Arts Culture

Moscow Photographer Exhibit Closing Reception

Submitted by 5rings on Sat, 04/05/2008 - 19:01.
04/12/2008 - 18:00
04/12/2008 - 21:00
Safari's photography displays many wonders of the Asian continent in one inspiring collection.  Closing is Saturday April 12th 6:00 - 9:00pm.
Photography of Anastasiy Safari is mostly inspired by cultures of Asia, where he did much of his traveling.


5 Rings Gallery & Winery
20160 Center Ridge Rd. - 2nd floor
Rocky River, OH
United States

Carolyn Strauss founder of slowLab

Submitted by Susan Miller on Thu, 04/03/2008 - 09:18.
04/22/2008 - 18:00
04/22/2008 - 19:00

Carolyn Strauss of slowLab speaks at the Talalay lecture series.

Don't think "silver bullet" or "big" in the ways you have been. Ah... the shrapnel of social and natural capitalism... it's more like a mushroom colony... Here's one of my favorite projects - Min Tanaka Body Weather Farm (reminds me of Ted Shawn at Jacob's Pillow).

Here's a preview:

slowLab is an emerging organization based in New York City and with activities worldwide.


Westfield Insurance Theater at Ideastream
1375 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH
United States

The Gordon Square Experience - 2008 Spring Quarter Event

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Wed, 04/02/2008 - 23:59.
04/11/2008 - 17:30
04/11/2008 - 21:30

A collaborative effort involving the best of the Gordon Square Arts District, Including Art Galleries, Artist & Design Studios, Art Auctions, Performance Theatres, Music & Entertainment Businesses, Retail Stores, Restaurants, Bars, and Coffee Houses…


Studios at 78th Street Building
1305 W. 80th Street
Cleveland, OH
United States

What do we bring to Mind of Cleveland?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sat, 03/29/2008 - 01:58.

Over the past few weeks, I've noticed strange Clevelandesque slogans posted on billboards around town, with the attribution "Mind of Cleveland". I remember wondering if this was another Cleveland+hype campaign... or about AIDS prevention... and planned to google it later...

"Collector's Choice - Fifth Annual" at Heights Arts Gallery

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 02/29/2008 - 11:20.
02/29/2008 - 18:00
02/29/2008 - 21:00

Dear Friends,

Please join me tonight for the reception of "Collector's Choice - Fifth Annual" at Heights Arts Gallery, (next to the Cedar Lee Theatre.)


Heights Arts Gallery
2173 Lee Road next to the Cedar Lee Theatre
Cleveland Heights, OH
United States

Art of the Day: CIA’s 62nd Annual Student Independent Exhibition

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/21/2008 - 00:54.

Michael Chattem, Semen is Thicker Than Blood. Blood, ink, marker

One of the greatest times when the Cleveland School May Show is the Cleveland Institute of Art’s Annual Student Independent Exhibition, now in its 62 year. Drawing from a huge, diverse body of work in every imaginable media and medium - this year, including semen?! - from an awesome pool of talent, connected by a world-class arts college, in a great arts community, the SIE always delivers an inspiring, mind-expanding experience of genius.

Jessica Jurca, Reliquary to the Brontosaurus. Enamel on Copper, pine.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 02/17/2008 - 18:47.

Splashing up such colorful and lusty images has to be therapeutic for the artist.  Right on the edge of an urban dumping ground, full of scrap tires and trash, here's this little fellow sitting comfortably with his leg on the ledge (complete with scrap tire and vines) waving at the buxom gal below.

Pangea percussion ensemble to perform at Cleveland Public Library

Submitted by CPL Fine Arts on Fri, 02/15/2008 - 14:28.
02/15/2008 - 16:18
02/23/2008 - 15:00

Pangea - traditional African percussion ensemblePangea will perform Bewaa (recreational), Bine (funeral), and Bagr Bine (sacred) music of the Dagara people, ritual drumming of the Ewe People, recreational drumming of the Ga people, and ceremonial music of the Baganda people. Please join us at 3pm on Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 in the Fine Arts Department!


Pangea  was founded in the Spring of 2006 by Tom Roblee and Matt Jacklin as a traditional African music ensemble with the goal of performing and educating audiences.   The ensemble is primarily dedicated to gyil (xylophone) music of the Dagara and Sissala people from northwestern Ghana.   As Pangea evolved, other music from Ghana and Uganda has enhanced its repertoire.


Cleveland Public Library
325 Superior Ave.
Cleveland, OH
United States

Cleveland School May Show Dana Paterson, at the Inner Circle

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/07/2008 - 02:07.
02/08/2008 - 16:00
02/08/2008 - 19:00

Dana Paterson at Inner Circle

To help "Cleveland School" Neon Artist Extraordinair Dana Paterson celebrate, show-off and profit from his cover story feature in the Free Times newspaper, this week, the Inner Circle will feature an exhibit of Dana's recent and past work, with installation beginning this Friday, February 8, 2008, when you may meet the artist, from 4-7 PM... the exhibition will have a formal opening next Friday, Fenruary 15th, from 6-9 PM, and will remain on display through the end of the month.

Dana Paterson Neon Sculpture



Cleveland School May Show, at the Inner Circle
1519 Lakeview Road Star Complex (former Hough Bakeries)
Cleveland, OH
United States

Lady bug mural - or graffiti? at playground

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 01/23/2008 - 19:23.

What constitutes graffiti? 


Mardi Gras in EC

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 01/14/2008 - 16:15.
02/05/2008 - 15:00
02/05/2008 - 19:00

Get ready for a housewarming in East Cleveland, Ohio

Party at the Inner Circle - Mardi Gras Day, 2008!

Mark your calendar - more details here:


REALNEO Café at The Inner Circle
1519 Lakeview Road Hough Bakeries Complex
East Cleveland, OH
United States


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/30/2007 - 15:00.


Carl Pope is in Cleveland and on December 4, 2007 I heard him present his  (second to last of ten public presentations)   “mind of Cleveland” “bill board public art”  project at Cleveland State University’s (CSU) Levin College forum.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/27/2007 - 22:36.

When I visited The Art Institute of Chicago there was an icy rain coming in off of Lake Michigan.  The sky was slate gray and at two in the afternoon the headlights and tail lights of the cars on South Michigan Avenue reflected off the shiny wet asphalt as I crossed.   Getting inside the warm lobby of the museum felt good.   A $12.00 ticket provides entry to the galleries.  I hadn’t been here before – I had pleasant surprises ahead.

Art of our Times: Derek Hess Interventions

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/24/2007 - 13:06.

Derek Hess showcased his latest work in a one-night exhibit at Kelly Randall Gallery, in Tremont, December 14, featuring new prints and original illustrations and collages that continue growth and demonstrate innovation in this fine artist's work. His work makes powerful statements in form and message, and Derek's message is stronger and more on-target than ever, in these troubling times.

Art of the Day: B'Log by Harry "X" Sysack

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/24/2007 - 12:40.

Harry X Sysack Billboard

After what seemed like quite a lapse in postings, Northeast Ohio's original b'logger (billboard logger), Harry "X" Sysack, recently put on-line what he promises is "the truth & the whole truth your overpaid teachers & benighted college professors never teach you". Sysack's line is on the RTA, on his private property where W.25th forms Pearl, and his "truths" begin with "Yo, students" and include "What is Christian America all about? Everybody is fuckin' everybody & everybody is lyin' about how they're fuckin' everybody. All politicians are evil & dishonest...". And, one of my favorites, "All lawyers are legal ho's."


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 12/23/2007 - 18:52.

George Nemeth, over on Fresh Brewed Daily, has picked up this bellweather post which has the metrics on blog discussions re topics of local interest around the US.   The blog index is a new and, I believe, very important statistic.


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 12/21/2007 - 12:24.
12/23/2007 - 14:15
12/23/2007 - 19:00

Dana Paterson's shop is on Detroit across the street from the Save-A-Lot store. 
see more info on the Mr. Paterson's neon shop on Realneo here


Dragon Heir Neon
5900 Detroit Avenue


Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 12/20/2007 - 20:51.

I know a friend in NY who has always admired neon, so, at Norm Roulet's suggestion, I visited the Dragon's Heir Neon Art Shop at 5900 Detroit Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.  Spend that Solstice present money on local ART!

Mayor Jackson Lights Up Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 22:47.

For the second year running Mayor Jackson, of Cleveland, Ohio helped light the menorah in Public Square, next to the Moses Cleaveland Statue.

The City Photographer was there, along with Channel 23, the City Cable access channel. 

I practiced an act of civil disobedience and gave a panhandler a dollar.

2007 Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Show

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/10/2007 - 13:04.

Barbara Stanczak sculptures

The Cleveland Institute of Art is extraordinarily important to Northeast Ohio and the world for the great artists and designers educated there, and for the great artists and designers who are the educators, and staff. Each year, the work of the diverse CIA faculty is showcased in an exhibition not to be missed... the reception for 2007 was last Friday, December 7, and a great event, as always... perhaps the last ever in the historic Gund Building Reinberger Gallery space, as the CIA moves in total to Euclid Avenue.

Renowned architect Carl Stein explains "rampant environmental recklessness" of plans for Breuer

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/03/2007 - 08:31.

Marcel Breuer Cleveland Trust Tower at night

November 28, 2007, renowned architect Carl Stein, FAIA, Principal of elemental architecture, llc, of New York City, shared his valuable understanding about the environment in Northeast Ohio and the world, focusing on the energy of buildings and a specific analysis of the Breuer Cleveland Trust Tower, in downtown Cleveland. This is the only high-rise by revolutionary architect Marcel Breuer, and it is globally appreciated as a masterpiece of modern design and construction... yet it is planned for demolition by Cuyahoga County Commissioners Dimora and Hagan.  Stein worked with Breuer for many years, including when Breuer built the Cleveland Trust Tower, and Stein's conclusion is there is no rational excuse for demolishing the Breuer. As Stein states, "just that Breuer and this building are so important is enough reason to preserve the Breuer"... although Stein gives many other reasons!