Ingenuity’s 3rd Annual Bal Ingénieux Set for May 3rd at Slovenian National Home

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Contact:

Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland

(216) 589-9444

annie@ingenuitycleveland.org

 

Ingenuity’s 3rd Annual Bal Ingénieux Set for May 3rd

at Slovenian National Home

Cleveland, OH – (April 3, 2014) Get your costumes ready!  Ingenuity is hosting their third annual Bal Ingénieux on May 3rd at the Slovenian National Home (6417 Saint Clair Ave). Bal Ingénieux is inspired by the Kokoon Arts Club parties of the early 20th century that celebrated the entire creative class – this re-enactment raises funds for IngenuityFest. For tickets and more information visit www.balingenieux.com.

Acts include performances by the Satori Circus, Svetlana Derisive Escape artist, and Red Campion Opera. “We’ve had so much positive feedback from the past two Bals,” says IngenuityFest Artistic Director, James Krouse. “And this year’s Bal will surely be a spectacle – we have some great acts lined up, like Last Call Cleveland and vaudeville duo Pinch & Squeal!”

Costumes are not required, but you’ll have a lot more fun if you wear one. The original Kokoon Arts Club parties were notorious costume affairs that brought modernism to Cleveland.

“We’re hoping to reach a broader spectrum of people this year, “ said IngenuityFest Executive Director, Paula Grooms. “This is one of the most unique and fun events of the year. It’s going to be a wild party – all ticket levels almost sold out last year, so be sure to order them soon!”

Tickets for the Premier Level are $125 and include cocktails and dinner. At this level, you can stay the entire evening and enjoy all the entertainment plus an open bar. Corporate or reserved tables are also available for $1200 and include premier level benefits, with complimentary champagne service through dinner and priority seating for the floor show. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the party goes on until 1:00 am. The Club 1914 Level begins at 8:00 pm and tickets are $50, offering an all-night variety show and a dessert bar. Arrive at 10:00 pm for the Bohemian Level and tickets are only $15 in advance ($20 at the door) and attendees can enjoy dancing, burlesque, mayhem and debauchery!

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 Marketing Associate, Annie Weiss at annie@ingenuitycleveland.org.

For more information about Bal Ingénieux or to order tickets, visit www.balingenieux.com or go to www.ingenuitycleveland.com.

About Ingenuity

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

Ingenuity is now entering its 10th season and is funded by the George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private indiviuals. The three-day IngenuityFest, which currently creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy, will return in September 2014.

 

 

 

2014 Ingenuity Board Officers and New Members

Ingenuity Announces New Board Officers and Members

Cleveland, OH (February 4, 2014) — Ingenuity, celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2014, announces the appointment of new Board officers and welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors.

Deborah Wilcox, a partner at BakerHostetler, was elected as the new President of Ingenuity’s Board, succeeding Doug Hoffman. Hoffman, a principal at Weber Murphy Fox, served as President for five years. Holly Little, associate at Thompson Hine, will serve as Vice President. David Tholt, Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager at Huntington National Bank, will serve as Treasurer. Mark Wallace, Chief Financial Officer at ECKART America Corp., will serve as Secretary.

Mike Benz, a consultant recently retired from heading up United Way Cleveland, and Todd Mesek, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, have joined Ingenuity’s Board of Directors.

Outgoing President Doug Hoffman said, “Over the past five years I’ve had the great fortune to see Ingenuity grow tremendously. It has been exciting to see the economic impact this organization has made in Cleveland. As a newly appointed member of the Emeritus Board, I am delighted to stay involved and see the organization evolve further over the coming years.”

“I am honored to lead the Board for Ingenuity,” said Deborah Wilcox, incoming Board President. “With the 10th anniversary and all of the planned collaborations, this is a very exciting time for Ingenuity, and for Cleveland. This organization is an important and unique asset to the city.  It improves upon how the city is portrayed not only to its residents, but the rest of the country.  I am excited to guide Ingenuity in continuing to develop and showcase the countless things that make Cleveland great.”

About Deborah Wilcox

A partner at BakerHostetler and coordinator of the Cleveland Intellectual Property practice group, Wilcox is an experienced trademark lawyer, copyright practitioner and first-chair litigator. Highly regarded in her field, Deborah is listed in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of Intellectual Property and was been named a 2013 “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, as well as in “IP Stars—Top 250 Women in IP.”  Ms. Wilcox also serves on the Board of The Music Settlement, and chairs its governance committee.

About Holly Little

Little is an associate in the Business Litigation practice group at Thompson Hine. She focuses her practice on representation in litigation and other forms of dispute resolution concerning fiduciary duties, contracts, business torts, corporate governance, professional malpractice, and other business transactions and relationships.  Little is also involved with the firm’s pro bono practice.

About David Tholt

Tholt joined Huntington Bank in May 2010 as a Senior Portfolio Manager for the Cleveland region.  He actively manages a $175MM portfolio of complex upper middle market and middle market clients.  Tholt has extensive experience structuring New Markets Tax Credit facilities, syndicate, leveraged, and acquisition loan facilities, and healthcare related transactions.

About Mark Wallace

Wallace is the Chief Financial Officer of ECKART America Corporation.  Wallace ensures compliance with legal, accounting and group directives while managing the financial position of the company. This includes the preparation of annual budgets and the regular review of performance against these targets, providing guidance on options to achieve their published goals. He is also responsible for the HR, IT and Procurement functions within the company.

About Ingenuity

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

Ingenuity, now entering its 10th season, is funded by The George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as hundreds of corporations, non-profits, and private individuals. IngenuityFest creates a combined annual economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy.

2014 Festival Call for Entries – Press Release

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Contact:
Annie Weiss, Ingenuity Cleveland
(216) 589-9444
annie@ingenuitycleveland.org

Ingenuity Announces Open Call for Entries for 10th Annual IngenuityFest

Cleveland, OH – (January 13, 2014) Ingenuity announces its open call for the 10th annual IngenuityFest to be held in Cleveland in September of 2014. IngenuityFest is a three-day celebration of art, music, technology, and more.   Artists, creators, inventors, and experimenters are invited to propose projects large and small.  In the past, Ingenuity has featured dance and theater performances, installation art, kinetic sculpture, technology demonstrations, maker displays, landscaping, and architecture, among other things.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, IngenuityFest is also considering work that would extend beyond the typical three-day event and single geography that have marked past events.  Creative teams can consider multi-week projects that take place outside the location of the Fest itself.

“This is our chance to redefine IngenuityFest for the next 10 years,” said James Krouse, artistic director at Ingenuity.  “So much energy and excitement goes into creating a three-day event, that we’re confident the creative community can extend that to the entire city for a month or longer.”

Creative teams and artists are asked to submit a proposal, work samples, budgets, and creative statements.  Deadline for entries is 11:59 PM April 6, 2014.   Further details and the online entry for can be found at www.ingenuitycleveland.com/2014call.

Bands and other music performers are also invited to apply with a deadline of June 1, 2014.  Applications can be found at www.ingenuitycleveland.com/2014bandcall.

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

Ingenuity, now entering its 10th season, is funded by The George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as many other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals. IngenuityFest creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy.

Ingenuity Announces Call to Industry for Showcase of Innovation

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Ingenuity is launching a new program for its 2013 Festival designed to highlight innovation in industry within Northeast Ohio.  The Showcase of Innovation at IngenuityFest 2013, presented by Scene Magazine, will highlight products and services from past and present as well as prototypes that are shaping our future and the world around us. Lincoln Electric is one of several companies already signed up to be a part of the showcase.

For the Showcase of Innovation, Ingenuity is looking for products or services that are ‘game-changers,’ ‘behind the scenes’ technologies that the public typically doesn’t know about, historical ‘firsts,’ small innovations with big impact, and innovations that elicit pride. Companies large and small can participate by submitting posters, sketches, drawings, photos, physical products, demonstrations models, live demonstrations or presentations.

There is no fee to be a part of the showcase (although Ingenuity is seeking sponsors). Space is limited, and entries will be reviewed to create the best showcase possible. To learn more, please visit http://ingenuitycleveland.com/ingenuitys-showcase-of-innovation/.

Questions can be emailed to James Krouse, Ingenuity Cleveland Artistic Director at jkrouse@ingenuitycleveland.org or call (216) 650-4942.

Cleveland Public Library and Ingenuity Partner on Mini Maker Faire in April

Ingenuity Cleveland is pleased to announce the area’s first Mini Maker Faire in collaboration with the Cleveland Public Library.  The event will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 10 am – 6:00 pm at the Library’s downtown branch (325 Superior Ave., N.E. Cleveland, OH 44114.)  This free event will allow people of all ages to learn, discover, create, and play along with “makers” and creators from the region’s business, non-profit, and scholastic sectors.

Ingenuity is still actively seeking participants and sponsors to exhibit, display, demonstrate, and present at the Cleveland Maker Faire.  Please visit www.makerfairecleveland.com for details.

“This event is part of our overall strategy of redefining the library as a community resource for exploration and inspiration,” said Cleveland Public Library’s Programming Director, Aaron Mason.  “The creation of TechCentral, a technology and learning center located in the Lower Level of the Louis Stokes Wing of the Main Library, was part of this initiative and fits perfectly into the Maker movement happening all over the world.”

The Maker Movement, made up of creators, inventors, crafters, and techies strives to inspire, unite, and inform while celebrating the DIY community.  Maker Faires are a celebration of the innovation and resourcefulness of the ever-growing Maker Movement.  While Maker Faires have been held in such U.S. cities as Detroit, San Francisco, and New York, the Ingenuity Mini Maker Faire will be the first of its kind in Cleveland.

“Ingenuity’s mission is to explore the space where humanity and technology meet,” said James Krouse, Ingenuity’s Artistic Director.  “Partnering on this event allows us to fulfill that mission beyond the annual festival and also work with artists, creative technologists, companies, schools, and community groups to cultivate projects on an ongoing basis.”

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

IngenuityFest, entering its 9th season, is funded by The George Gund Foundation, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Cleveland Foundation, and the Ohio Arts Council as well as other businesses, non-profits, and private individuals. Ingenuity is pleased to have the support of lead sponsor Scene Magazine, as well as NESCO Resource. The three-day Festival, which currently creates a combined economic impact of $4.5 million to Cleveland’s economy, will return in September 2013.

For more information, please visit www.ingenuitycleveland.com.

IngenuityFest 2013 Call for Entries Now Available – Deadline is Friday, March 29th

Ingenuity Cleveland is pleased to announce that that 2013 IngenuityFest Call for Entries is now available. The call is open to all – artists, creators, inventors, technologists, and makers – in any discipline and in any scale. The deadline to enter is Friday, March 29 at 11:59 PM.

The call can be accessed at http://ingenuitycleveland.com/2013-call-for-entries, as well as more information about the Festival site, programming spaces available, the selection criteria, the selection team, and the Festival’s theme: Clouds. Creative individuals and groups can submit project proposals that explore the theme of Clouds in the context of Ingenuity’s overall mission of exploring the space where humanity and technology meet.

“Clouds in nature have inspired people since the beginning of time,” said James Krouse, Ingenuity’s artistic director. “But today Clouds are use to describe how we store information including photos, music, and writing. We are looking forward to how creative people explore Clouds in both traditional and new ways.”

Ingenuity is also issuing a call for the Cleveland Mini Maker Faire which will be held in April. More information can be found at www.makerfairecleveland.com.

“Maker Faire and IngenuityFest share a lot in common so we’re encouraging people to look at both and participate in both if they’re able,” said Krouse. “In fact, the Maker Faire could be a space where a project can be explored and then developed further for the Festival in September.”