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Friday, September 18, 2015

78th Street Studios Stacks This Month's Third Friday Event with Fall Debuts

Posted By on Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 8:29 AM

After closing many of their Summer 2015 exhibitions, the galleries and artist studios of 78th Street Studios invite you back for a number of opening receptions and special events to begin the fall Friday night.

This month, E11even 2 (Suite 112) debuts co-founder Christina Sadowski’s first solo exhibition, the Cleveland at Home Collection. The show features a collection of functional, everyday objects designed with Sadowski’s original, Cleveland-based photography. The Cleveland at Home Collection remains on view through the next Third Friday on Oct. 16.

“The show is all Cleveland-based imagery on home good items,” Sadowksi explains. “Shower curtains, duvets, throw pillows, rugs, clocks, wall art, as well as a few unique pieces of clothing and jewelry. Cleveland pride is at an all time high which is perfect as I have been doing Cleveland based photography for many years now. It seemed right to take the images from the wall to functional items.”

After seven years, HEDGE Gallery (Suite 200) founder Hilary Gent recently announced that she will now be representing an official roster of local and regional, emerging and established artists. To celebrate, she has organized HEDGE Represents, a group exhibition showcasing recent work by a number of these talented artists.

HEDGE now represents the work of John W. Carlson, Rebecca Cross, Sarah Curry, Sarah Hayes, Christopher Kier, David Masters, Brian Mouhlas, Katy Richards, Dott Schneider, Nicole Schneider, Meghann Snow and Nikki Woods.
Looking forward, Gent promises, “HEDGE Gallery will continue to exhibit other local artists as well, and will be adding to the list of represented artists.”

The exhibition includes the work of John W. Carlson, Sarah Curry, Christopher Kier, David Masters, Brian Mouhlas, Katy Richards, Dott Schneider, Nicole Schneider, Meghann Snow, Douglas Max Utter and Nikki Woods. HEDGE Represents remains on view through Third Friday, Nov. 20.

Also on the second floor, just down the hall, Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery (Suite 212) opens Cinema 06, the sixth installment of their film-inspired, annual exhibition. Curator Ross Lesko describes the show as “An exhibition of cinema-inspired art, created by 17 artists from eight cities in three countries." Cinema 06 runs through Nov. 14.

Cinema 06 includes work by Michael Abarca, Judith Brandon, Preston Buchtel, Ryn Clarke, Laura & Gary Dumm, Peter Green, Troy Gua [Seattle, WA], Dave Jupp [Chicago, IL], Kasumi, Jinchul Kim [Salisbury, MD], Caleb Martin [Toronto, Canada], Jane Millican [London, UK], Moe Pho [Detroit, MI], Gail Potocki [Chicago, IL], Milan Radosevic and Eric Souther [Mishawaka, IN].

On the lower level, ARTneo (Suite 016) opens a new exhibition honoring legendary Cleveland-based arts writer Dr. Henry Adams. Dr. Adams is the Professor of American Art at CWRU. He has written more than 300 scholarly and popular articles and more than a dozen books and exhibition catalogues. Using many regional artists in ARTneo’s permanent collection, Henry Adams: A Curatorial Review celebrates Adams’ career by sampling his writings and illustrating his talents with his own words.

Dr. Adams will be honored at ARTneo’s annual benefit on Saturday, Sept. 26. Honoring Henry Adams, ARTneo’s Annual Benefit takes place just outside ARTneo, on the ramp (lower) level of 78th Street Studios, Saturday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $75 and include silent auction, heavy hors d’oeuvres and one complimentary cocktail.

On the third floor, Popeye Gallery takes over curating duties at Survival Kit (Suite 303) with POPEYE PRESENTS: FUTURE PAST, a group show featuring new and recent work by Benji Diaz, Andy Dreamingwolf, Jamey Hart, Mike Lombardy and Meg Wilson. (Note: I’m one of the directors of Popeye Gallery.) 

Local painter Justin Brennan hosts a grand opening of his new studio next to Survival Kit’s gallery space, and The Chicago Plan performs in the gallery at 9 p.m. Brennan’s expressive, abstract paintings fill the long third floor hallways.
Another new tenant opens its doors this month as Citizen Workshop (Suite 114) hosts their first Third Friday opening with Chamba Music (Brazilian-style bossa nova band) performing from 7 to 9 p.m. The Workshop creates furniture, home accessories, wall art and more, engraved with custom designs.

oWOW, a digital rock radio station located inside 78th Street Studios will be broadcasting live this Third Friday. Stop by their studio (Suite 228) to meet to “oWOW Crowd” Visit for more information.

Speaking of music, Well Made Music (Suite 104B) hosts a record giveaway to support this month’s featured charity, the Waterloo Alley Cat Project. The organization feeds, shelters and spays/neuters feral felines in Collinwood around the Waterloo Arts District and Euclid Beach Park.

There’s plenty more to see. Most Third Friday events take place from 5 to 9 p.m. (individual hours may vary). Free.

(78th Street Studios) 1300 W. 78th St., 330-819-7280,

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