Taking the Plunge at Negative Space

A couple of shows recently opened at Negative Space, both reminding us (in case anyone ever forgot) that the river of creative production is endless, and constantly renewing itself. Negative Space director Gadi Zamir has run the Annex Gallery for several years as a zero-commission space for artists to present shows. The space he is calling Sideburner Gallery, however, is a […]

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Dreamscapes Galore: Ingenuity Fest 2019

“Ingenuity, born as Cleveland’s Festival of Art and Technology, has certainly been through some bleak times.” . . . That’s how CAN’s Michael Gill began a review of the re-energized Festival one year ago. And here we are a year later, with another wildly successful festival under their belts (judging by the amount of people I saw posting photos on […]

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A Feel-Good Moment: The 59th Annual Cleveland Arts Prize Awards

Last night at the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Gartner Auditorium, broadcasting icon Dee Perry (CAP 2016) presented the 59th Annual Cleveland Arts Prize Awards to some of the region’s finest. Winners included poets, writers, musicians, composers, visual artists, dancers, leaders, and visionaries at what was a truly uplifting night filled with powerful speeches, delightful music, and extraordinary performances. It was what […]

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Belt’s Midwest Architecture Journeys

  Midwest Architecture Journeys, an unusual and ambitious book from Belt Publishing, takes us on a tour of the region’s monuments, above and below ground, imaginary and actual. As Alexandra Lange says in the introduction, the book stems from an itch to explore a region that is far more than flyover country. You will want to visit these places. There […]

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20 years in the making: Art House at Studio 215 Gallery

For its 20th anniversary, Art House is visiting 78th Street’s Studio 215 Gallery to celebrate the artist-educators who have helped its students thrive. “Several passionate artists and neighbors, understanding the positive impact art could have on peoples’ lives, realized that there was a fundamental need for greater access to rich art experiences,” reads an Art House mission statement hung alongside […]

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Cai Guo-Qiang: Last Carnival and the Cuyahoga

The Trump EPA’s rollback of Obama-era rules protecting US waterways should have a special resonance in Cleveland, including in the art world here. Having just celebrated the 50th anniversary of the big fire on the Cuyahoga—an event which helped to inspire creation of the EPA—we know that humans and their industry can do profound damage to our waterways, and that […]

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