The Collectors: a Perfect Pairing

John Farina & Adam Tully have been collecting art together since they met nearly eight years ago. Adam actually became an instant collector when he met John, who had already begun his collecting of Cleveland art many years earlier. The collection they have amassed over this time now numbers close to 350 pieces – almost 90 percent of which is […]






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Generations

Perhaps the best known painting by an artist living in Cleveland is Archibald Willard’s patriotic painting Yankee Doodle, better known as The Spirit of 76,” exhibited at the Centennial exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. This painting of battered soldiers with fife and drum, set during the Revolutionary War was popular enough in its day that Willard painted many copies (one […]






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Waterloo Arts Fest 2014

The 12th Annual Waterloo Arts Fest will take place on Saturday, June 28, 2014, and will feature an exciting mix of innovative art and music experiences for all ages–plus the hippest local art vendors, CLE’s best food trucks, and our newest ARTS ALIVE program, which encourages attendees to roll up their sleeves, get their hands dirty and give art a […]






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Breaking Boundaries at The Sculpture Center

The difficult subjects of psychological and physical traumas and domination of others prevail in the summer exhibitions of new artwork by two award-winning, early career sculptors from Toronto, Canada. Ryan Legassicke has traveled the world to visit government-built walls and fences and interview those directly affected by their imposition. Shadow-Wall Disease immerses the visitor in the physical and mental experience […]






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Summer at Orange Art Center

Summer is here, and it’s time to honor our adult students at our 30th Annual Adult Student Art Exhibition. This year we include the faculty’s art along side that of our talented students. Prizes–including the Ruth Paisley Award for Best in Show, and the Mildred and Joe Woodell Award For Excellence In Art–will be awarded to students in media including […]






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Innovations with Traditional Roots at the Morgan Conservatory

Paper is often considered a given in our modern age. Almost 2,000 years ago in China, however, the production of handmade paper was recorded for the first time and revolutionized the documentation and exchange of information. This innovation ousted bulkier, cumbersome writing agents such as strips of bamboo, and it allowed information to be stored and shared more efficiently. Papermaking […]






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Convergence/Divergence: Laila Voss and Bruce Edwards at Maria Neil Art Project

Laila Voss and Bruce Edwards share more than just their lives together as husband and wife. They also share a passion for creating incredible art – both together and separately. Laila and Bruce have frequently collaborated on work together, but they also create their own very individual work. Convergence/Divergence will present some of the similarities and differences.   Laila’s work […]






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Astronaut Loren Naji will Pilot an Art Shuttle, Launch a Satellite, Explore a Virtual Art Gallery, and Investigate Planet Earth’s Art Terrain with Earthlings

Star date June 6th 2014, Satellite Gallery, at 442 East 156 Street, Earth will open its hatch, with a stellar celebration, exposing a host of installations to be explored by the people of this planet. The Satellite will change installations every 2 or 3 months, creating a constant evolution of the space. This venue will be guided by Astronaut Grace […]






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LAUNCH ABORTED

For the second time in three weeks Loren Naji Studio Gallery in Ohio City has been shut down by the manipulation of bureaucracy. Just before 8 pm Friday night, the launch party for the Summer 2014 edition of CAN Journal was interrupted when an officer of the Cleveland Fire Department entered the gallery and told Naji that because the gallery […]






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