Friday, August 20th,2010
I received this press release, and although I don’t usually just report the information, I am returning from a long work trip and must get you-the readers some great around town happenings…so here goes it!!!!
The Market Avenue Wine Bar in Ohio City will host jewelry artists red i jewelry, Gai Russo and Deborah Woolfork for a stylish event that puts as much emphasis in doing good as looking good.
The three highly regarded artists, each of whom have a large following for their hand-crafted jewelry, will be launching their fall collections during the event, scheduled from 6pm to 10pm
Throughout the evening, raffle tickets will be sold for a grand prize, a grouping of three necklaces, one from each artist, all of which were specially designed to layer with one another (a $350 value). Ticket prices are $5, or three for $10. The drawing is at 10pm. One hundred percent of the raffle proceeds will be donated to the Cleveland Animal Protective League, with the specific intent to purchase spay and neuter supplies for its animal welfare clinic.
“It’s a win-win situation,” says Susan Scaparotti of red i jewelry. “A summer night of drinking great wine, buying great jewelry and donating to a great cause.”
I’m THANKFUL it’s the weekend. The weekend before the “Week of Thanks”… So many things to get done before December madness strikes!
Here is what I am planning to do…hope I can squeeze it all in.
> Read a new Zine at Bella Dubby
> Eat some Ice Cream to celebrate the END of Tap! :)
> Listen to some great local tunes at made in the 216
> Party like a rock star.
> Groom my little pup (shown at Thanksgiving in DC a few years ago)
> Fall in love with a Vampire..or a werewolf.
> Begin my holiday shopping list…(buying locally thanks to the reminder from Chef’s Widow!)
> Stop by the last farmers market of the season…or see the tree lighting?
> Brush up on my manners (there are still a few spots left, call 440.247.2550 to sign up!)
> Explore the gardens & gingerbread creations
> FREE HENNA (with any cosmetic purchase) at Dillards in Beachwood…I am thinking a pumpkin, turkey and fall leaves for the Thanksgiving week?
TONIGHT, Wednesday August 26th, 2009
What could be more fun than a night out with your pup? Come Celebrate Hump Day with Berea Animal Rescue and Second Hand Mutts.
What better way to get over the Hump than hanging out with celebrities and having a few cocktails, all while helping animals in need? Come to the Hump Day Celebrity Bartending Happy Hour to benefit theBerea Animal Rescue Fund (ARF) and Second Hand Mutts (SHM) at the Garage Bar in historic Ohio City. You can hang out with local celebrities and help rescued animals at the same time. All celebrity bartender tips go to help homeless animals at the two rescues; you can afford to be generous since there’s no cover charge!
July 1st, 2009 – August 16, 2009
The Akron Art Museum is extatic to be one of only two venues to present William Wegman: Fay, a wonderfully witty and moving exhibition about the artistic collaboration between William Wegman (b. 1943) and his celebrated Weimaraner Fay (1984 – 1995).
The breadth of Wegman’s audience is truly remarkable. In addition to being internationally renowned in art circles, he is one of the few artists to successfully disseminate his work—especially the photographs, videos and books featuring his beloved Weimaraner dogs—through the mass media.
Wegman is a conceptual artist who works in many different media. Born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, in 1943, he graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in 1965 with a BFA in painting. Subsequently, he enrolled in the Masters painting and printmaking program at the University of Illinois. In 1970, he moved to southern California and began exhibiting his photographs. He was one of the earliest artists to explore video and has used photography for over four decades.
While living in California, Wegman acquired Man Ray, a Weimaraner whom he named after the surrealist French photographer. The dog became his partner in both life and art during their 12 year collaboration. Man Ray became so famous that, upon his passing, he was named ‘Man of the Year’ by the New York City newspaper The Village Voice.
To hang with Wegman and Fay visit Akron Museum of Art