A Voice for the Arts

As Cleveland's largest fine arts complex, 78th Street Studios houses an amazing community of close to 40 professional working artist studios, commercial fine art galleries and other creatively-based businesses. We're vitally aware that we thrive as part of a much larger vibrant and long-standing Northeast Ohio art scene. That scene desperately needs a voice - and CAN (Collective Arts Network) Journal has arrived to provide it!


Stop by CAN's Fall 2012 Launch Party at 78th Street Studios on Thursday, September 20 at 6:00pm to see what they're all about. You'll get a preview of the THIRD FRIDAY excitement detailed below as well as jazz and refreshment, all for just ten bucks (which goes to keep CAN Journal healthy and able to bring YOU great regional arts coverage). Learn more



THIRD FRIDAY, September 21 from 5-9p!

All Things Considered
Kokoon Arts Gallery, Suite 202

Opening Friday, September 21, 5-9p

Through December 22, 2012


To celebrate the remainder of 2012, we present the finest work by our historic and contemporary artists: Henry Keller, Frank Wilcox & Paul Travis; Larry Isard and Mary Wawrytko; William E. Scheele, Chuck Herndon, Ralph Woehrman, Karen Kunc, Darren Waterston and Greg Little; Ernie Horvath, Alfredo Arreguin, Susan Squires and Gary Spinosa; Donna Webb and Andrea LeBlond; Michael Prunty, Jeff Biggar, Melissa Harris and Debra Sue Solecki. Be sure to see Kokoon's "Bob Dylan & The Band" exhibition outside of smARTspace at 78th on the first floor.  And don't miss our exhibition rust belt (re)visions (more here) opening in Suite 200.   More

Cinema 03: An Exhibition of
Cinema Inspired Artwork
Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, Suite 212
Opening September 21, 5-9p
Through November 3, 2012 
18 Artists - 12 Cities - 4 Countries: Cleveland, OH; Baltimore, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Greenport, NY; Black Mountain, NC; Grand Rapids, MI; Seattle, WA; Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; London, UK; Melbourne, Australia; Bauru, Brazil. Pictured: Mr. Brainwash [Los Angeles, CA] "Laurel & Hardy," Oil & Mixed Media on Canvas. 42 x 42 inches. More
FORUM artspace Presents:
FORUM artspace, Suite 103

Closing September 21, 2012


Site-specific installations by Sarah Kabot, Scott Stibich, and Lauren Yeager address various aspects of FORUM as an entity, assessing its foundations and reflecting on what it means to be an independent space. Closing Friday, September 21, 5-9p.  FORUM artspace will also be open for the Thursday, September 20 CAN Journal Party! More
Jewelry With a Twist
Jeffrey Dube Studio, Suite 203
Friday, September 21, 5-9p

Dube incorporates a variety of mediums and styles in his jewelry to achieve truly unique designs. A mix of copper, silver and brass are tempered into beautiful pieces accentuated by detailed enamel and gemstones and found objects. More

Mirror Mirror

Susie Frazier Showroom, Suite 111

Friday, September 21, 5-9p


Appreciate all the texture and tranquility of Frazier's earthminded art but gain added function with her mod mirror design. Natural reeds, in gold and sage hues, have been cut and assembled into a framed wood channel with layers of encaustic wax. Hangs vertically or horizontally. Reed Mirror, 29.75" w x 43.75" h x 1.75" d, $450. See more furniture items in her online store here..

New Abstract Works by 
Michael Greenwald
Greenwald Gallery, Suite 106
Friday, September 21, 5-9p 


Greenwald Gallery will be showing a selection of recent new abstract works. Pictured: Ectoplasm, oil on canvas, 30" x 60"   More


New Portraits
Mark Krieger Studio, Suite 219

Friday, September 21, 5-9p


Just finished last week, two new portraits of Honduran children are among the very best of Mark Krieger's latest series. These portraits number 33 and 34 of 50 works slated for the artist's 2013 show. Stop in to the studio and see them.  More

Northcoast Artisans Market
Suite 215
Friday, September 21, 5-9p 

Guest artisan vendors join the open galleries and studios of 78th Street Studios for a marketplace event! Located on the second floor west (use north entrance off main parking lot), organized by Northcoast Promotions, Inc. Pictured: Bay Rum by Soap AlchemyMore

Ostensible Grounds: 
Paintings by Eileen Dorsey
Eileen Dorsey Studio, Suite 105
September 21-October 18, 2012
Meet the Artist Friday, September 21, 5-9p 

The textures of Dorsey's paintings are a combination of techniques. Oil paint is manipulated with a palette knife and mixed with a stand oil medium. The paint becomes buttery and is then easily slathered, tossed, and scraped across the canvas. Her goal for each piece isn't necessarily to create a realistic or conceptual work but to create a visually dynamic painting that is as unique up close as it is from a distance. More

Populous Landscapes: The Works of
Arlo Moon & Rafael Valdivieso
Cleveland West Art League, Suite 110

Opening Friday,September 21, 6-10p 

Through October 19, 2012


CWAL presents an amazing exhibition of two artists, both working with conglomerations of figures and objects; colorful and organic with various elements of pop culture, religion, folklore, history and everything in between. The artists' similar styles execute a chaotic harmony of imagination that will meet for the first time here.  More

Tregoning & Company, Suite 101
Through September 29, 2012

REDHOT features the bold canvases of James Johnson, a first-generation Abstract Expressionist painter who found a home in Northeast Ohio in the 1950s. The authenticity of his work is derived from his training at the New York School , followed by working with Richard Diebenkorn and Clyfford Still. Later in the East Village he worked alongside Willem De Kooning , Robert Motherwell and Franz Kline, before his tragic death at 37 in a motorcycle accident. More

rust belt (re)visions RBR
Plus Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology Book SIgning
Presented in collaboration with Kokoon Arts Gallery
Suite 200 Gallery + West Hall Gallery
Opening Friday, September 21, 5-9p 
Through November 10, 2012 

oin Kokoon Arts Gallery and Suite 200 Gallery for this very special collaborative exhibition based on the theme of our Midwest Rust Belt Region. The show features the acrylic paintings of Randall Tiedman echoing the grandeur of the historic Hudson River school masters; the computer graphic images of Michael Nekic's "Altered City" series; and the contemporary urban landscapes of Hilary Aurand.  Don't miss the concurrent book release and signing by Anne Trubek & Richie Piiparinen of their Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology publication.  More

Who is Deborah Ellen Shore? 
Survival Kit Gallery, Suite 303
September 21-October 19, 2012

Searching for the elusive meaning surrounding personal history, mortality, and legacy, fifteen artists imagine the life of stranger Deborah Ellen Shore in a massive group installation. Experimental Music by Black Van (+ 1 TBA) after 9pm.  More




Tastes & Tunes
Touch Supper Club   
Make a night of it at 78th Street Studios!
Park for FREE and then enjoy a 170,000 square foot building full of art, food & music.

Touch Supper Club gourmet food truck will be serving in the north parking lot.


After 9p,  Experimental Music by Black Van (+ 1 TBA) in Survival Kit Gallery.
Coming Up...


September 21 during Third Friday -- SHOE SALE
Grossman, Inc.   More
78th Street Studios is located between W. 78th and W. 80th Streets just north of Lake Avenue in Cleveland.