“Apply” for the Cleveland Arts Prize

How does Cleveland recognize its artists, and how are those artists chosen for recognition? Sometimes a single, unobtrusive word can make a huge difference. Consider the Cleveland Arts Prize. This year, the organization’s application window is open March 1 – May 1.  That word “application” is key. It represents what CAP trustee Scott Westover says is the most significant change […]

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The Persistence of Vision: Nevertheless, She Created, at Bonfoey Gallery

March is Women’s History month — truly a big deal of a month, created and re-created by Presidential Proclamation and popular demand since early in the Reagan administration (a true, if ironic, fact). At this time exhibits and educational programs, marking the difficult forward slog of feminism and human rights, vie for public awareness. In Washington DC just about every […]

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The View from Home: AAWR’s Virtual New Now

  The New Now,  Artists Archives of the Western Reserve’s biennial staple of the Northeast Ohio exhibition calendar, showcases a juried collection of artists from throughout the region. Partnering with Cuyahoga Community College, the exhibition is normally held at Tri-C’s Gallery East. This year, however, it has been moved to an online format on the Archives’ website. Cat Sheridan, the […]

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Free Bodies, Coveted States of Mind at Kaiser Gallery

  If you are curious as to what the last four to 400 years have felt like living in a feminine and/or female, queer, brown, black, disabled, poor, mentally ill body, art is a place to begin your empathetic and sensuous exploration. Even better, if haven’t visited Kaiser Gallery on Professor Avenue in Tremont, founder-curator Tanya Kaiser creates a welcoming, […]

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Remaining Themselves: The 75th CIA Student Independent Exhibition

The 75th annual CIA Student Independent Exhibition is of unusual interest, not just for all the perennial art and education reasons, but also as creative testimony to the deep impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and on artists generally. Organized by a student committee, the works on view were selected by a group of artist/educator jurors recruited from around […]

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Shrines to the Spirits of Modernism: John Pearson and Scott Olson at Abattoir Gallery

  Abattoir is on a mission to highlight the best of Northeast Ohio and put it in a larger context by bringing new voices into Cleveland and to take Cleveland voices out into the world. Operated by Lisa Kurzner and Rose Burlingham, the gallery seeks to create a space for contemporary art. Their current exhibition, Thought Forms, John Pearson, Scott […]

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