Art is Energy

Don’t believe it? Try to recall the artwork from the last hotel or motel room you stayed in. We’ll wait. If you can’t remember, it’s not your fault. Lots of businesses buy bland, mass-reproduced art chosen for color coordination rather than to awaken the senses. RED DOT Project, Northeast Ohio’s nonprofit arts registry, sets the bar higher. We believe that expertly crafted art produced by local painters, sculptors […]

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Character Split at Survival Kit

Conjured through peculiar collages sourced from cut-up, computer generated images and kids’ disposable party plates, and surreal imagery drawn with unerring draftsmanship, the imagined characters created by Clarke Curtis (Austin, TX) and Tyler Zeleny differ only in their form and narrative. Personified through bold, black and white prints, and playful, multicolored combinations, both artists’ sets of characters convey human attributes and gestures that encourage the viewer to suppose hypothetical conversations or confrontations, the […]

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Bockrath And Loven at Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery

This summer at Kenneth Paul Lesko Gallery, two artists draw their inspiration from the process of painting itself. Each artist evokes an archetypal visual language, allowing imagery to emerge as a visceral progression. Lissa Bockrath May 11–July 14, 2012 “I try to keep an open mind and not get constrained by any definitive image. I may begin with an idea or concept, but it does not define […]

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Internal Combustion And Shifting Points of View at 1POINT618

INTERNAL COMBUSTION AND SHIFTING POINTS OF VIEW AT 1POINT618 BY DJ HELLERMAN Located within the Gordon Square Arts District of Cleveland’s historic Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood, 1point618 presents fine art that is superior in quality and content by artists of regional, national, and international acclaim. upcoming exhibits highlight Cleveland industry and culture, first with a two-day show of fine motorcycles in conjunction with Gordon Square Art District Day, followed by exhibits […]

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In the Bay Arts Staff

BAYarts Annual Summer Concerts is a “bring your own chair or blanket” concert series that offers a great occasion to enjoy the magnificence of Cleveland Metroparks in the summertime. The free series is made possible by funding from PNC and radio sponsor WCPN. Each year the series highlights local talent on the outdoor stage. Picnics are encouraged for these family friendly events, and parking is free. For a complete […]

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SPACES: Capturing the Essence Unique

Gambling is about faith and delusion. It’s about believing that on any given day, odds that are clearly stacked against you might just fall into one of those statistically inevitable streaks that let you win the game for a little while. In the summer of 2012, that’s an obvious takeaway from a Cleveland SGS installation, the Essence Unique Shrine, a […]

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A CAN Full of Summer

In the good ol’ Summertime, Cleveland is a festival kind of town. Whether the occasion be ethnic food or the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin, we like to gather in the street for a good time. Cleveland is also a manufacturing town: a creative place where we like to do something with raw materials. And these days, what we do […]

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