Art for Life

Megan Dardis Art—Tremont’s newest gallery at 2535 Scranton Road—is an open-and-shut case: Set to open in early spring with a striking collection of her own oils and acrylics. Closed in early spring due to the pandemic. Yet optimism reigns, and Megan Dardis is confident that, when the establishment opens for good, her colorful, energetic pieces will find an enthusiastic audience. […]

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William Busta Projects to Open on Waterloo

These are empty hours, like times when you lay in bed, awake, uncertain of sleep.  Usually the arts celebrate direct engagement, experience that is intellectual and emotional and physical all at once.  In our current art life, mostly online, there are always things that are lost in translation, in the generations of reproduction.  Simply put, standing in front of a […]

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Women Picturing Cleveland, and Duo, at Worthington Yards

The Women Picturing Cleveland exhibition started as the “perfect vision” for a show scheduled back in March. Clearly, this show has significantly shifted gears. What has not changed is the number of talented and active women photographers shooting pictures here in Cleveland (and beyond). Many of the featured artists are mentoring younger women as mothers, grandmothers, daughters, university faculty members, […]

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Daniel Ferlan: 20 Years

This exhibition represents the most comprehensive presentation of Daniel Ferlan’s career to date. Showcasing artworks from 1998 to present, it comprises more than 75 pieces specifically choreographed into “eras” of his work. This visual timeline can be compared to a gigantic story book that enchants and immerses the viewer into Ferlan’s reinvented folklore-like tales. The mass display ranges from imploding […]

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Make Ready for the Revolution

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”—Angela Davis “Makeready” is the technical term for the process of readying your press for printing. Letterpress printing instructions caution novice printers not to forget the all-important makeready before rushing into a print job. The term inspired the […]

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Artists Archives: What Brings Us Together, or Keeps Us Apart?

This September, the Artists Archives of the Western Reserve will host Bridges and Barriers, a regional photography invitational which asks the question, “What brings us together or keeps us apart?” From the most divisive things in our society to unexpected moments of connectivity, each photographer offers a unique vision of the world, calling for awareness while evoking the common nature […]

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ABC in a Time of Upheaval

Artists may be uniquely positioned to weather times of crisis. Their activities can focus attention on social and environmental concerns and provide emotional outlets for everyone. As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, Art Books Cleveland members have found solace in pursuit of their art, but with new twists that alter the process and product. Laura Martin notes that her progress on […]

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Welcoming You from Afar

The Akron Art Museum’s galleries may be closed, but many of the experiences that our patrons value are still available at any time. The AAM team has been hard at work developing engaging and exciting virtual connections to our collection. Each week on social media we share in-depth collection content on Mondays and Thursdays, studio experiences on Wednesdays, stories on […]

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