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The first thematically focused cohort of Creative Fusion artists came to Cleveland in the Fall of 2016. Hosted by SPACES, Transformer Station, Cleveland Public Theatre, Cleveland Print Room, Ohio City, Inc., and Ingenuity, they came from six countries to paint murals on Hingetown walls, their efforts matched and supported by six Cleveland-based artists. Visiting artists included Loreto Greve (Santiago, Chile), […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Verb Ballets: Laura Alonso (Havana), Diane McIntyre & Richard Dickinson (Cleveland)


El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Laura Alonso rules the studios of Pro Danza Center with relentless attention to detail. The acclaimed choreographer is the daughter of Cuban dance legends Alicia and Fernando Alonso, whose company—closely allied with the Castro regime- became the Ballet Nacional de Cuba. Even giving a tour to Verb Ballets leadership and the rest […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Malpaso (Havana), DANCE Cleveland

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Interview with Fernando Saéz of Malpaso   CJ: When and how did Malpaso get started? FS: Any foundational act comes from dissatisfaction with existing paradigms. Malpaso is an attempt to embody our artistic and promotional convictions, founded by Daile Carrazana, Osnel Delgado and myself in December 2012.   CJ: Given the historical […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Cleveland Urban Design Center / Kent State University: Ernesto Jiménez & Sofía Márquez Aguiar (Havana), David Jurca (Cleveland Students of the Cleveland Urban Design Center, Kent State University)


El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Not By Bread Alone If poetry is condensed meaning, the plans to revitalize the Medical Associates building on East 105th will put poetry into motion. A four story building constructed of two different muted shades of bricks and exposed I-beams, and fronted by tall, narrow windows framed with gray spandrel panels and […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Cleveland Print Room: Sandra Ramos & Pilar Rubi (Havana), Greg Martin (Cleveland)


El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. As the local collaborating artist for the Cleveland Print Room, Greg Martin’s preparation for the Creative Fusion excursion to Cuba wasn’t as simple as tossing a camera and a few memory cards in his suitcase. His 19th-century wet plate collodion process required toting 70 pounds of equipment and relying on extraordinary measures […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Cleveland Institute of Art: Yasniel Valdes (Havana), Matthew Hollern, (Cleveland)


El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Before focusing his work on jewelry, and being recognized for it with prizes and prestigious mentorship by both commercial-savvy artisans and conceptual designers, Cuban Yasniel Valdes developed his craft in fashion and art installations. Valdes fabricates beauty in a border area between creation and financial investment, marrying practical instances with esthetically thought-through […]

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CREATIVE FUSION: Collective Arts Network: Laura Ruiz Montes (Matanzas, Cuba), Damaris Punales Alpizar (Cleveland)


El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Laura visits us from Matanzas, a beautiful and quiet city of colonial architecture east of Havana. Like Cleveland, Matanzas is a city of bridges and rivers, with a unique history and culture, often ignored. Like Cleveland, Matanzas is a vibrant city, full of artists: poets, painters, and writers. There are very few […]

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The Cleveland Foundation Presents Creative Fusion Cleveland Meets Havana


El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Even if you haven’t heard of Creative Fusion, the Cleveland Foundation’s international artist residency program, I bet you’ve been touched by our visiting artists over the past nine years. Perhaps you viewed their work at an exhibit, participated in an artist-led workshop, or spotted the bright new murals transforming buildings in Ohio […]

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ZAINA Gallery presents Nesting, a solo exhibition by Danielle Muzina


“While nesting involves the intention of fixing things into place, it is always improvisational. Nests are temporary structures, pieced together with fragments; the project of home is inventive, disjointed, and, most importantly, ongoing. As my understanding of home continues to shift, my paintings seek to establish a sense of place, even if it is an ephemeral one.” –Danielle Muzina   […]

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