US – Cuba Relations: A Little Context

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In a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other. – José Martí, Cuban national hero Sometimes, the imaginable is so deeply entrenched and taken for granted that when the unimaginable finally does occur, it almost seemed inevitable. A week before Christmas in 2014, two sovereign presidents, each in televised fanfare from […]






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CIA At Home in Crocker Park

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For those with a soft spot for the 78th Street Studios , which once was home to American Greetings’ Creative Studios, it’s a particular treat to see “Creative Studios” splashed across the swanky new Crocker Park storefront of Gallery W.  And crazier still is to see two of Lane Cooper’s works in the window, familiar faces welcoming the public into […]






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MAKERS: Corrie Slawson

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“It’s all about the stairs” said Corrie Slawson as I entered her lovely Cleveland Heights century home where both her studio and her printing outfit “Ping Pong Press” are located. I wasn’t sure what she meant about the stairs until she said, “So I think we should go top to bottom”. So off we went up two staircases to reach her […]






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Keith Lemley and Christy Wittmer at the Sculpture Center

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Keith Lemley: “Superstructure” Sculptor Keith Lemley’s installation “Superstructure” consists of four groupings of white neon tubes interspersed with chunks of wood cut in the shapes of irregular polyhedrons, faceted with prismatic reflective surfaces. Each of these stakes out a portion of the Cleveland Sculpture Center’s long interior gallery, unfolding in triangles of light across the polished concrete floor or up […]






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From inner to outer: Tricia Kaman at Ursuline College

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Portraitist and figure painter Tricia Kaman has been developing her craft for four decades, and the results of her experiments and refinements are on display at Ursuline College’s Wasmer Gallery. “Women in Reverie,” now in its final two weeks in exhibit, gathers 52 of Kaman’s oil and pastel images of women and girls. The artist captures women in many activities—conversing, napping, […]






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