Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Boardroom: A Skateboard Art Exhibition on January 20

 

boardroom-postcardThe Boardroom is not just a meeting place for executives. It’s a Skateboard Art Exhibition that might have guests taking on a new hobby. Nearly 30 artists will have transformed over 70 skateboards in to works of art. Opening Reception will be on Friday, January 20th, 2017 from 5p-9p at E11even 2.

Participating Artists include: Sergio Andjuar II, Jeff Balazs, R!ch Cihlar, Ian Cramer, Eileen Dorsey, Jared Gepperth, Jim Giar, Mark “Fat Daddy” Hagstrom, Jeff Hulligan, Erin Jesson, George Kocar, Matt Kokoski, Rachel Latina, Perris Mackey, Randy Maxin, Ashley Nagel, Billy  Nainiger, Dan Nainiger, Bob Peck, Ashley Ross, Christina Sadowski, Robert Sadowski, Rick Sans, Andrew Shondrick, Mark Shivey, Steve Simmons, Dawn Tekler, Garrett Weider, Mark Yasenchack, And More.

Additonal Support by Graffiti Heart.

Yada, Yada, Yada… A Seinfeld Art Exhibition

Elaine and e11even2- color web

Yada, Yada, Yada… A Seinfeld Art Exhibition opens Friday, September 16th from 5p-9p at e11even 2. It’s a show about nothing… well not really. This art exhibition features a dozen artists highlighting their favorite Seinfeld moments in the form of artwork.

Seinfeld, who hasn’t said a quote from the iconic 90’s sitcom, says curator and gallery owner Billy Nainiger? “I wanted our guests to react with enthusiasm, especially if they are fans of the show. The TV show so engrained in popular culture and most people can connect to it in some way.”

The exhibition will feature nearly 50 works of art, a partial installation of Jerry’s apartment and many other surprises. This exhibition is free and open to the public, and is family friendly.

What’s the Deal with E11even 2?

seinfeld.jpg Well the cats out of the bag! Known for their Pop Art and contemporary vibe: E11even 2 is having an art exhibition for the beloved and timeless television series, Seinfeld. We invite guests to prepare for a hilarious exhibition for all ages. Come see your favorite catch phrase and scenes from the series interpreted by professional artists. Festivus! Shrinkage! Newman! Along with many more hilarious outtakes from the 90’s hit sitcom. Stay tuned for more information and sneak peeks. And All guests who attend will have a donation made in their name to the Human Fund!

September 16- October 21 2016

Interested artists can contact Billy Nainiger/Curator for consideration: billynainiger@hotmail.com

What’s New at E11even 2? New Exhibitions, Same Great Time!

e11even 2 neon

R!ch, Christina, and Billy have been creating new exhibitions for the 2016/2017 season.  Interested artists can apply to the corresponding curator on the upcoming events tab.  Group & Themed Shows include:

  1. Yada, Yada, Yada,   A Seinfeld Exhibition – September 2016 – All artwork will refer to the 90’s hit sitcom, Seinfeld.
  2. Skateboard Art Show – January 2017 – All artwork will be created with or on a wooden skateboard decks
  3. $50 Show – March 2017 – All artwork will be priced at $50 for one night only/cash and carry event.
  4. Rock, Paper, Scissors, ROCK! – April 2017 – All art work will reflect the music world.
  5. Cult Movie Poster Show – September 2017 – Artwork of new/recreated movies that have “Cult” status.
  6. Plus more! (TBA’s will be listed soon)

For consideration for any of the upcoming exhibitions please email the corresponding curator with 5 images of current work, a link to your website (or Facebook if a  website is n/a) and any other pertinent information about your work (materials/medium, past exhibitions, etc…)  Artists should live within a 50 mile radius of Cleveland.  Artists should also review the contract listed on the upcoming events tab prior to applying for any exhibitions.

Twenty Seven

27On May 20, 2016 e11even 2 will be hosting the opening of a new group exhibition titled 27*. The show’s theme will be based on some of the most famous musicians in history to die at the age of 27. Dozens have prematurely passed away at this age over the years. Curator of the show, Billy Nainiger has limited the number of musicians that will be included as inspiration for the contributing artists. Billy, who also co-owns e11even 2 with Christina Sadowski and R!ch Cihlar has narrowed the long list down to six, giving the show more cohesiveness.

15 artists, mostly based in Cleveland, were asked to create up to 3 pieces each based on Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix, and/or Kurt Cobain. These six are widely considered to be the most famous of the “27 Club.” Pieces will range from painting, drawing, sculpture and mixed media.

Come check out 27* on May’s Third Friday at e11even 2 in the 78th Street Studios. You will not be disappointed in how these talented Cleveland artists interpret this legendary and short lived group of musicians.

27

Jimi by Christina SadowskiTwenty Seven, an age many of us remember; but some were not so fortunate.  E11even 2 will remind everyone, with art, why life is so precious in their next exhibit entitled 27.  Works will feature musicians who passed away at the early age of 27 years old.  The opening reception will be Friday May 20th from 5p-9p.

Participating Artists: Jason Milburn, Andrew Shondrick, Donna Fischer, Leslie Edwards Humez, Nicole Edwards, Melanie Agnich, Jessica Maron, Laura Dumm, Gary Dumm, Eileen Dorsey, Randy Maxin, Dan Nainiger, Billy Nainiger, R!ch Cihlar, Christina Sadowski

 

Peek-A-Boo at E11even 2!

gypsy

Peek-A-Boo is the next “sex”hibition at E11even 2. It highlights the best features of classic Pin-Up girls. The opening reception is on Friday March 18th from 5-9p, during the 3rd Friday events at 78th Street Studios and features 16 local artists. Curator and owner, Christina Sadowski, says, “I collect pin-up girl tattoos and have always enjoyed those types of iconic images. Often people hear erotic and think dirty, but with this show the images are beautiful and classically posed nudes.” Sadowski says she doesn’t expect any controversy over the show. There are no explicit images, but does warn guests that it maybe more suited for an adult crowd.

Guests can also expect more then just art. Guest Pin-Up Queens will be on hand to enhance the atmosphere and pose with guests. Custom Peek-A-Book koozies will be given out, and Cleveland’s own Burlesque performer, Bella Sin, will give a performance at the closing reception on April 15th.

Collage 101 – Get Schooled on Mixed Media

collage 101 digital cardCollage 101 is no entry-level exhibition. This mixed media show featuring 10 artists who specialize in found objects, non-traditional collage, and fabrics. This exhibition highlights an underrated fine art medium and serves it up with an A+ grade.

Featured artists are: Diana Bjel, Nicole Edwards, Bridget Ginley, Randy Maxin, Leslie Edwards Humez, Jessica Pinsky, Billy Nainiger, R!ch Cihlar, Christina Sadowski, Mary Anne Tipple

Opening Reception January 15, 2016 5-9pm

Closing Reception February 19, 2016 5-9pm

Rocket Signs… Literally Blasted Off!

 

sign 4sign 3Well by now, some of you may have seen the photos of the rocket signs hung around Cleveland last night, via Facebook. The goal was to hang them around Cleveland, have them seen throughout the week and collected by worthy fans leading up to Fridays show. Well… it was SO successful that all 9 signs were “stolen” in about 4-5 hours! That’s CRAZY and awesome! All we posted were photos of them installed. We planned on listing clues later this week, but i guess there’s no need for that anymore. I guess some people really know the Cleveland terrain. We’d like to thank those who played along, and we hope your happy with your reward. Hang it with pride in home and tell your friends the lengths you had to get them. They were bolted in to the posts with three 4 inch screws with a power drill. And i can tell you the power drill had trouble putting them in. We stripped screws and hung them high enough where a step stool or latter was needed. So they were not easy to get. As you can see in this post a photo (below) of 2 gentlemen holding their winnings in front of a Bob Peck mural. I love their photo, it says “we found them first bi@tch’s!” ha ha. And what’s great about that photo is, that all of the signs were scattered around Cleveland. They were not close to each other, so it’s not like an easter egg hunt where they’re all visible from one location. These dudes went looking, and it paid off for them. For the rest of you who wanted a piece, make sure you come to the opening. There are under 30 total pieces of Bob’s and R!ch’s and only 13 of them are collaboratives. Also, Christina Sadowski (a professional photographer) documented the full install. We’ll have some of those photos up soon. Thank you to everyone. This was fun. I think we might have to do this again sometime.
sign found 2

Brick and Barrel Tasting

E11even 2 is delighted to have Karl Spiesman, co-owner of Brick and Barrel as our guest at this upcoming Third Friday event. He will be discussing and sampling some of his tasty brews from his recently opened brewery located in the heart of the flats. This will coincide with the opening reception of our new group show, What’s In The Bag? Come enjoy some art and taste some fine beers this Friday, February 20 from 5-9. For more information on Brick and Barrel check out their website: http://www.brickandbarrelbrewing.com

oldpic