Creative Fusion 2020 Update

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the residencies and programming of Creative Fusion 2020: CONTAR have been postponed. This has been a heartbreaking decision. But with the future safety of public gatherings in doubt, the anticipated difficulty of securing visas for international artists, and mandatory quarantine regulations for US-based artists entering Ohio from other states, it became increasingly clear that […]

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Zygote Press Faces COVID-19: “Creating is Medicine”

When artist Kill Joy arrived in Cleveland from Mexico City in February for her two-month residency, it was snowing. To cope with the frigid weather, the first works she started carving at Zygote were images of the hottest natural substance on Earth: lava from volcanic eruptions. The series, featuring volcano sites she has visited, takes on quite a different meaning […]

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Got Hope?

You gotta give them hope. Harvey Milk Hope is the sea change within ourselves, how we imagine our world and those who are in it. My middle name is Hope, and hope brought me to Worthington Yards. To hope is to gamble, and with hope comes a world of possibilities. Worthington Yards and its developer, Dalad Group, took a gamble […]

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Valley Art Center Responds to COVID-19 with ARTLIVES

2020 was shaping up to be a banner year for Valley Art Center. We were experiencing the most vibrant program year in the Center’s history. Class enrollment was robust. Artist applications and gallery attendance were steadily climbing. A historic exhibition was installed in the completely refurbished gallery. The facility was humming with the daily activity of classes, gift shop sales, […]

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Tremont from the Inside Out

Cleveland is full of talented amateur and professional artists who commit their unique views of the city to canvas. Take Tremont, which has long been known for its art events (Jean Brandt’s Tremont ArtWalk, Walkabout Tremont and Tremont Arts & Cultural Festival); exhibit spaces (Barbara Merritt’s 818 Studios, Theresa Boyd’s Doubting Thomas and the galleries of Giancarlo Calicchia, Paul Duda and […]

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818 Studios in Tremont Takes a Long-Term Approach to Weathering the Coronavirus Storm

I’d like to start by saying that this pandemic has, and will, change the way most art-related entrepreneurs do business for an indefinite period of time. These changes are going to be difficult and painful on some levels. Please know that I am more than willing to extend a helping hand to my neighboring businesses in Tremont so that we […]

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