Archive for July, 2009

Larry Towell Exhibit in Youngstown

July 31, 2009

Larry Towell: The World from My Front Porch

Sept 18 – Nov 13, 2009 at YSU’s McDonough Museum of Art

Opening reception Friday, Sept 18, 6-8pm


Magnum photographer focuses on his home in Canada as well as the issue of ‘landlessness,’ Mennonites and Palestinians plus El Salvador, Mexico, New Orleans.

This multi-media retrospective focuses on the impact of social unrest on cultural identity as seen through Towell’s lens as he traveled from Canada to the Middle East, Central America, and the United States. The exhibition of more than 120 black-and-white images will be on view in the McDonough galleries September 18 through November 13, 2009.  These photographs will be accompanied by related artifacts, as well asTowell’s essays, musical recordings, and video presentations.

Visit the McDonough Museum website for more info.


Mark Slankard Exhibition at CSU Art Gallery

July 16, 2009
New Development, Ankara, 30" x 40" Pigment-dye Print, 2009

New Development, Ankara, 30" x 44" Pigment-dye Print, 2009

Toplu: Landscapes of New Turkish Suburbia

Toplu is an exhibition of Mark Slankard’s photographs of new residential developments on the outskirts of the Turkish cities of Ankara and Istanbul.

The exhibition opens with a reception on Friday, Aug 28.

Visit the Cleveland State University Art Gallery website.


Debra Shepherd Show in Tremont

July 15, 2009

SKcard1rgbDebra will have an exhibition,  A Question of Beauty, at Mastroianni Arts in September.

The show opens on Sept 11 and runs through Nov 7.  The exhibition will also feature the work of Ron Knight.

Come out and support Debra!

Visit Mastroianni Arts’ website

Carrie Mae Weems talk at CMA

July 13, 2009


Weems addresses racial and gender themes through a striking sequence of photographs.   On Wednesday, August 26 at 7pm, she will discuss her work and the concepts behind it.  Part of Cleveland Museum of Art’s Womens Council’s “Evenings With Contemporary Artists” series.

Discounted admission of $5 with your valid student ID.

More on Carrie Mae Weems.

The event on CMA’s website.

Call for Entries!

July 10, 2009

Peter Jennings is curating “Small Worlds, Strange Worlds” a photography exhibition at Moto Gallery.

A small, strange world created by curator Peter Jennings.

A small, strange world created by curator Peter Jennings.

Subject matter can range from physically small worlds (i.e. miniatures), to implied small worlds (i.e. relationships between persons, places, and things), to whatever interpretation of the subject you can conceptualize. 

Submissions will be accepted from July 9, 2009 to September 15, 2009. Work must be from the last 3 years. Artists whose work is accepted will be notified by October 1, 2009. 

The opening reception and exhibition will be at Moto Gallery in Lakewood (Cleveland), Ohio on Saturday, November 21st.

Please follow these submission guidelines:

1. Submit up to five (5) images in JPEG format, Adobe RGB color space. Images should be no greater than 300dpi. Images are not to exceed 1500 pixels on the longest dimension. Sending images in an attached compressed folder is preferred. 

2. Name your files with your first initial and last name, followed by a 2-digit number. Example: PJennings01, PJennings02, …

3. Please include an image list with file name, image title, and the size of the frame the image will be in.

3. Please include an artist statement, artist bio, artist cv, and any information pertinent to the submitted images. 

4. Email all information (images and text documents) in the same message, with the subject line “Small Worlds, Strange Worlds” to Peter:

Visit the Small Worlds, Strange Worlds Facebook page.

Ingenuity Fest This Weekend

July 9, 2009

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– a weekend-long celebration designed for audiences of any age.  Pushing boundaries, creating a unique festival experience that draws and celebrates diversity, and involves the audience as both spectator and participant!

July 10 – 12 in downtown Cleveland.

Visit the website for more information.

Alfred Stieglitz & The Art of Camera Work

July 2, 2009


steerageHear noted local photographer Herb Ascherman Jr., discuss the legendary photography of Stieglitz, focusing on his years as the publisher of Camera Work — the quarterly journal featuring examples of leading innovators of photography and helped to establish photography as a fine art Wed 7/8 at noon. Stieglitz’s The Steerage [pictured] was first published in Camera Work. Cleveland Public Library, Main Library Building Special Collections, 3rd floor, 325 Superior Ave. Call 623-2818 for info.

Beyond Foreclosure

July 2, 2009

CSU Feeding Cleveland Photography Contest


The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University is conducting a yearlong series exploring how to build our future beyond the foreclosure crisis. The foreclosure crisis in Cuyahoga County did not happen overnight. Similarly, the strategies for moving our communities and residents “Beyond Foreclosure” will take time to evolve. Over the coming year, the Levin College Forum will focus on strategies, tactics and projects that are new, creative, environmentally sustainable and invigorating to the marketplace. Challenging times are not new to Cleveland, and on this issue, where no roadmap exists, we have an opportunity to create a new path to our future. 


As part of this series we will be having a photo contest. This contest is open to all photographers living in Northeast Ohio. The theme is “Feeding Cleveland” and we are looking for images of the greater Cleveland area that convey the role that urban agriculture has played in feeding Cleveland in difficult and challenging economic times and provide visually ideas for what Cleveland may look like using local agriculture for the reuse of vacant and abandoned land in Cleveland. 


Deadline is Aug 21.


Download the prospectus: photo_contest_rules

For more information please visit the website.