May Show

"Points of View" Dan Tranberg

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 07/20/2006 - 00:31.
07/20/2006 - 18:00
Points of View: DAN TRANBERG
FREE and open to the public

Join Dan Tranberg for a captivating gallery talk on the art and ideas presented in The Persistence of Geometry Using this all-encompassing exhibition, which spans various media, ages, artistic movements and cultures, Tranberg will discuss the enduring impact of geometry on the visual arts from his viewpoint as an artist, critic and educator. 

Tranberg is a freelance critic for numerous national and international publications including Art in America, BOMB, NY Arts, and Art on Paper. He is a co-founder and frequent contributor to Angle and is the Arts Columnist and Critic for The Plain Dealer.



MOCA Cleveland
8501 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

Ice Cream Social @ Anne van H. Boutique

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 07/20/2006 - 00:10.
07/22/2006 - 11:00
07/22/2006 - 20:00

Perusing racks of designer clothes while eating ice cream? Sounds dangerous to me, but if Anne van H. insists ...
This ice cream social is to celebrate the expansion of the Anne van H. Boutique.


Anne van H. Boutique
2026 Murray Hill
Cleveland, OH
United States

Art of the Day: the duct tape giraffe at the zoo

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 07/18/2006 - 14:26.


Did you know that the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo is a good place to see art as well as exotic animals? This duct tape giraffe was made by Nicholas Hiltner of the Cleveland Institute of Art. How real does it look? I'm not sure, the live giraffes were being shy that day so I could n't compare. There are other great sculptures at the zoo -- many are by Cleveland's own Viktor Schreckengost.

REALNEO transition and transformation have begun

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 07/18/2006 - 04:08.

It is time for major transformation and transition for REALNEO, and I invite you to help make that happen. REALNEO is a free open source software (FOSS) social computing environment developed by a collaboration of members, and they own their information, and maintain a copyright in all their postings on this site. At this time, there are 100s of members and 1,000s of postings, and 1,0000s of comments, representing significant intellectual property of lasting value  on the Internet and to this community, in every context. I launched REALNEO in October, 2004, and many people have been instrumental in developing value here. It has always been the understanding in this community that REALNEO would reside in the public domain and operate as or within a non-profit entity. At this time the ownership of the tradename REALNEO must be transferred to the public, and it is well past time for REALNEO.US to move to a sustainable technical and social platform.  I am open to all partners interested to lead future development of REALNEO, and there are many reasons this will be an exciting process.

Art of the Day: Steve Cagan

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/14/2006 - 20:57.

Copyright © 2005 by Steve Cagan. All rights reserved. Reservados todos los derechos.

I'm a big photography fan and the photographer who best captures Cleveland and has the voice I find most powerful here is Steve Cagan, who recently showed work of local steelworkers at the CSU gallery and had work in the NEO 2005 exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art - his bio there is:

Steve Cagan

Art of the Day: Yoshitomo Nara

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 07/13/2006 - 22:57.


There was a show of Yoshitomo Nara's work at MOCA Cleveland a few years ago, it was one of the most memorable shows I have seen there. This Japanese artist's imagery haunts you like a bad experience from your childhood. I felt compelled to buy this ash tray from the gift shop even though I have not smoked since high school. This Wikipedia page on Yoshitomo Nara provides some nice background. Not all his images are so biting. I think what I like about his work is that he captures the essence of modern childhood in both a personal and general way.

Art of the Day: Angela Keslar

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 07/13/2006 - 09:47.


She made the first cut! Angela Keslar, our fellow Ohioan on "Project Runway" was among the 14 contestants that the judges decided definitely would stay until next week's show.  I thought her creation was very unique, a blend of crafty, earthy, organic, couture, and one of the best designs last night. The judges did not have much to say about it, but with all fifteen contestants still in play there probably was not enough time. I particularly liked the effect of the flowering tree branch accessory -- was it part of a purse? The picture above from the "Project Runway" website does not show this element very well. Although an annoying winer, Vincent, and the Stanford/Harvard woman who does not know how to use a sewing machine very well, and got booted, also got the bulk of the camera time this week. Angela seems sure to shine later. Last night she showed creativity, great sewing and design skills, and she seemed to be one of the nicer, more down-to-earth people in the group.

Free to photograph "The Bean"

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 07/13/2006 - 01:10.

One of my initial reactions to CLOUD GATE was "I have got to photograph this!". I am definitely not a professional photographer, but I do like to record interesting things I see with my digital camera so that I can show them to friends later. CLOUD GATE was definitely the most interesting thing I encountered in Chicago. CLOUD GATE is really fun to photograph, too; with all the interesting reflections created in its curvy mirrored surface. That is why I was totally shocked when I read this blog article about how the city of Chicago had tried to restrict and charge for photographing it. A similar policy to the one Jones Day has about not allowing their building and the sculpture in front to be photographed. Chicago has now put an end to all that silliness though.

Ohioan Angela Keslar on "Project Runway" Tonight

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Wed, 07/12/2006 - 13:56.
07/12/2006 - 22:00
07/12/2006 - 23:00


Don't miss the premiere of the third season of "Project Runway" tonight at 10 pm on Bravo. For those of you who are already fans of the show, now there is more reason to watch than ever; NEO residents can root for fellow Ohioan Angela Keslar. Joanna Connors from the PD wrote about her today : "Ohioan on 'Runway' and Ready for Takeoff" (Arts & Life, Page E6).



Art of the Day: CLOUD GATE by Anish Kapoor

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 07/10/2006 - 23:16.


I spent the past weekend in Chicago -- a city that is in many ways a more fun place to be than Cleveland. One of the reasons why: public art like this! Most people who know it just call it "THE BEAN" but this sculpture is actually titled CLOUD GATE (a much more elegant name). CLOUD GATE is located in Millennium Park, a beautiful formal garden along Michigan Avenue completed a few years late for the celebrations of 2000. On a July Sunday around noon the park was filled with 100s of people out enjoying the warm sunny weather and at least 100 or more of them were constantly gathered around "THE BEAN"staring with wonder . Not surprising at all because this sculpture is absolutely amazing! One of the best things about  CLOUD GATE is how people interact with it. Just walk too close and suddenly you become part of the sculpture. Once you see your reflection you are hooked! Go inside, stand under the arch and look up -- wow! Meer words can't describe the experience! More photos and insight here...

Art of the Day: PENELOPE by Arabella Proffer-Vendetta

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 00:23.


Arabella Proffer-Vendetta paints amazing modern gothic mannerist portraits -- some base on actual people others from her imagination. She also designs some very cool art for bands. To see more, visit Arabella's website. Her website is great! She is one of the few artists I know who use technology well to promote their work. Be sure to check out her work at Ingenuity Fest, too. Here is some infomation she sent out in an email:

Four + Art + Design at 1300

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/06/2006 - 22:34.
07/14/2006 - 19:00
07/14/2006 - 22:00


Title of the Exhibit: Four + Art + Design

Opening Reception: Friday, July 14th 7:00 – 10:00pm

Address: 1300 West 78th, Cleveland OH, 44102


1300 Gallery
1300 West 78th
Cleveland, OH
United States

Art of the Day: LYRAVEGA1 by Paul Dacey

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 07/06/2006 - 01:23.


Paul Dacey is a CIA grad originally from Toledo Ohio. He is now living in New York City and exhibiting all over the world. His works defy the boundaries of traditional painting and sculpture and re-present familar and iconic images. Check out Paul Dacey's website.

Art of the Day: LABYRINTH by Rafala Green

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 07/04/2006 - 22:34.


Rafala Green's labyrinths are a good follow up to the art of the Shaman. I first met Rafala Green and saw her labyrinths this past winter at an open house at the Hodge School artists's community. Her labyrinths are absolutely magical! They transcend the boundaries of typical painting and drawing. As your eye follows the path, the labyrinth takes you on a spiritual journey.  See Rafala Green's website to learn more about her labyrinths and community art projects.

Lucky Elements of Earth: Erie Tavern: Billy Nainiger

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/03/2006 - 03:43.


St. Clair Avenue seems much brighter and humane with the Dogs out - keep your eyes open around E. 54th and St. Clair and you can't miss the bright yellow and beautiful Lucky Elements of Earth, waiting patiently in front of the Erie Tavern...

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Postmodern Art Dog: Custom Rubber: George Kocar

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 07/03/2006 - 03:32.


St. Clair Avenue seems much brighter and humane with the Dogs out - keep your eyes open around E. 54th and St. Clair and you can't miss the bright yellow and beautiful Lucky Elements of Earth, waiting in fromt of the Erie Tavern...

Postmodern Art Dog

1274 E 55th. Custom Rubber - see it mapped here, thanks to Stu Spivack

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Art of the Day: Robert Banks

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 07/03/2006 - 00:23.


Robert Banks: local filmmaker, photographer, CIA professor/film instructor, one of the cool residents of the Tower Press Building. I tend to think of film as a less artistic medium than painting or sculpture. It may be wrong of me to make such a generalization about a medium, but I have never questioned the level of artistic merit in Robert's films -- his films are like painterly collages.  I know I forgot to post an "Art of the Day" for Sunday, so Robert can be the "Art of the Day" artist for Sunday and Monday.

Art of the Day: Pavel Kopriva

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Sat, 07/01/2006 - 00:09.


Spaces Gallery is having an exhibition of this artist's work.

Art of the Day: S&M GIRLS by Natalie Lanese

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Fri, 06/30/2006 - 00:03.



I found out about this on Brewed Fresh Daily: last year, when I saw Natalie Lanese's work for the first time at her one-woman show at Buzz Gallery (formerly on W. 25th) -- my favorite gallery in Cleveland while it existed. I immediately loved Natalie's collages and sculptures (not all of her collages are so racy). I even bought one of her cakes (sculptures). Then, she was a young CIA grad and Buzz intern with a lot of talent and promise. This morning I was just wondering what she's doing now and by chance it happens there is an exhibition of her work opening July 6th at Bridget Ginley's new gallery, AIV. Natalie is now a grad student at Pratt. The show opens on Thursday b/c that's the only day she can appear in person. Check out her website -- it has a great look.

Art of the Day: UNSTABLE TABLES by Carl Floyd

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Thu, 06/29/2006 - 07:57.


Prehistoric monoliths in Cleveland? Almost -- made of quarried sandstone with concrete and an earth mound, this sculpture has become one with its natural environment since it was installed in 1982. Located at the top of a hill, in a secluded spot with many large old trees, on a site that was once a grand estate; this environmental sculpture is a peaceful place to escape where you can escape from the city., rest and reflect. Do you know where this work is located and who estate this once was? Check back tomorrow.

Art of the Day: PRICKLY PEAR NOCTURNE by Pamela Dodds

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 06/27/2006 - 23:04.


Pamela Dodds recently moved to Cleveland and has become very active in the arts community here. Her paintings, drawings, prints and photographs often depict figures and convey a powerful emotional energy. Though PRICKLY PEAR NOCTURNE is more a landscape, or a still-life within a landscape, the way Pamela situates herself in the scene, holding the jewel-like fruit before the mountain the viewer feels initiated in some  supernatural  occurrence. Please visit Pamela Dodds's website to see more of her work. 

Art of the Day: TURNING POINT by Philip Johnson

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 21:52.


You may know him better as the most famous architect to ever come out of Cleveland, but in the 90s he enthusiastically embraced the opportunity to create a sculpture for Cleveland and the Putnam Sculpture Collection of Case Western Reserve University. TURNING POINT has a great visual dialog going with the Peter B. Lewis Building by Frank Gehry (just a few hundred feet away). It is also an incredibly accessible sculpture. It is located in the center of Case campus, just south of CIA's Gund building, in a spot where paths intersect that has historically been called "the turning point." Whether you like abstract sculpture or not, this work has become an icon for Case and the Putnam Collection. If you have never walked through TURNING POINT put it on your "to-do-list" for this summer!

Conspiracy Theory Open Mic Night with Pavel Kopriva at Spaces Gallery

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 14:48.
06/28/2006 - 19:30


Space Gallery
Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH
United States

Pavel Kopriva, Gallery Talk at Spaces Gallery

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 14:42.
06/27/2006 - 19:00

Tue Jun 27 , 7 pm
Gallery talk and slide presentation

SPACES World Artists Program artist-in-residence Pavel Kopriva will be giving a gallery talk and slide presentation of life in the Czech Republic, and its impact on his work.


Spaces Gallery
Superior Viaduct
Cleveland, OH
United States

Calling All Sculptors!

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 14:22.

Are you a sculptor or do you know one? The following is a great opportunity for NEO sculptors -- but you need to act fast! Please pass this information on to anyone you know who may be interested in submitting their work.