Collaborative Effort Makes Fine Exhibitions

City Artists at Work and The Plain Dealer have been collaborating to offer several exhibitions throughout the year in what is now considered by many to be the Gallery at The Plain Dealer. The Sparx in the City event that takes place on Saturday, September 21, presents an opportunity for City Artists to not only open their studios, but also […]






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Cleveland Institute of Art explores the nature of art in four wildly different exhibitions opening in November

Four separate exhibitions running concurrently at the Cleveland Institute of Art this fall offer residents a chance to become temporary art students, sampling the breadth of contemporary art.   The four shows – which run November 8 through December 14 – span the art spectrum, from Op Art paintings, to narrative-rich political illustrations, to densely textured quasi-narrative watercolors, to dream-like […]






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Latitudes, Longitudes, and the Pretentious Tremont Artists at Brandt Gallery

  Dott von Schneider Latitudes and Longitudes September 5 – October 5 A longtime Cleveland mixed media artist, Dott von Schneider received her CEAP from the Ecole des Beaux-arts de Rouen in 1996. Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in publications such as Kölnisch Rundshau, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, Jane Magazine, Cleveland Scene, and Northern Ohio Live. […]






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Mary Lou Ferbert’s Sidewalks at Bonfoey Gallery

The Bonfoey Gallery is pleased to present Sidewalks, an exhibition of new paintings by acclaimed watercolorist Mary Lou Ferbert. This stunning show will be on view October 11 through November 19, 2013.  An opening reception with the artist will be held at the gallery from 5 to 8 pm Friday, October 11.  Mary Lou Ferbert was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. […]






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Old, Slow, and Thriving: The letterpress scene in Cleveland

Letterpress printing is an obsolete, painstakingly slow, cumbersome technology. While moveable type once revolutionized the spread of the written word, offset lithography has been the dominant print technology since the middle of the twentieth century. But letterpress has become extremely popular in recent years. While Cleveland was not an early center for the letterpress revival–like the San Francisco Bay area […]






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Shock and Awe: The power of image in Guggenheim winner Kasumi’s feature length film

As multi-media artist Kasumi’s feature-length film Shockwaves begins, we’re traveling underground in a dimly lit tunnel. Curving tracks flash on the dark road ahead. It’s a familiar and uncanny trope: for millennia human beings in search of self-knowledge have visited the symbolic core of existence via the windings of mysterious passages, twisting caverns that match up somehow with the pathways […]






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