Friday, January 29, 2016

Stranger @ MOCA 1.29 – 5.8, 2016

Across this range of genres and forms, the artists in Stranger consider how we perceive, construct, and understand individual experience through the concepts of “body” and “presence.” They demonstrate the figure’s continued relevance, exploring it as a forceful, unsettled, and inescapable vessel for consciousness.

Huma Bhabha, Valérie Blass, Sascha Braunig, Antoine Catala, Ian Cheng, Simon Dybbroe Møller, Cécile B. Evans, Andro Wekua, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

Friday, January 22, 2016

'Insider Trading' @ Pretension Gallery 1.23 6PM

The fourth version of Pretension Gallery’s Insider Trading series takes place from 6PM–2AM Sat., Jan. 23rd, in Slavic Village. This year’s event will be held in a vacant storefront, converted into a pop-up art gallery for this one-night-only, special event.

This year, more than 40 artists will swap work during this one night only event. None of the works on the walls are for sale. Instead, the artists each draw a name of another artist and everyone leaves with a different piece than they came with. If an artist draws their own name, they get to “steal” any piece in the show. It’s the art community’s version of White Elephant.

The event includes a raffle for the general public, refreshments and live music from DJs Geronamo, Krash Helmut and Matt Casio and performances by Conner Joseph McCready and Nick Brilla.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

It's Elemental: Earth & Air @ Valley Art Center 1.22

Valley Art Center's It's Elemental: Earth & Air
Opening Reception is Friday, January 22nd from 6–8PM.

Over 67 works were accepted from 46 artists. Come join 
Valley Art Center to experience the mood evoked from the artist's perceptions of earth and air. Hope to see you there!

155 Bell Street 
Chagrin Falls, OH

Sunday, January 10, 2016

AAWR Annual Member’s Show 1.15 5:30–8PM

This Friday night is the AAWR Annual Member’s Show. FREE and open to the public,   this year’s show was juried by Anna Arnold, Gallery Director of Wasmer Gallery at Ursuline College. Forty-nine pieces were chosen from one hundred thirty one submitted by members and archived artists. 

Ms. Arnold states, “I am excited after looking at all of the work submitted to the Annual Members Show, which reflects the creative energy, extraordinary skill and ingenuity of Cleveland area artists.The overall quality of the work was high. I was most attracted to submissions that had mastery of a chosen medium, a vitality, a unique style or vision.”

Light refreshments will be served at the opening this Friday Jan. 15th from 5:30 – 8PM. The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is located on the edge of University Circle at 1834 E. 123rd Street Cleveland, OH
44106, next to the David Davis Sculpture Center.

Pop Goes Cleveland @Third Fridays 1.15

Popeye Gallery's first exhibition of 2016 is their largest group show to date. Pop Goes Cleveland features emerging and established local artists who share a distinctly illustrative sensibility inspired early by comics and cartoons. In addition to professional comic artists and illustrators, Pop Goes Cleveland includes projected animations and large, free-standing sculptural work, as well as acrylic and oil paintings and more.

Celebrate these tremendously talented artists and their work during Third Friday festivities at 78th Street Studios, 
from 5 to 9PM this Friday, Jan. 15th.

The exhibition remains on view for next month’s Third Friday Closing Reception on Friday, February 19th from 5 to 9 p.m. (Live music presented by Brian Straw at 9 p.m.) Additional viewing hours are available by appointment.

Friday, January 08, 2016

Fandom216: the Art of Sports Kick-off 1.10 1-4PM

Fandom216: the Art of Sports in NEOhio is a series of art exhibits held at Zygote Press, Waterloo Arts and Hedge Gallery from January 10 through February 20. This exhibition will explore our area’s relationship to sports through art, whether it offers critique or honorific exaltation, or something in between. We hope that you will find it engaging as both makers and viewers.

The opening tailgate launch party for Fandom216 at Waterloo Arts will include food, drinks, art, polka by Malphonia, spoken word by youth poet athletes from America Scores, and a live appearence by the Cleveland Browns biggest fan, the Bone Lady! Instead of viewing a game on the big screen we will be viewing an art exhibit dedicated to Cleveland's sports past and present.