WHAT’S NEXT WITH BAKARI KITWANA

For the second installment of “What’s Next,” Amanda D. King’s column on what’s next in arts, culture, media, and politics, King spoke to Bakari Kitwana, cultural critic, writer, and pioneering voice in both the scholarship of hip-hop, as well as hip-hop political engagement. In the conversation, Kitwana breaks down hip-hop as the first major generational impulse that came into existence […]

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Thirty Years After The Perfect Moment

Dennis Barrie was director of the Cincinnati Contemporary Art Center when he and the museum became the first in the US to face obscenity charges over the art they exhibited a retrospective exhibit of Robert Mapplethorpe’s provocative photos, titled The Perfect Moment. He went on to serve as executive director of Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, […]

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THE YELLOWHAMMER’S CROSS: MICHAEL LODERSTEDT, GROWING UP ON NORTH CAROLINA’S EMERALD ISLE

The yellowhammer is a bird a little bigger than a robin, protected (like many other song birds) by international treaty as it migrates down the Atlantic coast. When printmaker and photographer Michael Loderstedt was growing up in North Carolina, on the southernmost dot in the string of barrier islands known as the Outer Banks, yellowhammers were a familiar sight. In […]

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BUCKLE UP AND EVOLVE

We were not much more than halfway through the year when the horrors of 2020—so extreme, so numerous–became a kind of prompt for generating poetry. Across platforms, people would recite the litany of wildfires and floods, and police violence against People of Color, and one failure after the next to hold police accountable; they’d note the COVID pandemic, and the […]

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WINTER 2020-21 EVENTS

WINTER 2020-21 EVENTS Your easy, chronological guide to exhibits and opportunities at Northeast Ohio galleries, studios, and museums coming in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, most art events planned for this winter have limited admission, and while almost all of […]

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Creative Fusion Outcomes: Gisela McDaniel, Portrait of / Retrato de Gina DeJesus, 2020.

PAINTED IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER, located near the corner of West 25 St. and Castle, this mural is a celebration of the life and story of Gina DeJesus. Gina and her cousin, Sylvia Colon, have founded the Cleveland Family Center for Missing Children and Adults, located across the street in the former Astrup Awnings Building. Gisela McDaniel is a diasporic, […]

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La música que nos une

Durante las próximas semanas, tres artistas residentes estarán trabajando con estudiantes locales a través de la Sociedad de Guitarra Clásica de Cleveland (CCGS, por sus siglas en inglés). Estos artistas son Anastasia Sonaranda, de México; Hermelindo Ruiz, de Puerto Rico; y Thomas Flippin, de Estados Unidos continental. Los tres son guitarristas y compositores que se han adaptado a las nuevas […]

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THE MUSIC THAT BRINGS US TOGETHER

For the next few weeks, three artists-in-residence will be working with local students through the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society (CCGS): Anastasia Guzman Sonaranda, from Mexico; Hermelindo Ruiz, from Puerto Rico; and Thomas Flippin, from the continental USA. These artists are guitarists and composers who have adapted to the new circumstances and will be working online, given the current health crisis. […]

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Arte a distancia: MetroWest presenta exhibición de once artistas de Cleveland sobre el coronavirus

La crisis de COVID ha propiciado que el arte público al aire libre tenga un papel más relevante. Es visible para todos, todo el tiempo, sin obligar a los espectadores a aglomerarse en multitudes en las galerías y a respirar un aire encerrado. Además, ofrece una alternativa única para unir a una comunidad,al proporcionar una experiencia común incluso cuando las […]

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