Dark Silver II: 12X at Mastroianni Photography and Arts Opens on March 13

Dark Silver II 12X

by Steve Mastroianni

Dark Silver II: 12X is the second installment in the new series devoted to portraits made with traditional black & white film and processed in the darkroom. For the new set of portraits, a series of parameters were created to provide a framework for the portraits. Photographs were made in the studio with a twin lens reflex (TLR) medium format camera, under a similar lighting scheme utilizing continuous hot lights and a seamless backdrop, and each subject was limited to one roll of film (12 exposures). Then, an enlarged proof sheet was created in the darkroom from each roll of film, and each proof sheet is displayed as part of an installment of the entire set of portraits. As a result, each and every shot taken of each subject can be seen; nothing was edited out. Continue reading

Banyan Tree and Dress for Success Cleveland partner to support women in our community!

Melony Butler, Executive Director, Dress for Success Cleveland

New Tremont Connection for Dress for Success Cleveland!        
by Melony Butler

Banyan Tree has become an external drop-off site for Dress for Success Cleveland, accepting gently worn women’s clothing! Thursday, February 12, 2015, 11am – 9pm is the kick-off of this new community partnership.  You are invited to purge your closet to donate so you can have room to shop new and unique items at Banyan Tree located at 2242 Professor, Cleveland, OH 44113! Ongoing hours for drop –off will be on Tuesdays – 11am – 7pm and Thursday 11am – 9pm. Continue reading

Multi-Lingo Valentine BINGO!!! at the Literary Cafe

The Literary Cafe at 1031 Literary Ave.

The Literary Cafe at 1031 Literary Ave.

The Annual Literary Cafe Valentines-Multi-Lingo-Bingo Night will take place on Saturday, February 14 at 9:00 pm!

~PRIZES~CASH BAR~TRANSLATORS ~ANGST~COLLEGIATE AMBIANCE~

Bring-Your-Own-Language to Multi-Lingo Valentine BINGO!!! at the Literary Cafe…been doing it since 1999. Lots of silliness and goofy prizes. Anyone can call if they know (come up with) a language other than English. This year we are suppose to have Greek, Yiddish, Chinese and Serbian. In the past we’ve had spontaneous games of Pig Latin Bingo, Opera Bingo, Marilyn Bingo, etc. Interesting what people come up with… All Tremonsters should come and check it out. It’s fun.

Hey, you might get lucky.

High School Choice Fair draws hundreds of families

CMSD NEWS BUREAU
1/29/2015
Read about the concept of “school choice” on paper and you would learn much about an important educational concept being worked out here in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and among other “portfolio” districts around the country.
But place it squarely into the circular concourse of the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center and you end up with a real-life, real-time demonstration of just how valuable and meaningful it can be to the students and families of the city and region.

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CONVERGENCE-CONTINUUM PRESENTS THE 2015 NEOMFA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL AT THE LIMINIS THEATER FEBRUARY 12 – 21

convergence-continuum presents three new plays by local graduate-student playwrights at the 2015 NEOMFA Playwrights Festival. The Festival features three world-premiere plays: one full-length (two-act) play by final-year MFA candidate Monica Morgan, and two one-act plays by second-year grad students Lisa Langford and Cutler Smith.  These plays are part of a three-year intensive program of study under playwright and Cleveland State University professor Mike Geither, and are co-produced by convergence-continuum and the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts (NEOMFA) in Creative Writing consortium.  This will be the fourth year convergence-continuum has mounted the Festival at its performance space, the Liminis, 2438 Scranton Rd., Cleveland 44113 in the historic Tremont neighborhood. Continue reading

CMSD High School Choice 2015

A special report by The Tremonster

Cleveland’s families aren’t just walking to the nearest school anymore.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s (CMSD) High School Choice event filled the circular concourse of CSU’s Wolstein Center with parents and teens on Wednesday evening.

Students lined the concourse, stopping at a multitude of booths to discuss their dreams and hear from recruiters about how each high school in Cleveland — anywhere in Cleveland — might be the best fit.

Follow The Tremonster for an upcoming series on CMSD’s High School Choice event.