Exotic Places and Idle Pursuits

In July and August, Thomas French Fine Art’s online exhibition Exotic Places and Idle Pursuits will showcase artworks reminiscent of summer vacation. As part of the creative method, artists have often lived near or traveled to some of the most beautiful locations on earth. The artworks they create are often favorites among individuals looking for souvenirs of cherished memories. Some […]






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Westlake-Westshore Arts Council Promotes Visiting Artists, Deutschman Studio Demo, and Community of Fine Arts Juried Exhibition

Award winning visual journalists Andrea Levy and Chris Morris, both of the Plain Dealer,showed and discussed a prolific number of illustrations and filled second semester classrooms with energy during their time as visiting artists at Westlake High School. Examples of their art, as companion to text, were sometimes humorous and other times serious. Their oeuvre proved them perpetually engaged and […]






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The Sculpture Center’s Summer Performances Act Out

The Sculpture Center’s multiple summer performances, a first for the annual W2S (Window to Sculpture Emerging Artist) series, have a focus on women’s work. Visit our website for dates, times and places. Whitney Huber and collaborator Joan Giroux perform in the Sculpture Courtyard during the opening of Gary Blowers: Active Vibrations.Their Shift employs low-tech kinetic props to create a day-to-night […]






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Reimagining Cleveland

It is easy for a relative newcomer like me to see that something exciting is happening in Cleveland today. Call it “rust belt chic” or a resurgent Cleveland, this city is reconceiving and rebuilding its sense of self, and re-establishing its reputation as a great place to live and work. To many, it seems like an overnight success. But like […]






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Circles of Community at Brandt Gallery

In 23 years as a curator, Jean Brandt has continually emphasized community-building over any rigid aesthetic criteria. Starting with her contemporaries in the Tremont scene, one can find a series of concentric circles that shows how Brandt envisions “community” in the broadest sense. Her inclusiveness extends to artists who maintain connections to Cleveland even though they presently work elsewhere. Our […]






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Zygote Press Working Archive Project

By the time this article is printed, National Preservation Week (April 21-27) will have already passed. But in the spirit of its sentiment, we at Zygote want to share some exciting news about our 17-year archive. In 1996, the Co-Founders of Zygote Press (Liz Maugans, Bellamy Printz, Joe Sroka and Kelly Novak) wanted to provide affordable facilities for artist-printmakers. Originally […]






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Giving Vacancy Another Look

Artists have long weighed in on the social ills of their day, and foreclosure is one of the biggest to come down the pike in a long, long time. A home is rife with meaning and purpose and when it loses both, and on such a broad scale, the loss is collective. What role can art play in piecing it […]






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