Gallery Watch

October holds thirty days full of anticipation for candy, costumes and spooks! Also, a more adult holiday happens in October - Sweetest Day. Ladies and (especially) gentlemen do not forget that Saturday, October 15th is Sweetest Day. A great way to celebrate is to bring your sweetest to "The Sugar Coated Show" opening reception, at the Pop Shop, (17020 Madison at Cordova) Saturday, October 15th from 6-9PM.

The show contains works that are sweets for you sweeties out there, and it is also full of spooks for youngsters and the young at heart. The opening reception welcomes the entire family with a haunted house and a scene in which to have pictures taken. The kids won't turn their back on the refreshments; witch's fingers, worms and brains. A new addition to the Pop Shop is candles. Uniquely designed, multi-purpose candles will be for sale under $10.00. The candles are held in an array of drinking glasses that can serve their initial purpose once the wax has melted and some of them are scented. One will find Jack-O-Lantern candles a great keepsake of a fun night out. Costumes are encouraged! As always, the after party will be held next door at Mullen's Bar where gallery visitors will enjoy discounted prices on their beverages.

October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. At Local Girl Gallery (16106 Detroit), there will be an uplifting Experience as 30 artists, 30 bras, and 30 works of art become: Art: "Across the Heart." The bras have been transformed into works of art by generous and talented artists to be auctioned off on October 15th, from 6-10PM. The auction will benefit the Northern Ohio Breast Cancer Coalition. Local Girl Gallery's (16106 Detroit Ave) Show is "Sur La Table", a showcase of over twenty of the finest potters, ceramicists and clay artisans from the Cleveland Arts Guild.

A book signing will be taking place at The Local Girl Gallery on Friday October 21st, from 6-9PM. "Meet the Author" with a reading at 7:30pm from the book Harvey and Eck by Erin Nowjack (see related article).. Linda Goik, owner of Local Girl knew of Erin Nowjack, as they are distant relatives. Local Girl Gallery has hosted one other book signing in April for a children's book. Goik enjoys signings in her gallery because, "It is out of a book store element, and it is more intimate with no intimidation." There will be wine and cheese, mingling and signing to make a fun filled night.

This month bela dubby (13321 Madison at Clarence) presents, "drunken bottles, franken hearts and other friends," a scary show for a scary month, featuring small sculpture works by San Francisco artist, Ross Kennedy.
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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 09.03 AM / 16th November 2005.