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Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, June 2011 THIRD FRIDAY / Photo Credit: Allen Kradlak
Walken Frame and ArtTravis Lives

Walken Frame and Art

Opening reception, Friday, October 21

October 21-December 31, 2011

This exhibit features the art of renowned Cleveland School artist Paul Bough Travis, including some rarely seen works. The opening reception will be 5-9p Friday, October 21, and the show will run through December 31, 2011.

Eileen DorseyTo Whistler and Back
(inside smARTspace at 78th)
Open House, October 21, 5-9p

A collection of works inspired by Dorsey's journey across the country. Meet the artist in studio 5-9p. 



Tregoning & CompanySPIRITUS
Recent Photographs by Elisabeth Sunday
Through November 2011

"Mirror photography is much more than photographing a reflection, it produces a visual alchemy that combines the physical world with that of the great mystery. Photographing with mirrors allows me to see the world in a different light and capture some element that remains hidden in straight photography. The use of elongation in indigenous and western art has long been an archetype for the unconscious. Following in this tradition, I use my mirror to shine into the internal deep spaces where we universally connect to something greater." - Elisabeth Sunday


Kokoon Arts GalleryRegional Visions: Michael Nekic, Randall Tiedman, Michael Prunty and Others
Kokoon Arts Gallery
Opening October 21, 5-9p

Through December 30, 2011


Regional Visions presents wildly divergent views of real and imaginary landscape compositions from several very accomplished local artists. Michael Nekic is a photographer who uses computer graphic programs to alter

and enhance his artistic vision of local scenery. Randall Tiedman creates "inscape" paintings, visionary works made without reference materials or photos of any kind. Michael Prunty renders scenes of the Cleveland region in lush watercolor with an emphasis on time of day and the associated atmosphere. Other artists include Paul Jacklitch, Melissa Harris, John Howitt, Frank Wilcox & Paul Ulen. Other gallery artists on view: William Sommer, Paul Travis, Jean Ulen, William E. Scheele, Ernie Horvath, Alfredo Arreguin, Mary Wawrytko, Karen Kunc, Susan Squires, Gary Spinosa, Donna Webb, Darren Waterston and Andrea LeBlond.Gallery Hours: Friday & Saturday 11a-4p or by appointment.


Augusto Fine Art Gallery"Red and the wolf. A love story." Oil Paintings by Augusto Bordelois
(inside smARTspace at 78th)

October 21, 2011-January 10, 2012


Join us for this one-man show opening October 21. Gallery Hours: Friday and Saturday 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM and by appointment.

Susie FrazierPods & Petals: A Collection of Earth Studies

Susie Frazier Showroom

(inside smARTspace at 78th)


View the entire collection of twenty four 10" x 10" textural works, commissioned by the Cleveland VA Medical Center, before it's gone for installation in the new radiology building in University Circle. Touch Frazier's materials from the work table, and see for yourself why collectors have been inspired by this project and are ordering pairs and triptychs for themselves.


Cleveland West Art League
Outside the 614
(inside smARTspace at 78th)
Artist Talk & Closing Reception,
October 21, 6-10p

Cleveland West Art League presents the art of Juan Carrera and Todd Hickerson in "Outside the 614."  Carrera's abstract expressionist paintings and Hickerson's raku fired boxes combine geometry and organic shape into rich and vibrant surfaces.  Both artists hail from Columbus and are members of the ABX Columbus (abstract expressionist) arts group as well as compatriots at Clayspace/Gallery 831.  Artist talk and closing reception from 6-10pm. For more information on CWAL visit our website.
Survival Kit GalleryMIMESIS: Sculptural Works by Jonah Jacobs and Rebecca Cross
Through November 18, 2011
Live music October 21

Using distinctly different materials, Rebecca Cross and Jonah Jacobs both draw upon nature to create organic, whimsical sculpture that evokes forest, flower, and sea life. Both artists create a tension between weird and familiar, raw and delicate, creating a complex visual experience that feels oddly natural. 


Survival Kit's October open house also features piano performances by Rob Kovacs.

legation, a galleryThe Coast is Never Clear, featuring new works by Annie Stimson, MFA
Thesis Exhibition

October 21-November 20, 2011

The Coast is Never Clearis a new body of work by sculpture and installation artist, Annie Stimson, which speaks to the fear and uncertainty of our present state and unknown future. Ideas of ritual, alchemy, history, and science present themselves in works that delicately and beautifully hint at the trepidation the future may hold and perhaps what our role in it might be. Stimson uses materials such as laboratory equipment and neon tubing to refer to science and technology, present and future, both disastrous and beneficial. Ornate patterning of text references our past while their phrases speak of our ominous future. On the verge of 2012, a year overwrought with prophesies about the end of the world, this exhibition is one artist's take on what may be to come. 
Kenneth Paul Lesko GalleryCinema 02
An Exhibition of Cinema Inspired Artwork
paintings + drawings + prints + photography
Kennth Paul Lesko Gallery
Through November 4, 2011

17 Artists - 12 Cities - 4 Countries = The Atomic Ghost [Bauru, Brazil] / Mr. Brainwash [Los Angeles, CA] / Judith Brandon [Cleveland, OH] / Preston Buchtel [Cleveland, OH] / Ryn Clarke [Cleveland, OH] / Eric Fracassi [Grand Rapids, MI] / Brad Fulton [Los Angeles, CA] / Troy Gua [Seattle, WA] / Dave Jupp [Chicago, IL] / Kasumi [Cleveland, OH] / Scott McIntire [Greenport, NY] / Jane Millican [London, UK] / Amy Rehor [Baltimore, MD] / Dave Rehor [Baltimore, MD] / Aubrey Rhodes [Melbourne, Australia] / Dooby Tomkins [Nashville, TN] / Scot Wittman [Philadelphia, PA]
Northcoast Promotions, Inc

Artist Vendor Marketplace 

2nd floor west


Guest artisan vendors join the open galleries and studios of 78th Street Studios for a marketplace event! Located on the second floor west (use north entrance off main parking lot), organized by Northcoast Promotions, Inc.


Forum Art Space

#pix #elated: the cross pollination of digital and physical space

Closing, October 21-5-9p

Our show closes October 21 at FORUM Artspace 5-9. It will feature work by the members of Forum Artspace. Bring your smartphones!


Also, on Friday November 4, Forum is hosting an Exquisite Corpse party 7-10p. Come hang out with the gallerists and friends as we collaborate on wildly inventive caricature sketches.


Rachel Davis Fine ArtsFine Art at Auction

featuring Cleveland School Art

Rachel Davis Fine Arts

Saturday, October 22, 9:30a


Image shown: Shirley Aley Campbell oil "Audition For Kim" - All proceeds from the sale of this painting including buyer's premium will be donated to benefit the Cleveland Artist's Foundation Endowment Fund. Gallery Preview begins on Sat. Oct. 15, through Fri. Oct. 21 (closed on Sun. 16th & Mon. 17th).


18% Buyer's Premium / 21% Buyer's Premium on Internet Bidding

Catalogs available $ 10.00 ppd / Complete on-line catalog available at and

Proxy, internet and phone bidding available

Auctioneer: Rachel N. Davis

Apprentice Auctioneer: Preston M. Davis


Welcome back 78th Street Studios artist Eileen Dorsey who has just returned from a month-long residency at the Vermont Studio Center. Congratulations, Eileen, and we look forward to sharing your experiences and resulting new work during November 18 THIRD FRIDAY!


Hot off the presses... more great news about the businesses of 78th Street Studio! Click here  to read/see all about it.


Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization Annual Benefit

Thursday, November 3, 2011

smARTspace at 78th, an artful event venue in the 78th Street Studios building

Tickets $50 per person, $35 for 44102 residents!  At this fundraiser for community development, we will be honoring Bobbi Reichtel and Safeguard Properties, Inc. Food, wine, music from Cats on Holiday and great art!  To order tickets, contact Genna Petrolla at 216/961.4242 x 241 or email Thanks in advance for your support!


Gordon Square Farmers Market
Saturdays through October 2011

The Gordon Square Farmers Market continues through October! Fresh produce from local growers, yoga at the Labyrinth or Bethany Presbyterian Church, handmade crafts and more. Don't miss the Halloween-themed market on Oct. 29th, plus the holiday markets on November 19 & December 17 in the Gordon Square Arcade. info


Dia de Los Muertos

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead Celebration) will take place on Saturday, October 29 from 11a-10p at Cleveland Public Theatre's east campus (6205 Detroit Avenue). Music, dance, face-painting, altars, exhibition, folk art and pan de muerto, plus a parade at 3:30 pm. info

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.

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"A labyrinth of delights..."

 ~The Cleveland Plain Dealer

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

1300 W. 78th St to 1305 W. 80th St
(one block north of Lake Ave)
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Additional Parking!
Thanks to our friends at Alcon Industries, we've added 95+ new parking spaces in the lots immediately north and west of our existing lot. Park with ease and stay for an entire evening of art, music and food!.more info