Arts Culture

Zero One San Jose to Ingenuity Three in Cleveland - Glocalization for 2007

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 00:09.

Today, at WVIZ IdeaCenter, Ingenuity Festival founder and director James Levin hosted his peer Steve Dietz, director of a remarkable "sister" arts and technology festival ZeroOne San Jose, along with a group of NEO arts leaders, for intimate planning for the 3rd Ingenuity Festival, which will be held around Playhouse Square and Cleveland State University in 2007. James introduced the discussion by explaining he had been in San Jose last month for ZeroOne and is working with the organizers of that event in his brainstorming for our festival, which is one of the most exceptional of its type in the world. And, based on what was presented and discussed today with Steve Dietz, Ingenuity Festival is about to get much more exceptional... James is looking and partnering very globally and focused on strengthening the integration of "technology" into Ingenuity 2007. This was clearly a strength in the exciting artistic expressions of ZeroOne, as presented in an impressive overview by Dietz.

Imagine and help plan a Cleveland of your dreams, or live in a nightmare

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/06/2006 - 12:34.

In 2020 - the year, and with such vision - what postcard do you want to send from your hometown of Cleveland... the "Cleveland of my Dreams" vision above, or the the toxic "Nightmare in Cleveland" reality planned for us by ODOT, below, which is planned to be worse than anyone ever imagined. By 2020, ODOT plans to blight the entire dream zone of the Cleveland Flats and the East and West banks of the Cuyahoga River Valley shown in these renderings, and surrounding neighborhoods, even worse than they and the port have blighted there today. By 2020, ODOT will have finished their slash of concrete and steel rendered in the nightmare reality below, destroying these opportunity zones as freeways have destroyed so much else in NEO. Read on to see how we may be able to make these mightmare visions dreamy, instead.


NEO arts hit glocalization home run with Stanczak, Schutz and Opie openings last night

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 09/30/2006 - 06:23.

Two major art exhibits opened Friday night, September 29, showcasing the importance of glocalization of NEO art at its best. Barbara Stanczak is showing a large body of recent sculptures, photo manipulations and constructions at the Cleveland Botanical Gardens Gallery, and Painter Dana Schutz and photographer Catherine Opie are exhibiting large bodies of work at Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Each artist has strong ties to NEO, yet are globally successful and influential in their own unique ways - rooting their accomplishments back to NEO is how glocalization of arts propels our economy to a higher level, as NEO leverages the  global significance of our arts industry.

Issues of Glocalization equally important in Toronto and Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 09/17/2006 - 00:49.

This weekend the Toronto arts and culture scene was world-class beyond belief, featuring the final weekend of the Toronto Film Festival, the opening of the new Four Seasons Opera House (premiering Wagner's Ring Cycle), many smaller community arts festivals, and two major arts festivals – the Queen West Arts Crawl, featuring over 500 artists and galleries along mind-blowing Queen Street) and the august 11th Annual Canadian Art Gallery Hop. The Queen West Arts Crawl was way cool, but I stayed in Toronto an extra day for Software Freedom Day and the Canadian Art Gallery Hop, as that featured a free “Glocal Live Roundtable” of many of Canada's arts leaders. “The term GLOCAL fuses global with local and points to the meshing of macro and micro realms of experience in the contemporary world of Internet technologies and instant information. The speed and collapsing distances of this new reality hold challenging implications for traditional identities and communities, along with promising opportunities.” The roundtable was astounding... see below for detailed notes of interest to all concerned about arts, culture and the economy, local to anywhere in the world and global.

2006 CIA Faculty Show combines exceptional art and great party into perfect cultural event

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 09/09/2006 - 02:05.


What a week for fine art in Cleveland! In a wise move to spread the cultural-wealth and art enthusiasts time, Spaces made great noise and started the weekend early by throwing their "Street Repairs" opening party on the relatively quiet 09/07/06 Thursday night, drawing in a huge crowd. Read on about Friday's festivities...

Prelude2Cinema launches Video i-pod contest

Submitted by prelude2cinema on Sun, 09/03/2006 - 22:42.

Video i-pod contest

Art of the Day: Emily Acita in collaboration with the Children of Lakeview Terrace Community Center

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 08/30/2006 - 10:10.


There's an interesting, very colorful new installation of public art right at the W. 28th on-and-off ramps for Highway 2, by Detroit Avenue. While you can get a fair glimpse of the overall work from the road, that does not do it justice at all, as the greatest importance is in the details. For this work, Cleveland Institute of Art graduate Emily Acita collaborated with the Children of Lakeview Terrace Community Center, which is located right down the road from the mural location, explaining the unusual site selection, being where these children and their families pass-by daily on the way to work, school and play.

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Art for all time: Masumi Hayashi, rest in peace

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 08/18/2006 - 14:34.


Manzanar Relocation Camp, Monument, 1995, panoramic photo collage, 48"x 80"


I am saddened and horrified to now recognize Masumi Hayashi as the finest photographer and one of the greatest artists Northeast Ohio has ever know, as she was murdered last night in her studio. All local arts lovers and artists certainly knew Masumi and her remarkable work, and of the great value she brought to CSU as a professor there. Her loss to Northeast Ohio as an arts community cannot be overstated.

latin artist does corn art installation

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sun, 07/30/2006 - 15:33.


corn art

I just had to share this. It is so cool (to me anyway)...

This discovery follows this one made earlier this year:

Forum on the Arts & Culture ballot issue

Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 07/26/2006 - 16:08.
09/28/2006 - 19:00

Eric Fingerhut and Tom Schorgl will be the featured speakers at this forum to discuss the upcoming ballot issue -- a cigarette tax to fund the arts. Hear and be heard.


Heights Arts at the Library
Lee Road at Ormond
Cleveland Heights, OH
United States

Groundworks at Sparx in the City

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 07/22/2006 - 14:49.
08/18/2006 - 12:00
08/18/2006 - 14:00

GroundWorks Dancetheater develops and presents new choreography of the highest artistic standards and presents it t audiences of diverse ages and backgrounds. The organization looks for venues that heighten the sense of intimacy between artist and audience and expand the parameters of how and where audiences, both new and initiated, experience dance.


Public Square Cleveland, OH
United States

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Initial thoughts : A great collaboration toward greening Ingenuity and raising eco-awareness

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Tue, 07/18/2006 - 23:07.

Just some overall comments on this past 'Greening Ingenuity' effort:

GREAT thanks go out to you, Zebra Mussel, for so much of the preparatory work, writeups, analysis, etc you played such a pivotal role with.  We must not forget the dialogue never even started until Mike Shafarenko brought the possibility of greening to our attention- Super thanks, Mike!.  Sheer economics (energy costs) made the initial outreach a reality... from there it was simply a matter of calling up and convening the true enviro-experts, those truly experienced with these processes and technologies - At my current level (an MBA from Case with a passion for sustainability) I am certainly not one nor have never claimed to be: I have only studied these processes and their importance at a very general level.  Yet I know there is no issue I have more passion for in my life than the enhancement of quality of life for every living creature on this planet.  We crazy humans, however, are exacerbating and accelerating our own extinction - yet paradoxically are the only ones with the creativity, potential and technology to reverse the problem and not only achieve sustainability but perhaps someday create a place infinitely more generative. 

Cleveland, America!

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 10:19.
07/08/2006 - 17:00
07/08/2006 - 19:00

Cleveland, America!

Saturday July 8th.

Cleveland, America! Opening Reception

Herbert Ascherman, Jr.’s exhibit opens to the public. A free reception to meet the artist – and many of the people in the portraits – takes place in the Norton Gallery

5 pm - 7 pm: East Boulevard

at the Western Reserve Historical Society, University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio.


Western Reserve Historical Society
10825 East Boulevard
Cleveland, 44106, OH
United States

Artist of the day: Herb Ascherman

Submitted by Phillip Williams on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 09:43.

A few days ago I took my children to meet one of Cleveland's finest artists, Herb Ascherman. While many parents have taken their children to photographers to get a few photos taken for use in holiday cards, or to hang on the wall. Herb Ascherman will not only take a photo, he will truly deliver to you a piece of art. My children, 7 and 8 years old, sat for the their photos with a clear sense of their purpose, to allow me have a memory of their visit of the 2006 summer.

Thanks for NEO's highest compliment: appreciation from Cool Cleveland x 2

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/05/2006 - 03:55.

I am really appreciative, this morning. After posting what was certainly the saddest news I can imagine, about the hardship my staff has suffered as a result of a lack of appreciation from my former business associate, Peter Holmes, I opened up this week's CoolCleveland and found that their crew had featured TWO postings from REALNEO. I am very touched and thankful to Thomas and his team for noticing REALNEO and taking an interest in the thoughts posted here - thank you. Please show appreciation back to CoolCleveland... if you are not a member, see what you've been missing... subscribe at CoolCleveland - all free - this is a real NEO must,  and send feedback to CoolCleveland letters at the links below, and supporting the upcoming CoolCleveland/Tech/Ingenuity party at Fat Fish Blue, July 13, and the Ingenuity Festival, as described below... but first, here's the nice write-up about REALNEO from CoolCleveland today, July 5, 2006:

If You Only Knew Jimmy Scott

Submitted by Susan Miller on Mon, 07/03/2006 - 20:22.

Sometimes here in Cleveland we just don't appreciate what we have, Then we bitch and moan about not having this and that and the great stuff unsupported just drifts away. How often have I heard artists say, "no one buys my work here, so I have to market in location X"? and "I do great there..."

Digital Photo SIG to View Pictures Taken at Parade the Circle 2006

Submitted by Charles on Tue, 06/13/2006 - 12:55.
06/15/2006 - 18:30
06/15/2006 - 20:30

PTC 2004-By Charles Burkett-Copyright 2004


Maple Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Library
5225 Library Lane Off Libby Road between Broadway and Lee
Maple Heights, Ohio 44137-1291, OH
United States

Winter in Bavaria Photo Exhibit by James Cozart at Loganberry Books

Submitted by Charles on Sun, 06/11/2006 - 09:08.
07/06/2006 - 18:00
07/06/2006 - 20:00

James Cozart, an avid photographer, Photoshop guru, and active participant of the Digital Photography SIG, is having a showing of his work at Loganberry Books in July. Please stop by for the reception or to view his work.



Loganberry Books
13015 Larchmere (216) 795-9800,
Cleveland, OH
United States

Search Engine for Public Domain Images

Submitted by Charles on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 21:44.

Have you ever wanted to find public domain images that you can use for your blog posts or other creative projects? Have you ever used the "right click" approach to save images for some use only to wonder later if your use (school project, blog posting, collage, non-profit use) was within the intent of the owner of that intellectual property?

Chris Chandler at Barking Spider

Submitted by Karen Kilroy on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 16:28.
06/10/2006 - 19:00
06/10/2006 - 20:30

Spoken word / multimedia show with a New Orleans street music backdrop.

For more on Chandler, see


Barking Spider
Juniper Avenue near Case
Cleveland, OH
United States

National Parks to Start Charging Photographers Location Fees

Submitted by Charles on Thu, 06/08/2006 - 01:15.

According to new rules released by the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Parks will begin charging fees of $150 per day to film, video and comercial photography projects, accroding to the National Press Photographers Association.  These fees  could total up to $500 per day when monitoring and additional costs are assessed. The fees took effect May 15th.

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