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April 9 - 10, 20117:00pm - 5:00pm

Monster Drawing Rally

A Live Drawing Event and Fundraiser

Anna Arnold (Cleveland, OH), Lynda Ashe (Cleveland, OH), Chelsea Blackerby (Akron, OH), Emily Blaser (Cleveland, OH), Augusto Bordelois (Berea, OH), Debra Brown (Cleveland, OH), Kayla Burkett (Mantua, OH), Catherine Butler (Cleveland, OH), Timothy Callaghan (Cleveland, OH), Hector Castellanos Lara (Cleveland, OH), Laurence Channing (Cleveland, OH), Katherine Chilcote (Cleveland, OH), Kristen Cliffel (Cleveland, OH), Lane Cooper (Cleveland, OH), Randolph Crider (Cleveland, OH), Dragana Crnjak, Dexter Davis (Cleveland, OH), Derf (cleveland, OH), Adrienne Di Salvo (Cleveland Heights, OH), Michael Dickas (Cleveland, OH), Bruce Edwards (Cleveland, OH), Isabel Farnsworth (Uniontown, OH), Mark Fox-Morgan (Cleveland, OH), Mallorie Freeman (Cleveland, OH), John G (Cleveland, OH), Leah Frances Gay (Cleveland, OH), Mona Gazala (Lakewood, OH), Mary Weimer Green (Avon Lake, OH), Kimberly Grice (Cleveland, OH), Pj Halliwill (Berea, OH), Kurt Hallsman (Cleveland, OH), Tamar Harpaz, Tim Herron (Cleveland, OH), Jeanetta Ho (Cleveland Hts, OH), Ryan Hobson (Cleveland, OH), Kevin Hogan (Asheville, NC), Erica Hoosic (Akron, OH), Nina Vivian Huryn (Cleveland, OH), Lori Kella (Cleveland, OH), Jaime Kennedy (Kent, OH), Shannon Kerrigan (Cleveland, OH), Tracy Kichinka (Strongsville, OH), Aaron Koehn (Cleveland, OH), Mitzi Lai, Robin Latkovich (Cleveland, OH), Vanessa LaValle (Cleveland, OH), Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. (Cleveland, OH), Nicholas Meloro (Amherst, OH), Arzu Ozkal (San Diego, CA), Sarah Paul (Cleveland, OH), Johnny Perkins, Jr. (Cleveland, OH), Melinda Placko (Cleveland, OH), Mikhail Poloskin (Huntsburg, OH), Angelica Pozo (Cleveland, OH), Derrick Quarles (cleveland, OH), Luthues Rall (cleveland, OH), Glenn Ratusnik (Lakewood, OH), Keith Richner (Richmond Heights, OH), Danté Rodriguez (Lorain , OH), Kristin Rogers (Cleveland, OH), Chris Ryniak (Bay Village, OH), Maria Samuelson (Lakewood, OH), Dott Schneider (Lakewood, OH), Mark Simmons (cleveland, OH), Paul Sobota (Cleveland, OH), Paul Sydorenko (Cleveland, OH), Steven Tatar (Cleveland, OH), Tony Trunzo (oberlin , OH), Kelly Urquhart (Kent, OH), Laila Voss (Cleveland, OH), Jia Wang (Strongsville, OH), Michael Wohlwend (Akron, OH), Christian Woodruff (Cleveland, OH), Nanette Yannuzzi (Oberlin , OH)



Monster Drawing Rally
Monster Drawing Rally

Monster Drawing Rally  Randolph Crider |

Monster Drawing Rally

Monster Drawing Rally  April 9, 2011 |

Monster Drawing Rally
Monster Drawing Rally

Event: Saturday, April 9, 7 – 11 p.m., $5 (FREE for SPACES members and children age 17 and under)
On View: Unsold works will remain on view through Sunday, April 10, 12 – 5 p.m.

Monster Drawing Rally is a live drawing event and fundraiser featuring over 75 artists.

Demystifying a process that usually takes place in the privacy of the studio, the Monster Drawing Rally allows spectators to observe artists in the act of creation in the public domain. In keeping with SPACES' mission to provide a public forum for artists, the Monster Drawing Rally sets the stage for extraordinary interaction.

Providing the basic necessities of the drawing practice—pencils, charcoal, pens, markers, ink, and paper—SPACES creates the context while the artists create the content of the drawings. The evening will consist of three one-hour shifts (7 ? 8, 8 ? 9, 9 ? 10 p.m.) that each feature approximately 25 artists drawing simultaneously. As the drawings are completed, they will be hung on the walls and made available for purchase for $65 each. The Monster Drawing Rally provides a unique opportunity to watch a drawing come to life, and to purchase a work of art minutes after its completion. Proceeds from the event provide direct support for SPACES' exhibitions and residency programs.

Bring the Family!

SPACES will also feature the Li'l Monster Drawing Rally: a section where children and families may sit, draw and display their work on the wall for the evening or the weekend. Children age 17 and under are admitted to the Monster Drawing Rally for FREE! Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


Umami Moto (http://www.UmamiMotoTruck.com) and Cakes Plus (http://www.twitter.com/CPTravelTreats) will be selling their tasty wares from their food trucks at the curb outside of SPACES Saturday night.


Little Miss Cleveland (http://littlemisscleveland.com) will be spinning her jamz to get the artists going and to get your rump shaking!


Monster Drawing Rally was conceived by Southern Exposure (SoEx) in San Francisco and has become a national model. SoEx has partnered with nonprofit arts organizations in Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Richmond, Brooklyn and now Cleveland to help them establish the Monster Drawing Rally with SoEx's support. SoEx is proud to share their successful fundraising models and community-building strategies with similar artist-centered organizations.

About the Artists

Anna Arnold

Anna Arnold is a community muralist and art educator who earned her BFA degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a Master's in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in 2010. Highly prolific, Anna has produced hundreds of artworks and has exhibited in over 200 gallery and... go to artist page

Lynda Ashe

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Chelsea Blackerby

Chelsea Blackerby is an installation artist living and working in Akron, OH. She studied sculpture at Akron University's Myers School of Art. go to artist page

Emily Blaser

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Augusto Bordelois

Augusto C. Bordelois (Havana, Cuba, 1969) graduated from the University of Havana with a major in English Language and Literature. He has also studied sculpture, ceramics, costume design for theater and cinema, classical drawing and painting.His visual artwork has been awarded much recognition in Cuba as well as in USA... go to artist page

Debra Brown

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Kayla Burkett

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Catherine Butler

Catherine Butler is an internationally recognized jewelry artist who lives and works in Cleveland Heights, OH. A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art, Butler has run her own production studio, been an adjunct professor at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, overseen education programming at Heights Arts, and juried a... go to artist page

Timothy Callaghan

Timothy Callaghan, born in 1976, Toledo, OH, earned his MFA from Kent State University, Kent, OH in 2005 and BFA in Painting from The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH in 1999. He has shown at Frederieke Taylor Gallery, New York City; William Busta Gallery, Cleveland; Zygote Press, Cleveland; and... go to artist page

Hector Castellanos Lara

Inspired by images from the Guatemala of his youth, Hector Castellanos Lara's colors explode off the page in a fashion that evokes the natural palette of his native Central America. Now a permanent resident of Cleveland, Hector has held numerous exhibitions and has taught at the Cleveland Museum of Art,... go to artist page

Laurence Channing

A graphic artist and designer, Laurence Channing received a BFA and MFA from Yale University. His work has included publication, exhibition, and interior design for the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner... go to artist page

Katherine Chilcote

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Kristen Cliffel

Kristen Cliffel is a ceramic sculptor living and working in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1990 with a BFA in Ceramics. Kristen is in many public and private collections in the area including, the Canton Museum of Art,University Hospitals, Metro General Hospital, Cleveland... go to artist page

Lane Cooper

Lane Cooper is an artist, who works through painting, sound, video, text and, on occasion, performance. Her work has been presented in venues ranging from Birmingham, AL, to Madrid, Spain. In 2009 she participated in a residency at The Banff Centre located in Alberta, Canada, and in the fall of... go to artist page

Randolph Crider

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Dragana Crnjak

Dragana Crnjak toys with viewers perceptions in wall drawings that somehow manage to create impossible illusions even as they seem only fleetingly present. Her fragmented images, drawn with charcoal directly on the wall, insist on the almost physical presence of the artists hand. She has surely and literally left her... go to artist page

Dexter Davis

Dexter Davis l Quarter Art 2013Dexter Davis born in 1965, lives and works in Cleveland, OH. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art and his work is found in the collections of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Progressive Corporation. He has... go to artist page


The cartoonist works out of an unheated, attic studio in his Cleveland home, grew up in a rural, small town in Ohio. Today his comic strip, The City, is one of the most widely-read alternative cartoons, appearing regularly in weekly papers coast to coast. His work has been displayed in... go to artist page

Adrienne Di Salvo

Adrienne Di Salvo is a metalsmith currently residing and working in Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Patterson, New York she started drawing and creating at a young age. Inspired by nature, she creates objects that aim to awaken a deep curiosity reminiscent of the unbridled amazement of discovery that existed in... go to artist page

Michael Dickas

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Bruce Edwards

Bruce lives and works in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland, where he has been since gradating from Kent State University in 1991. Bruce has shown widely in the Cleveland area, and remains a part of the arts community, serving on the board of Zygote Press, and working as the residency... go to artist page

Isabel Farnsworth

Isabel Farnsworth received her BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art in 1989, attended Skowhegan School of Art and received her MFA in Sculpture from Stanford University in 1995. She has done residencies at The Glassell "Core" Program in Houston, The Rijksacademie Von Beelden Kuntz in Amsterdam, and the... go to artist page

Mark Fox-Morgan

Mark Fox-Morgan is a sculptor currently residing in Cleveland, OH. He received his MFA from San Jose State University School of Art & Design in 2008. He's held solo exhibitions every year from 2004-2010 in California and has exhibited in group exhibitions in California and New York. go to artist page

Mallorie Freeman

Mallorie Freeman is a painter and illustrator who was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and The Cleveland Institute of Art but is mostly self-taught. Mallorie is represented by William Rupnik Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio and has participated in a variety of... go to artist page

Leah Frances Gay

Leah Frances Gay is a post-baccalaureate student earning a BFA in Printmaking and a Master's with Licensure degree in Visual Arts Education at the University of Akron, OH. Being interested in many fields of study, she changed her major several times before she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree... go to artist page

Mona Gazala

Mona Gazala was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio and is of Palestinian descent. She received her BFA from Ohio State University and has exhibited at numerous Ohio galleries and venues. Her style can best be described as ''Tremont School'' after the post-industrial style much-used among Tremont artists, which utilizes... go to artist page

Mary Weimer Green

Green earned her B.A. in Printmaking at Ursuline College and her M.A in Art Education from Case Western Reserve University in conjunction with the Cleveland Institute of Art. go to artist page

Kimberly Grice

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Pj Halliwill

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Kurt Hallsman

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Tamar Harpaz

Tamar Harpaz was born in Jerusalem, Israel in 1979. She earned her MFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Tel Aviv, in 2009 and her BFA from Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, in 2005. Harpaz's solo exhibitions include Kitchen Sink Drama, CCA, Tel Aviv (2014); Girl-to-Gorilla, Sommer... go to artist page

Tim Herron

Tim Herron is a portrait/landscape artist who works in oils, pastel and conte crayon. He studied at the Cooper School of Art, The Cleveland Institute of Art and Tri-C. His studio, "The Manly Pad," is at 2490 Professor Ave in Tremont. He runs the Pretentious Tremont Artists portrait drawing group... go to artist page

Jeanetta Ho

CIA grad working in mixed media, more recently with repurposed, upcycled materials go to artist page

Ryan Hobson

Ryan Hobson earned a BFA in Computer Graphics and Graphic Design, at Western Washington University. go to artist page

Kevin Hogan

Kevin Hogan graduated from Lakewood High and Cooper School of Art. While in graduate school in Kent State he helped organized what has become SPACES. go to artist page

Erica Hoosic

Hoosic graduated from the University of Akron and received her B.F.A in Metalsmithing. She also has a minor in Sculpture. Hoosic is attracted to very organic textures and tends to create things that look realistic. Instead of throwing objects away she transforms them to take on a new persona. http://www.etsy.com/people/ericahoosic go to artist page

Nina Vivian Huryn

"I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio - then a fascinating dark industrial city of smoking, flaming steel mills. I graduated from The Cleveland Institute of Art where I majored in Textile Design. Early in my career I moved to New York City where I lived in a small studio/apartment painting... go to artist page

Lori Kella

Lori Kella was born in St. Joseph Michigan in 1974. She received a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 1997, and later attended Cornell University where she received her MFA in photography. A selection of her recent work was exhibited at Gallery Drei, in Dresden, Germany, The... go to artist page

Jaime Kennedy

Jaime Kennedy is an Associate Professor in the School of Visual Communication Design. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in Photo Illustration at the Rochester Institute of Technology. After completing his degree at RIT,... go to artist page

Shannon Kerrigan

BFA, 1996, The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. Her professional experience has ranged from maintaining a welding shop to producing hand made paper invitations in her studio. She has worked for some of Chicago's preeminent Arts Organizations including; Artsbridge, ARC Gallery, Chicago Public Art and Redmoon Theatre. A... go to artist page

Tracy Kichinka

Born in 1978, Tracy Kichinka, actually studied Psychology and Religious Studies at Cleveland State University. She has taken art classes at the college level (at Cuyahoga Community College) and at the Little Red School House in Berea. Her art has been displayed at SPACES gallery (Art Mart) and... go to artist page

Aaron Koehn

b. 1983, Cleveland, OHEducation: 2006-2008 Lyme Academy College of Fine Art. go to artist page

Mitzi Lai

Mitzi Lai, a long time teacher and popular workshop instructor, her paintings have won many awards and are in corporate as well as private collections throughout the area and several countries. Her passion to art leads her to many different mediums, from Chinese painting, oil, watercolor to digital fine arts.... go to artist page

Robin Latkovich

Robin Latkovich works in two-dimensional and installation-based media. His work focuses on phenomenological explorations of presence, absence, and the sublime, particularly as they pertain to the experience of place and landscape.Latkovich received his BA in studio art with a focus on oil painting from Hiram College in 2005, and... go to artist page

Vanessa LaValle

An exhibiting artist since 2003, Vanessa's work uses multiple media and draws from many disciplines. Her current work is for The Intuitive Research Society. She has been published internationally and exhibited across America. go to artist page

Michelangelo Lovelace Sr.

Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. was born and raised in Cleveland,Ohio in 1960. As a child Lovelace began drawing to escape the hard reality of growing up in a single parent household. Michelangelo Lovelace Sr. loved to draw and by the age of 22 he started to use oil paints and then... go to artist page

Nicholas Meloro

Nicholas Meloro is a New York based freelance Scenic Artist. His undergraduate work is in English Literature and Studio Art, he has spent several years working in professional theatre, including a season as the Assistant Charge at Cleveland Play House as well as two seasons at Williamstown Theatre Festival. go to artist page

Arzu Ozkal

From http://www.contrary.info/"Arzu is a traveler. She has begun her journey in 2002 by leaving Ankara: the city of politicians, bureaucrats and blue collars... Then she started wandering off from one city to the other, allowing new places, people, ideas and experiences to influence her work. As new experiences unfold, she... go to artist page

Sarah Paul

Sarah Paul is a musical artist and a professor at the Cleveland Institute of Art. She has been writing and performing experimental music since 1989. go to artist page

Johnny Perkins, Jr.

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Melinda Placko

Melinda Placko earned her BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, and her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a focus in public and collaborative art. She has taught art for over seven years through the Cleveland and Akron Art Museums, Youthbuild Holyoke, and Beck Center for... go to artist page

Mikhail Poloskin

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Angelica Pozo

Angelica Pozo, a New York City native, born of Cuban and Puerto Rican parents, has lived in Cleveland since 1984. She moved there from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts is from SUNY College of... go to artist page

Derrick Quarles

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Luthues Rall

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Glenn Ratusnik

Glenn Ratusnik received his BFA in Printmaking from Kent State University. He has shown at Notre Dame College, Cleveland, OH; FAVA Gallery, Oberlin, OH; Bay Arts, Bay Village, OH; Zygote Press, Cleveland, OH, Visible Voice, Tremont, OH; and more. go to artist page

Keith Richner

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Danté Rodriguez

Born in Uruapan, Michoac go to artist page

Kristin Rogers

As an artist, curator, and musician, his projects are driven by interdisciplinary intentions, and frequently involve multi-media approaches. Labor, sympathy for the proletariat mindset, and accessibility are common threads that imbue his diverse scope of art production. Although his content is, at times, compound and intricate, he avoids the clandestine... go to artist page

Chris Ryniak

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Maria Samuelson

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Dott Schneider

Born in Cleveland, Dott Schneider received her C.E.A.P. from the Ecole des Beaux-arts in Rouen, France in 1996. Dott has participated in over thirteen group exhibitions and executed and promoted ten solo exhibitions. Her work has been shown internationally and chronicled in Jane Magazine, Las Vegas City Life, Cleveland Scene,... go to artist page

Mark Simmons

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Paul Sobota

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Paul Sydorenko

Paul Sydorenko is a Cleveland based artist / musician. Working in many different mediums, he creates colorful, playful, and sometimes sarcastic works. go to artist page

Steven Tatar

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Tony Trunzo

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Kelly Urquhart

For Kelly Urquhart and Jaime Kennedy, a tug-of-war between natural systems and human attempts to impose order is integral to their work, in this case a series of composite prints on watercolor paper with ink drawing. Building images of the natural and the constructedusing both manual and technological mediathey seamlessly... go to artist page

Laila Voss

Laila Voss has been adjunct and full-time faculty at several colleges and universities in the Northeast Ohio region as well as directing a couple of department galleries. Since the 2003 she has been an assistant lecturer at the University of Akron Myers School of Art. Besides exhibiting work, Laila Voss... go to artist page

Jia Wang

Jia is a code monkey who loves to do art on the side. Her favorite media are oil pastel and charcoals. go to artist page

Michael Wohlwend

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Christian Woodruff

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Nanette Yannuzzi

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