Arts Culture

Veteran's Day Photography Exhibit

Submitted by 5rings on Mon, 10/27/2008 - 12:04.
11/01/2008 - 17:00
11/15/2008 - 21:00
Vietname Memorial

The opening reception for the Biser Collection is Saturday Nov. 1st from 5pm – 9pm and runs through Nov. 15th.

Biser compliments his photos with his selection of poems, military creeds, etc. The result is a personal collection that is truly powerful and touching. We are honoring Veteran's Day with this presentation.


5 Rings Winery & Gallery
20160 Center Ridge Rd. 2nd floor
Rocky River, OH 44116
United States
Phone: 440-333-9700


Submitted by Roldo on Tue, 10/21/2008 - 12:41.

I am taking a point of personal privilege by linking to my daughter's presentation of how she does her art work. She has been suffering from acute back pain and this afternoon she will undergo her third back operation. I think it is a testimony to her courage and creativity that she spent the day before putting together this short film of how she works. I want to share it.

A Passion for Nature: The Art of William E. Scheele

Submitted by Susan Miller on Wed, 10/08/2008 - 12:44.
10/15/2008 - 17:00
10/15/2008 - 21:00

Museum Exhibition Showcases Works of Nature Artist, Former Director

RF Biser Art Show "Hiking the Grand Canyon Basin" Photo Exhibit

Submitted by 5rings on Sat, 09/06/2008 - 06:38.
09/12/2008 - 17:00
09/12/2008 - 21:00

5 Rings Gallery & Winery will show Biser's collection from Friday September 12th through Saturday October 25th. The show opens with a reception 9/12 from 5:00 - 9:00pm. The artist will be on hand to answer questions about his work. Join us for our hand-crafted wines and complimentary appetizers at the opening. The show runs til 10/25/08.

I GRO EC at Coit Road Farmers Market, for over 75 years

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 08/17/2008 - 14:27.

The Coit Road Farmers Market is one of the most endearing places in real NEO. Hidden away in a near-dead industrial graveyard of East Cleveland, with the curb-appeal of a brownfield, it is not a place one goes without intent. So it amazes me that just about every time I go there I see someone I know. I guess I know some pretty smart people.

Explore Artist Live/Work Space in Cleveland

Submitted by Where4ARThou on Wed, 08/13/2008 - 10:42.
09/09/2008 - 18:00
09/09/2008 - 20:00



ArtSpace-Cleveland*, along with other artists, is forming a group to explore ownership of an affordable live/work studio in the city of Cleveland.


Are you interested?



Gould Loft
1400 E. 30th St
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States

Masumi Sunflower Seeds at To Masumi

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 08/04/2008 - 12:00.
Masumi Sunflower Seeds at To Masumi

Work at To Masumi exhibiton featuring sunflower seeds

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Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 07/19/2008 - 23:03.
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"Read More" public art in the Cleveland Flats... perhaps by The Sign Guy

Putnam Collection Sculpture by Richard Fleishman, REALNEO Header 2

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 07/17/2008 - 12:04.
Putnam Collection Sculpture by Richard Fleishman, REALNEO Header 2

The nearly completed Richard Fleischman addition to the Putnam Collection, in University Circle, Cleveland, Ohio - photos by Evelyn Kiefer - Logo by Norm Roulet - 07/17/08

Congratulations to NEO Artist Pamela Dodds, Recipient of Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 07/05/2008 - 11:39.

Pamela Dodds,

I was thrilled to receive news today that one of my favorite NEO artists, Pamela Dodds, a REALNEO artist of the Day, has been awarded a $25,000 Individual Support Grant from the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation. The Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation was established by American artist Adolph Gottlieb (1903-1974) and his wife Esther.  The foundation provides large grants to ‘serious, fully-committed artists,' ‘regardless of their level of commercial success.'  This year the foundation received 482 applications from which twelve artists were selected to receive awards. I'm proud to say Evelyn and I have one of Pamela's inspiring and impressive linoleum cut prints in our collection... "Drift", above... perhaps it is time for more area collectors to seek out her work... website here!

Congratulations to Shaw's 'Best Band In The World'

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 07/04/2008 - 09:06.

When people wonder what is the value of a local daily newspaper, I must point to the story of Shaw High School Band, which was invited to China to perform but could not afford to do that. The Plain Dealer article "Bang a Drum, Proudly", by Connie Schulz, raised enough attention and funding to get them there, from where they just returned in triumph (nicely covered in the PD here, today)... a $500,000 whirlwind phenomenon all occurring in less than 6 months!

Real NEO art never left!

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 07/02/2008 - 13:03.

Cleveland Museum of Art in winter

I love art, and much in the Cleveland Museum's collection, and the old and newish CMA, but I am not convinced the current reengineering of the museum is economically positive for the region, and I am very displeased with their new slogan "art is back" as shallow and disrespectful to the real NEO arts community, which has never left. The museum needs to better explore its identity and role here, as so many arts organizations, our population and economy transition, and the CMA takes a proportionately larger share of the arts funding pie. If CMA is spending $100s millions constructing new edifices for old mold and cobwebs, I will be very disappointed. I'm waiting to see Rub put his shine on anything, other than proclaiming art is back in a place it never left. What do you think... did art leave?

Don Cox Abstract Art Exhibit in Rocky River

Submitted by 5rings on Sun, 06/29/2008 - 11:23.
08/01/2008 - 17:00
09/06/2008 - 21:00

The Gallery: Studio of 5 Rings will exhibit original abstract oil paintings from Elyria artist, Don Cox.  The show will open Friday August 1, 2008, and it will run through Saturday September 6, 2008.  The show will have an opening reception Friday 8/1/08 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm.  Don cox will be on hand to answer questions at the opening reception. 


Studio of 5 Rings
20160 Center Ridge Rd. 2nd Floor
Rocky River, OH
United States

Assuming HEK/MAK/BAK/KAM are people, their reward or punishment for their presence in NEO should be?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 06/18/2008 - 12:55.
Appreciation and economic opportunity to develop their artistic value (e.g. workshops, commissions, grants, purchases)
33% (24 votes)
Graffiti is part of urban fabric - can be artistic and cool - coverup problem graffiti and focus on gang tags and related crime
33% (24 votes)
Art, shmart - they are thugs and should be punished doing community service addressing graffiti problem... and grow up
18% (13 votes)
VANDALS! Prosecute them - they are felons, should have criminal records, and made prisoners for as long as possible... years
15% (11 votes)
Total votes: 72

Jenna Fournier Art Show

Submitted by 5rings on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 09:04.
06/20/2008 - 17:00
06/20/2008 - 21:00

Jenna Fournier painting


Studio of 5 Rings
20160 Center Ridge Rd. 2nd floor
Rocky River, OH
United States

community development lessons from rough rider, James Levin

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 06/06/2008 - 09:07.

James Levin (seated) with the Brew Crew at Carnegie Hall - photo by Sandy Kish

You Keep Paying County Taxes

Submitted by Roldo on Thu, 06/05/2008 - 11:33.

To follow the jobs loss data, cited in item below, here’s a quick update on a couple of our onerous Cuyahoga County regressive taxes and what  they cost us monthly.

For your May payments, citizens & taxpayers, to support the Browns Stadium, used nearly exclusively (what 9 or 10 days a year) by the billionaire Lerner family, we paid $5,544,424 in May alone. Since switching the stadium "sin" taxes for the baseball field to the football field in August, 2005, we’ve paid a whopping $39,249,696. Always nice to help billionaires. The Lerner family pays a measily $250,000 in annual  rent and the city pays its insurance bill of some $125,000.

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Remember That Place

Submitted by Sudhir Kade on Sun, 06/01/2008 - 18:59.

 That Place


Artist for Eternity: Rest in Peace, Scott Miller

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Tue, 05/20/2008 - 12:22.

Scott Miller

I was saddened to learn today that the excellent Northeast Ohio painter - a Cleveland Institute of Art graduate and productive artist - Scott Miller passed away, this weekend. I'm sure detals will follow here and in other arts media. My mother taught Scott at CIA and remembers him as a great talent, who lived life his own way. Scott just had a powerful show of recent work at Gray's Auctioneers Gallery, in December 2007, at which I shot these photos of Scott and his work - I'll post more later.

Pangea Day Public Film Screening Parties in Cleveland: Cat-Strat hosts @ SARAVA.... H&A hosts @ Talkies

Submitted by Cat-Strat on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 16:43.
05/10/2008 - 13:00
05/10/2008 - 19:30

You can visit the Pangea Day website here

Or, for details of the May 10 event visit Cat Strat's web site at


SARAVA on Shaker Square
13225 Shaker Square
Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 04/30/2008 - 16:33.

Does this night shot of Good Year's noisy, fuel-sucking,   electronically advertizing Blimp pounding down  commercial money messages over the Indian's commercial electronical big screen stadium filled with it's captive electronically numb audience constitute GRAFITTI? 

Our Smoking Economy

Submitted by Roldo on Mon, 04/28/2008 - 15:33.

Cigarette smokers should be burned up.

The following figures tell why smokers should be fuming. Cuyahoga County smokers have been taxed for the following reasons and amounts since 1990:

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Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 04/13/2008 - 14:21.

"It is the pervading law of all things organic and inorganic,

Leine and Roebana

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 04/10/2008 - 07:43.
05/10/2008 - 20:00
05/10/2008 - 22:00

Dance that will engage the visual arts community and the new music community.


Ohio Theater
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States
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