update on property development around treehouse

Submitted by tremontsoul on Wed, 04/28/2010 - 00:58.

To maintain the integrity of the streetscape as planned since 2002(rather then put a tar surfaced parking lot in the center of the main district) and  encourage neighborhood, city and local businesses involvement until a more feasible development can be  economically sustained, we're proposing the use of the property as an urban garden and sculpture garden. This would create a visually appealing sustainable green scape and positively enhance tremont, which does not include allowing the variance.

NEW Rocket From The Tombs of the Day: "Romeo and Juliet"

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 02:33.

When I last saw Rocket From The Tombs, for the sound check and performance, the band introduced a great new work just released as a vinyl 45 and for download from Hearpen Records - "Romeo & Juliet".  The new single from Rocket From The Tombs was recorded at Suma, in Painesville, Ohio, in January 2009.

Song of the Day: "We Have The Technology" - Pere Ubu

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 01:45.

Looking forward to the latest work of David Thomas and Ubu Projex - new releases from Rocket From The Tombs - look back 20+ years... then 30+ years... and see real NEOans have always had the technology, and why it is like a cup, at its best...

It’s the 11th CMSD Rock Your World Festival and Art Exhibition Month.... We need volunteers!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 04/24/2010 - 23:41.
Even if you can not come, please pass this on to others
There is a fantastic event right here in your town that has been going on for 11 years.
It’s the Rock Your World Festival and Art Exhibition Month....


… And we desperately need your help. We need volunteers !

This event is the premier event of the Department of Arts Education of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. This is our 11th year of producing this fun packed month of events. Please come out to some of our events and learn what we know – the kids of CMSD actually do some great and wonderful things.

Artist of the Day: George Vlosich III Sees Planet Earth Through an Etch-a-Sketch

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/21/2010 - 15:15.

Etch A Sketch artist, in the beginning: George Vlosich III

Throughout my one-year-younger-than-Etch-A-Sketch life, my perceptions of the Earth we live on have changed from a native-born sense of permanence - that my home planet will always be here and the same for all people, forever - to a learned understanding of evolution - recognizing Earth is changing, in natural ways - to a self-taught recognition of ecological devastation - realizing man is harming Earth at an unprecedented pace, beyond all past change-models - to a feared concern Earth is like an Etch-a-Sketch, designed to erase all invasive marks upon it in a sudden cleansing, leaving a fresh canvas, without significant remnants of past artists and their creations.

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

New Site for Video Lovers

Submitted by BFYT on Tue, 04/20/2010 - 15:45.


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FREE Cleveland IndieClub Monthly Networking Meeting

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 04/12/2010 - 13:46.
04/18/2010 - 18:30
04/18/2010 - 22:00

Come to watch films, network, socialize and eat some great Chinese food (not mandatory)!


Li Wah Restaurant - Asia Plaza
2999 Payne Avenue (Parking at the corner of E 30th and Payne Avenue)
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216.696.6556

ArtCares - Party and auction to benefit the AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 21:58.
04/17/2010 - 18:00
04/17/2010 - 22:00

I received an email from Earl Pike about the upcoming ArtCares benefit for the AIDS Task Force of Greater Cleveland, at Saigon Plaza - here are some details from the Plain Dealer - this sounds like a great and clearly worthwhile event:


Saigon Plaza
5400 Detroit Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

"When you speak of the beauty of the horizon, it is only from your side of the earth."

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 04/11/2010 - 13:56.

European Trader in a Hammock, 1800s
Wood, pigment
Unknown artist
Bembe, Congo-Brazzaville

Living in Cleveland, when I think of businesspeople from Detroit I picture someone very much like the European trader depicted in the African carving above - big-game-trader, big-thinker Dan Gilbert, coming from the West to transform Cleveland through gambling... carried through our streets by our native leaders and their subjects. I expect about as great an outcome for Cleveland as such "Westerner" infestation brought to Africa, looking more like complete annihilation than salvation... except in the art, where change may be beautiful, despite being tragic.

I wouldn't go to Detroit or anywhere for a casino, but I am planning to visit the "Motor City" shortly for their museum, to celebrate "Through African Eyes," a major exhibition exploring the European presence in African art that opens April 18 (through August 8, 2010) at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) - the images featured here are from this exhibition. I won't hold Detroit's gambling interests against that city, when their leaders at the DIA have traditionally sought to elevate the community above the annihilation of their local culture.

I didn't appreciate the beauty of my photographs until I saw my technique made ugly by apes

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 04/09/2010 - 07:00.

I've been printing out many of the unique panorama photo collages of real NEO that I have created over the past six years, which I have displayed as headers on realNEO, as I plan to sell editions of some favorite images to raise money for realNEO. I'm currently producing a series from many shoots at Whiskey Island, in memory of my friend Ed Hauser.

They are stunning, printed in their full glory. Composed of often dozens of high resolution images, these panoramas are 100s of megapixels in size and, printed at 300x300 ppi resolution, they are around 8 feet long... and some may be printed up to 36 feet long, while still holding a strong image.

To collaborate with intellectuals to optimize the value of information technology on Earth for all

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/07/2010 - 13:00.

"Entrepreneurs" do not maintain résumés for employment, but they do need to maintain a running tally about their professional lives, for various purposes... something I refer to as a curriculum vitae (CV). As I'm growing many entrepreneurial initiatives, I'm updating my CV... so I tracked down my latest version, from 2000. Since then, I've launched ICEarth, realNEO, Star Neighborhood Development, 7Gen, and Bigbang Tech, which I must now add to my life-list below... useful information for someone first getting to know me... but is that good enough for Ireland?

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.

78th Street Studios Experience April 16-17, 2010

Submitted by Where4ARThou on Wed, 03/31/2010 - 08:01.
04/16/2010 - 17:00
04/17/2010 - 19:00

A quarterly event showcasing west-side Cleveland’s largest art center, home to world class art galleries, artist studios, and creative businesses


78th Street Studios
1305 W 80th Street
Cleveland, OH 44107
United States
Phone: 440.503.5506
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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.

I do not recommend anyone do anything they believe may be remotely illegal on realNEO, Ever!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 03/28/2010 - 02:44.

There has been a great deal of anti-community if not illegal Troll activity on realNEO, since it's beginning. What Internet activity is "illegal" and what are the consequences are increasingly being defined by new terms in society and the courts, like cyber-sex crimes, cyber-harassment, cyber-terrorism, and cyber-stalking, as early cases of attacks over the Internet against individuals and society are working their ways up the legal systems in America, and around the world, to supreme levels.

Art of the Night: Ronald Bladen, "Light Year" in the Dark

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 03/26/2010 - 02:30.

Since Evelyn featured as Art of the Day the Ronald Bladen "Light Year" sculpture, recently installed near Kelvin Smith Library, on the Campus of Case Western Reserve University, and I hadn't seen it yet, I thought I'd see how it looked in the dark.

Minimalist art should look good in the dark!

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.

random art

Submitted by ElenaLDN on Tue, 03/23/2010 - 09:48.
random art

 reflecting on......

Portrait of the Entrepreneur as a Young Dog: Unchaining the Beast-Within, with Free, Open Source Software

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 03/17/2010 - 04:20.

ICEarth Card

Inside of bifold business card for ICEarth, by Norm Roulet, featuring his affiliations
Image from NASA, manipulated in Gimp and Scribus - Vdub  and Goudy Bookletter 1911 Light Fonts


In approaching 30 years of living and dying as an entrepreneur, I can say that to choose this path in life is to choose to be treated like a dog, by everybody... unless you make a fortune. That said, it is a better life than that of cattle and sheep. And, like Lassie, an entrepreneur may truly save the day.