George Mauersberger: Transforming Line


In the small rooms of a duplex house on Cleveland’s West Side George Mauersberger stores and sometimes makes his large-scale drawings, which have been a mainstay of the city’s visual art scene for the past thirty years. Whether these images in graphite, pastel, and watercolor are Realist, Hyper-Realist, Pop, or something else, they’re remarkable for a hallucinatory fidelity to the […]

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As CAN goes to press, a conservative US Congress is mulling over a budget document that includes complete elimination of a public support system that has been around longer than most of us have been alive: the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Grants those agencies provide constitute a minuscule portion of the nation’s […]

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Growing the Pie, Part One: Commercial Galleries on the Front Line

Courtesy of Harris Stanton Gallery: Scott Goss, Interconnected

Since the first meetings that led Cleveland galleries and nonprofit organizations to create CAN, our dialog has included talk of sustainability: How can Cleveland sustain its visual art scene? It is a common refrain that galleries and artists need more money, that art prices are higher in other cities, that Cleveland needs more collectors—especially collectors from outside the region. But […]

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Individual Artist Grants, Race, and Public Benefit


Cuyahoga Arts and Culture’s abrupt termination of its Creative Workforce Fellowship last fall, and its plan to substitute it with a different program providing greater “public benefit,” have elicited a range of passionate responses from members of Cleveland’s arts community and others. While some outsiders see this as unfortunate bickering, it has opened a window on a much larger issue. […]

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The Invisible Man: William Robinson


  This is adapted from a letter from Henry Adams, nominating William Robinson for the Cleveland Arts Prize. When there’s a great exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, not many people stop to think about who was responsible for creating it, or about the challenges of making it happen.  The key visionary and impresario behind a great many of […]

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Spring 2017 Events


Spring, 2017 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 March 11 Trees, Trees, Trees! Artists Archives of the Western Reserve Satellite […]

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