Cleveland Museum of Art

The Ruins of East Cleveland

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 05/09/2010 - 23:55.

East Cleveland Historic District garage architecture spring decay

An old brick garage, the roof long ago collapsed, shards of glass remain in the broken widows. Trees over grown, the remains of a cultivated flower bed by the side door of a house. Plants grow in cracks in the driveway. A slow return to nature.

Go Cavs, But Your Advertising On Our Landmarks Must Go. This is not art or culture, and is ugly!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/08/2010 - 23:22.

In 2006, Gen-X Consultant Rebecca Ryan came to Cleveland to speak at the City Club and lead some roundtable discussions (hosted by realNEO) on making this region more desirable to the global Generation-X population.  She was working on Gen-X planning in Akron and Canton and proposed to the City of Cleveland some collaboration with her regional efforts - she was suggesting to brainstorm very openly at very little cost to the city. Her outreach received the cold shoulder here. The last time I remember communicating about this was with Chris Ronayne, then with the city of Cleveland, and I was basically told the development people were too busy trying to close a Nike Cavaliers advertising deal to bother with Rebecca Ryan's proposal - the city economic development resources were too focused on Cavaliers advertising to care.

Rafael Viñoly Flowers For Real, as Cleveland Museum of Art Expansion Really Blooms

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 05/01/2010 - 16:02.

Cleveland Museum of Art Vinoli Addition taking shape

I was driving through one of my favorite neighborhoods in the world yesterday and noticed a rare and important thing has taken bloom there - in University Circle - this Spring - Phase II of the Cleveland Museum of Art expansion is already visible and suddenly the seemingly-boxy, incomplete Rafael Viñoly transition has taken new bloom - and a roof.

Just some I-beams so far... ?!?! Not at all.

City of East Cleveland Website Returns to Drupal

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 12:14.

I noticed a few days ago that the City of East Cleveland website is now a Drupal site. It is a big improvement from the most recent previous website, which looked more like the website for an Eric Brewer fan club than a city website. It is a good start to improving IT in East Cleveland -- now lets get more citizens online!

NEO Leaders Speak Of Driving New Economy Growth - Since November, 2008, real NEO Has Grown Like This!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 04/29/2010 - 10:38.

I've been asked what our traffic looks like over time, so I pulled a few quick charts of the number of visitors to realneo since we started using Google Analytics, and what they have visited, to measure performance of this site - and we've grown by pretty much all counts I've considered important by 30-100% since then - in some cases by 1,000s% - in less than a year-and-a-half.

Theodore Reff "Degas's Harlequin Pastels: Conflict, Intrigue, and Romance" 21st Annual Buchanan Lecture in Art History

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 22:43.
04/21/2010 - 16:30
04/21/2010 - 18:30

The Twenty-First Annual Harvey Buchanan Lecture in Art History and the Humanities


Professor Emeritus, Columbia University

"Degas's Harlequin Pastels: Conflict, Intrigue, and Romance

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

4:30 pm

The Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall

Reception immediately following

Sponsored by The Department of Art History and Art

Case Western Reserve University

Free and open to the public




The Cleveland Museum of Art
East Boulevard
University Circle
United States

Happy Easter!

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sun, 04/04/2010 - 06:54.

 Eggs a sign of the resurection and new life, but just a days work for my hens.  (A view inside my hen house.)

We need rain!

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sat, 04/03/2010 - 22:53.
Waterfall, Cleveland Botanical Gardens, photo courtesy of Claes Roulet

Coincidence or global warming? The rhubarb I planted last year has justed started to come up and already I have had to water it. Look at the soil and you might think we are experiencing a late summer draught.

realneo Seed and Plant Swap

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 03/29/2010 - 02:19.

Would any Realneo members like to participate in a seed and plant swap? I would be happy to host. Please post your thoughts on possible dates and times. We could also include garden tools and other gardeing related items if people are interested.

Art of the Day: Ronald Bladen, "Light Year"

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 13:19.

 This sculpture, LIGHT YEAR, 1979 painted aluminum, 80" x 156" x 19," was acquired Fall 2009 and installed near Kelvin Smith Library on the Campus of Case Western Reserve University. It is best viewed on foot, but you can catch a glimpse of it from East Boulevard over the entrance to the parking garage by Severance Hall. Ronald Bladen (Canadian born American 1918-1988) was long considered one of the most important Minimalist artists but his oeuvre has since been reassessed. In this site LIGHT YEAR seems to be about more than form. See for youself.

In Honor of Pere Ubu's concert tonight at the Beachland Ballroom, Art of the Day: Pablo Picasso, Still Life with Death's Head,

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 15:49.


Pablo Picasso

Still Life with Death's Head,

Paris, autumn 1907
Oil on canvas
115 x 88 cm
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg

One scholar has suggested that this painting was inspired by the death of Alfred Jarry on November 1, 1907.Alfred Jarry was the author of the play Ubu Roi (1896) considered an important work of literature as the forerunner of Surrealist writing.

Family and Community Day/Exhibition Opening, Cleveland Museum of Art: Art of the American Indians, The Thaw Collection

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 14:35.
03/07/2010 - 13:00
03/07/2010 - 16:00


Art of the American Indians: The Thaw Collection

MARCH 7–MAY 30, 2010
Admission free


Cleveland Museum of Art
United States

Dance Workshop with Sevi Bayraktar, Films with a Women's Focus ...

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 11:43.
03/07/2010 - 11:00
03/07/2010 - 16:00

The Cleveland Food Coop, Cleveland Food Not Bombs & Women Speak Out for Peace and Justice are sponsoring theses events in celebration of International Women's Day, events are free but seating is limited.

Sevi Bayraktar is from Istanbul, Turkey performing Gypsy and Flamenco dances.


The Cleveland Food Coop
11701 Euclid Aveue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Luncheon, Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice Featuring Women ad Militarism Panel ...

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 03/05/2010 - 11:37.
03/06/2010 - 13:00
03/06/2010 - 16:00

Women Speak Out For Peace and Justice Featuring Women ad Militarism Panel, Music & Dance, Ione Biggs Award.

Just one of the Cleveland Area Celebrations of International Women's Day


Kan Zaman (restaurant)
1616 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

International Women's Day

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 03/04/2010 - 16:27.
03/08/2010 - 00:00
03/08/2010 - 23:59

Have you heard of International Women's Day? I first learned about this holiday/event that celebrates the many achievements and contributions of women about three years ago. Please check out the website International Women's Day to learn about the history of International Women's Day and ways it is celebrated around the world. Next year will be the centenary of International Women's Day. 

Now Would Be A Good Time For An Outside Audit of All Things Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in Ohio

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 03/02/2010 - 15:45.

What are the results of the $billions in public money spent in Ohio on Economic Development, 3rd Frontier and "Film" in the past decade? Now is the time for an OUTSIDE audit, before our outbound leaders spend more of our money on the wrong things, while asking citizens for more money for the friends of current leadership to transfer to their new chosen-ones.

Do you have a chosen one?

To Save People The Bother of Attacking Me

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/28/2010 - 21:12.

I'll be brief.

I co-founded realNEO in 2004 because Northeast Ohio needs realNEO - the world needs realNEO. It is entirely different from any other "social network" or content management system on Earth, building upon the ICEarth co-op conceptual framework.

I developed the ICEarth (Internet/Information Community Earth) conceptual framework in global collaboration, in the late 1990's, and founded ICEarth LLC, in 2002, to build the co-op data warehousing and serving platform for the ICEarth conceptual framework.

We have built specialised hardware for ICEarth, running specialised open source software, all developed to unique specifications. Initial testing of the hardware and software configurations exceeds expectations.

Aspire Auctions-Bidding has Started

Submitted by Aspire on Sat, 02/27/2010 - 12:50.
Aspire Auctions-Bidding has Started

The largest auction in eight years, Aspire Auctions brings the best art, antiques, jewelry & books to online bidders with the best online auction catalogue worldwide. With global consignors & bidders, this is not an auction to miss. This auction has one of the largest selections of Orientalia including ivories, netsukes, and snuff bottles. Aspire provides estimates, detailed images and condition reports. Many high end jewelry pieces including GIA items. Fine watches are also offered, including Rolex and a Gentleman's 18k Patek Philippe Gubelin.

Time To Start Organizing realNEO for Software Freedom Day 2010 - IT's the Year Of The Penguin real NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 01:35.
09/18/2010 - 01:00

Software Freedom Day in Toronto 2006

I attended an excellent Software Freedom Day event in Toronto in 2006, which I introduced on REALNEO here, and covered on REALNEO here - I actually needed a copy of Ubuntu that day, so it came in very handy.

I'd like to see Northeast Ohio celebrate Software Freedom Day 2010 in a BIG WAY - Saturday, September 18 - and follow the model I saw in use in Toronto, which included active, friendly engagement on a busy street, with workshops and light training/Q&A offered inside a receptive place. Of course, the Linux Penguin was out-front to draw attention to the event... we definitely need a penguin.

Aspire Auctions November Auction

Submitted by Aspire on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 15:44.

 Aspire Auctions

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