November 16, 2013

ArtScape at MOCA Cleveland.

So Cleveland has a pretty awesome, new, modern art building:

ArtScape Cleveland
Mmmmm... architecture.
And last night I went to an awesome event there - ArtScape Cleveland.  The event blurb:
Cleveland’s hippest design gift event is back! ArtScape includes a curated selection of artists and vendors selling the best jewelry, accessories, and gifts for your holiday shopping. To complement these special items, the MOCA Store offers contemporary design for everyone.
ArtScape is happening today from 11-5.  So if you're looking for something fun to do today - or some local gifts - I'd recommend it.

Some of the artists you'll find there:

ArtScape Cleveland
Studiokmr photography.  Really cool woodblock prints of Cleveland awesome.  Also he just joined twitter and that's always fun.
ArtScape Cleveland
B Fatica Jewelry - lovely gemstone creations.

ArtScape Cleveland
purlygirl knits - really cool handknit items.

ArtScape Cleveland
erika originals - map pendants

ArtScape Cleveland
bacabuche - contemporary baby clothing and accessories.  I loved this line.  Really sharp clothing and items and Valerie and Dana were great.  It's wonderful to see something like this clothing line happening in Cleveland!

Speaking of Aaaaart and Aaaaarchitecture (what up freshmen History of Art reference) the whole Uptown Development Project is really coming together:

ArtScape Cleveland
I know that the building will eventually be clad but I kindof wish that it could stay that bright green color.  

And I always love me a well designed plaza.

ArtScape Cleveland
ArtScape Cleveland

 Especially one with Ice Cream:

ArtScape Cleveland
I brought some home for the kids to rave reviews:

ArtScape Cleveland
The Little Guy is staring his siblings down in hopes of getting some Mitchell's instead of his boring rice cereal.  Soon, little one!
So this marks the second time I've been to MOCA for an event (the first time I got into a fight with a celebrity) and I have yet to explore the actual galleries.  I need to remedy that soon.  And with all sorts of fun, family friendly events coming up I will have lots of opportunities to take my art-loving kids:

Haven't done this w them in way too long. #paint #watercolor #kids

Family Events at MOCA I"m most excited about:

Free First Saturday
Sponsored by Medical Mutual
Saturday, December 1 / 11am–5pm
FREE and open to all

MOCA Cleveland is free to all on the first Saturday of every month.  Engage with the exhibitions on view, visit the MOCA Store, and explore one of Cleveland’s newest cultural icons.

Dominion Family Fun Day
Sponsored by Dominion
Part of University Circle Inc. Holiday Circle Fest
Sunday, DEC 8 / 12 – 5pm
FREE and open to all

Join Cherry and Beauregard, MOCA’s ArtSquad, for this free family event in partnership with UCI Holiday Circle Fest! All four floors of MOCA Cleveland will be enlivened with hands-on art projects, special tours, and interactive activities that will help kids and adults learn to Look! Think! and Share! When you’re done at MOCA, hop on the Circle Link to visit the other organizations in the Circle for more fun!

ArtSquad Plays!
In the Guess/Rayburn Education Workroom [Floor 3]
FREE with museum admission during regular public hours

ArtSquad Plays! is a self-guided activity space created by art installers (and ArtSquad members) Beauregard and Cherry for families to drop-in and play with their new CRATEtivity Stations. These three hexagonally-shaped art carts hold activities and prompts based on the ArtSquad’s motto, Look! Think! Share! The CRATEtivity Stations help kids and adults develop patient looking, build art vocabulary, encourage discussions of art and ideas, and have fun! The ArtSquad Plays! area is located in the Guess/Rayburn Education Workroom. It is accessible to museum visitors during public hours, with additional materials like books, puzzles, and art-making materials on-hand to help inspire creativity for visitors young and old.

Yay for Arts in Cleveland!

Disclaimer:  I was invited to attend ArtScape as a blogger.  As usual all opinions, photographs, and nonsense are my own.
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