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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Form and feeling: John W. Carlson and Steven Standley at NY’s Field Projects

This Valentine’s Day, two Cleveland-based artists will open an exhibit in the nation’s art capital. Next week, The Carlson/Standley Experience will open at Field Projects Gallery in New York. The show is named for the contributing painters, John W. Carlson and Steven Standley. Though the style and content of both artists diverge from one another, they complement one another. Based […]

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MAKERS: Christa Ebert, aka Uno Lady

“What more could I possibly ask as an artist than my most precious visions, however rare, sometimes assume the forms of my images.” – Maya Deren   On a frigid day recently, Christa Ebert showed me upstairs to her West Park studio. Among the many effects pedals, microphones, and audio equipment stood a vintage projection screen – the kind of […]

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UPDATED: CAC’s Re-tooled Support for Individual Artists

Nearly two years after the sunset of Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s Creative Workforce Fellowship program, a new version has been birthed.  Its creation follows the instigative energy of public discord resulting from a change in the status of the program (formerly administered by Arts Cleveland / Community Partnership for the Arts and Culture), which awarded $15 and $20 thousand-dollar unrestricted […]

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