So Style: Jordan Wong at the Akron Art Museum

In September, the Akron Art Museum’s galleries will open an expansion of The 10,000 Things, an exhibition of murals and freestanding works by Jordan Wong. The first phase—four original pieces of Wong’s art—have stood in the museum’s Bud and Susie Rogers Garden since May. These outdoor works introduced Rubber City to Wong’s distinctive style—colorful, slyly referential, bursting with the enthusiasm of […]

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Ken Nevadomi: The Panther’s Teeth

The acclaimed painter and retired professor of painting at Cleveland State University, Ken Nevadomi, is the subject of two major exhibits this year: A Wild Ride—a retrospective examining his lifetime art production—was on view at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve, June 17 through August 7. An even more comprehensive look at Nevadomi’s work will be on view this fall […]

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Kaman Style

Artist Tricia Kaman is known for more than her portraiture studio in the Murray Hill Schoolhouse, where she hosted the Murray Hill Life Drawing Group for 24 years. She also built Kaman’s Art Shoppes with her husband Rich. At its peak four years ago, Kaman’s had 2,500 seasonal employees drawing portraits in the Kaman style, and offering other creative services, at amusement parks across the United […]

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Leadership and Change

  Just over a year ago, CAN Blog noted that no fewer than seven Northeast Ohio art organizations in the summer of 2020 had “room at the top.” At the same time as people were in the streets calling attention to the nation’s history of racism, seven of the region’s prominent art institutions had recently seen their executive directors resign. […]

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Fall 2021 Events

  Your easy, chronological guide to exhibits and opportunities at Northeast Ohio galleries, studios, and museums coming in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN Journal.   Due to the COVID-19 crisis, many art events planned for this fall have limited admission, and while almost all of […]

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Fusión Creativa: MetroWest, Una señal de estos tiempos

Tr. Damaris Punales Alpizar A medida que las elecciones para la alcaldía y el Congreso en Cleveland están más cerca, comienzan a aparecer más y más letreros que promueven a los aspirantes a esos puestos. Este año, además, los letreros añaden competencia visual adicional debido al trabajo de los artistas participantes en el proyecto “Una señal de estos tiempos”, patrocinado […]

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