Kaiser Gallery’s Upcoming Exhibitions: Coveted, Domestic Lands, and Sugar (Chapter II)

Kaiser Gallery’s latest exhibition, Coveted (February 13-April 3) features a range of artists whose perspectives on relationships, love, and desires are not easily accessible in mainstream culture, while representations of the male gaze can be found in abundance. Featured works are by Stefani Byrd (Fayetteville, AR), Dani Clauson (Portland, OR), Rebecca Poarch (Long Island, NY), Leiyana Gonzales (Cleveland, OH), Sydney […]

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Valley Art Center Celebrates Our Future, Reimagines Signature Event, Art by the Falls

Valley Art Center turns fifty years old in May, and we have been celebrating all year long! We have offered exhibits featuring our visionary founders, as well as our present-day students and faculty; a virtual gala celebration in February; and a documentary film exploring our mission within the Chagrin Valley. Now we turn our eye to the future of Valley […]

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Kasumi Exhibition to Open at Zygote Press

The artist known simply as Kasumi is an experimental filmmaker who collages found film footage into cascading waves of visual delight. Elegant, visceral, and at times jarring, her films are complex masterworks requiring serious dedication. Her 2014 film Shockwaves was constructed from over 27,000 film clips and required three years to make—a remarkable achievement. In addition to being a fine […]

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Cleveland Print Room Mourns and Looks Ahead

It is with profound sadness that we announce the sudden death of our great friend, John W. Carlson. John, an artist, musician, garbageman, storyteller, writer, philosopher, teacher, and mentor, was also the beloved partner of and artistic collaborator with Shari Wilkins, founder and strategic director of the Cleveland Print Room. We grieve the absence of John’s wicked sense of humor […]

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CIA Faculty’s Community-focused Projects Have Impact in and out of the Classroom

The Cleveland Institute of Art’s world-renowned faculty are known for the difference they make in the classroom teaching and mentoring future generations of artists and designers. But their work at CIA represents only one facet of their creativity and ingenuity. They’re also highly-accomplished working artists, and their personal practices often involve projects in which community engagement is central. Interaction, connection, […]

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Portraitures: Discoveries Through the Canvas Mirror—Framed Presents Annan Affotey and Baba Musah

This spring, Framed Gallery extends its international reach, bringing works by two artists of Ghana, West Africa, to Cleveland—on view starting March 5. Francis Annan Affotey While the scenes are often familiar to the millions of Africans whose daily existence reveals the realities of contemporary life and culture, Francis Annan Affotey presents to the world the joys, and sometime secrets, of […]

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Karen Beckwith and Amber Ford at HEDGE Gallery

HEDGE Gallery has been hosting a Printmaking Spotlight exhibition for the past three years. This March, artists Karen Beckwith and Amber Ford will be featured, showing powerful printmaking and photography that portrays the evidence of human existence in our natural surroundings. Beckwith and Ford examine the impressions people leave on their environment, whether it be faded signs, graffiti, or remnants […]

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