Thanks to Cleveland Magazine for publishing REALNEO images of Van Duzer and Convivium33

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 12/04/2006 - 15:13.

 St. Josephat Hall, Home of Convivium 33 Gallery


I was very please to be contacted, last month, by the editor of Cleveland Magazine and told they were writing a feature article on the remarkable St. Josephat Hall, home of the spectacular Convivium33 Gallery, which had just hosted a show of the great work of old family friend Clarence Van Duzer, and that the magazine would like to use in their article some of the photos and collages I had posted to REALNEO about that show. Well, the Cleveland Magazine article featuring all that, "Angel Investor" is in the December issue, now out, and very exciting.

  The article is only available online to subscribers, so you must either subscribe, buy the magazine at the newstand, or catch it at the library or a friend's. It starts on page 124 and is more valuable than just for the great pictures as the subject is Alenka Banco, who restored the St. Josephat church to feature the Convivium 33 gallery, and operates that in a way not seen in NEO before, like hosting a "Dinner with Art" program mentioned in the Cleveland Magazine article. You'll have to read the article yourself to learn more, and plan to attend the next opening or showing at Convivium 33 to see this amazing space and place for yourself... lucky for you, that opportunity comes this Friday, December 8, with their 1st Anniversary Exhibition, featuring Christopher Pekoc... see below:


Convivium33 Gallery at Josaphat Arts Hall in cooperation with the Bonfoey Gallery presents: CHRISTOPHER PEKOC- EVOLUTION 1964-2006

curated by Henry Adams, a Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University and former curator of American Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Adams is an award-winning art historian and author of more than 200 publications on American Art. The show will be accompanied by a catalogue written by Henry Adams, “There’s something dark, tough and roughly textured about Pekoc’s work that captures the creative essence of Cleveland,” he notes. “His imagery is both repressed and intensely sensual.”


Exhibit dates: December 8, 2006- January 21, 2007

Opening Reception:
Friday, December 8 from 6pm –10:30pm

Convivium33 Gallery 1433 East 33rd Street

Gallery Hours: Daily by appointment
Saturdays and Sundays -10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 


 Convivium Bar

More Van Duzer

  These photos are a great service.  They bring back the memory of  the great dinner hosted for Clarence Van Duzer.  I can still taste the ripe figs, cheese and honey and a dinner lovingly prepared by one of Van Duzer's former students Robert Fatica of Cleveland's Primo Vino restaurant.  It was a magical evening and I am so glad to have the memory of that beautiful  night.