Test Pattern

Liz Maugans

Sure, some printmakers are traditional practitioners of a craft: They cling to techniques like rote prayers which, properly recited, will deliver them to the Promised Land, and Bless Them for that. But something about printmaking drives another set toward experimentation. It’s like the pursuit of alchemy, trying different ingredients and ways of mixing them, hunting some new recipe for gold. […]






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Tears: Art Hopper goes on Hiatus

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We were sorry to learn that Arthopper.org, an online source of reviews, essays, and other writing about the region’s art, is taking a break. We got word yesterday via an e-mailed announcement that the blog, which sought to “provide high quality arts journalism in the Greater Lake Erie region in specific cities including Cleveland, Columbus, Akron, Cincinnati, Dayton, Detroit, Pittsburgh, […]






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Inter Urban-Ism

Pat Perry. Photos by Michael Gill, combined by Brittany Hudak.

The vast majority of the murals recently painted along the Red Line between the Airport and Tower City are completely devoid of politics. That’s remarkable, especially as the city prepares for the Republican National Convention. With broad support from the Cleveland Foundation and several public entities, and with board approvals required even before the artists’ names were released (let alone […]






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Welcome to CAN Blog

photo: JoAnn Dickey

Maybe you remember the surveys that told us we should do this. Maybe you don’t, but you’ve been thinking about it for a long time. Maybe you even told us personally, as several of you did: CAN should review art shows. We heard you. And we have been thinking the same thing, for a long time. So at long last, […]






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