SUMMER 2016 listings


Your easy, chronological guide to Summer Festivals and all that Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN. Enjoy the shows!


Continuing Events


Through June 5 Psycho/Somatic: Visions of the Body in Contemporary East Asian Art. Allen Memorial Art Museum


Through June 11 Merit Scholar Exhibit. Galleries at Cleveland State University North Galleries

45th Student show; Galleries at Cleveland State University, South and Center Galleries and Media Room


Through June 11 Emerge: New Photography Cle 2731 Prospect Gallery


Through June 12 Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt. Cleveland Museum of Art


Through June 15 Peggy Kwong-Gordon: Color Matters 1point618 Gallery


Through June 17 Rust Belt Monster Collective: The First Four Years. Survival Kit Galleries


Through June 19 Hillary Gent: Properties of Water. Maria Neil Art Project


Through June 18. The National Collegiate Handmade Paper Art Triennial, opening reception 6:30-8:30pm May 13.  Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory


Through June 18 Terry Klausman New Works 2015-2016. Harris Stanton Cleveland Gallery


Through June 18 Spotlight: New Drawings by Linda Ayala. Heights Arts


Through June 19 See What I See: Works in Prismacolor, Nancy Underhill, paintings and constructions Howson Gallery, Judson Park


Through June 25 Optic Environments. HEDGE Gallery


Through June 26 Muhammad Shah’s Royal Persian Tent. Cleveland Museum of Art


Through June 30 Healing Through Art. Art Therapy Studio at Cleveland Public Library, Main Library


Through July 1 Fundamental Gestures: Figures from Life ARTneo


Through July 1 Works by Adele Marihatt, presented by ArtSource and the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Legacy Society at the Penton Media Building


Through July 2 A Thrilling Act: The Art of Anthony W. Eterovich 2016-2011 Tregoning & Company Gallery


Through July 3 The Flowering of the Botanical Print Cleveland Museum of Art


Through July 9 Troy Gua: Pop Hybrids II Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery


Through July 10 Jon Pestoni: Some Years Transformer Station. The Los Angeles-based artist has his first solo museum exhibition here in Cleveland, showing bold, semi-abstract paintings made in the last five years. In addition to paintings ranging from small to extremely large scale, the exhibit includes works on paper and a suite of watercolors showing for the first time.


Through July 13 Mary Stone: A Retrospective acrylics and collage. Streeter Gallery, Judson Park


Through July 13 Ji Yun-Fei: Last Days of Village Wen. Cleveland Museum of Art


Through July 15 The May Show annual juried exhibition. Galleries at Lakeland Community College


Through July 21 Converging Lines: Eva Hesse and Sol LeWitt Cleveland Museum of Art


Through July 22 Waterloo Arts Third Annual Juried Exhibition


Through July 29 Kelly Anderson-Staley [Hyphen] Americans. Opening reception 5-8pm May 13


Through July 31 PULP Fred and Laura Ruth Bidwell Gallery, Akron Art Museum


Through August 14 Animals As Muse Akron Art Museum


Through September 9 Snack Akron Art Museum


Through September 28 Stag at Sharkey’s: George Bellows and the Art of Sports. the Cleveland Museum of Art





May 20-July 17 Photographs by Herbert Ascherman Jr. of the Halle Mansion. Opening reception 6-8pm May 20. Lissauer Art Gallery, Shaker Historical Society. The historic Halle Mansion built in 1926 by one of the Halle department store brothers is a 28,000 foot mansion that sits on five acres of secluded land in Shaker Heights. Covered in Indiana Limestone and designed as a French Chateau, it is one of Cleveland’s most elegant homes. Selected from over 350 images, the show features 35 handmade platinum photographs of the house and environs in the style of the great 19th-century French Barbizon landscape photographers by this locally based master of platinum photography.


May 20 – June 18 Terry Klausman, New Works, 2015-2016, Harris Stanton Gallery, Cleveland


May 20-June 17. 27. E11even2 Gallery.  It’s often been noted how many major music stars died at the age of 27, including Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. E11even2 Gallery, whose specialty is pop culture-inspired art, will devote this show to work inspired by these doomed celebrities.


May 20-June 19 (de) constructed: Multiple exposure photography by Don Pavlish and encaustic wax paintings by Dawn Tekler. Opening and closing receptions,  5-9 pm. Dawn Tekler Studio.


May 20-June 18 Gary Bukovnik: Return of Spring Opening Reception 5-8 pm May 20. Bonfoey Gallery


May 20 – July 9

Troy Gua: Pop Hybrids: Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery


May 20-July 21 The Fixers, Organized by Kate Sopko. Opening reception 6-9pm May 20. SPACES.

May 20-May 29 Freska on Politics. SPACES. This show features the work of editorial cartoonist Edward Freska, currently with the Sun newspapers. He was picture editor and op-ed illustrator at the Plain Dealer for 18 years and then graphics editor for the Los Angeles Times group. The exhibit will feature several decades of his graphic political commentary.


May 20-July 29 Roopa Vasudevan #Bellwether. Opening reception 6-9pm May 20. SPACES. Shanghai/Brooklyn NY artist Vasudevan’s #Bellwether is a data collection project that explores the voting predilections of Ohioans and compares her findings to current polls. She’ll mine data from social media sources with discusses the 2016 presidential election with reference to Ohio.  “She is then performing language processing on them to extract sentiment or desires from the postings. Vasudevan will then lay her findings and current polls side by side, and see if the social media data sheds any light on the true feelings, desires, or wishes of Ohio voters. She will create a physical output using the design language of political campaigns in order to express her findings.”


May 20-30 Creative Fusion Artist Blessing Ngobeni. Reception 5-8pm May 20. Cleveland Print Room


May 21 Gallery talk and painting demonstration and talk by the Greater Cleveland Orchid Society with Gary Bukovnik. 10:30am May 21 Bonfoey Gallery


May 21 12th annual Art Fur Animals benefiting Friends of the Cleveland Kennel. Cleveland Masonic Auditorium


May 21-22 Rooms to Let Slavic Village. 1-5pm. Cleveland’s Slavic Village was the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis a decade ago. But the neighborhood is starting to show new signs of life, with crumbling homes being demolished and new businesses moving into storefronts. The Rooms to Let project, which debuted in 2014, assigned teams of artists to distressed properties to temporarily re-make them and offer commentary on their past or their potential. It’s also a neighborhood party with live music, food and hands-on activities.


May 26-July 9 Ceramic Invitational: A selection of Ohio’s finest ceramic artists curated by Lakeland Community College gallery director Mary Urbas. Opening reception 5:30-8pm May 26. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


May 27-August 28 Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia. Opening reception May 27. MOCA Cleveland. Mark Mothersbaugh is best known as the co-founder of conceptual/art/new wave band DEVO. But in the early ’70s when the band began, he was an art student — and he has continued his practice over the years. His diverse body of work in multiple genres reflects many of the same concerns as DEVO’s music, especially how humans fit into an impersonal consumerist culture, addressing both humorous and serious ways. This retrospect, put together by the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver in 2014 now comes home to Mothersbaugh’s points of original. It will be on view in two parts. The Akron Art Museum will focus on his visual art, while MOCA Cleveland look at how DEVO fit into his vision as well as his other sonic explorations.


May 28 11am-11pm. Collinwood Painting Revolution.  Waterloo Arts


May 29-August 28 Mark Mothersbaugh: Myopia Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries, Akron Art Museum





June-September Regional Visions: works of Frank Wilcox, William E Scheele, Randall Tiedman, Michael Prunty & Michael Nekic. Kokoon Arts Gallery


June 3 Walk All Over Waterloo


June 3 Ready-Mades: Tribute to Marcel Duchamp, curated by Tina Ripley. Loren’s Art Lounge on Waterloo


June 3  Zenith Satellite Gallery


June 3- July 15 29th Annual International Exhibition, Harris Stanton Akron Gallery


June 3-July 2 Suzan Kraus: Perspection; Bill Forester: Facing Forward BAYarts


June 3-August 19 A Celebration of Cleveland’s Women Artists ARTneo in cooperation with the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland Institute of Art  


June 4 10am-noon. Artist talk by artist in residence Sara Tabbert. Zygote Press


June 4 2-4pm Professional Practices — The State of the Practice: lecture by Julie Hanus. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve at CIA Cinematheque


June 4-October 9 BIG: Photographs from the Collection. Cleveland Museum of Art


June 5-10 Adult Student and Faculty Exhibition Opening reception 3-5pm June 5. Through June 10. Orange Art Center


June 10-12 Walkabout Tremont. Back when the Tremont Art Walks became Cleveland’s first regular monthly art walks 20 years ago, the neighborhood was emerging from a distressed period as artists moved in and opened studios and galleries. As often happens, the area became hot, and more expensive, and galleries closed as high-end restaurants took over storefronts. The neighborhood is now a diverse mix of cafes, wine and cocktail bars, coffeehouses, small shops and even still, some galleries. And many artists still live and work there. A group of residents started meeting late last year to talk about rebooting the art walk, and they’ve now turned it into Walkabout Tremont, a weekend long invitation to residents of greater Cleveland to come visit, eat, have a night cap, do some shopping and see what Tremont is like today.


June 10-July 21 The Peer Show Opening reception 5-9pm June 10. Cleveland Print Room


June 10-July 30 Refraction: The Influence of Brent Kee Young. Heights Arts


June 11-12 33rd annual Art by the Falls. Valley Art Center


June 10-July 29 After The Pedestal opening reception 5:30-8 pm June 10. The Sculpture Center


June 16  BAYarts Farm + Art Mart, with local artisans. 5-8pm Thursdays thru fall.


June 12  BAYarts Summer Concert Series:  Red Light Roxy, swingin’ jazz. 7-pm. Free.


June 17 Third Friday at 78th Street Studios


June 17 – July 15

The American Landscape

Eileen Dorsey Studio


June 18 The 29th annual Clifton Arts and Musicfest in Cleveland’s Cudell/Edgewater neighborhood is a juried exhibition featuring both local and national artists. It draws about 40,000 people during its single day which also features a lineup of local bands.


June 18 BAYarts Art & Music Festival features 75 artists in various media along with music and food from local food vendors all day. It’s one piece of Destination Bay Day which invites both local residents and those from outside the city to come explore everything Bay Village has to offer.


June 18 Think Box: Show & Tell tour and pop-up exhibition. Zygote INK House on Waterloo


June 18-19 Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival. Shaker Heights Middle School


June 20-August 14 Summer Adult Classes and Kids Camps. Valley Art Center


June 22-July 13 Art Interprets Alzheimers & Out of the Archives. Beachwood Community Center. Works from the AAWR collection plus George Roby, Sue Roby and Herb Ascherman Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


June 24-August 3 Annual Student and Faculty Art Exhibit. Valley Art Center


June 24-August 6 Spotlight: Erik Neff Abstract Narratives. Opening Reception 6-9 pm June 24 Heights Arts


June 24-August 21 Impressions: Eileen Dorsey, Landscapes in oils and acrylics. Howson Gallery, Judson Park


June 24-August 6. Imagined Garment…Imagined Ground: Julie McLaughlin and Masha Ryskin. Reception 6:30-8:30pm June 24. Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory


June 24-August 6 Jose Oubrerie: The Chapel of the Mosquitoes Opening reception 7pm June 24 1point618 Gallery


June 25 The Waterloo Arts Fest in Cleveland’s blossoming North Collinwood Waterloo Arts District takes place over a quarter mile stretch of street with booths, multiple music stages and hands-on arts activities, as well as special events and shows inside area businesses such as the Beachland Ballroom and the Slovenian Workmen’s Home and galleries and studios such as the Maria Neil Art Project, Praxis Fiber Workshop, Brick Ceramic + Design, ArtInCle, Jerry Schmidt’s sculpture studio, the Loren Naji Satellite Gallery, Zygote Press’ Ink House and Waterloo Arts. It also features a juried exhibition which will be on view at Waterloo Arts through July 22.


June 30  BAYarts Family FUN-raiser: BBQ, games beginning 6pm followed by Ghostbusters


June 30

The 56th Annual Cleveland Arts Prize Awards Event, Gartner Auditorium at the Cleveland Museum of Art.




July  1 Michelangelo Lovelace. Maria Neil Art Project


July 1 Justin Brennan. Maria Neil Art Project at Native Cleveland


July 1 Walk All over Waterloo


July 1-29 Giggles Opening reception 6:30-9pm July 1. The Art Gallery, Willoughby


July 7-July 30 Get Out The Vote. The Galleries at CSU


July 8-10 Walkabout Tremont


July 8- August 6 World Tour with Alexander Befelein, Harris Stanton  Cleveland


July 8-28 2015-2016 Rasumuson artist in residence exhibition with work by Sara Tabbert, Elizabeth Emery & Amy Casey. Opening reception 6-8pm July 8. Zygote Press.


July 8-10 Cain Park Arts Festival. Approximately 150 artists from around the country show their work along the leaf-shaded paths of Cleveland Heights’ Cain Park at one of the area’s longest running outdoor art shows


July 8-Aug 6 “10”: 10 artists representing 10 years of BAYarts exhibitions; Sarah Sedgwick: The Color of Light Paintings, the simple beauty of the every day. BAYarts


July 10 Taste of Tremont


July 12-May 2017 Conversations Past and Present in Asia and America Allen Memorial Art Museum. The Allen’s theme for 2016-2017 is “Time,” and this exhibit explores how time functions in works of art, how the past crops up and why and how art bridges temporal and cultural distances. Over the year it will feature a rotation of work by living and dead, well-known and anonymous artists, from China, Japan, Korea, the U.S. and Canada, creating visual dialogues about styles, subjects, techniques and mediums. Contemporary ceramics “in conversation” with East Asian ceramic styles will be on view all year.


July 14 BAYarts Midsummer Night Out (for grownups) Concessions, libations beginning at 8, followed by Woody Allen’s  Play It Again Sam. Free. BAYarts


July 15 Third Friday at 78th Street Studios


July 15-August 19 Lucky Charms E11even2 Gallery


July 15-September 2 Locus of Transition: Jason K. Milburn and Laila Voss ARTneo


July 15-September 23 Face Value. Opening reception 5-9 pm July 15 HEDGE Gallery


July 16

Green Growth Symposium: noon – 4 pm Zygote Press


July 16-November 16 Elegance and Intrigue: French Society in 18th-Century Prints and Drawings Cleveland Museum of Art.


July 17 BAYarts Summer Concert Series: Flavored Jazz, originals & standards. 7-9pm. Free


July 18-21 Republican National Convention


July 18 The Fixers screening and dialogue at the Bop Stop


July 21-September 10 Paul Henri Bourguignon, An Ohio Legacy. This is the inaugural solo exhibition for noted Ohio artist Bourguignon, who was archived in the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve in 2013. The Belgian-born artist, who died in 1988, was a painter, photographer, writer and journalist, known for his portraiture and landscapes, many of them informed by his extensive travels. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


July 22-October 3 View with a Twist:  Leonard Trawick, etchings, watercolors and acrylics. Streeter Gallery, Judson Park


July 29-August 13 The Cleveland Photographic Society presents Reigning Cats and Dogs and So Much More Opening reception 5-9pm  July 29 Cleveland Print Room


July 31 BAYarts Summer Concert Series with the Portersharks, traditional Irish music. 7-9pm, followed by film screening Waking Ned Devine. Free


July 31-October 23 Arts and Stories from Mughal India. Cleveland Museum of Art. The best known artifact of the Mughal Empire, which ruled India from the early 16th century through the arrival of the British in the mid 19th century, is the Taj Mahal. But in nearly 350 years it produced much art including colorful narrative paintings. One hundred drawings from CMA’s collection will tell four stories: an epic, a fable, mystic romance and a sacred biography. The exhibit will be enhanced with costumes, textiles, jewelry, armor, decorative arts and architectural elements borrowed from museums around the country.





Weekends in August Tremont Arts in August in Lincoln Park


August 5 Walk All Over Waterloo


August 5 Riley Kemerling. Maria Neil Art Project at Native Cleveland


August 5-October 2 Jamie Morse: Landscapes. Lissauer Gallery, Shaker Historical Society


August 5-7 Torch Fired Enamels: Enamel & Setting as Equal Partners Workshop. Flux Metal Arts


August 5 BAYarts Dinner in the Dark with local food from Spice of Life, libations and music by the Tim Joyce Band


August 6 39th annual Lakewood Arts Fest. For more than three decades, the one-day Lakewood Arts Fest has brought local and national artists to downtown Lakewood, accepting about 160 artists each year, with a mix of old favorites who return each year and new faces.


August 6

Sage Dawson: Artist in Residence Presentation 10 am – noon at Zygote Press


August 6-September 2 Moving People Opening reception 6:30-9pm August 6. The Art Gallery, Willoughby.


August 12-14 Walkabout Tremont


August 12-September 16 Dean Shaffer: Studies From Direct Observation; Mary Ann Sedivy: Intuitive Variations Opening reception with live music by the Boogie Woogie Boys 7-9pm August 12. BAYarts


August 12-September 17 Confluence: Twelve Collaborations Opening reception 6:30-8:30pm August 12. Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory


Aug 14  Great Lakes Light Opera at BAYarts. Free, concessions


August 17 6:30-8pm The Woman Behind the Artist. Irene Shaland discusses the late anthropologist Erika Bourguignon, longtime professor at The Ohio State University and wife of Paul-Henri Bourguignon, whose work is currently on display at the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve


August 17 – September 21

Katharina Seidlitz & Suntje Sagerer, Dresden Exchange Program Artists in Residence at Zygote Press


August 18 BAYarts Dinner in the Dark II. Vegan/vegetarian for from Leaf Farm to Table Catering.


August 19 Third Friday At 78th Street Studios


August 19-September 23 Scale3 Opening reception 5-9pm August 19. Cleveland Print Room


Aug 21 BAYarts Summer Concert Series. Open Mic with Up ‘n Running. 6:30-9:30pm. Free, concessions.


August 26-October 1 Mindy Tousley and Lisa Kenion Harris Stanton Cleveland Gallery


August 26-October 23 Imagine Wally Kaplan, portraits and scenes, domestic and exotic, in watercolor, oil, pastel, and other media. Howson Gallery, Judson Park


August 26-October 21 SPE Member Show. Opening reception 5-8pm August 26.  Society for Photographic Education


August 30-December 23 Time Well Spent: Art and Temporality Allen Memorial Art Museum





September. Loren Naji’s Emoh: Multi-City Tour. If you were at the parade that launched the Collinwood Ballot Box Project in March, you couldn’t miss local artist/gallerist/arts catalyst Loren Naji playing random percussion instruments from inside a giant sphere he created. He’s taking his 8-foot sphere Emoh (Home), made from the detritus of abandoned homes, on a multi-city tour this month. He’ll be living in it as he visits cities such as Detroit, Toronto, Chicago, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh and Ann Arbor to call attention to issues of vacancy, homelessness and the impact of garbage on Earth.


September 1-October 8 Sixty Paintings from the Bible. Galleries at Cleveland State University North Gallery, To Speak Her Heart: Original Prints and Artists’ Books. The Galleries at Cleveland State University


September 2 Walk All Over Waterloo


September 2 Eric Rippert. Maria Neil Art Project. Photographer Eric Rippert is known for his haunting, evocative images into which he injects ghostly figures and odd elements This show marks a significant departure in his medium and message.


September 6-October 10 Fall I Classes begin. Valley Art Center


September 6-October 6. The New Now. Tri-C Gallery East


September 9-October 12 En Plein Air Art Exhibit. Valley Art Center


September 9-October 3 All Things Cleveland: NOIS Annual Exhibition. The Art Gallery, Willoughby


September 10 Moondance annual benefit. BAYarts


September 10-17 Katharina Seidlitz & Suntje Sagerer: artist in residence Dresden Exchange program. Reception 1-3pm September 10, artist talk at 2pm. Zygote Press


September 11 Berea Arts Fest


September 16-November 12 Cinema 07: An Exhibition of Cinema Inspired Art. Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery


September 16-October 21 YADA YADA YADA: A Seinfeld Art Exhibit  E11even2 Gallery


September 17-18 Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival. Lincoln Park. The Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival has a distinctly local focus. It features artists and artisans from around northeast Ohio, along with dance and music performers, food, and information booths from area organizations and churches. Last year, given the number of artists living in Tremont who have national reputations, it featured for the first time a special exhibition area dedicated to those living and work in the neighborhood, and it’s planning to do so again this year.