Damaged by Hand: Five years after his last solo show in Northeast Ohio, the Akron Art Museum presents a new look at Christopher Pekoc

Christopher Pekoc was a high school misfit. Art was his salvation. Today his studio is in an almost windowless basement in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland. It’s filled with industrial file cabinets he salvaged from a store that failed. The drawers are stuffed with photographs that he has taken, clippings from magazines, sheets of unusual paper.   He has tools […]






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ICA Collaborates to Restore Iconic Free Stamp

  Last fall, ICA was retained by the City of Cleveland and The Sculpture Center to restore Claes Oldenburg and Coosje Van Bruggen’s monumental sculpture, the Free Stamp, to like-new condition. After years of weathering, deterioration and vandalism endured by this iconic artistic treasure, the City of Cleveland recognized the need to preserve the landmark for future generations. Project planning took […]






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Isabel Farnsworth, Hui-Chu Ying, and New Programs at Heights Arts

Opening on Friday, September 5, Heights Arts presents a special exhibition of sculpture and works on paper by artists Isabel Farnsworth and Hui-Chu Ying. This show brings together two artists and university art professors whose visual languages resonate with universal themes of human experience. Farnsworth’s sculptural forms juxtapose fragments of figuration with formal abstraction. She states, “The work emerges out […]






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ArtFace: Angelica Pozo

  Ceramic artist Angelica Pozo’s brick and glass Word Wall at the intersection of Buckeye Road and East 116 Street is built to last, and to complement its surroundings. Pozo is one of several artists commissioned to create sculptural work in the neighborhood. Once she developed the concept, she asked author and bookstore proprietor RA Washington to choose the lines […]






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May Show Resurrexit: Discussion continues as a longtime Cleveland art dealer weighs in

  For three quarters of a century, the Cleveland Museum of Art’s May Show was an opportunity to view new works by the leading regional artists. The experience was enhanced by the context–the juxtaposition of known and unknown artists, of great works alongside lesser ones–at the most prominent art institution in the state. The May Show was a juried show […]






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Fall 2014 Events

For opening receptions, hours, and other details, see each organization’s page   Ongoing   Revive & Renew: Contemporary Artists and Eastern Papers Through September 20 Morgan Conservatory   Lost & Found: Vernacular & Found Photography Through September 20 Cleveland Print Room Solid Movement, works of Jenniffer Omaitz Extended through September 30 1point618 Gallery Warm Heavy Lift, works of Qian Li […]






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Waterloo Arts – a fall not to be missed

Waterloo Arts is gearing up for an amazing year. Opening September 5, will be the exhibition De Materia, curated by the artist and member of the Cleveland Institute of Art Painting faculty, Lane Cooper (yes that’s me). De Materia refers to Leon Battista Alberti’s historic work on painting, De Pictura. Like that seminal work, it sets forth a treatise on […]






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