May Show

Monet of the Day: FROST, 1885

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 02/26/2007 - 22:16.

A limited palette and an intimate, close up view of nature make this an arresting modern work. In January of 1885 Monet experienced weather something like what we had in Cleveland just two weeks ago. Temperatures in France that month were unusually cold, averaging around 21 degrees and snow altered the landscape close to Monet's home in Giverny. Winter scenes were popular among the Impressionists and Claude Monet had painted his first in 1865, very early in his career.

“Sex Workers’ Art Show”

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 02/26/2007 - 15:10.
02/26/2007 - 20:00
02/26/2007 - 22:30

Spectrum – the Undergraduate Gay-Straight Alliance of Case Western Reserve University – and Case’s University Programming Board are pleased to bring the “Sex Workers’ Art Show” to Case on February 26, 2007.


Amasa Stone Chapel, Case Western Reserve University
10940 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 02/26/2007 - 14:56.
02/27/2007 - 17:00
02/27/2007 - 19:00

(This opening was rescheduled because of the blizzard February 13th)
The opening reception for “PROCESS IN ART:
ACCUMULATION AND TRANSITION" is tomorrow night (Tues.
Feb 27th) at The Cleveland Foundation from 5-7pm.


The Cleveland Foundation, The Hanna Building
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH
United States

Monet of the Day: Garden at Sainte-Adresse

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 02/21/2007 - 18:00.

    Claude Monet's paintings are pretty. For this reason some people love his work and other dismiss it as decorative and superficial. "Monet in Normandy", the exhibition on now at the Cleveland Museum of Art, brings us over 50 works by one of the world's best known painters and presents them in an intellectual manner that may even make you see those water lily tote bags and umbrellas in a different light.

MOMIX to perform their newest magical multimedia piece "Lunar Sea"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 02/18/2007 - 15:57.
03/09/2007 - 20:00
03/09/2007 - 23:00


Photo: Max Pucciariello

MOMIX is returning to Cleveland to perform their newest magical multimedia piece Lunar Sea. The astoundingly creative mind of Moses Pendleton triumphs again with this exploration of the Lunar Sea and the other worldly creatures that inhabit.


State Theater
1501 Euclid Ave Playhouse Square Center
Cleveland, OH
United States

Call for Nominations

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 02/11/2007 - 09:39.

Help us identify qualified candidates for the Cleveland Arts Prize winners for 2007!

Nominations are open!  Go to our website and nominate the person you think best for the Prize!

Art of the Day: Sea of Ice/Wreck of the Hope

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 02/07/2007 - 02:32.

I am posting this in response to Jeff's insightful comments on that warm, colorful painting from SoCal. Your are right, few artists seem to paint the north and south poles.

Special screening at the Cinematheque: Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970, 35 min.)

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 01/23/2007 - 11:21.
01/31/2007 - 18:30
01/31/2007 - 19:35

Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty (1970, 35 min.) will be screened on January 31, 6:30 PM, at the CIA Cinematheque, Aitken Auditorium.


CIA Cinematheque, Aitken Auditorium
11141 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Process in Art: Accumulation and Transition

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 01/22/2007 - 22:12.
02/13/2007 - 17:00
02/13/2007 - 19:00

This exciting exhibition showcasing emerging artists is a collaborative project of The Cleveland Foundation, Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Institute of Art. The Cleveland Foundation is providing the venue -- thier offices at The Hanna Building, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, the curator, Indra K. Lacis is a graduate student at Case Western Reserve University in the Department of Art and Art History, and the arts: Nick Adorni, Laura Bell, Nick Moenich, Ryan Pattison, Samantha Schartman, Kyle Erich Schulz, Tom Spoerndle and Leah Tacha are students at The Cleveland Institute of Art.


The Cleveland Foundation, The Hanna Building
1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300
Cleveland, OH
United States

Where is a Guardian Angel When You Need One?

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sat, 01/20/2007 - 16:05.

I heard a fascinating, heartwarming and inspiring story on WCPN's Weekend America early this afternoon. It was about a fantastic sculptural building in Brooklyn called Broken Angel, the life's work of a unique romantic visionary, Arthur Woods. Outsider architecture might be a term used to describe his style. Woods is a self-trained architect and painter.

GroundWorks Dancetheater Performs at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 01/18/2007 - 12:43.
01/26/2007 - 19:30
01/28/2007 - 16:00

January 26-28 featuring “Major to Minor” and “The Music Room” by Artistic Director David Shimotakahara and “New Work Premiere” by Amy Miller.                                        


Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard Underground parking available
Cleveland, OH
United States

Opening at Spaces: "Legal Aliens: Changing Territories, Shifting Identities, Moving Images"

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 01/18/2007 - 10:31.
01/19/2007 - 17:00
01/19/2007 - 21:00

Curated by:
Ofri Cnaani
Rotem Ruff

Dan Acostioaei, Romania
Karina Aguilera Skvirsky, New York, NY
Francisca Benitez, New York, NY
Gautam Kansara, New York, NY


Spaces Gallery
2220 Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH
United States

University Circle Celebrates MLK Day: January 14 and 15

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 01/12/2007 - 15:03.
01/14/2007 - 12:00
01/15/2007 - 17:00

University Circle Celebrates MLK Day - JANUARY 14 & JANUARY 15
Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in University Circle. On Sunday, January 14, and Monday, January 15, many University Circle institutions will offer free or discounted admission and special programming for visitors. UCI will provide free shuttle buses on January 15.


University Circle
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Daniel Gray-Kontar and RA Washington at the Literary Café

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 01/07/2007 - 04:28.
01/11/2007 - 21:30
01/12/2007 - 00:00

I came across this at Steve Goldberg's "What's in the Bag" blog and it sounds excellent. Quote: "The new year has finally arrived, but the Literary Café Poetry Academy is already well 2 months into their new year, and we have lined up yet another amazing evening of poetry and party. This Thursday, January 11 at 9:30pm (very sharp, pleeeze) the veterans, Daniel Gray-Kontar and RA Washington will be the features. These two have worked together before for delicious displays of verbal prowess and promise to give a show of extraordinary magnitude. Come to the Lit at 1031 Literary Road to witness the excitement."

ra washingtopnRA Washington is a writer, musician, a teacher, a publisher, an artist, an independent film actor, and member of The Progressive Arts Alliance. Washington authored a number of books of poetry and novellas, published the literary magazine, Fair Trade, and his short films and paintings have been shown in independent galleries across the east coast, as well as, London, England, and Toronto, Canada. He was the Cleveland Museum of Art’s first ever Poet-in-Residence and is now MOCA’s director of community outreach. Sometimes known as King Freeqy, he can be seen holding court at Civilization coffee shop in Tremont.


Literary Café
1031 Literary Road Tremont
Cleveland, OH
United States

John James Audubon Exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 19:09.
02/01/2007 - 10:00
02/01/2007 - 18:00

The work of John James Audubon, the most famous painter of birds will be on view beginning February 1st in an Exhibition at the Museum of Natural History.


Museum of Natural History
University Circle
Cleveland, OH
United States

Art of the Day: Ardnamurchan Zillij by Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson, and you or me

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 12/26/2006 - 22:05.

 Ardnamurchan Zillij image by Norm Roulet

This is too cool! I was exploring a site linked to realneo called Left Luggage, and came across a project created by Simon Fildes and Katrina McPherson as part of their hyperchoreography initiatives, described as "An interactive moving mosaic for the web." I can't recall any so engaging places on the web, where an individual creates a new art form - a dancing mosaic. I'll let words from the Ardnamurchan Zillij website describe this further, below, and strongly suggest you check it out - my first effort is shown in a screenshot above, but what I created was actually a living, moving work of art... each of the images that make up the mosaic are short video loops, so each of the images and the overall composition are constantly moving and changing - as a Flash file, I didn't know how to save it, so it was temporary and so personal... give it a try here.

Radiating from The Star, transformational redevelopment is coming soon to Cleveland and East Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 12/26/2006 - 01:42.

 Star Complex East Cleveland Half Mile Radius and Zones

Since late June, 2006, a growing team of innovative community leaders has been working together with Lamond Williams, the owner of Hot Sauce Williams BBQ, and East Cleveland Mayor Eric Brewer and Community Development Director Tim Goler, and government leadership in Cleveland, to determine how best to redevelop the historic Hough Bakery Complex, formerly the Star Bakery, which Lamond also owns. The objective is to use that redevelopment as a catalyst for transformation of the neighborhoods surrounding that significant property, located on Lakeview, partially in both Cleveland and East Cleveland. On the map above, the Star Complex is in magenta, and the green circle marks a 1/2 mile radius surrounding that - the other colored areas are key neighborhoods and assets within that radius.

Leaving 1,000s wanting more, since 2001, tonight ended an era, at its best, with Hess and Bask closing 1300 Gallery forever

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 12/16/2006 - 01:24.


Tonight, 1300 Gallery wrapped up five years of transforming the visual arts scene in Northeast Ohio, with a classic showing of hallmark works of passionate visual expressionists Derek Hess and Bask, ending an era of hosting some of the coolest exhibitions and parties in Cleveland history, and doing that just right.

Another interesting way art and science meet in University Circle ....

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 12/12/2006 - 15:02.

I have been following this fascinating debate in the pages of the New York Times, the PD and on CASE Daily (CASE's online newsletter). About 2 months ago I also attended a CASE physics department symposium where Kate Jones-Smith and Ellen Landau were the guest speakers on this subject. That afternoon Jone-Smith and Landau captivated a large audience of scientists and art historians -- a group that does not often come together on this campus! On this debate I side with Jones-Smith and Landau. I think the Pollocks are real and I hope I get to see them in person someday. Fractal or not, seeing Pollock's drip paintings is an experience like no other.

read on ...

Case Western Reserve University physicists refute analysis of Jackson Pollock's paintings

Courtesy of Alex Matter

Zygote Press: NEO's astounding non-profit cooperative fine-arts printmaking facility and gallery

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/11/2006 - 13:51.

Zygote Press, Inc. is Northeast Ohio's only non-profit cooperative fine-arts printmaking facility. In its tenth year, Zygote is located with other arts organizations and businesses in Cleveland's Quadrangle neighborhood, a developing arts district complete with galleries, restaurants and exciting new live-work possibilities for artists and other members of the creative community.

Fantastic, Happy 1st Anniversary as Convivium33 Gallery presents: Christoper Pekoc: Evolution 1964-2006

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 12/10/2006 - 18:27.


One of NEO's most striking and fascinating galleries, Convivium33, is featuring, as its first anniversary showing, Evolution 1964-2006, an exciting retrospective of the work of globally appreciated mixed-media artist and Case University art professor Christopher Pekoc, curated and catalogued by prolific author and Case art history professor Henry Adams, delivering an inspiring and intriguing experience for all visitors. From Professor Adams' writings about the show: “There’s something dark, tough and roughly textured about Pekoc’s work that captures the creative essence of Cleveland”... “His imagery is both repressed and intensely sensual.” I like those thoughts about Pekoc and Cleveland and this show very much.

Zygote Press Annual Holiday Show and Sale Open House

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/08/2006 - 13:39.
12/08/2006 - 18:00
12/08/2006 - 21:00

Opening Friday, December 8, 6-9 pm

Through December 23rd

Zygote Press Website


Gallery hours:


Zygote Press
1410 East 30th St
Cleveland, OH
United States

Final show at the 1300 Gallery featuring Derek Hess and Bask.

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 12/08/2006 - 13:22.
12/15/2006 - 19:00
12/15/2006 - 22:00

Leave 'Em Wanting More #1 "Please God Save Us From Your Followers." Final show at the 1300 Gallery featuring Derek Hess and Bask.

Cleveland knows Derek Hess, but they have never seen this before.


13hundred Gallery
1300 West 78th
Cleveland, OH
United States