Rock and Roll Perspectives at Loftworks

Cleveland’s Loftworks Gallery had the look of a miniature Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with its recent Rock and Roll Perspectives 2 show. The exhibition featured the works of Cleveland-area concert photographers Joe Kleon and (CAN contributor) Anastasia Pantsios. Gallery walls were plastered with mostly 16×20 matted prints of rock and roll legends from Paul McCartney to Tina Turner […]

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Nikki Delamotte, 1988-2018

“Those guys are being jerks” – a message from Nikki popped up as I was in the midst of dealing with something that every female writer has to contend with, but was new for me – being trolled and mansplained at the same time. “Well, I guess I’m officially a journalist now!” I said. “Baby’s first empowered white male trolling! […]

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Medium and Message: Funny Money at Tregoning & Co.

Josh Usmani’s Funny Money series shows the power of a medium as a kind of collaborator with the artist to give meaning to the work. The series consists of paper currency, which the artist has vividly colored with markers and pens. A new set of these drawings, Altered Value, is on view at Tregoning & Company October 19 through December […]

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By the People, For the People, At CSU

Democracy rules every edition of the biennial People’s Art Show in the Galleries at Cleveland State University, an unjuried, un-curated, uncensored display of just about every artistic pursuit on the Cleveland art scene. The 23rd iteration is on view October 26 – December 7. This year, a couple of interactive works in the show are particularly relevant to democracy, and […]

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Call for Cleveland Mural Artist to Work in France

  This is an outstanding opportunity for a Cleveland-based mural artist: The city of Rouen, France–Cleveland’s sister city–will pay for your travel, accommodations, and supplies to go to Rouen and work with two local artists there to create a mural. It’s a big mural: 80 feet long, 32 feet high. Click here: RFP for application details.  The deal is reciprocity, […]

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Art as Journal: Shari Wilkins and Laura Ruth Bidwell at the Massillon Museum

This upcoming Sunday, Shari Wilkins and Laura Ruth Bidwell will discuss their ongoing exhibit at the Massillon Museum, Art as Journal. The show encompasses two series of images depicting locales significant to the photographers. For Promised Land, Wilkins took miniature Polaroid-style snaps of her father’s Illinois hometown, Cairo (pronounced “Kay-row,” unlike the Egyptian capital). Bidwell’s The Great Tangles presents scenes […]

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