WWAC Winter Programs

A more than 15-year tradition of Presidents’ Day programs for children continues with “Fit, Fun & Frolic” on Monday, February 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Westlake Porter Public Library, a 45-minute program. The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council (W-WAC) and Porter Library sponsored program brings MorrisonDance from the Teaching Artist Roster of  Young Audiences of Northeast Ohio for children ages 3 to 5 years. The color, rhythm, and repetition of popular  children’s […]






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Between Thoughts… Notes on an Architecture of Development: Sai Sinbondit at William Busta Gallery

There is always something missing when an artist portrays a place visited during vacation or sabbatical. And there is  often something spectacularly present when an artist’s work responds to the cultural and visual landscapes with which  they identify. The best of these works have a way of becoming insistent in the culture, forever shaping how everyone  understands that landscape. This fall, three exhibits at William Busta Gallery present the artists […]






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Frack This? The Wyoming Artist Expedition Examining the Collision of Art, the Environment, and Our Economy

The Wyoming Artist Expedition brings together 6 artists from Wyoming, Ohio, and Oregon to see Wyoming’s rarely visited Wilderness Study Areas and Citizen Proposed Wilderness Areas, to better understand and document the energy  boom, and to use art to communicate Wyoming’s special places at the center of oil and gas drilling. Artists will meet with scientists, meet with oil and gas industry experts, and camp and hike in some […]






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Evolution, Renaissance, Transformation, Metamorphosis: Arts Collinwood Becomes Waterloo Arts

These words all have different nuances of meaning, but a common thread or generalization is that they describe a change in the state of a thing or idea that is no longer apt or useful into a more current, appropriate one. This theme is definitely playing out during the first part of 2013 at Waterloo Arts. No, that is not a typo. After a suggestion from a volunteer […]






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Emerging Artists Take Control at CIA

Real world experience doesn’t get more real than this. The Student Independent Exhibition at the Cleveland Institute of  Art launches students into professional roles of exhibiting artists, curators, and promoters of a show that ranks as one of  the most popular annual exhibitions at the college. Students do it all. They solicit student artwork, convene a jury, curate the show, and conduct panel discussions, and  gallery tours. Artwork that […]






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Cleveland Arts Prize Honors and Promotes

The Cleveland Arts Prize identifies, rewards, publicly honors and promotes artists whose original work has made  Northeast Ohio a more exciting place to live, and whose accomplishments have set a standard of excellence to which  other artists can aspire. The Cleveland Arts Prize recognizes the contributions of individuals and organizations that have  expanded the community’s participation in the arts and helped make the region more supportive of creative artistic expression. CLEVELAND […]






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Remembrances: The Art of Joseph McCullough at Artists Archives of the Western Reserve

AAWR ‘s 2013 exhibition schedule opens with Remembrances: The Art of Joseph McCullough. This exhibition will  explore the artist’s oeuvre from the late 1950s to the present. McCullough is President Emeritus of the Cleveland Institute of Art from which he graduated and later served as head for  34 years. He is also a two-time recipient of the coveted Cleveland Arts Prize, first in 1970 for his outstanding painting,  and […]






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Tremont Art Walk Turns 20, With David Novak and Craig Matis at Brandt Gallery

The Winter 2013 season at Brandt Gallery will be a historic one, celebrating a landmark anniversary with two local  artists: a photography exhibit by a Brandt Gallery regular, and a book installation by a Brandt first-timer, whose work is  informed by music and travel narrative. TREMONT ARTWALK TURNS 20! Co-founded by Sandy Rutkowski and Jean Brandt, Tremont ArtWalk began on February 12, 1993, when seven businesses   combined resources […]






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Discover the Healing Power of Art at Art Therapy Studio

“I love coming to art therapy. It is the only place where I can create images and symbols in my mind. In art therapy my  thoughts become a reality, going from the intangible to the tangible.” Maria Smithe discovered the Art Therapy Studio following a year of severe back pain. “I thought this pain would kill me,”  Smithe said. She sought medical attention when she began having mobility […]






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