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October 2016


Cleveland Institute of Art Faculty Exhibition

Cleveland Institute of Art
Sep 01, 2016 - Oct 09, 2016 6:30PM-8:30PM | 11610 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106 USA | Community
View new work from 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows, Kathy Buszkiewicz, Sarah Kabot, Kevin Kautenburger and Jimmy Kuehnle at the popular annual CIA Faculty Exhibition. A tradition that spans over eight decades, the Faculty Exhibition is a celebration of art and its makers and an opportunity for the public to view new, original, and innovative works from our world-renowned art and design faculty.

Songs of Innocence and Experience: Crafting Voice in Creative Nonfiction with Amy Breau

Literary Cleveland
Oct 08, 2016 10:00 am - 12:15 pm | Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. OH 44120 | Community
Writer and Creative Workforce Fellow, Amy Breau will explore how to avoid the dreaded pitfall of “a one-note voice telling a one-note story.” Writers can hone their craft through this approachable workshop hosted by Literary Cleveland.

Stories ARThe Best Medicine

Roy Ayers
Oct 08, 2016 2:30pm 4:00pm | Cleveland Museum of Art Recital Hall 11150 East Boulevard Cleveland, OH 44106 | Community
The MetroHealth System's Arts-in-Medicine Department and the Cleveland Museum of Art partner to bring you the final showcase of Stories ARThe Best Medicine. For four weeks, storytellers from MetroHealth's HIV/AIDS community worked with performance and teaching artist, and 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, Ray Caspio, to find, craft, and perform their unique stories inspired by the Cleveland Museum of Art's collection. Free, no reservations required.

Chagrin Film Festival

Oct 08, 2016 1:30PM | 40 River St, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre | Community
Creative Workforce Fellow and filmmaker, Jakob Hochendoner will screen his newest short documentary, All it Takes. The film takes a hard look at the opiate epidemic in Lorain County, following families and advocates at the center of the crisis as they search for solutions.

Artist in Residence Talk at Zygote Press

Zygote Press
Oct 08, 2016 1:00PM-3:00PM | 1410 E 30th St, Cleveland, OH 44114 | Community
Visual artist, educator and Creative Workforce Fellow, Darius Steward will discuss his vision and philosophy among his new work created as artist in residence at Zygote Press. Engage with this artist and his work from 1-3 p.m. Prints on view at Zygote through October 29.

Wonder: Connections with Nature

Oct 08, 2016 - Oct 22, 2016 2:00PM-3:30PM | 10/8/16) Brecksville Reservation, | Community
Sculptor, naturalist and Creative Workforce Fellow, Kevin Kautenburger will host 18 interactive workshops in partnership with the Cleveland Metroparks reservations. This project is designed to record and compare individual responses to a range of natural phenomena, to see how deep and profound our connections to nature might be. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with the artist and nature through personal writings and use of pinhole cameras. Next workshop at the Brecksville Reservation on October 8.

AIR Exhibition: Artist Talk

Zygote Press
Oct 15, 2016 1 - 3 p.m. | Zygote Press | Community
Darius Steward will discuss his new work and process at Zygote during an artist talk. Steward was a recipient of one of this year’s prestigious Creative Workforce Fellowships from the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. The exhibition remains on view through Oct. 29. Free.

Cartoon Crossroads

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus
Oct 15, 2016 - Oct 18, 2016 11:00 AM-6:00 PM | 96 S Grant Ave, Columbus, OH 43215 | Community
Internationally renowned Cleveland comic and Creative Workforce Fellow, Derf Backderf will be signing books at the Cartoon CrossRoads festival in Columbus. Get the chance to meet him and many other tremendous comic artists.

Arts and Culture Roundtable with Linda Woggon

Community Partnership for Arts and Culture
Oct 20, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM | Mandel Community Room in The Centers for Families and Children, 4500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103 | Build Your Business
An Arts and Culture Roundtable featuring Linda Woggon, Executive Director of Ohio Citizens for the Arts. Linda will talk about Ohio Citizens for the Arts’ current work, present an overview of pending legislation at the state level that concerns arts and culture, and seek your counsel regarding the development of a state-level public policy agenda for Ohio Citizens for the Arts.

During this event you’ll have an opportunity to share public policy issues that affect your work (or audiences ability to participate in your work) as well as innovative arts and culture policies you’re aware of from other states that you think would be relevant and appropriate for the State of Ohio.

The Art of Play--Creating Theatre for Children: PUPPET PLAY

Oct 22, 2016 - Oct 23, 2016 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Talespinner Children's Theatre, 5209 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, 44102 | Hone Your Craft
In this two-day workshop, attendees will create their own puppet, bring it to life, and work together with other puppeteers to learn storytelling with puppets. All supplies are provided. Registrants must be able to attend both days.
Attendees should wear clothes that can get paint on them.
Workshop Limit: 15

Cleveland Dance Fest Free Master Classes

The Movement Factory
Oct 22, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 3:00PM | Community
A showcase of various short form work including original plays, sketches, bands, soloists and video artists. See work by some of the best local artists unveiling new work or playing their hits. Featuring performances by Lauren Joy Fraley, Eric M. C. Gonzalez, Jeremy Paul, Christopher Hisey, Val Kozlenko, Ray Caspio and more. Two nights only at Negative Space Gallery.