Letting the Fresh Air in…YARDS Projects

Plein air is a French expression meaning “open air” and refers to the creation of art made outside. We have invited artists to leave the four walls of the studio behind and experience painting, drawing, printmaking, documenting and observing in the landscape. Fresh Air displays artists doing just that—getting outside, and being inspired by the views and perspectives of Cleveland, […]

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Some Disassembly Required

In 2017, artist and gallery owner Dan Miller survived what should have been a fatal motorcycle wreck. He was the victim of a hit and run. The trauma and subsequent depression was a tough time for Dan, but it also caused a creative spark in him. Dan conceptualized an exhibition creating pieces dealing with that trauma and severe depression. His […]

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Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition

Waterloo Arts’ annual Juried Exhibition draws submissions from around the US and Canada, and offers prizes including a $500 Best of Show award. Last year’s top prize went to Cannon Beach, Oregon, a montage of Polaroid photos by Stephanie Spyker. She took a few minutes to answer questions about the piece and her work. CAN: How did you choose to […]

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The Art of Historic Tremont

Look hard enough—online and in books, churches, libraries, etc.—and you’ll likely find a treasure trove of urban images: artists’ renderings of city neighborhoods, local houses of worship, natural features and street scenes. Tremont is no exception. In fact, the neighborhood formerly known as South Side, Lincoln Heights, University Heights and Cleveland Heights is the subject of dozens of artistic gems. […]

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Praxis Expands with New Digital Weaving Lab

After four years in operation in the Waterloo Arts District, Praxis Fiber Workshop, a community textile studio, will expand to include digital weaving equipment. In October, 2018, our organization purchased the double family home adjacent to the back parking lot of Praxis on East 152nd Street. With renovations complete, the upstairs two-bedroom apartment will house our artist-in-residence program and the […]

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