Originality Shines in Akron Art Museum’s “Intersections”

Since the opening night in October, I have made repeat visits to Intersections: Artists Master Line and Space at the Akron Art Museum. This show features six contemporary sculptors who use paper as an essential aspect to their practice – from experimental techniques like hand-corrugated paper sculptures to abaca paper pressed into carved wood, the playful nature to this exhibition […]

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Giancarlo Calicchia at Tregoning & Co: Re-Imagining the Scale and Power of Ancient Mysteries

  In the Odyssey, the Greek word used to describe the wily hero Odysseus is “polutropon” – many-sided, multivalent.  It might also serve as an epithet for the sculptor Giancarlo Calicchia, a man accomplished in a variety of disciplines, whose unique imagery and personal symbols  chip and twist through time, reimagining the scale and power of ancient mysteries.  Calicchia’s sculptures […]

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Tiempo Fragmentado: Loreto Greve at Cleveland Print Room

Capping Loreto Greve’s three month-long artist residency at Cleveland Print Room as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s ongoing Creative Fusion Program, Tiempo Fragmentado is an exhibit of photographs, photograms, drawings and prints, all produced during Greve’s stay here. Photographs were processed on site at the Print Room, several lithographs were made under the direction of Karen Beckwith at the Cleveland […]

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CAC Discusses Process, Goals for Proposed Individual Artist Program

Artists’ discussion and complaints about the proposed new direction of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture individual artist grants has been focused as much on the selection process and criteria as it has been on the possibility of sending local tax dollars to an out-of-state agency. Cuyahoga Arts and Culture offered these answers to questions posed by CAN: CAN: How will the application […]

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MAKERS: Jake Kelly

Once you are familiar with Jake Kelly’s work you start spotting it everywhere. He is the virtuoso responsible for the giant murals in Melt Restaurants – or maybe you’ve seen his fliers advertising upcoming shows at the Grog Shop, or perhaps you’ve seen his amazing mural inside the Grog Shop, or his serial comic masterpiece the “Lake Erie Monster” made with long-time […]

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Artist Ananda Nahu Nears Completion on Largest Mural in Ohio

Ananda Nahu, Fall 2016 Creative Fusion Artist

Fall 2016 Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Artist Ananda Nahu is just a few weeks away from completing the largest mural in the state of Ohio. Located in the Lakeview Terrace Estates at the West 28th Street on ramp, the vibrant mural draws inspiration from youth who live in the community and participate in Cleveland Public Theatre‘s Brick City Theatre program. […]

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Fred Wilson Unearths Hidden Truths at the Allen Memorial Art Museum with “Wildfire Test Pit”

test pit – a small preliminary excavation made to gain an idea of the contents of an archaeological site. Much like an archaeologist, New York artist Fred Wilson has made a career digging to uncover long lost or hidden treasures.[1]  Wilson burrows into the conventional Western history of art, mines academic and historical writing, and in many cases, he physically […]

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