Mailing List LoganberryPressReleases@logan.com Message #42
From: Harriett R. Logan <harriett@logan.com>
Subject: Loganberry Books: Jan/Feb/Mar/April 2008 Calendar
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2008 11:05:23 -0500
To: <LoganberryPressReleases@logan.com>
Loganberry Books
Events Calendar   January / February / March / April 2008
(other events may be added later - updates will follow monthly)
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Janeen Hobby:  Voyages
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, January 3, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
Local photographer Janeen Hobby has traveled to Europe, Southeast Asia and Yemen to being us views of people and places we might not know firsthand.  Her eye is exacting and engaging, and she's bringing in a whopping 45 framed photographs for one of largest single-artist Annex Gallery shows yet.  Come meet the artist and drink a toast to the new year.  Show runs January 3-February 4.

Gene's Jazz Hot
In Concert
Thursday, January 10, 6:30pm-9:00pm

~ second Thursdays ~
Nothing beats a good band in a cozy book-lined room.  If you want food to go along with that, I highly recommend the Flying Cranes Cafe across the street which is indeed open now, and featuring the best miso soup this side of Japan (according to some patrons).  We'll have self-serve hot tea and other light snacks, but feel free to bring your take-out dinner, or your own bottle of wine.   Donations for the band gladly accepted.

Show and Tell
N.O.B.S. Forums
Thursday, January 17, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
The book talks sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society has a full year planned for 2008, and we'll begin with a Show and Tell on January 17th.  Come brag about your Christmas presents or show off family heirlooms or recent garage sale finds.  It's a good social time, as well as educational, as there are always some real gems to marvel over.  Please join us.  $3 suggested donation.

Bloomsday Book Club
Thursday, January 24, 7pm
~ fourth Thursdays ~
Yup, we journey on with Stephen Bloom and the gang....  We've had a holiday hiatus, so it's a good time for newcomers to join the group and venture forth with what many claim the best piece of literature in English of the twentieth century:  Ulysses by James Joyce.

Mark Yasenchack:  Collage and Valentine's Skulls
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, February 7, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
When I first saw Mark's small ceramic skull sculptures, like gothic masks with macabre humor, I wanted them all, and I wanted to see them act their lives out on stage, or perhaps in graphic novel format.  When Mark said he was interested in having an Annex Gallery show here in February, I was delighted, but even more so with his title of Valentine's Skulls!  Oh, every sweetheart needs one!  Mark also does some large-scale abstract paintings, and these will also be featured in this show.  Show runs February 7 - March 3.

Gene's Jazz Hot
In Concert
Thursday, February 14, 6:30pm-9:00pm

~ second Thursdays ~
Speaking of Valentine's Day, we've got a great treat for you.  Bring your sweetie to hear the swinging nostalgic and happy hometown band called Gene's Jazz Hot.  And sit back and enjoy the show.  Food and wine welcome.   Donations for the band gladly accepted.

Ann Olszewski:  Charles Chestnutt in Cleveland
N.O.B.S. Forums
Thursday, February 21, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Charles Chestnutt was an African-American writer born in Cleveland in 1858.  After a short time in New York City writing for newspapers, he returned to Cleveland to work in the accounting office of the Nickel Plate Railroad Company, and later its legal department.  In 1887, Chestnutt passed the Ohio bar examination and became a stenographer with Henderson, Kline, and Tolles, a Cleveland law firm.  He wrote short stories for newspapers and novels about racism and other social issues.  Come learn more about Chestnutt's interesting life, and especially about his books.  Free Ohio Books in History poster given to forum attendees.  $3 suggested donation.

Carolyn Fitzgerald: Conscious
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, March 6, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
Before Carolyn Fitzgerald ran the excellent Cafe Limbo, she was an artist.  Now she's returned to her roots, and is featuring large-scale oil abstract paintings in this Annex Gallery show.  Come say hello and see the other creative side of Carolyn Fitzgerald. Show runs March 6 - 31.

Larry Rakow:  Little Golden Books
N.O.B.S. Forums
Thursday, March 20, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Larry not only knows a wealth of publishing and artist history as relates to the famous Little Golden Book series, he owns the best examples.  Come hear how the company got started, and the major players who made it famous.  Learn how to identify first editions, and recognize some of the more scare and desirable titles.  $3 suggested donation.

** Edible Books Festival  **
Saturday, April 5, 1pm

~ every first Saturday in April ~
Join us for the fifth year of Loganberry Books and Strong Bindery's hosting of the Edible Books Festival in Cleveland.  It's an international event with exhibitions and competitions all over the world, but here in Cleveland we have just one rule:  make edible art that has something to do with books.  How people choose to interpret that rule is wherein lies the fun.  Entrants: please register with Loganberry Books ahead of time, and bring your creations before 1pm.  At 2pm, we'll vote on the winners, and grab our forks.  Don't be late, the creations don't last long after that!  $3 to vote and eat (free to look).  For more information, visit our FAQ page and photos of the past four years festivals.
http://www.loganberrybooks.com/edible-books.html

Altered Book Group: Red Book Project II
Annex Gallery Opening Reception
Thursday, April 3, 6-8pm
~ first Thursdays ~
An encore Annex Gallery show featuring the imaginative works of several local artists who create entirely new works of art out of crusty old tomes.  This year, they each had a volume of the turn-of-century Book of Knowledge, and they each did something different with it. Artists include Myrna London Aidlin, Sarah Clague, Gene Epstein, Margaret Yuko Kimura, Terre Maher, Lynn O'Brien, Jackie Parsons, Myrna Tatar and Anne Weissman.  Show runs April 3 - 28. 

Altered Books Group
N.O.B.S. Forums 
Thursday, April 17, 7pm
~ third Thursdays ~
Again as last year, the inspirational works of the Altered Book Group deserves interpretation, explanation, and some historical perspective.  You'll get all that at this informal talk sponsored by the Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, as well as some artist commentary on how they came up with their ideas and how they executed them.  $3 suggested donation.


** Further information and pictures are available for all events listed.  Just ask! **

peace,
Harriett
harriett@logan.com


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