Arts and Entertainment Watch

A Sunflower that would be striking in any garden

Why not take some basic household items or even plumbing supplies and turn them into one-of-a-kind, beautiful garden art?

Anthony Bocchicchio did!

Local Girl Gallery hosted another packed house on Saturday, August 25th, where master artist, and Owner of AB Plumbing in Birdtown, Anthony Bocchicchio showed off his metal-crafting skills. Large Sunflowers, a praying mantis, a garden table and chairs were just a few of the pieces Anthony proudly displayed at his opening. All made from spare plumbing supplies, Bocchicchio has transformed the mundane into works of art.


Anthony’s sculptures are not quiet; each piece is alive with animation, whether serious or playful –each has it’s own unique character. These are pieces individually constructed with a hands-on method that produces a one-of-a-kind design for each sculpture and emphasizes the inherent colors and textures of the metals along with added additional color makes the pieces alive!

The Artist was joined by his son, Sam, who played a guitar he had designed and fabricated with a little help from Dad.

Some of Anthony’s pieces are on sale at Local Girl. If you have interest in commissioning a piece of work, you can contact Anthony through Linda at Local Girl.

Upcoming Events:

-- Call for Artists—for the MAMA LIA Artwalk on Friday, October 7, 2007—put on by the MAMA(Madison Avenue Merchants Association) in cooperation with the newly formed Lakewood Is Art group. Interested Artists should contact ASAP…as slots are filling up quickly.


bela dubby13221 Madison Avenue 216.221.4479, Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 am – 10 pm, Friday and Saturday 10am-midnight.

Cleveland Artist’s Foundation 17801 Detroit Avenue—inside the Beck Center216-227-9484 September 7 - November 24, 2007

Cleveland Goes Modern Local Girl Gallery, 16106 Detroit Avenue 216.228.1802 Hours: Saturday, September 15th. 6:00-8:00 pm

Meet the Author" series with, Deadly Crossings A mystery by Lakewood resident, Gemma Bloom! "When a woman flees to an island to escape her past and reclaim her life, she encounters love and murder in this thrilling mystery." Gemma will be reading from and signing her new book, copies will be available , so treat yourself to a great thriller and welcome in Autumn! Complimentary appetizers and beverages

__Save the Date, Sunday, September 16th to take a pic w/ your pooch--$25 sitting fee w/8x10 photo—by photographer extraordinaire—Frank Miller, III.

Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 12pm-5pm and Friday-Saturday 12pm-6pm

Pop Shop Gallery and Studio, 17020 Madison Avenue 216.227.8440 Hours: Monday-Friday 4pm-8pm, Saturday 2pm-6pm.


Hi-Fi Club11729 Detroit Avenue 216.521.8878 EVERY Wednesday Heavy Metal Karaoke Hosted by Billy Morris from Warrant—this is just too fun to pass up—!


Wobblefoot Gallery and Frame Studio1662 Mars Avenue216.226.2971, Hours: Tuesday – Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-4pm. Gallery, dance and Music news and event information should be forwarded to Every effort will be made to include it in our next column.

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Volume 3, Issue 18, Posted 5:03 PM, 08.31.2007