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.