Press Release: Ingenuity Announces Sustainability Initiatives for 2017 Festival

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Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland
annie@ingenuitycleveland.org
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Programming, Partners, and More Come Together to Make IngenuityFest 2017 Eco-Friendly

Cleveland, OH (September 18, 2017) – Ingenuity announced that this year’s IngenuityFest will be more sustainable and eco-friendly. Partners include Cleveland Water, Rust Belt Riders, Ohio City Bike Co-Op, and Vegware.

Cleveland Water will be providing their Water Buggy during three sessions at the Festival, offering fresh water in paper cups. Food vendors will use all paper products and biodegradable beer and drink cups from Vegware, a company that makes low-carbon catering disposables from renewable materials.

Rust Belt Riders, an Ingenuity partner and member of the Hamilton Collaborative, will compost these materials on site. Festival attendees can visit the Rust Belt Riders operation in their exhibit, Closed Loop, located in the Forest Foundry village, and learn about their innovative process to transform food waste into compost and animal feed. Additionally, Rust Belt Riders will be offering composting workshops Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 1 and 3pm.

“At Ingenuity, we believe that innovation, creativity, and environmental sustainability go hand in hand. This year IngenuityFest is going to walk the walk, starting down the path towards a zero-waste event.” says Karen Kidwell, Ingenuity’s Interim Executive Director, “Our new home at the Hamilton Collaborative near Lake Erie is a constant reminder of the treasured resource we all share. Plastic and other debris is accumulating in lakes and oceans, and one way to reduce the amount is to use fewer single-use plastic cups, water bottles, Styrofoam containers, and plastic straws. So this year we’re taking some big steps on the road to zero waste.”

Furthermore, Ohio City Bicycle Co-op is helping the Fest reduce car trips by offering
free bicycle racks (bring your own lock) and a pop-up bike kitchen for basic bike repairs at the 53rd Street entrance. Slow Roll Cleveland will celebrate IngenuityFest with a one-hour ride that starts on Saturday, September 23 at 2 pm at the Marquette gate entrance through the St. Clair-Superior neighborhood. Riders will receive discounted tickets for the Festival, and can enjoy a pop-up bike kitchen and other fun bike groups and activities.

IngenuityFest is September 22-24, 2017 at the Hamilton Collaborative in Saint Clair-Superior (5401 Hamilton Avenue). Adult tickets are $5 for a day pass or $10 for a weekend pass. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available for purchase in advance at ingenuityfest2017.eventbrite.com or at the gate.

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About Ingenuity Cleveland and its Partners
Ingenuity is a nonprofit organization that ignites the creative spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with immersive and innovative experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries of arts, science, and technology. We do this through our outreach, creative partnerships and events, including our annual IngenuityFest, now in its 13th year.

Cleveland Water is the largest supplier of safe, quality water in Northeast Ohio. Their dedicated professionals care deeply about the community, and providing quality service and great-tasting water is their top priority.

Rust Belt Riders offers commercial food waste producers a logistics-based alternative to landfills that is clean, timely, and benefits the community. They create value-added products that feed people, not landfills

Vegware is a manufacturer and visionary brand, and the only completely compostable packaging company operating globally. Their award winning catering disposables are low carbon, made from renewable or recycled materials, and all can be recycled along with food waste.

Ohio City Bike Co-op is a non-profit, volunteer-driven, cooperative bicycle education center offering riding and repair classes; refurbished used bikes for sale or rent; hands-on learning and shop credit for volunteering; and public shop use, advice, and assistance.

Slow Roll Cleveland is a social bike ride that takes place every Monday
from late spring to early fall, starting each week from a different location around Cleveland. The rides draw hundreds of participants each week during the peak of summer and are suitable for bicycle riders of all ages and experience levels.

IngenuityFest Announces Music Headliners and More for September 22-24, 2017

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Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland

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IngenuityFest Announces Music Headliners and More for September 22-24, 2017

Cleveland, OH (August 21, 2017) – IngenuityFest announced today a number of confirmed bands and headliners scheduled to play at the 13th annual IngenuityFest. This year, the event will feature five stages and an eclectic mix of local, regional and national bands.

Friday’s headliner will be White Mystery, a sibling rock’n’roll duo from Chicago. Since April 20, 2008, White Mystery self-released eight records, played almost 1,000 shows on three continents with the likes of Iggy Pop, Garbage, Thee Ohsees, and Patti Smith; modeled for Levi’s Jeans; performed in the Sundance film Station to Station; earned rave reviews from MTVVICENPR Sound Opinions, and High Times; jammed on a parade float with Sir Richard Branson; and rocked six live songs on the NBC late night TV show, Last Call with Carson Daly. Come and see for yourself what Pitchfork calls, “jovial rock’n’roll delivery and DIY sensibility.”

Saturday, will feature headliner Calliope Musicals – a cheerful psychedelic party folk band from Austin, TX. Recently they were named 2015’s “Best New Band” and 2016’s “Best Band of the Year” in the Austin Chronicle’s Austin Music Awards. This year, they made  NPR’s All Songs Considered’s “Why SXSW Matters: The Best of What We Saw, 2017.”  Billboard.com writes: “The sextet’s bubbly brand of pop-rock (think a more authentically hippied-out Grouplove) holds up — the crowd swells significantly as passersby get sucked into the genuinely good vibes…”

“We’re very excited about this year’s festival, as we work towards our goal of showcasing a more diverse festival, both in the musical and geographical sense,” says James Carol, Ingenuity’s Music Manager. “I’ve always admired the music offered at IngenuityFest. With the likes of Austin’s Calliope Musicals and Chicago’s White Mystery, set to headline their respected nights, on top of locally respected names like The Sidekicks, R.RING, and Uptowne Buddha, I think we’re really stepping things up this year.”

 

List of Performers:

Attendees can also gather to hear local tunes from Heavenly Queen, Uptown Buddha with friends, Toma Doe, Half an Animal, Louis Knight (of DUNE), Cigarette Playdate, Boo Lee Crosser,  R. RING feat. Kelly Deal of the Breeders (Dayton), Damn the Witch Siren (Columbus), Qiet (West Virginia), Counterfeit Madison (Columbus), The Sidekicks (Columbus), HIRAM-MAXIM, The Village Bicycle, Hello Luna (Columbus), Sister Smirk, MOOKE DA GXD, Jenna Fournier, Tree No Leaves (Bowling Green, OH), Cotton Ponys, Pack Wolf, The Dream Masons, Mimi Arden, Meg & The Magnetosphere , Ryan Manthey, Curtail (Akron), Paulo Costa Trio, Muamin Collective, Mister Moon (Norwalk, OH), By Light We Loom, Heavenly Creatures, Reginleif, Toobe Fresco and The Living Sound, The Sonder Bombs, In2Ative, Grovewood, Forager, XE LA CUTY, Collin Miller & The Brother Nature, Golden Streets of Paradise, The Sounder Bombs, AstroCelt, Michelle MacBride, M. Moody, Sankuro, Pape, Coupe De Gras, RED-I, and so much more!

Additionally, Metavari (Fort Wayne), will perform their record store day released original re-score of the 1927 classic Metropolis.

In addition to our Main, Dock and Music Meadow stages, Ingenuity will once again feature acoustic acts tucked away in the Dingy Basement Garden Stage. New this year, the festival will feature The Ingenuity Cabaret and Open Mic: home to all manner of weird and wacky performances from belly dancing to ventriloquism! Got something to share? Show up at the event ready to add your name to the performance list, or sign up in advance to show your stuff!

IngenuityFest will be held at the newly established Hamilton Collaborative at 5401 Hamilton Avenue from September 22-24, 2017. IngenuityFest is a three-day, large-scale festival of creativity and innovation, offering dance performances, interactive art installations, maker activities, live music, artisan vendors, local food and more. Admission to the Festival is $5 and children 12 and under are free. Tickets to IngenuityFest are on sale now at ingenuityfest2017.eventbrite.com.

To stay up to date on Festival happenings and announcements please visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com/festival2017 . A full stage schedule will be released soon.

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About Ingenuity Cleveland:

Ingenuity ignites the creative spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with immersive and innovative experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries of arts, science, and technology. We do this through our outreach, creative partnerships and events, including our annual IngenuityFest.  

Ingenuity is a nonprofit organization now entering its 13th season and is funded by The Educational Foundation of America, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, Dominion Energy Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, Forest City Enterprises, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland Scene as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals.

 

About the Hamilton Collaborative:

The Hamilton Collaborative redefines growth and innovation as an open and intentional community, managed cooperatively, providing resources, knowledge, tools and space.

Built by a group of likeminded organizations transforming the former Osborn Manufacturing Company in St Clair Superior into an outward-facing community hub, it currently comprises Ingenuity Cleveland, Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, Rust Belt Riders, Rebuilders Xchange, Architecture Office, 3 Barn Doors and MorrisonDance.  

 

Ingenuity Announces Featured Works for 13th Annual IngenuityFest, September 22-24, 2017

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Ingenuity Announces Featured Works for 13th Annual IngenuityFest, September 22-24, 2017

Cleveland, OH (August 16, 2017) Ingenuity announced earlier this year that the 13th annual festival will once again take place at at IngenuityLabs and the Hamilton Collaborative at 5401 Hamilton Avenue in St Clair Superior. IngenuityFest is a three-day, large-scale festival of creativity and innovation, offering dance performances, interactive art installations, maker activities, live music, artisan vendors, local food and more.

Admittance to the Festival is $5 and children 12 and under are free. Tickets to IngenuityFest are on sale now at ingenuityfest2017.eventbrite.com.

“Seeing the response to our new location in Saint Clair Superior and the growing Hamilton Collaborative has been tremendous,” says Emily Appelbaum, Ingenuity’s Artistic Director. “This year, many of the Collaborative’s members will be exhibiting, in addition to a new cohort of IngenuityLabs incubator tenants. Beyond that, we’re thrilled with the array of projects from local artists and beyond!”

Featured works include:

Leaping Off the Wall: an artistic collaboration between Ingenuity and MorrisonDance, this is dance in three dimensions that takes a leap. “Belay-rinas” will ascend and descend from a specially-built vertical dance wall amid the work of projection artist Kevin Jackson. This project is presented with special thanks to Salina Bartunek-Andrews (climbing champion-competitive athlete-broadway dancer-American Gladiator), Lee Zickel (formerly of Cleveland Rock Gym), and a grant from Ohio Arts Council’s Arts Next program.

Mecanique Biotique and Closed Loop: working in collaboration with Rust Belt Riders, Ingenuity with present a veritable forest of sustainable technologies, blooming from the erstwhile scrapyard on the Festival site. Come learn about Rust Belt Rider’s eco-friendly composting, aquaponics and waste management techniques, see the rebirth of a teaching garden from a former industrial site, and try your hand at an array of metalworking techniques at the Forest Foundry. Visit welder Brad Civic and Ryan Odo’s Geometric Resonance, and work with an array of local sculptors under the direction of Elizabeth Meadows, Full Metal Florist, to help grow a metal sculpture garden built from scrap.

Makers Mecca: featuring Cleveland Makers old and new, including a sustainable fashion show and hands-on activities for young and the young at heart!

Breakwall by Megan Young and Kix Nicole: an intriguing, participatory sonic landscape in which the body is instrument and actions are amplified into a hypnotic wave-like score.

ARTchiTECHtonica: featuring fine art and site-specifics installations, including the art of Nathan J Wasserbauer, CIA graduate and SUNY professor of fine art.

IngenuityLabs: aimed at supporting and encouraging collaboration among artisans, technology innovators and entrepreneurs working in Cleveland. The growing incubator program provides tools, space and networking opportunities with an eye toward broader efforts to attract and retain talent, promote a culture of arts and creativity; build spaces for technological innovation; foster entrepreneurship, especially among traditionally excluded populations; and connect local entrepreneurs with area youth and young adults.

2017 IngenuityLabs incubator members include:

Martin Krebs Multimedia (mixed media industrial fabrication)

Andrew Kaletta Statuary (concrete casting for sculpture and custom lighting fixtures)

Biro Wood Company (laminated wood and carbon fiber engineering)

Trademark Stylehouse (screenprinting and custom garment-making)

AstroCelt (multimedia production company combining costume, music, dance, original video)

Art is our Refuge by Negative Space (program for refugee artists working in various media)

New Works by Megan Young and Kix Nicole (new media and digital interactive works)

Tiny Home by Tom Morledge (refurbishment of a 32’ bus into a rolling abode)

Initiate Studios by Michele Crawford (creative programming and design education outreach)

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About Ingenuity Cleveland:

Ingenuity ignites the creative spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with immersive and innovative experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries of arts, science, and technology. We do this through our outreach, creative partnerships and events, including our annual IngenuityFest.

 

Ingenuity is a nonprofit organization now entering its 13th season and is funded by The Educational Foundation of America, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, the Ohio Arts Council, Dominion Energy Ohio, Case Western Reserve University, Forest City Enterprises, Medical Mutual of Ohio, Cleveland Scene as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals.

About the Hamilton Collaborative:

The Hamilton Collaborative redefines growth and innovation as an open and intentional community, managed cooperatively, providing resources, knowledge, tools and space.

Built by a group of likeminded organizations transforming the former Osborn Manufacturing Company in St Clair Superior into an outward-facing community hub, it currently comprises Ingenuity Cleveland, Soulcraft Woodshop, Skidmark Garage, Rust Belt Riders, Rebuilders Xchange, Architecture Office, 3 Barn Doors and MorrisonDance.

Ingenuity Programming in Shaker Heights’ Moreland Neighborhood to Focus on Artists

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 Ingenuity Programming in Shaker Heights’ Moreland Neighborhood to Focus on Artists

Cleveland, OH (July 6, 2016) – Ingenuity is offering artist-focused programming as part of a new initiative the City of Shaker Heights has undertaken to revitalize the Moreland neighborhood. The initiative aims to attract target businesses and potential residents to the area, create vibrancy in the neighborhood, and build community. The Ingenuity partnership produces programs that will draw interest in the area.
Programming begins with two artist focus groups. More events will be announced soon and will continue through 2016.
The first two panels are from 6-8 pm at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd. Attendees will discuss:

  • The Artist’s Role in Neighborhood Development: What You Want to See on July 14
  • Artist as Businessperson: How to Market Yourself and get Paid on August 4

Events are free, but seating is limited so registration is required.

“We’re so excited to partner with the City of Shaker Heights on this initiative. Through these artist focus groups we will engage regional artists in the broader discussion on housing and developing their business — which we feel will be extremely valuable to the creative community,” said Paula Grooms, Ingenuity Executive Director.

Visit our Eventbrite pages to learn more about featured panelists or to sign up: http://julymoreland.eventbrite.com or http://augustmoreland.eventbrite.com .

About Ingenuity Cleveland
Ingenuity highlights the creativity and innovation that make Cleveland a vibrant place to live. We ignite the spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with world-class experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries across these sectors. We do this through our outreach programs, partnerships and events including our annual IngenuityFest.

Ingenuity is now in its 12th season and is funded by the George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals. The three-day IngenuityFest, which currently creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy, will return September 23-25, 2016.

About the City of Shaker Heights
Just eight miles from downtown Cleveland, Shaker Heights is a walkable, cosmopolitan and distinctive suburb. It has a national reputation for excellent schools, extraordinary natural beauty, architecturally exquisite homes and superior city services. Shaker Heights is Cleveland’s most prestigious suburb – with tree-lined neighborhoods and miles of sidewalks that invite residents to stroll, chat with each other, and stay for a lifetime! Visit shakeronline.com for more information.

PRESS RELEASE: Ingenuity honors CWRU’s Sears think[box] at fifth annual Bal Ingénieux, June 4

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Ingenuity honors Case Western Reserve University’s Sears Thinkbox at fifth annual Bal Ingénieux, June 4

Cleveland, OH (May 9, 2016) – Ingenuity Cleveland will bestow its inaugural Innovator’s Award to Case Western Reserve University’s Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears Thinkbox at the fifth annual Bal Ingénieux—a celebration of the creative class—on June 4 at the Tenk Building in the Flats.

“Sears Thinkbox was chosen for this award because of the significant impact and contribution it has made to the creative community as well as Cleveland’s overall innovation landscape,” said Paula Grooms, Ingenuity’s Executive Director. This seven-story, 50,000-square-foot facility gives students, faculty, alumni and the general public the opportunity to tinker, prototype and invent. Officially opened to the public on October 1, 2015, it has since become a beehive of activity, seeing 5,000 visits a month.

“Our University always had big dreams for the Sears Thinkbox,” said Malcolm Cooke, Thinkbox’s Executive Director. “The reality, however, has surpassed our expectations. The stories of collaboration, creativity, and engagement among members of our internal AND external community are inspiring. We can’t wait to see what will happen next in that building!”

Bal Ingénieux will be held in partnership with Tenk West Bank and Market Restaurant at the Tenk Building (2111 Center St.) in the emerging Flats neighborhood. Bal Ingénieux is based on the famed Kokoon Arts Club parties of the early 20th century and, in the spirit of Kokoon, Ingenuity encourages attendees to come in costume, though it is not required.

Attendees interested in designing and fabricating their own costumes can sign up for any of Ingenuity’s costume workshops in partnership with Antidote Cleveland and Bounce Night Club. Every Wednesday during the month of May, Antidote will lead the workshops at Bounce (2814 Detroit Ave.) from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Workshops are $15 each or $50 for all four (which also includes Patron-level admission to Bal Ingénieux).

Local artists interested in set building and painting can attend Ingenuity’s free workshops Thursday evenings and Saturday afternoons in May at the Tenk Building.

Visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com for details, to register for either workshop and to purchase Bal Ingénieux tickets, which range from $25 to $150.

About Ingenuity:
Ingenuity highlights the creativity and innovation that make Cleveland a vibrant place to live. We ignite the spark where the arts, science, and technology intersect. By animating Cleveland’s urban spaces with world-class experiences, Ingenuity provides a unique platform for exploring the boundaries across these sectors. We do this through our outreach programs, partnerships and events including our annual IngenuityFest.

Ingenuity is now entering its 12th season and is funded by the George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals. The three-day IngenuityFest, which currently creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy, will return in September 2016.

About the Sears Thinkbox at CWRU:
The Sears Thinkbox, an interdisciplinary, open space at Case Western Reserve University, focuses on changing the economic and social culture of the University and region by emphasizing cross-discipline and cross-institution collaborative endeavors that push creativity and innovation to their limits. Sears Thinkbox provides a project-based learning environment where students from all courses of study have an opportunity to understand how innovation and creativity can lead to economic and social advancement. This exposure encourages entrepreneurial thinking among our students, who will then be poised to become the leaders and innovators of the future. Simultaneously, Sears Thinkbox creates an entrepreneurial environment where these ideas can be nurtured, developed, funded, and commercialized.

PRESS RELEASE: Ingenuity’s 5th Annual Bal Ingénieux Set for June 4th at Tenk Building

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Ingenuity’s 5th Annual Bal Ingénieux Set for June 4th at Tenk Building

Cleveland, OH (April 6, 2016) – Get your costumes ready! Ingenuity is hosting their fifth annual Bal Ingénieux June 4. This year’s Bal will transform the historic Tenk Building in the Flats’ West Bank in the tradition of the spirited Kokoon Arts Club Parties of the early 20th century that celebrated Cleveland’s entire creative class.

This unforgettable night will raise funds for IngenuityFest, an annual celebration of art and technology, industry and entrepreneurship, marking 12 years in 2016.

As part of its overall mission to highlight Cleveland’s innovation landscape, Ingenuity has partnered with the Tenk West Bank. This development organization is focused on transforming the former industrial foundry housing Tenk Machining Company into a retail, manufacturing and office collective serving the growing Flats neighborhood. Ingenuity will also be announcing an inaugural award for a local person or group with outstanding service to the creative community.

Bal Ingénieux guests will step into an other-worldly experience, discovering an enchanted forest filled with performers, installations, and plenty of other surprises.

While costumes are not required, you’ll definitely have a lot more fun if you wear one. Get inspired by your own interpretation of “enchantment” or come down to one of Ingenuity’s costume workshops throughout the month of May (details to be released soon). Ingenuity encourages all its attendees to try up-cycling when creating their costumes, be they butterflies, flowers, fairies or something else entirely!

For Bal Ingénieux tickets and up-to-date information on performances, programming and more visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com.

Tickets for the Premier Level are $150 and include an open bar, dinner, valet, and exclusive entertainment from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Corporate or reserved tables are also available for $1,500 and include premier-level benefits, with complimentary champagne service through dinner. Patron level tickets will start at $25, and will include one drink ticket and complimentary desserts. Be sure to grab these tickets fast, because after a limited quantity sell for $25, the price will jump up to $35. The door will open at 9 p.m. for guests at the Patron level.

The Tenk Building is located at 2111 Center Street in Cleveland.

To help raise additional funds for Ingenuity, Bal Ingénieux will also be holding a silent auction during the evening. If you are interested in donating a service, product or creatively packaging your time and talent, please contact Ingenuity’s Development & Marketing Associate, Annie Weiss at annie@ingenuitycleveland.org.