Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October Regional Arts Roundup

An attempt to give a few highlights of shows in a slightly broader region mostly focusing on new exhibits and events opening in October or late September.

In Cleveland

The Cleveland Museum

Paul Gauguin: Paris, 1889
October 4, 2009–January 18, 2010

This landmark exhibition gathers about 75 paintings, works on paper, woodcarvings, and ceramics by Paul Gauguin and his contemporaries to explore how the artist created his signature style during the year 1889. Co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam.

The exhibition will also focus on Gauguin's early prints.

MOCA Cleveland

Hugging and Wrestling : Contemporary Israeli Photography and Video
On view September 12th, 2009 through January 10th, 2010

Julian Stanczak : Recent Work
On view September 12th, 2009 through January 10th, 2010

Julian Stanczak's work helped to define the Op, or "perceptual," art movement of the 1960's. Since that time, Stanczak has continued to make groundbreaking work primarily here in Cleveland, where he was a professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art from 1964 - 1995. Visually stunning and metaphorically rich, Stanczaks newest works will be featured this fall in MOCA's 12th PULSE exhibition, a series presenting outstanding artists working in our region.

Artist talk on October 4th

Spaces Gallery

The Plum Academy
"An Institute for Situated Practices"

September 11 – October 23, 2009
Opening Reception: September 11, 6–9 p.m., free

Don't ask! Kind of a free form group of random readings, screenings, tours and talks.



Nearly 50 years ago CAP began a tradition of identifying and honoring Cleveland’s outstanding artists on an annual basis. Since then the Arts Prize commissioned an Arts Prize medal, launched a scholarship program and established the tradition of holding an annual awards event to honor the accomplishments of Artists in Northeast Ohio.

Cleveland Arts Prize Winner’s Collaborative will showcase Cleveland’s best in the category of visual arts with a free public gallery exhibition and include two weekend workshops in the categories of design, literature and music and dance.


Akron Art Museum

The Legend of John Brown by Jacob Lawrence
October 16, 2009 - February 14, 2010

Judith Bear Isroff Gallery

"This fall marks the 150th anniversaries of John Brown’s anti-slavery raid on Harper’s Ferry, Virginia, and his December 2, 1859 execution. To commemorate this famous Akron resident, the Akron Art Museum presents selections from Jacob Lawrence’s celebrated print series The Legend of John Brown. Lawrence, one of the most significant American artists of the 20th century, was also the first African American to depict the story of the controversial white abolitionist.

Lawrence’s screenprint series is from the collection of the Akron Art Museum and will be joined by related images and artifacts from the Summit County Historical Society and the Special Collections Division of the Akron Summit County Public Library."


Familiar Faces:
Chuck Close in Ohio Collections
September 5, 2009 - January 3, 2010


The Butler Institute Of American Art

Sep 06, 2009 Through Nov 29, 2009
Jasper Johns: Works on Paper 1994-2007 (Youngstown)

Presented in conjunction with Matthew Marks Gallery, New York City, this exhibition offers recent works on paper by America's master of the avant garde. An exhibition catalogue accompanies this show.


The Erie Art Museum

Selections from the Permanent Collection
of Edinboro University

Main Gallery
September 25, 2009 through January 4, 2010

"The exhibition, curated by Bruce Gallery Director John Bavaro, and organized by Erie Art Museum Director John Vanco, features a large sampling of lithographs, etchings and drawings by some of the most prominent names in Western art, including Picasso, Dali, Redon, Goya, Degas, Matisse, Chagall and many others. The exhibition also features excellent prints by Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kunisada and other Japanese masters. Some of the notable pieces featured in the show include a platter by Peter Voulkos, an original 1960’s era drawing by Peter Saul, a signed “Liz” silkscreen by Andy Warhol and two signed lithographs by Kathe Kollwitz.

Edinboro University’s collection is strongest in printmaking, but also includes sculpture, ceramics, painting, drawing, photography, and fibers. The collection is eclectic, with works ranging from 19th and early 20th Century lithographs to Pop Art prints and Photorealistic silkscreen pieces. It also contains selections from prominent Edinboro art alumni and purchase award acquisitions from the former Edinboro Print National Competition. Acquired through purchase or private donations, the artwork serves the campus and surrounding community through availability for study, teaching, exhibition and institutional loans."


Westmoreland Museum Of American Art

Four Perspectives on Fifty Years
Sunday September 27, 2009 - Sunday January 03, 2010


James Osher: Three Seconds with the Masters
Sunday September 27, 2009 - Sunday January 03, 2010

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