Kevin D. Carmont: Listen to these Pictures
May 1 – June 28th, 2015
In 1973, Kevin Dan Carmont joined a band with Anton Fier (Golden Palominos) and Mike Terrell (Wild Giraffes) named the “The Punks.” They were influenced by the Stooges, Pink Fairies and the NY Dolls. He met the late Jim Jones at the old Record Rendezvous on Prospect thru Anton and recorded a 45 rpm with him and Mike T. and others as Monte Carmont and What 4. That led to a chain reaction of opportunities of taking images for Styrenes, Pere Ubu, Wild Giraffes and others. His first “published” image was of Dave E. (best known as a member of the Electric Eels) in an issue of Jim Ellis’s CLE magazine.
This show includes glimpses of the legendary July 4 beach party at the Hanna mansion in Bratenahl where The Cramps and Pere Ubu played for about 100 guests that included Jane Scott. There is Talking Heads at Finney Chapel, Bernie and the Invisibles at the old Coach House, and promo shots for his friend Fier’s Golden Palominos.
He’s Back!: The Photography of Walter Novak
January 9, 2015 through April 25, 2015
Award-winning photographer and Czech native Walter Novak came to Cleveland in his 30s. His skill with a Nikon landed him the job of staff photographer for Scene Magazine and he became a fixture in the region’s concert scene. With access to the front of the stage for some of the biggest music events to pass through Cleveland in the ‘90s and early 2000s, Novak captured some breathtaking images. In 2009, Novak returned to the Czech Republic for five years and only recently came back to his beloved adopted home of Cleveland. To celebrate, we are presenting this gallery show which samples some of Novak’s finest music photography.