ok, tomorrow is the third friday which means the DHG (derek hess gallery) will be open for business. if you missed it last month, the building DHG is in, the 78th street studios, has a mass opening every third friday…i’m guessing there’s around 40 galleries in the building so it’s one huge art party. we are located at 1300 wet 78th street, cleveland. our door is on that side, there’s another door on the other side of the building too with a ton of galleries….hope to see you there.
ps-the october third friday at the DHG will be a godzilla show…more on that to come.


here’s some that drive me home (i like that term, drive me home)..moo juice, anywhoo, ..really?…..i know, right?, no worries, my bad (although i’m guilty of saying that), selfie, epic (the only thing that is epic is the band rhapsody), trending, hashtag, out to lunch, that’s what she said, it is what it is, bro, no problemo, …..just what to came to mind as i finished off my milk this morning


how about those browns..sob’s…same old browns, yep 16 of their last 17 opener they’ve lost…and how about those plays…1st one, SOB, 2nd one, SOB, 3rd one, SOB, 4th one, SOB, 5th one, SOB, fast forward 16th one, SOB, 17th one, SOB, and so on into next week and into the week after that. i love these “die hard” browns fans that say they bleed orange and brown…they’re losers, as much as their team. if they truly felt that way they wouldn’t live or die by them any more, they’d get some balls and demand change…hey loser, get back in line for your next beer from the kegger…the change we got now is SOB.

on a positive note, the new uniforms look good


Contact Information:

On Pointe Arts

Lauren Farmer

1664 N. Main St.

Unit 4

North Canton, OH 44720


On Pointe Arts hosts “Drawing the Human Body” with Derek Hess





North Canton, OHOn Pointe Arts hosts “Drawing the Human Body” with Derek Hess, taking place at On Pointe Arts studio located in the New Berlin Plaza on October 3rd and 4th, 2015,


On Pointe Arts is proud to bring Derek Hess to North Canton for the first time.

Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess has tested the waters of both the music and art world for over 20 years. Always a fan of music, Hess began creating promotional flyers for shows in Cleveland using his own unique vision and a play off the bands names and genre. These flyers soon garnered the attention of countless bands as well as both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the infamous Louvre in Paris, who both have Hess’ art in their permanent collection.


In addition to posters and numerous album covers. He has also been featured on television shows and in magazines – TLC, The Food Network, MTV, Fuse, VH1, Alternative Press and Juxtapoz as well as many others.   Recently the documentary, Forced Perspective, created by director Nick Cavalier about Derek’s art, life, and struggles, was debuted at the Cleveland International Film Festival.


Drawing the Human Body will be a crash course master class taught by Derek focusing on figure drawing. This class will be for artists 18 years of age or older and previous life drawing experience is required.  A very limited number of participants will be accepted, and all artists are expected to attend both sessions. Student should bring their own supplies (pencil, paper and drawing board), an open mind, and come prepared to grow as artists. Cost for the weekend is $115 per student and reservations can be made by calling 330-705-2347 or visiting www.onpointearts.com.


“Learn the fundamentals of drawing. This way you don’t have to worry about how to draw something, your energy can be spent on what to draw. Content with confidence of your ability to execute it.”-Derek Hess


On Pointe Arts is an arts studio in North Canton, OH. They specialize in dance classes for the whole family while providing monthly experiences in various aspects of the arts.





On Pointe Arts……………
On October 3rd and 4th, On Pointe Arts will be welcoming Derek Hess to teach a class on Drawing the Human Figure. This class will be for students with life drawing experience. Join us for the weekend and get a chance to work with this awesome Artist! The class with be $115 for both days. Please call to register at (330)705-2347.


well, i’m home from my show in columbus at the rivet gallery and had a great time…everyone one was swell, laura and scott took great care of me and thanks laura for the yellow cake with chocolate frosting cup cakes..i would also i want to thank kevin at the red roof for the free night’s stay. most of all i want to thank all who showed up, you truly are the greatest…below is rommel approving the red roof accommodations.




cbus….kinda hood, cbus, yo, or what i think of first is an actual bus and bus rout…..i need to transfer onto the cbus north to rivet gallery…or, i think the cbus is running late, i’ll never get to the signing on time….never fear, i have my car.
reminds me of dancing in the moon light by thin lizzy , the last cbus is long gone. anyway, i will see all the columbus folks tomorrow at rivet for my mini art show and book signing….i hear tell there will be cup cakes served.

ps – they are calling cleveland the “cle”, how stupid is that?


birthday / money

ok, regarding the last entry….i get into my car, flip on WNCX classic rock and what do i hear? pink floyd ‘money’. what is up with that…now i’m gonna be old and turn 51 this week, september 4th, and i like yellow cake with chocolate frosting, and at 51 i started trying to figure out how many times i’ve heard money in my life, has to be in the 100,000’s if not a million. thank god i had the panacea in my cd player, saxon ‘denim and leather’ and they ask you where were you in 1979? i  know where i was …here’s saxon, denim and leather….no more money.


so…i’m driving listening to our classic rock channel as usual, (if not angel, ufo, or maiden cd’s) and one of the classic rock high rotation songs comes on…money, by pink floyd. now the dark side of the moon is genius and money is great but i think that was the first of the one too many times hearing it for me today. as far as floyd goes, it’s a classic rock station, play something off of ‘animals’ for christ sake…but no, it’s money yet again. i wonder how many times a week they play that song…needless to say a ufo disc got popped in my player.


i scored big time yesterday with a book purchase. i was at the best toy store in the world with my pal renee, big fun, and came across the book “the art of metal”….how perfect is that? close second to my other book purchase this year (see july 29th up date) i have a pictures below of four of the pages i opened two randomly, picturing a BOC, scorpions, kiss, ufo, aerosmith, and ad/dc covers. there is so much stuff in it it’s hard to digest. the problem for me is that they cover so much, they can’t cover one band very much…would have loved to see more black sabbath and judas priest and ufo. they did give some a lot of coverage though to merciful fate iron mainded, along with the entire black metal and trash and death metal chapters. there’s 8 chapters broken up nicely, i skip the nu metal chapter. the forward is by lemmy, and is published by voyageur press….a must have for the metal head, the art is amazing for the most part, they did a great job.


below right shows the Australian only high way to hell cover next to the world wide release cover


below right shows the Australian only high way to hell cover next to the world wide release cover