Sunday, November 16, 2008

All Things Cleveland will be on display in Asterisk Gallery

All Things Cleveland will be on display in Asterisk Gallery
by John Petkovic/Plain Dealer reporter Tuesday November 11, 2008, 6:01 PM

Courtesy of Asterisk Galley
CLEVELAND, YOU GOTTA BE TOUGH: That's the message of "All Things Cleveland," an art show opening tonight at Asterisk Gallery in Tremont. It roasts the city and the things associated with it. I've never eaten pierogis. My parents never played polka in the wood-paneled rec room.

Who stole the kishka? Uh, what's a kishka anyway?

And yet I'm a Clevelander. Or am I?

I guess I should go to "All Things Cleveland" to find out for sure. The art exhibition at Asterisk Gallery -- 2393 Professor Ave., in Cleveland's Tremont neighborhood -- features artists roasting the city, its associations, stereotypes and psychology.

It's a "nostalgic trip down memory lane," as the show mission states, the show "promotes a self-deprecating view of Cleveland." It also roasts Cleveland pride and chest-thumping, not to mention Clevelanders' sense of defeatism.

Woohoo, let's party hearty!

At 6 tonight, the show opens with a Cleveland-themed party. You, a polka band, people singing "Bernie Bernie," and sauerkraut and kielbasa.

Just gimme a can of P.O.C.

The free show runs through Saturday, Dec. 6. Call 330-304-8528.