Sunday, June 04, 2017

PorchFestCLE 2017 Lineup 6.17

Here's the official #PorchFestCLE 2017 lineup! Get acquainted with each act before Saturday June 17th, at

Parade The Circle 6.10 Noon

For 28 years, the Cleveland Museum of Art has been bringing this FREE signature summer event to Greater Cleveland—Parade The Circle.  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.

Parade The Circle
June 10, 2017
Parade: Noon
Circle Village: 11AM–4PM

Friday, June 02, 2017

Drawn & Quartered IX 6.3 7–10PM

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.

Drawn & Quartered IX 6.3 7–10PM 

Ninth Annual Life Drawing Competition

June 3rd, 2017
The Transformer Station
1460 W 29th St in Hingetown
Cleveland, OH 44113

Thursday, May 25, 2017

8th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition 5.18 – 7.14

Image by Larry Krause, Professor Emeritus at The Cleveland Institute of Art
The Gallery at Lakeland presents The 8th Annual May Show at Lakeland Juried Art Exhibition May 18 – July 14, 2017.
Artist Reception and Awards: Thursday, May 25, 2017, 6 - 9 PM.

Awards presented at 7PM musical performance during the reception by FAC-PAC, Lakeland faculty members: Dr. Bob Brown, piano; Dr. Stephen Stanziano, bass; Dave Sterner, tenor saxophone; John Stebel, drums.

This diverse collection of artworks includes oil, encaustic, acrylic and watercolor painting, drawing, pastel, mixed media, assemblage art, ceramics, sculpture, wood, photography, fiber, printmaking and jewelry/metals, created by accomplished visual artists of Northeast Ohio and surrounding areas.

222 artists entered 520 pieces. 75 accepted artists showed 93 artworks in the various categories.  $4300 in cash prizes were awarded by juror: Dr. Louis A. Zona,  Execuctive Director/Chief Curator at the The Butler Institute of American Art.

Gallery Hours: Mon–Fri 9 AM–9 PM, Sat & Sun 9 AM–5 PM. This event and all Gallery exhibitions are free and open to the public.

NewCelle +1 Artists Reception 5.25 5:30–8PM

Image: Untitled, Mixed media by John Jackson
The Artists Archives is pleased to announce its upcoming Summer exhibition NewCelle +1 featuring the collaborative drawings of Archived Artist Bea Mitchell, John Jackson, Ed Mieczkowski and Achala Wali

An Artists' Reception will be held on Thursday, May 25th 5:30–8PM. In celebration of the occasion, complimentary Mitchell's Homemade Ice Cream will be served (the proprietors are Bea Mitchell's nephews... who knew!) What a sweet way to start the Summer. 
Show continues through July 8th.

Visit for more info or join the conversation on Facebook.

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve • 1834 East 123rd St. • Cleveland, Ohio 44106

Friday, May 19, 2017

4th Annual Slavic Village 'Rooms to Let' 5.20–5.21

Slavic Village Development presents its fourth annual Rooms to Let: CLE. The event originated in Columbus with a similar theme, but Cleveland’s event has outlived its southern predecessor.

Rooms to Let returns to Slavic Village from noon to 7PM on Saturday, May 20, and noon to 5PM on Sunday, May 21. This year’s event includes more than 100 art installations in vacant homes and empty lots on three streets throughout the neighborhood. In addition to the installations, the weekend includes live music, as well as interactive and performance art. This year’s curators are local artists Dana DePew, Loren Naji, Dott von Schneider and Omid Tavakoli, and the transformed homes are located at 6627 Lansing, 6808 Gertrude and 5804 Hosmer Avenue.

The epicenter of this year’s event is the Polish American Cultural Center at 6501 Lansing Avenue, with an artisan market, live music, food, beverages and parking. Saturday’s performances include p.stoops at 12:30, the Admirables at 2PM, Doc Robinson at 3:30PM and HoneyBucket at 5PM. Sunday’s music lineup is headlined by Mourning [A] Blkstr at 3:30PM, preceded by Marcus Alan Ward at 12:30PM and Curtail at 2PM.

Not far away, local photographer Steve Mastroianni hosts an open house for Silver Scuro, his new photography studio at 5322 Fleet Avenue. A longtime resident of Tremont, Mastroianni moved into Slavic Village just last month. One of the only studios in Cleveland offering traditional film portraits, shot and hand-processed on black and white film and silver gelatin paper, the new, larger space allows for more in-house portrait and studio work.

Stop in to see the new studio from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday during Rooms to Let, and become part of a new portrait collage being created for the event. On Sunday, Malphonia will be performing on the sidewalk outside the studio.

For a complete list of participating Rooms to Let: CLE artists, visit
6501 Lansing Ave., 216-429-1182 ext. 141

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Dave Alvin @ Beachland Ballroom 5.4 8PM

Thursday, May 4th at 8PM (7 DOOR)
Dave Alvin & The Guilty Ones
Sarah Borges

Gallery W Show at American Greetings 5.4

RANGE, ink, hand-ground maple charcoal, paper, steel, 55" x 89"
TWO TALENTED ARTISTS, George Kozmon and Loren Naji will be having an opening reception from 5 to 7PM THIS Thursday, May 4th at the new Gallery W at the American Greetings Creative Studios world headquarters. An exhibition of monumental works, “Splendid Dissonance: Monumental Works by George Kozmon and Loren Naji” will be on display Friday, June 30th.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

CIFF 41 Screening 3.30 9:30PM

The Artists Archives is honored to once again support the Cleveland International Film Festival by becoming Community Partners for 2017. This year's film, chosen by the Artists Archives, is 24x36: A Movie About Movie Posters directed by Kevin Burke. The film will be played Thursday, March 30th (9:30pm) at the Cinematheque as well as Friday, April 7th (9:50pm) and Sunday, April 9th (4:45pm) at Tower City Cinemas.

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SPACES Monster Drawing Rally 4.22 6–10PM

Heights Arts' Public Conscience Event 3.30 7PM

Laura and Gary Dumm, “Old King Coal,” acrylic on canvas
“Public Conscience” a showcase of Northeast Ohio illustrators and graphic designers currently on display at Heights Arts. Because designers and illustrators’ work appears in books or other commercial materials—not galleries or museums—they can become isolated from “the art world” after getting their degrees. As curator Dave King noted in promotional materials for the exhibit, “People see the work of illustrators and graphic artists in print form but they don’t see the original work.  Because of this disconnect, [i]llustrators and graphic designers are frequently not viewed as artists.” Heights Arts wishes to promote their art as art.
“Public Conscience” is stronger as a display of designers and illustrators’ talents than it is an anthology of social criticism. This is simply because not every contributed artwork is political. Some are avowedly apolitical. This doesn’t mean these work aren’t engaging; they very often are.
“Public Conscience” runs through April 16 at Heights Arts. The gallery is located at 2175 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. On Thursday March 30, at 7PM several artists will give talks at “Ekphrastacy.” The event will also include readings of original poems by area wordsmiths Jeffrey Bowen, Clarissa Jakobsons, Chuck Joy, and Emily Troia. For more information, please call 216-371-3457 or go to

Monday, March 27, 2017

American Fiber: Friday, March 31, 6 – 9PM

The Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory and Educational Foundation is proud to present American Fiber, their fifth annual and first national juried exhibition. After many years of hosting regional juried exhibitions, and after many years of requests, submissions from all artists living in the United States for this year's exhibition were accepted.

The show features works in sculpture, printmaking, photography and painting that are unified by their use of paper as an artistic medium. This year, 205 artworks from 110 artists living in 18 states 
were received with 50 artworks from 46 artists being selected.

The aim of exhibition is to showcase the versatility of paper as an artistic medium and to bring together striking and evocative work by leaders in this art form.  
You're invited to help kick off the 2017 gallery season at the opening reception for American Fiber: Friday, March 31, 6 – 9PM. 

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, February 13, 2017

Re-Configured Artist Reception 2.16, 5–7PM

Please join the members of the Murray Hill Life Drawing Group as they showcase pieces created in—or inspired by—their work in weekly drawing sessions. There is a variety of media and styles displayed.

Monday, February 06, 2017

Brews + Prose at Market Garden 2.7, 7PM

Tuesday, February 7, at 7PM Brews + Prose partners with the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) program to present Amy Gustineauthor of the "devastating, funny, and astonishingly frank" (Karen Russell) short story collection, You Should Pity Us Instead. Joining Amy are Brandon North and Rebecca Spagnuolo, two talented and promising graduate student writers from the NEOMFA program. More about all of our authors below.

Amy Gustine is the author of the widely praised story collection You Should Pity Us Instead, which received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Kirkus and Booklist. The New York Times Book Review called her collection an "affecting and wide-ranging debut” and the book appeared on many “best of” lists, including the San Francisco Chronicle’s “Best of 2016: 100 Recommended Books.” Her work received special mention in the Pushcart Prize anthology and she was awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2016. Gustine is from Toledo, Ohio.

Brandon North is a poetry candidate in the NEOMFA program, through which he works for the Cleveland State Poetry Center. A native of Dayton, Ohio, he also has roots in the Cumberland Gap area, where both of his grandfathers were coal miners and even worked together for a time. His work has recently appeared in decomP and the UnLost Journal, and he is currently working on poems that leave holes for many types of people to mine.

Rebecca Spagnuolo is a fiction student at the NEOMFA.

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

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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Scott Pickering / Derek Hess @ Third Fridays 2.17

A Scott Pickering / Derek Hess collaboration piece featured in their collaborative show Friday, February 17th at the Derek Hess Gallery.

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.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Day-Glo Show, Walk All Over Waterloo 1.6 5–10PM

Douglas Max Utter "Day-Glo Sunbather" (2016) 20" x 24"
Mark your calendars, invite your friends and family, and light up the new year with a night out at the black light opening of this year's DayGlo Show. Everyone will enjoy seeing what over 40 regional artists have done with the fascinating medium of fluorescent paint. It's the most unique gallery exhibit you will visit all year! The show opens during the Waterloo Arts District's monthly Walk All Over Waterloo so there will be plenty to do and see in the other galleries, shops and bars up and down Waterloo. DayGlo Color Corp has generously donated the paint for this exhibit.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Brews + Prose at Market Garden 1.3, 7PM

Tuesday, January 3, at 7PM Brews + Prose will feature Pulitzer Prizewinning journalist and CWRU professor Jim Sheeler and Brad Ricca, debuting his new book, Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, an account of "New York City's greatest female detective and the 1917 missing girl case that captivated a nation."

Brad Ricca is the author of Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, which won the Ohioana Book Award for Nonfiction and was named a Top 10 Book on the Arts by Booklist. His book of poetry, American Mastodon won the St. Lawrence Book Award. He is a 2014 winner of a Cleveland Arts Prize for Emerging Artist in Literature and is a SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University.

Jim Sheeler is the Shirley Wormser Professor of Journalism and Media Writing at Case Western Reserve University. He won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing for his story Final Salute and has won numerous other local and national writing awards. Born in Houston, Texas, Sheeler graduated with a degree in journalism from Colorado State University in 1990 and earned a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Colorado in 2007. His book of collected obituaries, Obit: Inspirational Stories of Everyday People Who Led Extraordinary Lives, was published in June 2007.
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

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Sunday, January 01, 2017

CMA MIX: 101 1.6.17 6 –10PM

MIX: 101 Fri/Jan 6, 2017, 6:00–10:00.
Join the museum as they start our new century by going back to the basics. Get an insider’s view of the galleries, see demos of artistic techniques, and dance the night away in the atrium. Check out the great pastel show, too!

$10/$15 at the door. CMA members free