Thursday, April 16
6:45 - 8 PM
Reception and panel with Mkrtich Tonoyan, Michelle Murphy, and Jimmy Riordan
at The Sculpture Center's Euclid Avenue Gallery

Learn about the incredible experience that an artist can have at a residency and the variety of residencies available. The wide ranging discussion will include Mkrtich Tonoyan's ACOSS, the residence he founded in Yerevan, Armenia, Michelle Murphy's own Cleveland Micro Art Space, Jimmy Riordan's residency successes, and thoughts by all on the advantages to an artist's practice of a residency experience and the connections made at one. If you've had a great residency experience be sure to join the discussion.

By popular demand, we will be serving food from Mkrtich's home country, Armenia.
Mkrtich Tonoyan is co-founder and president of AKOS, an Armenian cultural non-governmental organization, and founder of the Art Center of Social Studies (ACOSS), an international artists-in-residency program. He has had 122 artists from 27 countries at ACOSS. Tonoyan is currently the Cleveland Foundation's Creative Fusion artist-in-residence with The Sculpture Center.
Michelle Murphy is a local artist, director, and curator. She is the Director and Founder of Micro Art Space, a short-term residency program at her home and in a gallery space in Cleveland's 78th Street Studios. She also works as a professional photographer for the NASA Glenn Research Center and co-curator of the art and culture online magazine MAKE8ELIEVE.
Jimmy Riordan is the current resident artist at Micro Art Space. Riordan is a multidisciplinary artist and educator from Alaska. He participates in many artist residencies in schools and throughout the state and teaches at the University of Alaska. Riordan is the founder of an imprint that publishes artist books and comics, the co-director of the Girdwood Summer Arts Camp, and the editor of SOWSEAR, a quarterly collection of Alaskan made comics. A recent project of his, Le Roman du Lièvre, involved Cleveland's Zygote Press and The Morgan Paper Conservatory in the process of its creation. It is now a part of the library collections at the New York MOMA and the Tate Britain. 20.5 cm opens this Friday.

Saturday, May 16 @10AM-4PM, Euclid Avenue Gallery
Mkrtich Tonoyan will be reviewing portfolios for artists interested in the Armenian Residency of ACOSS. Refreshments served.
The call for artists is open until Thursday, April 30 at midnight. Click here for the application.
Currently on view in our galleries - W2S 2015 series...
Freezer Burn
Derek Coté
Main Gallery
March 26 - May 28
John Douglas Powers
Euclid Avenue Gallery
March 26 - May 28
The Sculpture Center
1834 E. 123rd Street
Cleveland, OH 44106
Wed - Fri: 10am - 4pm 
Saturday: noon - 4pm

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