Arts and Culture

Painting by Important Turkish Artist

Submitted by Aspire on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:40.
Painting by Important Turkish Artist

Aspire Auctions, Inc., offers a painting by important contemporary Turkish artist Erol Akyavas (1932-1999) in their upcoming online auction which opens December 9, 2011. The painting entitled “Figures” is an example of Akyavas’ work from the early 1960’s and was part of a private Cleveland collection. It is a rare figural example by the artist who has recently set an auction sale record of over $1.7 million dollars.

Pietro Canonica (1869-1959)

Submitted by Aspire on Thu, 12/01/2011 - 14:52.

 Aspire Auctions is pleased to offer a beautiful marble sculpture by the Italian fin-de-siècle artist, Pietro Canonica (1869-1959), who had a very long and distinguished career as a sculptor.  His work is found in Rome, Russia, Turkey, India, and England and range from small delicate busts of women and children to large monumental equestrian statues of war heroes. The piece being offered by Aspire Auctions is entitled Montanara of Gressoney and dates to 1897. The bust depicts a young Walser woman in native dress.

Rare Zuniga Wood Sculpture Offered by Aspire Auctions

Submitted by Aspire on Wed, 11/30/2011 - 14:43.

 One of the most exciting pieces in the December is a sculpture of a Standing Woman from 1945 by the 20th century Costa Rican artist Franciso Zuniga (1912 – 1998).


Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 11/28/2011 - 18:17.

For comfort during these dreary, dark days look to the warmth of Algebra Tea House-

2136 Murray Hill Rd
Cleveland, OH 44106



Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/25/2011 - 22:13.
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Tomorrow promises to be another unseasonably warm and sunny day--take the chance to enjoy downtown and all the great offerings for all ages.

Please report back here with photos.  Some of us have to work !

For list of all events:

Senseless destruction

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/24/2011 - 07:09.

Please see this recent Cleveland Area History post -

Another architectural gem condemned by the unexamined push and rush to use federal and state dollars to destroy our local history. 

Cleveland Public Library Social Sciences Book Club Discussion December 8, 2011 12:00 PM

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 12:03.

The Social Sciences Department of the Cleveland Public Library will hold their non-fiction book club discussion on Thursday, December 8, 2011 at 12:00 PM in the Social Sciences Department (Sports Research Center).  We will discuss the book entitled, "God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons from Life's Little Detours." (Regina Brett)

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 11/19/2011 - 09:52.

BRM Ceramics Opens for Business

Submitted by brmceramics on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 20:48.

 BRM Ceramic si open for business! BRM Ceramics specializes in the finest crystalline ceramic water pipes. Truly a unique medium, crystalline ceramics have depth, warmth and tantalize the eyes. Come see what makes out products unique!


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Warm UP

Submitted by lmcshane on Thu, 11/17/2011 - 06:13.
Warm UP

Loganberry Books

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 11/12/2011 - 05:43.
Loganberry Books

13015 Larchmere Boulevard * Shaker Heights, Ohio 44120 * 216-795-9800

Youth Poetry SLAM! Hosted by America SCORES Cleveland

Submitted by kblackley on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 11:49.
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Enjoy as Cleveland youth speak from their heart on topics ranging from their first soccer game to the NBA lockout.

Ever wonder what poetry and soccer have in common? Find out on Friday, November 18th at America SCORES Cleveland’s 2011 Poetry SLAM, Where Words SCORE.


Waetjen Auditorium, Cleveland State University
Music and Communications Building, 2001 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
United States

Thing of Color work by Bruno Casiano

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 11/11/2011 - 10:33.
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Thing of Color work by Bruno Casiano


1028 Kenilworth
Cleveland , OH 44113
United States
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NOAA Warns of Monster Solar Storm Region Facing Earth for Next Two Weeks; Fully Capable of Producing X-Class Flares

Submitted by Quest-News-Serv... on Thu, 11/10/2011 - 02:03.

Last Thursday the sun produced an X1.9 rated solar flare that narrowly missed Earth.Although it wasn’t aimed directly at us, about 45 minutes after leaving the sun it was still powerful enough to disrupt radio communications.Now, that same area  responsible for producing the X-class flare may pose a direct threat to Earth.National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center says that the region on the sun known as

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Release Party Hidden Cleveland

Submitted by lmcshane on Wed, 11/09/2011 - 09:46.
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Last Show--Chester Gallery at CSU

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/30/2011 - 04:28.
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Don't miss--the last exhibit at the Chester address for the CSU Art Gallery.  A great write-up here:

I was a student at CSU, briefly during the eighties, and the art building was my home.  The exhibit is bittersweet.  The building will be torn down for new student housing and the gallery will be relocated to Playhouse Square in the Middough Building.

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Gag reflex

Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 10/28/2011 - 20:25.

The Energizer Bunny of the rose world--Uncle Joe

Submitted by Oldroser on Mon, 10/24/2011 - 04:35.
A fully open Uncle Joe rose

I grow a dark red 1972 hybrid tea rose, bred by the Kern Rose Nursery that was in Mentor. I does not produce a lot of blooms, and those it does produce seldom open fully to show their golden stamens. Of course with 75-80 petals of good substance to open, it is no wonder. This bud I photographed October 1.


And six days later on October 7.

And three days later on October 10. 

On turntablism and turning the table.

Submitted by ClevelandCreatives on Fri, 10/21/2011 - 23:08.

On turntablism and turning the table. 

Dan Moulthrop

Robert Laessig

Submitted by Aspire on Tue, 10/18/2011 - 18:56.


"Anticipation of Summer". Acrylic on hand made paper mounted onto masonite, signed in the lower right, framed with a gilt frame, textile covered inner panel overall apprx. 42" x 47-1/2".


Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:01.

Regional Art

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 10/16/2011 - 10:37.

Pumpkin by Shirley Aley Campbell

At some point in our future, there will be a realization that it is important to hear more than one voice or see more than one reality.  I think that the world will appreciate the art made in places besides New York.  I think Northeast Ohio has some amazing art and amazing artists.  See it, hear it, feel it.

Cleveland Public Library - Social Science Department's Book Discussion Group November 10, 2011 12PM

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:33.

The Social Sciences Department of the Cleveland Public Library will hold their non-fiction book club discussion on tomorrow, Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 12:00 PM in the Social Sciences Department (Sports Research Center).  We will discuss the book entitled, "Framing Innocence: a Mother's Photographs, a Prosecutor's Zeal, and a Small Town's Response." (Lynn Powell)


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Seven Sculptures by William Mozart McVey (American, 1905-1995)

Submitted by Aspire on Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:23.

"Gree-Deep"Most sculpture lovers easily recognize the work of William McVey, who served as the head of the sculpture Department at the Cleveland Institute of Arts, Cranbrook Academy, and has been a guest professor at The Ohio State University. His public commissions include statuary at Rice University, Washington DC, the National Zoo and all over Cleveland.

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