Artist Ananda Nahu Nears Completion on Largest Mural in Ohio

Ananda Nahu, Fall 2016 Creative Fusion Artist

Fall 2016 Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Artist Ananda Nahu is just a few weeks away from completing the largest mural in the state of Ohio. Located in the Lakeview Terrace Estates at the West 28th Street on ramp, the vibrant mural draws inspiration from youth who live in the community and participate in Cleveland Public Theatre‘s Brick City Theatre program. […]

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A VISION OF HEALING AND PEACE: With a gallery renamed in her honor, former art program director Trudy Wiesenberger reflects on building the University Hospitals collection


The Trudy Wiesenberger Gallery at University Hospitals may be the busiest gallery you’ve never heard of. Curator Thomas Huck says 300 to 400 people pass through every hour of every day, with greater numbers at lunch, as as patients, their families, doctors, nurses and other staff make their way between Lerner Tower, Lakeside Hospital, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, and […]

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Dexter Davis: A Portrait

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In the months just after I started work at the Cleveland Museum, I struck up a friendship with one of the guards who was always impeccably well-groomed and well-dressed and always had something interesting to say.  He seemed both gentle and genteel—someone with whom one might comfortably have a drink at a neighborhood coffee house.  Only later did I discover […]

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The City Life: John “Derf” Backderf talks about his his early comic strip days in Cleveland, and a new Web comic


Derf found his cartoon voice circa 1990 in the Cleveland Edition with The City, a gravelly mash of Rust Belt angst, vulgarity, vunerability and glee. He went on to draw/write the critically acclaimed My Friend Dahmer and Trashed. Sort of the Josephine Baker of the comic book world, he’s really big in France and Belgium, where he travels four times […]

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Herb Ascherman’s Life Behind a Camera

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In photographer Herb Ascherman’s Shaker Heights living room, there’s what he calls his “worship wall.” It features classic photos by some of photography’s towering giants: Albert Stieglitz, Edward Steichen, Inge Morath, Arnold Newman.   “Every morning I get down on my kneeler and ask for their blessing,” he says, only half joking.   It must have worked. Ascherman has had […]

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Elephants and Winnebagos: Eric Rippert takes memories down a new road


Eric Rippert’s darkling, toys-in-a-landscape photographs have for several years commented on innocence and alienation, and he has drawn some attention for those. Most visibly, two were printed large — highway scale –and installed on the West 14th Street underpass in Tremont, as part of the Cleveland Innerbelt Project Mural Art Program.  In 2014 the Progressive Insurance collection – always a […]

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Fall, 2016 Events


Fall, 2016 Events by Anastasia Pantsios   Your easy, chronological guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN. Enjoy the shows!     CONTINUING   Through August 28. Threads: Three American Stories: Helen Murrell, Justin Woodie […]

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The Cleveland Foundation Presents: Creative Fusion, Global Artists with Targeted, Lasting Local Impact


CAN’s coverage of Creative Fusion means to spread the word about a program that opens doors between Cleveland and the world. Since 2008, Creative Fusion has brought international artists here to create exhibits and performances with local host organiztions. In Fall, 2016 we are enthusiastic to tell you that the program is evolving in ways that will engage local artists […]

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Cleveland Print Room – Loreto Greve, Santiago, Chile: A Tender Eye for the Romantic

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Santiago-born artist Loreto Greve adds her exhilarating presence to Cleveland’s packed season of new exhibitions, concerts, and performances this fall, as a participant in the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program.   Greve’s host is the Cleveland Print Room, a non-profit community darkroom, educational center, studio workspace, and photographic gallery located in the Quadrangle arts district in the […]

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