Arts and Culture

Cleveland Public Library: Social Sciences Department Book Club - March 8, 2012 @ Noon

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:09.

The Social Sciences Department of the Cleveland Public Library will hold their non-fiction book club discussion on Thursday, 

March  8, 2012 at 12:00 PM in the Social Sciences Department (Sports Research Center).  We will discuss the book entitled, "The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives." (Katie Couric)


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Photography Workshop at BlackWatch Studio

Submitted by BlackWatchJenn on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 14:42.
Lighting the model at BlackWatch Studio

My Husband, Dale and I are pleased to present our most popular workshop series once again to photographers in and around the Cleveland area.  Lighting 101 is designed to help you understand and control light in just about any situation.  Who are our workshops for?

Large Portrait by Louis Grell, Dated 1922

Submitted by Aspire on Fri, 02/03/2012 - 15:12.

Aspire Auctions, Inc., is offering a portrait by 20th century Chicago area artist Louis Frederick Grell. Grell was a muralist, a teacher at the Art Institute of Chicago, and made his home and studio at the historic Tree Studio Building. The beautiful portrait, which is part of the February sale, is of the artist’s wife and was painted in 1922.

Photography- Lighting Workshops

Submitted by BlackWatchJenn on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 17:53.
02/21/2012 - 18:30
02/29/2012 - 22:00

Dale and Jenn Simmons host an intensive workshop in photographic lighting. The Feb. 21 session is a theory session to be followed by one of two Saturday workshops with professional models to practice the many techniques taught. session 1: Pro Lighting 101- is Saturday, Feb.25 from 10:00am to 6:00pm Session 2: Lighting on a Budget- is Saturday March 3 from 10:00am to 6:00 pm Cost for theory session only: $75 Theory plus one Saturday Workshop: $200 Theory plus BOTH Saturday workshops: $300 For more information or to register: Register [at] BlackWatchArt [dot] com


BlackWatch Studio
5340 Hamilton Ave #103
Cleveland, OH 44114
United States
Phone: 216-848-9497

August Biehle at Cleveland Artist Foundation

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/28/2012 - 19:18.

Need a getaway from a crazy Cleveland weather day?

While away time at the Cleveland Artist Foundation for an exhibit of August Biehle featuring works from his period in Zoar, Ohio.  You may be fortunate enough, as I was today, to engage in great conversation with major area art collectors.

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Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 14:35.

CLE has amazing artists, who work to understand color, light and energy--Jim March is such an artist.  Judith Brandon and Randall Tiedman, too. Fortunately, you have the opportunity to see these artists in one place at the West 78th St. Studios.

Donegal Doggs at Flat Iron

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 13:59.

The Donegal Doggs are Jenny O'Boyle, Paul Kirk Jr., and Vincent Polowy. 
If you missed them at the Flat Iron, make an effort to get out and prime yourself for St. Paddy's Day.  They definitely warm the cockles! Great pub fare,too.

I have a DREAM

Submitted by lmcshane on Mon, 01/16/2012 - 19:23.
I have a DREAM

Martin Luther King celebration at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame --Monday, January 16, 2012.

Live Music

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/15/2012 - 11:09.
Live Music

It's not easy to go out on a snowy night in Cleveland, but if you make the effort there is magic to be had:

Senegalese master musician Abdou Mboup at AJ Rocco's Saturday, Jan 14, 2012.
Backed by a Cleveland Allstar cast, featuring: Guitarist Jacob Fader (Mifune,Kokolo), Keyboardist Ras T. Dubflex ( Dubflex International, The Meditations, The Asante Groove Project, etc), Bassist Rodney Reynolds ( Dubflex International) and master drummer Neil Chastain (Kokolo).

Attracting Talent and Immigration to CLE

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 01/14/2012 - 11:00.

I am posting this here to gauge the possible shift in attitude that has occurred towards immigrants in NEO--please add a child page with any positive updates:

Fri, Jan 13, 2012 09:25 AM

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Maltz Museum

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 01/01/2012 - 21:05.
Maltz Museum

Cleveland Public Library Sports Research Center presents a Brownbag Sports Series - Bring a Lunch

Submitted by newmillenniumli... on Mon, 12/19/2011 - 15:55.

 Brownbag Sports Series - Bring a Lunch

                                          Tuesday, January 10 * 12:00 PM

                    "Baseball Fiction Firsts: Sports Research Center Treasures"

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Dance, Dance!!

Submitted by lmcshane on Sun, 12/18/2011 - 09:12.

It's halfway through the school year, and despite major setbacks, Valerie Salstrom is again grooming the young people in our neighborhood into sophisticated adults.


Submitted by lmcshane on Fri, 12/09/2011 - 21:53.

Near West Theatre

Submitted by lmcshane on Tue, 12/06/2011 - 21:41.
Near West Theatre

If you happen to get strong-armed at work to contribute at this time of year--consider Community Shares, since you can
dedicate your contribution to the Near West Theatre or City Music--but you can also contribute directly to these worthy organizations.

Sunny Day in December

Submitted by lmcshane on Sat, 12/03/2011 - 16:28.

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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.
11/26/2011 - 10:00
11/26/2011 - 21:00

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.