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July 2016


The Fixers, documentary screening

May 20, 2016 - Jul 21, 2016 | SPACES Gallery | Community
Filmmaker and Creative Workforce Fellow, Paul Sobota in collaboration with Kate Sopko, will screen The Fixers at SPACES gallery. The film runs through July 21st. The documentary asks what the rest of Cleveland—recently found to be the most economically distressed large city in America—could tell RNC delegates about how public policy impacts the lives of urban Americans.

The Longest Walk, body-based public art installation

Jun 01, 2016 - Jul 22, 2016 | Community
Megan Young seeks female identifying volunteers of all ages, shapes, and abilities to be part of a public installation during the Republican National Convention. Volunteers should be comfortable walking for durations of up to 20 minutes. To sign up and for more information, access the Longest Walk Participant Form.

Inter|Urban: Art and Culture Connector

Jun 01, 2016 - Jul 31, 2016 | Community
Creative Workforce Fellows, Darius Steward and Ryan Jaenke were selected to create murals as part of the city-wide initiative, Inter|Urban produced by LAND Studio. The project aims to connect public transit riders physically, socially and culturally through use of public art along the rail lines.

Cleveland Flea

Jul 09, 2016 9:00 am - 4:00 pm | 3615 Superior Avenue |
Creative Workforce Fellow, Lauren Herzak-Bauman is offering up her functional ceramic wares for sale at the July installment of the Cleveland Flea. The Cleveland Flea is a small business incubator that draws thousands of Ohioans to lesser-known neighborhoods in the city to shop curated vintage, culinary all-stars and the most talented makers in the region.

Lakewood Summer Meltdown

Jul 09, 2016 4:00-10:00 p.m. | Community
Musician and Creative Workforce Fellow Eric Gonzalez will play with GypsyWolf at the Lakewood Summer Meltdown. The event will include a 5K race, 1 Mile Kids Fun Run, street festival, and a variety of food vendors. Live music will be located on Detroit Avenue between Marlowe and Elmwood Avenues.

Memoir Writing Workshops with Darlene Montonaro

Jul 11, 2016 - Jul 25, 2016 1:00-2:30 p.m. | Orange Senior Center | Hone Your Craft
Taught by Creative Workforce Fellow, Darlene Montonaro, this class will help you find the meaningful stories of your life as you write about personal experiences and family history. You’ll receive feedback from your peers and learn how to build on your strengths as you begin to shape raw material into memoir. Appropriate for all levels of writers.

3 Sessions: Mondays, 7/11/16; 7/18/16; 7/25/16 Mondays
Time: 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Location: Orange Senior Center, 32205 Chagrin Road
Cost: $49 per person.
For more information, call 216-831-8600 x 5700

Artist Application Deadline: Cleveland Dance Fest

The Movement Project
Jul 15, 2016 | Apply Online to Perform | Employment
The first Cleveland Dance Fest is presenting an open call for 9-10 professional Cleveland choreographers/companies. Submissions must be completed works. Performances are compensated.

Co-Artistic Director and Creative Workforce Fellow Rebecca Leuszler will be producing Cleveland's first ever Cleveland Dance Fest, a two-day dance festival November 4th & 5th at the beautiful Cleveland Public Auditorium! CDF is generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and Community Partnership for Arts and Culture. The Movement Project is very excited to help support this amazing event! Applications are due July 15th!

Fairport Harbor Experimental Music Festival

Jul 23, 2016 5:00-10:30 p.m. | Huntington Beach, Fairport Harbor | Community
Experimental musician and Creative Workforce Fellow, Bob Drake will perform at this debut festival at Huntington Beach in Fairport Harbor. The free and family friendly event will feature multiple artists in experimental electronic music, noise sound and drone.

Creative Intersections: Bridging Divides

Jul 28, 2016 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. | Bohemian National Hall / Sokol Greater Cleveland | Community
Be a part of the discussion at CPAC's first Creative Intersections Series. Our third session, Bridging Divides, will explore how arts and culture can dispel stereotypes, fight stigmas and forge greater understanding in our communities.

Where the Writers Are: A Fundraiser for Lit Cleveland

Jul 29, 2016 6:00 p.m. | The Bop Stop | Community
Creative Workforce Fellow and poet, Mary Robles will be a featured reader at the Bop Stop. The fundraiser for Literary Cleveland will support this new organization whose vision is to create a strong community of readers and writers through classes, workshops, readings and events.

Brutal Honesty: Writing Memoir, Workshop with Derf Backderf

Jul 30, 2016 11:30 am | Cleveland Public Library, Main Branch | Hone Your Craft
Graphic Novelist and Creative Workforce Fellow, Derf Backderf (My Friend Dahmer, Trashed) discusses the challenges of crafting a personal memoir. The dangers of relying on memory alone, tips on journalism tools, research and using visual reference. Backderf pulls from his decades of experience as a writer, comics creator and journalist to offer a unique perspective on a popular genre.