She Speaks returns to our cafe’ with another amazing night of women’s voices! Poet T.M. Gottl will be this month’s feature, and as always the open mic, workshop and slam competition.
.Â The evening will begin with an open mic at 7pm followed by a writing workshop at 8pm. After the workshop concludes, there will be a slam competition hosted by local slam poets Blaire Miller Bommer and Kisha Nicole Foster. From each monthly slam, a winner will be chosen to represent She Speaks at a national competition as part of our ‘slam team’. There will be a required donation of between $5-10 for anyone who wants to participate in the slam.Â This money will go to travel expenses for the team.
She Speaks is free and open to the public (aside from slam competitors).Â Men are welcome, women only to participate.
Orhan Miloshe lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. He is a founding member of the arts cooperative Artless Dodges, Inc. and its publishing division, The Artless Dodges Press. HAZAIAH’S HEAD is his second novel. His first novel, I AWOKE IN A HOUSE AFIRE, or THE ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST, was published by The Artless Dodges Press in 2010. More of his work is available online atÂ www.OrhanMiloshe.WordPress.com.
Sunday Evening Roast Poetry Series is hosted and curated by Elena Tomorowitz.
February is packed full with amazing programs, music, plays and gallery openings – click the read more tab to find out more! Don’t for get to sign up for our mailing list, and keep checking in for our spring art classes! Fun for the whole family!
All events are FREE and Open to the Public!
ARTS COLLINWOOD 2nd ANNUAL WINTER MUSIC RESIDENCY
Feb 11, Feb 18, Feb 24
To kick off our annual winter music residency, the legendary post-punk band and local heroes â€“ THIS MOMENT IN BLACK HISTORY
Will perform for the first time in nine months as part of our Art De Rockus Modern Music Series Friday, February 11. The music starts at 9pm, with special guest performers to be announced.
Our residency continues with a 80â€™S Dance Party featuring the band as DJâ€™S Friday, February 18. The dancing starts at 9pm!
CafÃ© Music, an evening of classical instrumentation
Saturday, February 12
FREE and open to the public
William Meyer (clarinets) and the duo MiZ (Marjorie Rutherford, woodwinds, and Liz Crowe, strings) will play a wonderful program of instrumentalÂ classical, show, and popÂ selections from 7pm to 11.
ARTS COLLINWOOD GALLERY
Stephanie Kluk + Elizabeth Emery
Exhibit runs Friday, February 18 – Sunday, March 13
Opening Reception – Friday, February 18 6-9pm
Kluk and Emery team up to produce one of the most ambitious sculpture, and photography based exhibits our gallery has ever produced.
As the second exhibition in our gallery series â€œHomescapeâ€ combines mixed media sculpture by Elizabeth Emery and photography by Stephanie Kluk – both exploring mental landscapes of memories and physical surroundings using color, texture, and abstract space. The photographs act as the backdrop or environment for the sculptural still lifes.
Klukâ€™s photographs depict a romantic and somewhat ghostly view of home. Kluk creates images that explore how children (her son) shift definitions of home. Eliminating physical objects normally associated with children (trucks, crayons, etc.) Kluk focus on the spirit of energy and mystery that fills one conception of home.
Emeryâ€™s abstract sculptures are a mixture of created and found materials includingÂ ceramic, plaster, fabric, wood, paint, and found objects. Forms and materials fill her studio where they, thru chance and experimentation, begin to suggest combinations and the resulting possible meanings created by memories, personal narratives, and unconscious beliefs. These sculptures become a physical manifestation of the mental flotsam and memories we collect of people and placesâ€”complete with uncanny juxtapositions, pattern and confusion, order and instability, the familiar and a fear of the unknown.
In the cafe – Neon Artist, Jeff Chiplis will celebrate the installation of a new series of Neon sculpture, the exhibit ties together his installation from last year entitled, IN BALANCE (it hangs lovely in our cafe) with four new pieces.
SUNDAY EVENING ROAST POETRY SERIES
Sunday, February 20
Steve Sargeant (TX) + Friends
SHE SPEAKS WOMEN POETS PERFORMANCE SERIES
Saturday, February 26th and every Last Saturday of the month
7pm with an Open Mic
Join Poet/Activists Shelly Nagy, Kisha Foster, and Blaire Bommer for an amazing performance series celebrating womenâ€™s voices. Check our website for special events, and workshops.
ARTS COLLINWOOD DRAMATIC READING SERIES
Series begins Sunday, February 27
Our Dramatic Reading Series jumps off with the classic, and iconic play by Ntzoke Shange â€“ For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf
Poet/Educator Michelle Smith leads an amazing ensemble of women voices for all over Northeast Ohio.
The series continues with new work from Karamu Poet in Residence Michael Oatman, entitled LeadBelly, and a provocative new work entitled DIRT by Dr. Mary E. Weems.