowski @Cedar Lee 12.3, 9:30 & MID

Part of the Cedar Lee Theatre Cult Film Series, The Big Lebowski (1998) will be shown this Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 9:30PM and 11:55PM. Remember to wear your bathrobe!

The Coen brothers and their agreeable cast make more fun than sense with this scattered farce about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist and drawn into a cluster of kidnapers, nihilists, porn mobsters and Busby Berkeley beauties. Admission is just $6. NO Children under 5.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Oral Histories Documentary Premiere 11.19

Augusto Bordelois In the Studio
Part of AAWR's 20th Anniversary Founder's Exhibition, the Oral Histories Documentary Film Project premieres on Saturday, November 19th, 1–3PM. Running approximately 4 minutes each history documents the lives and careers of 11 AAWR archived artists. The event is FREE but please register on Eventbrite. For more information on the Premiere, please visit artistarchives.org.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

1834 E. 123rd Street Cleveland, OH 44106-1910

Brews + Prose at Market Garden 11.15, 7PM

Tuesday, November 15, at 7PM, Brews + Prose welcomes Rebecca Scherm, whose first novel, The Unbecoming, was praised as "startlingly inventive" in the pages of The New York Times; and Anne Trubek, whose new book, The History and Uncertain Future of Handwriting, is the most exciting and controversial take on the subject of cursive ever written.

As always, those of you who would like to eat before the event should make reservations or arrive early--we'll be setting up shop in the Ohio City Room at Market Garden Brewery. Keep in mind that Amit's books will be for sale at the event courtesy of Mac's Backs. Meanwhile, we continue to offer what we think is the best literary deal in town: buy a book and get a free beer.

Brews + Prose at Market Garden Brewery
1947 West 25th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44113

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Morgan Annual Kozo Harvest 11.12–13

This coming weekend is KOZO HARVEST WEEKEND. Join the Morgan Paper Conservatory November 12–13th 10AM–4PM for their Annual Kozo Harvest. No experience necessary; free and open to the public. Come for an hour, come for a day. Experience an ancient tradition by helping harvest kozo from the garden and prepare it for eastern papermaking. Dress in layers as it may be cold, sturdy shoes or boots required. Refreshments provided.

1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

Free, Secure Reception Parking: via East 45th Street 'Garden' entrance

(one way running South between Payne & Commerce)

Monday, November 07, 2016

AAWR Founder's Exhibition 11.11

OPENING RECEPTION: 11/11/16 5:30-8:00pm

     The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to present it's 20th Anniversary Founder's Exhibition featuring the work of founder David E. Davisand the other 8 pioneering Archived Artists:  Shirley Aley CampbellDavid A. HabermanWilliam Martin JeanRobert JergensPatricia Zinsmeister ParkerPhyllis SeltzerPhyllis Lester Sloane and Randall Tiedman
     A campus-wide opening including the Sculpture Center and historic David E. Davis Studios will be held on Friday, November 11th at 5:30-8:00pm. For more information visit artistsarchives.org 

Thursday, November 03, 2016

VAC's Annual Juried Art Exhibit 11.4 6–8PM

This Friday, November 4th, 6–8PM, is the Opening for Valley Art Center's 45th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.

155 Bell St
Chagrin Falls, OH 44022

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Nick Cave: One More Time With Feeling 3D 12.1

One More Time With Feeling 3D, starring Nick Cave, starts 12/1 at The Cedar Lee Theatre.

Originally a performance based concept, One More Time With Feeling evolved into something much more significant as director Andrew Dominik delved into the tragic backdrop of the writing and recording of the album. Interwoven throughout the Bad Seeds’ filmed performance of the new album are interviews and footage shot by Dominik, accompanied by Cave’s intermittent narration and improvised rumination. Filmed in black-and-white and color, in 3D, the result is stark, fragile and raw.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Wiz Bang Cabaret Opens 10.28

Pinch and Squeal and their Wizbang Theatre gang present a whole new vaudeville show featuring multi award winning magician David Anthony, and a show full of antics, circus and hilarious variety entertainment! "Its like something out of Pee Wee's Playhouse!" Friday's at 8PM this hour long show is the perfect excuse to get to downtown to East 4th and have a ball!

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Bruno Casiano Gallery presents B R U N O 10.14

Bruno Casiano Gallery presents B R U N O

Opening Reception October 14th, 2016
From 6 – 10PM
Closing Reception December 16, 2016

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Look for the Red Bike!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Time Bandits at Cedar Lee and Capitol 9.24

Saturday, September 24th at 4PM there will be a showing of a new digital restoration of Terry Gilliam's 1981 film Time Bandits, in which a young boy accidentally joins a band of dwarves as they jump from era to era looking for treasure to steal. Rated PG. Part of Art House Theatre Day.

Locations: Capitol Theatre and the Cedar Lee Theatre. 

FREE limited edition Time Portal Map designed by Terry Gilliam while supplies last!

Monday, September 19, 2016

4th Annual Heights Music Hop 9.23–9.24

Count yourself invited! Be a part of Cleveland’s exciting cultural music scene, while supporting our local economy and building community pride. The 4th Annual Heights Music Hop is made possible by the generous support of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. The Heights Music Hop is grateful to the residents of Cuyahoga County for their program support. Schedule of Performers.

12TH IngenuityFest 9.23–9.25

The theme of the 12TH ANNUAL IngenuityFest is AWAKENINGS and it starts a new chapter for the organization. This time located in the SAINT CLAIR-SUPERIOR neighborhood in the former Osborne Industrial Complex. Join us for three days of art, installations, performances, food, local and regional bands, creativity and innovation!

Festival Hours (Subject to change)
September 23–25, 2016:
Friday, Sept. 23rd 5PM–1AM
Saturday, Sept. 24th 12PM–1AM
Sunday, Sept. 25th 12PM–5PM

Tickets are available for advanced purchase at ingenuityfest2016.eventbrite.com. Pricing is: 12 & Under are FREE! Individual Day Pass is $5 and Individual Weekend Pass is $10.

Got a family? Enter PROMO CODE: INGFRIEND to get $1 off each day pass and $3 off each weekend pass! Minimum purchase of 4 tickets.

Please contact annie@ingenuitycleveland.org for group (15 or more) ticket sales for special rates!

CMA's Fine Print Fair 9.22–9.25

CMA's 32nd Annual Fine Print Fair
September 22-25, 2016

The Print Club of Cleveland invites you to attend the 32nd Annual Fine Print Fair, September 22–25, 2016. The Fair is free and open to the public.

The Fine Print Fair, Cleveland’s largest and most comprehensive exhibition of fine prints, begins Thursday, September 22, 2016 with an opening night benefit preview and continues Friday, September 23 from 11AM to 6PM, Saturday, September 24th from 10AM to 5PM, and Sunday, September 25th from 
10AM to 5PM in the Ames Family Atrium at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio. The Fine Print Fair benefits the Department of Prints at the Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) and is sponsored by the Print Club of Cleveland, a non-profit adjunct organization dedicated to supporting the museum’s print collection.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Steampunk Railroad Event 9.24 8PM

All aboard the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic RailroadThe 765 Steam Engine is in town! Join us for a fun filled, steam punk themed event at Fitzwater Train Yard. Climb aboard for a quick ride to the train yard for an evening filled with live music, games, and delicious food! All guests will have the opportunity to photograph the steam engine and enter into costume contests where the top three winners will receive a prize! Guests are encouraged to wear steam punk inspired clothing.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Tremont Arts & Culture Fest 9.17–9.18th

The Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival takes place from September 17th at 11 AM to September 18th at 5 PM. Performer's include Rachel Brown & The Beatnik Playboys, MorrisonDance, chalk artist Dante Rodriguez and story-teller Ray McNeice. Check this link for full schedule of Performers for 2016 Festival Stages and Children's & Youth Village.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

2016 CMA Chalk Festival 9.17–9.18

Children and adults alike enjoy the annual CMA Chalk Festival. Community members join professional artists in using the walkways around the Fine Arts Garden as a colorful canvas. Begun in 1990, our festival is a modern expression of a Renaissance tradition from 16th-century Italy in which beggars copied paintings of the Madonna by Raphael and his contemporaries, using chalk on the plazas outside cathedrals. Watching the chalk artists and enjoying the entertainment is free.

For questions contact Community Arts at 216.707.2483 or e-mail commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.

Saturday, September 17, 11AM–5PM
Sunday, September 18, 
Rain or shine

Preparatory Workshops on Chalk Making and Street Painting
Sunday, September 11, 2–4:30PM
Repeated Wednesday, September 14, 6–8:30PM

Preparatory Workshops

Chalk Your Own Pictures
Large square (approx. 3 x 4 ft.) and 24-color box of chalk: $20.
Small square (approx. 2 x 3 ft.) and 12-color box of chalk: $10.

Individuals, families, schools, and neighborhood groups are all invited to participate. Children under 15 must be accompanied by supervising adults. There is no need to pre-register (except groups).

Groups please pre-register by Wednesday, September 14; call Community Arts at 216.707.2483 or e-mail commartsinfo@clevelandart.org.

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Morgan Conservatory's Ninth Annual Benefit 10.1

You're invited! The Morgan Conservatory's Ninth Annual Benefit takes place Saturday, October 1st! The event starts at 6:30 pm and will feature a silent art auction with more than one hundred pieces of art, including works by both local and national artists alike, special live papermaking demos, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar, live music, courtesy of Syncopated Sin Swing Band, with special guest Ernie Krivda, and so much more! Advance tickets are available.
Above all, their Annual Benefit is the single-largest fundraiser the organization develops each year and helps bring more than sixty workshops, exhibitions and special events to their audiences annually.

Tickets for the Ninth Annual Benefit for Morgan Conservatory members are $30. Non-members $35. Student tickets (with valid ID) are just $10.
Special VIP access is also available! These tickets provide both the ultimate support for the organization as well as special VIP perks including an "early access" preview of the event at 5:30 p.m.—a perfect opportunity to take advantage of our "buy it now" option for artwork, as well as specialty hors d'oeuvres and an inclusive VIP Lounge.

Event Entrance: 1753 East 45th St. (South of Payne Avenue). Secure and accessible parking available from this entrance.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

5th Annual Akron Art Prize 9.3

Kick off the start of the 5th Annual Akron Art Prize with a party in the parking lot Saturday, Sept. 3rd from 5–9PM

Come for food, drinks, and live entertainment before or after you view all of the 2016 entries inside Summit Artspace. 

Food by Square Scullery and Stray Dog Cart. Cash bar courtesy of Thirsty Dog Brewing Company and NORKA and entertainment from 6–8PM by The Dreemers. Be sure to hop on the trolley to visit the Downtown Akron Artwalk venues as well!

The New Now Show at Tri-C East 9.6

Come see an exhibition of the best of the Western Reserve! Tri-C Gallery East is located at 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122.

Gallery hours:
Wednesday—Friday: 10AM–4PM
Saturday: 12– 4PM

Thursday, August 25, 2016

April Vollmer @Morgan 8.26, 6:30–8PM

The Morgan Conservatory is pleased to host April Vollmer, an artist and printmaker living in New York City who specializes in mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut. In addition to exhibiting her work internationally, she has taught workshops across the country and was on the board of the First and Second International Mokuhanga Conferences in Japan. Copies of April's book, Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop, will be available for purchase and signing.

April Vollmer Lecture
Friday, August 26, 2016 | 6:30-8:00 pm

Free, Secure Reception Parking: via East 45th Street 'Garden' entrance (one way running South between Payne & Commerce)

1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

Friday, June 24, 2016

Waterloo Arts Fest 6.25 Noon—7PM

North Collinwood's FREE Summer arts bash takes place this Saturday, June 25th from Noon to 7PM.

The Waterloo Arts Fest encourages hands-on creativity, promotes active imagination, and engages the community in celebration of the arts in our region. This summer festival serves as an opportunity for the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District residents to welcome fellow artists, families, friends, and neighbors from the greater Cleveland area to experience their vibrant and diverse community.

Young and old, alternative and traditional, urban and suburban—all are welcome. Directions & Parking

Morgan Paper Conservancy Opening 6.24, 6:30PM

The Morgan Paper Conservancy presents Julie McLaughlin and Masha Ryskin June 24 – August 6, 2016. The Opening reception is Friday, June 24th, 6:30-8:30PM.
Iowa-based artist Julie McLaughlin has been working with handmade paper in a sculptural way for the better part of 20 years. Trained as a printmaker, but with a history in theatre costuming she has combined many of her artistic avenues to create wearable and non-wearable handmade paper garments.

Masha Ryskin
Russian-born artist Masha Ryskin is currently based in Rochester, NY and Providence, RI. She uses a variety of media, including drawing and painting, printmaking, installation and fibers. Her work is concerned with landscape and its elements as a metaphor for memory, history and passage of time.

Free, Secure Reception Parking: via East 45th Street 'Garden' entrance (one way running South between Payne & Commerce)

1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103

PechaKucha Night CLE 6.24, 7PM

Join PechaKucha Night CLE June 24th at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. A PechaKucha Night event features 10–12 rapid presentations about everything from architecture and design to fashion and technology.

Doors will open at 7PM, presentations will begin in the Palava Hut Pavillion JUST INSIDE the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo main gate promptly at 8:20PM and be over by 10:20PM. We encourage everyone to show up a bit early and enjoy a beverage and some conversation before the presentations get started to ensure you find a place to park and a seat. Attendees should park in the Zoo's main parking lot just outside the Main Entrance.

Night Market Cleveland 6.24

Authentically Asian, uniquely Cleveland is the unofficial theme behind a brand-new summertime event that debuted last year with the high hopes of drawing different groups together. The Night Market Cleveland enters its second season from 5-11pm Fri 6/24 along E. 21st between St. Clair Avenue and Superior Avenue. This summer soiree features 120 food, arts and crafts vendors along with musicians. 

"It’s kind of a blend of a maker market, a food show, a farmer’s market, as well as a concert series. Basically, the idea was to take a community and kind of like throw it up on the board for all of Cleveland to experience. There’s a big art component because that area has a big set of artists. It’s also representing the Asian community as well, so it’s kind of a blend and a representation of that culture and the creative community that surround the event."—Night Market CLE event coordinator Brendan Trewella [coolcleveland.com]

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

'This One's For Mitzie' @ Verne Gallery 6.26

Beauty and Chaos: This One's For Mitzie

Michael Verne's friend and a foremost contemporary Japanese print expert, author, and Tokyo gallery owner Norman Tolman will give a talk 2PM on Sunday, June 26  called "This One's For Mitzie". And don't miss Beauty and Chaos opening June 25th 5:30-8:30PM. Meet one of the top contemporary painters and printmakers in the world, Daniel Kelly of Kyoto, Japan.

Friday, June 17, 2016

AAWR announces 2016 NEW NOW juried exhibition

The Artists Archives of the Western reserve announces the 2016 NEW NOW juried exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY: This juried exhibition is open to living artists of Ashtabula, Cuyahoga,
Erie, Huron, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Ottawa, Portage, Summit, and
Wayne counties.

ACCEPTED MEDIA: Painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, mixed media,
assemblage, collage, ceramics glass, installations, video & film, photography, jewelry  will be accepted if it is made using metal smithing or hand-formed using unique materials or techniques. Printmaking must be original —no giclee reproductions of work done in other media.

PRESENTATION: 2-D work cannot exceed 8’ in height or 50 lbs. in weight. 2-D
work should be appropriately framed and ready to hang (neutral matting only, glass or acrylic where applicable, frames must be strong enough to hold the weight of the piece). 3-D work cannot exceed 8’ in height or 100 lbs. in weight. Work not properly presented for exhibition at the time of delivery will not be accepted.

ENTRY FEES/DATES: A total of three entries may be submitted for $40 and up to 3 additional entries at $10 a piece. Entries accepted from March 7th to July 6th, 2016.

CASH AWARDS: Awards of $750, $500, $250 will be given out by the awards juror, an additional award of $250 will be chosen by popular vote. Images of award winning work will be featured in the show catalog and all accepted artists will be listed in the catalog. Awards will be presented at the opening reception.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Mont Surfaces and Susie Frazier Collaborate

Mont Surfaces, one of the largest suppliers of fine surface materials in the Midwest, and Susie Frazier, a highly recognized Cleveland artist and designer of Earthminded Style®, announce a strategic partnership based upon a shared vision of wellness through reflective design. Combining Mont’s expertise in innovative trends and fine surface materials with Susie’s design-centered connection to nature, they plan to empower consumers to awaken their individuality through home improvements. Together, Mont Surfaces and Susie Frazier are collaborating around lifestyle, art, nature, natural stone and creative surface materials to inspire consumers to initiate personal renewal. Read full announcement here.

37th Annual Tri-C Jazzfest June 23-25th

Join Tri-C and KeyBank for Keyed Up for JazzFest, a FREE outdoor JazzFest kickoff event. Enjoy Parade the Circle puppets, live music, Cavs Scream Team, food trucks, dancing and more from 12:30-1:30PM on Friday, June 24th under the chandelier at Playhouse Square. More Info.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios 6.17, 5–9PM

The Eileen Dorsey Studio presents The American Landscape. This Friday, Eileen Dorsey features work inspired by her travels through the United States. These paintings describe the lush landscape of our country through her unique mark making and with her keen sense of color and composition.

The reception will be from 5–9PM, Friday during 78th Street Studios monthly art walk, 1305 West 80th St. Cleveland, OH 44102, Suite 105.

Every third Friday of the month, the artists at the 78th Street Studios open their doors to the public for an evening of art, music and performances. This arts complex is home to over 60 galleries and studios. Each space has their own style and vibe. This coordinated art walk is from 5-9. Feel free to bring your friends, family, and even your dog with this free event.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

2016 Parade the Circle Sat., June 11th @Noon

For 26 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland. University Circle comes alive with color, music, and art for all ages. International and national guest artists join Greater Cleveland artists, families, schools, and community groups in a spectacular display of bright costumes, giant puppets, stilt-dancers, handmade masks, and colorful floats. Circle Village, which includes activities, entertainment, and food, is presented by University Circle Inc.

2016 Parade the Circle
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Wade Oval
Parade at 12 noon

Parade theme: Temenos
Circle Village 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Rain or shine

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Ceramics Invitational at AAWR 5.26, 5:30–8PM

Mary Urbas, Gallery Director at Lakeland Community College, has over 35 years of experience as a gallery owner, curator, teacher and consultant. Urbas’ careful selections exalt the alchemic quality of ceramics as the invocation of art from raw elements, as well as pay homage to the artist’s mastery of texture, painterly color and transmission of idea through form.

Opening wine and cheese reception: Thursday, May 26th from 5:30–8PM.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 East 123rd
Cleveland, OH 44106

Friday, May 20, 2016

Third Friday Events at 78th St. Studios 5.20

In May and June, Popeye Gallery hosts a special exhibition by the Rust Belt Monster Collective (RBMC) at Survival Kit as part of Third Friday at 78th Street Studios. The show features dozens of large-scale murals created by the group over the past several years.

May’s opening reception will also serve as the official launch party for the release of the RBMC’s first book, which documents the group’s four year history with high quality images of (nearly) all of their 40+ murals. At June’s closing reception, the group will create one of their signature live murals throughout the evening. Following each Third Friday reception, Survival Kit co-founder Brian Straw will present live music at 9 p.m.

The RBMC includes Erin Caruso, Randy Crider, James Giar, Ben Hale, Tim Switalski and Craig Worrell. Popeye Gallery and the Rust Belt Monster Collective both hail from Collinwood’s Waterloo Arts District. The group met through Dr. Sketchy's live drawing events at the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern – just steps from the site of Popeye’s first exhibition. 

ALSO: HEDGE Gallery presents Optic Environments, a new body of paintings, prints and collage by Matthew GallagherSarah HayesAshley Pastoreand Dott von Schneider-Lanza, who are using a unique variety of materials to create works that uncover more questions than answers. Optic Environments will be on view May 20–June 25, 2016.

Rooms To Let: CLE 5.21 6PM

Rooms To Let: CLE transforms E. 54th Street in Slavic Village for a third year. Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let seeks to 're-envision' a diverse and authentic Cleveland  neighborhood and its passionate community while in the midst of recovery. Dozens of artists and makers will create works in vacant homes-- some of which are slated for demolition as well as in those that will be rehabilitated.

On Saturday, May 21st at 6PM, neighbors and visitors are invited to a community meet & greet at 5324 Fleet Ave. with RTL artists to share feedback and reflections about RTL.

New this year, a maker’s house will be the setting for “makers” and “tinkerers” who will help visitors create their own works using 3-D printing, CNC tooling, metalworking, woodworking, cooking, baking, clothing and coding. Hands-on art activities sponsored by Broadway School of Music and the Arts (build and decorate your dream house in miniature with artist Hector Castellanos) and Zygote Press Mobile Press, PLAN of NE Ohio and Augustus Turner, member artist of Kings & Queens of Art.

Pick up a map at 5324 Fleet Avenue and enjoy snacks from Saucisson, a beer garden sponsored by Platform Beer Co. and music sponsored by Agumboot Arts!

Curators of the event include: Dana DePew (artist), Sai Sinbondit (Designer at Bialosky + Partners Architects), Amy Krusinski Sinbondit (ceramics/sculpture), Scott Pickering (artist) and Chris Webb (artist).

Artists include: Jeffrey Chiplis, Ron Copeland, Dana Depew, Rick Ferris, Eli Gfell, Keith Graham, Jake Hochendoner, Kara Isabella, Jonah Jacobs, Charles Kiss, Robin Latkovich, Christine Mauersberger, Liz Maugans, Ella Medicus, Loren Naji, Rian Brown-Orso, Kristina Paabus, Cindy Penter, Scott Pickering, Nancy Prudic, Edward Raffel, Rebecca Rinaldi, Marc Spangenberg, Grace Summanen, Paul Sydorenko, Anna Tararova, Annette Yoho Feltes, Hector Castellanos-Lara, Roni Callahan, April Bleakley, Danielle Moorer, Latecia Wilson, Sampson Smiley, Latoya Webb, Stephanie Kluk, Melinda Placko, Rebekah Wilhelm, Jeannie Oakar, Michael Gill, teens from joint Broadway School of Music & the Arts/University Settlement after-school arts class at Washington Park Horticulture Center (under direction of artist Claudio Orso).

Maker Artists include: Catherine Butler, Kate Snow, Martha Lattie, Helen & Dot Von Schneider, Valerie Grossman, Peter Debelak, Anastasial Sobvola, Makenzie Tigert, Jeremy Smith, We Can Code It, Jason Radcliffe, Laura Cooperman, thinkBox, Amy Sinbondit, Sai Sinbondit.

Other art activities happening in Slavic Village over the weekend: In conjunction with RTL at Elevate Gallery at 3675 E. 65th will feature artists Patsy Kline, Anna Arnold, and Johnny Perkins. Celtic fusion band Mud in Yer Eye will be performing outdoors with clogging demonstrations. Hands-on crafts for kids.

On Sunday, May 22nd at the Polish American Cultural Center will host an Art Show at 6501 Lansing Ave from 10am to 3pm and will feature local artists and craftspeople along with delicious homemade ethnic foods prepared by the club members. Lunch is available from 11am – 2pm. Admission to the Art Show is free.

Hessler Street Fair 5.21–5.22

Since 1969 the Hessler Street Fair has kicked off Cleveland's festival season with music, arts, crafts, poetry and vaudeville shows. Running 11AM til Dusk Saturday and Sunday, it captures the vibe and spirit of times long gone.

Friday, May 13, 2016

AAWR's 'No Art Left Behind' 5.15, 4–7PM

TICKETS available for Artists Archives of the Western Reserve's big fundraiser, NO ART LEFT BEHIND, Sunday, May 15th, 4–7PM.
A $300 ticket includes entrance for two and one lottery ticket. Throughout the evening, tickets are drawn randomly and the ticket holder chooses a piece of original art to keep as their very own! EVERY ticket holder gets a piece of art donated by noted regional artists. Preview the artwork here. Enjoy a glass of wine and hors d'oevres in the tented courtyard and take home a piece of art, while raising funds for the Archives! Only 100 tickets will be sold, so don't hesitate! Call Mindy or Christine to purchase tickets at 216.721.9020.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve • 1834 E. 123rd Street Cleveland, OH 44106-1910

Morgan Conservatory: 6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial 5.13

Join The Morgan Paper Conservatory for the Opening Reception of the 6th National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, Friday, May 13th, 6:30–8:30PM.
Fresh from the Corcoran School of the Arts & Design, the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is proud to present these 21 amazing works of art by college students from across the country that fill an entire gallery. It will change your definition of what can be created with handmade paper.

Founded in 1999, the Triennial offers college students a way to show the country what they add to the field of handmade paper art. Jurors represent the most exciting curators, artists, and galleries involved in the field. Exhibition venues are located in diverse university galleries, museums, and art centers around the country. Awards and special residencies are awarded to student artists in recognition of their accomplishments in working with their own handmade paper. Sponsors of the awards include papermaking centers and materials suppliers across the U.S.

The Juror for the Triennial was Ms. Joan Hall, Professor Emeritus of the Sam Fox School of the Arts at Washington University, St. Louis.

Free, Secure Reception Parking: via East 45th Street 'Garden' entrance
(one way running South between Payne & Commerce)
Exhibition Dates: Friday, May 13th–Saturday, June 18th
Exhibition Hours: Tuesday–Saturday, 10AM-4PM

1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103