Rock and Roll Perspectives at Loftworks

Cleveland’s Loftworks Gallery had the look of a miniature Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with its recent Rock and Roll Perspectives 2 show. The exhibition featured the works of Cleveland-area concert photographers Joe Kleon and (CAN contributor) Anastasia Pantsios. Gallery walls were plastered with mostly 16×20 matted prints of rock and roll legends from Paul McCartney to Tina Turner […]

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Call for Cleveland Mural Artist to Work in France

  This is an outstanding opportunity for a Cleveland-based mural artist: The city of Rouen, France–Cleveland’s sister city–will pay for your travel, accommodations, and supplies to go to Rouen and work with two local artists there to create a mural. It’s a big mural: 80 feet long, 32 feet high. Click here: RFP for application details.  The deal is reciprocity, […]

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Artist Ananda Nahu Nears Completion on Largest Mural in Ohio

Ananda Nahu, Fall 2016 Creative Fusion Artist

Fall 2016 Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion Artist Ananda Nahu is just a few weeks away from completing the largest mural in the state of Ohio. Located in the Lakeview Terrace Estates at the West 28th Street on ramp, the vibrant mural draws inspiration from youth who live in the community and participate in Cleveland Public Theatre‘s Brick City Theatre program. […]

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Cleveland dealer brokers loan of Cleveland School work to Museum of Industrial History

One of the great challenges in museums is telling a story. The recently opened National Museum of Industrial History—a Smithsonian affiliate, located in Bethlehem, PA—gets some story telling help from sculpture by Cleveland Schooler Max Kalish. The piece is on loan there from a private collector in Chicago, via Cleveland-based Corcoran Fine Arts, until February, 2017. The loan sheds interesting […]

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Girls Night Out at the Sandy Buffie Designs Studio . . . because, girls just want to have fun!

At her sprawling downtown Cleveland art studio, located in the 5th Street Arcades, Sandy Buffie has found her niche.  “As much as I enjoy painting, sculpting and jewelry-making, there is nothing I love more than hosting a group of women who want an evening filled with art, wine, chocolate and laughter,” says Buffie.   A highly regarded local artist, Buffie […]

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Test Pattern

Sure, some printmakers are traditional practitioners of a craft: They cling to techniques like rote prayers which, properly recited, will deliver them to the Promised Land, and Bless Them for that. But something about printmaking drives another set toward experimentation. It’s like the pursuit of alchemy, trying different ingredients and ways of mixing them, hunting some new recipe for gold. […]

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Inter Urban-Ism

The vast majority of the murals recently painted along the Red Line between the Airport and Tower City are completely devoid of politics. That’s remarkable, especially as the city prepares for the Republican National Convention. With broad support from the Cleveland Foundation and several public entities, and with board approvals required even before the artists’ names were released (let alone […]

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