Saturday, August 22, 2009

“No Pinheads Allowed” new works by KRK Ryden

Asterisk Gallery Proudly Presents:

“No Pinheads Allowed”
new works by KRK Ryden

opening reception on Friday Aug 28
6 – 11pm
in the lower gallery
2393 Professor Ave

KRK Ryden's art is a record of mongrel pop culture. His aesthetic is informed by comic books, punk rock, and cartoons, while his world view is strictly DEVO. KRK's work embraces everyday absurdity and a cartoony view of reality. His paintings are colorful and visually appealing reflections on discarded icons, and his graphics are well-realized snapshots of cartoon life. For over thirty years KRK has been creating illustrations and paintings for underground bands, publishers, and institutions.

Year of the Ox shirts by Depew - Pickering

The shirts are designed by Cleveland artists Dana Depew, Scott Pickering & Alane Sandoval.
All tshirts are printed locally on sweatshop-free American Apparel brand shirts.
order at -

Friday, August 21, 2009


Wanted - any old and/or used refridgerator doors for an upcoming art exhibition in Nov - any condition - if you have an old refridgerator that you are going to get rid of, I could use the door for the exhibit. Email at or 330-304-8528

Chris will be interviewed by Dee Perry on Around Noon on Monday, August 24

Hello all,

Chris will be interviewed by Dee Perry on Around Noon on Monday, August 24. He will be discussing the upcoming season, including this fall's exhibitions: The Plum Academy, SPACElab artist Elaine Hullihen's a float a flicker, SPACELab artist Mark Moskovitz's Repair Shop, and SWAP artist Jiří Surůvka's (Czech Republic) yet-to-be-titled project. Friendly reminder: The opening reception for the fall exhibitions is September 11, 6 - 9 p.m. and there are many exciting events that are happening through the run of the show (October 23, 2009). We will keep you posted.

There is much for Chris to discuss and you won't want to miss it!

In the meantime, I hope all is well and you have big plans for the weekend!


Nicole Edwards


Communications Manager

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Speakeasy Now Open just below the Bier Markt...

DJ Go performing this Saturday to kickoff the cocktails!

Speakeasy is open every Friday and Saturday night 8pm-2am.
(Thursday Live Music Nights coming this Fall)

Check out the culinary cocktail list inspired by Cleveland's long history of bootlegging and raved about in the New York Times...

Speakeasy Cocktails

*The Rosemary*
rosemary gin, dry vermouth

*Bee’s Knees*
honeycomb gin, cane syrup, fresh lemon

*O’ Sweet Brandy*
brandy infused with toasted honey walnuts

*Manhattan Pig*
caramelized bacon bourbon, sweet vermouth, bitters

*Pepperoncini Martini*
pepperoncini vodka, fresh lime, seltzer

*Rome with a View*
campari, dry vermouth, fresh lime, cane syrup, seltzer

*Pimm’s Zingiber*
pimms No.1, fresh lemon, cane syrup, fresh ginger root, seltzer

*Spanish Lover*
cachasa, fresh lime, fresh ginger, cane syrup, seltzer

Speakeasy Punches (serves 4)

*Claret Jug*
red wine, fresh lemon, luxardo, cane syrup, seltzer

*Rum Runner*
coconut rum, brandy, cranberry, fresh orange, pineapple



Friday, August 21st
9:15pm or dusk
@ Clark Field
(Between West 11th and West 7th off Clark Ave.)
Rain Date: Friday, August 28th
Remember to bring a chair or blanket to sit!!! Enter a drawing for a toy dog during the movie!

Sponsored by: ParkWorks, Charter One, Ward 13 Councilman Joe Cimperman, Friends of Clark Field,
St. Michael's Jr. Holy Name Society, and Tremont West.

Tremont Farmers' Market

Tremont Farmers' Market Website

Tuesday, August 25th
in Tremont's Lincoln Park

ODOT Public Meeting regarding Noise Barriers in Tremont

Link to Noise Barrier Presentation and Block Club Feedback Form
Noise Barrier Meeting Information:

Date: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Our Lady of Angels / St. Joseph's Center
2346 West 14th Street

If you have any questions, please contact:
Mark Alan Carpenter, P.E.
District 12 Environmental Engineer
(216) 584-2089
Join us for Verb Ballets next Friday & Saturday!

Program Details

Fri., August 28th
Sat., August 29th

Verb Ballets

(*Rain Date:
Sun., 8/30, 7:30pm)

Presented in Partnership with Tremont West Development Corporation, ParkWorks & Councilman Joe Cimperman

Support generously funded by Cuyahoga County residents through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Clear Channel, Cleveland Scene, Fran and Jules Belkin, Forest City Enterprises, Network Parking, Third Federal Savings & Loan, and Medical Mutual of Ohio.

Bringing a blanket, cushions, or lawn chairs is strongly advised.
Picnics are welcome.

August 1st: Cleveland Public Theatre's STEP
(Student Theater Enrichment Program), 7pm
August 7th & 8th: MorrisonDance & Antaeus Dance, 8:30pm
(*Rain Date 8/9, 7:30pm)
August 14th & 15th: GroundWorks Dancetheater, 8:30pm
(*Rain Date 8/16, 7:30pm)
August 28th & 29th: Verb Ballets, 8:30pm
(*Rain Date 8/30, 7:30pm)

Dr. Sketchy: Tuesday, August 25th

Your Doctors appointment is set!
Next Dr. Sketchy: Tuesday, August 25th

Oh-boyArt Monkeys, we are back AGAIN at the Beachland Ballroom August 25th (in the Ballroom) with a new model from NY - Kerri Taylor! Kerri comes to us with a trunkload of her own vast collection of Latex outfits. So if your looking for revealing skin tight sexiness. Look no further than this months Sketchy. Kerri is making her way through Cleveland and heading west - So come see her while you can. We may not get this opportunity again!

Beachland Ballroom (Map)
15711 Waterloo Rd • Cleveland, OH 44110-1659
Doors at 7:30p • Drawing starts at 8:00p
Admission: $10

Back to School Party at Bar Cento/Bier Markt

At a Back to School Party with artists and friends!

Back to School Party at Bar Cento/Bier Markt
Wednesday, August 26, 4 p.m. – 2 a.m.

Meet Jiri Suruvka, SPACES' newest artist-in-residence, drink a beer, cool off with a soda, and have some of those famous fries—all in the name of a good cause!

Simply tell your server that you're with SPACES, and 15% of your proceeds will benefit our mission to advance the artist's vision! Upcoming Exhibitions / September 11 – October 23, 2009

Opening reception:
Friday, September 11, 2009, 6 – 9 p.m., Free

Main / The Plum Academy: An Institute for Situated Practices
SWAP / Jiří Surůvka / Ostrava, Czech Republic
SPACELab / Elaine Hullihen / a float, a flicker
SPACELab / Mark Moskovitz / Repair Shop

SPACELab is sponsored by Process Creative Studios in honor of Morton and Rosalie Cohen.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Old Skool Unpopular Art and other Influential Synthetic Folklore

Old Skool Unpopular Art and other Influential Synthetic Folklore

Opening Night Reception| Friday, August 14, 2009 from 5:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.

Doubting Thomas Gallery| 856 Jefferson Avenue Cleveland Ohio 44113 · p: 440.339.2204

Old Skool Unpopular Art…..includes over 30 visual representations exploring multicultural perception and expression. This two man show is dedicated to conveying the importance of our history and the creative power of artistic vision through photography, painting and mixed media works. Doubting Thomas Gallery has set its sights on providing local, up and coming Cleveland based artisans with an opportunity to showcase their work. Overtime, Ronald D. Clayton and Julius Lyles III’s works have risen to the top of the platform and have been publicly defined as artists whose designs stem from real world experiences focused on the meaning, myth and stereotype of the word (BLACK), apropos of culture, race, politics, war, environment, economics and class. Through personal association and recognition these works dig deep in order to engage the mind and examine the importance of growing beyond racial prejudice by providing an understanding of disturbing and negative racial identities and encouraging free thinking positive perceptions for our ever changing diverse society.

Media Contact:

Promotions| Heather C. Terry


Curator| Julius Lyles III


Lite Refreshments| C. Gaitor Cuisine

Musical Performance| J.T. Lynch Trio

Poetry Performance| Jacqueline Gillon


The exhibition will be made available to the public by appointment| August 12, 2009 ~ August 28, 2009

Graciously sponsored by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (community supported funding) and Community Partnership for Arts and Culture



Attention all freaks, geeks, plastics and preps: SPACES gives you prom on your terms!

Cleveland, OH, July 29, 2009—Grab a date (or two), break out the boutonnieres; and call up your clique. For those who didn’t get asked, had too much “punch,” got kicked out for cross-dressing, or wore the wrong dress, here is your mulligan for the enchanted evening you were promised in high-school. Join us for our annual benefit party, Erie Prom: Enchantment Under the Lake. The big bash/splash will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2009 at SPACES (2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113). This night to remember begins with a VIP party and ends with a gallery chock full of great art for sale, games, campy photo opps (complete with the trellis), and dancing (without chaperones). Tickets will be available for purchase online ( on Monday, August 10, 2009.

Following SPACES’ fall experimental-school-as-exhibition, The Plum Academy: An Institute for Situational Practices (September 11 – October 23, 2009), we cap off the school season with a prom you won’t want to forget this time around. Paying homage to our Great Lake Erie, we claim the grand theme with a new twist. Remember: This is your do-over—YOUR prom. Creativity, outsiders and weirdness are not only condoned, but encouraged! Wear what you really wanted to wear the first time around, or come decked out in Lake Erie-inspired duds. Whether you feel pretty in pink, dapper in a tux or you want to flex those Zebra Mussels, this is your all-access hall-pass to one of Cleveland’s wildest parties of the year. Proceeds from the event make SPACES’ programming and operations possible.

Benefit Details at a glance

Name: Erie Prom: Enchantment Under the Lake

Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009

· VIP Party: 6 p.m.–1 a.m.

o $125 before September 1, 2009; $135 thereafter and up until the Prom

o Open bar 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

· Dance Hall: 8 p.m – 1a.m.

o $40 before September 1, 2009; $50 thereafter and up until the Prom

· VIP lounge: 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

o $10 (in addition to the price of a VIP or Dance Hall ticket); Take a breather from the dirty dancing and use your special hall pass to lounge with the cool kids

More info:; tickets will be available to purchase online on August 10, 2009.


Erie Prom: Enchantment Under the Lake

We have an official theme!!

Time to plan, make and create another great party!!

Join us on Aug 11, 6pm at SPACES

Bring all your creative juices and your friends and let's hash out some ideas.

This meeting is open to all people who like to party and have fun!!!

So bring a friend, a date, roomies, cousin, sister, brother, mother, father, aunt, uncle (you get the idea)

RSVP Aug 10

Many thanks and hope to see you there

Solo Exhibition of New Work by Matthew Dibble Opens at Asterisk Gallery

For immediate release
AUGUST 10, 2009

Solo Exhibition of New Work by Matthew Dibble Opens at Asterisk Gallery
CLEVELAND—August 10, 2009—On Friday, August 14th, Asterisk Gallery in Tremont will showcase recent figurative work from Cleveland artist Matthew Dibble in a solo exhibition consisting of ten drawings and fourteen paintings. The exhibition is titled “Equipping the Shop for Action,” and runs through September 5th. According to Dibble, the title is not to be taken literally, but is a metaphor for the psychological preparation he undertook before completing this series of work.

The paintings in this exhibit were inspired by an ongoing series of figurative pen-and-ink drawings that the artist has been producing since his days in art school. Commenting on the paintings, well-known artist and writer Douglas Max Utter said, “Like half-remembered myths, Dibble’s figures move as outlines across a patchwork ground of light and shade … part hero, part clown, tumbling in a world that is no more than a back-drop for their antics. They are perhaps like skins of light, shed in the process of personal change.”
The drawings on display were selected by Christopher Pekoc, the 2007 Cleveland Arts Prize winner who also curated the first public exhibition of Dibble’s drawings in 2005. Pekoc explains, “In his drawings, Matt produces an elegant line drawn with a sure and sensitive hand. He fills these small worlds with mystery and beauty. I am attracted to them because of their uniqueness and originality, and also because I suspect that their source lies deep within the artist’s creative core.”
Pekoc will also participate as a panelist in an artists’ dialogue at the gallery on Saturday, August 15th at 3 pm, along with innovative neon artist Jeffry Chiplis, Utter, and Dibble.
Dibble’s work has been exhibited at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Tregoning & Company, and the Butler Institute of American Art, and resides in private and corporate collections.
Asterisk Gallery is located at 2393 Professor Ave. in the historic Tremont area of Cleveland. For more information, contact artist and gallery owner Dana Depew at 330-304-8528 or For more information on Matt Dibble, please visit “Equipping the Shop for Action” will be on view from August 14th through September 5th.