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Image: From a poster for the film S.A. Mann Brand, 1933. Kunstbibliothek Berlin/BPK, Berlin/Art Resource, New York
November 13, 2014 – March 15, 2015 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood, Ohio 44122 216.593.0575 | @maltzmuseum | maltzmuseum.org
“Propaganda,” Adolf Hitler wrote in 1924, “is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert.” This thought-provoking exploration of Nazi propaganda challenges us all to think critically about the messages we receive today.
This exhibition was underwritten in part by grants from Katharine M. and Leo S. Ullman and The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation, with additional support from the Lester Robbins and Sheila Johnson Robbins Traveling and Special Exhibitions Fund established in 1990. This installation of State of Deception is generously sponsored by John P. Murphy Foundation; Ratner Family; Wolf Family Foundation; Stanley G. Blum; Donna Yanowitz; Marilyn B. Cagin; The Fernanda and Josef Friedman Holocaust Education Fund; Albert and Norma Geller; David and Rebecca Heller; David M. King; Krause Family Foundation; Noreen Koppelman-Goldstein and Barry Goloboff; McCarthy, Lebit, Crystal & Liffman Co., LPA; David and Enid Rosenberg; The Nathan and Fannye Shafran Foundation; and Dan and Ellen Zelman.
Can you really huff, puff and blow a house in? Does toast always land butter-side down? Does running in the rain get you less wet than walking through it? Test these theories for yourself, and bust or confirm others. Watch live demonstrations by our MythBusting facilitators and peruse props and gadgets from the show.
FEBRUARY 7 â€“ MAY 3, 2015
ÂŠ2014 Discovery Communications, LLC. All rights reserved. MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition is organized by EDG, GMC + A, Discovery and MSI, Chicago. MythBusters developed and produced by Beyond Entertainment Limited.
Amy Casey’s art lifts Cleveland to a higher plane
Cities in the sky
On the cover: “Treelawns,” Amy Casey, acrylic on panel, 2013, 24 inches by 18 inches
What’s old is new again Jessica Newell blends past, present in work that mirrors Cleveland’s current renaissance
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Art for the untamed eye
Cleveland Museum of Art debuts unique surrealist photo exhibit
‘Death’ becomes her Anicka Yi brings third installment of trilogy to Transformer Station
Hinging on creativity Ohio City’s Hingetown district is growing into a neighborhood where artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship intersect
Colin Lyons tells tales of industrial decay through art at SPACES Gallery
A star also rises
Trenton Doyle Hancock’s drawings contemporize age-old conflicts at Akron Art Museum
Plan visits to numerous art, music and cultural festivals
Local and regional listings of museums, galleries, events and performance art venues
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Supporting artists is always in season Canvas Editor: Michael C. Butz
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dvertisements for the holidays appear earlier and earlier every year, don’t they? As we prepare to publish Canvas in early October, there already are signs up in stores and subtle (for now) gift-giving reminders are finding their way into broadcasts. Of course, many of these early reminders are propagated by ubiquitous large-scale retailers – unsurprisingly so, of course, given that many of them count on holiday sales to shore up their bottom lines. But there are alternatives to the type of shopping synonymous with Black Friday madness, and in thinking about those alternatives, my always thoughtful and ever-creative friend Nikki comes to mind. Her approach to the holidays? Each year, she commissions a local artist to create an owl-themed gift that she can give to her mom for Christmas. And in recent years, she’s added Albert Einstein-themed gifts to her family’s shopping list. The works range from paintings to drawings to creations using natural elements, but what they all have in common is uniqueness, a highly personalized nature, and that they were expertly created by an artistic fellow Northeast Ohioan. In those ways, commissioned pieces can be truly priceless. While I hope that reading the stories and scanning the pictures here in Canvas already encourage you to engage in Northeast Ohio’s rich and vibrant arts-and-culture offerings, I also hope you’re inspired – especially as the holiday season approaches – to support the local artists, artisans, musicians and performers who give the region its creative identity. Visit the fairs and festivals (many of which host special holiday events) designed to showcase the best that local makers have to offer, attend the art walks in neighborhoods and cities our creative communities call home, stop by a performance-arts venue to take in a show or buy tickets to give as a gift, or visit a gallery or studio to perhaps follow in my friend Nikki’s footsteps by commissioning a work of art for the holidays. Canvas’ events calendar and its many listings try to give you as many resources as possible to discover new things or fully immerse yourself in Greater Cleveland’s creative community. That’s where you’ll find me, by the way. I won’t be stuck in a Black Friday line.
November 22, 2014 through April 19, 2015
TITANS OF THE ICE AGE CMNH.org
Mammoths and Mastodons: Titans of the Ice Age is organized by the Field Museum. Background illustration by Velizar Simeonovski © The Field Museum
The Fine Arts Association Senior Matinee Series Please join us for some afternoon fun! Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 1 pm Blithe Spirit Eccentric medium Madame Arcati inadvertently conjures up havoc-wreaking spirits for novelist Charles Condomine and his new wife in this classic Noël Coward comedy. Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 1 pm Plaid Tidings The Plaids are back in this delightful holiday version of “Forever Plaid.” Wednesday, March 4, 2015, 1 pm
“Mid-day Music with the Mayor”
Mayor Dave Anderson and friends take you on a fun musical journey.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015, 1 pm
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“Show Tune Showcase” Join vocalist Bob Godfrey as he shares some of his favorite Broadway musical tunes. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, 1 pm The Producers A pair of scheming theatrical producers find themselves with a “perfect plan” that backfires in this multi-Tony Awards-winning Mel Brooks musical.
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Cities in the sky
Story by Carlo Wolff Photography by Michael C. Butz
Amy Casey’s art lifts Cleveland to a higher plane
ailing down the unique and kindly art of Amy Casey is a thankless task. Best to enjoy it in all its various layers, to let it seduce you with its vitality, to join in the affirmation of the urban evolution that is the storyline in Casey’s ongoing narrative. Casey brings exceptional, oddly earthy precision to surreal cityscapes teetering on the edge of chaos. By siting her visions on a white background, they pop the eye and ripple the brain. Rarely is surrealism so steeped in street observation, so detailed and so warm. Casey, who lives in the painterly Cleveland neighborhood of Tremont, is fascinated by the “resilience of life and how we can kind of create 8
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A sketch of commissioned piece Casey is working on hangs in her Tremont studio.
â€œHanging Forest,â€? acrylic on panel, 2013, 24 inches by 36 inches canvascle.com
“If the whole atmosphere changes, I feel like we’ll keep adapting until we can’t anymore because that’s what we do.” Amy Casey
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places to be. It’s just how we are. We just have to keep adapting to whatever is going on and try to control it. “So I’m really interested in the idea of no matter what happens, you just keep going,” she says in her cozy, two-story apartment. “If the whole atmosphere changes, I feel like we’ll keep adapting until we can’t anymore because that’s what we do.” Casey is familiar with the ground and values it, whether in her garden or in the greater neighborhood. She doesn’t drive. She walks, takes public transportation, and bicycles. She observes closely, developing her paintings from pencil sketches that start abstract and geometric and turn into pictures of homes you want to walk up to, then knock on the door and meet the occupant. Only there aren’t any people. For Casey, the buildings are human in themselves. They’re also painted in such detail they might make you squint. “I’m not smart enough to be an architect,” says Casey, an Erie, Pa. native who graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1999 and exhibits her work in Chicago, New York, San Francisco and occasionally, Cleveland. “But I think architects like my work because I blow through (building) codes.” Her houses hang, “they swing, they’re tethered, they’re on stilts,” she says. No matter how free their presentation, however, they always seem anchored in reality. “I like them to make sense – in a way. I don’t like them to be … sometimes you don’t really understand when you’re working on something, you might not notice until later that the scale is weirdly off,” she says, laughing. Scale isn’t the only thing that’s off. Casey stacks buildings into ziggurats, puts them in slings and in forests, ribbons them into towers. She scrambles neighborhoods, connects structures with corridors, concocts images of them that conjure model train sets. She cradles cities, as in “Hanging Forest.” She emphasizes certain elements, like the tree lawns in “Treelawns” that look like mouths on the houses, mouths ready to engage you in conversation. While there are no humans in her paintings, her constructs speak volumes. A decade and some ago, Casey’s paintings featured plantlike organisms and quasi-animals living in decaying urban landscapes. The bad news Casey was reading – like about 2004’s
Casey boils down her interests at any given moment to one or two words, then posts them on sticky notes in her studio as a way to help her focus on those interests in her art. Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, and 2005’s Hurricane Katrina – became too much. Time to turn the tables. “I was making little creatures before I sort of got into the shifting cities, into new forms, whatever you want to call what I was doing,” Casey recalls. She was depicting “different animals, sort of vulnerable little creatures, living in an urban setting,” but couldn’t figure out why. So her art changed; she effectively shut out the news – Casey doesn’t follow it much now – to focus on the city itself. Urban life become ever more her subject. And like the city of Cleveland, her art has become sturdier. Meg Sheehy, co-owner of Zg Gallery, a Chicago gallery that displays Casey’s work every two years, first encountered Casey’s art in 2006 when Sheehy curated an exhibit at the South Bend Regional Art Museum in northwestern Indiana. At that time, Sheehy says, Casey’s work “was primarily focused on declining infrastructure – roads eroding out from underneath highways, bridges collapsing, houses kind of being neglected, sort of leaning, being bloated, and she was ordinarily painting acrylic on paper.” The unconventional subject matter and medium attracted Zg. The content was also very timely. “When people would ask Amy, ‘Are you painting these things because of the real estate market?’ she would say, ‘No, as an artist living in Cleveland, this is not a new situation,’” Sheehy says. Visitors to Zg would “see her work and think she just started doing this canvascle.com
because of the national news. She had already been painting that way for probably six or eight years prior to that. She really wasn’t just responding to the national news, she was responding to her surroundings.” As she still does. Casey doesn’t see that well (she breaks her glasses regularly), so her art is a way of imposing order. In the artist’s statement on her website, she writes that she has “been in search of a solid ground.” That quest has been a long time in the making. “It’s not that I was trying to make paintings about them (the tsunami and Katrina) but I just became interested in the idea of something happening and just turning, turning everything that you know on its head and having to deal with that,” she says. She had also started gardening – along with quilting, it’s her favorite pastime when she’s not at the painting that occupies her 50 to 70 hours a week. As her work “rose,” shedding life forms to focus on structures in a kind of psychic uplift, Casey began tying her buildings to the sky. “You just never see the ground anymore, the background’s always white,” she says. “The ground must be so far below at this point; I’m not really sure what’s down there. But in the meantime, I’ve been taking the structures and kind of creating a ground. “When the buildings come together, they create a sort of entity. … To me, they’re like communities, they’re like organisms, they’re like growths, they’re like mountains.” May Casey continue to create mountains for us to scale. CV 11
CMA debuts unique surrealist photo exhibit
untamed eye for the
By Jacqueline Mitchell
Photo Eye (Foto-Auge),” 1927, printed 1938– 40. Anton Stankowski (German, 1906–1998). Gelatin silver print, montage, from negatives with handwork; 10.9 x 14.5 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 2007.122. © Stankowski-Stiftung.
he “Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography” exhibit at the Cleveland Museum of Art evokes a number of different moods and presents a broad range of materials and approaches, but besides being black and white, all 167 photographs share one other element: they aim to provoke a reaction from deep within the psyche. “The overall premise of the collection is the idea that surrealism advocated the idea of looking at the world with an untamed eye,” says Barbara Tannenbaum, curator of the exhibition, which will run from Oct. 19 to Jan. 11, 2015 in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall. “The works share the fact that they take an unusual view of the world in some way.” The photographs tend to reveal something odd and unusual, evoking a primal reaction. A butterfly’s tongue becomes greatly magnified to show intricate patterns in Carl Struwe’s photograph, while Brassaï examines the stranger side of Parisian nightlife through images of cabaret, lesbian and gay bars and fine arts balls. Many of the photographs evoke wonder and awe and recall the energy and vitality of city life. Between the 1920s to the 1940s, skyscrapers were being constructed in New York, people were moving in droves from farms to cities and
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life was changing radically. “It’s a time of incredible social change and the manic energy that went with that,” says Tannenbaum, pointing out that women finally had rights, jobs and the option to live alone, and were in demand as photographers. “It was a career that, in the 1920s especially, burgeoned enormously,” she says. “There were jobs for women because women were thought to be especially suited for things that were more artistic and sensitive.” Dora Maar’s “Double Portrait with Hat” shows the same face in two views, profile and frontal, topped by what could be a hat or a halo, which appears as if it’s disintegrating. Maar was Pablo Picasso’s lover, and he wanted her to focus more on painting rather than her photography, though she could never hope to compete with his reputation as a painter. “You wonder if this portrait – this divided, ruptured face – is her torn between his demands and her wish to continue her life as an independent artist,” Tannenbaum says. The exhibit also showcases portraits by photographers such as Man Ray and Maurice Tabard using double exposures that show both the inner personality and the outer appearance, in an attempt to give the viewer insight into the
soul of an individual rather than focusing on the external. Tannenbaum describes these works as “spiritual self-portraits.” “We think of photography as tied to the truth,” says Tannenbaum. “That’s actually only one option.” The photographers featured use their art to dig below the surface and fabricate images through collage and photomontage, either done in-camera using multiple exposures or by printing multiple negatives at a time in a dark room. Other artists cut and pasted images through the art of collage to formulate an image that would never occur in the real world and create a scene that never existed. Graphic artist Georges Hugnet borrowed from other photographers and used drawings by other artists, adding his own elements to create jarring juxtapositions in collage. A number of the photographers in the exhibit also experimented with motion pictures, and the exhibit will include five films by them. The museum also will offer hands-on, interactive activities as part of the exhibition that will provide a deeper understanding of how the artists used certain techniques that were somewhat unusual and innovative at the time. Participants can pose for photogrphs or create their own photomontages.
The images in the exhibit come from art dealer and collector David Raymond, who lives in Asheville, N.C. “He’s somebody who sees the world with a wild eye,” Tannenbaum says. Intrigued by surrealism, Raymond spent a decade seeking out these works, which are now owned by the museum. “One of the best collections of surrealism in private hands is now making its debut,” Tannenbaum says. “It has not been seen together before. It’s quite rare, high-quality material with an incredible breadth. “It presents a broad view of surrealist photography than has never really been presented before,” she adds. The exhibit tells two stories: one of David Raymond, passionate and offbeat collector, and another focusing on a chaotically artistic period of rapid, deep social change, encapsulating the Roaring ’20s, the Great Depression and World War II. “Overall, the mood of the show is very exciting and visually striking,” says Tannenbaum. “They’re all competing for your attention. It was a time that was very chaotic socially and politically. Boundaries were being broken, and photography was an experimental playground for those who were interested in breaking boundaries.” CV
The Crystal Ball (La Boule de Verre),” 1931. Jacques-Henri Lartigue (French, 1894–1986). Gelatin silver print, toned; 23.7 x 29.9 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 2007.149. Photograph by Jacques Henri Lartigue © Ministère de la Culture - France / AAJHL.
Cleveland Museum of Art “Epic Systems: Three Monumental Paintings by Jennifer Bartlett” On view: Sept. 7 through Feb. 22, 2015 “Maine Sublime: Frederic Church’s Twilight in the Wilderness” On view: Oct. 4 through Jan. 25, 2015 “Jacob Lawrence: Toussaint L’Overture Series” On view: Oct. 11 through Jan. 4, 2015 “Forbidden Games: Surrealist and Modernist Photography” On view: Oct. 19 through Jan. 11, 2015 canvascle.com
‘Death’ becomes her By Kristen Mott
outh Korean artist Anicka Yi isn’t afraid to push boundaries. Much of her art intertwines human emotion with organic materials that change and evolve over time. Her abstract sculptures aim to engage multiple senses simultaneously. “Her work is mostly sculpture, but it doesn’t really behave like sculpture,” says Beau Rutland, assistant curator for contemporary art at the Cleveland Museum of Art. “Sometimes the works fall apart or will mold and decay, while other times they take the shape of a perfume and waft away. They reference daily life in really beautiful ways.” Yi’s newest exhibition, “Death,” will make its premiere Oct. 11 at CMA’s Transformer Station – in the Hingetown district of Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. The exhibition is part of a trilogy that stems from the idea of heartbreak and what happens after a person falls in “Washing Away of Wrongs,” 2014. Anicka Yi (Korean, b. 1971). 2 stainless steel dryer doors, Plexiglas, diffuser, 2 fragrances; 304.8 x 332.74 x 67.31 cm, installation dimensions variable. Photo credit: Joerg Lohse. Photo courtesy of 47 Canal, New York.
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Anicka Yi brings third installment of trilogy to Transformer Station
and out of love, Rutland says. The first exhibition was “Denial,” which premiered in Berlin, followed by “Divorce” in New York City, and now there’s “Death” in Cleveland, which runs through Jan. 17, 2015. Rutland says Yi incorporates everyday items into her artwork, such as aluminum, brass knobs and tissues. She also enjoys toying with the idea of transparency. “A lot of her work deals with transparency – some of it is see-through, some of her paintings are made of soap. Even transparency in terms of Edward Snowden leaking government information. She’s had some videos that referenced that in her exhibitions,” Rutland says. “Death” includes about eight pieces that represent the idea of closing one chapter and moving forward, Rutland says. “What’s interesting about this show is it includes older works so it’s not just brand-new
Transformer Station “Death” | Anicka Yi On view: Oct. 11 through Jan. 17, 2015 Julia Wachtel exhibition On view: Oct. 11 through Jan. 17, 2015
’r “Sister,” 2011. Anicka Yi (Korean, b. 1971). Tempura-fried flowers, cotton turtleneck; dimensions variable. Collection Jay Gorney and Tom Heman, New York. Photo courtesy of 47 Canal, New York.
“The Possibility of an Island II,” 2012. Anicka Yi (Korean, b. 1971).Custom glass perfume bottle, saline water, colored contact lenses, vinyl tubing, air pump; 135.89 x 35.56 x 35.56 cm. Private Collection. Photo credit: Joerg Lohse. Photo courtesy of 47 Canal, New York.
pieces,” he says. “It’s looking back almost on a past life that she’s produced in the past few years.” One piece in the exhibition, “Sister,” is a wall-based sculpture composed of a bright red turtleneck with a bouquet of flowers above it to symbolize a human head. Each flower has been purposely tempura-fried by Yi. “Over the period of the exhibition, the ‘head’ begins to wilt and droop and oil drips on the sweater and falls on the floor beneath it,” Rutland explains. “It literally looks like the woman is starting to sob. It’s very otherworldly but instantly a relatable object that has a human presence.” A new addition to the Cleveland exhibition is an installation of two dryer doors. Visitors are allowed to open each door and stick their head inside each chamber. The chambers are connected to scent diffusers that contain distinct fragrances Yi developed with the help of a master perfumer. “One fragrance will be sort of what Anicka envisioned as the state of our troubled society,
and the other one she describes as the beginning of all things. I think it will be a really incredible sculpture for visitors to engage with and think about,” Rutland says. The venue itself will be transformed for the exhibition. Rutland says the space that houses the art will incorporate a new rubber flooring system and accompanying bright red walls. “It sort of gives us this very bloody, almost romantic color, but in the same sense the rubber is very sterile. It’s sort of pushing the idea of a morgue or somewhere with a little more romantic charge to it,” Rutland says. Transformer Station, which opened to the public in its current form in early 2013, is starting to feature more contemporary artwork. Rutland believes Yi’s “Death” exhibition is a perfect fit for the gallery. “A lot of people who come there are looking for things that sort of push the boundaries of things we know and things we’ve experienced,” he says. “Anicka is an incredibly thoughtful artists who isn’t concerned with what her art is labeled as. She just makes it.” CV
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creativity Ohio Cityâ€™s Hingetown district is growing into a neighborhood where artistry, innovation and entrepreneurship intersect By Kristen Mott
PHOTO | Rising Star Coffee Roasters
PHOTO | Cleveland Tea Revival
Whether visitors prefer coffee or tea, Hingetown has them covered with both delectable drinks and inviting atmospheres.
here once was a time when Ohio City was synonymous with West 25th Street, a main thoroughfare lined with some of Cleveland’s most well-known bars and restaurants – and, of course, the venerable West Side Market. But that perception is shifting as the neighborhood’s cultural and culinary footprint expands north and west to the blossoming Hingetown district, so named because it serves as a geographical pivot between West 25th Street and the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood’s Gordon Square Arts. Sparking Hingetown’s development has been the Transformer Station, which has served as the Cleveland Museum of Art’s first bricks-andmortar venture into the West Side and drawn art enthusiasts since it opened to the public in 2013. As that’s attracted more visitors and increased foot traffic, and as new residential developments have popped up in the vicinity, a vibrant retail and dining scene has bloomed in Hingetown, situated largely on West 29th Street between Detroit and Clinton avenues. In short, Transformer Station visitors will find plenty of places to explore in Hingetown. Graham Veysey and Marika Shioiri-Clark have become known as the driving forces behind Hingetown. “Graham really knew what he wanted to do from the beginning,” says Robert Stockham, the general manager at Rising Star Coffee Roasters. “What he did here was create a neighborhood that had a lot of options and a lot of things to do. There’s a selection of shops that he chose to feature in this neighborhood that were really
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conducive to making it a walkable, enjoyable neighborhood.” Veysey renovated the Ohio City Firehouse on West 29th Street a few years ago and transformed it into a mixed-use building of offices and retail space. One store that quickly moved in was Rising Star. “We thought this was the best location for the store,” says owner Kim Jenkins, who previously owned a coffee roasting business in Richfield. “We decided to move up here to try to help transform the neighborhood and help create what is now Hingetown.” The shop is focused on selling handcrafted, high-quality beverages. “Rising Star’s mission is to create the finest coffee from the finest beans and create an overall coffee experience that is pleasing to all of your senses,” Stockham says. “The goal for us is not to do what everyone else is doing. We want to be known for producing the highest quality coffee and beverages.” Rising Star directly sources all of its coffee beans to ensure quality. The store boasts a full espresso bar with a single origin espresso and a blended version, as well as single cups of pour over coffee and coffee that’s brewed in a vacuum pot coffee maker. Alex Budin opened local tavern Jukebox earlier this year. A passionate music fan and proud Clevelander, Budin set out to create a different kind of bar. “Conceptually we’re a neighborhood bar with a music vibe,” says Budin of Jukebox. “I wanted to do something emblematic of the city but also create somewhat of a neighborhood
PHOTO | Michael C. Butz Participants in Sparx City Hop await a trolley outside of the Ohio City Firehouse, which is now home to businesses like Rising Star Coffee Roasters and Urban Orchid Floral Boutique.
tavern feel in this blossoming part of Ohio City called Hingetown.” Budin knew he wanted to open the bar on Cleveland’s Near West Side, and when he was pointed in the direction of Hingetown, he thought the location would present a great opportunity. The focal point of the bar is an old-school jukebox that houses up to 100 albums that are switched out on a monthly basis – and many of which are those of Cleveland-area bands. When a guest purchases a drink (the bar features 12 rotating craft beers on tap along with a selection of bottled beers and wine), he or she is given a few tokens to use to select songs on the jukebox. Budin believes the jukebox is symbolic of Cleveland’s own rock ‘n’ roll history and hopes the bar will reignite Clevelanders’ love of music. “I felt for a long time, after going to places around Cleveland and Chicago, that the art of a well-crafted jukebox was somewhat of a lost art,” Budin says. “People were switching more toward digital and almost shutting off jukeboxes entirely. We hope that people will come here and listen to some music that they’re unfamiliar with or haven’t heard in a while and it will trigger them to buy a concert ticket in the future.” When locals Michael George and Amber Pompeii moved to Seattle a few years ago, they realized what Cleveland was missing: a tea shop. After moving back to Cleveland last year, the couple began the search for a location for their store, Cleveland Tea Revival. They narrowed their options down to Lakewood, Tremont and Hingetown. canvascle.com
“We really liked Ohio City and we would spend a lot of time there while we were searching for a place,” George says. “It just dawned on us while we were sitting outside on a spring day and we said, ‘Look at how nice this area could be.’” Cleveland Tea Revival offers about 50 varieties of certified organic tea. George hopes the store will educate people about tea and give tea an image makeover. “People don’t always realize what tea is,” he says. “People grow up with tea as a secondary beverage to coffee. We wanted to make it more accessible to people who are younger, because it’s a great drink.” Other places to check out in Hingetown include Urban Orchid Floral Boutique, an upscale floral shop; BEET JAR Juicebar & Takeaway, which features cold-pressed juices and a menu filled with vegan and organic options; Kutya Rev - Ohio City Dog Haven, a pet supply store; and Blow Hair and Nail, a salon and spa. Hingetown also is home to one of six Zagster bike-share stations in Ohio City. After exploring Hingetown, be sure to venture over to the heart of Ohio City on West 25th Street. Besides the West Side Market, Ohio City is home to numerous restaurants and bars. For brunch, lunch or dinner, check out Bonbon Pastry and Cafe, Crop Bistro & Bar, TownHall Ohio City, Le Petit Triangle Cafe and The Flying Fig. Prefer a drink instead? Consider Great Lakes Brewing Company, Nano Brew, The Black Pig, ABC The Tavern, Market Garden Brewery or Market Avenue Wine Bar, among many others. CV 19
Colin Lyons tells tales of industrial decay through art at SPACES
reborn By Kristen Mott
â€œAutomatic Ruin (detail),â€? zinc etching plates, copper sulphate, galvanized steel. Photo by Paul Litherland. 20
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rowing up in Petrolia, Canada, a city widely known as Canada’s original oil boomtown, artist Colin Lyons was heavily influenced by his environment. “I grew up kind of surrounded by signs of failed industry,” says Lyons, who currently lives in British Columbia. “There’s evidence of that past oil boom all around. There’s an old historic oil field and huge Victorian mansions that are run down now.” Lyons’ fascination with industrial ruins and failed economies is evident in his first U.S. solo exhibit, “Automatic Ruins,” which makes its debut Nov. 14 at SPACES Gallery in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood.
The exhibit explores ruins and the idea of obsolescence through printmaking, sculpture and chemical experiments. The idea for the exhibit developed after Lyons made a mistake while experimenting with etching plates. “The process I’m using with a lot of the pieces in ‘Automatic Ruins’ came out of an experiment with etching and etching plates,” he explains. “After printing them, I soldered the plates together and scraped away at them. During one of my first experiments I basically made a mistake and put some of the plates in the wrong chemicals and it began to grow this almost crustaceous, ruin-like structure on it. That was the starting point for this series of work.”
SPACES Gallery “Automatic Ruin” | Colin Lyons Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 On view through Jan. 16, 2015 “Process” | Irina Spicaka Opening reception: 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 14 On view through Jan. 9, 2015 canvascle.com
“Archive,” photo etching, 2011, 6 inches by 6 inches
Besides being influenced by his hometown, Lyons’ work also is affected by his time spent working in a historical museum in Canada. While at the museum, Lyons spent many hours working with historical artifacts, and was inspired to make replicas of a number of pieces from the museum’s collection using etching plates. “I turned the role of the museum on its head to basically create ruins out of these objects and kind of reimagine what these objects would have looked like had they been left to decay rather than be preserved for 50 or 100 years,” Lyons says. The “Automatic Ruins” exhibit features one large platform displaying about 25 of these ruins. The exhibit also will highlight Cleveland’s 22
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own storied industrial history. A portion of the exhibit, titled “A Modern Cult of Monuments,” will consist of historically significant rubble left behind by restoration projects in Cleveland. Lyons enlisted Marilyn Simmons, the gallery manager at SPACES, to help locate historic buildings in Cleveland that are being renovated and secure pieces of rubble for him to incorporate into the exhibit. Lyons was attracted to the architecture of the Fairmont Creamery building in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, which is being converted into apartments, offices and commercial space. Once he arrives in Cleveland, Lyons hopes to use a lithographic process to polish the pieces of concrete to a mirror finish. Once polished, Lyons will create lithographic im-
“There’s evidence of that past oil boom all around. There’s an old historic oil field and huge Victorian mansions that are run down now.” Colin Lyons ages on the pieces of concrete. A short history detailing the significance of the building will accompany the rubble in the exhibit. Simmons says the exhibit will showcase the history of Cleveland and how objects disintegrate and change. “People will get the history of what he’s found in Cleveland and they’ll get the fascination of how metal and stone can putrefy over time,” Simmons says. The third part of the exhibit, “Time Machine for Abandoned Futures,” will feature a large chemical-based sculpture that utilizes etching-powered batteries to electro-clean and electro-etch ruins that Lyons finds at various abandoned industrial sites. “It’s sort of an archeological process,” Lyons explains. “I’m using an etching process
to clean and restore the ruins, but then I’m etching the markings of where the deterioration used to be to paint a sort of topographical map.” Since many of the pieces in the exhibit will be submerged in a chemical solution, Simmons says it will be exciting to see how each item changes during the two months of the exhibit. “Some of the objects are submerged in chemical solutions that essentially activate the process of turning the object into a ruin during the course of the exhibition,” she says. “Hopefully by the end of the exhibit things will have totally changed, because the pieces are constantly under pressure while they’re here. Colin basically takes the rubble of pieces that have been abandoned and gives them new life.” CV
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Join us at PlayhouseSquare for the annual lighting of Downtown
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Witness the Beauty of Downtown in December
owntown in December is the perfect setting for celebrating holiday traditions, new and old. This year, holiday magic will begin on Nov. 29 during Winterfest at PlayhouseSquare under the new GE chandelier. GE, with the help of IBEW Local 38, Cleveland Public Power and the RTA, will light our city’s urban core with thousands of sparkling lights, down Euclid Avenue from PlayhouseSquare to Public Square. Start your holiday festivities in PlayhouseSquare but be sure to take in everything Downtown has to offer this season by following the lights down Euclid Avenue. Start your holiday shopping at the 5th Street Arcades, which will feature the Cleveland Bazaar. On East Fourth Street, experience the festive fare of some of Downtown Cleveland’s most popular restaurants. Take in a longtime Cleveland tradition by visiting Horseshoe Casino’s festive window displays in the historic Higbee Building. In Tower City, warm up while celebrating the 25th year of the Toy Soldier holiday performances. Olmsted Performing Arts will also be providing entertainment at Tower City, and the Observation Deck will be open for guests to get the best views of Downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland Public Library will start off the season with toy trains in the lobby and will also host a holiday-themed family music program and children’s activities throughout the day. Outside the library, take a ride on a horsedrawn carriage for a unique view of Downtown Cleveland’s historic architecture. In the evening, get cozy by the permanent fire pit at U.S. Bank Plaza back in PlayhouseSquare and see the main attraction, a show including musical performances, the lighting of Downtown and fireworks for the finale. Experience Downtown’s beauty and create new memories for a lifetime.
old is new again
Jessica Newell blends past, present in work that in ways mirrors Cleveland’s current renaissance Story and photography by Michael C. Butz
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hen people think of Cleveland’s past and present these days, they often do so through the lens of its gritty industrial heritage and the present-day Rust Belt Chic movement it’s begotten – understandably so, considering how dominant smokestacks and third shifts once were in fact and in folklore. But go back to an even earlier golden age in Cleveland’s history, and you’ll recall a slightly different city – a city that over the course of about 20 years in the early 1900s welcomed iconic cultural institutions like the Cleveland Museum of Art, Severance Hall, and the theaters of PlayhouseSquare, and in many other ways enjoyed the spoils of being the fifth-largest city in the country. It’s this bygone era of Cleveland that Jessica Newell captures in her most recent – and quite public – work: the mural that adorns the arched ceiling of the United Bank Building’s lobby in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood. Newell pulled inspiration for the mural both from the 1920s-era building itself, which is diagonally opposite the West Side Market at the intersection of West 25th Street and Lorain Avenue, and from its surroundings. “I was fascinated with the history of this building and the fact that it’s in a market district,” says Newell, herself an Ohio City resident. “I wanted to try to blend those two ideas together. I did a lot of research on the building itself
but also on the neighborhood, and I thought, ‘This is really a place where it’s an urban, walkable neighborhood.’ I wanted to capture some of these different historical sites in Cleveland and kind of go off the idea that market sites are where you really see a lot of people of all different walks of life coming together.” As a result, Newell combined images of Parisian street life and open-air markets with her old-photograph-based depictions of Cleveland’s past, including a pre-Terminal Tower Public Square, Millionaire’s Row, Doan’s Corners (Euclid Avenue and East 105th Street, where the first streetlight was installed), the former Alhambra Apartment Building at Wade Park Avenue and East 86th Street, and an eastward look down Euclid Avenue that features the Hippodrome Theater and Euclid Avenue Opera House. Her Impressionist scenes capture a vibrant, flourishing city – the type of city that features elements touted and sought by those who emphasize walkability and arts-and-culture offerings in crafting Cleveland’s current renaissance. “I want people to put themselves inside the painting,” Newell says. “As they’re standing in the lobby and they’re looking up, I want them to envision themselves in a place that almost was Cleveland and what possibly could be Cleveland again as we start to see a transformation.” The project was commissioned by Skylight Financial Group, which moved from downtown
Georgi Silvia of Old Brooklyn, left, and Taylor Horen of Cleveland Heights look at pieces on display at Jessica’s Gallery, Jessica Newell’s workspace and gallery in the 5th Street Arcades, during Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s Sparx City Hop in September.
“I put myself at the art museum, you don’t see it on the sample (upstairs at Skylight), but downstairs, there’s a female painter with her easel set up. That’s me.” Jessica Newell
Cleveland into the Ohio City building – also home to Crop Bistro & Bar, Penzeys Spices, Bonbon Pastry & Cafe and Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt – not long before Newell started her work in April. Skylight also has opened a rooftop event space, which not only offers a 10-stories-tall view of downtown Cleveland’s skyline but also currently serves as home to Newell’s initial renderings for the mural. There, one can see the creative process evolve from 16-inch-by-20-inch sketches to what would later be painted on the lobby’s 8-feet-by-16-feet panels. The mural isn’t Newell’s only recent work. When not working on it – which she often did seven days a week – Newell retreated to her gallery and studio in the Fifth Street Arcades (itself undergoing a renaissance in recent years) to compose evocative shoreline landscapes that use both light and dark tones to bring about senses of calm and unrest. “Being a creative type, you can’t put it down. You constantly want to work, and you have these things that are inside of you that you want to get out. So, it was nice to have something to come home to,” she says. “I was looking for something different from being precise. With the mural, there’s a lot of measuring and making sure the perspective is correct. So I really desired something more fluid and peaceful and that would bring me a different sense about it. I didn’t have to be so careful.” Those paintings are on display at Jessica’s Gallery as part of “Coalesce,” an exhibition 28
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that also features the work of Italian fine art photographer Simone Zeffiro. Newell and Zeffiro’s efforts were a featured stop along Downtown Cleveland Alliance’s Sparx City Hop in September. Newell’s path to painting professionally wasn’t a straight one. Though she exhibited an early interest in creative ventures – from watching her mom work on commissioned paintings to writing and illustrating her own books – she pursued psychology as an adult. That eventually landed her a position teaching cognitive psychology at Cleveland State University, which in turn led to her living at nearby Tower Press. Much of her workweek was consumed by research and lesson plans, but her spare time was spent painting. Surrounded by a community of like-minded artists at Tower Press, though, the tide started to turn – to the extent she ultimately decided to purse her passion. Fastforward to today, and her painting now defines her workweek. “I’m exactly where I wanted to be,” she says. In more ways than one, it seems. In the same way she invites those who view her Cleveland mural to put themselves in that painting, she put herself in one of them – literally. “I put myself at the art museum,” says a smiling Newell, referring to her depiction of the Cleveland Museum of Art. “You don’t see it on the sample (upstairs at Skylight), but downstairs, there’s a female painter with her easel set up. “That’s me.” CV
Auditions in Cleveland
or quite some time, student artists have eagerly anticipated this time of year. Why? Because it’s audition season, of course! One of the most anticipated audition tours comes courtesy of Michigan’s Interlochen Center for the Arts. Interlochen enjoys a reputation as one of the finest arts education establishments in the world. Its limited Arts Academy slots are hotly contested and much sought after the world over, and its Summer Arts Camp is a much-lauded destination for young artists from around the world as well. One of the first steps these young artists take as they begin their Interlochen journey is auditioning. While many students, along with their families, choose to come to Interlochen’s campus for auditions, or turn their auditions in online, once per year Interlochen comes to them. While these auditions have been traditionally for dance students only, Interlochen added in Music and Theatre to a select number of stops last year and found that the demand for audition opportunities for these art forms was certainly present throughout the nation. With that in mind, Interlochen Center for the Arts has launched a robust Audition Tour, set to begin in January 2015. This tour will stop in nine cities across the United States, including Cleveland on Jan. 11 at the Cleveland Ballet. Students attending these auditions will have the opportunity to meet with Interlochen arts directors, admissions officers and more. These events are also much more than just auditions. Some stops will feature master classes with Interlochen’s world-renowned faculty, question-and-answer sessions, audition critiques and, in some cases, on-the-spot audition results. For these young artists, the chance to study their art at an institution that has seen
the likes of Josh Groban, Jill Moffitt Nicklaus, Chip Davis, Kiku Collins, Ani Kavafian, David Blum, Ben Foster, Sara Gilbert, Felicity Huffman, Tom Hulce, Dermot Mulroney, Sean Young, Michelle Fairley and many more pass through its halls and forest pathways is an opportunity that certainly does not come along every day. The Jan. 11 Cleveland Ballet audition does require pre-registration. To register, as well as learn more about the tour as a whole – including its other stops and all of the arts areas involved – visit Interlochen.org/audition2015.
A Akron Art Museum “Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing” | Trenton Doyle Hancock On view: Sept. 6 through Jan. 4, 2015 “Intuitive Structures” | John Pearson On view: Sept. 20 through Feb. 8, 2015 “Vita Post Mortum” | Butch Anthony On view: Nov. 6 through Jan. 25, 2015 30
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Trenton Doyle Hancock When They Found Me, I Wasn’t There, 2011 Ink, acrylic, collage on paper 10 x 6 ¼ inches Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York
A Trenton Doyle Hancock’s drawings contemporize age-old conflicts
star rises also
By Jacqueline Mitchell
t a relatively young 40 years, Trenton Doyle Hancock has achieved a great amount of critical acclaim. But the artist – one of the youngest to be featured in the Whitney Biennial Exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York – would rather reimagine himself as his alter ego, Torpedo Boy. Muscular and sporting a yellow T-shirt emblazoned with a bright pink letter “T,” the character, which Hancock first concocted in fourth grade, is reminiscent of Superman, but infused with many of Hancock’s own qualities. Torpedo Boy makes an appearance in much of Hancock’s work, which will be featured in the Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries at the Akron Art Museum until Jan. 4, 2015, in the exhibit “Trenton Doyle Hancock: Skin and Bones, 20 Years of Drawing.” Viewers can expect an array of work, as the exhibit features over 300 pieces, ranging from drawings Hancock made during his time as a student up until a body of work that he created just a few months ago.
“He is both an outstanding draftsman and an amazing storyteller,” Chief Curator Jan Driesbach says. “He’s developed a kind of myth that’s been a very key part of his work.” The epic narrative of the myth, featuring Torpedo Boy, pits the Mounds, the protagonist animal-plant hybrids that populate the whimsical landscape Hancock has developed, against their mortal enemies, the Vegans, in a reinvention of the classic struggle between good and evil. He uses this fantastical setting as a vehicle to address serious issues. Hancock’s two roommates at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia were the first vegans he ever met, inspiring the name of his villainous characters. It was at this time that he began developing his 20-year mythology. Hancock classifies the Vegans – thin, powerless, unhappy characters – as a stand-in for anyone who takes a position to the extreme, and his artwork illustrates what can result from that attitude. Influenced by abstract expressionism and artists such as Philip Guston and Henry Darger, Hancock also draws upon comics,
Trenton Doyle Hancock | Fear Drawing, 2008 | Mixed media on paper | 9 x 12 inches Courtesy the artist and James Cohan Gallery, New York graphic novels, film, his toy collection and pop culture for inspiration. “He pretty much looks at and seeps up everything,” Driesbach says. Drawing is a medium that artists use informally to work out ideas, says Driesbach, so Hancock’s work offers a unique insight into the artist’s thinking process. “It’s opportunity to see an artist in-depth,” she says. Aside from his drawings, the exhibit also will feature paintings, a video Hancock recently created, wallpaper, murals and a ballet he choreographed. His technique and materials have become much more abundant over the years, says Driesbach. He recently began creating elaborate collages. “They’re all new avenues he’s exploring as we go through the course of the exhibition,” Driesbach says. The African American artist grew up in Paris, Texas, and his experience living there has influenced his artwork, which he creates as a form of social discourse, using visual art to stimulate a dialogue. Some elements of his work are confrontational and provocative, and some are humorous. His stepfather, a Baptist preacher, instilled in him a love of language, so Hancock frequently uses anagrams and word play in his work. “He engages us with ideas and is really 32
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geared toward creating a conversation,” she says. Much of his work is in black and white, but he also has a wonderful color sense, says Driesbach. “There are a number of pieces that have very lively color palettes,” she says. Hancock spent 10 days at the Akron Art Museum during the exhibit’s installation, choosing the colors of walls and handwriting text on them. “He’s so bright and extraordinarily articulate,” Driesbach says. “I was very much impressed. When we were going through our galleries, he would spend time with virtually every artwork on our walls.” The exhibit, which has five thematic sections, is organized somewhat chronologically. The first gallery showcases early drawings and cartoons he drew for his college newspaper at what was formerly East Texas State University. Hancock’s subjects have changed and evolved over the past 20 years. His portraits, which date back to his undergrad years, became darker in 2010, when his father passed away and he began analyzing himself in a different way. “What makes the exhibit unique is really the combination it offers of exquisite stories, exquisite drawings and wonderful storytelling that also addresses some serious contemporary issues,” Driesbach says. CV
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage
State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda
“Propaganda is a truly terrible weapon in the hands of an expert,” wrote Adolf Hitler in 1924. During the subsequent two decades, the Nazis developed a sophisticated propaganda machine and showed the world bold new ways to use this tool. A multimedia exhibition organized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is coming to Northeast Ohio that vividly illustrates propaganda’s insidious allure. “State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda” opens at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage on Nov. 13, 2014 and will be on view through March 15, 2015. “Adolf Hitler was an avid student of propaganda and borrowed techniques from the Allies in World War I, his Socialist and Communist rivals, the Italian Fascist Party, as well as modern advertising,” explains exhibition curator Steven Luckert. “Drawing upon these models, he successfully marketed the Nazi Party, its ideology and himself to the German people.” Hitler personally adapted the ancient symbol of the swastika and the emotive colors of red, black and white to create the movement’s flag, and in doing so, established a potent visual identity that has branded the Nazi Party ever since. “State of Deception” not only examines how the Nazis used propaganda to win broad voter support in Germany’s young democracy after World War I and implement radical programs under the party’s dictatorship in the 1930s, but it challenges museum-goers to think critically about the messages they encounter today. “We’re offering a series of public programs on topics ranging from the power of film to ethics in the digital age,” says Maltz Museum executive director Ellen Rudolph. “These events are designed to help visitors contemplate what constitutes propaganda, explore the relationship between words and actions, and consider the way they consume information.” Coming soon to the Maltz Museum: “Chasing Dreams: Baseball & Becoming American” (April 9 – Sept. 7, 2015) Baseball’s legends and myths, its heroes and flops, its struggles and its moments of triumph tell our national story. This exhibition, organized by the National Museum of American Jewish Heritage, explores the central role our national pastime has played in the identity of Jews and other minority communities. canvascle.com
From a poster for the film “S.A. Mann Brand,” 1933. Kunstbibliothek Berlin/BPK, Berlin/Art Resource, New York
“Behind the Enemy Powers: the Jew.” Hanisch, artist; ca. 1942. – United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Helmut Eschwege
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MIX at CMA (Cleveland)
3: Walk All Over Waterloo (Cleveland) 10: Tremont ArtWalk (Cleveland) 10-12: Algonquin Mill Fall Festival (Carrollton) 10-13: Little Italyâ€™s Columbus Day Art Walk Weekend (Cleveland) 10-18: Cleveland Beer Week (Cleveland) 11:
Heights Music Hop (Cleveland Heights)
Cleveland Flea (Cleveland)
11-12: Covered Bridge Festival (Ashtabula County) 17: Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios (Cleveland) 18: Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show (Fairlawn) 23: Lakewood Chocolate Walk (Lakewood) 34
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7: MIX at CMA (Cleveland) 7: Walk All Over Waterloo (Cleveland) 14: Tremont ArtWalk (Cleveland) 14-16: By Hand Fine Art & Craft Fair (Cleveland) 15-16: Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show (Rocky River) 21: Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios (Cleveland) 22-23: Cleveland Flea Holiday Kickoff Market (Cleveland) 29: Winterfest (Cleveland) 29: Winter Wine & Ale Fest (Cleveland) 29-30: 6th Annual Crafty Mart (Akron)
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Crafty Mart and Cleveland Bazaar’s Manly Mart (Cleveland)
Little Italy Art Walk (Cleveland)
E.J. Thomas Christmas Arts & Crafts Show (Akron)
Holiday CircleFest (Cleveland)
Tremont ArtWalk (Cleveland)
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Avant-Garde Art & Craft Show (Cleveland Heights)
Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios (Cleveland)
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2: MIX at CMA (Cleveland) 2: Walk All Over Waterloo (Cleveland) 9: Tremont ArtWalk (Cleveland) 16: Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios (Cleveland) February 6: MIX at CMA (Cleveland) 6: Walk All Over Waterloo (Cleveland) 13: Tremont ArtWalk (Cleveland) 20: Third Fridays at 78th Street Studios (Cleveland) 21: Brite Winter Festival (Cleveland)
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Akron Art Museum 1 S. High St., Akron P: 330-376-9185 W: akronartmuseum.org Allen Memorial Art Museum 87 N. Main St., Oberlin P: 440-775-8665 W: oberlin.edu/amam Artists Archives of the Western Reserve 1834 E. 23rd St., Cleveland P: 216-721-9020 W: artistsarchives.org The Butler Institute of American Art 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown P: 330-743-1107 W: butlerart.com Canton Museum of Art 1001 Market Ave. N, Canton P: 330-453-7666 W: cantonart.org. The Children’s Museum of Cleveland 10730 Euclid Ave., Cleveland P: 216-791-7114 W: clevelandchildrensmuseum.org Cleveland Botanical Garden 11030 East Blvd., Cleveland P: 216-721-1600 W: cbgarden.org Cleveland Cultural Gardens East Boulevard & Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Rockefeller Park, Cleveland P: 216-321-7807 W: culturalgardens.org
Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel NEW! at the History Center. Ride a hand-carved horse on a historic Carousel. Admission includes 2 ride tokens. WESTERN www.wrhs.org • 216-721-5722 RESERVE HISTORICAL 10825 E. Blvd Cleveland, OH SOCIETY 36
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Museum Listings Cleveland Museum of Natural History 1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland P: 216-231-4600 W: cmnh.org Discovery starts with amazing finds. From prehistoric dinosaurs and sparkling rare gems to captivating live animals and distant planets in the Shafran Planetarium, The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is an exciting place to explore the Earth and beyond. Discovery starts here! Cleveland Museum of Art 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland P: 888-262-0033 W: clevelandart.org Crawford Auto Aviation Collection The History Center in University Circle 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland P: 216-721-5722 W: wrhs.org Great Lakes Science Center 601 Erieside Ave., Cleveland P: 216-694-2000 W: greatscience.com We make science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) come alive! Enjoy hundreds of handson exhibits, NASA Glenn Visitor Center, six-story OMNIMAX Theater, daily science demonstrations, educational programs, seasonal camps and family workshops. “MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition” runs from Feb. 7 through May 3, 2015. Discounted parking in attached parking garage. Kent State University Museum Rockwell Hall 515 Hilltop Drive, Kent P: 330-672-3450 W: kent.edu/museum
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage 2929 Richmond Road, Beachwood P: 216-593-0575 W: maltzmuseum.org The Maltz Museum introduces visitors to the beauty and diversity of that heritage in the context of the American experience. It promotes an understanding of Jewish history, religion and culture, and builds bridges of appreciation and understanding with those of other religions, races, cultures and ethnicities. It’s an educational resource for Northeast Ohio’s Jewish and general communities. Massillon Museum 121 Lincoln Way East, Massillon P: 330-833-4061 W: massillonmuseum.org The Massillon Museum, where art and history come together, brings cultural excitement to Northeastern Ohio. Upcoming exhibits: Stark County Artists Exhibition, Ohio Collage Society Exhibition, “Ludlow Prep,” “1929.” The Immel Circus, football gallery, Civil War display and Studio M change regularly. Enjoy a unique shop, vintage photobooth and new lobby café. Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland 11400 Euclid Ave., Cleveland P: 216-421-8671 W: mocacleveland.org Pro Football Hall of Fame 2121 George Halas Drive NW, Canton P: 330-456-8207 W: Profootballhof.com
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Museum Listings The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum 1100 Rock and Roll Blvd., Cleveland P: 216-781-ROCK W: rockhall.com The greatest stories and biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll shine on at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland. The experience includes four theaters, multiple interactive stations and seven floors of exhibits that tell the story of the world’s most powerful art form. Rockefeller Park Greenhouse 750 E. 88th St., Cleveland P: 216-664-3103 W: facebook.com/RockefellerGreenhouse The Shaker Historical Society 16740 South Park Blvd, Shaker Heights P: 216-921-1201 W: shakerhistory.org The Shaker Historical Society tells the story of Shaker Heights’ past, present and future from the North Union Shakers to the Van Sweringens. While learning about Shaker Heights history, take a look at the Jack & Linda Lissauer Art Gallery, where local artists are featured. Western Reserve Historical Society The History Center in University Circle 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland P: 216-721-5722 W: wrhs.org The Western Reserve Historical Society’s History Center is located in the Cleveland’s thriving University Circle. The History Center features two historic mansions, exhibits featuring historic vehicles
and fashion, and the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, which will be open and operational again beginning Nov. 22, 2014. “1964: When Browns Town was Title Town,” opened Sept.5, 2014.
Ohio and beyond The Andy Warhol Museum 117 Sandusky St., Pittsburgh P: 412-237-8300 W: warhol.org Carnegie Museum of Art 4400 Forbes Ave., Pittsburgh P: 412-622-3131 W: cmoa.org Cincinnati Art Museum 953 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati P: 513-721-2787 W: cincinnatiartmuseum.org Cincinnati Museum Center Union Terminal 1301 Western Ave., Cincinnati P: 513-287-7000 W: cincymuseum.org Columbus Museum of Art 480 E. Broad St., Columbus P: 614-221-6801 W: columbusmuseum.org Contemporary Arts Center 44 E. Sixth St., Cincinnati P: 513-345-8400 W: contemporaryartscenter.org
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Museum Listings COSI, The Center of Science & Industry 333 W. Broad St., Columbus P: 888-819-2674 W: cosi.org The Dayton Art Institute 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton P: 937-223-5277 W: daytonartinstitute.org Detroit Institute of Art 5200 Woodward Ave., Detroit P: 313-833-7900 W: dia.org Erie Art Museum 411 State St., Erie P: 814-459-5477 W: erieartmuseum.org
Skirball Museum Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion 3101 Clifton Ave., Cincinnati P: 513-487-3098 W: huc.edu/research/museums/skirballmuseum-cincinnati Toledo Museum of Art 2445 Monroe St., Toledo P: 419-255-8000 W: toledomuseum.org Wexner Center for the Arts 1871 N. High St., Columbus P: 614- 292-3535 W: wexarts.org
The Mattress Factory Art Museum 500 Sampsonia Way, Pittsburgh P: 412-231-3169 W: mattress.org
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78th Street Studios 1300 W. 78th St., Cleveland W: 78thstreetstudios.com 78th Street Studios is the largest fine arts complex in Northeast Ohio, with more than 40 retail galleries, studios and other creative spaces all under one roof. All Matters Gallery 79 N. Main St., Chagrin Falls P: 440-247-8979 W: allmatters.net Owned by husband and wife Rainer Hildenbrand and Cynthia Gale, the gallery exhibits their nature-inspired art and work by more than 55 other artists. The gallery’s artists all celebrate earth’s beauty and wonder in their themes, materials and intent. For 23 years, All Matters has been a destination for patrons in 46 states and 18 countries.
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gallery Listings The Art Studio / Susan Porges 23945 Mercantile Road, Unit O, Beachwood P: 216-406-7494 W: susanporgesstudio.com Susan teaches art classes for all levels in a fun, friendly atmosphere, including oil, pastel, watercolor painting, calligraphy and portrait drawing. Workshops: “Understanding Values in Figure Painting” with Judith Carducci Nov 5-7, 2014. “Anatomy for the Artist” with Jennifer Giovannucci three Sundays: Oct. 26 and Dec. 7, 2014, and Jan. 11, 2015. Also offers a unique selection of custom framing.
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DANCECleveland Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (Israel) Saturday, November 8, 8pm Sunday, November 9, 3pm, 2014 Ohio Theatre PlayhouseSquare
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 8pm State Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Compagnie Käfig (Brazil/France)
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Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8pm Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare
Wendy Whelan Restless Creature Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8pm Ohio Theatre, PlayhouseSquare Image: KIBButz, urI nevo
gallery Listings The Bonfoey Gallery 1710 Euclid Ave., Cleveland P: 216-621-0178 W: bonfoey.com Northeast Ohio’s leading contemporary art gallery features the finest in regional contemporary art by more 200 artists in a 2,700-square-foot, two-floor gallery. Additional services include framing, carving, gilding, hand finishes, installation, art appraisal, art and frame restoration, and fine art shipping.
Dick Kleinman Fine Art Gallery 56 Shopping Plaza Drive, Chagrin Falls P: 440-600-2127 W: dickkleinmanfineart.com We serve as a showcase for The Art of Dr. Seuss as well as some important contemporary artists. We are committed to providing our clients with as much information about the artist and artwork as possible, and go to great effort to assure that the highest quality and value is established for every painting, fine art print and sculpture.
The Dancing Sheep 12712 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland P: 216-229-5770 A destination for those seeking the unique in clothing, gifts, and shopping experience or wanting to share the upbeat vitality and offbeat charm of Cleveland’s premier arts and antiques district, the gallery features one-of-a-kind and limited-edition wearable art, contemporary craft, and special baby gifts in a relaxed and welcoming setting.
Don Drumm Studios & Gallery 437 Crouse St., Akron P: 330-253-6268 W: dondrummstudios.com Consistently voted among the top contemporary craft galleries in the country, this fascinating, two-building showplace offers unique jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture and graphics created by more than 500 top American artists. Also featured are works by internationally renowned metal sculptor Don Drumm, whose collections include one-of-a-kind sculpture, home accessories, cookware and garden furnitur
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gallery Listings Group Ten Gallery 138 E. Main St., Kent P: 330-678-7890 W: grouptengallery.com Group Ten Gallery is a new artist-owned gallery in Kent. Ten award-winning professional artists with a wide variety of styles are represented. We present new special exhibitions every four to six weeks. Group Ten Gallery is in the heart of newly revived Kent, with exciting new shops and restaurants just steps away. Hartshorn Studios Tremont: 2342 Professor Ave., Cleveland 78th Street Studios: 1305 W. 80th St., Suite 022, Cleveland P: 216-403-2734 W: hartshornstudios.com Hartshorn Studios is home to a growing community of full-time working painters, sculptors and photographers serving an international clientele who seek artwork of elegance, craftsmanship and inspiration. The Studios are invested in enriching the
community through sharing skills and encouraging other artists. Our locations function both as full-time artists’ workshops and luxury retail galleries. Halem Studio Gallery 429 Carthage Ave., Kent P: 330-673-8632 (call for appointment) W: henryhalem.com Gallery features the unique glass and mixed media wall art and sculptures of Henry Halem, a pioneer in the American glass movement for more than 45 years. Found in The Cleveland Museum of Art, Corning Museum, Hokkaido Museum, Ferro Corporation and RTA. Available art on view by appointment and at www.henryhalem.com.
gallery Listings Harris Stanton Gallery 1370 W. Ninth St., Cleveland, 216-4718882 2301 W. Market St., Akron, 330-867-7600 W: HarrisStantonGallery.com Celebrating 28 years of international and regional fine art. The gallery’s mostly 20th and 21st century collection ranges from traditional to abstract contemporary and includes original works in a wide variety of media. Custom framing, appraisals, and home and office art consultations are also offered. Each gallery also hosts five special exhibitions each year. Interlochen Center for the Arts P.O. Box 199, Interlochen, MI P: 800-681-5912 W: interlochen.org Located in northwestern Michigan, Interlochen Center for the Arts offers world-class arts education programs. Grades 3-12 visit the campus during the Summer Arts Camp season, and grades 9-12 take part in Interlochen’s premier arts boarding high school. Interlochen also hosts hundreds of concerts and events throughout the year. Kokoon Arts Gallery 1305 W. 80th St., Cleveland 78th Street Studios P: 216-832-8212 W: wgsproductions.com Shows work by historic and contemporary artists using traditional and digital media. Exhibitions are usually thematic, showing unique visual translations by a number of artists working in different styles and media. Subjects range from animal life, changing landscapes and experimental abstraction to spiritual and metaphysical matters. Loganberry Books Annex Gallery 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Heights P: 216-795-9800 W: loganberrybooks.com Loganberry Books Annex Gallery features a monthly rotation of local artist exhibitions, with an opening reception the first Wednesday evening of every month. Annual shows include Altered Octavos (October) and Otis’ Old Curiosity Shop (December). Loganberry Books is an independent bookstore with 100,000 new, used and rare books.
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M.Gentile Studios 1588 E. 40th St., 1A, Cleveland P: 216-881-2818 W: mgentilestudios.com A personalized art resource for individuals, collectors and businesses. We offer assistance in the selection and preservation of artwork in many media. Our archival custom framing services are complemented by our skill in the installation of two- and three-dimensional artwork in a variety of residential and corporate settings. Mimi’s Muses W: mimismuses.com Mimi Becker, Ph.D., produces vibrant and unique pieces of artwork in the form of paintings, drawings and doodles. Her formal training is that of an abstract painter, and she expresses herself through line, color, shape and form. Pennello Gallery 12407 Mayfield Road, Cleveland P: 216-707-9390 W: pennellogallery.com Pennello Gallery specializes in contemporary American, Canadian and Israeli fine art and craft. You will always find a sophisticated selection, including many one-of-a-kind, studio glass, ceramics, wood, metal, tabletop, sculpture, unique Judaica and paintings in all media. You may call for an appointment to meet with our bridal registry specialists. Tricia Kaman Studio/ Gallery School House Galleries Little Italy 2026 Murray Hill Road, Unit 202, Cleveland “Fall Fantasy,” 18 x 24, Oil on Canvas, by artist Tricia Kaman. P: 216-559-6478 W: triciakaman.com Studio visits welcome by appointment Tricia’s studio features her fine art portrait and figurative paintings.
gallery/performing arts Listings WOLFS Gallery 13010 Larchmere Blvd., Cleveland P: 216-721-6945 W: wolfsgallery.com WOLFS has proudly been an important part of Cleveland’s art community for more than 35 years. We specialize in fine paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from the 17th century to present day, with a large selection of Cleveland School art. We provide certified accredited appraisals of fine art and antiques, and regularly present art salons. Wood Trader 13429 Cedar Road, Cleveland Heights P: 216-397-7671 W: woodtraderframing. com Preserve your unique treasures. Put the final touches on a room with great art and framing. Art will look best and bring joy to you and your space when it’s something personal, something you made, collected, inherited or simply love. The right frame can make a picture perfect for your home.
Performing Arts Beck Center for the Arts 17801 Detroit Ave., Lakewood P: 216-521-2540 W: beckcenter.org Beck Center for the Arts creates art experiences by providing critically-acclaimed professional theater on two stages, arts education for all ages and abilities in dance, music, theater, visual arts and creative arts therapies, outreach education and free exhibitions. Free onsite parking.
BOP STOP at the Music Settlement 2920 Detroit Ave., Cleveland P: 216-771-6551 W: themusicsettlement.org/calendar BOP STOP is a 4,000-square-foot state-of-the-art music venue and education center overlooking the shores of Lake Erie. Weekly events include jazz concerts, classical recitals, music classes, jam sessions, stand-up comedy and event rentals! Come eat, drink and play at The Music Settlement’s new Ohio City/ Hingetown location. DANCECleveland P: 216-241-6000 W: dancecleveland.org DANCECleveland brings world-class dance performances to Northeast Ohio! Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company from Israel: Nov. 8-9; Pilobolus: Jan. 31, 2015; the Brazilian dancers of Compagnie Käfig: March 7, 2015; and Wendy WhelanRestless Creature: April 25, 2015. Performances held at PlayhouseSquare. Dobama Theatre 2340 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights P: 216-932-3396 W: dobama.org Dobama Theatre’s mission is to premiere the best contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights in professional productions of the highest quality. Through educational and outreach programming, Dobama Theatre nurtures the development of theater artists and builds new audiences for the arts while provoking an examination of our contemporary world. Fine Arts Association 38660 Mentor Ave., Willoughby P: 440-951-7500 W: fineartsassociation.org The Fine Arts Association is a nonprofit arts organization housing all the arts under one roof. Arts education is offered both on-site and off-site for all ages and ability levels in the disciplines of music, art, dance, theatre, and music and art therapies. Fine Arts also presents a full season of theater, concerts and cultural activities.
Events Winterfest Downtown Cleveland Alliance Winterfest 2014 W: downtowncleveland.com/events/winterfest.aspx Downtown Cleveland is your prime destination for kicking off the holiday season! On Saturday, Nov. 29, bring your family to PlayhouseSquare for Winterfest, presented by Huntington. This all-day holiday celebration includes horse and carriage rides, the annual lighting of Downtown, musical entertainment with a firework finale and so much more!
Northcoast Promotions, Inc. P.O. Box 609401, Cleveland P: 216-570-8201 W: northcoastpromo.com Northcoast Promotions, Inc. specializes in organizing art shows, craft fairs and outdoor events. We work with for-profit and non-profit organizations, and host our own shows as well. 78th Street Studios Art Walk, every third Friday; Fridays at the Galleria, Fridays in November and December. For a complete list of shows, visit www.northcoastpromo.com.
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