• ROOMS TO LET- 6720 Forman Avenue

    ROOMS TO LET- 6720 Forman Avenue

    On July 28th and 29st, 2018 the next generation of Rooms To Let: CLE will transform vacant houses on three neighborhood streets as the innovative installation returns to Slavic Village for a fifth consecutive year. Led by Slavic Village Development, Rooms to Let seeks to re-envision one of Cleveland’s most diverse and authentic neighborhoods, as it strives to illuminate a community in the midst of recovery. Dozens of artists and makers will create works in vacant homes and vacant lots—the homes are slated for demolition. The event will also feature live music as well as interactive and performance art.

    This year vacant lots will be transformed with art installations and create the setting for hands-on activities. Additionally preceding the event artists, community members, and volunteer

    Artists transform spaces in three vacant homes in Slavic Village. They were selected by curators after an open call for artists. Curators this year include Dana DePew (artist), Scott Pickering (artist, resident), and Visit Arts Collective (artist collective) the curators will guide the transformations of properties at 6806 Fleet Avenue, 6904 Fleet Ave, and 6720 Forman Avenue. The event check-in, beer garden, hands-on art, music, and food will be located at the event hub 6520 Sebert in the Slavic Village Lavender Garden.

    Artists participating this year include the following: Dana Depew, Scott Pickering, The Visit Arts Collective, Gina Washington, Chester Hopkins-Bey, Broadway School of Music and Arts, Liz Maugans, Zygote Press, and Soulcraft.

    www.facebook.com/roomstoletcle/

  • CAN TRIENNIAL

    CAN TRIENNIAL

    Unrest

    The secret lives of teenage girls, the inner battles, bullying, and peer pressure, often are played out in restrooms. In a school environment, these restrooms offer a place of respite from boys, teachers and crowds. Restrooms can also become places of stress, because they are unsupervised zones where girls are privy to fights.

    This series of work is driven by these issues facing teenage girls. It began with an anonymous survey addressing teenage girls’ self-image, beauty standards, and peer relationships. Many of the young women document stories of girls using restrooms as places to find a private moment to cry, self-judge, or even change into clothes unsanctioned at home. Because the survey was anonymous, the girls answered with unbridled honesty about the pain they feel for one another, as well as the pain they inflict on each other and themselves.

    This series will be on display at the W. 78th Street Studios during the 2018 CAN Triennial.

    CAN Triennial

  • from WOMAN XI: created by women, of women and about women

    from WOMAN XI: created by women, of women and about women

    February 25 - March 30, 2018

    Artist Reception: Sunday, March 25, 2018, 3:30 - 5 pm.

    Celebrate Women's History Month

    Curated by Mary Urbas

    Women of Achievement Awards: Sunday, March 25, 2 PM

    Sponsored by Lakeland's Women's Center

  • The New Masters: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio

    The New Masters: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio

    Feb. 16 – March 23, 2018

    As students of art history know, the "Old Masters" were the European painters regarded as the best artists before about 1800. And they were, for the most part, men.

    Ursuline College's Florence O'Donnell Wasmer Gallery turned that concept on its head this winter by inviting women artists of Northeast Ohio to submit artworks for a juried exhibition. More than 100 residents responded to the call.

    The New Masters: Women Artists of Northeast Ohio, opens with a reception and awards ceremony on Friday, February 16, 5-8pm.

    Join us for this engaging exhibition and help celebrate the creativity, skill and vision of women artists in our midst. At the Feb. 16 opening, enjoy entertainment, catered refreshments and the excitement of the cash prize award announcements.

    The gallery is free and open to the public.

    Gallery Hours
    Wasmer Gallery hours during the academic year are:
    Tuesday-Friday, 12-5pm; Saturday and Sunday, 1:30-4:30pm; closed Monday.

  • MetroHealth Permanent Art Collection

    MetroHealth Permanent Art Collection

    LAND Studio is working with MetroHealth to line the walls with original artwork.

    In December 2017, they purchased the following 3 pieces that will be on display at the Parma MetroHealth location:

    Glitter Cake, oil on canvas with glitter detail, 34" x 20"
    Button Cake, oil on canvas with button detail, 34" x 20"
    Sequined Cake, oil on canvas with sequin detail, 34" x 20"

    MetroHealth
    12301 Snow Road
    Parma, OH 44130

  • State of the Arts 2017- Ohio University, School of Art + Design

    State of the Arts 2017- Ohio University, School of Art + Design

    September 26- October 14, 2017

    Ohio University's annual juried exhibition open to all high school art educators currently teaching visual arts in Ohio and the surrounding region. Submissions are juried by School of Art + Design faculty, with awards selected by an outside guest juror.

    Awards and exhibition reception scheduled for Monday Oct. 9 from 1–3 p.m. at the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall, Athens.

    Ohio University: School of the Arts website

  • The Artist's Trust- MOCA Cleveland

    The Artist's Trust- MOCA Cleveland

    June 2- September 17, 2017

    The Artists Trust is a community art project, a collection of self portraits by artists from the region. Given the opportunity to exhibit at MOCA, Liz Maugans conceived to give other people the opportunity too—as many other people as she could.


    The Artists Trust invitation

  • OAEA Northeast Ohio-Outstanding Art Educator of the Year

    OAEA Northeast Ohio-Outstanding Art Educator of the Year

    November 2017, Sarah Curry will be named Northeast Ohio Outstanding Art Educator of the Year by The Ohio Art Education Association.

    OAEA website

  • Monster Drawing Rally 2017: A Live Drawing Event + Fundraiser

    Monster Drawing Rally 2017:  A Live Drawing Event + Fundraiser

    May 11, 2017

    Monster Drawing Rally is a live drawing event and fundraiser featuring over 100 artists. During the 7th annual Monster Drawing Rally, SPACES will turn artists' private studio practices into public performance. Cleveland's freshest artists will create new artworks on the spot, with materials provided by SPACES. When the drawings are completed, they will be hung on the walls for purchase at $75 each + tax. Demystifying a process that usually takes place in the privacy of the studio, the Monster Drawing Rally allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation in the public domain.

    Monster Drawing Rally photos

  • from Woman X

    from Woman X

    February 26- March 31, 2017

    Lakeland Community College has presented an exhibition featuring only female artists every year for the past 10 years in honor of Women's History Month. This exhibition was curated by Mary Urbas.

    Cleveland Scene article

  • Mark Makers-Art Exhibit at UCO CHK Central Boathouse

    Mark Makers-Art Exhibit at UCO CHK Central Boathouse

    February 8- May 8, 2017

    An Art Exhibit Curated by Narciso Argüelles exploring the art of Drawing. Artists include Jeffrey Baykal-Rollins, Sarah Curry, JP Morrison Lans, Brianne Humphreys, Jerry Bennett, Sarah Atlee, Bryon Perdue, Brady Scott, and Katherine Liontas-Warren

    Mark Makers Exhibit

  • Likeness

    Likeness

    January 13- February 26, 2017

    Heights Arts' exhibition “Likeness” is curated by Heights Arts founding board member Sharon Grossman and brings together six Northeast Ohio artists who approach the portrait from different perspectives. They are playful with both point of view and materials, expressing information with color, texture, and medium. Rather than necessarily depicting the head and shoulders of the sitter as in the traditional definition of a portrait, these works delve into a deeper meaning of portraiture: images that reveal something of the character of the subject, sometimes in most unexpected ways.

    The following artists are showcased: Sarah Curry, painting; Susan Gallagher, ceramics; Bernadette Glorioso, painting on repurposed fabric; Dave King, mixed media drawing; Daniel Levin, photography; Mary Ann Tipple, fiber arts. One wall will be dedicated to self portraits by the artists.

    Heights Arts website