Singular Focus at Brandt Gallery

Since 1990, Jean Brandt’s store front law office has doubled as Brandt Gallery. The space is ideal for solo exhibits and  thus fills a niche in the local landscape. This summer’s schedule keeps a close focus while offering two- and three-person  shows as well. IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT: JUNE 8–JULY 7, 2012  Melanie Newman and Terry Durst met as bartenders at the Beachland Ballroom. One night last […]






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Balancing Act: Keith Berr is a City Artist at Work

You fly into Pittsburgh with your camera for a one day commercial photo shoot, but the rest of your equipment— thanks  to the airlines—is on its way to Seattle. Just what do you do? Well, if you’re a member of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) like Cleveland artist/ photographer, Keith Berr, you simply call a local member,borrow his  equipment, and are on your way. Berr has had […]






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Laurence Channing at Bonfoey

Many artists question the relevance and objectivity of their craft. Why do we make art? What constitutes “great” art? How does my work confirm or subvert the ideas of my time and place? Laurence Channing’s long and prestigious career has given him cause to explore these questions. As a predominantly  representational artist, Channing is cognizant of the biases against realism in the art world today. Gone are the days […]






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Students Have Class at Orange

A recent exhibit at the Orange Art Center showed not only the high quality of work being created by adult students in our  bucolic setting, but also the range of media and materials they study and use. The 28th annual Adult Student Exhibition featured art made by students in drawing, oil painting, watercolor, ceramic, and more. The exhibit attracts prominent  artists of the region to serve as jurors—including 2012 juror […]






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Art House Volunteers Give and Get

Volunteers have enormous impact on nonprofits—but the reverse is also true. To our delight, Art House volunteer Wally  Two Hawks shared what the place meant to him. Wally came to Art House in 2006 to help with classes and programs. A retired carpenter, he was looking for a way to deal  with retirement and partial blindness. Over the years, Wally met many artists who offered amazing encouragement and […]






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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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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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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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Art is “All that Matters” at the Screw Factory Artists Studios

Chrissy Lapossy returns to the Screw Factory with her second annual All That Matters To Me show in June, 2012. It’s one of the many one-day exhibits that complement the Screw Factory Artist Studios’ twice-yearly, open studio events at the Lake Erie Building. All That Matters To Me has also become one of the largest and most unexpected exhibitions in Northeast Ohio. This unique show was created to provide artists and […]






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