Friday, September 25, 2009

If you love photography....

On September 25 and 26 The Kalman & Pabst Photo Group will be holding their 3rd Annual Fine Art Show. The opening reception is Friday, September 25 from 5 p.m. - 10p.m. and the gallery opening is Saturday, September 26 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

K&P has been in business for over two decades and is considered one of the premier commercial photo studios between New York and Chicago. They specialize in food, product and portrait photography. This show is a chance for all 12 of the employees to show off their personal art. The variety of images is fascinating and the photography is breathtaking. On display are images from all over the country with a special inclusion of stunning images from Southeast Asia taken when one of the photographers traveled there earlier this year.

Kalman & Pabst is located at 3907 Perkins Ave. in downtown Cleveland. Perkins Ave is 1 street north of Chester Ave. and the studios are just west of E. 40th Street. 216.426.9090.

Friday, September 18, 2009

New media Czech style at Spaces Gallery

Stop into SPACES Gallery (Cleveland, OH) and see the colorful, wry and witty work of artist Jiří Surůvka who is visiting from Ostrava in the Czech Republic as Spaces current "artist in residence."

Surůvka was born in 1960 so he has developed his taste and talents in a post-industrial, post-socialist environment. He has created sculpture, painting, and performance art that offer irony, humor and an aggressive look at issues facing his community and the world at large. Don't miss out on one of his live performance art pieces, they are a telling insight into how pop culture, politics and art are seen through a former communist country's eyes after it has survived years of war and hardship.

Jiří Surůvka is in residence Sept. 11 - October 23, 2009
SPACES is located at 2220 Superior Viaduct, Cleveland, OH 44113, 216.621.2314

Gallery Hours

• Tu – Sa: 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
• F: Open until 7 p.m.
• Su: 1 – 5 p.m.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tremont ArtWalk

Starting tonight Friday 9/11/09 perhaps one of the more anticipated events in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland is the September ArtWalk. The Artwalk has been around for over 14 years and over the span more than 1000 different artists have shown their work. Each month on the second Friday the galleries throw open their doors and maintain later closing hours.

This particular evening is a little more special because it is the unofficial kick off to the weekend Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival in Lincoln Park from noon - 6 p.m. This is the eleventh year for the annual festival which celebrates the cultural and artistic diversity of Tremont and Greater Cleveland by presenting the endeavors of visual and performing artists.

There will be sculpture, jewelry, fine art, photography on display. Come hungry because there will be lots of diverse types of yummy food to partake of. Bring the kids if you like since there will be children's activities and programs. Musicians dancers and performers will be roaming around for everyone to listen to and observe.

The art show is the crown jewel for anyone in attendance. There is all the wonderful art on display selected to participate in the Festival The top 3 artists will be awarded prizes for excellence by the jurors (all Tremont-based artists).

Admission to the Festival is free. For more info contact Festival Manager, Scott Rosenstein, at 216.575.0920 or

Friday, September 4, 2009

Calling all guitar heroes...

"It Might Get Loud"
The "guitar summit" documentary that brings together Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page, U2's The Edge and relative young gun Jack White of the White Stripes get together for a meeting/jam session/musical philosophies trading get-together.

This is a very entertaining and relaxed look at three guitar virtuosos' hanging out with their guitars and amps. Bringing three generations of rock musicians together provides an informal history of rock and roll through the perspectives of these guys.

The vintage clips are priceless. Black and white British TV clips of Jimmy Page in his teenage skiffle band, young skinny quasi-new wavers U2 performing early gigs. The movie even has Jimmy returning to Headley Grange, a former workhouse in Britain where "When the Levee Breaks" was recorded. The film opens opens with the White Stripes leader constructing an amplified diddley bow out of nails, wire and a Coke bottle and ends with the trio's rootsy run-through of The Band's "The Weight" rather than a fret-strangling monster jam. 

The film begins showing in Cleveland at the Cedar Lee Theater on September 25, 2009 for a limited run.

The Cedar Lee Theater
2163 Lee Rd
Cleveland, OH 44118-2975
(440) 717-4696