Parallax

The day we knew that schools would close, the first thing we started talking about was how to keep arts-learning going, and what were other ways that Art House could continue to be a resource for the community. As a result, artists and staff have begun to create video art lessons and to reconnect with students and workshop participants. We […]

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Chain Reactions

A dynamic chemistry always results when artists develop curriculum that addresses VOS/SEL standards through thoughtful projects and challenging ideas. Combine this with student responses, their engagement and growth, and powerful reactions occur. This past fall, Ron Shelton combined education about the global ramifications of plastics with hat and jacket-making projects. Denison Elementary third graders learned how to work with wire […]

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2019: A forward-looking retrospective

Elsewhere on the digital pages of CAN, Brittany M. Hudak and Michael Gill have written fine-grained and big-picture analyses of the year in Northeast Ohio art. Hudak remembered the year in a series of particular exhibits; Gill contextualized local developments within larger trends in the artworld. This post, then, is calibrated towards the medium scale—events which made a great immediate […]

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2019: Art House, Inc. Turns Twenty

Reflecting back, 2019 was special, bringing awards and new partners. This year also holds exciting events. We are celebrating Art House’s twentieth birthday in a number of ways that honor the past and look to the future. The exhibition, Artists of Art House: ArtTeaches at 78th Street Studios (August 15 through October 18) was a collection of works made by artists who teach—or […]

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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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Art House: Ephemera

My mind fills with ideas, linked together like a string of summer festivals running through the city. These different topics are related by the vibrant energy that art generates. What is common to all festivals? It is the magic of being in the moment that the visual and performing arts invite. This is also how children approach making. During a […]

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Ripple Effect: From K to 12 and Beyond

March: Art from our partner schools has started arriving. This moment in time invites the opportunity to reflect on the processes through which this work comes into being. The artists teaching in our programs make all the envisioning and scheduling come to fruition. They do so with great skill, patience, planning, and the ability to be flexible in changing circumstances. […]

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Silos (Part Two)

This past year, I have been privileged to assist workshops with special needs children. I helped show participants how clay can be formed; I passed out glaze cups and brushes and demonstrated different ways glaze can be applied. Interacting with these children put into sharp focus how the world, as experienced, is different for everyone. Because many of us manage […]

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