Startup Ink: The Subculture Entrepreneur

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 00:03.
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The Cleveland Institute of Art will showcase designs from a diverse collection of Northeast Ohio companies – from a skateboard manufacturer to an alternative magazine publisher – in an exhibition in the Institute’s FUTURE: Center for Design and Technology Transfer. The exhibit, “Startup Ink: The Subculture Entrepreneur,” opens with a public reception from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13, and will be on view until Nov. 24, 2006.

“We’re highlighting the creative genius of several small businesses launched in our region and catering to a youthful subculture,” said David Allen Moss, director of the FUTURE Center. “Each of our exhibitors has a unique story to tell of establishing a design-oriented enterprise from the ground up.”

Included in the exhibit will be Chardon-based factory 13 experimental skateboard mfg. ltd.; Cleveland’s Jakprints, Inc. which features designs by Institute alumni; GoMedia, a Cleveland-based design firm; Alternative Press, a monthly magazine published in Cleveland since 1985 covering “new music and youth culture;” and three tattoo designers, Gen X Tattoos, 252 Tattoo, and Voodoo Monkey.

The opening reception will feature Jakprints co-owner Jacob Edwards as keynote speaker. “Meet the Bloggers” reporters will interview the exhibitors during the reception and post a story on www.meetthebloggers.net.

The exhibit kicks off a month-long public lecture series at the FUTURE Center highlighting each entrepreneur’s experience. Speakers will include Marty Geramita and Institute alumnus Derek Hess of 1300 Gallery speaking on Oct. 18, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; Christopher Benton, art director for Alternative Press, speaking on Oct. 25, from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.; and Danny Creadon of factory 13 experimental skateboard mfg. ltd. speaking on Nov. 1, from 4:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

The FUTURE Center is in the Institute’s Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts at 11610 Euclid Avenue. Directions to the Institute and other information are available at www.cia.edu or 216-421-7407.

Location

Cleveland Institute of Art
11610 Euclid Avenue Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts
Cleveland, OH
United States