Open Call: Art Made In The COVID Shutdown

CAN Journal is pleased to partner with Worthington Yards in presenting an exhibit opportunity open to all artists who continued making work during the COVID Shutdown.  Art from the Shutdown will be on view at Worthington Yards June 24 – August 15, by appointment. Accompanying artist videos will be available via the CAN Blog Art From A Distance series. From […]

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A Valentine for a Lost Temple

Artists need places to experiment, to try out new things and show them to the world and their friends and neighbors without having to worry about whether they will sell or not. Doubting Thomas Gallery in Tremont, owned by a pediatrician named Theresa Boyd, has been one of those rare communal art gathering spaces in Cleveland for the past two […]

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Dust and Rainbows: FRONT’s Message, So Far

  Sometimes the news is not all dust and rainbows. FRONT Triennial’s announcement earlier this week was pretty straightforward: Co-chief-curator Prem Krishnamurthy opened the proceedings by leading the crowd in relaxation exercises during which most of the 148 people closed their eyes, put their arms above their heads, and counted to sixty. Then, in a presentation with slides, he introduced […]

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Fall 2019 Events

FALL 2019 EVENTS Your easy, chronological guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN.   CONTINUING EVENTS THROUGH AUGUST 31 Fresh Air Exhibition featuring the work of 15 area artists inspired by outdoor views around Northeast […]

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The Members Speak: Voting for Art at the Allen

  Members of the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College have an intriguing privilege: They get to hear pitches from curators, and vote on which works the museum will acquire for its permanent collection. On the evening of May 3, members (and a bevy of onlookers) will gather for the vote, and a party. The Purchase Party is a […]

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Khehla Chepape Makgato Pop-Up Show at Harris Stanton, Cleveland

  Loose canvas sits heavy on the gallery walls with thick, dripping paint and geometric printed fabrics forming wrapped heads and caped shoulders out of the jumbles of colorful strokes.  But what makes Khehla Chepape Makgato’s raw, swirling, energetic paintings truly portraits are their unmistakably piercing stares.   Walking into Harris Stanton’s great little space on W 9th St. in […]

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Summer, 2017 Events

Your easy, chronological guide to what Northeast Ohio galleries and museums have coming up in the next few months. More information about many of these exhibits can be found elsewhere in the pages of CAN. Enjoy the shows!   CONTINUING  Through May 21 Conversations: Past and Present in Asia and America ALLEN MEMORIAL ART MUSEUM   Through May 21 Form […]

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Cuba, Cleveland and the Arts: An Import-Export Relationship

“As a former US diplomat, I can tell you that there is not a country in the world, rich or poor, that you can’t learn something from.” That’s Ronn Richard, president of the Cleveland Foundation, speaking of the Foundation’s Creative Fusion international artist residency program, and specifically its focus on Cuba this Spring. This week, a delegation of Cleveland nonprofit […]

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Distinctive Practice

The Galleries at CSU are happy to present four one-person exhibitions of works by contemporary artists with a strong connection to Cleveland. Each of the presenting artists works in a medium distinctive to their practice, which also happens to be perfectly suited to their artistic concerns. In the North Gallery, Riparazioni (Reparations): Meditations on the Fullness of Being (Woman), Anne […]

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