We’re Not Bragging

Well, maybe just a little. It’s kind of a Cinderella story. An underdog story. A power-of-the-people story. You may have read on CAN Blog right after it happened, but now that we have had some time to reflect on it, we are compelled also to put it in print: In June, at its annual All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, […]

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MICHAELANGELO LOVELACE: TRUE STORY

After 40 years making art, Cleveland-based Michaelangelo Lovelace is finding an audience nationwide. In 2018 Fort Gansevoort Gallery in New York presented his solo exhibition, The Land. In Fall 2019 the gallery will present his work in a solo show at Art Expo Chicago. Lovelace credits a 2013 Creative Workforce Fellowship, the Maria Neil Art Project, and  winning the Cleveland […]

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DANA OLDFATHER IS OUT OF THE WOODS AT THE MCDONOUGH MUSEUM

Dana Oldfather’s paintings have always walked a fine line between abstraction and reality. Visual contextual clues could be found, if you dug deep enough—often hiding beneath her trademark bombastic layers of paint—but her new work, which will be on view at Youngstown State University’s McDonough Museum of Art this fall, shows the artist at her most representational. With this comes […]

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CLEVELAND PHOTO FEST 2019

Terminal Tower by Margaret Bourke-White, taken in 1928, may be the most famous photograph of Cleveland. The second-most famous is Paul Tepley’s photograph of fans rushing onto the field during Cleveland’s Ten Cent Beer Night promotion on June 4, 1974, which drew 25,134 fans to Cleveland Stadium for the night game. Tepley, of the Cleveland Press, was the only photographer […]

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AN ARMFUL OF FLOWERS

In overwhelming numbers, organizations that make up the region’s art scene are led by women. When you draw back the camera and pan Northeast Ohio’s nonprofit arts community, one thing comes into sharp focus. An overwhelming number of these organizations are staffed and helmed by women, from Amy Callahan at Waterloo Arts to Lucinda Einhouse at the Beck Center and […]

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Outcomes: Creative Fusion plants seeds of an ongoing artistic exchange

Printmaker Iván Andrés Lecaros Correa first came to Cleveland—and specifically to Zygote Press—in 2012, as a Creative Fusion resident supported by the Cleveland Foundation. He returned in July with his colleague Sabrina Sofía Ávila Martin in a self-supported residency. Seeds planted by Creative Fusion seven years ago now are poised to flourish with support from other funders as a new […]

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ART BECOMING MUSIC Creative Fusion: Composers Series uses the Cleveland Museum of Art as Muse

Igor Stravinsky’s opera The Rake’s Progress was inspired by a narrative series of paintings of the same name by William Hogarth. Mussorgsky’s piano composition Pictures at an Exhibition was prompted by… pictures at an exhibition, featuring works by his late friend Viktor Hartmann. Van Gogh’s The Starry Night inspired an orchestral work, an opera, and, for better or worse, Don […]

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