Summer 2014 Exhibition Opening Night Party

June 27, 2014 / 7:00pm

FREE and open to all

7pm: Curators Talk + Art Studio open
8:00pm: Music by Replife on Toby’s Plaza

Welcome summer with MOCA Cleveland as it unveils two new exhibitions, Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent and Hans Op de Beeck: Staging Silence (2). Join us for a lively talk with Ian Berry, co-curator of the exhibition Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent, and Alexandra Carrera, Director of the Corita Art Center. Led by Jill Snyder, MOCA Cleveland’s Executive Director, the conversation will provide insights into Corita’s art work, teaching philosophies, and enduring influence on contemporary artists. The talk will be followed by an opening night party featuring a family art studio and live music by Replife aka Daniel Gray-Kontar on Toby’s Plaza. 
Stop by the fourth floor Cahoon Lounge or third floor art studios for hands-on making inspired by Corita Kent. Linoleum blocks cut with words like START, ACT, and LOVE will be used to personalize t-shirts that inspire others. Guests are encouraged to leave their unique design to be prominently displayed at the There's Only Make: A Dedication Ceremony on July 5, 2014. 

Ian Berry is Dayton Director of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College. Berry has organized over sixty museum exhibitions, including monographic exhibitions with artists such as Nicole Eisenman, Jim Hodges, Los Carpinteros, Shahzia Sikander, Amy Sillman, Kara Walker, and Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson. Recent publications include Amazement Park: Stan, Sara, and Johannes VanDerBeek (DelMonico-Prestel, 2010), Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary (DelMonico-Prestel, 2012), and Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent (DelMonico-Prestel, 2013). 
Alexandra Carrera holds a degree in theatre from Wesleyan University, and an Ed. M. from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education where she was surrounded by Corita’s prints in Gutman library.  As director of the Corita Art Center since 2006, Alexandra has presented, curated and facilitated over fifty exhibitions of Corita’s work in galleries, universities, churches, museums and festivals.