Surrounded by the Seasons

maria-neil- Chaney Fall

Imagine, if you will, walking into a gallery where you are not just stepping into an exhibition, you are stepping into the exhibit. As you come in from the chill of a late fall evening, you are essentially hugged by a work of art that allows you to take in each of the seasons one at a time or feel […]

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The Cleveland Arts Prize: Past Present and Future


Late in 2014 the Board of the Cleveland Arts Prize unanimously endorsed Alenka Banco as Executive Director. Barbara Robinson, Chair, Cleveland Arts Prize Board of Trustees shares, “Alenka not only has a thorough knowledge and long involvement in the Cleveland Arts Prize, she is highly respected by the community of artists and brings professional experience in business and community development.” […]

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Mural Sends Mixed Message

    As the new mural on the east wall of the Valley Art Center’s Bell Street building in Chagrin Falls begins to take shape, two lessons from the local battle of wills might provide some guidance for the obstructionists on Capitol Hill — or not.   For one, it shows that compromise does produce results. For the other, it […]

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Angels in Cleveland

Everything that I think about angels changed when I first watched Wim Wenders’ cinematic poem Wings of Desire. Angels are all around, in black and white, dressed in long coats (presumably to keep out the chill), listening, and, then, occasionally touching. Their touch is subtle, a note of grace that helps people find hope and confidence. Particularly, they watch over […]

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