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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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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