Thursday night I checked out a sneak preview of the 33rd Cleveland International Film Festival at the Akron Civic Theatre. I even RSVP’d with WKSU like the flyer I found asked me to. I’m a helper like that. I guess it wasn’t necessary, since there was a pretty large crowd there for a sneak peek show. There was free food to be had from Whole Foods, including some great poundcake...
12th street and vine
I don’t think there’s a more fitting way in our area to finish up Mardi Gras than by taking in some New Orleans jazz. Since we’re kind of removed from the source there, I checked out Jazz Night at the Massillon Public Library. On the fourth Tuesday of each month through April, the library is hosting a jazz combo of local musicians to play from 7 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. These are...
Due to some dinner-making mishaps, I missed the majority of the Midori Japanese-inspired fashion show at the Massillon Museum yesterday. In fact, I made it just in time to watch them tear down. On the other hand, I did still get to hang out in a huge crowd that stuck around for the reception after. At last count, I heard that about 235 people attended - and that’s a lot of people to fit in...
filmsday the thirteenth
The only thing unlucky about this weekend is that it went so quickly. I’ve sort of lost track of everything that happened between Friday morning and last night, but there were some cool things to see down at the Palace Theatre. As part of the Kimono As Art festivities, the Art Film Club ran a Japanese Film Festival from Thursday through Sunday. Thursday kicked off with Ikiru, by Akira...
It’s finally here. The Kimono as Art exhibit has finally opened to the public. I’ve already seen it, but I actually wanted to wait until I’d gone through the exhibit a second time before talking about it here. The exhibit showcases 40 oversized kimonos created by artist Itchiku Kubota, a master of the silk fabric-dyeing process called Tsujigahana. Using this tye-dye technique,...
This guy is one of the reasons that I don’t mind going down to Canton to hang out for coffee every now and again. I missed this article when it happened last week, but there needs to be more recognition of this kind of thing going on. Bravo, Alex.
F3 (first friday february)
Since fall of last year, the kickoff weekend of each month has been dedicated to First Friday, a chance for people to wander around after hours and check out what the arts district in Canton has to offer. The event is sponsored by Arts in Stark, who is also responsible for the Kimono show coming in to town. I’ve been around since the beginning few weekends of First Friday, so I’ve...
I would really like to start off the blog with an image that’s going to stick with readers; what better way than with the uniqueness of harajuku. Some friends and I visited Club New Fukasuki, a Japanese-street themed party held at the Massillon Museum of Art. One of the promo events for the Kimono as Art event coming up for the Canton Museum of Art, the happening turned the first floor of the...
green means go
So this kicks off my new project, in which a down-on-his-luck journalist (that’s me) takes some time to notice the world around him and hopefully help others notice a thing or two as well. I want to talk a little bit about the arts happening right here, but do some regular media blog stuff as well. So let’s have some fun with this.