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When: Sat. October 11 @ 9 AM – 4:30 PM
Where: Columbus College of Art and Design
Canzani Center Auditorium
60 Cleveland Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Cost: Attendance is FREE, but registration is required.

Don't miss the fifth SculptureX Symposium SCULPTUREX 2014: THE SOCIAL POLITICAL OBJECT, a lively examination of social and cultural activism carried out through the mechanisms of art and culture, with keynote speaker Sharon Hayes. Professors, students, artists and the interested public will all be there.

Artists, academics, community members, and cultural practitioners will come together for discussions intended to illuminate both historical work and current activity. Keynote speaker Sharon Hayes is an internationally renowned artist whose work looks at gender by demonstrating how historical gender affiliations have embedded themselves in our collective memory and are played out in current political situations. Her work has been shown in museums, galleries, and performance spaces around the world, including the New Museum, the Tate Modern in London, Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna, and the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin.

Founded in 2010 and managed by Cleveland's The Sculpture Center, SculptureX is a teaching and networking resource that serves as a catalyst for collaboration among Midwestern arts institutions and seeks to build awareness of Midwestern visual art programs both regionally and nationally. It promotes the intellectual pursuit of empathetic thinking, uncovering new forms and definitions of visual communication and understanding.

On view now
Japanese Contemporary Fiber Sculpture in Miniature
Japanese Fiber Art MINI part II
through Dec. 18
Tina Cassara and David Sapp: Threads, Lines, Traces
through Oct. 30

Comprised of 50 cerebrally captivating Japanese miniature fiber sculptures, Japanese Contemporary Fiber Sculpture in Miniature | Japanese Fiber Art MINI part II, makes its United States debut. The exhibition was curated by the renowned artist and educator Dr. Hiroko Watanabe, the Chair of the N.P.O. International Textile Network Japan and the Textile Design Association of Japan, who founded the fiber studies department at Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan. Among her world famous students is fashion designer Issey Miyake.

Professors Tina Cassara and David Sapp collaborative exhibition, Threads, Lines, Traces, celebrate the complexities and sensual nature of line. Cassara is professor and co-chair of Sculpture + Expanded Media at the Cleveland Institute of Art. Sapp, a CIA student in the late 1970s, is professor at Bowling Green University's Firelands campus. A combination of the line in fiber and graphite art, this exhibition is the beginning of an ongoing artistic experimentation in aesthetic influence and different means to develop abstract narratives.

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Cesear's Forum to Present Edward Albee's OCCUPANT
a tribute to sculptor Louise Nevelson

Performed from September 19 through October 25
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sunday, September 28 & October 12 at 3 pm

Edward Albee's biographical drama OCCUPANT will make its Cesear's Forum regional premier in a limited September/October engagement at Kennedy's Down, Under PlayhouseSquare, Cleveland OH. A tribute to Louise Nevelson, the renowned American sculptor, OCCUPANT is performed through a Q. & A. format, where Albee's droll humor and unabashed scrutiny explores individual veracity, selective memory and the process of self-fulfillment.

Kennedy's Down Under, PlayhouseSquare,
1501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH,
Call 216-241-6000 or visit www.playhousesquare.org.

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Gallery hours: Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 4 pm, Saturday 12 noon to 4 pm or by prior appointment (Free Parking, Handicapped accessible)