Belt’s Midwest Architecture Journeys

  Midwest Architecture Journeys, an unusual and ambitious book from Belt Publishing, takes us on a tour of the region’s monuments, above and below ground, imaginary and actual. As Alexandra Lange says in the introduction, the book stems from an itch to explore a region that is far more than flyover country. You will want to visit these places. There […]

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20 years in the making: Art House at Studio 215 Gallery

For its 20th anniversary, Art House is visiting 78th Street’s Studio 215 Gallery to celebrate the artist-educators who have helped its students thrive. “Several passionate artists and neighbors, understanding the positive impact art could have on peoples’ lives, realized that there was a fundamental need for greater access to rich art experiences,” reads an Art House mission statement hung alongside […]

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Cai Guo-Qiang: Last Carnival and the Cuyahoga

The Trump EPA’s rollback of Obama-era rules protecting US waterways should have a special resonance in Cleveland, including in the art world here. Having just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the big fire on the Cuyahoga—an event which helped to inspire creation of the EPA—we know that humans and their industry can do profound damage to our waterways, and that […]

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Dan Miller Puts the Hidden Side of Depression on View at Waterloo Arts

“Depression is not always uncontrollable crying. …Depression is being given a year to get ready for an exhibition, an exhibition about depression, that is instead spent avoiding emails, wasting hours staring at blank pages and disappointment.” In the artist statement for this exhibition, Dan Miller bares it all – just as he does on the walls of Waterloo Arts for “Some […]

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Michael Weil’s uncanny Moonlight in the Gates

Michael Weil’s recent photographs of Lake View Cemetery remind me of Alvin Langdon Coburn’s 1917 comparison of photography and “black magic,” but not exactly because Weil’s pictures were taken at night and include a great deal of black. Coburn made this connection to introduce his “Vortographs,” some of the first photographs ever conceived as abstract art. In a period of […]

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Artography, at East Cleveland Public Library

A typical photography exhibition features pictures taken by a professional, or a group of them.  What happens when you give disposable cameras to everyday people and a few pros?  The answer has been brought to life in an exhibition at the East Cleveland Public Library, thanks to LYLESART. The Artography Cleveland Street Photography Project is the brainchild of artist Julius […]

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