78th Street Studios THIRD FRIDAY
Forum Art Space exhibit opening, Fall 2010, Photo Credit: Michael Abarca
Adnan ChararaAdnan Charara: Adaptability
Kennth Paul Lesko Gallery
March 18-May 14, 2011

Adnan Charara came to the U.S. by way of Lebanon and Sierra Leone--eventually making his home in Detroit, Michigan. In his Return to Sender series, painted figures on envelopes merge with canceled postage in complex narrative compositions. In his found art assemblages, objects take on human characteristics, as a protractor becomes a ballerina's tutu or a hammer bows its head in sadness. Charara's life and his work, even his materials, are about adaptability.
Augusto Bordelois, Allen KradlakAugusto Fine Art
Gallery Opening
(inside smARTspace at 78th)
Public reception 5-9p

Celebrate the opening of the newest gallery to join the 78th Street Studios community! Augusto Fine Art Gallery opens with two solo shows, both running March 18 to April 30, 2011:

Oil paintings by Augusto Bordelois

Ceramics by Allen Kradlak

Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12-5p and by appointment (216) 548-9798.
Cleveland Chamber CollectiveCleveland Chamber Collective
smARTspace at 78th
Performance 8p

The Cleveland Chamber Collective is tearing down the barriers between audiences and classical music! Mark your calendars for the world premiere of "Rage and Love and Ashes" including new works by Tim Beyer, Ty Emerson & Nicholas Underhill. Don't miss this special, free performance by Cleveland's award-wining non-profit dedicated to the performance of less-played chamber music.
Adam Lehr, Corn Shocks, c 1890sCleveland School Masterworks from the Horseman Collection
Tregoning & Company

Major works by Adam Lehr, Otto Bacher, Henry Keller, Carl Gaertner, Abel Warshawsky, Frederick Gottwald, Paul Travis and others.
Isabel Farnsworth, RoostFluid Forms & Fleshy Coats: Sculpture and Drawing
March 18-April 8, 2011
Opening reception 5-11p
Live music featuring Ashley Brooke Toussant 9p

Legation will be transformed by six sculpture and installation artists in this exhibit featuring new works by Clare Murry Adams, Kate Budd, Isabel Farnsworth, Susan McClelland, Carey McDougall and Kortney Niewierski.  The works all relate to the intertwining of lives and events and the subjective thought patterns that inspire these artists. The artists have taken cues from human emotions such as curiosity, desire, and self evaluation, and much of this is evident not only through the finished sculptures but through drawings that will be on view as well. The works represent altered entities; those that have been affected by everyday abrasion or an invasive species to those romanticized by fantasies and oddities that spark the imagination.


1300 THIRD Gallery4th Coast Pop Up Market
1300 THIRD GALLERY presents the 4TH COAST POP UP MARKET, sponsored by Lu-Owl Vintage & Superelectric Press. The 4th Coast Pop Up Market is a collective of local designers and artists and features limited edition pieces from emerging Cleveland businesses. Additionally, 1300 Third Gallery will be holding the closing reception for the artwork of: Jeffrey Sierputowski, Robby Staebler, Benjamin Haehn, and Nathaniel Murray. Music provided by DJ Tanner..
Eileen DorseyLeaves & Things:
New Works by
Eileen Dorsey
(inside smARTspace at 78th)
Meet the artist reception 5-9p

A new series of landscapes and abstracts from studio artist Eileen Dorsey inspired by her travels.  
Michael Prunty, Ore BoatRegional Watercolors
Kokoon Arts Gallery
March 18-May 14, 2011

An exhibition of watercolor paintings by regional contemporary and historic artists, including Judith Brandon, Michael Prunty, Melissa Harris, Tori Mills, William E. Scheele, Frank Wilcox, William Sommer, Paul Travis, Jean and Paul Ulen.
Six in StudioSix in Studio
(inside smARTspace at 78th)

CWAL's "Six in Studio" project is designed to give 6 artists the opportunity to create work in a shared studio environment. This is a work-in-progress type show beginning with an open studio on Friday March 18. Come meet our six artists, plus juror Melinda Placko, see samples of their work, watch the art unfold! Progress will continue over the course of a month, culminating in a finished exhibition on Friday, April 15th. Visit www.clevelandwestartleague.com for further information.
Susie Frazier, SurgeSusie Frazier Showroom Grand Opening
(inside smARTspace at 78th)

Gordon Square streetscape artist Susie Frazier plants roots in the neighborhood by opening her new showroom, featuring an unconventional medium that's unique to this part of the United States. Working with authentic bark, leaves, twigs and grass, Frazier creates calming textural fine art, home decor, and gifts that accentuate repeating patterns found organically in nature. Collectors, who have followed her work for the past fourteen years will see Frazier's signature "distressed" details combined with sophisticated treatments, reinforcing why she's one of the most recognizable green artists in the region.
Dana Oldfather, Auxiliarysweet + dangerous:
new work by Anthony Bartholomew and
Dana Oldfather
Survival Kit Gallery
March 18-May 20, 2011

Bartholomew, a printmaker whose work focuses on the concept of fullness versus void, uses various non-representational shapes and colors to illustrate the various states of emptiness/fullness we encounter daily. Oldfather is a nationally recognized self-taught painter whose abstract works mirror very tangible concepts of contrast; evolution and annihilation, battle and celebration, "the sweet and dangerous" (work appears courtesy of Bonfoey Gallery). Opening night also features Mackenzie Clevenger and Mikaela Clarkperforming modern dance excerpts from the forthcoming Without Words...Moving Against the Sex Trade.  

William Sommer
Fine Art at Auction featuring
the Cleveland School Art
Saturday, March 19, 9:30a

Gallery Preview Dates:

Sat March 12 &Tue March 15, 11a-3p
Wed March 16 &Thu March 17, 11a-8p
Fri March 18, 11a-3p
Or by appointment
Closed Sun March 13 & Mon March 14

Artists include G. Adomeit, J. Albers, T. H. Benton, L. Bosa, H. Breverman, S. Dali, S. Davis, C. Deike, J. Dine, M. Dyf, F. Eichenberg, L. Feininger, A. M. Gorter, R. Gwathmey, A. H. Huntington, R. Kent, J. B. Koekkoek, R. Indiana, L. Isard, R. Lichtenstein, S. Munakata, L. McVey, W. McVey, C. Oldenburg, P. Picasso, W. Sommer, R. Soyer, M. Spain, T. Takaezu, J. A. M. Whistler, E. Winter, etc. Click here to view complete online catalog.


smARTspace at 78th
Joining us from Columbus, Couchfire Collective is a group who share a common drive to progress as individual artists, to develop as a collective, and to raise the profile of Columbus' creative community. Exhibit on view in smARTspace at 78th, artist reception Friday, April 15, 5-9p..
78th Street Studios
Relive the final moments of Pompeii's destruction in this unique theatrical event that blends performance, music, improvisation, anthropology, philosophy, free hors d'oeuvres and the end of the world. Created by the Theater Ninjas.  

smARTspace at 78th Welcome
We're thrilled to welcome these fine businesses to the already-stellar lineup of those occupying smARTspace at 78th on the building's first floor:
A unique 20,000 square-foot mixed use venue, smARTspace at 78th combines artist studios, exhibit space and event space (rentable for arts and music events, benefits, weddings/receptions, private parties and corporate meetings of up to 500 people). more info
Abstract Red Cross Donation Drop-Off
Assisting artists of all disciplines in their time of greatest need, Abstract Red Cross will collect materials and supplies (food, clothing, art materials and supplies, etc) with donation drop-off 78th Street Studios, 3rd Floor during March 18th THIRD FRIDAY event (5-9p). Call 734-272-2914 for more info.  

March 18-April 9 Intuitive Visions @ Wall Eye Gallery

March 23 Closed Mouth Don't Get Fed @ Cleveland Public Theatre in partnership with Elyria YWCA

March 31 Cleveland International Film Festival Night @ the Capitol Theatre

For more info and a complete list of events, visit the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization's news feed here

Join us each third Friday monthly from
5-9p to explore 78th Street Studios, a vibrant community of arts & entertainment businesses housed in the former American Greetings Creative Studios, between West 78th & West 80th Streets in Cleveland. 78th Street Studios anchors the west end of the Gordon Square Arts District and is a true destination for visitors to the revitalized Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood.

"A labyrinth of delights..."
~The Cleveland Plain Dealer

"An arts mecca for Cleveland's west side..."  ~Cleveland Magazine

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