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

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Bruno Casiano Gallery present "Lucky Charms" 5.13

Bruno Casiano Gallery present Charles Kiss "Lucky Charms"
Opening Reception: May 13, 2016 
from 6–10PM
Closing Reception: June 10, 2016

Bruno Casiano Gallery
5304 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44102

Look for the Red Bike!

Recent acquisitions at the Verne Gallery

Koi by Carol Jessen
In 1954 Mitzie Verne established the Verne Gallery. She passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 1st. 62 years in and the gallery continues to feature the best in Japanese-American printmaking. Located next to Valentino's in Little Italy, it's also very reasonable; I bought a print that I love there not long ago. Check out some recent acquisitions. 

Verne Gallery
2207 Murray Hill Road

Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Friday, May 06, 2016

Carol & John's 'Free Comic Book Day' Weekend

On Saturday, May 7th, Carol & John’s hosts its annual Free Comic Book Day. Although the event takes place across the U.S., Carol & John’s hosts one of the largest events in the country. In addition to celebrating comics and comic book culture, Carol & John’s event celebrates Cleveland and its community through local art, history, cosplay and more. Again this year, the shop will give away more than 25,000 free comics (10 per person), as well as hundreds of graphic novels. The event actually begins Friday night with a midnight release party starting at 10PM  and continuing until 2AM. FCBD continues Saturday from 10AM to 7PM.
“Free Comic Book Day is a great reminder for fans that their hobby doesn't live in a vacuum,” shop owner John Dudas says. “There's lots of people to physically engage whose love of collecting shines through when you talk to them. Sharing what you enjoy with someone on the day becomes the gift you can give on FCBD. Our motto is 'Participate. Engage others. Be a friend.'

Hilary Gent: Properties of Water 5.6 5PM

The Maria Neil Art Project announces their exclusive representation of our Drawn & Quartered 8 hostess with an opening reception of Hilary Gent : Properties of Water. Come out and support Hilary and see her new work body of work that "showcases yet again her ever-changing color palette and visual expression while focusing on a subject that is familiar to us all."

Hilary was struck that Water not only functioned as a primary force through its many formal properties (ice formations, floods, river beds, flowing streams, crushing waves, etc.) but was just as affected by how she also identified with water on an emotional level. "It is still and reflective, active and energized, wild and chaotic. Water has the ability to calm or destroy. Painting water can be compared to trying to capture the spirit of something. My hope is that if I can paint a simple glimmer of light or a distorted reflection, a quick ripple or the existence of life beneath its surface, I will have effectively translated a piece of the water’s story."

Maria Neil Art Project
15813 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

CMA MIX: Riff 5.6 5–10PM

MIX at CMA and Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland present MIX: Riff. Dance the night away to the swinging rhythms of acclaimed music ensemble Hot Club of Detroit. Seamlessly combining modern edge with classic European jazz of the 30s, Hot Club of Detroit creates a new form of Gypsy fire to keep the crowd grooving. The evening will also include tours and swing dancing lessons from Get Hep Swing.

MIX: Riff
Friday, May 6, 2016
5:00–10:00 PM

Tickets are $8 in advance; $10 day of event; CMA members FREE. Cash bar. Food available for purchase. Join us on the first Friday evening of each month for an ever-changing mix of art, music, and mingling. MIX is an 18-and-over event.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

TypeFACES @Morgan Conservatory 5.27

TypeFACES taught by Esther K. Smith and Dikko Faust on Friday, May 27th thru Sunday, May 29th, 10AM–4PM. In this workshop, you will learn how to set type and print a short sentence as well as how to use type to create images. At the end of the workshop, everyone will exchange prints and bind them into an exquisite corpse book for each participant to walk away with at the end. The well-known How to Make Books was written by Esther K. Smith with letterpress typography by Dikko Faust. If you enjoyed learning from this book, imagine how much fun it would be to make a project with Esther and Dikko in this workshop.
1754 E. 47th Street
Cleveland, OH 44103