Archive for November, 2010

Our First Glimpse Inside Our New Digs

November 28, 2010


Written by the Plain Dealer’s Theater critic, this article focuses on Theater and Drama.  But it is also about the plan to relocate the Art Department to the Middough Building on Playhouse Square.  The building is located on East 13th Street between Euclid and Chester.  Carefully tucked away at the very end of the last image caption is the announcement, “The entire project is scheduled to be complete by mid-July.”  We’ll see.

Read the article on Middough Building will give PlayhouseSquare room for joint end |


Artist Opportunity @ Doubting Thomas

November 25, 2010

Spots are still open for any artists who would like to sell work at this Doubting Thomas art & craft fair event.  If you’re interested, contact Debra Shepherd at or 216.687.3914.

Gordon Square Wins National Recognition

November 23, 2010

Gordon Square, the emerging art district in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood on Cleveland’s West Side, has won big time kudos from theNational Endowment for the Artsand the National League of Cities….

Read more from the Plain Dealer here.

Visiting Artist, Lori Kella, Dec 3

November 18, 2010

Lori Kella will visit our Photo II & III class on Fri, Dec 3.  She will present her work during the first half of class; then she’ll meet with individual students during the second half.

Lori Kella was born in St. Joseph Michigan in 1974.  She received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1997, and later attended Cornell University where she received her MFA in photography. A selection of her recent work was exhibited at Gallery Drei, in Dresden, Germany, The Print Center in Philadelphia, Flux Space in Philadelphia, and Roy G Biv Gallery in Columbus.  Lori Kella’s work has been featured in several other major exhibitions including a one-person exhibition, Lori Kella: Coordinates, as part of the Wendy L. Moore Emerging Artist Series at MOCA Cleveland and Global Anxieties: Nine Perspectives on a Changing Planet at the College of Wooster Art Museum.  This work was also included in OAC Celebration of Creativity at the Riffe Gallery in Columbus, and at the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati.  Kella has received two OAC Individual Fellowships Awards, and recently received a Creative Workforce Fellowship, from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture & Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.  Lori Kella lives in Cleveland, OH and she is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Kent State University’s School of Art.


Great, Free Opportunity Open to Students

November 17, 2010

Wadsworth, a division of Cengage Learning, Inc. (USA) and Bill Davis, Western Michigan University Frostic School of Art Assistant Professor of Photography and Intermedia, are creating an on-line learning supplement to Photography: The Concise Guide by Bruce Warren (March, 2011). This comprehensive password-protected website will publish accepted submissions to illustrate and identify techniques, processes, equipment, and paradigms in photography. This is not a contest. There is no fee. Editors will catalog submissions into preexisting topics. Entrants are invited to submit their best and most accomplished work. Files need not be all from one body of work. Diversity is encouraged. Deadline: Nov 26th.

Download forms and information:

This link has a preview of the table of contents. This could helpful to see how your work might fit in with the book’s contents.

Attendance Policy

November 17, 2010

As the  semester is winding up, I have some concerns about some people’s attendance.  For your convenience, I’ve posted the relevant portion of the syllabus below:

Being here

Being here, both physically and mentally, is mandatory. More than 4 unexcused absences will result in a half letter (5%, or 5 pts) off on your final grade.  For each additional absence a half letter will be deducted from your grade.

You are responsible for any information or work that you miss. Missing due-dates / critiques (unexcused) will reduce your grade on that particular assignment by 1 and 1/2 letter grades (15 %). No work after one week will be accepted. Failure to complete a major assignment will result in an F for your final grade.

Be on time. Often important information is given at the beginning of the class period.  Being tardy three times will count as an absence. Stay engaged in the class. Wandering off on Work Days, having nothing to work on, reading for another class, chatting on your cell phone, texting, and non class related web surfing (including Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Craig’s list,, etc.) will affect your participation grade.  If you repeatedly have nothing to work on during Lab Days, you will be asked to leave class and will be counted absent for that day.

I will take roll at the start of class.  If you are late, it is your responsibility to make sure I count you as late, and not absent.  Additionally, I reserve the right to take roll at the end of class.  Leaving early will be treated as an absence.

Your participation grade will also be negatively affected if you do not follow darkroom etiquette and safety procedures.  If continued violations occur your darkroom privileges may be revoked.

You will be required to put in a substantial amount of time outside of class, both with your camera and in the darkroom.  Your participation grade will suffer if you do not have appropriate materials for Work Days. Anticipate running out of materials and purchase ahead.  Financial excuses won’t suffice.

Additionally, you are required to access electronic course content via Blackboard, email, or other methods to be discussed in class.. You are required to use your university email on a regular basis for this course.

Veterans’ Day Lab Hours

November 10, 2010

CSU will not hold classes on Thu, Nov 10 in observation of Veterans’ Day.  Because offices will be open, the AB7 digital lab WILL be open from 11am – 5pm.

Exhibition Opportunity…or Not

November 10, 2010

I found an exhibition opportunity for undergraduate photography students called “Hit That Shutter“.  After visiting the website, I decided to share the link, not to share the exhibition opportunity, but rather to show how NOT to design a website.  Be sure to have your volume turned up as you chase the images around the page.

Igor’s Camera Exchange

November 8, 2010

I just learned about this place.  It’s in Cleveland, but they don’t have a storefront /showroom.  They are strictly mail order and camera shows.  A good resource for large and medium format, as well as fun stuff like rangefinders, 16mm film,  and panoramic cameras.

They are always at the Photorama camera shows, including the one last Sunday in Richfield.

Visit Igor’s Camera Exchange online store

Big Used Camera Sale on Sun, Nov 7

November 6, 2010

Sunday November 7, 2010 10:00AM-3:00PM


4742 Brecksville Rd., Rt 80 Tnpk , exit 173, South on
Rte 21 1/4 mile to Hotel. Rte 77 North use exit 145
on Rte 21 1/4 mile to hotel, Richfield, Oh

Admission: $6 / Students $2 w/id
OPEN TO PUBLIC 10-3pm For Info:248-252-8934