Rooms to Let: CLE 2019

Rooms to Let: CLE 2019 Noon–7pm Saturday, May 18 Noon–5pm Sunday, May 19 Rooms to Let—the annual festival of art installations in Slavic Village homes slated for demolition—has become a landmark event in Cleveland. It takes a liability—houses that have outlived their use, for which there is no market—and celebrates their history through art. It turns collateral damage from the […]

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Creative Fusion Outcomes: Greg Martin returns to Havana to exhibit at Fábrica de Arte Cubano

Cleveland photographer Greg Martin traveled to Cuba as part of the Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion cohort in the winter of 2017. While in Havana and Matanzas, he made photographs of locals using the wet plate collodion process, a complex technique that dates to the early days of photography. It involves first dipping a piece of glass or metal in a […]

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Creative Fusion: Fifty Years After the Crooked River Burned, A Global Response

Creative Fusion’s Waterways to Waterways is an artistic celebration of the Cuyahoga At the center of the Cleveland Foundation’s 2019 Waterways to Waterways Creative Fusion program are five grassroots organizations spearheading nine unique efforts to draw attention to the Cuyahoga River. The 2019 program will also include a Global PechaKucha Night. On June 20, “Waterways” will fill the Jacobs Pavilion […]

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ART AND THE CROOKED RIVER: A PATH THROUGH HISTORY

The Waterways to Waterways cohort of Creative Fusion residents continues a long tradition of artistic response to the Cuyahoga. The general lay of the land surrounding Cleveland offers little drama to feed either artists’ or tourists’ desire for the extraordinary. Even the coast of our Great Lake offers little variation—with none of the outcroppings, peninsulas and offshore islands that usually […]

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Creative Fusion – Waterways To Waterways: Art and the Cuyahoga

The Cleveland Foundation Presents Creative Fusion Waterways To Waterways: Art and the Cuyahoga by Stephen Love “No visible life…it oozes rather than flows,” lamented Time Magazine in its now infamous article on the environmental plight of the Cuyahoga River. The article featured the river fire of June 22, 1969, a combustion so small that no known photographs exist. The thirteenth […]

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YARDS Projects Presents TradeMarks and Fabulism

TradeMarks March 1-April 26 CAN launch & opening reception 6–9pm Friday, March 1 In the 1960s, Andy Warhol famously made silk-screened copies of Brillo boxes. In the ’80s, Richard Prince re-photographed magazine ads for Marlboro cigarettes and Barbara Kruger created large-scale word-and-photographic image pieces that objectified her experience of the world, transforming her job as a designer into her work […]

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Cleveland to Berlin and Back

Living in Berlin shocks me awake. In my teens I fantasized someday I would move to Berlin. I thought: that’s where the zeitgeist was, that’s where things start, where I can let loose and taste rebel culture. My dreams were born of a restlessness I didn’t know how to satisfy. Berlin seemed dark and gritty, and that was attractive to […]

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Should I, or Shouldn’t I?

Rule: an accepted principle or instruction that states the way things are or should be done, and tells you what you are allowed or are not allowed to do. Some rules—such as the laws of physics—must be followed, while other rules—like rolling through a stop sign, leaving dirty dishes in a communal sink or abusing power—are easily broken. What is […]

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Spring at the Lissauer

At the Lissauer Gallery throughout 2019: free opening receptions on the second Friday of odd months! The Lissauer Gallery is pleased to present the work of two Northeast Ohio artists with very different styles this spring. Jenniffer Omaitz brings her Intersections to us from March 8 through May 5 and Jim Ptacek’s realism celebrates Cleveland landmarks and architecture from May […]

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