An Interview with Meagan Smith

Ceramic and Fiber artist Meagan Smith is the winner of the 2020 CAN Journal Prize for a Northeast Ohio artist in the Waterloo Arts Juried Show. Her work in porcelain, Isolating, is on view in the Brick Ceramics gallery. The entire show fills the galleries at Waterloo Arts, Praxis Fiber Workshop, and Brick. Smith earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts […]

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Prama Artspace: Ghost Opera

Prama Artspace has a well established affinity for the macabre. The recent exhibit of works by Cecelia Ivy Price and Linda Mayer– Ghost Opera—was great material for the season during which the sky gets more grey, the nights get longer. Both artists celebrate the mysterious in these works, and as the title implies, they have about them the feeling of […]

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Cleveland Artists on Deck

Cleveland Artists on Deck A CARD game to benefit Collective Arts Network  Get your deck today! PURCHASE HERE Do you know a lot of artists in Cleveland? Can you identify Cleveland artists by looking at their work? Join us for the CARD Game! Cleveland Artists On Deck challenges your knowledge of Cleveland art and artists, and supports CAN! It also […]

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Samantha Bias: Another New Leaf

In little more than the last year, Samantha Bias’s art has become ubiquitous around Cleveland, and has been seen frequently in shows elsewhere, too, thanks to her captivating practice of Photosynthesis Photography. The unusual medium uses light from the sun to print through a positive transparency onto a natural leaf. It’s a poetic embodiment of Marshall McLuhan’s well-worn phrase, “the […]

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The Death of the Artist

William Deresiewicz’s new book, The Death of the Artist, is not a who-done-it. But it moves through a slate of factors that conspired in the alleged death, as if they were characters. And there are a lot of them. This book came to our attention courtesy of the City Club of Cleveland, which presented the author in conversation with University […]

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HAF Connects: Sculpting Hats from Plastic Trash

  Cleveland-based artist Ron Shelton puts the worldwide plastic problem front and center in both his own art-making and his practice as a curator / convener. His current exhibit, HAF Connects, is on view now through September 18 at RampArts Gallery, in the 78th Street Studios complex in Cleveland. It’s an exhibit that weaves together multiple threads of ongoing interest […]

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