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May 2016


Brews + Prose, Upcoming Reading

Brews + Prose
May 03, 2016 7:00 p.m. | Market Garden Brewery | Community
Organized by 2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, Dave Lucas, the May installment of Brews + Prose will feature readings by Joanna Connors and Naomi Jackson.

Broken Codes

Theater Ninjas
May 05, 2016 - May 21, 2016 8:00 p.m. | Rising Star Coffee Roastery | Community
Broken Codes is a collection of multi-media performances by Cleveland artists, including 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows Jeremy Paul, Eric Gonzalez and Pandora Robertson. This collection of multi-media short form works highlights the conflicted relationship between technology and modern life, exploring the themes of women in tech, artificial intelligence, and the evolutionary effects of the internet. Coordinated by Theater Ninjas, the immersive performance melds dance, theater, music, video art, and game design with stories of digital life.

Field Recording Project: Cicadas - Ohio Brood V

May 15, 2016 - Jun 15, 2016 | Wooded area near you | Community
Creative Workforce Fellow, Bob Drake, is organizing an art/audio ecology project to document the sounds of Ohio Cicadas. If you're interested in getting out in the woods with a recording device and enjoying some sweet bug song, please join the Facebook group and take the sign-up survey.

Between the Lines: Derf Backderf and John G on Writing Graphic Novels

Literary Cleveland
May 18, 2016 7:00 p.m. | Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern | Hone Your Craft
Hear from 2016 Creative Workforce Fellows Derf Backderf and John G on the mechanics of creating graphic novels. Happy Dog at the Euclid Tavern. Wed., May 18th, 7:00 p.m.

Creative Intersections: Empowering Youth

May 19, 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 second session, Empowering Youth, will explore how arts and culture is creating positive interventions and alternatives for youth.

Sound of Applause
May 19, 2016 1:40 p.m. | The Sound of Applause | Community
Dee Perry talks to The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture President and CEO Tom Schorgl and Tomas Alvarez of Beats Rhymes and Life about the Creative Intersections series that's empowering youth Thursday, May 19.

Rooms to Let 2016

May 21, 2016 - May 22, 2016 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Community
Join Creative Workforce Fellows Dana Depew, Jakob Hochendoner and Chris Webb, along with dozens of other Cleveland artists, who will be giving life to vacant houses in Rooms to Let, May 21st and 22nd. Hosted by Slavic Village Development Corporation and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, Rooms to Let is a community arts event allowing artists to turn vacant houses slated for demo into temporary gallery space.

Pick up an event map at 5324 Fleet.

This year all RTL houses are located on East 54th.

3603 East 54th- Curated by: Scott Pickering

3620 East 54th- Curated By: Sai & Amy Sinbondit

3705 East 54th Curated By: Dana Depew

3725 East 54th Curated By: Chris Webb

Up This Hill: Feature documentary film screening

May 21, 2016 4:00 p.m. | Glass City Film Festival | Community
2016 Creative Workforce Fellow, Paul Sobota, will be screening his feature documentary film, Up This Hill at the Glass City Film Festival. Catch this work on Saturday, May 21st at 4:00 p.m. at the Ohio Theatre, 3114 Lagrange St., Toledo, OH 43608. View the trailer

Revision: Taking the Pages Through Stages, Writing Workshop

May 25, 2016 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Gordon Square Arcade, Suite 1, Cleveland | Hone Your Craft
In this workshop, Creative Workforce Fellow, Darlene Montonaro will go over some of the key steps in the revision process for writers – from fixing writing errors to distancing yourself from your work so you can identify its weaknesses – and emulate some of them with our own pieces in class. Registration fee of $30 / person for this event ($25.50 for members).

2016 Arts Summit

Cleveland State University
Jun 01, 2016 - Jun 01, 2016 9:30-11:15; 12-2 | Idea Center and State Theater, Playhouse Square | Community, Build Your Business
This is a one day, two part celebration of the arts and creativity in Cleveland. The Creative Voices Summit is held in the Westfield Studio at the Idea Center from 9:30-11:15 It is a moderated panel discussion on "The Curious Mind" with Studio 360 host Kurt Andersen, and a diverse array of thinkers who ask "why" for a living. The Arts Education Day Luncheon is from 12-2 and will feature Kennedy Center honoree and Alvin Ailey principal dancer Judith Jamison, along with student arts performances, including Groundworks Dance Theater. Each event requires an rsvp, which is available online at
More information available at 687-5018 or 68-5022.