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Cleveland Institute of Art is located within University Circle, home of world-class cultural institutions including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Orchestra. A vibrant and supportive community for the arts, Cleveland is home to some of the nation’s top craftspersons and galleries. Evening and weekend programming will be available to explore studios and important Cleveland collections. 

ThinkCraft coincides with the FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, hosted at locations throughout Northeast Ohio.

 

Work by Sandy Miller, exhibiting in Recast at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

As the Cleveland Institute of Art hosts the ThinkCraft symposium, these northeast Ohio artist spaces show us what's happening in Craft in Ohio and across the Midwest.

Open prior to Symposium

In Three Parts: William Brouillard, Judith Salomon, Seth Nagelberg
Curated by Ara Hamamjian

July 28–September 22, 2018

River Gallery
19046 Old Detroit Road
Rocky River OH 44116
rivergalleryarts.com

Woodfired Ceramics of Northeastern Ohio
Curated by Judith Salomon

September 4–October 10, 2018

Valley Art Center
155 Bell Street
Chagrin Falls OH 44116
valleyartcenter.org

Thursday, September 20

Made of Clay
Curated by Mary Urbas 

Opening reception Thu Sep 20, 7–9pm
Exhibition: Sep 20–Nov 2, 2018

The Gallery at Lakeland
Lakeland Community College
7700 Clocktower Drive
Kirtland OH 44094
lakelandcc.edu/gallery

Friday, September 21

Recast
Curated by Mary Urbas 

Opening reception Fri Sep 21, 5:30–8pm
Exhibition: Sep 21–Nov 10, 2018

Artists Archives of the Western Reserve
1834 E123rd Street
Cleveland OH 44106
exhibition webpage

Swing States: Recent Perspectives in Glass Sculpture from the Middle West
Curated by Zac Weinberg 

Opening reception Fri Sep 21, 5:30–8pm
Exhibition: Sep 21–Nov 10, 2018

The Sculpture Center
1834 E123rd Street
Cleveland OH 44106
exhibition webpage

Saturday, September 22

Cleveland Museum of Art craft collection tour

Saturday, 10am, north lobby of Museum

Cleveland Institute of Art lecturer Mark Bassett, will lead a tour of selections from the Museum's craft collection, and other important pieces in the Museum collection. 

As a collector, dealer and scholar specializing in American ceramics, Bassett is a frequent speaker on the topic. He and his partner George Cooper were lenders to the 2017 "Jazz Age" exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Cleveland Museum of Art
11150 East Boulevard
Cleveland OH 44106
Museum website

Special Saturday gallery hours

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve and The Sculpture Center will open early Saturday, at 10am, for ThinkCraft guests to see their craft exhibitions, if you missed their opening receptions Friday evening. See Friday, September 21 for details.