Discover the Healing Power of Art at Art Therapy Studio

“I love coming to art therapy. It is the only place where I can create images and symbols in my mind. In art therapy my  thoughts become a reality, going from the intangible to the tangible.” Maria Smithe discovered the Art Therapy Studio following a year of severe back pain. “I thought this pain would kill me,”  Smithe said. She sought medical attention when she began having mobility […]

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Architect’s Draw at Convivium 33

For an architect, drawing a building is in many ways, simply a way to remember it properly. Sketching a building can be  considered a way of taking notes, a visual diary of sorts. The sketchbook is, indeed, a daily companion and partner to an  architect. Ask Peter Van Dijk, who will be the host for  a special exhibition at Convivium33 Gallery this November. Sponsored by […]

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Cleveland Print Room Opens In Artcraft Building: NE O’s Home for Hand-Processed Photograhy

Founded in April 2012 by Shari Wilkins, a dealer in vintage found photographs, Cleveland Print Room (CPR) is a community darkroom, studio workplace, education center and photographic gallery. With a focus on black-and-white,  hand-processed photography, we are dedicated to engaging students and community members in the techniques of  shooting, processing and printing film manually. Be sure to look for our gallery opening in January 2013, along with upcoming workshops, alternative process classes, shoot-outs, […]

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Balancing Act: Keith Berr is a City Artist at Work

You fly into Pittsburgh with your camera for a one day commercial photo shoot, but the rest of your equipment— thanks  to the airlines—is on its way to Seattle. Just what do you do? Well, if you’re a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) like Cleveland artist/ photographer, Keith Berr, you simply call a local member,borrow his  equipment, and are on your way. Berr has had […]

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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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