Sunday, April 27, 2008
Friday 7pm - 10pm: The reception for "If All Else Fails" works by Steve Ehret is happening over at Artchitecture Gallery...
Also, Saturday is known throughout North America as Free Comic Book Day.
If you are in the Kamms area, there a little party happening all day at Carol and John's Comic Shop
Monday, April 21, 2008
Over the years he has become a cult figure and goth pin-up of sorts. His films explore his interest in what makes people uncomfortable; rater than just out there bizarro-land as some might view it. Part of me wants to liken him to a Marylin Manson type character for intellectuals...or people who think they are intellectuals. Whatever you think, all I know is that I've admired his nose and overall bone structure for years; maybe I should have taken the time to stalk him while living in L.A. rather than David Lynch (one of his mentors), but to be honest he would probably weird me out a tad too much.
In any case, I would love to meet him and tell him I want to paint him, but frankly $20 is more than I'd like to pay to sit in cramped seats sized for children for hours at the Cinematheque. I've already seen the one film, it was shot at his kick ass Spanish/Gothic looking mansion.
In other news, Asterisk Gallery has put out an open call for an exhibit taking place in November. Hey Cleveland SGS, I'm totally looking at you for this kind of theme! And you know Norton Furniture will have to be a subject lovingly explored...
An open call for artists in all mediums for an exhibition about this glorious city. Artists must be originally from or are currently residing and working in Cleveland – this is very important. The work has to be from the perspective of a Clevelander.
Please absolutely no beautiful little cityscapes, pictures of the bridge man sculptures or vibrant photos of the fireworks on the 4th at Edgewater etc. I am attempting to produce an exhibition that promotes a self deprecating view of Cleveland by Clevelanders. The work must represent or depict Cleveland in some way, shape, or form. Think more of a less positive Harvey Pekarian viewpoint, burnt perogies, the Big Chuck and Little John show on a black and white television with no antenna, the continual grief and despair we feel each and every day, the adverse effect our sports teams have on our mental state, our bleak and depressing outlook on life, etc, etc. All the good things.
The opening reception will be complete with a live polka band and sauerkraut and kielbasa will be available along with POC beer - lukewarm of course.
Please submit images or working ideas to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I would have liked to make it out to Doubting Thomas (the men in art exhibit sounded fun) and Brandt Gallery, but alas, I had a little accident over at Edison's Pub resulting in part of my face being cut up and made throbby with pain. (No it wasn't alcohol related thank you, I'm a lush, not an idiot drunk). So my art-fartings and photos will be halted for the time being until my face is restored and glorious again. Yes, I am that vain.
Friday, April 4, 2008
From the Gallery: The intention of this exhibit is to focus on the meaning, myth and stereotype of the word (BLACK), apropos of culture, race, politics, environment, economics and class.
That's all fine and good, but I still can't wait to see how offended or uncomfortable the weekenders get while out hunting for their next Thomas Kinkade piece during the artwalk. But heck, this is probably my favorite review of Asterisk Gallery and the naughty art that is a permanent fixture on the second level. You might like "Blakxtraploitationism" (say that fast 3 times) , or you might choose to hate it -- that's what it is all about ain't it?
Also starting on Friday, Gordon Square and the Detroit Shoreway are having a full blown open house for the Creative Arts building and all the surrounding businesses. Let's hope April actually begins to feel like April by then. I'm sick of this winter chill bullshit already!
Start your journey at the Western end of the District at the Studios at 78th Street Building (the former American Greetings Creative Studios) Cleveland's Newest Creative Arts Center, located one block North of Lake Avenue between West 78th & 80th Streets. Free parking is available in the back of the building.
Friday Night, April 11th from 5:30-9 pm
Saturday Afternoon, April 12th from 1-6 pm
Art Galleries: Tregoning & Company, Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, Kokoon Arts Gallery
Art Auction: Rachel Davis Fine Arts – Saturday Auction beginning at 9:30 am
Artist & Design Studios: Derek Hess, Scanlon Design, Ken Nevadomi, Judith Brandon,
Music & Entertainment Businesses: Lava Room Recording Studio, HM Concert Management,
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Continue your journey East on Detroit Avenue to Gordon Square…
Artist Studio: Phyllis Seltzer (corner of Detroit & 75th Street)
Art Galleries: 1point618 Gallery, 1point618 Next Door
Performance Theatres: Cleveland Public Theatre, Near West Theatre
Retail Stores: duoHOME, Kitsch City, Detroit Studios
Restaurants, Bars & Coffee Houses: Gypsy Beans, Cheddars Café, Latitude 41n,
The Happy Dog, Minh-Anh, City Grill.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Sure it takes place in Saint Wrongsville, but look at all the cool campy special guests they have coming! The actor that played Mike Myers is worth it, and Mink Stole from the John Waters films of course. You know you want to go...you know it.