Cleveland Artists on Deck

Cleveland Artists on Deck A CARD game to benefit Collective Arts Network  Get your deck today! PURCHASE HERE Do you know a lot of artists in Cleveland? Can you identify Cleveland artists by looking at their work? Join us for the CARD Game! Cleveland Artists On Deck challenges your knowledge of Cleveland art and artists, and supports CAN! It also […]

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Samantha Bias: Another New Leaf

In little more than the last year, Samantha Bias’s art has become ubiquitous around Cleveland, and has been seen frequently in shows elsewhere, too, thanks to her captivating practice of Photosynthesis Photography. The unusual medium uses light from the sun to print through a positive transparency onto a natural leaf. It’s a poetic embodiment of Marshall McLuhan’s well-worn phrase, “the […]

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The Death of the Artist

William Deresiewicz’s new book, The Death of the Artist, is not a who-done-it. But it moves through a slate of factors that conspired in the alleged death, as if they were characters. And there are a lot of them. This book came to our attention courtesy of the City Club of Cleveland, which presented the author in conversation with University […]

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HAF Connects: Sculpting Hats from Plastic Trash

  Cleveland-based artist Ron Shelton puts the worldwide plastic problem front and center in both his own art-making and his practice as a curator / convener. His current exhibit, HAF Connects, is on view now through September 18 at RampArts Gallery, in the 78th Street Studios complex in Cleveland. It’s an exhibit that weaves together multiple threads of ongoing interest […]

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“ColorForms” Sizzles at 818 Studios

  When I heard that Rebekah Wilhelm was pairing up with John Saile for a show ostensibly about “color” at 818 Studios, I will admit, I was surprised. Wilhelm is an artist whose career I have followed for years, and whose work I very much admire (and own), but color is not a quality I associate with her practice. Her […]

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