Archive for June, 2009

Anna and Brandon Installation

June 27, 2009

in the Asterisk @ Ingenuity Feststival.

A contemporary multi-media exhibition of work produced by established regional artists, curated by Dana L. Depew.  Dana was allocated an abandoned radio station to transform into a work of art.  Each artist was given a space to turn into an installation or exhibition.  Approximately 40 artists will participate, including our own Anna Tararova and Brandon Brennen.

Opening July 10 – 13 at the Ingenuity Festival at the Christian Science Reading Room located at 1516 Euclid Ave. across from the Ohio Theater.

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SPACES Space Invaders Programs

June 26, 2009

If you like to think and talk about contemporary art, you might love this idea as much as I do…

space_invaders_web_0Have you ever visited a museum or gallery and found some of the work hard to grasp? Has a painting or piece of installation art ever approached you on the beach and kicked sand in your face, just to run off with your girlfriend? If at least one of these scenarios applies to you, then Space Invaders is the series for you. Join SPACES as we invade Cleveland’s art venues in search of challenging work to tackle and discuss. Participants will learn how to fearlessly analyze and talk about contemporary art.

Learn more.

Cuyahoga River as Muse

June 22, 2009


Andrew Borowiec's photograph, Jefferson Avenue, The Flats, 2002

Andrew Borowiec's photograph, Jefferson Avenue, The Flats, 2002

WCPN‘s arts program Around Noon today celebrated the 4oth anniversary of the historic Cuyahoga River fire of 1969.  Host Dee Perry speaks with a panel of artists who use the river as muse, including photographer Andrew Borowiec and curator Bill Busta.

Listen to the program and view a gallery of the artists

Ben’s Work at Moto Gallery

June 17, 2009


One of Ben's images NOT at Moto this month.

One of Ben's images NOT at Moto this month.

If you’re on the west side of Lakewood anytime soon, stop by Moto Gallery on Madison.  Ben Tauber has several works up, including some selective focus landscapes and some HDR images of a closed down amusement park.  Didn’t have any of those, so I posted another one of  his pieces above.  Perhaps appropriate, as the show featured the work of area tattoo artists.

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CMA’s New East Wing

June 17, 2009

On June 27, Cleveland Museum of Art will officially unveil their new East Wing.  The new galleries will feature Impressionist, modern and contemporary art and photography.  The summer includes all sorts of related events.  Best of all, visiting the museum is FREE.

Of special note are photography curator Tom Hinson’s talk on CMA’s photography collection on Sep 11, and renowned photographic artist Carrie Mae Weems on Aug 26.

Visit CMA’s website for more information 

Kate’s Cemetery Image Published in Cleveland Scene

June 10, 2009

…and wasn’t credited for the image.

Too bad.  Instead, the caption reads “Cemeteries in Pictures, Herb Ascherman picked the best”.  Indeed.  The same article on the clevescene website uses another, also uncredited, image.  

Click here to see Kate’s award winning image

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3rd Ward Solo Show Opportunity

June 9, 2009


Hey, you there , yeah, you with your mature body of work – you look like you could use $1000, a solo show in NYC and a residency. So apply to 3rd Ward’s Summer Solo Show.  Digital application w/ a $25 fee.  Deadline is July 2. 

Visit the website for more info.

Int’l Student Photography Competition

June 9, 2009

The Texas Photographic Society has released its 2009 competition schedule.  Of particular interest to you is their International Student Photography Competition.    Deadline is Aug 15.  Juror is Lucian Perkins.  The exhibition will take place in San Antonio.

Other TPS competitions include TPS 18: The International Competition, and Childhood

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Photo Review Competition 2009

June 9, 2009


Image: Alvin Langdon Coborn

Image: Alvin Langdon Coborn

This year’s Photo Review International Photography Competition will be juried by Lesley Martin, Publisher, Aperture Book Program. Accepted work will be published in the 2009 competition issue and on our website. Also, the prize-winning photographers will be chosen for an exhibition at the photography gallery of The University of the Arts, Philadelphia. And a major traveling exhibition in 2010 will feature entrants from 25 years of The Photo Review Competition.

Awards include a $500 purchase prize for The Philadelphia Museum of Art, cash, and other prizes.

An entry fee of $30 for up to three prints or slides, and $5 each for up to two additional prints or slides, entitles all entrants to a copy of the catalogue. In addition, all entrants may subscribe to The Photo Review for $35, a 20% discount.

Visit the website for more info and entry form.

Cleveland Clinic Collection

June 8, 2009

Picture 1

Today I accompanied my wife to her appointment at the Cleveland Clinic.  Upon entering a waiting area, I immediately recognized 8 – 12 David Levinthal Baseball photographs – 20×24″ Polariods of baseball miniatures.  As I turned to tell my wife, I saw a Vik Muniz print of a shoeshine boy (after Lewis Hine) made out of toys over her shoulder.  I got excited…

As it turns out, CC has an impressive collection of contemporary art.  Artists on the main campus include: Nam June Paik, David Levinthal, Mike Kelley, The Starn Twins, Shirana Shahbazi, Dawoud Bey, Pipo Nguyen-Duy, among many others.  

There is currently a show there, too: Social Structures, featuring work by Chrisi Birchfield, Amy Casey, Julie Langsam, and Glen Ratusnik.

They also have a 0.5 mile, 1-hour long audio tour.  Well worth a visit, even if you and your family are perfectly healthy.

Cleveland Clinic’s Art Program

Plain Dealer article on the audio tour

A (very) limited sample of the collection

Current exhibition

…and just to show it isn’t all vanilla, corporate art…