Yes Sidewalker, I’m Talking to You

As we wander the streets downtown, enjoy unique eats from the West Side Market in Ohio City, or take a bike ride  heading west on Lorain, it is exciting to see the City’s recent and resolute investment in Cleveland’s public spaces. Within  the last 8 months, construction on three incredible spaces has been completed and parks have reopened to the public. These spaces not only look much better than […]

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Land Studio and Cleveland Public Library Present Figure Ground

The Cleveland Public Library and LAND studio are pleased to announce Figure-Ground, a temporary art installation by Cleveland artist Scott Stibich, in the library’s Eastman Reading Garden. The artwork explores whether people engage differently with a space when bold color is added. Inspired by the garden’s function as a place for contemplation and solace, Figure-Ground introduces playfulness into the beloved public space and seeks to stimulate patrons’ awareness of surroundings they may […]

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Paying Attention at William Busta Gallery

There is always something missing when an artist portrays a place visited during vacation or sabbatical. And there is  often something spectacularly present when an artist’s work responds to the cultural and visual landscapes with which  they identify. The best of these works have a way of becoming insistent in the culture, forever shaping how everyone  understands that landscape. This fall, three exhibits at William Busta Gallery present the artists […]

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Traveling Through Space and Time

You’re walking. And you don’t always realize it, but you’re always falling. With each step you fall forward slightly. And then catch yourself from falling. – Laurie Anderson (from Big Science, 1982) There is something disorienting about a lot of contemporary art. And then there is a lot about contemporary art that is re-orienting.Engaging with contemporary art is like a lot of training […]

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It’s Only a Paper Moon at Proximity

Paper is a ubiquitous material we use without a thought—reading books or magazines, jotting notes, or wrapping delicate artwork in newspaper. The nine artists in It’s Only a Paper Moon, on view at Proximity September 7 through October 6,  each have a distinct and creative way of manipulating that flat piece of paper from a mere support for information to an  object that can communicate on it’s own. From […]

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Shape-Shifting “Tectonics” at Proximity

South Carolina painter and Ohio native, Paul Yanko keeps a box filled with scraps of paper in his studio—interesting textures, vintage sketches, and Spirograph drawings from his childhood, each piece with its own unique history. To start a painting, he digs through the scraps like a toy box, examining pieces with interesting shapes, tears, or textures, guessing at where the piece came from. Before the textural layers of fractured shapes […]

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Morgan Conservatory Makes Its Watermark

The Morgan Conservatory is proud to be hosting Watermarks 2012, an international papermaking conference, October  17-20, 2012. Over 300 artists, arts administrators and educators, many of whom are members of the International  Association of Hand Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA) and the Friends of Dard Hunter, will convene at The Morgan Conservatory for this four-day event. The conference will include an array of papermaking demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions, and museum tours. You […]

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“First” in Line at CSU Galleries’ New Space

The Cleveland State University Art Gallery is proud to present 1307 Euclid Avenue: The First Exhibition as the inaugural exhibition in the gallery’s new venue. It’s also the first CSU faculty group show in 15 years. The First Exhibition will include recent works in all media by Studio Art Faculty as well as past and present teaching staff. Artists include: Irina Koukhanova, Qian Li, George Mauersberger, Russ Revock, […]

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Last Minute Market at the Screw Factory

On Saturday, December 15th, 2012, Cleveland Handmade Markets, The Screw Factory Artists, and The Rowdy Indie  raft Fair—together with the gracious cooperation of the Lake Erie Building owners and staff—will once again enable (and even encourage!) holiday shopping procrastination with the 5th annual Last Minute Market & Screw Factory Open Studio. The Last Minute Market is a delightfully unique, one-day shopping destination with more than 85 artists and  raftspeople.  It […]

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Screw Factory Artists Open Their Studios

The Screw Factory Artist Studios are preparing for the 5th annual holiday open studio. It will be held on Saturday,  November 3rd from 12pm-7pm. This event began in 2008 with ten participating artists and brought in around 500  visitors. Five years later the event boasts over forty participating artists and over 3,000 visitors. As most of the  converted industrial artist spaces in Northeast Ohio are located in Cleveland itself, […]

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