Hidden Figures in a Mural Project

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Last Spring, Megan Dardis, a painting major, then in her junior year at Cleveland Institute of Art, took advantage of the school’s Creativity Works program, which provides funds to help students engage in a community project. Dardis was determined to use the opportunity to try her hand at mural painting and approached Waterloo Arts for assistance. After discussing materials and […]






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STAY IN TOUCH

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If an artist wishes to stay part of the ongoing narrative of ideas that is part of the intellectual life of curators, gallerists, and art patrons, they need to stay in touch.  You can’t presume that people will know what you are doing – or even that you still actively work as an artist – simply because you have a […]






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Gloria Plevin at ARTneo: “transformed through selective imagination”

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Like the breath of memory, the works of Gloria Plevin present a moment gracefully imagined and conscientiously realized in a personal consideration of time.  In that time there is stillness and then a presentation, and then something of reflection.  The works hold that stillness as a meditation without intent to surprise or disturb.  But there is cautious mystery that takes […]






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ARTISTS APPLY FREE

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When CAN launched as a quarterly, we were stricken with the glow of potential. This column began: There’s a moment, sure as flipping a light switch, when you realize something is possible. The visual art scene in Cleveland is at that moment. Five years later, that potential has grown in every way, and another moment has arrived. In the summer 2018, […]






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Growing the Pie, Part IV: New Towns, Other Galleries Can Help Artists Grow Careers

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Cleveland artist John Carlson was in Manhattan years ago, pounding the pavement to make connections in galleries he hoped might show his paintings. Buoyed by recent acceptance into a well-respected show in Ohio, he made a point of dropping into a gallery owned by the very selective New Yorker who had juried him into it. Carlson introduced himself to the […]






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The Seismic Power of Feminist Art: Oberlin’s Allen Memorial Art Museum Presents A Century of Women in Prints

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“Excellence has no sex,” the German-born American artist Eva Hesse once remarked in an interview. That unassailable truth is born out in A Century of Women in Prints, 1917-2017, on view through December 17 in the Stern Gallery West of the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin. Curated by Andaleeb Badiee Banta, with the assistance of Oberlin student Claire Rasmussen […]






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Art Collector and Go-Big Developer Hopes to Turn Warehouse District into a Cultural Hub

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For nearly thirty years, the five-story George Worthington building—a T-shaped red-brick structure hidden behind the St. Clair Avenue and West 6th Street strip—sat inactive. From the 1980s though the millennium, office buildings were sparsely populated, or housed low-income artists as illegal squatters (the Bradley Building being one of them). A few art galleries came and went. The district was SPACES’s […]






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