Art House Reaching Out, Reaching In, Finding Magic

As a longtime resident of Brooklyn Center, I’ve been asked to write a perspective of Art House. After talking with energetic staff and researching Art House’s arts education programming and classes, I return to a moment that unfolded  during a late June fundraiser. Experimental filmmaker Robert Banks created an interactive multimedia installation for  this event. The set-up stretched from the interior of the Art House building into the parking lot bordering […]






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Art House to (Studio) Go Please

After four years with Art House, I have had the pleasure of interacting with a variety of highly skilled, extremely  alented, and utterly resourceful artists who teach for the organization. As an artist and arts administrator myself, I admire the adaptability of each of them: That adaptability is one of my  avorite things about Art House. Printmaker Kate Ward Terry can enter a room ready to teach thirty students, […]






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Thinking Inside the Box

With the West Side Market’s recent 100th anniversary celebration, a constant influx of new businesses, and a strong  mixture of new and historic housing, Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood is on the rise. LAND studio is proud to be part  of this momentum, both as a local business, and by leading big projects like the redesign and revitalization of Market  Square Park. But we have also taken on a series […]






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Yes Sidewalker, I’m Talking to You

As we wander the streets downtown, enjoy unique eats from the West Side Market in Ohio City, or take a bike ride  heading west on Lorain, it is exciting to see the City’s recent and resolute investment in Cleveland’s public spaces. Within  the last 8 months, construction on three incredible spaces has been completed and parks have reopened to the public. These spaces not only look much better than […]






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Land Studio and Cleveland Public Library Present Figure Ground

The Cleveland Public Library and LAND studio are pleased to announce Figure-Ground, a temporary art installation by Cleveland artist Scott Stibich, in the library’s Eastman Reading Garden. The artwork explores whether people engage differently with a space when bold color is added. Inspired by the garden’s function as a place for contemplation and solace, Figure-Ground introduces playfulness into the beloved public space and seeks to stimulate patrons’ awareness of surroundings they may […]






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Paying Attention at William Busta Gallery

There is always something missing when an artist portrays a place visited during vacation or sabbatical. And there is  often something spectacularly present when an artist’s work responds to the cultural and visual landscapes with which  they identify. The best of these works have a way of becoming insistent in the culture, forever shaping how everyone  understands that landscape. This fall, three exhibits at William Busta Gallery present the artists […]






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Traveling Through Space and Time

You’re walking. And you don’t always realize it, but you’re always falling. With each step you fall forward slightly. And then catch yourself from falling. – Laurie Anderson (from Big Science, 1982) There is something disorienting about a lot of contemporary art. And then there is a lot about contemporary art that is re-orienting.Engaging with contemporary art is like a lot of training […]






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It’s Only a Paper Moon at Proximity

Paper is a ubiquitous material we use without a thought—reading books or magazines, jotting notes, or wrapping delicate artwork in newspaper. The nine artists in It’s Only a Paper Moon, on view at Proximity September 7 through October 6,  each have a distinct and creative way of manipulating that flat piece of paper from a mere support for information to an  object that can communicate on it’s own. From […]






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Shape-Shifting “Tectonics” at Proximity

South Carolina painter and Ohio native, Paul Yanko keeps a box filled with scraps of paper in his studio—interesting textures, vintage sketches, and Spirograph drawings from his childhood, each piece with its own unique history. To start a painting, he digs through the scraps like a toy box, examining pieces with interesting shapes, tears, or textures, guessing at where the piece came from. Before the textural layers of fractured shapes […]






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Morgan Conservatory Makes Its Watermark

The Morgan Conservatory is proud to be hosting Watermarks 2012, an international papermaking conference, October  17-20, 2012. Over 300 artists, arts administrators and educators, many of whom are members of the International  Association of Hand Papermakers and Artists (IAPMA) and the Friends of Dard Hunter, will convene at The Morgan Conservatory for this four-day event. The conference will include an array of papermaking demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions, and museum tours. You […]






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