Updated: Some Answers, No Peace

EDIT: This story has been updated with responses from The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library Board. Advocates for the Coventry PEACE Campus in Cleveland Heights hope once again to rally residents to their cause and persuade the building owner to sell them the controversial, yet thriving, non-profit artist complex. CPC and ARTFUL Cleveland, the tenants CPC represents, have been a bone […]

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Introspection/Retrospection at the Morgan Conservatory

This year marks the tenth annual National Juried Exhibition at The Morgan Conservatory, which celebrates the paper arts. This year’s show was juried by Sienna Brown, curator at the Cleveland Clinic, and Jared Ledesma, senior curator at the Akron Art Museum. Through the theme of Introspection/Retrospection, several works draw inspiration from the periods of isolation imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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FRONT Art Futures Fellowships for BIPOC Artists: Kind of a Big Deal

Applications are open for the FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art’s Art Futures  Fellowships. These may be the most substantial fellowships offered in support of Northeast Ohio artists by an organization in the region.  The Fellowships are specifically built to support emerging Northeast Ohio-based visual artists of color, which in this context is inclusive of Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and […]

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Asia Armour: In Bloom

Asia Armour’s In Bloom, on view at Deep Roots Experience, does something the gallery as a whole has done since it opened several years ago: It celebrates Black and Brown heroes, and in this case specifically women. Deep Roots manifests those ideals overtly in shows like the annual SheArt, which presents works by Black and Brown women, and the show […]

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Crucifixion of the Heart

I want to say I don’t know why I like Caravaggio’s The Crucifixion of Saint Andrew (1606-7) so much, but I do know. And while it’s connected to my Catholic upbringing, it’s so much more primal as I stand at the Cleveland Museum of Art and stare at it, like a gut punch that I’m okay with, even masochistically welcoming […]

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Visible Kin

There is power in the history of the daily, when exposed. Worn, folded, kept secret, and loved, a collection of found photographs and handwritten narratives present the horror and delight in the ordinary in Christopher Mason’s exhibit, “Objects and Tales of Fascination, African American Migration 1919 – 1980” on view at the Cleveland Print Room through April 16, 2022. It’s […]

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Passion & Joy at Emily Davis Gallery

In March 2020, Gallery Director Arnold Tunstall was eager to bring an exhibition titled Passion & Joy to the Emily Davis Gallery at the University of Akron Myers School of Art. Then the pandemic swept in, bringing the exhibition to a screeching halt, and robbed many of both passion and joy in the process. Two years later, the show has […]

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Perris Mackey: The Pieces that Fit

Perris Mackey’s figurative collage has been a steady presence on social media, and his current exhibit, The Pieces that Fit, at Patina Arts Centre in Canton shows potential for an interesting contribution to current dialog about the people we look up to as heroes, about consumer culture, and –in light of his recently stated goal to create an exhibition of […]

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