Artists on Art leverages the expertise of artists working right here in our region through monthly, in-gallery talks about one or more artworks on view in MOCA’s exhibitions. Artist and musician Jacob Koestler will discuss Phil Collins's exhibition my heart's in my hand... currently on view at MOCA Cleveland. Koestler uses photography and video to examine the post-industrial Rust Belt cities in the Great Lakes region. Much of Koestler’s work disrupts the assumptions and stereotypes often associated with these places and their residents through multi-media installations.
Open Projector Night (OPN) is an experimental, community-driven platform for artists and creatives to share and discuss their short videos. Produced by MOCA and hosted at the Happy Dog at Euclid Tavern, OPN is an open-mic night for you to test a work in progress, premiere a newly-completed work, or revisit something from the past. All works are under 10-minutes, and presenters are encouraged to ask questions of the audience.
Our MOCA ArtSquad friends, Cherry and Beauregard have gathered unusual materials and objects and put them inside a special art box. Every playdate, we look, think and share as we discover the surprises inside together! From reading to play to art-making, this is the perfect program for our smallest creative audiences (and their grown-up companions). Pre-registered friends will receive clues in advance via email, and there also will be clues MOCA’s website each week! Preregistration is required at mocacleveland.org or 216.421.8671
Music is a bridge that can bring awareness and spur action. Emerging from Phil Collins's installation, my heart's in my hand..., currently on view at MOCA Cleveland, this special concert seeks to generate attention and support to help improve the conditions for homeless people in Cleveland. Benefitting Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless (NEOCH), the concert will feature musicians and bands from here and beyond who address social issues in their music and practice.