FOR CLOSURE: VISIONS OF REALITY, WORDS OF PROMISE & DISCARDED AMERICA: EVIDENCE OF LOST IDEALS

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11/06/2009 - 18:00
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FOR CLOSURE: VISIONS OF REALITY, WORDS OF PROMISE & DISCARDED AMERICA: EVIDENCE OF LOST IDEALS

The LIT, founded in 1974 as The Poets League of Greater Cleveland, has been Northeast Ohio’s only independent, non-profit organization dedicated solely to literature and literary artists. Marking its milestone 35th anniversary, the LIT has collaborated with Convivium33 Gallery and artist Donald Black to revisit the very popular Mirror of The Arts Program with For Closure: Visions of Reality, Words of Promise: An Exhibition of Photography, Words and Found Object Materials.
 
Main Gallery (Nave)                                                                                                           
For Closure: Visions of Reality, Words of Promise
The main gallery features provocative large-scale photographs of Cleveland artist Donald Black, the series captures Cleveland’s foreclosure crisis and provides inspiration for words that speak to our city’s ability to survive in the face of adversity. Words of Promise are contributed by Kazim Ali, Eric Anderson, Grant Bailie, Kelly Bancroft, Giao Buu, Eric Coble, Cavana Faithwalker, Shurice Gross, Kristin Ohlson, Erin O’Brien, Marilyn Oliveras de Ortiz and Michelle Rankins. A limited edition print catalogue commemorating the show will be available for purchase.                                                                         
 
Outer Gallery (Entrance)
DISCARDED AMERICA: EVIDENCE OF LOST IDEALS
In the outer gallery, Convivium33 will showcase the photography of Timothy Lachina, a Cleveland Heights resident. DISCARDED AMERICA: EVIDENCE OF LOST IDEALS takes guests beyond our city walls and professes a story of both abandonment and beauty. Lachina, best known as a supporter of regional arts through his generous contributions of time and design, has been an instrumental component in the development and survival of several regional art publications including ANGLE Magazine and now MUSE published by the LIT.    Lachina’s photographs are also featured in the latest November MUSE publication.
 
For additional Information regarding the LIT, please contact the LIT Executive Director, Judith Mansour at 216.694.0000 or visit www.the-lit.org

SPECIAL EVENING PERFORMANCE: JAZZ GREAT: Ernie Krivda 7pm/November 6

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Convivium33 Gallery
1433 East 33rd Street (one-way/off Superior)
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-881-7838
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Poetry for trying times

  Always Alenka--your vision is singular and clear.  We will be there, of course :)

 

 

my opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of my employer, my spouse, my cat, my neighbors, my extended family or anyone I happen to acknowledge on the street, bus, etc.

Cleveland Artist Donald Black

I had the good fortune to meet the artist Donald Black on Friday at Convivium33--stay tuned for more from this remarkable graduate of the Cleveland School of the Arts. 

I understand that 300 people were RSVP'd for the Lit event the next evening, Saturday, November 7, 2009. 

Can any one post photos or reflections of the evening here?

FOR CLOSURE

All month we have been greeted by these words at the top of our calendar. It is true - Cleveland is ready and ripe "for closure". We're doing well, so far. No longer in business in NEO: Kevin Kelley, Sandy Klimkowski, those two from ODOT, Carbone Construction (oops renamed Scaparotti), Eric Brewer, Adam Wasserman. Who am I leaving out of this top of my head list? Soon to be out of business, Santiago, Dimora, Lawson Jones, Hagan, Voinovich. Lots of homeowners, 11 women and Anthony Sowell (and many many more who's lives have been lost to violence). Numerous businesses on Euclid Avenue.

DISCARDED AMERICA is in evidence: 43 historic buildings in the path of the innerbelt monster, the Carnegie Medical Building, Hojos, enough residential demos to make your head spin.

We're shutting down as fast as a patient in palliative care. Daily one can read the swelling list of indignities in the Metro section of the Plain Dealer, Sun News - weekly in the Scene.

We've LOST IDEALS, too: Ed Hauser permanently and Frank Giglio to the cold streets apparently.

The calendar item is evidence of a city, county, region on the rocks. As Jeff Buster would say with vigor as he raises a glass, "Fail, Cuyahoga County! Fail faster, fail sooner!"

But my impetus for posting this morning was not that. It was about a picky technology issue. Yes, I know that one can read through the post and find out when one can visit the gallery between now and November 29, but it is not open 24-7 until then. This is not the first, nor will it be the last event to hang at the top of the events calendar for extended periods. I am tempted to post an event that lasts a year, just to illustrate a point. Got any good ideas?

Maybe this:

Event: Cuyahoga County parades as cheap whore before the world

(Now)

or this:

Event: Cleveland circles the drain

(Now)

or this thought:

Event: Life on earth is in progress (UFOs are overhead)

(Now)

or this truism:

Event: Your tax dollars are being misspent

(Now)

It could stay up for the year. No one would notice. Or would they?

This technology is not your grandmother's horse and even s/he required some know how.

Could we get some posted guidance for posting ongoing events to the calendar, please?