WINTER 2015-16 EVENTS
Your easy, chronological guide to what 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 this site. Enjoy the shows!
Through December 4 Jenniffer Omaitz: Folding Gesture Gallery 1point618
Through December 4 Susan Squires: Geometric Suggestions Gallery 1point618
Through December 5 Buoyancy: Aimee Lee & Kristen Martincic Morgan Conservatory
Through December 5 A Tradition Re-Interpreted: New Work By Chinese Artists The Galleries at CSU
Through December 5 A Spirit Resonates: Chinese Art from the Degenfelder Collection. The Galleries at CSU
*Through December 5 Amber Stucke & Joseph Minek. 2731 Prospect Gallery
Joseph Minek & Amber Stuck
The former William Busta Gallery space reopened as 2731 Prospect Gallery in September, retaining some aspects of the old gallery but going in some new directions as well. The second set of two shows at the gallery demonstrates the new priorities that gallery director Lauren Davies and her team are establishing. Clevelander Joseph Minek’s Photographic Works, featuring abstract images created without a camera in the darkroom, reflects the gallery’s increased emphasis on photography. Meanwhile, Cincinnati-based Amber Stucke — whose Symbiosis State, with its detailed drawings of plant life such as lichens, moss and algae, is informed by her interest in relationships in the natural world — is one of the new-to-the-gallery artists they’re planning to bring in from outside northeast Ohio. Through December 5. There will be a closing party December 5 at 2pm with an artist talk by Stucke. 2731 Prospect Gallery at 2731 Prospect Ave., Cleveland. Call 216.512.0515 or go to 2731prospect.com.
Through December 6 Choice: Contemporary Art from the Akron Art Museum. Transformer Station.
Through December 13 Body Proxy: Clothing in Contemporary Art Allen Memorial Art Museum
Through December 14 Ohio Printmakers: Charles Beneke; Julie Friedman; Joe VanKerkhove. Harris Stanton Akron Gallery
Through December 14 Second Annual International Exhibition. Harris Stanton Cleveland Gallery
Through December 18 Chakaia Booker: Take the Highway. Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery
Through December 18 Guy Ben-Ner: Soundtrack. Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery
*Through December 19 Watershed: An Exhibition of Archives Artists and Their Pupils, curated by William Martin Jean. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
Watershed, an Exhibition of Archived Artists and Their Pupils
Well-known Cleveland painter and retired educator William Martin Jean curated this show, which features the work of three major area artists whose work is in the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, along with work by some of their students who became successful as well. The teachers are Jean himself, Ruth Bercaw and Tom Roese; the pupils are Susan Lowe, Derek Hess, Ken Nevadomi, Dexter Davis, George Kozmon, Glen Ratusnik and Nick Taylor. “We as teachers have the delightful and challenging task of attempting to open the eyes of young talent to the basic fundamentals of art and allow them to find their own creativity,” says Jean in his curatorial statement. “Viewing the exhibition makes one aware that each of these artists has in time found their own voice, creating diverse approaches in subject and media.” The show will be on display through December 19 at the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve, 1834 E. 123rd St., Cleveland. Call 216.721.9020 or go artistarchives.org.
Through December 19 Nathan Prouty & Zimra Beiner: Fabricated Fictions Sculpture Center
Through December 23 44th Annual Juried Art Show. Valley Art Center
Through December 23 Transformations: Images of Childhood and Adolescence Allen Memorial Art Museum
Through December 23 Hidden Mother Allen Memorial Art Museum
Through December 23 The Body: Looking in and Looking Out Allen Memorial Art Museum
Through December 30 Heights Arts Holiday Store
Through December 30 Curious Distortions: The Painting & Sculpture of Mary Spain 78th Street Studios Ramp Level, curated by ARTneo.
Through December 31 Michael Gill: A Pocket Full of Change Tregoning and Co.
Through January 2, 2016 Color & Form: The Works of Julian and Barbara Stanczak. Bonfoey Gallery
Through January 3, 2016 Charles Beneke: Specter Akron Art Museum
Through January 3, 2016 Limelight: Celebrating Local Artists Beck Center for the Arts
*Through January 5, 2016 Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse Cleveland Museum of Art
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
Some shows have “blockbuster” written all over the. One of those is the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse — those Monet water lilies paintings are catnip to museum visitors. What’s notable, though, is that three sections of a large water lilies triptych — one of which is in the museum’s permanent collection — which never went on display in Monet’s lifetime are reunited here for the first time since they left his studio. But there’s much more: more than 100 paintings inspired by gardens, starting with Monet’s Impressionist contemporaries, such as Pissarro and Renoir (who painted Monet in his own garden), and moving forward through the post-Impressionist and avant-garde artists of the early 20th century. The show runs through January 5 at the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Blvd., Cleveland. Call 216-421.7340 or go to clevelandart.org.
Through January 9, 2016 Judith Brandon: Super Natural Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery
Through January 10 Do Ho Suh. MOCA Cleveland.
Through January 10 Fatima Al Qadira: Chinas of the Mind MOCA Cleveland
Through January 15, 2016 Anna Viola Hallburg: Imperial Differences SPACES Gallery
Through January 15, 2016 The Venus Vault SPACES Gallery
Through January 15, 2016 The People’s Museum of Revistionist Natural Itstory SPACES Gallery
Through January 17, 2016 Shadows and Dreams: Pictorialist Photography in America Cleveland Museum of Art
Through February 6, 2016 Gone but Not Forgotten Kokoon Arts Gallery
Through February 7, 2016 Chinese Landscape Duets of Arnold Chang and Michael Cherney Cleveland Museum of Art
Through February 21, 2016 Andrea Modica: Extended Moments Akron Art Museum
Through April 24, 2016 Silent Poetry: Masterworks of Chinese Painting Cleveland Museum of Art
Through April 24, 2016 Fashion Outlaws Massillon Museum
Through June 5, 2016 Psycho/Somatic: Visions of the Body in Contemporary East Asian Art Allen Memorial Art Musuem
Through June 26, 2016 Muhammad Shah’s Royal Persian Tent Cleveland Museum of Art
Through June 2016 Return of the Dragons Allen Memorial Art Museum
November 20 78th Street Studios Third Friday
*November 21-April 24, 2016 NEO Geo Akron Art Museum
(Opens November 21)
Geometric abstraction flourished in the mid 20th century with artists such as Piet Mondrian, Josef Albers and Victor Vasarely, who created art of shape, line and color often determined by mathematical systems. Artists in northeast Ohio worked in this vein as well, and many contemporary artists have continued to explore using such systems, as well as intuition to create geometry-based work. The Akron Art Museum has assembled some of this recent work in its show NEO Geo, which features painting, printmaking, drawing, installation, sculpture, fiber and photography by current working area artists Gianna Commito, Natalie Lanese, Janice Lessman-Moss, Michelle Murphy, Erik Neff, Kristina Paabus, Paul O’Keeffe, and Amy Sinbondit. Through April 24, 2016 at the Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., Akron. Call 330.376.9185 or go to akronartmuseum.org.
November 21-January 10, 2016 Stark County Artists Exhibition. Massillon Museum
Open house 10 am-4 pm November 21 & 22 through December Holiday Shop
November 22 Close Encounters featuring Sandra Simon. Heights Arts
November 27-February 28, 2016 Island of Misfit Toys Akron Art Museum
November 27-March 2016 Frank N. Wilcox: Artist as Historian, curated by William Scheele. Cleveland History Center/Western Reserve Historical Society
November 28 Holiday Open House. Harris Stanton Akron Gallery.
November 28-29 7th Annual Crafty Mart. Akron Art Museum, Musica, Summit Art Space
December 4 Off the Wall members showcase, opening reception 5-9pm. Cleveland Print Room.
December 4 Walk All Over Waterloo
December 4 Satellite Launch. Satellite Gallery
December 4 Walk All Over Waterloo Holiday Sale. Ink House
6-10pm December 4 Screw Factory Artists Open Studio
December 4 and 5 Holiday Sale and Open House. Valley Art Center
December 4 and 5, noon -6 pm December 5, Holiday party, 1-3 pm. Show runs through December Off the Wall Holiday Show. Zygote Press
*December 4-6 Libby Chaney: Seasons Maria Neil Art Project
Libby Chaney: Seasons
Fiber artist Libby Chaney’s Seasons is an ambitious project, a crown jewel in her long artistic practice. Created over a period of two years, she has incorporated a mélange of fabric pieces — some from her own past, some from unknown previous owners whose history she entwines with her own — into a huge environmental tapestry. Together they form an immersive work of art that surrounds the viewer with the flow of the changing seasons, which can be experienced all at once or one at a time in any order. It will be on view for a single weekend, Friday December 4 through Sunday December 6, at the Maria Neil Art Project, 15813 Waterloo Rd., Cleveland. Call 216.481.7722 or go to marianeilartproject.com.
December 4-31. Opening Reception 7-9 pm December 4 Tall Walls. BAYarts
December 4-April 1, 2016, opening reception 7-10pm December 4 Brent Kee Young: Matrix Series: Defining Form With Light and Line Gallery 1point618
December 5 Holiday Open House. Harris Stanton Cleveland Gallery
December 5 Let There Be Light workshop. Cleveland Print Room
December 5-6 ArtCraft Building Holiday Sale
1-3 pm Saturday December 5 Estate planning for artists. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
10:30 am Saturday, December 5 Color and Form: Julian and Barbara Stanczak
Conversation with the artists. Bonfoey Gallery
December 6 Holiday Circlefest University Circle
7-9pm December 10 Holiday Trunk Show BAYarts
10 am-9 pm December 11 and 10 am-6 pm December 12 Cleveland Bazaar. HEDGE Gallery
December 12 Children’s Holiday Workshop. Valley Art Center
December 11 Group exhibition: Works on Paper. 2731 Prospect Gallery
December 11 Tremont Art Walk
6-7:30pm December 11 Get to Know the Archives, holiday party for new members. Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
December 18 78th Street Third Friday
*5-9pm Friday, December 19 Ken Love Steampunk Light Show. HEDGE Gallery
Ken Love: Steampunk Light Show
Anyone who’s been to HEDGE Gallery has seen Ken Love’s small-scale sculptures winking from the corners. Love creates mysterious little machines from industrial and household items, or parts of them, transforming them into intriguing art pieces with the strategic addition of light bulbs of various sizes, shapes and colors. It’s up to the viewer to discern — or invent — their potential use. HEDGE Gallery’s collection of Love’s work evolves each month as sold items are replaced with others. But it will host a special display of his work, the largest one assembled in one time and place, for its Ken Love: Steampunk Light Show. It will be on view during the Cleveland Bazaar at 78th Street Studios December 12 & 13, as well as during Third Friday, December 19 from 5-9pm ad remain on view through the end of the year. HEDGE Gallery at 78th Street Studios, 1300 D W. 78th St., Cleveland. Call 216.650.4201 or go to hedgeartgallery.com.
December 31 First Night. Akron Art Museum
January 8-31, opening reception 7-9 pm January 8 Denise Stewart and Pat Pitingolo: T42, 24T. BAYarts
January 8-31, opening reception 7-9 pm January 8 Eliza Wing: Memory Serves BAYarts
January 8-31 Transformer Station presents SnapLab: Visions and Expressions by Teens and Kids Beck Center for the Arts
January 8-February 14 Jen Craun: Inherent Maria Neil Art Project
January 8 Tremont Art Walk
January 10-February 20 Fandom 216 Waterloo Arts, HEDGE Gallery, and Zygote Press
January 10 at 1-4pm Fandom 216 Kickoff Tailgate Party. Waterloo Arts
January 13-30 Cuyahoga County Scholastic Exhibition. Cleveland Institute of Art Reinberger Gallery
January 14 District Wide School Film Festival. Cleveland State University Drinko Hall, Center for Arts Inspired Learning
January 15 78th Street Studios Third Friday
January 15˗March 25, 2016 Reception 5-9pm January 15 Into the Canvas: Post-Painterly Abstraction in Cleveland ARTneo
January 15-February 27 Persistence of Vision: The Work of Greg Martin Cleveland Print Room
January 15-February 13 Barbara Gillette Retrospective with Bonnie Gordon, ceramics. Harris Stanton Akron Gallery
January 15 Fandom 216 opening at HEDGE Gallery
January 15-February 21 Annual Juried Members Show (Davis Foundation Campus Wide Opening) Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
*January 15-February 28 Jennie Jones. Judson Park, satellite exhibition of the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
(Opens January 15)
For more than three decades, Cleveland-based photographer Jennie Jones has specialized in architectural and urban landscape photography, documenting Cleveland’s built environment as it has evolved. Many of the scenes and buildings she’s recorded in her exquisite photos have disappeared — the old Flats, the Huletts — while others, such as the Rock Hall, have emerged, and she’s followed the whole process. She’s also captured the changing moods and seasons of things that have stood the test of time — Terminal Tower, the Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland’s bridges, Lake Erie. Her iconic photos will be on display at Cleveland Heights’ Judson Park Retirement Community in a show put together by the Artist Archives of the Western Reserve. Through February 28 at Judson Park, 2181 Ambleside Dr., Cleveland. Call 216.721.9020 or go to artistarchives.org.
January 22-March 2 It’s Elemental: Earth & Air Valley Art Center
January 15-February 27 Remade in Cleveland Heights Arts
6-8 pm January 29 Reception for Fandom 216. at Zygote Press
January 29-May 8 Xavier Cha: Abduct MOCA Cleveland
January 29-May 8 Stranger — group show. MOCA Cleveland
*February 2-May 29. Opening Reception: 5-8 pm Thursday February 4 Judit Reigl: Body of Music Allen Memorial Art Museum
Judit Reigl: Body of Music
(Opens February 2)
Now in her 90s, Hungarian-born, Paris-based painter Judit Reigl has never had a survey exhibition of her work in a U.S. museum — until now. This retrospective at Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum compiles paintings and works on paper from both public and private collections that illustrate two threads that run through her diverse output, both abstract and figurative: music and corporeality. Her interest in the body extends to both subject matter (her figurative works are largely of human body forms) and its use in the execution of a work; like some American Abstract Expressionists, she often uses her entire body as a tool. And she frequently listens to music while she paints, using it to guide her gestures. Through May 29 at the Allen Memorial Art Museum, 87 N. Main St., Oberlin. Call 440-775.8665 or go to oberlin.edu/allenart. Opening reception from 5-8pm February 4.
February 2-May 29 A Picture of Health: Art and the Mechanisms of Healing Allen Memorial Art Museum
February 5 Fandom 216 Waterloo Arts
February 5 Walk All Over Waterloo
February 5-March 16 Martinez Garcias Solo Show. Beck Center for the Arts
February 5 – 29. Opening Reception 7-9 pm February 5 Timothy Joyce: Facing Forward. BAYarts
*February 5-29. Opening Reception 7-9 pm February 5 John Carlson and Shari Wilkins: Destruction of Form. BAYarts
John Carlson/Shari Wilkins: Destruction of Form
(Opens February 5)
Painter John W. Carlson and photographer Shari Wilkins (who also founded the Cleveland Print Room downtown) began collaborating in the summer of 2014 on the work that eventually became Destruction of Form, which first showed at the Cleveland Print Room in the fall of 2015 and now moves to the gallery at BAYarts. Each artist used vernacular photography — generally, amateur, anonymous photos recording ordinary activities and not intended as “art” — as the launch point for the work they created. Wilkins uses the photos themselves to construct her works, rearranging and re-contextualizing them. Carlson uses them as subject matter in his paintings and drawing, interpreting the photo’s content and visually speculating on its meaning. The original photo is shown next to his interpretation. Through February 29 at BAYarts, 28795 Lake Rd., Bay Village. Call 440-871.6543 or go to bayarts.net. Opening reception is 7-9pm February 5.
February 6 Hot Chocolate Annual Fundraiser. Valley Art Center
February 7 Fandom 216 Pre-Superbowl 50 Party / Chili Cook Off. Waterloo Arts.
February 11 Ekphrastacy: Remade in Cleveland Heights Arts
February 12-March 12 New Directions — new works from young up and coming artists.
Harris Stanton Cleveland Gallery
February 12-March 19 CIA Student Independent Exhibition. Cleveland Institute of Art Gallery
February 12 Tremont Art Walk
February 12-July 13 Ji Yun-fei: Last Days of Village Wen Cleveland Museum of Art
February16 at 7pm Northern Ohio Illustrators Society: They Draw & Cook —A Creative Playground with Salli S. Swindell. Cleveland Institute of Art
February 19-April 15 opening reception February 19 5 – 9 pm Thread HEDGE Gallery
February 19-March 26 Mark Giangaspero: Large Figurative Works. Tregoning and Co.
February 19 78th Street Studios Third Friday
February 28 Close Encounters featuring the Omni Quartet. Heights Arts
March 1-5 Out of the Archives! pop-up exhibition. Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
March 4-April 16 At Table: Cleveland Culinaria Heights Arts
March 4 Walk All Over Waterloo
March 11-April 1, Opening Reception 7 – 9 pm March 11 BAYarts Annual Juried Show
March 11-April 23 In Search of Red and Other Stories: From the Collection of Peter Cohen Cleveland Print Room
March 11 Tremont Art Walk
March 12 – May 7 Reinvention Artist Archives of the Western Reserve
March 18 78th Street Studios Third Friday
March 31 Ekphrastacy: (At Table). Heights Arts.