Arts Culture

MODERN MASTERS FOR FREE AT CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 11/18/2007 - 20:13.
 

Be sure to visit the Cleveland Museum of Art and see the Modern Master’s.  Really, it is way too much to take in during one visit. 

 

As soon as we lose the moral basis, we cease to be religious

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 11/16/2007 - 01:40.

Rockefeller / MLK Drive is as beautiful a place to enjoy nature - these days, fall colors - as any place on Earth that has been touched by man.  As I've been thinking about the Native Americans of this land, and Indians of India and America, and the current hostility in this county of past invaders against all others who want to live here too, I was drawn to the Indian Cultural Garden, today, and it was spectacular (full size image here).

I stood there alone, in one of the world's most beautiful places, as commuting suburbanites whizzzed by, and I thought of the last photos I took near here, of the demolition of historic apartment buildings on East Boulevard, that were part of this park's historic fabric and culture, quietly demolished for parking lots, for the whizzzzzing commuters (Full size images: above and below).

SEEING THROUGH THINGS - XRAY PHOTOGRAPHY OF JUDITH MCMILLAN

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 11/15/2007 - 13:49.

The Shaker Lakes Regional Nature Center has a photography club and last week Judith K. McMillan presented a (her first) power point presentation outlining her evolution from teacher to photography experimenter par excellence.   Ms. McMillan has a voracious curiosity - producing mosaic photo images of a tire dump in Maine to stark black and white photos of bird nests in the CMNHIstory archives.  

COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BUY PROPAGANDA POSTERS TO SPIN BREUER DEMOLITION

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Tue, 11/13/2007 - 13:43.

POST NO BILLS: The County Commissioners are using our tax money in a blatant and hypocritical propaganda campaign intended to sway public opinion after their vote to demolish the Breuer Tower.

ADAM HARVEY SPEAKS TRUTH TO POWER

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/12/2007 - 22:32.
 

There’s a little mystery on the plywood construction wall around the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower in Cleveland, Ohio.

CIVIC INTEREST IN BREUER TOWER CAN CAN COMMISSIONERS HAGAN & DIMORA & TURN OVER GOV'T IN CUYAHOGA

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 11/09/2007 - 18:40.

 

Neither the Gund Foundation nor the Cleveland Foundation made a peep to preserve the Breuer, and two of our County Commissioners (with the exception of Mr. Lawson-Jones) are (at best) too ignorant to appreciate the international architectural jewel which Jacobs bought and sold to the County  (The Breuer Tower, like the Coast Guard Station, shows Jacobs has erudite architectural taste?).

QUITTING TIME AT BREUER TOWER, CLEVELAND, OHIO

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 11/05/2007 - 14:12.

Every afternoon at 3:30 the workers removing the asbestos and doing the interior demolition in the Marcel Breuer designed Ameritrust Tower pile briskly out into the little alleyway between the Tower and the Tower's  parking garage.  

BREUER FILM - SATURDAY NOV. 17 - 4:00 PM @ CIA Cinematheque

Submitted by Susan Miller on Sat, 11/03/2007 - 20:43.
11/17/2007 - 16:00
11/17/2007 - 18:30
Etc/GMT-4

Though you might not get down to see the show in its current installation in the windows of the Cleveland Chapter of the AIA, you will have a chance to see it reprised when you attend Bauhaus in America/ a film by Judith Pearlman at Cleveland Cinematheque on November 17.

Location

Cleveland Institute of Arts
11141 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
United States

GEORGE FOLEY PLAYS CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY FOLIOS

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 11/03/2007 - 15:46.


George Foley closed his entertaining afternoon on Saturday October 27 with   Scott Joplin’s Maple Leaf Rag - a eager request of the lady in the feather boa.    

Putnam Collection Welcomes Keith Haring Acrobats to NEO

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/01/2007 - 12:18.

The John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection is especially visible in this community, right now, as one day following the reception celebrating the addition of work #45 to University Circle - the stunning "Inner Circle", by David Deming - the collection welcomed to NEO the landmark sculpture "Acrobats", by important regional artist Keith Haring (born in 1958 in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, qualifying him for the collection).

Many Worlds Collide for David Deming, Inner Circle and Putnam Collection

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 11/01/2007 - 00:38.

The Friends of Art, CWRU staff and the John and Mildred Putnam Sculpture Collection team of Harvey Buchanan and Evelyn Kiefer picked the perfect time and day to hold a reception celebrating the addition of work #45 to the world-class Putnam Sculpture Collection, at University Circle, as David Deming's "Inner Circle" is a work of art that changes dramatically with light in the environment, and sunset is an especially beautiful time to view this work.

Inner Circle has Multiple Meanings, Around University Circle

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 10/29/2007 - 13:15.

University Circle is a community of overlapping circles of interdependent institutions, boards, patrons and public interests that in some way touch every life in the NEO universe, worldwide (well illustrated by the current Cleveland Orchestra tour of Europe). So thoughts of "Inner Circles" within this star-power constellation bring illusions of grand people and designs. So true, as the latest "Inner Circle" added to University Circle is a very sharp and strong sculpture by Cleveland Institute of Art President David Deming, commissioned by the Putnam Sculpture Collection, of Case Western Reserve University... a great collision of worlds.

HALLOWEEN'S FOR ALL AGES

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 10/28/2007 - 13:33.

Being able to become someone else for a moment can help us become more of ourselves...

My Masumi

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Sun, 10/21/2007 - 13:54.

Could it be just over a year since Masumi Hayashi and John Jackson were killed by a senseless psycho ...? As the senseless killing escalates all around NEO today, it is easy for the dead to become forgotten by so many they touched in many ways, in life... or lost to all. Where NEO has seen a community that remembers is those who love the arts, as the past year has seen many shows of love and respect for Masumi and John, the most recent being a wonderful exhibition that opened last week at Doubting Thomas Gallery, called To Masumi. A collection of special works by many who love and remember Masumi, this is a powerful statement on what lasts and matters in life and beyond. Props to the organizers of this exhibition and to Doubting Thomas - really fantastic... amazing musicians performing in the front Gallery, Michael Doc Dreyfuss and Bill Weita... haunting yet alive... see today's header... image below...

SEARCHING FOR CLEVELAND'S SOUL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 10/15/2007 - 11:20.

About a month ago a hapless judge in Cleveland, under intense pressure from a community posse, sentenced two young men to 2000 hours of community service (no  affirmation intended/rebutted re: Planetizen viewpoint) to be served over 5 years.

CHICAGO & TORONTO HAVE PALPABLE VITALITY – WHY DOESN'T CLEVELAND?

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Fri, 10/12/2007 - 12:25.
 

When you visit downtown Chicago or Toronto you can feel those places are more civically healthy than downtown  Cleveland. 

PUBLISH (& DISCUSS) OR PERISH – THE ISRAEL LOBBY

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Thu, 09/27/2007 - 11:12.

After the presentation by authors  John Mearsheimer (left) and Stephen Walt (right)  of the The Israel Lobby at Case’s Ford Auditorium last night,  I approached  Alice Bach, the tenured Case prof  (on the stage between the authors) and complimented her on her perspicacity shown in arranging  Mr. Mearsheimer's and Mr. Walt's visit to Cleveland.

NEW CLEVELAND CENTERFOLD - BREUER NOT TERMINAL

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Wed, 09/19/2007 - 10:07.

Cool Cleveland this week ran a piece by Chris Whipple  about re-naming Cleveland’s Terminal Tower.  Mr. Whipple suggests that “terminal” (as in "terminally ill", dead, or dead end) is too much a downer name and that instead the building should be called  VanView  after the Van Sweringen brothers who built the tower and Shaker Heights, etc. 

BOBBY SEALE - PEN MIGHTIER THAN SWORD

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sat, 09/08/2007 - 21:55.

Heard Bobby tonight at 3C - heard him in the 60's too.  We need leadership like his today in Cleveland. 

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Mr. Seale addressed a crowd of several hundred at Cuyahoga Community College Saturday evening.   I remember well the Black Panther Party from the 1960’s.  Mr. Seale remembers it well too.   Mr. Seale's visit was sponsored by the Sara J. Harper Leadership Institute.  Retired Hon. J. Harper was at the podium to introduce the evening’s program. 

BREUER / POST MORTEM

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Sun, 09/02/2007 - 11:51.

On Friday August 31, 2007, while Air Show jets stalled out conversations and blasted ear drums,  Susan Miller and I visited the “open house” at the Post designed Cleveland Trust Rotunda building which sits on the corner of Euclid and 9th next to the Marcel Breuer designed Cleveland Trust Tower in downtown Cleveland, Ohio.   Lee Trotter had announced this open house at the County Commissioners meeting the day before and the Dirty Dealer had carried the news a few days prior.   I wondered, why is the County doing this? 

high-rise, low-rise waste not, want not

Submitted by Susan Miller on Fri, 08/31/2007 - 08:28.

Unbelievable! Though our government has launched a plan to rip down a cultural icon, local firms now announce plans for a high-rise building boom in "Our Town"!

CLEVELAND'S BREUER DESIGNED TOWER’S PENDING DEMO FEATURED IN GERMAN ARCHITECTURAL MAGAZINE

Submitted by Jeff Buster on Mon, 08/20/2007 - 16:02.

The following article has been forwarded to David Ellison (because of Ellison’s co sponsorship – with Sally Levine - of the Marcel Breuer re-design re-use exhibit at Ingenuity Fest which is linked here) by Berlin architectural journalist Ulf Meyer.   The article will appear in    NEUE ZURCHER ZEITUNG (according to Meyer one of Europe’s best papers). Google translator won’t work on the older windows system from which I am now posting.  A quick translation from someone would be great! 
Perhaps we can embarrass the ignorant and financially arrogant Cuyahoga County Commissioners into backing off of their dogmatic demolition plans…..