Printmaking: Working Outside Your Comfort Zone

What happens when a new faculty member in the Printmaking Department at the Cleveland Institute of Art decides not  only to think outside the box but also move the class out of the studio into the parking lot? Barbara Chira proposed to Pr int Department head Maggie Denk-Leigh a risky project that became known as “The Big Squeeze,” and after she laid out the plans, timelines and logistics, […]

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City Artists at Work Presents Lost and Found

It takes the eye of an artist to find significance in that which the rest of us have overlooked. “Lost & Found “ is an exhibit of three such artists, all from Summit County working within the mediums of collage and assemblage. Marcia Mazak, Gwen Waight and Bret Hines have all focused their talents on the forgotten fragments of man and nature that are found around them everyday. […]

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Cleveland Annual Trolley Tour of Artist Live/Work Spaces

The ArtSpace Trolley Tour is an annual event that attracts visitors from five counties to explore the St. Clair Superior Arts Quarter. The fun begins the moment you get on the trolley with its comfortable seating and viewing. Our first stop is at Koko’s  Bakery in Asia Town, where you can ‘buy a bun for the bus.’ Your tour guide will then give you information about the history […]

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2008 Recession: Is It Over? A Focus on Artist Ownership

The foreclosure crisis in 2008 created vacant land bank lots scattered in the St. Clair Superior Arts Quarter. In 2012  there is an opportunity to develop these sites for an affordable energy-efficient artist studio/ house for ownership. ArtSpace-Cleveland convened a focus group of artists, diverse in age and medium, to participate in a discussion of an  artist studio/house for ownership. The artists in general liked the studio/house concept, but some […]

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Laurence Channing at Bonfoey

Many artists question the relevance and objectivity of their craft. Why do we make art? What constitutes “great” art? How does my work confirm or subvert the ideas of my time and place? Laurence Channing’s long and prestigious career has given him cause to explore these questions. As a predominantly  representational artist, Channing is cognizant of the biases against realism in the art world today. Gone are the days […]

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Stephen Pentak: Persistent Image at Bonfoey

The Bonfoey Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new paintings, Stephen Pentak: Persistent Image. Pentak’s oil  paintings on panel and paper will be on view in our street level gallery from October 12 through November 10, 2012. We  cordially invite you to join us for an opening reception with the artist, Friday, October 12, from 5–8 pm at the gallery. Pentak’s serene landscapes radiate an inner light. […]

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George Mauersberger: USA Leather & Other Drawings

The Bonfoey Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by George Mauersberger: USA Leather & Other Drawings. These drawings and etchings will be on view in our street level gallery from November 16, 2012 through  January 5, 2013. We cordially invite you to join us for an opening reception with the artist, Friday, November 16, from 5–8 pm at the gallery. George Mauersberger is known for […]

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Students Have Class at Orange

A recent exhibit at the Orange Art Center showed not only the high quality of work being created by adult students in our  bucolic setting, but also the range of media and materials they study and use. The 28th annual Adult Student Exhibition featured art made by students in drawing, oil painting, watercolor, ceramic, and more. The exhibit attracts prominent  artists of the region to serve as jurors—including 2012 juror […]

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Orange Arts Center Energized

The energy is electric this fall at the Orange Art Center. The students are back from summer vacation and the staff has  been working hard to design an exciting lineup of  classes and workshops to fill our thirteen week session, including a  brand new “minisession” of three-week classes in December. We are happy to announce that most of our veteran  instructors will be returning in addition to adding […]

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Orange Art Center: Join Us for Class in 2013

The Orange Art Center Winter 2013 classes begin on Monday, January 14th. OAC offers a variety of classes in fine art and  fine craft. Two of the most popular offerings are Portrait Painting and Drawing with Lou Grasso, and Life Drawing with  George Kozmon. Both classes allow students to work from a model to improve their rendering and painting skills.  Students may bring a medium of their choice including […]

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