Category Archives: Art and Artists

Blog entries about arts and artists

Book Event at Appletree Books

Book Event Date and Time:  Thursday March 30th 7:00 PM Book Event Location: Appletree Books 12419 Cedar at Fairmount Cleveland Hts. OH 44106 216.791.2665 Limited seating. Advance registrations strongly suggested. Call 216.791.2665 to register. An internationally-published Cleveland-based writer, Irene Shaland introduces … Continue reading

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Free Photography Exhibit at Appletree Books

Internationally-published photographer Alex Shaland has a life-long passion for travel. Together with his wife, travel writer Irene Shaland, they have explored close to 70 countries. His photographs have appeared in more than twenty magazines published in the USA, Canada, UK, … Continue reading

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Lecture Erika Bourguignon at Artists Archives

The Artists Archives of the Western Reserve is proud to announce its program: The Woman Behind the Artist- The Many Lives of Erika Bourguignon a presentation by Irene Shaland. Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 PM Address:  Artists Archives of the … Continue reading

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New Art Exhibit at Opus Gallery Feb. 20 – March 20

Come to Opus Gallery for the opening of the new art exhibition on February 20, 2016, 5 to 8 PM. This exhibition presents three Contemporary Artists who created Still Life in wide spectrum of styles-from work, like old Masters, to Photorealism … Continue reading

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Saarinen House – a Hidden Gem in the Midwest

“Architecture embraces the whole form-world of man’s physical accommodations, from the intimacy of his room to the comprehensive labyrinth of the large metropolis.” Eliel Saarinen. We found out about the Cranbrook Art Academy and the Saarinen House by pure chance: … Continue reading

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Not to be Missed Exhibition “Violins of Hope” at Maltz Museum

The Maltz Museum has done it again: another great show that makes one feel sorry for people who do not live in Cleveland! Leading an unprecedented consortium of such distinguished institutions like Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music, Case Western … Continue reading

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James Bond’s Swiss Connection

Back in 1969, James Bond, also known to millions as 007, was doing what he is always doing – saving the world.  But this time, it was different.  In addition to saving an imaginary world from imaginary villains, Bond managed … Continue reading

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Dorothy Silver Speaks at Fairmount Temple

On Sunday morning May 17th, Cleveland theater legend Dorothy Silver shared her personal stories with a captivated audience at Fairmount Temple in Beachwood, Ohio.  From James Baldwin to Durrenmatt and from Shakespeare to new authors like Jesse Eisenberg, Dorothy brought … Continue reading

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Following the Steps of Tennessee Williams in Sicily: Taormina’s Casa Cuseni

I came across the name “Casa Cuseni” while reading about Tennessee Williams and his beloved partner, painter/poet Henry Faulkner, spending many happy months in Taormina while staying in Casa Cuseni. I knew then, without a doubt, that when we are … Continue reading

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Photography Show Face-to-Face with Africa Starts on May 17, 2014

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW The Shalands at the Opus Gallery: Face-to-Face with Africa Art Show: Wildlife Photography – Alex Shaland Lecture: Mysteries of Africa – Irene Shaland May 17th, 6:00 PM Doors open at 5:00 PM The artist photographer Alex Shaland and internationally-published … Continue reading

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