FRONT: An American City, The American Library

Some 6,000 new volumes are headed to the Cleveland Public Library, but they will not be available for either checkout or reference consultation. Rather, they are elements of one of FRONT International’s public art exercises, The American Library, conceived by Yinka Shonibare, MBE (RA). At this moment in American history, Shonibare’s title is almost a provocation. The spines of The […]

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OUTCOMES Creative Fusion + Rainey Institute = Brain Gain

The Rainey Institute’s roots are in providing service to immigrant families. The organization was founded in 1904 as a settlement house, providing services to eastern European immigrants who were making new homes in Cleveland, and dealing with the associated challenges of new culture, language, and economic conditions. These days Rainey serves Cleveland families in neighborhoods surrounding its home, near East […]

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THE LOCAL COHORT: Local Artists-in-Residence for FRONT International

Back in October, the FRONT International team announced the names of six local artists who would represent Cleveland during the global art triennial. Chosen by curators Michelle Grabner and Jens Hoffman (who has since left his role in the wake of sexual harassment charges), these six artists come from a wide spectrum of interests, media, and disciplines: Julie Ezelle Patton […]

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The Cleveland Foundation Presents CREATIVE FUSION Artists and Residential Developments

An artist’s residency, if it is defined by a finite (and, face it, usually short) period of time, can only have lasting impact if the community is engaged, and if relationships are formed, and if both the artist and the host community learn something in the process. Since last fall, we’ve been following the Madison Residents—a group of national, international, […]

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Summer Fun in Neighborhood Parks

As Clevelanders, we endure the cold, grey winters knowing that eventually there is the promise of summer—sunny, warm weather and longer days that don’t end until well after dinnertime. For many city residents, the best way to enjoy this time is in their neighborhood parks! However, parks that aren’t enjoyed by their community can become challenges for neighborhoods. Unused public […]

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Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery Presents Director’s Choice

Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery’s ongoing series of Director’s Choice exhibitions highlight important works of historical and contemporary art. In the past, these exhibitions provided an opportunity to show historical work from various periods and regions, drawing parallels and contrasts with contemporary art in the same exhibition. This year, historical and contemporary art will be separated into two distinct exhibitions: Director’s […]

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Members Show and Sticks & Stones at Heights Arts

One of the founding missions of Heights Arts, the Cleveland Heights community arts organization and gallery, has been to encourage Heights residents to become involved in the arts not only as audiences but as active participants. To that end, this spring, Heights Arts is excited to present its first non-juried members show. The exhibition is a way of thanking artist […]

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HEDGE Gallery During CAN Triennial

This summer, the gallery will host a group exhibition of its represented artists including select works by: Justin Brennan, John W. Carlson, Rebecca Cross, Sarah Curry, Matthew Gallagher, Meghann Hennen, Christopher Kier, David King, Liz Maugans, Brian Mouhlas, Jessica Pinsky, Katy Richards, Dott von Schneider, Nikki Woods, and Douglas Max Utter. The exhibition will be on view July 6 through […]

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