Friday, September 2, 2011

Art Effect

Last weekend a good friend was visiting from out of state and we made a point of seeing the Cleveland Museum of Art and the newly reopened East Wing.  The space is truly beautiful.  My 2 favorite exhibits were The Lure of Painted Poetry: Japanese and Korean Art and Brian Ulrich: Copia—Retail, Thrift, and Dark Stores, 2001–11.  

In the past, on the rare occasion that I've been asked to leave a place because I was taking photos and wasn't supposed to, I could always say I've been "kicked out of places nicer than this!"   Well, I can't say that anymore. FYI - No photos allowed in the The Lure of Painted Poetry exhibit.  And, it's official, I've never been kicked out of a nicer place than that.  Fortunately photography was allowed in the rest of the museum.  Except the Brian Ulrich exhibit!  Geesh! 

Actually they didn't kick me out, they just strongly suggested I stop. Now. 

More photos here.

I have a new event coming up in November.  Hope you can make it!

Art Effect

Beachwood Community Center

Friday, November 11 through Saturday, December 3, 2011
Artists Opening Reception, Sunday,  November 13, 2011
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Four artists come together in this exciting exhibition.
Featuring Cleveland-born New York City artist and author SUSAN SOLDMAN,
whose work in sculpture, painting and jewelry is transcendent, multilayered and
textural; NATASHA TUROVSKY, Russian-born, Montreal-based painter, musician,
movie director, known for her semi-soft surreal paintings, heavily influenced by her
love of music......;BETTY SKUFKA, veteran Cleveland artist, whose vibrant oil paintings
are rich in fantasy, combining realism, surrealism, and middle eastern influences; and
Cleveland based Photographer ELISA VIETRI, whose striking but off-beat nostalgia
captures the great memories of Cleveland's past as well as the futuristic renditions of
Cleveland's buildings, fashion, and people are showing how great our Cool Cleveland really is.


  1. Excellent in b&w.

    "Lure of Painted Poetry" - whatta title!

    (You so make me want to visit Cleveland.)

  2. You are always welcome my friend! Just say the word!