Creative Fusion: DANCE Cleveland – Malpaso Dance Company (Havana), Lynn Deering (Cleveland)

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Cuban Modern Dance: A Little History It would be unfair to describe the evolution of modern dance in Cuba as “behind”; a better word would simply be “different.” As Malpaso Dance Company choreographer Fernando Saéz puts it in a recent CAN Journal interview, “Isolation and exchange have forged the blend of European, African, […]






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Creative Fusion: Cleveland Print Room – Sandra Ramos & Pilar Rubi (Havana), Greg Martin (Cleveland)

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Not Reflected in the Official Media: Sandra Ramos While all artists’ work reflects their own gaze, Cuban multidisciplinary artist Sandra Ramos makes her that tangible by placing her own image, costumed in the red uniform all Cuban school children wear, at the center of the work. Ramos spent  March in Cleveland working […]






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Creative Fusion: Cleveland Institute of Art – Yasniel Valdes (Havana) & Matthew Hollern (Cleveland)

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Traveling Talent When Matthew Hollern visited La Havana with Creative Fusion to scout for a talented visiting artist at CIA Jewelry Department, he had some candidates in mind. The one that really impressed him was Yasniel Valdes, not only for his artistic sense and quality of craft, but also for a formal […]






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Collective Arts Network: Laura Ruiz Montes / Ediciones Vigia (Matanzas, Cuba) & Damaris Punales Alpizar (Cleveland)

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. Books Endure as Three-Dimensional, Mixed-Media Sculpture I often wonder about the future of books. I do not worry about the content. Humans are not going to stop letting their imaginations run wild, telling stories, recounting history or pondering philosophical and social facts. But inevitably, in time, technology will change the way we […]






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CREATIVE FUSION OUTCOMES: Exploring the Public Interface

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El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. The Cleveland Foundation generously gave me the opportunity to visit Havana with Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative. The trip was an opportunity to experience a different culture and learn about arts-based projects –including the Fabrica de Arte Cubano–that could inspire public programming work I do at MOCA Cleveland. FAC (“Cuban […]






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The Cleveland Foundation Presents: Creative Fusion, The Shared Legacy of Resurgence

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  El mismo articulo aparece abajo en traduccion Espanol. At some level, artists working together can’t help but discover that we are more alike than not. Searching for what we have in common is an inevitable part of artistic collaboration, especially when the  collaborators come from places as different as Cleveland and Havana. Beyond the universally human, though, it is […]






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My Life Working with Zygote

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I am Charles Spooney with The Refresh Collective. I am a 19 year old screen printer from East Cleveland. I first met the crew at Zygote Press because of our amazing partnership with them. They have been instrumental in our process of beginning our youth led printing program, “Fresh Gear”, A program that I now run with my partners Dee […]






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Progressive Art Opening on Waterloo

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On Friday, June 2, the Waterloo Arts District will open a street-wide Juried Exhibition managed by Waterloo Arts. The Juried Exhibition was spearheaded by Gallery Committee member, Diane Shoemaker, in Spring 2014 and after a successful first year, the show was moved to June/July, so it would be on view during the Waterloo Arts Fest, the district’s most attended event. […]






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Doubting Thomas Gallery: Seeing Is Believing

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Doubting Thomases are skeptics. They won’t believe without proof. The first Doubting Thomas was an apostle who wouldn’t accept the resurrected Jesus until he felt the latter’s wounds. In Tremont, doubting thomas is an art gallery. A venue one must see to believe. All-local artists? Commission-free? Raw and utterly non-commercial? Believe it. What’s more, doubting thomas is among Tremont’s most-long-lived […]






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ARTREACH is a Key Component of Valley Art Center’s Mission

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Connecting the community to visual arts Valley Art Center’s mission is to engage the Chagrin Valley in meaningful visual art experiences through education, exhibitions, events and partnerships. “Partnerships” points to a rapidly growing area of VAC’s activity through “ARTREACH.” Students from Chagrin Falls Schools manufactured artisan hand soaps to raise funds for a new art school opening in Haiti, the […]






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