Archive for April, 2009

Wall Street Journal Article: Artists v. Blight in Cleveland

April 22, 2009



Last month, artists Michael Di Liberto and Sunia Boneham moved into a two-story, three-bedroom house in Cleveland’s Collinwood neighborhood, where about 220 homes out of 5,000 sit vacant and boarded up…

Click here to read the article.


CMA Friends of Photography

April 22, 2009

Most museum members have a special area of interest – a particular medium or period that holds a powerful attraction. The museum’s special interest groups can help you turn curiosity into connoisseurship with programs designed around fostering deep appreciation of your chosen area. Get to know curators, share experiences with fellow aficionados—even take trips to see important exhibitions and collections. Join one of these groups and you not only support the museum’s activity in that area, but you and other members also contribute immeasurably to the cultural life of the community by enhancing the level of connoisseurship in Cleveland.

All Affiliate Group members must be members of the Cleveland Museum of Art

Full-time Student Membership:

1 year – $25.00

2 year – $45.00

 Friends of Photography

Friends of Photography is for museum members who are interested in photography and dedicated to the growth of the CMA photography collection. Purpose: Cultivate knowledge of the art and history of photography, promote private collecting, and generate funds with which to acquire works for the museum.

 Annual dues:  $75 Full-Time Student

For more information please call the Affiliate Group Coordinator 216-707-2579.

Jon Coyne –

Click to view upcoming events: friends-of-photo-events1

Joel Sternfeld Lecture at Akron Museum of Art

April 20, 2009


Influential photographer Joel Sternfeld will be giving a lecture at the Akron Museum of Art this Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm.  Arrive early to get a good seat.

The lecture is FREE.

Arrive even earlier to view the Edward Weston Exhibition and Lee Friedlander’s Factory Valleys (sister show to the one at CMA).  Cost of viewing the exhibitions is $5 for students.

Congratulations, Angie Sciulli

April 18, 2009

Angie Sciulli recently learned that she was accepted into AFI (American Film Institute) ‘s MFA program in cinematography. That is sweet.  Remember us little people.

Also, check out her pre-cinematic devices from her collaborative work with Jason Collins and Kate Shelton in Image + Object at Asterisk Gallery in Tremont. On view Friday and Saturday evenings from 6pm-8pm, or by appointment though April.

Working It: Peter Jennings

April 18, 2009

Peter Jennings has been hard at work.  In addition to his work in Image + Object at Asterisk Gallery, he’s being published in American Theater magazine; exhibited in Launch, a juried exhibition in NYC’s Chelsea art district; and exhibiting in an open studio event at the Lake Erie Screw Building.

Peter was also recently accepted into Kent State University’s graduate program… in Library and Information Science!?!?

Congratulations, Peter.

SF Bay Area Juried Photography Exhibition

April 18, 2009


It’s Still Life:

The competition is open to artists photographing inanimate objects and interior spaces. Subject matter can be anything as commonplace as a pear (and man, are there some amazing pear pictures out there!) or as strange as a dead animal, perhaps too literal. Subjects may be either natural:  food, flowers, plants, rocks, shells, hair clippings, and so on.  They can also be man-made: books, toys, glasses, vases, fishing lures, etc. Settings may be artificial/set-up or simply found and perfect. There’s a lot left up to interpretation…as well as artistic freedom!  

About RayKo Photo Center and Gallery 

RayKo is the largest public photographic center in the Bay Area. Our diverse facilities include rental darkrooms, pro-digital lab, affordable studio, year-round classes and workshops, and a spacious community area to finish work. The RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to present their work. We are located in the SOMA arts district of San Francisco in walking distance of SFMOMA, the Moscone Center, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and AT&T Ball park.  

Visit: Rayko Photo’s website
Download the prospectus: rayko_callforentries_stilllife

Photography Workshop

April 14, 2009

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Download the flyer: mke-miksang-flier

The price for this workshop has been reduced from $125 to$95.

Miksang is a Tibetan word that translates as “Good Eye”. This school of contemplative photography brings together the art of photography, the discipline of meditation and the Dharma Art teachings of the meditation master and scholar Chögyam Trungpa. In contemplative photography we work with the synchronization of eye and mind. When eye and mind are in the same place the moment by moment vividness of the visual world manifests and is appreciated fully. This manifestation is spontaneous – a flash of perception – the ordinary magic of the phenomenal world. When one connects with pure perception there is no struggle in making a heartfelt and brilliant photographic image that one can share with others. These moments of pure perception and appreciation happen all the time but we often ignore and devalue them. However, it is worthwhile to recognize and cultivate these moments because they recollect the inherent openness and goodness of our being. This introductory training includes instruction, assignments, slide reviews and supervised field trips. No previous photography experience necessary, but you will need a camera. Digital is required. A limited number of loaner cameras may be available; please inquire. To register, please visit:

Image and Object Opening Reception

April 11, 2009

The Crowd:

These images don’t do justice to the hundreds of people who came to see your work on Friday, April 10.  The exhibition was a smashing success, in no small part to your outstanding work.  Very nice.

The Artists:


Youngstown State University:  Juliana Cala, Dan Centofanti, Joy Christiansen Erb (faculty), Tricia D’Avignon, Cory and Cody Duma, Sierra Estell, Peter HappelChristian (faculty), Zeke Luman, Ashley Miller, Richard Pedaline, Annie Schaeffer, Seoun Som, Jennifer Stanko

Cleveland State University: Brandon Brennen, Jason Collins, Keith Graham, Katherine Fernie, Meghan A. Fischer, Peter Jennings, Sarah Kasper, Irina Koukhanova (faculty), Julius Lyles, Claire Masterson, William Price, Justin Reynolds, Cory Scheider, Angelia Sciulli, Katherine Shelton, Mark Slankard (faculty), Anna Tararova, Ben Tauber, Linas Vaitkus


What is this Image + Object thing about, anyway?

CSU Student Juried Show Awards: Photo

April 3, 2009

Congratulations to:

  • Cory Scheider – Honorable Mention
  • Debra Shephard – 1st Place Photo
  • Peter Jennings – Best of Show

Congratulations also go out to all those included in the show, and those who were not.  If you keep at it, in the future you’ll no doubt become quite familiar with the experience of all three – the thrill of winning, the satisfaction of placing, and the sting of rejection.  Just remember: if you’re not being rejected, you’re not trying hard enough.  Get your art to the world.