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Rev. Albert Wagner believed in redemption. A minister and self-taught artist Read More

Mission Driven: Why won't the Cleveland Museum of Art bring back the May Show?

During a recent lunchtime talk at the Cleveland Institute of Art, Fred Bidwell, acting director of the Cleveland Museum of Art, told Read More

What Price for your Soul?

Cleveland Artists talk about how they value their work    Read More

ArtFace: Laila Voss and Bruce Edwards

SPACES trustee Laila Voss was active at the organization "more or less Read More

Production Reproduction: Zygote Press bets on Cleveland and opens an annex in...

WHEN THE GREAT Cleveland-based Op-Artist Julian Stanczak painted an eye-popping response to the new MOCA building and donated it to boost the organization's Read More

A Life Cut Short: Edwin Kaufman, 1906-1939

Cleveland painter and print maker Edwin Kaufman was just 32 years old, and had already exhibited Read More

ArtFace: Christy Gray

Since Christy Gray co-founded Zero Land Fill in 2006, the targeted Read More


Glider, by Dana Oldfather Read More

The Geometry of Tigers

Phi and Fibonacci Read More

WITH ALL DUE RESPECT: Cleveland-based Op-Art pioneer Julian Stanczak should...

Recently the internationally acclaimed master of Op Art, Julian Stanczak, who has lived and worked for the last forty years in Cleveland, Read More

RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT: Analog photographers are not ready to give...

The black-and-white landscape photographs in Welcome to Hard Times—the opening exhibit of the Cleveland Print  Room—are a boisterous amalgam of primitive and Read More

THE NINE: The Northern Ohio Art Dealers Association in the 2nd Year of its Rebirth

How many serious commercial art galleries are there, here in northern Ohio? Venues that aren’t museums or college  campuses, but where people actually make a Read More

DIRTY ART AND DIRTY HANDS Examining what puts the “porn” in Ruin Porn

Ruin porn--that much-maligned meme for artistic depictions of abandoned buildings--suffers from one intractable problem. Most of those who decry its gratuitous Read More

Frank Green (July 28, 1957–January 23, 2013)

In art and in life, Frank Green made it his mission to push boundaries and make people uncomfortable. In the early nineties he butted heads with Thomas Read More


“Nobody’s ever—kind of—done this before…” Fred Bidwell glances distractedly through his office windows. Outside, the  square brick façade of the Bidwell Read More

MOCA and the Dome of Heaven

A museum of contemporary art should catch one’s eye. Appropriately, then, one’s first reaction on seeing Farshid  Moussavi’s new museum of contemporary art for Read More

MADE OF CLEVELAND; When the city’s influence goes deep beneath the surface

by Erin O'Brien   For some artists, simply depicting Cleveland in their work isn’t enough. From a metal sculptor who hand forges Read More

Events by Neighborhood

Individual Artists : Judy Takacs

April 10th through May 23rd

In November and December of 2013, I spent 6 very rewarding weeks painting the retired sisters of Notre Dame. Yes, I am painting nuns. Before I actually visited, I had pictured something out of Sound of Music, cloistered, beautiful and wizened elderly faces beaming out from the austerity of a black more...

Tremont : Hartshorn Studios

May 9th

Outdoor exhibit presenting sculptors by Fred Gearhart and paintings by Rob Hartshorn.