Saturday, September 27, 2008

Assemblage/Assemblage @ Arts Collinwood Sept 27

The Waterloo Arts District in Cleveland’s North Collinwood neighborhood will come alive for the night of September 27, 2008 as artists, art lovers, members of the Collinwood community and community-minded residents from all over Greater Cleveland will gather for a one-of-a-kind party and fund raiser to officially launch the neighborhood’s new arts center.

The theme of the party, Assemblage/Assemblage, appropriately plays off two meanings of the word. An assemblage is an art work created from, usually, found objects. An assemblage is a gathering – of people, things or ideas. Arts Collinwood, and particularly its new art center, embody both meanings.

The event’s proceeds go to equip and operate the Arts Collinwood Community Art Center, which will provide a home for children’s and grownups’ art classes, after-school programs, arts-related clubs and activities, music and dance performances, continuing artist education, community events … and more!

The party will occupy the Arts Collinwood gallery and art center, and the adjoining Café Marika, at the corner of East 156th and Waterloo Roads, easily accessible from Routes 2 and 90, a few steps west of the Beachland Tavern and Ballroom and an emerging gallery and shopping district.

Guests will be invited to work with Arts Collinwood artists to complete a massive mural assemblage to decorate the new community art center. Distinguished local artists are being invited to submit assemblage works for exhibit during and after the party; all works will be for sale. Kits of similar materials will be sold for guests to create individual assemblages, or to take home. Invited artists will also exhibit eminently buyable art for guests’ browsing pleasure.

Music will be provided by Moko Bovo, finger food by Kimberly’s Supper Club, Grovewood Tavern and Wine Bar, Muldoon’s Tavern,Scotti's, The Chocolate Garden, Chili Peppers and Polaris Vocational School’s pastry chef and his students. A generous donation of wine is being given by Bratenahl’s Chuck Bauernschmidt. Dress is urban chic (if in doubt, wear black).

ickets are $75 and $125. VIP ticket holders will be invited to come an hour early for a champagne reception, performance by Ruth Pangrace of Women in History as Louise Nevelson, and a guided tour of the space.

More information from 216-692-9500.