Art from a Distance: Arabella Proffer

  Museums, Galleries, Studios, and Schools are all closed in the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. That has left artists alone in their studios, and gallery doors closed, sometimes with exhibits still hanging, unseen, on their walls. In the Art from a Distance series of posts on CAN Blog, we’re helping curators, dealers, artists and teachers share their […]

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Art from a Distance: Better Together, with the Ohio Arts Council

  Museums, Galleries, Studios, and Schools are all closed in the effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus. That has left artists alone in their studios, and gallery doors closed, sometimes with exhibits still hanging, unseen, on their walls. In the Art from a Distance series of posts on CAN Blog, we’re helping curators, dealers, artists and teachers share […]

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Job Title: Collective Arts Network Development Manager

CAN is a mission-driven non-profit organization providing a collective voice for–and accessible, high-quality reporting and commentary on–the visual arts in Northeast Ohio. Since CAN’s first organizational meetings in 2011, CAN Journal and the website CANjournal.org have become critical pieces of Northeast Ohio arts infrastructure. We work for the success of the entire visual art sector in Northeast Ohio. CAN produces: […]

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Michael Weil’s uncanny Moonlight in the Gates

Michael Weil’s recent photographs of Lake View Cemetery remind me of Alvin Langdon Coburn’s 1917 comparison of photography and “black magic,” but not exactly because Weil’s pictures were taken at night and include a great deal of black. Coburn made this connection to introduce his “Vortographs,” some of the first photographs ever conceived as abstract art. In a period of […]

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Leadership Qualities: CAC Search Continues

It was late October, 2018 that Cuyahoga Arts and Culture hosted meetings with arts and cultural leaders to get input on a job description, to learn from constituents what leadership qualities are desirable in the organization’s next executive director. It’s a big job at a challenging time. Gary Hanson, a member of the CAC board who is working with the […]

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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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