Saturday, May 17, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sat, 5/172:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Lakewood ArtWalk
|We’ve changed our name but not our focus-which is to designate Lakewood as an artist and art lovers destination. Once again, the Madison Avenue Merchants Association(MAMA) in conjunction with Lakewood is Art(LIA) has just set the date for a Spring Artwalk . The ArtWalk will be a self-guided tour starting at any of the participating venues on Madison Avenue. Please remember to check the www.lakewoodisart.com website for a more details on each venue and last minute additions as we get closer to the date. |
Benefits of the ArtWalk………..
EXPLORE: The Galleries, stores, restaurants, and areas businesses.
LEARN: Meet local artists and business owners while learning about their creative processes.ENJOY: Children’s Chalk Art, Visual Art, Live Music, Dancers, Street Performers along with exploring the hidden treasures of Madison Avenue!ART WALK SPECIALS: Participating restaurants and bars will offer ArtWalk specials. . For More Information or if you would like to participate as a business or artist, please contact Ruth Koenigsmark, Lakewood is Art at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.521.2894 or Rich Cihlar, Pop Shop-MAMA, email@example.com or 216.227-8440.
20 artists are given 1' ft tall white ceramic dogs that are to be auctioned off at the event. This is Dana Depew's finished piece entitled "All Seeing Eye Dog" made from photo images of eyes from countless fashion magazines and decoupaged to the form and placed on a black wooden stand.
When: Friday, May 23rd 7-10 pm
Where: The Galleria at Erieview
(located at 1301 E 9? th St # 3333, Cleveland, OH 44114)?
Tickets: Available for $12 in advance. Click below to purchase your tickets today!
$15 at the door.
• Limited Edition custom designed ceramic dogs
by over 20 talented Cleveland artists
• Dozens of gallery quality art work up for bid in
silent and live auctions by national and local artists
• Delicious food & drinks
• Music performances from Martini 5-0 & DJ Neil Chastain!
• WIN RAFFLE PRIZES from local restaurants, salons and more!
• Friends and fun gathered to enjoy amazing
artwork & benefit a great cause!
Artists include BASK, Dana Depew, Derek Hess, Douglas Max Utter, Kristen Cliffel, Mitzi Lai,
George Kocar... and MANY MORE!!
VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE EVENT DETAILS, & TO PURCHASE YOUR ADVANCE TICKETS!
May 16-June 14th
He views the work as a sort of anti-advertising: an advertisement against consumerism. He does not assume to tell anyone how they ought to think or feel about the work, as it is truly for each individual to come to their own conclusion – a product of their own minds. And, as always, the work he makes is for anyone, yet he understands and accepts that it may not be for everyone.
Self taught artist Robert William Schwartz was born of Irish, German and Mexican descent in 1974, and grew up on a 25-acre farm in Avon, Ohio. A Bachelor of Arts in English from Xavier University, Schwartz began his self-education in art history after having graduated. Minimal, existential, socially critical poets such as e.e.cummings and Charles Bukowski led Schwartz to discover Dadaism and Duchamp. Duchamp’s found objects, readymades and suggestive titles gave Schwartz the courage to attempt a path as an artist. Schwartz moved to Tremont at age 24, and quickly began showing in local galleries. The poetry of his early minimal, politically and socially critical works has evolved into a more complex visual rhetoric as he has accumulated a broad array of craft knowledge over the years. He hopes that his very purposeful choices of materials, paired with suggestive titles, will endure/linger in the mind of the viewer – a very Duchampian characteristic.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
River Gallery is proud to present an exhibit of new work by
Bonnie Gordon, Jen Prox, Erica Weiss and Barbara Gillette.
The opening is Saturday May 10th, from 12-8pm.
Bonnie Gordon makes beautiful porcelain vessels and was featured last year in our Platter and Cup exhibits.
Barbara Gillette is a wonderful pastel artist; and makes her debut at the gallery.
Erica Weiss makes her debut as well with her complex mixed media paintings.
Jen Prox returns with her beautiful enamel jewelry and new drawings.
This exhibit runs through June 14th.
Other Gallery news:
Barbara Humpage, Kevin Snipes, Kelly Palmer, Todd Leech and Stephanie Craig are artists currently represented by RIver Gallery. All are In the May issue of Ceramics Monthly in a feature article about Cleveland clay artists.
We will be launching our new website this summer!
Our next opening is on June 20th, with work by Chuck Wimmer and Callie Haplea.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Charmaine Spencer @ Sculpture Center
FRIDAY, MAY 2 5:30 TO 8:30 PM OPENING IN THE EUCLID AVENUE GALLERY 6:30 PM ARTISTS TALK WITH CHARMAINE SPENCER AND BRUCE EDWARDS, SCULPTOR AND EDUCATOR
Spencer’s artwork is green in the making and greener in the message. Using cast offs and reconstituted items she describes as readily accessible, easily processed materials that have been made available by consumer-discarders, Spencer creates bold sculptural works with a subtle social message concerning shelter. She disassembles, reforms, and transforms rough cut oak lath, hemp rope, wood strips, synthetic hair, electrical conduit, and recycled paper pulp into large individual pieces that are to be viewed together as an accumulative installation.
Spencer exploits the inherent qualities of the different materials to make contrasting abstract sculptures with strong outlines and interior patterns. Rough cut oak lathing tied with huge rope knots rhythmically bends and contorts to frame an outdoor entryway. Wood strips selectively stained with concrete dyes make sharp rectilinear thrusts into space from densely built up interior forms that suggest walls and rooms. Bristling with rusted steel spikes, free standing organic shapes, cast from recycled paper pulp similar to sun hardened gray mud, curl upon themselves into cave-like structures.
As social critiques, Spencer’s installations recall the successful use of limited resources in traditional African communities and propose that the critical housing needs in this country could be met with the recycling of the material abundance found in our neighborhoods.
Call For Artists
"13 artists respond to 8 years of destruction"
Opening Reception Oct. 10th @ Asterisk Gallery
Artchitecture has an opening reception
Front Room has an opening reception
Asterisk will be open - last chance to see the BlaxXtraploitationism exhibition
Things to do on Sat
River Gallery has a closing
Asterisk will be hosting a benefit entitled "Art and Cocktail"
must have a pre-purchased ticket to attend the event
For more information, contact event co-chair Sandy Smith at 216/375-0484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This exhibition is still up until Sunday May 11, it is definitely worth the drive
B.K. Smith Gallery
391 West Washington Street
Painesville, Ohio 44077
216-383-9468 (joanie, CO-curator)
M-F 10-6 PM
Featured artists are:
*JOAN OF ART
* DEXTER DAVIS
*DANA L. DEPEW
* MATT DIBBLE
* RICHARD FIORELLI
* JOE FRUCE
* NINA VIVIAN HURYN