Archive for September, 2010

Two Don’t-Miss Shows, Fri, Oct 8

September 29, 2010

Tremont will be the place to be on Friday Oct 8.

Nepotism will be the theme.

Come and say goodbye to Asterisk Gallery with proprietor Dana Depew’s solo exhibition, Studies in Nepotism.

And come by Brandt Gallery where CSU photo’s own David Skutnik will whip out his Year of Skutnik on an unsuspecting public!  According to the artist:

“Known as the most physically and mentally provocative take on time ever attempted- “The Year of Skutnik” is finally upon us… come and experience the climax of time, an exploration of masculinity and the most epic of epochs. Take a brief moment to embody a culture, year and an artist.

It happens to be on National Pierogi Day ( which only makes sense) so there will be an assortment of pierogis, Miller High Life and scantily clad dudes to pleasure all of your many senses.”

Dave Skutnik, unabashed narcissist and CSU photo alum


31st Annual College Photo Contest

September 24, 2010

I’ve had several students have luck with this competition in the past.  Cheap entry fee. Win prizes, get published, impress people.

More information here.

Ingenuity Festival on the Bridge

September 23, 2010

This free art event is not-to-be-missed.  This weekend, Sep 24-26 on the Detroit Superior Bridge.  This is going to be awesome.  Just being on the lower level of the bridge is great.  Last year’s Bridge Project was a smashing success.  Combining with Ingenuity Fest proper is sort of hard to comprehend.  Be there.

Learn more here on the Ingenuity Fest website.

Cremaster Cycle at Cinematheque

September 23, 2010

On October 2 and 3 the Cinematheque at CIA will present two complete marathon showings of Matthew Barney’s five-part, six-and-a-half-hour Cremaster Cycle, the artist’s most famous and controversial opus. On Saturday Cremaster 1-5 will be shown in numerical order. On Sunday the five films will be shown in the order in which they were made (4, 1, 5, 2, 3). Each day the movies will be contained in three separate programs (with a short dinner break). Special all-day admission for those who buy all three tickets at once: $20, members and CIA students & staff $15.

SOFA Meeting

September 22, 2010

Student Organization of Fine Art

Meeting: Thursday, September 23 @ noon

AB 202 (but… if no one’s there, go to the Mac lab, AB 7 instead)

Pinhole Class Portrait

September 21, 2010

Event Photographer Wanted

September 20, 2010

Please let me know if you would like to take photographs at this event.  The organizers would like to view work samples before hand.

Books Behind Bars: Banned Brilliance of African American Authors

American society ignores the incarceration system, refusing to acknowledge, confront or address problems that lead to the disproportional representation of African Americans in prisons. We are so reluctant to address incarceration issues that we ban books that talk about race and incarceration, particularly those written by African Americans, from library shelves, bookstores and classrooms.

The ACLU of Ohio and Karamu House shine a light on the cracks in the criminal justice system with Books Behind Bars: Banned Brilliance of African American Authors. This program weaves together facts about Ohio’s justice system with readings from literary works which discuss incarceration and were written by African American authors.

This event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
Date: 09.29.10 | wednesday
Time: 6:30 pm
Type: ACLU event
Location: Karamu House
Address: 2355 East 89th St., Cleveland
RSVP: For more information or to RSVP, please call (216) 472-2200 or e-mail

Alena Reyes Sells It in Tremont

September 18, 2010

Sorry Alena, I caught you blinking.

Alena Reyes is one of the invited artists to be part of the emerging artists tent at the 2010 Tremont Arts and Culture Festival this weekend.  And she’s been moving work too.  To get in on the action, be sure to visit tomorrow (Sat, Sep 19).

Image by Alena Reyes, 2010.

SPE Regional Conference

September 18, 2010

If you’re planning on attending the Society for Photographic Education Midwest Regional Conference, you need to commit ASAP.   Early bird discount (a whooping $5 discount for students) has passed, and rooms are booking up, as the conference coincides with Homecoming in Kalamazoo.

SPE is incredibly student-friendly.  Come if you can. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from luminaries in the field. Check out CSU Photo’s original post and the Midwest SPE website.  The more who come, the less expense for everyone.    Come and have an amazing time.

Ken Nevadomi Review in PD

September 17, 2010

Ken Nevadomi is a man in a hurry — or at least he paints like one. A longtime faculty member in the Cleveland State University art department and a 1988 winner of the Cleveland Arts Prize, he is one of the most honored and admired artists currently working in Cleveland…

Read the good review: Ken Nevadomi lets impatient energy take over his works at Cleveland State University Art Gallery |