The Cleveland Foundation Presents – Creative Fusion: Art can change the world. Or at least Cleveland.

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When my wife Laura and I opened Transformer Station in early 2013, we hoped it would be an artistic success. After almost five years, 20 exhibitions and scores of concerts and events, I think we can claim progress towards that goal. The success that we didn’t expect was the impact our investment had in the neighborhood. The lively sidewalk scene […]

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The Translation of Print


When a non-print-based artist wonders about the possibilities of printmaking and what the medium offers, it is usually a mixed bag. The backwards thing, the lack of immediacy and too much process are responses that are all too often a deterrent for artists to see inside the incredible Candyland of print. Many artists took a print class years ago and […]

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Errol Daniels, Waterloo Arts Best in Show


The Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition ran this year from June 2 to July 21. The exhibition features recent work from American and Canadian artists, many of whom are from northeast Ohio. Amy Callahan, executive director at Waterloo Arts, noted the importance of displaying the Cleveland artists alongside their national counterparts: viewers familiar with Cleveland art gain a fresh perspective on […]

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Fall 2017 at Valley Art Center


  Fin, Fur & Feather Valley Art Center’s fall exhibit features creatures of the sea, the earth and the air. Artists were encouraged to interpret and depict any class of animal, domestic or wild, using their choice of media. Join VAC for an opening reception on Friday, September 1, from 6 to 8pm to see what artists from near and […]

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Walkabout Tremont: Art on the Menu


Stop us if you’ve heard this one. A man walks into a bar. All around him, people are imbibing, socializing, noshing. Liquor bottles are colorfully reflected in a wall-length mirror. Tables and chairs are generic brown wood. Some furniture (like the occasional patron) is a bit unsteady—stabilized perhaps by folded napkins or matchbooks shoved under one leg. Soft light, non-descript […]

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Celebrate Autumn, Take a Class!

  You’re invited to visit Stella’s Art Gallery located in the Matchworks Building in Mentor! We are the area’s only working art gallery offering affordable paintings, photography, pottery, jewelry, mosaics, upcycled art, ink and graphite drawings and more. There are 31 local artists represented at Stella’s currently with room for more. Many have studios in the gallery where they create […]

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The Immigrant Experience—On Canvas


Brown is the color of warm dirt beneath the feet of children running around the mountaintop village, where people rise earlier than the sun. And, when the sun recedes behind the highest peaks, the brown people blend back into their mud-built homes. This is the vision in the mind of Elmi L. Ventura Mata, the latest artist to be seen […]

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