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  • Phoebe Marie Nelson, “The Long Ease: Post-Cancer Works” April 11 - May 3, 2014

    April 11 – May 3, 2014
    Phoebe Marie Nelson, “The Long Ease: Post-Cancer Works”

    During the year of illness and literal bloodshed that led up to my diagnosis with inoperable Stage 2B Cervical Cancer on November 2, 2011, something was happening that I did not even realize. Or NOT happening, as it were. I stopped making art. It wasn’t a conscious decision, it just happened. I felt terrible and uninspired, stressed and filled with anxiety and panic. The artwork just ended. Shortly after the diagnosis and subsequent months of chemotherapy, radiation and brachytherapy, something else happened that I didn’t realize either. I started making art again. Quietly at first. Just a few pieces. And then a few more. And very slowly, over the past two years, I began to “ease” back into the life of a so-called artist again. It was a big deal for me.

    Cancer not only changed me physically – I was left infertile and menopausal at 36, not to mention a host of other late side effects and a permanent fear of recurrence – but it changed my artwork as well. I’ve done collage for over 20 years, and everyone who is familiar with my work has noticed the change. I don’t think this new series of work is “better” than what I used to do, but it is different. Lighter, yet more meaningful. More mature maybe? More hopeful? Maybe it’s just what happens to the things you make when you’ve been through something as life-altering as cancer in your 30s.

  • Work by Sarah Biscuso, March 14 - April 5, 2014

    “I am coming back to painting after a decade-long hiatus. When I paint, I am interested in memory, emotion, and spontaneity. I approach the canvas without primary sketches or concrete plans in an attempt to record ideas from below the conscious level. The work is a document of my experiences, interests, and state of mind at the point in my life when I created it. I have always been drawn to the Expressionist movement, and this influence is reflected in my work.”

  • Sarah Biscuso March 14 – April 5, 2014, opens Tremont ArtWalk Friday 6 – 10 p.m. DJ set by C Randolph C

    “I am coming back to painting after a decade-long hiatus. When I paint, I am interested in memory, emotion, and spontaneity. I approach the canvas without primary sketches or concrete plans in an attempt to record ideas from below the conscious level. The work is a document of my experiences, interests, and state of mind at the point in my life when I created it. I have always been drawn to the Expressionist movement, and this influence is reflected in my work.”

  • TWO YODY’S YODY/Examples/ YODY/Study in Nature: Rebecca Yody and Tom Yody, music by Librarian February 14th Tremont ArtWalk

    With over two decades of experience in performance and creative arts, Rebecca Yody is continuously striving to find new ways of expression. She has recently exhibited her work at SmartSpace and Two Girls from Cleveland / The FOUNDRY Store. Tom Yody taught at the Cooper School of Art in the 1970s and returned to Cleveland in 2012, invigorated by the thriving art scene and inspired by what he refers to as “the work-a-day, blue shirt commitment and dedication of the artists here.” In Fall 2013, Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery exhibited Yody’s abstract drawing and sculptures evoking the non-representational surrealism of Yves Tanguy and the organic structures of Antonio Gaudi.

  • TWO YODYS - YODY/Examples/ YODY/Study in Nature: Rebecca Yody and Tom Yody February 8 – March 8, 2014


    With over two decades of experience in performance and creative arts, Rebecca Yody is continuously striving to find new ways of expression. She has recently exhibited her work at SmartSpace and Two Girls from Cleveland / The FOUNDRY Store. Tom Yody taught at the Cooper School of Art in the 1970s and returned to Cleveland in 2012, invigorated by the thriving art scene and inspired by what he refers to as “the work-a-day, blue shirt commitment and dedication of the artists here.” In Fall 2013, Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery exhibited Yody’s abstract drawing and sculptures evoking the non-representational surrealism of Yves Tanguy and the organic structures of Antonio Gaudi.

  • New Work by K. Stewart and Jeanette Thomas closing reception Saturday February 1, 7 - 10 p.m. music by Iron Oxide

    Work by Kat Stewart

    K. Stewart, "Pchyolka," latex on canvas, 2010

    Fundamentals of Engineering work by K. Stewart

    Since moving to Cleveland over 10 years ago, Stewart has played in several local bands (Black Cabbage, Iron Oxide, Mohammad Cartoon, Budapest Dojo). She works with paint, photography, fabric, and linotype, having last exhibited at the December 2012 Decay in Response: Pink Noise edition. A graduate of Cleveland State’s Electrical Engineering program, Stewart has a polymathic range of interests, from linguistics and graphic design to robotics and video games.

    Work by Jeanette Daphne Thomas

    Extended Family work by Jeanette Daphne Thomas

    Thomas studied at CSU for two years, followed by a brief stint at CIA. “Since then,” she writes, “I’ve made event fliers for my previous bands, made cover art for friends bands albums, including a 7-inch record for Herzog, released on the UK’s Transparent Records, and [for] my current band, The Very Knees. . . . Comic books got me into making art, and sustained me while keeping my form progressing. As far as portraiture, there is nothing more interesting or telling than the human face; it contains a world, as well as life’s secrets and mysteries, the universe in miniature.”

  • Dana Depew small works -Tremont ArtWalk Friday December 13th & Saturday December 14th

    Tremont ArtWalk Friday the 13th and 14th

    Small work: new amongst some old, $100 and under.

    Saturday December 7, 6 – 10 p..m
    Tremont ArtWalk Friday December 13, 6 – 10 p.m.
    Saturday December 14, Noon – 6 p.m.

  • The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Cafe November 2 – 30

    The Pretentious Tremont Artists of the Literary Cafe

    Opening Reception Sat. November 2, 6 – 10 p.m.
    runs through November 30

  • Latitudes and Longitudes new work by DOTT SCHNEIDER w/ DJ Librarian Tremont ArtWalk Friday October 11th

    DOTT SCHNEIDER

    LATITUDES AND LONGITUDES

    runs through October 19th, gallery open Saturday Noon – 6 p.m.

    Of late my work has been about manipulating non-traditional materials as commentary on the physical place I am at any given time. Latitudes and Longitudes is is based on my two week transcontinental drive to study the living erosion of the United States.

    Mixed media artist, Dott von Schneider received her CEAP from the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rouen in 1996. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in publications such as Kölnisch Rundshau, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Jane Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Cleveland Scene, and Northern Ohio Live. Schneider holds her studio in Lakewood and lives there with her husband and their attack cats.

  • Relic by Katelynn Altgilbers opens Tremont ArtWalk Friday August 9th

    Born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Altgilbers earned BFAs from Cleveland Institute of Art and Ursuline College before relocating to the East Coast, earning her MFA from Montclair State University (NJ) and currently teaching at SUNY Old Westbury College on Long Island. “Relic” can be seen reworking the post-industrial ruin exhibiting widely in rustbelt galleries these days (see Anne Trubek’s review-essay in the last issue of CAN Journal). Yet, rather than thematizing human waste against a resilient natural backdrop, Altigebers’ work offers photo tableaus of small survivors of nature’s own vast havoc. She writes, “Some of the pieces are from the beach after hurricane Sandy,” for example, “a sea sponge covered in small coral” against “a damaged home after hurricane Sandy. . . . This work is a celebration of objects that survive time and trauma.”

  • Peter Seward • Seen/Unseen closing reception ArtWalk Friday July 12, 6 - 10 p.m. with music by Dutch Babies at 8 p.m.

    For the past five years, “Stealth Towers,” has been the subject of this inquiry, as real and imagined cell-phone towers are camouflaged as pine trees, church steeples, flag poles, barn silos, and totem poles. Depicted with traditional techniques, and with a nod to the Hudson River School style of painting, these works place communications infrastructure in a Romantic, sometimes religious, context.

    “My attempt is to seduce the viewer with a beautifully painted image, but then discover a betrayal with a narrative contrary to the original emotion. I’m as conflicted about living in the post-modern world as anyone else, and present these works as open-ended questions.”

    This new body of work looks at another current technological wonder framed against the sky: drone aircraft. The on-going quest to control the sphere geo-politically - black operations since the Cold War – continues as stealth drones dominate the skies over domestic and foreign lands. As unwitting ambassadors of American policy, drone planes demonstrate our reliance on technological solutions while, literally, being personally removed from the equation.

    “I’m hoping that the viewer considers this surveillance tool from another angle, by juxtaposing the invasiveness of remote technologies with pristine landscape and, sometimes, to explore stylization of the piece from a non-Western tradition.”

    peterseward.com

  • Peter Seward • Seen/Unseen, June 14, 6 – 10 p.m. opening and reception w/musical performance by Ryann Anderson

    For the past five years, “Stealth Towers,” has been the subject of this inquiry, as real and imagined cell-phone towers are camouflaged as pine trees, church steeples, flag poles, barn silos, and totem poles. Depicted with traditional techniques, and with a nod to the Hudson River School style of painting, these works place communications infrastructure in a Romantic, sometimes religious, context.

    “My attempt is to seduce the viewer with a beautifully painted image, but then discover a betrayal with a narrative contrary to the original emotion. I’m as conflicted about living in the post-modern world as anyone else, and present these works as open-ended questions.”

    This new body of work looks at another current technological wonder framed against the sky: drone aircraft. The on-going quest to control the sphere geo-politically - black operations since the Cold War – continues as stealth drones dominate the skies over domestic and foreign lands. As unwitting ambassadors of American policy, drone planes demonstrate our reliance on technological solutions while, literally, being personally removed from the equation.

    “I’m hoping that the viewer considers this surveillance tool from another angle, by juxtaposing the invasiveness of remote technologies with pristine landscape and, sometimes, to explore stylization of the piece from a non-Western tradition.”

    peterseward.com

  • Dott von Schneider – Latitudes and Longitudes September 13 – October 19

    A longtime Cleveland mixed media artist, Dott von Schneider received her CEAP from the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rouen in 1996. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in publications such as Kölnisch Rundshau, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Jane Magazine, Cleveland Scene, and Northern Ohio Live. She also functions as Cultural Maraca and owner of Miller Schneider Gallery. She writes, “Of late my work has been about manipulating non-traditional materials as commentary on the physical place I am at any given time. Latitudes and Longitudes is based on my two week transcontinental drive to study the living erosion of the United States.”

  • Peter Seward • Seen/Unseen, June 14 - July 13, 2013

    In a series of landscape paintings, Seward explores our collective use of technology, set against our desire to preserve the natural environment.

    For the past five years, “Stealth Towers,” has been the subject of this inquiry, as real and imagined cell-phone towers are camouflaged as pine trees, church steeples, flag poles, barn silos, and totem poles. Depicted with traditional techniques, and with a nod to the Hudson River School style of painting, these works place communications infrastructure in a Romantic, sometimes religious, context.

    “My attempt is to seduce the viewer with a beautifully painted image, but then discover a betrayal with a narrative contrary to the original emotion. I’m as conflicted about living in the post-modern world as anyone else, and present these works as open-ended questions.”

    This new body of work looks at another current technological wonder framed against the sky: drone aircraft. The on-going quest to control the sphere geo-politically – black operations since the Cold War – continues as stealth drones dominate the skies over domestic and foreign lands. As unwitting ambassadors of American policy, drone planes demonstrate our reliance on technological solutions while, literally, being personally removed from the equation.

    “I’m hoping that the viewer considers this surveillance tool from another angle, by juxtaposing the invasiveness of remote technologies with pristine landscape and, sometimes, to explore stylization of the piece from a non-Western tradition.”

    peterseward.com

  • Closing Reception Tremont ArtWalk Friday May 10, music by Dutch Babies at 8:30 p.m.

    Closing Reception Tremont ArtWalk Friday May 10 6 – 10 p.m.

    Broken and picked over .. left as only a whisper in the wind … where fragments of the past lay, new life sprouts through reminding us that eventually mother earth will reclaim what was once hers. Sometimes we must go back to go forward.

    Location: Randali Park Mall, North Randall OH

    Bio: Bradley Miller. Bradley was born to a single mother’ in the summer of 1984 and has been an artist for as long as he can remember. After graduating high schooL his run-ins with the law and struggles with addiction landed him in the “clink’” ‘for several years providing an intense period of intellectual stimulation and some serious soul searching. After his release he attended Youngstown State University and later Cleveland State University studying fine art and photography. Today he is a proud father, an almost husband and has a promising future in both the culinary and photography fields.

  • Broken, and picked over . . . opens ArtWalk Friday April 12th

    Broken, and picked over . . . photography by Bradley Miller

    Opening Reception Tremont ArtWalk Friday April 12 6 – 10 p.m.

    Broken and picked over .. left as only a whisper in the wind … where fragments of the past lay, new life sprouts through reminding us that eventually mother earth will reclaim what was once hers. Sometimes we must go back to go forward.

    Location: Randali Park Mall, North Randall OH

    Bio: Bradley Miller. Bradley was born to a single mother’ in the summer of 1984 and has been an artist for as long as he can remember. After graduating high schooL his run-ins with the law and struggles with addiction landed him in the “clink’” ‘for several years providing an intense period of intellectual stimulation and some serious soul searching. After his release he attended Youngstown State University and later Cleveland State University studying fine art and photography. Today he is a proud father, an almost husband and has a promising future in both the culinary and photography fields.

  • Autism: A Mexican Adventure by Craig Matis opens ArtWalk Friday March 8 runs through April 4, 2013

    Autism: A Mexican Adventure by Craig Matis opens ArtWalk Friday March 8 runs through April 4, 2013

    This book installation exhibition at the Brandt Gallery, “Autism: A Mexican Adventure” is a series of panels which relate the story of an American father and his autistic son traveling through Mexico to help cope with his wife’s death. Using music, narration, and a mixed media technique of folded paper and 3-D pencil drawings, the story describes a surreal journey that invites the viewer to learn a little about the difficulties in raising a special needs child, all set in a Mexican landscape.

  • Shadows: Photography by David Novak and Celebrate 20 Years of Tremont ArtWalk, Fri. Feb. 8 – Councilman Joe Cimperman presentation at 6 p.m.


    David Novak began photography in the 9th grade when he found an old Brownie camera in the family’s basement complete with film.  He took pictures of his sister (then twelve) and her new kitten, had the film developed, and found there were pictures on that same roll of film from when his sister was six. Like a Twilight Zone episode, he had stepped back in time and was instantly hooked.

    Following up on the Euclid Park Beach photographs he took with the 201 Minolta he got in college and exhibited at Brandt Gallery in 2010, Novak’s new exhibit explores shadows in the digital age. Noting that “digital color is so honest, it can be unforgiving,” Novak explores how the shadows so integral to the black-and-white medium of 50 years ago return to impact the digital print.

  • Nancy Prudic, “Exchange: Visibility/Invisibility” (November 9 – December 22)

    Nancy Prudic, “Exchange: Visibility/Invisibility” (November 9 – December 22)

    Nancy Prudic is associate professor of visual arts at Lake Erie College and has worked at the Cleveland Museum of Art in the Department of Education and Public Programming for eighteen years.
    Prudic believes that art is informed by the questions one asks oneself. Throughout her career a recurring theme has been personal image and “How is it formed?” As a woman she naturally questions the issues of the female body image and perception, both personal and social that affect one’s sense of self.
    This installation is intended as work in progress, as society’s perceptions as well as one’s self-image change over time.

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