Where We Overlap, at moCa

Where We Overlap, on view in the Lewis Gallery at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland (moCa), is a shining example of the age old adage “We are more similar than we are different.”   Curator Davon Brantley paired several artists with seemingly different styles and approaches, so that they could learn from each other and collaborate on works of art […]

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A New KINK on Waterloo

Momentum in the art scene or in a neighborhood is at best something that can’t be measured. The laws of physics do not apply. Still there is something to it, something precious and easily lost, but also something to build upon.  KINK Contemporary co-owners Anna Young and McKenzie Beynon build on their gallery’s momentum in two ways this summer with […]

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Photocentric: A Good Run

Photocentric Gallery–the white-walled venue in North Collinwood that provided space dedicated to art grounded in or connected to photography–will close June 1. The gallery was the anchor tenant in the revitalization of Waterloo’s famous “Gold Building,” and for that reason alone its two-and-a-half year run will have lasting impact. “While we had some exciting photographic exhibitions, performances and outdoor events, […]

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Why We Fished: Michael Loderstedt at Akron Soul Train

Interdisciplinary artist Michael Loderstedt welcomes moments of introspection through his autobiographical exhibition, Why We Fished, at Akron Soul Train. Sculpture, photography, and poetry meet as Loderstedt tells the story of his childhood home being overtaken by development, overfishing, and climate change. The artist contemplates the delicacy of intricate ecosystems by recontextualizing fragments of wildlife. Why We Fished strikes a chord […]

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The Painting Porch: Cathie Bleck and Marianne Berardi at BAYarts

Plein air painting is a joy, both for artists and audiences. It bridges the gap between a hobbyist’s enthusiasm for art and the deeper commitment of professional artists; even better, it prompts the painter to go outside and look around. Wonderfully basic, it’s a conversation with places and things that produces an enduring response. The process is a one-on-one encounter […]

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Immersive Shevchenko: Soul of Ukraine

Taras Shevchenko (1814-61) was a master painter, etcher and a visionary. He is considered by many to be the father of Ukrainian literature and the modern Ukrainian language. Now, for two nights, Lighthouse Immersive, and the producers behind Cleveland’s mixed-reviewed, Immersive Van Gogh exhibit will transform the space to host an exhibition highlighting the Ukrainian artist, poet and national icon […]

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