Peril, time, memory: BAYArts’ annual juried show

Friday March 8, BAYArts hosted its opening reception for its annual juried exhibition. The exhibition was open to any artist, professional or amateur, 18 years or older. A total of 74 individuals participated. This year, Jenniffer Omaitz and Mark Inglis served as judges. Omaitz is a painter and educator based out of Kent. Inglis is the vice president of marketing […]

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From Woman XII at Lakeland

If we learned anything about women and gender-queer folks over the last two years and two months, it is that we are resilient, powerful survivor-warriors. What seems clear both locally and globally for women in living in the Orange Era, is what artist Barbra Kruger plainly stated 30 years ago in her stark photo text piece: “Your body is a […]

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Leadership Qualities: CAC Search Continues

It was late October, 2018 that Cuyahoga Arts and Culture hosted meetings with arts and cultural leaders to get input on a job description, to learn from constituents what leadership qualities are desirable in the organization’s next executive director. It’s a big job at a challenging time. Gary Hanson, a member of the CAC board who is working with the […]

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Intrinsic Momentum at Gallery W

In 2016, American Greetings opened a new world headquarters at Crocker Park. The five story, 160,000 square feet building housed about 1700 employees. Developed by Stark Enterprise of Cleveland, the interior was designed to promote collaboration and promote a sense of community among its many designers and artists. Plenty of artwork and murals grace the hallways and common areas both […]

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Unapologetically Photographing Black Reality

In today’s times, everyone with a phone has a camera and for that reason, many consider themselves photographers.  Then there are those who use cameras, preferring them to cell phones for capturing images.  Many camera users are professional photographers who utilize expensive camera bodies and expensive glass, taking their craft seriously enough to take advantage of the latest technology to […]

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An Interview with Artist Nick Cave – Feat. Opens 2/23 at Akron Art Museum

Tomorrow (Saturday, February 23) the new exhibition Nick Cave: Feat. opens at Akron Art Museum – showcasing some of the artist’s most iconic bodies of work, including his signature soundsuits. These dazzling sculptural costumes are made of thousands of found objects, buttons, old toys, and other everyday items, but their visual brilliance conceals a darker message. Cave made his first […]

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