WINTER 2017-2018 EVENTS 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! by Anastasia Pantsios     CONTINUING EVENTS   THROUGH NOVEMBER 18 Art Books Cleveland presents Play: Books as Toys […]

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LOST AND FOUND Lauren Yeager / Cleveland

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Lauren Yeager’s studio on the fourth floor of a near-east-side warehouse is filled with the dry humor of accumulated cast-off products, mostly made of plastic. You wouldn’t call any of it beautiful, at least not to look at, not in any conventional sense.  There are five-gallon paint buckets brimming with drips and smears, mostly white and neutral. There are balls […]

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This Glorious Urban Circus: Michael Oatman / Cleveland

Michael Oatman, artist-in-residence at Karamu Theatre - Photo © Bob Perkoski,

Cleveland’s FRONT triennial is primarily a visual arts event. But its choice of playwright Michael Oatman as one of its initial six Cleveland artists through the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program  signals a broader agenda.  The selection of Oatman also indicates an attempt to reach out to parts of the urban area often overlooked for trendier and more affluent environs. […]

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Site Specific Narrative: Johnny Coleman

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The night white nationalists marched with tiki torches, shouting racist slogans in Charlottesville, Virginia Johnny Coleman was capturing a different atmosphere, after midnight in a plantation cemetery about 100 miles south, near the Dismal swamp. Driven to fill in the details of a story his grandmother told, Coleman had been searching geneological records and county land records dating to the […]

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GOLDEN BOY Dale Goode tackles urban issues in sculptures with a special glint

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The wall reliefs Dale Anthony Goode turns out might well serve as altar pieces in Jimi Hendrix’s electric church. Fashioned from the detritus of his Hough neighborhood, they also evoke shrouds, embedding random urban cast-offs in large works that seem to want to break free. One of six Cleveland artists to be showcased in next year’s FRONT International Cleveland Triennial […]

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Carrying the Dog in the Bag: Elizabeth Emery / Cleveland interview with Jimi Izrael


Sculptor Elizabeth Emery was selected as part of the Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion program for The FRONT International Cleveland Triennial.  She corresponds with writer and culture-critic jimi izrael about FRONT, the Cleveland art movement he’s missing, the way her sculptures move and fellow dog-lover David Berkowitz.   jimi: Hi Elizabeth — how goes?    ELIZABETH: Greetings.   jimi: Are you […]

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The Cleveland Foundation Presents: Creative Fusion FRONT International: Local Artists in Residence

FRONT International is a program of exhibitions, interactions, performances, lectures, and encounters with contemporary art designed to mine the topic of Cleveland as an American city. With dozens of artists working in and around the city periodically on projects for next summer, FRONT offers the region’s creative class as well as the visiting artists numerous opportunities for experimentation and discovery. […]

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As I wind down at Zygote Press, I wanted to make note of some of my favorite moments in these last 21 years. The meeting of the founding team—Joe, Kelly and Bellamy—they all were passionate, purpose-driven artists who worked with me to create a place where artists could interact with each other, and produce amazing work. The people I have […]

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Yards Project Space at Worthington Yards


Yards Project Space was established as a new downtown arts venue because home, for some, is where the art is. Yards Project Space is nestled in the Worthington Yards Apartments, a cluster of four historic warehouse buildings that feature art around every corner—commissioned works, explosive digital wall installations and a permanent collection that represents well over 30 local artists. The […]

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